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The eBay Muppet Knock-off Thread

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by SurfPark, Feb 28, 2006.

  1. SurfPark

    SurfPark Well-Known Member

    Since we seem to keep finding eBay Muppet Knock-offs, I've decided to start a thread we can keep track of them with.

    Just found one for a Kermit and an Elmo. I think its tacky when they post the listings and rename the characters or act like their just a generic puppet. Its called copyright infrigement people! I understand that people would love to own a Muppet, but they need to make it themseleves. If I spent time to design a character, I'd hate these counterfeit artists!

    I'm tempted to report these people.
  2. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    thats a bad coppy of kermit and no way can he say its not kermit... some people just dont understand the copyright laws sheesh
  3. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Well-Known Member

    There are several things that can get users here at MC really hot:
    • The quality of the Muppets since Jim's death
    • Continuity between Muppet Babies, Muppet movies and The Muppet Show
    • and Muppet replicas on E-bay
    Just a heads up that this thread might get angry, personal and closed! ;)
  4. faze

    faze Well-Known Member

    I have seen Replicas of Elmo, Kermit the Frog, Beaker, The Count, on ebay, if people can make replicas like that, why cant they use their imaginattion, creativity to make their own puppets or characters?

    IT always ticks me off when i see an muppet replica. And they go it is not the exact either a distant cousin, similiar looking but not the same, hello it still looks like a muppet, and they give it the same name, and sell it for profit.
    Hello its copyright infringement.

    I dont have a problem with building muppet/fraggle/sesames street like build replicas for family friends - that is a different story.
    but when the sell them on ebay - its breaking the law by copyright infringement - and are trying to make a profit of something that they have not created

    I would love to hear other peoples opinions, about this,
  5. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    :eek: :eek: :eek:

    Oh no, not again!
  6. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Kermit knock-off [Phillip] Puppet: If they changed the eyes, it might not look so much like a really bad Kermit. >> Well, that and the collar.

    Elmo knock-off Puppet: "This puppet is an interpretation, not an exact replication, it is in no way shape or form identical to it's likeness."

    O_O My goodness!! They are out-right LYING about this puppet! I swear it looks like they just walked in Sesame Street, and ripped it off of the lot! If it looked anymore like Elmo, we'd see freaking Kevin Clash underneath it!

    Even the grain of the fur is the exact same! ....my goodness. I'm suprised CTW (whatever they're called now...) hasn't lit upon these people like fire on dry land! It's amazing what people try to sell on eBay nowadays.

    I can...sorta tolerate the Kermit on crack styled puppet, it just looks like somewhat decided to make the puppet, and figured they sell it. Just barely tolerate it.

    That Elmo thing....good gracious. They really....my goodness, they really look like just ripped the thing off of the lots ya know. >>

    Edit'd: Looked again at the Phillip puppet thing. That kid is so cute in that last picture! :D
  7. Zoot The Saxman

    Zoot The Saxman Well-Known Member

    Vic Is Right........There ARE touchy Subjects in here.......This is one of them. I would Like to make a motion on the board, for this thread to be ix nayed!!! BEFORE it gets heated. I think it's the right thing to do....As far as "I am Temped to report these people" Nobody likes a Stool Pigion, Squeeler, Whistle Blower......It should just go down as " It IS what It IS " we might not like it, but thats that!:cool:
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    *ROFLMAO* Seriously, I'm teary from laughter! What drugs has Kermit bee abusing there?
  9. zns

    zns Well-Known Member

    We have to let Henson and SW know about this. This charade cannot and must not continue on.:mad: :attitude: :grouchy:
  10. Zoot The Saxman

    Zoot The Saxman Well-Known Member

    Okayyyyyyy Here we GO.............................
  11. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    Suppoedly they're already aware of this and it's ultimately their responsibility to do something about the problem so I think people shouldn't get too worked up about it. Both SW and Disney pay lots of lawyers lots of money to worry about this kind of stuff.
  12. Zoot The Saxman

    Zoot The Saxman Well-Known Member

    Yeah!!!!!! You Tell em Buck!!!! Listen To Buck.........He's the Man......Who Knows It all.
  13. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I just looked at the Kermit auction - that's hilarious. It's right up there with the "professional counting vampire puppet".

    If nothing else, you have to admire the creativity in the item descriptions.
  14. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    Yeah, Kermit found some really bad stuff or something. XD It looks like that kid asked her mom to make Kermit. [hence no pattern used] I do have to give whoever made that kudos though. For attempting Kermit w/o a pattern. It's almost passable!

    Yeah, I also agree with Buck, the descriptions are very well thought out.
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Ok,lets make it that you can show replicas but not comment about them.Any concern complaints should be addressed directly to Henson,Muppets Holding Company or Sesame Workshop.Obviously complaining here that something should be down,doesnt work because we are just fans and dont have legal powers and then insults fly.For those who want to do something about it,please contact the respective owner direct and let this thread continue so we can get chuckles from it with what people are up to!!!
  16. puppetise

    puppetise Well-Known Member

    hey eBay executives are using the forums to find these so look out for them
  17. Erine81981

    Erine81981 Well-Known Member

  18. Iokitek

    Iokitek Well-Known Member

    I totally agree :) It's a good looking puppet in my opinion. Just too overdressed.
  19. ReneeLouvier

    ReneeLouvier Well-Known Member

    [Shameless Commentary]*FatBlue eBay Puppet* Hey dudes....where's the par-tay?
  20. Tztz

    Tztz Well-Known Member

    LOL the fat guy is a good-looking puppet but really bad-taste dressed :)

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