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Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetsliveon, May 27, 2011.

  1. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

    What do you think would or could be released as a tie in or promotion for the new movie? I think maybe they could re release the pez dispensers and/or make new ones. And maybe make a happy meal/kids meal tie in.
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    There was a thread about our dream merchandise tie-ins in the Headlines folder. I think it was a sticky thread, but it appears to no longer be sticky.

    That said, I (and I'm sure all of us) want The Muppet Show: Season Four.

    Something I recently thought would be cool would be some kind of artwork featuring as many characters that can be included as possible, whether illustrated or live-action. Maybe a puzzle or a t-shirt or a poster or something. That'd be cool.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I hope when stuff comes out, they're not all Disney Store exclusives. Mainly because ALL the ones that re-opened are RE-CLOSING... and I don't know if the mainstay one that didn't close is safe or not. Now it doesn't look like the entire chain is going under because they just added new stuff, including merchandise from a certain movie that comes out a week before their threatened closing date.

    So I'm guessing it's Simon Mall-nopoly's fault and their wacky leasing policies that favor those boutique stores that no one actually buys stuff from (riddle me this. Has ANYONE ever seen anyone buy from Tea-vana? it's insane what they charge). :coy: And to make matters worse, I probably have like less than a month to find 8 bucks to buy the new Prof. Doof bean bag I was hoping they'd release.

    Hopefully something better will happen by holiday time, or whenever Muppet stuff starts to pop up. Really... they turned everything around and even added Marvel stuff... now... POOF! Well, it explains why the new ones looked so bland inside. They must've been temporary anyway.
  4. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

    Now all they need to do is put out the happy meal toys and i would be able to see in the future because I knew it before they released images.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Two things. Disney somehow feels that releasing kid's meal promo toys is beneath them now. I guess they're too afraid of those annoying parental groups getting on their case. To my knowledge, there's probably not even going to be a Cars 2 promotion (Kung Fu Panda 2 has one now and started last week, the next one is...blech...Pokemon... so one doesn't seem likely).

    Secondly, I don't know when it comes out, but Puss in Boot's movie (hopefully it won't clip the Muppets too badly) comes out just before it, and McD's has a history of Dreamworks promotions since Shrek 3.
  6. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Funny, Pokemon is huuuuge with the older nerd crowd now. All the college kids at big cons I go to dress up like pokemon catchers or have their pokewalkers on them. Its a lot better than all the cgi kids garbage in America.
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    No, Pokemon is a trope filled kiddy toy cartoon... and I still think it ruined anime's presence in the US overall. The thing about it is, we never got the shows that they stole the tropes from. Even the characters I liked were ripoffs of something better.

    Besides... Nintendo has OTHER things... where the heck is a Donkey Kong kid's meal? A Link one? and most importantly a Mario one? Mario's the dude!
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    I was just saying you probably haven't realized that part of Pokemon's newer regained popularity is college kid nostalgia...I know, late 90's nostalgia already? blechh. But Im on facebook, I go to a lot of conventions, I check out forums...college people in their 20's, especially girls love "150 original" pokemon. I never watched the show and was never a fan, in fact in 1998 I made a whole xeroxed comic zine derailing it. At the time I was into the violent vhs culture of good anime like Akira, Ninja Scroll, etc.

    Well, yes happy meals based on those Nintendo properties would be nice...there has been quite a lot of Nintendo kids meal promotions in the last 15 years, close to a dozen I'd say.
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I am WELL aware, believe me. Cons are freaking full of them. It's like they ONLY get Pokemon stuff in when they sell stuff there now. I never touched the stuff, though I admit to liking Meowth enough to buy ONE bean bag and ONE plastic talking toy... both on clearance. That's before I discovered Yatterman, and realized they basically stole a lot of crap from that.

    NAHHH! I'm all about the underappreciated stuff that only Japan and Europe knew about... and One Piece. And Toriko currently. Now THAT'S an anime. It's like Pokemon, only a dude fights them with his bare hands and eats 'em.

    But really... I LOVE Nintendo characters (Mario, DK, and Kirby especially) and I find it quite annoying Poke gets all the attention, merchandising wise.
  10. I'd want (most not likely):

    The Muppet Shows - Season 4; Season 5 [DVD]

    Muppets Tonight - The Complete Series [DVD]

    The Jim Henson Hour - The Complete Series (Joint release with LionsGate) [DVD]

    The Frog Prince/Hey, Cinderella! [DVD]

    A Muppet Family Christmas (Uncut) [DVD]

    Other specials on DVD, release Muppets Revisited at last, re-release all Muppet movies on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Copy combo packs with their CD soundtracks and loads 'o' bonus features. Basically any media!
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  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Well most Nintendo merch collectors don't really consider Pokemon a Nintendo universe franchise(I mean it is, but its like many Muppet fans who don't consider Elmo part of Muppetdom...err maybe thats just me) Pokemon to me is its own universe. I am right with you, Im a huge lover of all things cutesy platforming Nintendo. Actually, I'd extend that to include Sega, as I LOVVVVVVE me some Sonic Universe and Sega Universe stuff(Monkey Ball, Nights, Samba, etc) Some day I hope we get a real Nintendo vs Sega game done Smash Bros style. Im beyond excited for the tidal wave of new 4-5" classic/new Jazwares Sonic figures. Sadly, there's not much hope for new Mario action figures stateside. But yeah, be it Wendys, Taco Bell, Burger King or Taco Bell there's been a lot of Nintendo happy meal toys. Wendys just had a Pacman happy meal run. Though usually its DC heroes, Dreamworks/Fox CGI cartoon toys and cars used in kid's meal.

    Anyways, I've never been a fan of Pokemon...just kind of making a commentary on the ebb and flow of it. I will say I can appreciate it more than the horrific drivel that runs off it, like Bakugan, Yu Gi Oh, and countless others I can't even remember the names of.

    Anime wise, I guess I was always more into stuff like Cowboy Bebop and Evangelion, but truth be told I just dont keep up and rarely watch anime
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I haven't bothered with Wendy's premiums in YEARS! They're all fairy tale audiobooks or American Idol microphones or American's got Talent Microphones or something stupid like that. They had a Wheel of Fortune one for crying out loud! And they're the most expensive kid's meals in the business.

    McD's prizes keep getting better (I loved that recent Batman 3 minifigure one... but I only got 6 of them and went mad trying to get at least one more). but BK's not doing so well (The Thor ones sucked. And there's no call to throw in cheap plastic jewelery and call it a "girl's toy" especially when the counter workers don't even bother sorting them out anyway)... but Wendy's, a place that once had MOC Mario and Hey Arnold figures just fell completely from grace.
  13. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    The early 2000's was really the high point of good quality action figures in kid's meals, the kind that would now cost $8 a pop. Mcdonalds dreamworks toys are kind of hollow and lame, and theyre 2007 TMNT figures sucked. but man...2001 monsters inc, so amazing. i remember at one point burger king had playsets that came with happy meals, like their rugrats/wild thornberries. and of course, the amazing 2003 muppet show figure set with jack in the box. And yeah, the various mario promotions with wendys, much better than the burger king ones. those were the days! Oh and I almost forgot about the cool Crash Bandicoot 2001 carls jr stuff. They just dont make game based kid's meals anymore
  14. Fred Smith

    Fred Smith New Member

    I would go for Muppet hand puppets tieing in with the new movie; Walter, Kermit, Piggy, Fozzie, Animal, etc.
  15. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I just want someone BESIDES Animal on a T-Shirt at this point. I mean, come on... how popular do Bunsen and Beaker or the Swedish Chef have to be? They're the Muppets most people think of when it comes to Muppets besides Kermit.

    And again, if local Disney Stores are going down again (GRRR! I want that Doofenshmirtz bean bag!) I'd hate for them to release a bunch of exclusives I'd have to buy online.
  16. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    This i get that animals popular but i feel he has been over saturated i mean even kermit stuff is second to him. i want plush if not only the main cast but maybe even past muppets who never had merch
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Anyone have any estimate on when we'll get our first look or even word on what Muppet movie tie-ins, toys, merch, promotion, etc is coming forth? Kind of odd we havent seen much of even a glimpse of anything. Chief among things, I'm sooo hoping for a lot of figures/toys, plushes, etc. A true dream come true
  18. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Some has been announced. There's going to be official Muppet... Nail polish. That was the first promotional tie-in announced. And a number of books have been announced as well, including a junior novelization, some sticker books, and a jokebook, among others.
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    My #1 Muppet related wish merchandise wise: Big Mean Carl plush and or figure/figurine:)
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  20. j3h

    j3h Active Member

    what he said :D

    PLUS I want a decent looking Uncle Deadly plush.
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