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Sesame Street Muppet Replicas

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by 12Medbe, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. 12Medbe

    12Medbe Well-Known Member

    Hey guys, do you think in the near future(or far future), Sesame Street Muppets will have a replica line?

    And if so, what Sesame Street Muppets would you like to own?

    Personally, I would love to get my hands on an Ernie and Bert Replica Puppet.
  2. chudman1000

    chudman1000 Well-Known Member

    I personally doubt we will ever see a replica line for Sesame Street, though I would love it if we did. I would love to have an Oscar replica. I so want to get one of those animatronic Oscars, but my wallet just will not let me. After an Oscar replica, for me would come either Grover or Cookie Monster next. And then maybe Bert and Ernie after, and that woud suffice for me. Of course Big Bird would trump everyone of them, but realistically speaking I would never be able to afford or fit anything like him.
  3. MuppetLabsBoy

    MuppetLabsBoy Well-Known Member

    I would like:
    -Abby Cadabby
  4. Animal31

    Animal31 Well-Known Member

    >Herry Monster
  5. muppetray

    muppetray Member

    -Cookie Monster
    -The Count
    -Bert and Ernie
    Also I just recently Suggested to efx to make elmo and oscar!
    I suggest u head on over to there website and do that to!
    Also tell them to have Repoter Kermit's mike removable and not to caharge to much for them or not everbody can afford them.
    I also to;d them that The Muppet replicas should have remvovable clothing and they could makeem extra clothes for them down the line, you should to!:grouchy::batty:
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the Muppet replica line was very much a vanity line. Even though they went down in price sharply at one point... there's always that air of "what am I going to do with it?"

    These would be great, but I'd rather see something along the line of a high quality plush line that tries as hard as possible to make the characters look right. Like the Macy's Grover. But with fur that matches their Muppet versions. Too many times have I seen bald, Twiddlebug looking Cookie Monsters. I want one that's fuzzy. not furry... no need for fur overkill, just fuzzy.

    That said, what I'd REALLY want is a collection by collection series of artisan sculpted detailed Sesame PVC's, featuring, let's say boxes of 4, with 2 popular characters, one middle range popularity character and one obscure one.
  7. Gerbert

    Gerbert Well-Known Member

    -Half Big Bird Puppet (From Head to Armpit)
    -Cookie Monster
    If a Company is Reading this, Please get the License, Refrence Pictures, The ACTUAL MUPPETS For you to Model off of and Sell these thing's.. They would be a BLAST if They Started selling these at Toys R Us and Walmart.. For the Puppets they should atleast be $92.. We should create a Muppet Version, Because Pepe and Rizzo popped Up in my Mind Just now.. PLEASE CREATE THESE! YOU WOULD MAKE MILLIONS! Thanks.. Bye..
  8. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I don't see a Sesame replica line ever happening.

    The Classic Muppets are a group of characters that appeal to all ages - though many could argue they're "childrens" characters, those behind the Muppets have always maintained they're for adults first.

    Sesame, though it's easy for people in general (and Muppet fans especially) to forget is a preschooler's show. The flip side to the Classic Muppets - a show for kids adults enjoy as opposed to a show for adults kids enjoy.

    True, there have been products made for the adult fan but a replica line just wouldn't work. The kids would see them and not understand they're not "toys". Adults would spend a large amount of money on them and their children, younger relatives, or friends' kids would want to play with them and either be told no making everyone upset or they get their grubby mitts on them dirtying them up or somehow messing them up or destroying them. Plus all the kids who see them and the concept that they're too much money or not toys for them to play with won't register in their "gimme" mentality. It's a recipe for disaster.
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Palisades proposed line of reasonably priced figures for ages 12 and up would have flown off the shelves. There is no doubt in my mind that upscale limited edition Sesame merchandise would do big business, but many companies are too blind to the opportunities. Posers are another matter. This is something that is widely frowned upon with the Henson people until Disney bought the Muppet Show characters and amazingly permitted posers as long as they weren't puppets.

    I doubt Sesame Workshop or the Henson Company would want to make replicas of any sort and I understand their concern. They want these characters to be exclusive to their performances and not accessible to anyone with a few hundred dollars. They don't want unauthorized appearances of an authentic looking Ernie popping up on YouTube. You can imagine that some people would take that too far. Parody is one thing with a Fisher Price puppet, but something completely different when the design appears to be legitimate.

    Nonetheless, fans like us will always want authentic Muppet puppets and posers on the market and would gladly snatch them up if it ever happened, but that’s just not likely.
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That really bugs me. It really was a shame that the Palisades line never happened due to perhaps the most unfortunate timing possible (I wish somehow they could have at LEAST managed to keep it going long enough to get series 1 on the shelves... I could have done without the parody record accessories myself). But other than that, we really get nothing but T-Shirts. Sure, 5 years ago, Gund released those smaller plush figures of Guy Smiley, Sherlock Hemlock, The Yip Yips and a Super Grover... all we got out of the 40th anniversary were Target exclusive Fisher Price Plush... the only fan favorite being a wrong colored Honker... but Danged if it wasn't the best Count von Count I've ever seen.

    I want something middle range. Not very high scale collector, but not more of their kiddy stuff. I feel Mattel FAILED miserably with the 2 figure Sesame Packs in only having 3 sets, reusing figures, and giving them a ridiculous price range of 8 bucks... I would love to see some sort of buddy pack series of new figures, but marry a classic character to a current favorite... say, Elmo with Guy Smiley or Cookie with Forgetful Jones. Maybe Hasbro can do that... heck, they made making background characters in Star Wars even the hard core fans forgot about into buddy packs marketable. Even some lesser known Marvel characters are in buddy packs. And Kids still buy them. I think that's the best we could really ask for from them. Though, I hope they're not stylized....
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I think Sesame Workshop's licensing fee could be higher than other companies and that might be what has held back other product attempts, but that's just my wild speculation. The gold is in Elmo sales these days. He's eclipsed Big Bird and turned into Sesame's Kermit-type character status. There was a time that all the Muppet Show cast character items seemed to be Kermit-centered.

    You’re right. Mattel has squandered an opportunity so far. They really should try to do some low-scale figures of all the cast that has appeal for all markets. Heck, if that requires redressing Elmo and sticking him in ever series I’m okay with that. As long as we get the rest of these guys. I think a PVC set or maybe a limited articulation set of Sesame figures that included different flat street facades to snap together would be excellent and definitely a win for everyone.

    There's an opportunity to do with the Sesame figures what has been done with GI Joe and Star Wars. The potential is there!
  12. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    'Do you, Mr. Jones, take this cookie monster to be your lawfully wedded partner?"

    "I...uh...I forgot the question?"

    "And do you, Mr. Monster, take this cowboy to be your lawfully wedder partner?"

    "Whatever. Me just want to hurry up to the part with the cake."
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I am pretty happy Hasbro has got the license now. I have nothing but problems with Mattel. Sure, their DC line looks great, and I wish I had the King Midas fortune to get those Ghostbuster internet exclusive figures... but other than that, they've been fail for years. Their One Piece line was a joke :grouchy: . Their stuff is WAAAAAY over priced, and they were the main company that had to deal with lead paint issues.

    Hasbro had a very awkward period earlier last decade, but they found their stride with Star Wars, Transformers and G.I. Joe... then getting the Marvel License among others. But their preschool Playskool division has always been a large staple. Fisher Price... meh...

    Maybe they'll have a little more vision than singing Elmo toy of the year (Mattel already found a rebound... a certain cartoon mouse... though if he was mighty, I'd grab it up in a heart beat). Elmo Live was a dud... though, to be fair, that was the Christmas of the big recession. They need to focus on smaller, cheaper products... possibly ones that have appeal beyond 2 year olds. Mattel did try some things before they lost the line (I wish the Collect-a-pals did better... I wanted a series 2... though I didn't even finish collecting them before they got cleared out) but their 40th anniversary stuff was depressing and disgraceful.

    I don't see why a midlvel PVC line wouldn't do gang busters.

    Sigh... I miss Applause.
  14. gail

    gail Member

    I want my very own Little Murray Sparkles!

    He was seen very few times, but darn it he has stuck with me!

    gail :)
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    You'd be the only one who would want him. Fans would REALLY want some sort of acknowledgment of Forgetful Jones. He was one of Richard's signature characters and we didn't even get a PVC out of him even when Applause and Tyco were around.

    I wish there was some way we could get a low cost figure series started somewhere. Remember when the Simpsons toy line was around and we got just about every single background character and guest star? I'm sure a Sesame Classics line of smaller PVC's would do just as well.

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