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What Miss Piggy should MR design?

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by frogboy4, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    An idea is always a generalization, and generalization is a property of thinking. To generalize means to think.

    Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  2. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    A philosophy like Hegel's is a self-revelation of the psychic background and, philosophically, a presumption. Psychologically it amounts to an invasion by the Unconscious. The peculiar, high-flown language Hegel uses bears out this view -- it is reminiscent of the megalomaniac language of schizophrenics, who use terrific, spellbinding words to reduce the transcendent to subjective form, to give banalities the charm of novelty, or pass off commonplaces as searching wisdom. So bombastic a terminology is a symptom of weakness, ineptitude, and lack of substance.

    – Carl G. Jung, On the Nature of the Psyche, 1928
  3. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    This is the strangest fight I have ever witnessed! lol. It's like a scene from Frasier. No offense intended of course. :)
  4. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    I'm just waiting for someone to point out that it's happening in a thread ostensibly about the best way to style a pig. A new reality show perhaps - Queer Eye for the Pig Gal?
  5. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    Well, Piggy as made by Bear Man couldn't have long blonde hair, extra large bossoms, high heels, a tight dress and a sexy attitude or even be a pig for that matter because those are all sexist stereotypes. :wisdom:
  6. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Other than the pig herself, I know that this Bear cannot wait for that bear's preorder. Spring is almost around the corner! ;)
  7. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    Me neither, even tho I still don't have Gonzo. Fozzie is gonna be something pretty special.
  8. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Although Piggy is the ultimate Pig diva that she is, it doesn't matter what she is wearing as long as she looks like Piggy herself! I am hoping for more on the line of a dress she is remembered in from a movie. That would be really nice!
  9. Bear Man

    Bear Man Well-Known Member

    Trying to get my head around that comment left me cross-eyed, MuppetCaper.

    And I'm somewhat tired of this discussion, but for the record I am all for letting Piggy be herself - I'm just not going to make a judgement about her based on her attributes, or assume that other pigs who have similar qualities will be the same as her. ;)
  10. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    Tired is an understatement! Kissy Kissy!
  11. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I'm all for the purple dress from the early days. Maybe they could "hip up" the dress a bit though?
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'd go for that. As long as she comes with purple gloves.

    I really do want the pig to come fifth. I know that she sells less in the usual Muppet assortment, but there's never been a product like this! I think if they limit her edition slightly more and increase her asking price a bit that MR would find a solid seller in Miss Piggy. I don't think she'd be a line ender. Much of the Miss Piggy products of the past were carded with toys that are largely influenced by the male youth market (the Corgi Muppet cars and various figures through the years). The pig always did best on her own with stationary, pencils and other such supplies geared to the signature Piggy enthusiast. Maybe with a little diva branding this product could do quite well.
  13. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    Yeah...definately need the purple gloves to match.
  14. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member


    Don't forget those white pearls! We need those too. I think Piggy can wear something better than the original light purple dress, something more..Fabulous....if that makes any sense.
  15. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    We can dress her up like Tina Turner! I think Cher would be too over the top. ;)
  16. LeanneRivett

    LeanneRivett Well-Known Member

    Piggy is the Diva of the Muppet Show. Love them or loathe them Diva’s have their place in society. They tend to show others in a better light and we can’t help but have a pop at them so it is not surprising that she is getting a few negative comments. I’m not here to say anyone is wrong to dislike her, but that is only one side of the story.

    Piggy is one of the ultimate Diva’s that have span a generation in the same vain as Liza Minelli, Gloria Gaynor and Diana Ross, she is also loved by these people too. She represents everything that’s good and bad about women, she has everything going against her, yet she somehow survives she maybe a Piggy but she also an Underdog.

    In my experience, she is a Gay Icon and embodies that wonderful burlesque stage quality that gives many a whimsical feeling of contentment.

    I do feel that Piggy has not been represented well by manufactures over the years, possibly the best version being back in 1999 by Franklin Mint. But I she is my personal favourite and do want MR to do her justice and would love to see her sooner rather than later.

    Many female Muppets have come and gone, but Piggy has remained a constant come on, guys you know deep down you love her Hiiiiiiigh YAAAAAAAAAh!
  17. Fozzie6

    Fozzie6 Active Member

    Granted I have no hard facts to back up my statement, but I highly doubt you have any facts to back up your stance that Miss Piggy will sell well. I was just on a movie board and we were discussing The Muppet Movie...when I stated that I liked the movie until Miss Piggy showed up, everyone else agreed that they don't like Piggy and nobody had anything good to say about her. Of course that's blasphemy to state anything like that on this board because everyone is such a hardcore Muppet fan. I'm just saying that casual fans might not like her as much, she is very very very annoying. Of course she might sell better among the casual women fans, I really don't know.
  18. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    These replicas are not really something that casual fans are going to be too interested in buying anyway I would have thought. Certain characters, like Animal, will sell to a certain group as well but in general they will only be bought by the sort of fan that has the cash to back up their enthusiasm.
  19. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I think it's all in the way one looks at her. Some might not like her because they see her as being b*tchy and bossy. That's one of the personal reasons WHY I like her! I find it hilarious! Don't we all have a friend that tries to outshine us when we're in public? To me, that's who she represents.
  20. uppitymuppity

    uppitymuppity Well-Known Member

    Thank you Leanne you totally get it! The Muppet Show was based on vaudeville and anyone familiar with that era of being knows that it revolved around having the biggest, baddest, toughest act. These performers were tough as nails and would do anything to out show the next guy, gal or pig. Miss Piggy embodies that spirit more than any other character.

    She is the ultimate diva.

    Being a Hollywood person i'll never ever forget the moment in "The Muppet Movie" when whilst on a date with Kermit, the absolute love of her life, she gets a call from her agent and ditches Kermit immediately.

    Hilarious! She's a big star in every way and deserves to be treated as such.


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