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Poll for MR's Next Muppet Replica

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by antonydavanzo, Jan 14, 2008.


Who should be MR's next Muppet replica after Miss Piggy?

Poll closed Apr 23, 2008.
  1. Scooter

    23 vote(s)
  2. Beaker

    7 vote(s)
  3. Rowlf the Dog

    19 vote(s)
  4. Sam the Eagle

    3 vote(s)

  1. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I know you're just daydreaming here, but I'll play along.

    I think the way you worded that last sentence hits the nail on the head... these puppets are beautiful.

    The only way I'd want these characters is as puppets, not as posers. I can't see a whole lot of possibilities for poses, unless the idea is to just have them and look at them. But based on all the Kermit and Animal pictures, people get as much pleasure out of posing them than just looking at them.

    Besides, I don't think they have a leg to stand on! ;)

  2. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    They would be nice to have as puppets, but unfortunately, Disney does not like that idea. I guess they got to have some restrictions on what they are allowed to give us. But I can be happy with something close I guess. ;)
  3. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I know, but I couldn't see a point in having Mahna Mahna and the Snowths as posers. That was all I was saying.

  4. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    well, i voted for beaker as i know my hubby would love to have him as a lab assistant :)
  5. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan Well-Known Member

    I voted for Scooter.
  6. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    I am kinda suprised with the results. I expected Scooter would take the lead but I thought Beaker may be a fav with fans.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Beaker has many Muppet fan fans, but he's a bigger icon with the non-Muppet fanatic crowd. :eek:

    The one problem I can see if Sam were ever made is the foot color. Many people do not like the modern yellow color that he is now branded with. :attitude: I like it though.
  8. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    What was the original foot colour Jamie?
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    In the Muppet Movie Sam's feet are blue. In Muppet Treasure Island they are clearly yellow and have been so every since. There's a history of confusion concerning the color but the licensing model sheets that Henson provided Palisades clearly noted yellow feet. This is how they want him and Disney seems to agree (or not notice).

    Technically, I think Sam's feet are blue, but kind of like the blue-nosed, green-lidded Gonzo of the Muppet Show's first season, Sam has evolved. Visually it makes him pop a little more. But as far as consistency, his feet really should match his beak. :attitude:

    So after that long explanation, Sam's feet are originally blue like the rest of him.
  10. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

    Until contemplating what replica should be done next I never realized how many muppets used muppeteer hands for hands. I have a very bad feeling the only replicas were going to see are.. Kermit, gonzo, animal, fozzie and , piggy. When I looked at the liner notes for the 25th anniversay CD I noticed how those were the prodominant muppets. So many times it's just these 5 guys.
  11. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yes they have been known to fans as "the main 5" since the TMS days and all licensing usually centers around them first and foremost. For a time characters like Beaker, Chef and Rizzo seemed to get included quite often but they do seem to have gone back to just the main 5 again lately.
  12. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    The main 5 are a good place to start. Hopefully, if MR sell as many as they need too quickly enough and hold the license for long enough, we should see more. The hold on Gonzo, due to material complications, may have caused a slight problem but, even if they haven't found a successful replacement for scott foam, there are other Muppets than could still be produced quite easily. I am thinking more of the furry type like Fozzie and Rowlf.
  13. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    Is there a shot of Sam's feet in The Muppet Movie?

    The problem when making posers is more than a few of the Muppets don't actually have feet or at least didn't at the beginning. Miss Piggy is a good example. She wears shoes most of the time as her feet are just blocks. She doesn't have toes of any sort. Has her foot definition changed in the more modern day poser?
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There is a background/group theater shot in The Muppet Movie where Sam's feet can be seen as blue. I believe he is also featured in the Muppet Show Book drawings sporting blue feet. The Jim Henson Company settled on yellow feet for Treasure Island and in their design books for licensors.

    Muppet feet really do change over the years. It was about what happened to be available in the Jim Henson era. That sort of detail concerned him with his fantasy films, but he was usually more interested in performance and comedy with Muppets.
  15. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    I'll look out for that next time I watch it. I have always been interested in that kind of thing. Inconsitances and such like. I remember being slightly amazed that Sam's feet were yellow on the Pallisades figure because I have always imagined them as the same colour as his beak. Birds often tend to have the same colour on their beak and feet.

    RKUNKLER Well-Known Member

    I voted for Scooter. I like him in his Muppet Show jacket. If we get him maybe Master Replicas can make a human sized version of his jacket to sell. I would love that.
  17. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    You know what - Master Replicas should just make all the Muppets and have done! Thats the ONLY fair thing to do! EVERY SINGLE ONE! C'mon MR, what are you...chicken? Bwak bwaaaaark bwak bwak bwak

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