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The future of MR photo puppets.

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Kevin Knight, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    Heh! Not writing you off Terry! Just trying to give people some hope in case you returned the answer that they hadn't contacted you to do Piggy yet. No one could do them better than you my friend. The pics of your first Gonzo proto and the pics of your Fozzie hanging around your house make my heart skip a beat almost like I were back in junior high with a crush on the girl in Science class!

    You da' man!
  2. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

    I agree with Ignohippo on Terry's abilities. Other than possibly not being a photographer, I'm surprised they do not have Terry posing them for Press Releases, Photots. Or even sending the protos with stills already taken, He would be the one to correctly do it I would imagine? For the continuation of the line I would see with common sense that they retake their stance on being a or the leader in producing quality prop replicas. Not diversifying with the release of cold cast figurines. Which totally boggles me except for trying to stretch their licensing buck as far as possible. So I will turn my personal opinion around concerning the scooter jacket idea. That would be a good idea. Hopefully they are filling the void left by the Lucasfilms fanbase and products. Because I believe they need to do it quickly before they are forgetten about or lowered to being compared with a general toy, figure, statue distributor. Terry, has anything or any moves on their part surprised you? Feel free to decline comment. Also I may be opening up a can of worms but is there any character that you personally were hoping or looking forward to having the possibility to create the proto for?

  3. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    As long as I get Fozzie then I will be happy with the MR Muppet line. having Piggy isnt the be all and end all for me...AS long as I get Fozzie! I would prefer to see Rowlf and Scooter b4 the pig.
    The news from MR is non existant which could be seen as worrying, is any one else quietly concerned
  4. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Slight change of subject...was that LabRat on Britains Got Talent last night?
  5. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    Yeah it was for the few seconds they showed....
  6. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    really. Im gonna rewatch that now and look out for you!
  7. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Ooooh! What was you doin' there?
  8. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Hi All,

    I am just heading out the door to go away for a few days. So I'll answer this after I get back which will be Tuesday night or sometime on Wednesday.

    Have fun and take care,

    Terry Angus

  9. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Hmm, could the trip involve a visit to MR? Stay tuned for the next exciting episode of "Terry's Tomorrow".This is just like a cliffhanger from a Soapie.:batty:
  10. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    *from halfway down a cliff* I know how you feel...I slipped on some Soapie...
  11. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    Yes, I am. That's what I was trying to say earlier.

  12. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    I don't see a reason to be concerned only because the writing's been on the wall for a long time. I still expect that we'll see Fozzie but won't hold my breath for anything more. Whatever else we get will be a bonus.

    The silence doesn't concern me because it's nothing new. It frustrates me, but I don't think the silence is any indication of whether the line is doing well or poorly. Honestly, I would expect we'd hear even less if the line were doing gangbusters.
  13. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Terry, do you know the reason for the hold up on the next poser. I know that MR puts out two a year and they haven't even started the next one. Is there a reason for the delay?
  14. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    With the greatest of respect, I'm not sure that Terry would have any insight into what is going on at MR - he is "just" a contractor and these sort of employees are very rarely let in to the internal goings-on of a company, instead they are brought in to do a specific job and then are rarely contacted again until/unless their services are required again. I could be wrong, of course, but that's been my experience.

    My hope is that we'll get Fozzie - but we have to remember that nothing is assured until we actually hear that the go-ahead has been given to the factory to begin full-scale production. Even if MR opens a pre-order on him that doesn't guarantee anything - so I'm not even thinking beyond that right now.

    I think Ignohippo is right - a lack of Muppet-specific communication doesn't mean anything, but as Ernie and Antony say, I can't recall receiving a MR newsletter in a long while and that suggests there might be some larger MR problems that could affect the Bear.
  15. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Sorry I didn’t get back to you guys as soon as I got back. The trip I took was nothing really. I was getting my car paint fixed up and my Mother knew of a guy in Amherst Nova Scotia that could do the job for a good price. Sorry if it sounded like something was up. I grew up 20 miles outside of Amherst and that’s 2 to 3 hours from Halifax. I also used that time to bury the ashes of our cat of 19 years on the farm where he was born and I grew up. He had been very sick and we had to put him to sleep on April 14th. It was very hard to do but it had to be done. Yes it has been a hard month as my Aunt also passed away and of all things on the same day the 14th.

    Now I will try to answer a wee bit about the Master Replicas business. As Bear Man correctly pointed out I don’t have 100% insight into what is going on at MR. All I know is what was told to be by Travis on the phone and that was that MR will not be ready to green light Miss Piggy for another two months or so and I made this call early in April. In fact they still don’t know if they will put Piggy off and do another character but he told me that so far the Muppet line is still on. It makes it hard for me because I have to get other work on the side as I wait for MR to figure out what they want to do.

    Travis had also gotten the first factory prototype from China and he is not happy with it at all. Travis has decided not to show it as he does not want anyone getting upset about it and I think that’s a good idea. I had to give him Fozzie naked foam head pictures to help them over in China. So far that’s all I know.

    As far as Corgi selling off thing I’ve got nothing on that, sorry.
    Kevin I am very glad that you like the way I take my pictures of the posers that I had built and the reason they are good is because I am a puppeteer too and working with Henson on Fraggle Rock as a performer I know how the puppets are suppose to look in pictures. I know about the focus and the fact that the puppets have to be tilted in such a way to work. The puppets should never be strait up in the shots. Anyway you know what I’m saying. Now I have offered to help them out in the picture taken department way back before Travis came along but they turned it down and I think it’s because of the $ plus they have a guy on staff I think.

    Now as for your other question Kevin yes I have been surprised on a few things but in most cases I understand why they did what they did and I will leave it at that. Well I guess that’s it for now.

    Take care everyone and have fun,


    P.S. I almost for got that I have a new web site up now and it’s a simple address http://www.anguspuppets.com

  16. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info Terry, I wouldnt want to see a bad Fozzie proto as it would put our hopes down, like Gonzo and in the end the blue guy is my fav! I hope Piggy gets sheved and Scooter gets bumped up.come on Terry you know you want to make him next, cant you twist Trav's arm a little !LOL
  17. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member

    I will have to...

    Speak up for all those Miss Piggy fans on the board and everywhere else....give the pig a chance. Everyone, well, the majority of everyone has their favorite muppet or soon (fozzie) as a poser, throw us ubber piggy fans a bone too. We've been waiting as long as everyone else, so, please be understanding. Thank you.:mad:
  18. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Can we compramise and Scooter and the pig at the same time!

    My wife is looking forward to her, I think so she can dress her up?
  19. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Why not a Scooter/Piggy hybrid - that ticks all the boxes!
  20. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member


    Antony - I would be ok with Scooter and Piggy coming out at the same time. That would be a very good compromise.

    Reevz1977 - You have a very interesting imagination. It would be a very scary combination. :o

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