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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. Davina

    Davina Member

    very nice Jarrod
    and love that part of your price goes to support SS, too
  2. Oscarfan

    Oscarfan Well-Known Member

    This is what I want mine to look like.
  3. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    The Whatnot should fit like a glove, since I know girls who have bigger hands than me. :o
  4. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    Awesome puppet Jarrod! I'd definately bid on it if I had money.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Toadie is coming...

    :cool:Toadie the Electric Mayhem Roadie is on the way to me. :flirt: FAO finally got the boa hair in stock! Here's the early comp I created before it allowed me the mop-top selection. I also have changed the nose from orange to blue. He kinda resembles me except for the fact he isn't smiling, but who could pass up the green Beaker-based head? :eek:
  6. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    Went to FAO today

    Bought myself a whatnot today. I have to post a pic very soon, most likely tomorow. He's the orange body with blue nose, yellow boah hair, blue eye lids and wearing the plaid suit. I just love him. I want a girl now...but maybe later. If this thing continues to do very well, they should ad more options.
  7. Fozzie Bear,

    I will admit that I have smaller hands than the typical grown up male. I know there a lot of people saying that these puppets are to small, and I can see where they are coming from. Eventually though, it breaks in pretty well.

    Unfortunately, I do not own a digital camera... I'm still using a good old 35mm. I do have a phone that can upload pictures, but the quality is ghastly. Luckily, a few of the other members will be posting soon, and one already has (plus pictures of the actual Workshop).

    I will add, which I failed to mention before, is that even though the glasses are made from fabric, I still would have chosen glasses for my puppet. It looks a little crafty in a deep close-up, but anything more than 3 feet away and they look real. I don't know, maybee I'm being too generous... but I love the thing :wisdom: .
  8. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Now that I am home here's the upload of the one I ordered from the site. I know the placement and sizes will appear different on the final piece.
  9. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    COOL! He kinda looks like Beaker or a Biker Wembly with a blue nose. :eek: :coy:

    I love the fact that you can create your own Muppet with these cool Whatnot characters!
  10. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I wish they had more color options for the hair.
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have a whole backstory for Toadie and his relationship with the Electric Mayhem. I'm thinking he's either related to Janice or Zoot. Maybe even Dr. Teeth. ;)

    I think that's the main area where these posers fall short. I would like to see blue and purple hair options and maybe even a body-type with fur. That should expand the options a bit. I also think that maybe a small packet with stuff like moustaches, eyebrows and some type of prop would help distinguish these whatnots into more personal pieces. I really do think they sould make a premium option rather than this gift kit. I would pay 130 bucks for a more expansive whatnot.

    It is my feeling that this is a limited time deal. I could be wrong, but I decided not to wait on this. I only waited for their blonde boa hair stock to be replenished. The ostrich feather hair was a must for me.
  12. Kuriboh Man

    Kuriboh Man Active Member

    There's a video clip with Kermit explaning about the Whatnots.
  13. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    I have to say....

    I'm not so sure it's a one time deal, frogboy. I'll explain why. When I was at the FAO store yesterday, I asked the people how they were doing with the whatnots and their reply was that they was so surprised on how many people have been buying them. The girl that was helping me told me that the first hour they were opened on opening day, they sold 15 muppet whatnots. I think that's pretty good. When I went it was around 5:30 ish and they had already had seven ready to go, there is a section where they put the ones being sold. They were working on three others when mine was done.

    Another thing I noticed was that there were alot of adults buying these. I don't want to assume that they weren't for children, but u could just tell they knew what muppets were...ya know?

    They also were selling all the 3 seasons of the muppet show, all the movies, pepe's book, I'm not sure if I'm leaving anything out.

    There are two tv screens where THE muppets are on explaining things. Pictures of Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, Rizzo, etc, are mounted on the wall, kinda like celebrity photos but individualized in writing as to thanking the whatnots for being there.

    It was a nice experience. If anyone can go, I recomend it.

    That's also another reason I didn't want to buy another one. I want a girl whatnot, but by the rate these guys are selling, I would assume eventually there will be adding newer options and all. I mean, the online store has been selling out many hair peices too.

    As far as the size for adults, my hands at first was a bit snug, but after awhile of playing with it, your hand kinda molds to it. That's my experience. I guess it's kinda like breaking in new shoes...LOL;)
  14. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Member

  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    That's a good point. Well I will wait on a second one, but I think there are enough options for people here to invest in a first whatnot. Much investment was made for this product so it should be around a while. FAO used to be the one store to always seasonally stock Kermit plushes for Christmas and I remember they carried the Igel line of Muppets too before most anyone else.

    I wonder how long the licensing agreement is for this? I think this should be a permanent, year-round installation and they could change up some of the materials from time to time.
  16. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    yup!

    Totally on point with you there, Frogboy. It looks to be Very promising! YAY! Go Muppets!:)
  17. Davina

    Davina Member

    we're waiting at the moment to see if my step daughters would be interested in one of these.. if so, we'd let them pick out their options... they'll be here for thanksgiving, so we have just a bit of a wait left... *sigh*
  18. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    I just ordered my Whatnot puppet today! :)

    I can't wait to get him in the mail!
  19. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Active Member

    Adorable video, Lab Rat! I had a lot of fun watching it :)

    I certainly hope popularity will make them consider adding more options. The more there is to choose from, the better the chance that your puppet will feel a bit more personalized. I mean, there are only so many things you can do.
  20. ploobis

    ploobis Well-Known Member

    AWESOME VIDEO!

    Did you buy two arm rods for each whatnot or did you make a second arm rod for each puppet?


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