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Save the Fozzie Replica

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by muppetperson, Sep 26, 2008.

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Would you buy a full-size Fozzie Bear Photo Puppet Replica?

Yes. money is no object 121 vote(s) 45.0%
Yes. if he is $400-$600 40 vote(s) 14.9%
Yes. if he is less than $400 91 vote(s) 33.8%
No 17 vote(s) 6.3%

  1. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Looks like Master Replicas has finally been sold.It did look like before that Corgi sold to Popco, but apparently it didnt proceed as it says that Factory Entertainment bought it from Corgi.
  2. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    So is this Factory Entertainment the company taking over the Muppet posers with MR or is the license for the Muppets going to an entirely differerent place?
  3. Davina Member

    that part we don't know yet... hopefully we'll hear where the license is going soon...

    good to hear that MR still has it's head above water and they are looking to reboot their lines. They're a good company who just had bad timing issues...
    They do not currently hold the license, as I recall, so it isn't as simple as transfering it over, but you never know...
  4. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    No, a different place, which is yet to be announced.
  5. frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Thanks for the update. That makes me a little more confident. I hope this new company is someone a bit more grounded and steady than a recently purchased start-up. However, I am very excited for MR's future. I wonder if they'll be closing their doors in Walnut Creek to settle down in the UK?

    News should be coming in a couple months, I guess. :)
  6. MuppetCaper Active Member

    I don't think they will be closing in California from what I gather from Tom. I believe they will be still working in both areas, the UK and the US.
  7. Luke Active Member

    I think your mistaken, Popco is part of Corgi. Master Replicas and Popco were two sub-divisions, which were kinda merging. However Corgi ended up putting the Popco part into administration late last year.
  8. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    That's right.I keep getting confused.Popco is the name Corgi international came up with so not to confuse people that they no longer have the Corgi cars brand.I remember you saying about some deal falling through?
  9. Luke Active Member

    PopCo was their pop culture subsidiary mainly based in the UK, that dealt with the Harry Potter , Nintendo and other mainstream pop culture items. Master Replicas were supposed to be placed under them because they were being restructured to also just deal in general pop culture items rather than premium stuff (and in fact i think MR sales and distribution did transfer to them).

    Actually come to think of it .. all these Gonzos coming onto the market at really cheap prices. With PopCo going bust i would guess it isn't the case that these retailers didn't sell many at all and have been trying to get rid of their original stock, but it sounds like at some point Master Replicas have sold on the stock they had left at liquidated prices.
  10. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I guess they will need to liquidate their remaining "Animal" stock as they wont be selling many at $199 when you can get them $100 cheaper.
  11. Luke Active Member

    I would guess they were "liquidated", just probably still on the website, or if not they will be as you say. The deal to sell MR didn't seem to include the stock.
  12. Roughneck New Member

    Well....I don't really want them to re release kermit, or him in a different costume, I would much prefer a new Muppet to be made....be it Fozzie, Piggy, or maybe Rizzo or Pepe as a smaller cheaper model to test the market.

    Either way I will state here and now, for the record.....if they put out another Kermit, Even if it is just a straight re release, I will buy one just to show mu support for the line to continue.
  13. Telly Active Member

    I'd buy another Kermit. I'd just put him in storage or if it looks different then the MR one, I'd put the MR one in storage

    EDIT: In fact, I don't have Animal yet. I'm kinda sketchy to buy him cuz if this new company releases the three characters that are already out, I don't know if I want to spend the money on an MR Animal.
  14. doc hopper Member

    I'd prefer to display these things so I'd rather not buy another Kermit just to put the other in storage. I'd rather have a whole other muppet to display with the others. So I'm holding out for a Fozzie or actually, anyone else! I'd seriously be down with a Pepe or Rizzo. They'd be amazing!~
  15. muppetperson Well-Known Member

    If I were you, I would go for a MR Animal.There are some good deals if you look, and if the new company does make him, it wont be as cheap.And then again, by the time you wait till you find out if the company is or isnt making him, you could miss out altogether.:halo:
  16. Telly Active Member

    Very true, MuppetPerson!

    The only reason I want to get a Kermit and put one in storage is just incase anything happens to the one I have displayed.
  17. unclematt Active Member

    I want to get them all and can not wait for a time when I have the money to do so. But it won't matter the price, I will have them all some day.
  18. antonydavanzo New Member

    Shall this thread beome the "We saved the Fozzie Replica " !
  19. ohtherain New Member

    We can't say that we saved it quite yet. We can say "We saved the Muppet Photo Puppet replicas" but no Fozzie Bear has been announced yet. Just Piggy, Rizzo, and Pepe.
  20. antonydavanzo New Member

    "Almost saved then...but on a life support machine thread" LOL

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