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Original Muppet Whatnot Workshop now off-line

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, Oct 22, 2008.

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  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

  2. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I don't mind if things are glued, I'm not a professional and I have no plans to be :). As long as it holds up to being treated gently like my Care Bear and CPK collections and can be youtubed I am okay with it :D.
    The only question I have is is the mouth flexible so you can work it like a real muppet? Because every muppet thingie I've ever owned has had the open screaming muppet mouth of doom :(...
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Well these are suppose to be actual puppets so I would imagine the mouths are flexible to some degree.
  4. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    I will settle for mouths that can actually open and close and get a jaw wrinkle..or whatever that is called...of course it would be wonderful if they had the sort of jaws the fraggles did..now those were bendable ;)
  5. RedPiggy

    RedPiggy Well-Known Member

    I just used the PrintScreen key on my keyboard and pasted it into Paint or something.
  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    so can anybody actually construct any whatnot that they recognise with the limited options or is it just a make your own design?
  7. Redsonga

    Redsonga Well-Known Member

    If you have a Mac just use the Grab program/tool :excited:
  8. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    No Muppet Whatnot for us outside the US. Unless you go in person. :(
  9. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    The limited options (not just in selection but also on placement of features etc) are all probably very deliberate decisions. Disney (who remember nixed the idea of professional replicas of the Muppets unless they were poser replicas and not puppet replicas) were no doubt very specific about what could and could not be done so that one could create something "muppet-y" but couldn't end up looking like an existing character or close to one, even any "one-shot" whatnots that ever existed in any production.

    I remember one of the coolest things about the toy Anything Muppet puppet that was released along with other toy puppets like Ernie, Bert, Cookie etc back in the early days of Sesame Street was that not only could one create all sorts of combinations, but you could essentially make a very close representation of Herbert Birdsfoot.
  10. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I have some good ideas for a Muppet Whatnot, I just don't know which one I should buy first?
  11. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Their website says they will ship nearly anywhere in the world.But you have to email customer service.
  12. wemblingalong

    wemblingalong Active Member

  13. rtgentry

    rtgentry Well-Known Member

    Hey Phil, if you want to get one let me know and I will help you out.

  14. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    It is very annoying that these are restricted to US only.

    I am lucky that I am going to New York next month and will be able to buy one.

    It seems still unclear if you can make and then take away your puppet on the same day?

    Here is the puppet I am hoping to buy, although I want the red long curly hair which has currently sold out, so I have used the long black hair in the piccy.

    Not sure why I like the idea of a female instead of a male character, I think it reminds me of the early Muppet Show chorus girls maybe?

    Her name is Maria Jones!


    Also, can anyone tell me how I can watch the Kermit and Piggy video. It never opens when I open fao.com, maybe because I am in the UK?
    Is it on youtube? A hide website that would let me open it? I really want to see it!

  15. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I spoke to someone in FAO the other day about UK shipping, but it was mentioned that if you come to the store its made while you wait. The concept is exactly the same as Build A Bear/Bear Factory. :insatiable:
  16. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    My big question is, esp on the female hair styles.. are they stylable?
    hubby and I would love to get a few of these (and get some as presents for the kids and that..) but for at least one of them, the hair would definately need to be stylable... at least a little bit... oh i suppose we could make due if it's not.. but would definatley swing the decision.. :)
  17. Timhodge

    Timhodge Member

    Okay, so the international shipping issue isn't as simple as I'd hoped!

    The website says that generally, they ship stuff OS, but you have to email first rather than using the standard checkout method. After people here starting saying they don't ship the Whatnots outside the US, I emailed them.

    Thank you, for contacting FAO Schwarz. We are delighted that you are interested in purchasing toys from us. In response to your inquiry we are not clear on the international shipping policy for this particular item at this time. As soon as we receive an accurate answer as to if we will be shipping Muppet Whatnots internationally we will contact you via email. If you have any other inquiries please do not hesitate to contact us.
    So. I guess we just have to stay tuned for the moment!
  18. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    When anybody gets their WN, please share pics :D I really want to see what they look like "in real life."
  19. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I LOVE that they're running out of stock! That means these things are a hit! :D
  20. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    I e-mailed FAO Schwarz twice. First e-mail I received back said that it was US only. Then the second time I got pretty much the same form e-mail that Timhodge got.

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