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The Replica Report

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by muppetperson, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Have members who signed up with the Master Replicas Collectors Society been getting The Replica Report as part of their membership deal?
    I havent been receiving it and arent getting response from Customer Service.
    If people are getting the replica Report, has it had a profile on how they made the Kermit Replica? If so, could someone please email it to me?PM me for my email address.Thanks.
  2. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    I signed up for the Collector's Society and I never heard anything about a Replica Report.

    :p
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    On the online info form at MR, it had all the features of what you get for your 2006 membership and amongst it is- Quarterly editions of the exclusive Replica Report, featuring exclusive content.Elsewhere, they said that The Replica Report would show how they made their replicas.Has noone received any Replica Reports?
  4. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    OMG Earl is BAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh yeah, the topic at hand. I signed up early last year (for the Kermit discount, the only one I even used :smirk: ), and for the entire year, I got 1 Replica Report.

    I'll see if I still have it saved somewhere, & if I do, I'll send it to you both.

    Cheers all, and "Welcome Back Kress"!!!
    :)
    Anthony
  5. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I found it!! PM sent muppetperson. Earl, please let me know if you'd like it as well, and I can send it out to you too!

    Cheers,
    :)
    Anthony

    EDIT: I meant to just edit my post above, sorry 'bout the double posting!
  6. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Anthony.PM received and reply emailed.
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the Replica Report, Anthony.It is a shame that they didnt do a photo story on the "insides" of kermit.
  8. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Active Member

    Hey KermieBaby

    I also signed up and used only the discount for Kermit but I don't ever remember receiving the Replica Report. If you could send it to me as well I'd appreciate it very much.

    Thanks
  9. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Member

    Hey all-

    We DID put out out one edition of the Replica Report earlier this year, and the next one should be coming sometime in the next week or so (since we extended the 2006 membership through March of 07, if you're a 06 member, you will receive this one!) Although, I am sorry to report, Kermit is not featured in this one.

    2007 members of the MR Collectors Society will receive 4 (in addition to the one I just mentioned) -- in March, June, September, and December. Plus, for 07 members, we've done away with coupons & everyone gets a blanket 10% off of all regular (i.e. non-exclusive) items that we sell.

    Let me know if anyone has any more questions -- and pop on over to the new MasterReplicas.com to chat about Muppet replicas in our forum!

    Travis
  10. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Hi Anthony!

    Yes, I would like a copy of the Replica Report that you got. I also finally took some pictures of my Kermit and will try to post them this week.

    Aside to Travis:

    Last year's deal of $50 off of Kermit is a much better deal for Muppet fans than this year's deal. Under the old system, we got the Collector's Society memebership for $10. ($60 membership minus $50 saved on Kermit). Under the new system, we would only get $20 off Kermit. So, unless you plan on buying a lot of stuff from MR, the Collector's Society membership doesn't make much sense.

    :p
  11. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    PMs sent to both MuppetsRule and Earl!!

    Yeah, unless you're a hardcore Star Wars fan (which I am) who has lots of money (which I am NOT), then the new deal doesn't seem as appealing as before.

    No hard feelings at all against MR, cuz it does work out really great for a lot of people. Have you checked out the new MR Forums Earl? Those guys put George Lucas' collection to shame.

    I just really wish I was independently wealthy!!
    :D
    Anthony
  12. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Yeah, I really wanted that Studio Scale Enterprise they had (I know, that's Star Trek, not Star Wars)... but it was $1200... and really big. Even if I had the money I don't where I would have put it. As it is, the Muppets are going to require a lot of space.

    :p
  13. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Member

    Valid point... except that it's looking like Gonzo and Animal are both going to cost more than Kermit did. Upwards of maybe $100 more -- although don't hold me to that, we're trying to get costs down. It wouldn't surprise me if Gonzo came in a $249, and Animal came in at $299... So, if you buy them both, with 10% off, you $54.80 -- MORE than you did on Kermit, plus the membership costs less than last year! Last year, you could only use the LE coupon on one item -- so this year, if you buy both, you get a slightly cheaper kit, and a slightly better discount...
  14. Bear Man

    Bear Man Member

    Am I the only one wondering how a saving of $54.80 on TWO items is more than a $50 saving on one?....:p

    But thanks for the heads-up on possible prices Travis - not great news, but not unexpected either.
  15. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Member

    I see your point, and I definitely get what you're saying. And I agree: saving $54 on two items is not necessarily better than saving $50 on one... However, it is better if you think of it this way: the coupon provided last year was good for one-time use on any Disney (i.e. Muppet) Limited Edition Item. The key to what I am getting at is in the term "one-time use." So, say we had kept things the same as last year...and you wanted both Gonzo and Animal. Well, you would have to use your $50 coupon on one, and then pay full price for the other. Total savings, $50. Whereas this year, you save a total of $54 if you buy both.

    I know, I know...not a whopping difference. But add in the fact that membership is cheaper, and you're getting somewhere.

    But, I won't insult your intelligence and gloss over the fact that yes, the MR CS is geared very much to Star Wars collectors. We love Star Wars, and we love the fans. But I think you will begin to see that change somewhat in the future -- not our love for the fans. But MR will be diversifying.

    One Muppet Item in 2006. Two in 2007. And if things go according to plan, there will be more (a decent amount more, and not just Photo Puppets) in '08. That's all I can say right now, and everything is subject to change.

    If you want to tell MR what kind of porducts that you want, head on over to www.MasterReplicas.com/forum and let us know!!

    Travis
  16. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Well said Travis. And you know that once this gets out, all anyone will be talking about is what's coming from MR in '08!!! Not just photo puppets?!? That's gonna drive me CRAZY!!!!! Might we see a small peek at Toy Fair?

    :D
    Anthony
  17. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

    I think $300 for animal is cheap. So are Animal and Gonzo coming out at the same time?
  18. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    We still don't know. A preorder date hasn't been announced yet. Maybe after Toy Fair? I really hope so, news has been zero on these guys for a long time, except for what we've heard from Terry.
  19. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo New Member

    Does anyone else think that these replicas will be worth a lot of money in years to come.. My wife has said that it would be worth getting my Palisades Muppet stuff and the photo puppets insured.
    PS What are peoples friends reactions over the Kermit puppet. All my friends are blown away with the quality of the puppet
  20. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    My step-daughter's friend looked at it and said, "Is that the real Kermit?" She's 17.

    :p


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