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Preliminary Thoughts on Master Replica's Fozzie Bear

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

  1. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member


    FER SURE Well-Known Member

    He looks drunk!
  3. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    WOW! I still think Fozzie looks AWESOME! Sure his face seems a bit... I don't know, the word that comes to my mind is smaller. But he still looks incredible. I'm thinking he'll be the best of the lot.
  4. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    If that's the case, I'm bringing him to the bars with me! .... I wonder if i'll have to get him a picture ID? ;)
  5. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Ha ha, no, I think Fozzie's pretty recognizable as an older than 21 persona... "You know if you put enough sugar in this stuff it tastes just like ginger ale!" :o

    But I was looking at the Mayhem figures too, and they look a bit too cartoony for my taste. And Floyd and Dr. Teeth look very odd for some reason. I can't put my finger on it... But everything else looks great! Especially Zoot and Janice! Way to go Master Replicas! :excited:
  6. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    OK, I've been quite a harsh critic of Master Replicas, especially with Gonzo, however I gotta give credit where credit's due...I'M LOVING THE BEAR! I agree with Tellys comment, however I think thats all down to posing and everyone here knows what a difference that can make! I'm well happy, I will be buying multiples of this one.

    Now about the figures...
  7. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    I'm planning to buy two of the bear but he does seem to have changed from Terrys pictures, the face is a different shape and the fur looks very different. Maybe Travis can explain whether he was just having a bad hair day.

    I agree on the figures, some of them (Dr Teeth, Animal) are a bit too cartoony. Janice and Zoot are good though.
  8. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I think that is one of Terry's prototypes from what I see. They haven't even got the factory prototype done yet. Remember, Terry did three of these posers. :o
  9. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Yeah i figured it was just a proto, thats why i asked if it was just a bad day for him. Looks like it could do with a wash.

    Terry takes beautiful photos of these!
  10. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Like I said too...it might just be the angle.
  11. King Prawn

    King Prawn Well-Known Member

    The fur doesn't bother me, As with Animals feathers, Once you have it with you and start playing around with it a bit you'll get it looking perfect and I think that the only thing that makes his face look a little weird if the fact that his pupils are a little higher than they should be in my opinion but other than that he's perfect. I'm very happy with the way he looks.

    Now I just need to save up two extra weeks and i'll be able to get myself Gonzo.
  12. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    Those protos get manhandled quite a bit at these conventions. I even saw MR employees being pretty rough with the bear when he was brand new at Comic Con last year. Nobody on this board who owned one would mistreat them the way they get mistreated at a convention. I think that may be what has happened to Fozzie. But even with that mishandling, I think he looks incredible.

  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    :o Fozzie looks really good! He definitely has the "smooshing" thing that the others have and he'll soften up to our old bear in no time. Fozzie appears to have no issues in my eyes. Speaking of eyes, the focus looks on target. I actually expected more loss of subtlety in mass production. I can't wait for Fozzie. He gets my money! :D

    The Electric Mayhem mini sculptures look okay. There are nice details like Janice's correct guitar and natural fluidity to the poses, but the likenesses generally fall short of the Palisades action figures. I expected the lack of Muppety texture - it makes sense. But I'm worried that these, in present form, might not catch on as I'd like to see. These are prototypes so I know there are possible changes to be made. The sculptural aspects of these not having the constraints of action figures have not been exploited to their best advantage...yet. Here's hoping for some tweaking and some interesting character/scene choices for wave two. :flirt:
  14. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Head fur looks good, Body fur is to shaggy, Nose is to small, and eye placement looks off but that could be because of the small nose.
    I'm enjoying him the most so far though, Fozzie isn't that tough to do folks come on get it right and I'll plop down a huge chunk of cash on the cow! lol
    Same here, Just like Palisades they made Dr. Teeth to Small! argh!
    Floyd is to tall I think or his shoulders are to high, Zoot is good, Animal wow he's um not good, & Janice looks pretty nice also.

    RKUNKLER Well-Known Member

    In the ask Travis thread Terry said the Fozzie at Toy fair is the first prototype and that the second and third are at the factory in china.
  16. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    A) you are being harsh on the Bear.

    B) Even if this is the first Proto - He looks Darned good. Looks like the Classic Bear. Not the early wiggly ears Fozzie, but the middle configuration. The new Fozzie looks too... Glib... is that correct. I like the TMS Fozzie rather than the current one.

    C)Longer hair means he's cuddlier! - He is a Paddington Bear you know.:o

    D) He is gonna Cost some SERIOUS DUCKETTS - Just imaging the packaging!
  17. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Darn it:grouchy: Turns out this is Terry's proto and not a factory sample...no wonder it was met with such a positive reception. Well, I guess its back to wondering how MR can muck-up the bear? Maybe they could use denim instead of fur....only joking Travis...don't!

    In all seriousness, Fozzie should be a home run for MR and hopefully show us that Gonzo was just a kink in the chain. :)
  18. chequepoint

    chequepoint Active Member

    The problem with using actual fur is that it may fall out, or get dirty if handled by morons. There is the distinct possibility of tiny bits of it falling out. Also, by nature of it not being a styrofoam cup, it will eventually degrade over time and fall to pieces. These things need to last at least 4,000 years or it will be a customer support nightmare for MR.

    The current factory solution involves carving the bear out of styrofoam, coating it in a fiberglass resin, and painting a very convincing fur like texture over it. While it sounds awful, we just need to place blind faith in Master Replicas and understand that this is the best fozzie product that we will ever have the honor of buying. Don't worry though, it looks a lot better in person than it does in pictures. Speaking of pictures, you need to order based off of a picture completely unrelated to what the product you are buying actually is, and a low res one at that.

    Thats the bad news, but the good news is that he's only coming in at $150 more than what was originally suggested would be the price, and his hat has been abandoned due to budget constraints. However you won't actually find this out until you open the box, because none of the product literature will be adjusted to reflect this.


    PS. I kid because I love, and I want fozzie to be spectacular. Also because I am a miserable, sarcastic, passive aggressive, jerk.
  19. Blinky_Fish

    Blinky_Fish Well-Known Member

    SHENNANGANS! :scary:

    Someone quick dispose of his body before Travis sees this.
  20. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    Anyone have the heights of all four posers? I'm curious as to how much taller Fozzie is compared to Animal.

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