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Rare Muppets Pics and Adverts....

Discussion in 'Classic Muppets' started by Kermieuk, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys,

    I came across several new clippings today, mostly from old USA TV Guides from the past 30 years!

    I thought Id Post the best of em here for you all to see......

    First is this great picture of Kermit and Piggy over a 30th Birthday Cake, Its from 1986 for The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years. I think its a rarely seen, Ive never seen it before, and I love it!


    Here is another rare pic I have never seen, Its Jim Henson with Sir Didymus, Janice, Animal, Kira and a chracter from SNL!


    The Christmas Toy, 1980's Advert!


    Kermit and Mew....


    Sigma Mugs Advert, interesting that they cost $6.99 each in 1978?


    1990 Muppets at Walt Disney World TV Ad


    I hope you all enjoy them, comments please!

  2. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Those are all super cool! I loved the 30th birthday cake picture. Awesome! GREAT finds! :D
  3. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Glad you liked them, I love the 30th Birthday pic, I forgot to point out, if you look closely, Kermit is wearing a Sesame Street Party Hat, and Miss Piggy is wearing the tiara she wore in The Muppet Movie!

  4. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    Great post! Some real classic stuff there! I've never seen the Jim picture with Janice and the Labyrinth and SNL characters. Thank you for sharing. :)
  5. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    Very excellent photos. It's amazing how people find these things.
  6. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Glad you like the pics guys.

    I just love finding new pics, when we see the same pics over and over its so nice to see something new. There must be so many pics stored away that no one has seen yet?

  7. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    I find it interesting that the "Jim Henson and His Muppet Family" picture includes so many characters on the more obscure side... I mean, if you think Labyrinth, you probably think Hoggle; if you think Dark Crystal, you probably think Skeksis; if you think TMS, you probably think Kermit or Piggy; and honestly, we rarely think of Land of Gorch at all, and there aren't any SS characters present. It's like they were consciously trying to associate Jim with characters that the average man-on-the-street (not us) wouldn't necessarily recognize.

    Also, regarding the Sigma mugs: I didn't know there was a Rowlf! I have the Kermit, Piggy, and Fozzie mugs, but this is the first time I've seen Rowlf.... I will have to keep my eyes open the next time I visit an antique store...
  8. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    Cool clippings. Ah the Sigma mugs...one of my former friends had a Kermit one and for some dumb reason decided to paint around his mouth with pink nail polish so it would look like he's wearing lipstick :rolleyes:
  9. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Peyjenk, There was indeed a Rowlf Mug by Sigma, and you may not know that they also made Gonzo and Animal figural mugs and a very rare Dr Teeth Mug?

    Kermit in pink nail varnish, probably not a good look.

  10. doc hopper

    doc hopper Well-Known Member

    That Miss Piggy bank... did I see that right? Do you actually deposit coins into her cleavage?
  11. MelissaY1

    MelissaY1 Well-Known Member

    No definitely not. The worst part was is that since it was so old, the polish started to crack, hence causing the mug itself to crack. I was annoyed and said to my friend if he really didn't want it and was going to do that to it, I would've taken it for my collection with no problem. This is one of many reasons why I don't speak to this guy anymore
  12. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Does the fact I read the title of this thread as: "Rare Muppet Pigs" mean I have some kind of problem, or just that I've spent too much time watching TMS?
  13. Stulz

    Stulz Well-Known Member

    Great finds, That Henson photo is awesome!
  14. muppets2

    muppets2 Well-Known Member

    yea cool
  15. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I've defiantly seen it before, but I can't for the life of me think where...I thought it was on the back of the pink 30 Years video case, but it's not.
  16. Gelfling Girl

    Gelfling Girl Well-Known Member

    Don't worry, I was thinking the same thing...Of course it might mean that both of us have been watching too much TMS. (Is that even possible)
  17. bazooka_beak

    bazooka_beak Well-Known Member

    Wow, great finds! Thanks for sharing :)

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