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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Barry Lee, Jan 2, 2004.
Wow! you guys' have massive colllections!! I'm gonna make my list later...
My list ain't large, but here it is! (With captions).
The Muppet Movie (Bought it at an airport on the way to visit some MC people)
The Muppet Caper (needed it to freeze frame a certain scene)
The Very Best of the The Muppet Show (*was SO surprised to see TMS clips on DVD in the UK back then*)
The Very Best of the Muppet Show Vol 2 (Should have been called The Second Best of the Muppet Show, me thinks.)
Muppet Family Christmas (Uncut! Thank you, British Music laws)
A Christmas Toy (Joined with the above)
Kermit's Swamp Years
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas (Should have entered for the world's longest title award...)
Muppet Wizard of Oz (R1 so I can't see it any more )
Muppet Celebration of 40 Years (Thank you, Second Hand Shops of the UK!!!)
Muppet's Take Manhattan
Muppet's From Space
Mini McDonald Toys:
Rowlf (What? I DO have three of the same Rowlf...)
Gonzo Handbag (I don't use it...)
Fozzie Handbag (see above)
I beg your pardon??? Oh, right...! *aheh*
Piggy (Thank you birthdays!)
Rowlf (Oh my gosh, he is the best ever!)
Muppet Calendar (Tak Prawnie)
Muppet Stickers (Again, Thanks!)
Piggy Doll (With slinky black dress...thanks ye gods above...I mean...er...)
Beauregard Action Figure
2 SS Posers
Before You Leap
Zoe soft toy
And...the piece de resistonce... (Hey, I'm not french, you think I can spell it? You're lucky I have a driver's license.)...Kermit the Frog Photo Poser!
I'm sure I'll think of some more as time goes by...and does my Muppet Family Gathering poster from Vic count?
Are you from the U.K., Beauregard? Just asking, nothing wrong with it. But is your copy of The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years (I assume you meant that, and not 40) an official release, or a taped-from-TV release that you found in a store? If it's an actual official release, can you tell me if anyhting is cut from the special? If it is official, I'm surprised I haven't found info on it at Muppet Wiki (or the Muppet Central collectables guide).
Oops, sorry. Yeah, I did mean 30 Years. As if there was a 40 Years Celebration...tsk tsk me.
It's an official release in a pink case with the a circle-cut out Kermit on the front, and a Jim henson logo that I don't recognise. The movie does have a rating cirtificate (U, Universal: Sutable for all) and is distributed by Virgin/PVG Limited.
Uncut, this copy even includes announcements of commercial breaks (as in, even though the commercials themselves are cut the Announcer says, "Stay tuned for more Muppets when we'll meet the Sesame Street cast."-ish)
I think it's a very rare find on video.
It's too bad it wasn't released in America. I wonder if the video rights to non-Henson/ non-Sesame Street clips and certain songs in the clips were limited to the UK. The non-Henson/ Non-Sesame clips I'm referring to are clips from the Muppets appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Tonight Show, and other variety show appearances, as well as commercials that the Muppets appear in. If the video could have been released uncut in the US, then it's interesting that Henson thought to get the video rights to use certain clips and music that far back in advance, but didn't get the video rights to use certain music in A MUppet Family Christmas (which was produced at a time when videos were becomming more and more popular). Of course, if released now it would probably be cut. Then again, with various character ownership clip between companies, if released today it might have to be cut. But hopefuly Sesame Workshop would allow for it's characters and clips to be included, and hopefully Henson won't want to teach Disney a lesson for not allowing Kermit to be on the Emmet Otter DVD by refusing to allow Traveling Matt and Sprocket, clips from Fraggle Rock, characters from Emmet Ottewr (I don't know if Henson would care about it including characters it owns in the background, and I don't know if Disney would be aware that they are there), and possibly Sam and Friends characters to be there (I am confused on whether the characters from that show are owned by Henson or Disney, but I've read that the show itself is owned by NBC, which is owned by Universal).
I've got a huuuge collection... I couldn't even begin to list them without taking inventory first. Part of it stems from the fact that all my friends know I'm a Muppet freak and so I get a lot of Muppet birthday and Christmas gifts. It's nice to know they're all looking out for me!
Anyway, the downside to my collection is that I started collecting when I was four years old (I still have the very first Baby Piggy puzzle that started it all!). This was still when the Muppets were uber popular from TMS and right around Jim's death, and as a kid I had all KINDS of cool Muppet stuff. But, as a kid, I played with all my stuff until I wore it out, so now I have little to nothing to show for the awesome vintage collectibles I once owned.
But, on the other hand, as a kid I didn't really care about collecting, and now I am glad that I got to use and enjoy them. I just wish I still had them now!
Man I'm proud of my collection, pardon me if I sound like I'm tooting my own horn, but I need to stated that.
With that being said, I'll list at least, I feel, are the most important of my collection...
DVD's and VHS'
Labyrinth (Special collectors box set DVD as well as old VHS)
Dark Cyrstal (Same as "Labyrinth")
The Muppet Movie (both Vhs and DVD, not the 50th)
The Great Muppet Caper (both vhs and 50th DVD)
The Muppets Take Manhattan (DVD)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (Both VHS and 50th DVD)
Muppet Treasure Island (Both VHS and 50th DVD)
"Muppets From Space" (DVD)
"Sesame Street" presents "Follow That Bird" (DVD)
"Christmas Eve on Sesame Street" (DVD)
"Sesame Street 25 years: A Musical Celebration" (DVD)
"What's the Name of That Song" (DVD)
"Cookie Monster's Best Bites" (DVD)
"Emmet Otter"s Jug Band Christmas" (both vhs whichs feature's Kermit's opening and the DVD, which doesn't)
Joth Denver and The Muppets: Rocky Mountain Holiday" (DVD with the scene of Rowlf cut out)
Kermit's Swamp Years (DVD)
"It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie" (DVD)
"The Muppets Wizard of Oz" (DVD)
"Muppets Magic from the Ed Sullivan Show" (DVD)
The Best of the Muppet Show Vols one and two (DVD)
Muppet Show season one (DVD)
Sesame Street old School Vol one (DVD)
Fraggle Rock seasons one and two (DVD)
Dinosaurs the whole series (all seasons sets, DVD)
Sam and Friends/ Wilkin's Coffee commercials (DVD)
A Muppet Family Christmas (Both cut vhs and uncut DVD)
Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson
Jim Henson's Funeral (I know it's seems odd that I have that on DVD, but I do.)
(The rest of this list is VHS')
The Frog Prince
Muppet Classic Theater
Muppet Babies: Snow White and the Seven Muppets"
The Christmas toy
Muppet Babies: The Great Muppet Cartoon Show
Muppet Babies: The Daily Muppet
Muppet Babies: Be my Valentine
The Best of Kermit the Frog on Sesame Street
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and songs
The Tale of the Bunny picnic
Jim Henson Play-Along Video: Hey, You're as Funny as Fozzie Bear
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 years
Kermit hosting "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
Puppet Up special on TBS
Four Episodes of "The Jim Henson Hour"
An Evening with Jim Henson and Frank Oz
Gonzo Presents Muppet Weird Stuff
The Kermit and Piggy Story
Children's Songs and Stories with the Muppets
Whew, I was going to list more including my 1970s toys, Palsaides figures, fast food giveaways, and many other items I feel are important to my collection, but I'll have to get back to everyone on that, .
Ok I'm going to list more before I head into bed, .
Kermit Plush with valco, still mint in box, unopen
Rowlf stick puppet mint in package
Fozzie stick puppet mint in package
Piggy figure puppet mint in package, although the package has some wear
Congi Piggy car mint in package
Congi Animal car mint in package
Congi Kermit car mint in package
Palisades action figures
Dr. Bunsen Honeydew
Floyd Pepper (Chase Blue outfit)
Mr. Samual Arrow
Janice (Pink shirt)
Frog Scout Robin
Johnny Fiama (with photo of Mama)
Johnny Fiama (with photo of Sal)
Movie Usher Scooter
Dr. Phil Van Neauter
Lips (Black shirt)
Muppet Labs with Beaker
Pigs in Space with 1st mate Miss. Piggy
Mega Muppet Gonzo
Piggy, Gonzo and Snowths set
Sam, Mahna Mahna, and Thog set
Marley, Ghost of Christmas Present, and Fozziwig set
Excusives (in no order):
"Steppin out" Kermit
Hair down Piggy (EB games)
Palisades tour Animal
Invisable spary Fozzie
"Steppin Out" Benson and Beaker
"Steppin Out" Gonzo (Black tux)
Uncle Deadly (Classic look)
Vacation Pepe (Red)
Vacation Pepe (Blue)
Sliver and black Animal (Killertoys.com)
Penguins two pack
Wedding of the century Kermit and Piggy two pack (I'm happy to own that)
Jarreth Labyrinth figure
Fast Food (All from McDonalds):
All the Happy Meal toys of "Dinosaurs" Including under three bath toy of Baby Sinclair (all mint in package)
All Muppet Treasure Island Happy Meal toys includling under three bath toy (all MIP)
Gobo in radish car (MIP)
Boober and Wembley in Cucumber (MIP)
Under Three Red PVC (MIP)
Under Three Gobo PVC (MIP)
Gobo in Carrot (open)
Muppet Baby Fozzie (MIP)
Baby Kermit Christmas plush (with tag)
All four Great Muppet Caper glasses
Muppet Show 25 years: Fozzie (UK Happy Meal)
Muppet Show 25 years: Piggy (UK Happy meal)
Muppets: Sam (Swenden Happy meal, I think)
Muppets: Piggy (Same as Sam)
Muppet Sideshow busts:
Kermit photo Puppet Replica (Master Relpicas, real nice to my collection)
Kermit 1983 phone
Kermit Candlestick phone
Kermit Cookie Jar
Giant Pez of Cookie Monster
Brass keys dolls of Kermit in Tux (Big), "Retro" Kermit and Piggy (Not so big)
Janice 25 years (Muppet Show) plush
Boober 20 years (FR) plush
Jim Henson and the Muppets Stamps
Wow those are some impressive collections! You must have really worked at that. I must admit I'm a tad envious.
Thanks, yeah I did put some work into it. My collection has been known to freak out a few people who walk into my room, but hey no worries about that, .
I'm sorry I meant to say Red in Radish car.
The Muppet Show seasons 1, 2 and 3 dvd
The Muppet Movie dvd
The Great Muppet Caper dvd
The Muppet Christmas Carol dvd
Muppet Treasure Island dvd
Muppets' Wizard of Oz dvd
The Muppets Take Manhattan dvd
Muppets From Space dvd
Kermit's Swamp Years dvd
Kermit stuffed animal
Well in my case now you can add a few more items on my list including the Master Replicas of Kermit and Gonzo (don't have Animal yet) and a few more Palisades figures.
My muppet collection
Let's see I have a:
build a bear cookie mopnster wh wears a fleece vest with big bird on it.
A kermit ringer tee shirt
A Kermit have a nice day sholder bag (bought at walmart 12.96)
Muppet show season 1 & 2 DVD (my birthday is in a week & I've been told not to buy season 3 yet)
The muppet movie DVD
Great muppet caper DVD
Muppets take manhatten DVD
Follow that bird DVD
best of the muppet show VHS Steve Martin/ Gilda Radner / Carol Burnett
Best of the muppet show VHS elton John/ Julie andrews/ Gene Kelly (one of my all time favorites)
best of the muppet show VHS Mark Hamill/Paul simon /Raquel Welch
The muppet family Christmas VHS
Muppet Christmas Carol VHS
Music and Mayhem CD
soundtrack to Laberynth CD
soundtrack to follow that bird CD
Muppets and John Denver singing Christmas songs CD
Muppets unpigged CD
Sesame street stickers
I just aquired the original Talk 'n Play learning system from Playskool from 1984. I won it off of ebay last week and the seller told me that it still works perfectly. It also comes with the folowing Muppet books and tapes:
- Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street?
- Loveable Furry Old Grover in Please Don't Push the Red Button
- A Silly Sesame Street Story: The Three Little Pigs
- Bert and Ernie's Band
- Let's Play School
- Cookies for Sale
- The Muppets: Opening Day at Pepperment Park
Now I just need to find Big Bird's Alphabet Book and The Great Fraggle Travel Race, and the Muppet set for the system will be complete. Here is the auction number that I won: 290229242394.
. The Muppet Show Season 1\2
. Fraggle Rock Season 1
. Old School Sesame Street Volume 1\2
. Dinosaurs Seasons 1&2\3&4
. Muppets Take Manhattan
. The Great Muppet Caper
. John Denver and the Muppets, Rocky Mountian Holiday
. Muppet Magic on the Ed Sullivan Show
. Its A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
. Muppets From Space
. Kermit's Swamp Years
. The Best of The Muppet Show (Volumes 3\4\6)
. SNL First Season (Because of the Land of Gorch)
. Labyrinth (Two Diffrent Versions)
. The Dark Crystal
. The Muppet Movie
. The Muppet Christmas Carrol
. Muppet Tresure Island
. The Muppet Family Christmas
. Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
. Sesame Street: Learning About Letters
. Christmas Eve on Sesame Street
. The Dark Crystal
. Muppet Babies: Snow White and the Seven Muppets (MC Donalds)
. Muppet Babies: Time To Play
. Fraggle Rock: The Haunting of Castle Gorg
. Muppet Sing-a-Longs (Billy Bunny's Animal Songs, Its Not Easy Being Green)
. Muppet Babies Story Books: Volume 2
. The Best of the Muppet Show (Volume 1)
. Sesame Street 25th Birthday
Action Figures (Palisades)
. Mega Muppet Gonzo
. Muppets Big Book of Arts and Crafts
. The Muppets Take Manhattan Storybook
. Two Muppet Coloring Books
. Keystone Kermit and Piggy dolls.
. Kermit on a skateboard car antenna toper
. Kermit Phone (1996)
. Springbook Muppet Puzzle
. Animal Race Car, Thing?
. Muppets Party Cruise (PS2)
I Think thats it, i gotta rest now
Well I just added in my collection the Kubrick of Gonzo and The Muppet Show season three, oh and I also bought the "50 years of Bein Green" edition of the Muppet Movie
I've been watching non-stop muppet stuff ever since the third season of the muppet show came out on dvd. they're like a seasonal thing for me. i'll watch lots, take a break then when something else is released i'll start again. this is a fun topic...even though i don't have nearly as much as some other people, i'll list mine anyway. i used to have lots of stuff as a kid, like the mcdonalds toys...but over the years, i think my mom got rid of some at a garage sale...or we moved so much that they got lost.
Dinosaurs (both releases...seasons 1-4)
Fraggle Rock Season 1
Fraggle Rock Season 2
Fraggle Rock Season 3
Fraggle Rock 5 Disc French Box Set...no english subtitles...hard to watch...lol
Fraggle Rock (De Freggels) Netherlands release of basically first 17 episodes...bought before they had decided to release the complete first season
Fraggle Rock (12 Episode UK release) Region 2
Fraggle Rock Where it All Began (Special Edition)
Fraggle Rock Dance Your Cares Away
Fraggle Rock Live by the Rule of the Rock
Fraggle Rock Doin Things that Doozers Do
Fraggle Rock Down in Fraggle Rock
The Muppet Show Season 1
The Muppet Show Season 2
The Muppet Show Season 3
Best of the Muppet Show (vol. 1-7)
Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas (HIT dvd)
Muppet Family Christmas (the butchered version)...only have uncut on computer
The Storyteller (if we're counting that)
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
Muppet's Wizard of Oz
Kermit's Swamp Years
Muppets From Space
Muppet Christmas Carol both releases
Muppet Treasure Island both releases
Muppets Take Manhatten
The Great Muppet Caper (50th Anniversary)
The Muppet Movie (50th Anniversary)
Follow that Bird
The Dark Crystal (Collector's Edition Box and 25th Anniversary edition)
Labyrinth (Collector's Edition Box and Anniversary edition)
Mirrormask (if we're counting that)
The Christmas Toy
Tale of the Bunny Picnic
Muppet Musicians of Bremen
The Frog Prince (original muppet video release)
Hey Cinderella! (Henson Video re release)
Fraggle Songs Vol 1 (even though there was never another volume published)
ummm...i think that's it? and then i have a red plush and a wembley plush...the ones that were at hot topic a few years back.
oops, forgot, Also on VHS Big Bird Goes to China
Great Muppet Caper
Muppets Take manhattan
Muppet Christmas Carol
Very Merry Muppet Christmas
Muppets From Space
Muppet Treasure Island
Muppet Show Season 1
Muppet Show Season 2
Muppet Show Season 3
Fraggle Rock Season 1
Mr Magorium's Wonder Emproium (Only got it for the Kermit Cameo)
Every Palisades Muppet figure and playset that was not from a movie. (minus a couple specials like the invisible ones or Vacation ones)
Both full sets of Mcdonalds Muppet Baby Toys
Full Set of Muppet Treasure Island Both Toys from McDonalds
Kermit Photo Puppet
Animal Photo Puppet
Gonzo Photo Puppet
1977 Fisher Price Rowlf hand Puppet
1977 Fisher Price Fozzie Hand Puppet
4 candy tins (Kermit, Gonzo, Fozzie, Bunsen and Beaker)
An Animal Birthday Card
Autographed Photo of Jim Henson and the Muppets
And I am feeeling there is something really gool I am missing here.....
Okay, so here's my Muppet collection:
-a t shirt that says "Peace" with the outline of a hand doing the peace sign with SS characters on it
-a t shirt with Animal on it that says "Rock On"
-a t shirt with Beaker that I got from the Muppet*Vision 3D gift shop
-a music of the movies book that contains the notes to "Rainbow Connection" (does that count?)
-a Tickle Me Elmo
-a small "suitcase" with some of the SS characters on it
My dad bought an Animal puppet and we're waiting for it to come in the mail
I had a small wallet type thing with a few SS characters on it, but I don't have it anymore (that was before I joined MC)
Ok, I've got:
- a t-shirt with Electric Mayhem that says "World Tour '79"
- a t-shirt with Animal that says "The Muppet Band"
- a t-shirt with Kermit's head and collar
- a t-shirt with Kermit as a tadpole
- photo puppets of Kermit, Gonzo, and Animal
- hand puppet of Grover I got when I was 5.
- obviously the movies/specials/seasons
- a huge assortment of music/cd's/LP's
- a custom built jukebox featuring the palisades muppet figures.
- using the Palisades Steppin' out Kermit, and a hand painted Miss Piggy, I made a cake topper for my wedding.
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