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Singing Christmas Kermit & Piggy at Walgreen's

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by a_Mickey_Muppet, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    ahhhhhh walgreens those things will give me nightmares for weeks and piggys moving ears who does she think she is taking fozzies best act from season 1 but when i find them i'm buying can't pass up kermit in a santa hat
     
  2. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Well-Known Member

    I do agree that they should've gotten Steve Whitmire and Eric Jacobson to do the voices of these singing Kermit and Piggy dolls.
     
  3. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    This is the sort of tat that causes family feuds! Chances are these will find their way into my home via a well intentioned family member who will mistake my horrified expression as ungratefulness. It has happened before and will happen again!

    Darn it Disney, QUALITY CONTROL!!!
     
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  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    That's what I've been saying....

    If Disney can give us an Animal plush that looks like this:
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    They could have done a lot better with these.
     
  5. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    No idea why your comparing DanDee Toys Muppet plush to Disney store Muppet plush....Duh! there manufactured by diff. company's.
     
  6. Pepe'sgal90

    Pepe'sgal90 Member

    plus Dan Dee is the cheap version of getting stuff like this out to the public, as long as they are putting stuff out it is fine with me. you really don't have to like it (believe me the piggy is a hot mess) but it is not all for the collectors it is for family purposes and to get children more involved with the characters for the new movie to bring people in. Cheap toy= big profit for the Muppets financially and for public endorsement which then equals more stuff to be made for us collectors :)
     
  7. MuppetySmurf

    MuppetySmurf Member

    Never mind, I actually saw the video, and for real I think they're pretty good. Yes, Even Piggy. But piggy's voice is off.:):mad:
     
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It is indeed a different company, but the same license. If Disney wants to strive for perfection (or close enough to it), I don't see why they don't expect the same from other companies they give the license out to. I blame the iffyness on the products in question on that weird company, but the license is in Disney's hands. Strange products reflect badly on them. If they made an ugly Mickey that sounded strange, I'm sure they would have been shot down.

    Though, I will say Kermit's not quite that bad... the song's kinda cute... shame they couldn't get Steve to come in and sing it... but the Piggy they could have pulled from various archival recordings, be it VMX or the Christmas album. But this will do well for more casual fans. We're going to go to Disney to get the GOOD stuff.
     
  9. TSSD

    TSSD Active Member

    I don't mind the ugliness, but the voices are ridiculous. How could Disney approve this? They're just awful, why couldn't they have just used an archival recording.
     
  10. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    OMG these two dolls are so terrible!!! Does anyone really look at these things before mass production?? Who in their right mind would think, "these look good, let's mass produce these atrocities!!!!!!" Voices are off, design is ghastly and a $13 price tag for low quality garbage....oooooh I hate when stuff like this gets marketed!!! really brings down the quality of the franchise sometimes!!!
     
  11. darthcello

    darthcello New Member

    There is also a Kermit plush with scarf (non-singing) for $7.99. Disney tags...wonder if there will be other characters too...
     
  12. ilovemuppet4eva

    ilovemuppet4eva Active Member

    I actually like the singing Kermit and piggy! Is the Kermit with the scarf at Walgreens? If so, is it by the Xmas stuff?
     
  13. darthcello

    darthcello New Member

    Yes at Walgreens. My Walgreens didn't have the singing Kermit or Piggy. I found the scarf Kermit above the Halloween candy of all places; their Christmas stuff was scattered all over the store. He was on a shelf all by his lonesome (well, except for the other 11 Kermit scarf plushies in the display box with him). He's about 12 inches, I'd say and only for $7.99. His likeness is pretty good, especially for that price. I'd love to see a Fozzie...
     
  14. ilovemuppet4eva

    ilovemuppet4eva Active Member

    I went to about 5 Walgreens trying to find the Kermit with the scarf but unfortunately could not find it. I will ck again next Saturday bc I am hoping more Xmas stuff is out.
     
  15. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    My biggest complaint with the Kermit is that--once again--it's another version of poor Kermit just terrified by the thought of having ANYTHING romantic to do with Piggy. Not reluctant, not interested-but-not-in-a-marriage-sort-of-way, but just plain quaking in his, er, flippers at the thought that he might have to kiss one of the biggest sex symbols of our time. *sigh*

    I will take bad-looking merchandise with a bad voice over an insulting characterization any day.

    This degree of denigration of Piggy's likeability HAS to be coming from the top down and I'm READY FOR IT TO STOP ANY TIME NOW. (leaves in huff)
     
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  16. Speed Tracer

    Speed Tracer Well-Known Member

    I just gotta ask, is it too hard to call Steve up on the phone and have him do it there? I started playing it in the store while buying candy for trick-r-treaters, and my friend didn't understand why I cringed and shoved it behind all the others in an attempt to muffle the sound.
     
  17. DramaQueenMokey

    DramaQueenMokey Well-Known Member

    I am a HUGE Miss Piggy fan (I credit her as my idol in fact) And I really feel that this singing Miss Piggy doesn't do the beautiful diva that is my idol any credit whatsoever! I mean, do you see what she's wearing? Miss Piggy would never let herself be the victim of such a fashion faux pas!

    The singing Kermit doesn't sound like him at all and is just so...well, not Kermit! I hate to say it, but, I don't like them :/

    They're just so ugh :grouchy:
     
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Are there any other NON-singing dancing anamatronic Muppet Christmas items? I rarely bother going to Wallgreens.. 8's not a terrible price (wish I got more of the Muppet babies when I had a chance) but it's not a very easy ammount for me to come up with.

    Any ornaments or something?

    I kinda blanked everything else but that weird Santa puppet thing from that video. yeah, I think the most annoying thing is when they have to FORCE that caustic second season Kermit/Piggy relationship thing every time. Again, this is why I wish they DID marry them off for good in MTM. Just so we don't have to suffer through that joke anymore.
     
  19. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    They DID. They DID marry them off. Jim admitted it, the 30th anniversary (and other personal appearances) confirmed it--there were pictures and magazine articles and pictures of Kermit's fuzzy slippers beneath Piggy's bed. I know today that people don't pay much attention to whose, um, slippers are where, but back then it was different. Piggy didn't want "a relationship" with Kermie--i.e., a hook-up. She wanted Kermit to love her and want to spend the rest of his life with her, and Kermit gave every indication that that's where this relationship was heading.

    I feel like I'm having to defend the moon landing sometimes. It happened. THAT it happened is NOT up for debate. Though it pains me to admit it, Jim even joked once about Kermit and Piggy getting a divorce. Hard to get a divorce if you aren't actually married.

    You know how when an old favorite character or story is remade (Superman, Batman, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek--ugh) and the new creative people feel compelled to make them oh different (unAmerican, anal-retentive, an ignorant *** and, well, I can't say what I want to say about the new ST). You can "re-create" history all day--but only in Hollywood.

    Now if you'll pardon me, I'm going to be late for my Flat Earth Society meeting....
     
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  20. Muppetfan44

    Muppetfan44 Active Member

    I agree with you 100%- the whole Kermit not wanting anything romantically to do with Miss Piggy is so old and just down right terrible, and I'm tired of them perpetuating the lie, lol.

    You should check out the interview Kermit did with Toronto reporters a few days ago- it was great- Kermit admitted that Piggy was his significant other and although he said that they weren't married, he compared working with her on set with someone working with their spouse and he also said that even though working with her had its challenges it was also "wonderful" because you could bring that magic to the screen.

    This is just an example of the franchise finally turning things around for the positive and I have a pretty good feeling that this will only get better. Kermit has been showing more public affection for Piggy for awhile now and hopefully it stays that way.
    All I have to say is FINALLY!!!
     
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