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Preliminary Thoughts on Master Replica's Fozzie Bear

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Kevin Knight, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    There's so much to say, but I'm staying silent. He he.

    I am still amazed by my Animal and Kermit replicas. They've never looked better! And if you've seen the new cover art for Muppet Show Season Three DVD coming this May, you will notice the depicted Fozzie poser pales in comparison to Terry's beautiful work. I actually made a crude mock-up of what I felt the cover art should be (although the set could come in a brown wrapper as long as I get the episodes) and used a low-res filtered version of Terry's MR prototype. It doesn't shine in this piece, but when sifting through my catalog of Fozzie images, his were the by far the best. Can't wait for him! :o
  2. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I keep a container of canned air handy right beside my MR Muppets display. Usually spray 'em down 2 or 3 times a month (we don't have a lot of dust in our house) and they're still beautiful. Kermits' joints are still very tight, as if he was right out of the box. Animals' joints have never been tight, but his joint strength has remained the same. I don't expect to have any trouble with my MR Muppets!

    Fozzie is going to kick all kinds of... well, you know. I actually don't think they'll take up too much room. Once I get my final display built, there'll be lots of room within a fairly small space. Pics to come this summer...
    ;)
    Anthony
  3. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    What I was doing was putting a plain T-shirt on him for my Christmas cards. I just replaces his current shirt that came with him.


    :halo:
  4. Keeermit

    Keeermit Active Member

    I wonder if they would be able to fit fozzie in a slightly larger box? it would be cool if all the replicas would fit in the same size box because i think the boxes a great compliment to the replicas - i have both my replicas sitting on their boxes. Maybe fozzie is only filled with wadding and can be squashed in to the same box , as long as his head is squashed - i think that would be cool :o
    I'm sure fozzie is going to look AMAZING! i can't wait
  5. pinocchio

    pinocchio New Member

    For the amount of $ Fozzie is going to cost i don't thik there'll be too much box squashing involved.

    Besides as he must contain a stong wire frame skellington to enable him to freely stand.


    I Believe he'll be arriving in a much larger box than the first 3 replicas

    P
  6. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Well since no one is really saying anything I like the body that's fine..but the shape of the head looks odd or his face looks smooshed or to flat or the eyes are in the wrong spot or something it's off just like Animals still is.
    I really want to plop down my cash for these things but so far the only one I've had any intrest in is Kermit because he actully looks like the frog 100%
    Oh well...
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Which Fozzie do you mean?

    Terry has changed the eye ratio since the initial Convention photographs. Are those the ones you are referencing or is it the newest third/final attempt listed on the MR forum? :o

    Personally, I think the bear's the best so far if he comes out like the final attempt. :) It's a heck of a lot better than the preliminary art for the Season Three Muppet Show Set. I don't believe I've ever seen a Fozzie poser look like that cover art. :confused:
  8. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Good idea. I think people should be doing something to maintain them. It's not the same as a plush toy and at this money people want them to last a long time. A monthly maintenance routine would probably pay off in the long run.

    As for the Fozzie prototype, its near enough perfect for me!
  9. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Me, too. I can't think of one thing I would change. He's 100 times better than the poser they used for the "Muppets Take Manhattan" photos... and those were built by the original Henson workshop.

    :p
  10. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Quick off-subject question: Is Rowlf's lower lip flush with his upper lip? Or is it set back a little like Fozzie's?

    I agree with mostly everyone about Terry's Fozzie, he's beautiful! If China can really outdo themselves this time around it would be greatly appreciated by us crazies.
    :D
  11. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Here is a picture of the original Rowlf. On this puppet, his lower jaw almost slightly juts out more than his upper lip. But I think he would look right if they were both even.

    :p
  12. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Thanks buddy. I thought that was right, but wanted to make sure.
    :)
  13. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour New Member

    Ah I didn't see those images since I don't go to that site..but they look much much much better now!
    Gotta say though in these pics the body is now looking off but hey I'm more worried about the heads than bodies.
    This fozzie is looking great now thanks for showing me the other photos.
    Can't wait to see the final product I may just have to pick this one up.
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I was thinking you hadn't seen the latest pictures. I didn't see that much of a problem with the Con pictures until Terry's final proto. I also agree with you on the body. Fozzie's weight appears to fluctuate between projects. Hope he doesn't end up like Kirsty Alley. :zany: I couldn't bear to see him on Jenny Craig ads. Get it...bear? Wocka, wocka! :o
  15. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Please god they don't mess up that Fozzie at the factory, i want it so much .... and that isn't usually like me.

    Surely there's not much that can go wrong
  16. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    I remember Terry saying that he wrote a bible on making Fozzie to send to China in one of his post. Let,s hope that will work and they understand it.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    It's usually standard that a product bible is made for factory production. Let's hope the factory has their A-talent on it. That's the rub!

    In a factory situation it's kindo of like the difference bewtween a Ford Mustang and a Ford Pinto. It's all about the talent they put on it. :p
  18. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    But it's also up to the people at MR to know what's wrong with the China prototypes when they come back. Obviously, no one tried to close Animal's mouth or noticed the white lining under his eyebrows or realized that they had eyelids that moved, but couldn't be posed. I hope they do a better job at spotting the flaws on Fozzie.

    With Gonzo, it was a completely different problem. It was not so much spotting the flaws as what material they were going to use and how were they going to manufacture it, something we still don't know the outcome to.

    :p
  19. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    Well, if you remember Travis when he use to come on here, He was aware of the eyelid hinge problem and he said it was too late about that.
  20. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    That's what he told me at Comic-Con, too. I asked him if it could be corrected on Gonzo and he said he'd look into it.

    I wonder what ever happened to him.

    :p


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