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When will toys tieing in to The Muppets be released?

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by rowlfy662, Oct 2, 2011.

  1. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    with the muppet movie coming out in a month i'am quite suprised we have not heard any news about new figures board games anything do you think they might selling product like this after the movie been out for a while in cinemas or maybe weeks before the movie
  2. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    If the movie is a success ( and I hope very much it will be ) I'm sure muppet toys will be plentiful.
  3. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    agreed but what is weird is there has been nothing to show new releases films like toy story 3 and star wars 3 had products nearly 2 months before release but maybe i'm being impatient i bet soon we will have muppet product all over the place :)
  4. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    Yeah, I wondered about that too. Most movies are heavily merchandised to the point where the market's flooded even before the movie's released. We should be seeing something by now. I'm hoping that if the movie becomes popular it'll light a fire under the butts of various merchandisers and I'll finally be able to own a Rowlf toy.
  5. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Confirmed... the day of the movie.

    I didn't see any Cars 2 specific Cars merchandise until after the movie came out. But Cars toys are a perennial best seller, so they had Cars stuff on shelves long before that. Same with Toy Story 3... the specific new characters came out just around the time of the movie, though Lotzo popped up sooner.

    Still, I wonder why a couple Kermits and Animals would have been a problem. They DID exist before the movie after all.
  6. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    very true about kermit there but at least things are starting to pop up like those whatnot kits and puppets by gund so thats good i can tell disney are putting some product out now for the movie whixh is good
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    According to "Previews" magazine, the only Muppet thing shipping in November are laser cut Muppet key rings, which are already available on ebay for a while.I dont think "Previews" is a reliable reference source, because we know about the following, which hasnt been mentioned...."The Muppets" opening pin, various necklaces and key chains sold at Walmart,Steiff Fozzie plush,Muppet Star Wars action figures,Muppet nail polish,Miss Piggy make up,more additions from Jim Shore(Gonzo and Camilia figure and Kermit and Miss Piggy bookends) and Kermit,Miss Piggy Pez.There is bound to be more!
  8. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I'm sure that a lot of Disney Store exclusives aren't going to be announced. We don't quite know what to expect, but action figures seem to be right out.

    I'm sure there will be a lot of plush, be they bean bags or larger size ones. I'm REALLY pulling for a deluxe figurine set like The Lion King and Toy Story 3 got.
  9. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    yea i dont relly expect so see much outside of Disney stores and maybe Newbury comics since they have a weird merch compilation

    Walmarts iffy with toys since they did that cut back way back when
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I guess, that because a lot of the Muppet merchandise is becoming "limited editions",
    there is not much of a need to promote it as it will sell quickly.
  11. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    i dont really see that being the issue either or there even being and issue..just Toy distribution has gotten really limited these past few years, you rarely see any plushes, so right there knocks out half the stores on the market
  12. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah what the heck is going on??? Does anyone know any news? I was at a brand new Disneystore, they had NO Muppet stuff whatsoever and had no idea if any was coming in. What the heck Disney? You FLOOD the market with endless toy story garbage, but not a SINGLE thing for the Muppets with just a few weeks to go? Seriously?

    I hope this doesnt end up being like Up, or worse...like Emperor's New Groove, where they hardly release anything, and the only cool stuff is hawked by scalpers on ebay for high dollar. Forget that.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I do not know what the heck happened, seriously. It used to be that movie toys werea a month or two... sometimes even three months before a movie comes out. They did that with Thor and Captain America. But Real Steal and Smurfs came out just as these movies hit theaters. And Smurfs stuff, shock and amazement, actually sold :rolleyes:.

    I think it's an idiotic retail thing. Maybe because for every Captain America and Thor, there's all these Planet 51/Terminator Salvation bomb toys off bomb movies, and I'm guessing if stores don't see these things as instant block busters, they refuse to order anything until the movie comes out.
  14. tomahawk

    tomahawk Member

    It is a bit strange. I check the Disney store here and besides the series 2 Vinylmation and the kids Animal PJ's... Nothing. On the upside, the Muppet Vinylmations seem to sell much quicker than the others. But just this week they had a pretty big "celebration" for the Cars 2 DVD release and one of the booths were giving out movie posters and I asked if she had any Muppet ones. She said we normally have ones of movies that are going to be released soon. I laughed and said that the Muppet movie comes out Thanksgiving weekend. The best part of that (or not) she worked for Disney Radio and didn't seem to have a clue about the movie.
  15. Frogpuppeteer

    Frogpuppeteer Well-Known Member

    Radio Personality (People who work there) no nothing outside of what they are told to say and most of the time hate the music they work for. and really if they have something to give away by coming soon could literally mean 2 days from the time he or she says that.
    especially when its a live event, unless a new piece of info is given to them on the spot they wont know.
    like many have said i dont see any new, major muppet stuff till the movie is acutally out and Disney stores will probably be the main outlet for them,with a few at newbury comics depending what kind of merch we will get.
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Novelizations, sticker books, character puppets, keychains, tee shirts, Vinylmations, Whatnot puppets and a compilation album released several before the movie hits theaters aren't exactly nothing. There's more to come, but it will be a trickle rather than a downpour. That's the smart way to do it, unfortunately. We don't want the Muppets to suffer the same negative retail experience as other properties. Let's hope for more to come at release and the downpour to come when the DVD is launched next spring.
    Frogpuppeteer likes this.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Like I always say, a bean bag of Kermit and Animal would have been a nice hint at things to come. They needn't completely blanket the store with merchandise, but a small preview before the movie would do a world of difference. Though, to be fair, the last time I went, they actually advertised the movie in stores, even though the only Muppet thing they carried was Vynalmation.
  18. robodog

    robodog Active Member

    Frankly if I'm going to be bombarded by movie merchandise every time I enter the toy aisle I'd much rather it be Kermit than Cars. I love Kermit. Cars is the only Pixar movie I fell asleep halfway through.
    frogboy4 likes this.
  19. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    very true i really hope not just toys i hoping disney will release season 4 and most importantly to a new film a video game when was the last game 2002 i think its time for a new one but for toys i smiled when i just disney store uk and they had sone plush not good ones but still plush
  20. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Have to disagree with you there. That is nothing in my book. This is a Disney tentpoll film, it deserves to have the deluge of merch we come to expect: plushes, toys, you name it. It's like oh boy, a few cheap keychains at walmart, vinylmations which have already been out, and some kids books...I will be extremely disappointed in Disney if they don't release a good portion of Muppet merchandise in time for the film. They pulled this crap with Up and other good quality films.

    Having to wait for the dvd release to get a few measely items? No thanks. I hope Disney has not dropped the ball on this one. People WANT this merchandise. They WANTED Up merchandise. Thats why it goes for high dollar on ebay. I personally could give a croc about Toy Story 3, Cars, Wall E or princess merch


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