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Writing Campaign: Save the Fozzie Photo Puppet

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Luke, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Below is a contact list of most retailers who stock Master Replicas products online (aside sites that are Star Wars specific). As you may have read in the Save Fozzie thread there has been little support from retailers to stock the Fozzie Bear photo puppet as they don't think there are enough of us fans out there who want to buy him, and because of this Master Replicas have said he may not get made at all.

    If you would like to support the continuation of this line it would be helpful if as fans we contacted the retailers and asked them if they planned to sell the Master Replicas Fozzie Bear photo puppet and when it will be available for order through them. If Master Replicas get enough interest back from the retailers and hopefully orders it may be enough (along with all the new Muppet stuff happenin on TV from Disney) to get things back on track - they only need orders for 500 of these to hopefully put it into production!

    It is a long list - so depending on what time you have even if you just contacted one or two of them it would still be a big help. You can send the same message to them all but it's a good idea not to bulk email it as then it just looks like spam. If you know of any other sites or stockists for Master Replicas that aren't listed add them onto this thread so we can contact them too!

    Wocka Wocka :o
  2. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Master Replicas List Part 1

    http://www.propstore.com - email tim@propstore.com
    http://www.moviebits.co.uk - email sales@moviebits.co.uk
    http://www.forbiddenplanet.com - contact form on site
    http://www.forbiddenplanet.co.uk - contact form on site
    http://www.starstore.com - contact form on site
    http://www.hauntedfishtank.com - email customerservices@hauntedfishtank.com
    http://www.thevideodrome.net - email THEVIDEODROME@AOL.COM
    http://www.incognitocomics.com - email sales@incognitocomics.demon.co.uk
    http://www.gamelifestyle.co.uk - email Sales@gamelifestyle.com
    http://www.statuetoys.com - contact form on site
    http://www.play.com - contact form on site
    http://www.entertainmentearth.com - email cs@entertainmentearth.com
    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com - email service@bigbadtoystore.com
    http://www.brianstoys.com - email sales@brianstoys.com
    http://www.alteregocomics.com - contact form on site
    http://www.toy-palace.com - contact form on site
    http://www.redfordfilms.com - contact form on site
    http://www.allmoviereplicas.com - contact form on site
    http://www.tfaw.com - contact form on site
    http://www.fullmetaltoys.com - email sales@fullmetaltoys.com
    http://shop.gadgetmadness.com - contact form on site
    http://www.toyrocket.com - contact form on site
    http://www.wizarduniverse.com - email customerservice@wizarduniverse.com
    http://gifts.barnesandnoble.com - contact form on site
    http://www.mrtoys.com - email mrtoys_com@yahoo.com
    http://www.fao.com - email faocustomerservice@fao.com
    http://www.johns-toys-store.com - email service@johns-toys.com
    http://www.cloudcity.com - email sales@cloudcity.com
    http://www.toysrus.com - contact form on site
    http://www.axpertz.com - email sales@axpertz.com
    http://www.reelcollectibles.co.nz - email hugh@reelcollectibles.co.nz
    http://www.koenigscollectibles.com - email sales@koenigscollectibles.com
    http://www.toywiz.com - email customerservice@toywiz.com
    http://www.comicstatues.com - contact details on site
    http://disneyshopping.go.com - contact form on site
    http://www.nitrocomics.com - email orders@nitrocomics.com
    http://www.epicheroes.com - email eheroes@gmail.com
    http://www.iconusa.com/online/Collectables.htm - email webmaster@iconusa.com
    http://www.toymandala.com - email sales@toymandala.com
    http://www.cornerstorecomics.com - email info@cornerstorecomics.com
    http://www.igadget.com.au - email sales@iGadget.com.au
    http://www.mygearstore.com - contact form on site
    http://www.darkshadowcollectibles.com - email sales@darkshadowcollectibles.com
    http://www.heo.com - contact form is at http://www.heo.com/kontakt.asp
    http://www.tisinc99.com - email info@tisinc99.com
    http://www.toddscostumes.com - contact form at http://www.toddscostumes.com/contact.htm
    http://www.hotmovieprops.com - contact form at http://www.hotmovieprops.com/contact_us.php
    http://www.dinstoys.com - email dinstoys@dinstoys.com
    http://www.pixelbarrel.com - email sales@pixelbarrel.com
    http://www.figuresdirect.com.au - email info@figuresdirect.com.au
    http://shop.simplytoys.com.sg - contact form on site
    http://www.razorsedgecollectibles.com - email customerservice@razorsedgecollectibles.com
    http://www.imaginegate.com - email sales@imaginegate.com
  3. Luke

    Luke Active Member

  4. mickeymouse18

    mickeymouse18 New Member

    :) this is a great idea :)

    I have just emailed all of the emails you posted, and am about to go on the other websites, where you contact them from there :)

    I've already had two positive response, citing lack of information from master replicas, rather than not being interested
  5. Telly

    Telly Active Member

    I will do this this weekend, if I don't get to it this week!
  6. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Thanks for your enthusiasm guys, i'm also slowly workin me way thru the list. Bring on da BEAR!
  7. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    I'm with ya all the way Luke! If all it takes is for us fans to get together and create the demand then theres no excuse for everyone who want Fozzie to follow suit. C'mon people send ONE email to ALL the above companies - job done!
  8. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Reply No 1:

    Dear Stuart,

    Thank you for writing to FAO Schwarz. The Fozzie Bear Poser is currently not available on our website, and we do not show an expected availability date in our system for this item.

    This item may be available in our stores, so I am forwarding your inquiry to our Retail Customer Service team. You should expect a response from them within two business days.

    In addition, since we add new inventory to our website every day, you could check back periodically to see if the item has become available.

    Thank you again for writing to FAO Schwarz. We look forward to your continued business.

    Sincerely,

    Jennifer W.
    FAO Schwarz Customer Service
    www.fao.com
  9. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Reply No 2:

    Hi Stuart,

    We will not be carrying the Muppets line from Master Replicas.

    Best,

    Rudy
    ImagineGate Toys
  10. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Redford Films replied -

    Master Replicas has cancelled Fozzie and it most likely will not be made.

    Sorry.
  11. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Some more responses -

    entertainment earth - We have not been given a release date for the Master Replicas Fozzie yet. If and when it becomes available for pre-order through our company, it will be posted on our website. Keep your eyes peeled!

    keonigs collectables - they have not given us any information about that item yet. I just emailed my sales rep to see if she can tell me anything

    reel collectibles - Thanks for your email. We’re big fans ourselves (which is why we run this business I guess!) and have Kermie, Gonzo and Animal in our own personal collection. We had heard rumours that Fozzie would be next in the line of MR Muppets, however have not been able to find out anything recently about if this is still happening or not. Our main suppliers over this side of the world are no longer dealing with MR either, so there’s a chance we may not even be able to get any more MR products anyway, until we can sort out a new supplier.

    All Movie Replicas - I don't know where you can get that.

    Razors Edge Collectibles - Thanks for the email. Master Replicas has this item on hold. So as of now, it's not being released.


    So lets keep the emails coming and see if it stirs up interest, sounds a little bit like they have a lack of information about Fozzie or are interested but hes just not available to them.
  12. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Or they are just sending a computer generated generic reply that looks like what ever you asked for could be coming in stock soon, when it doesnt exist yet!
  13. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    No, have had 100% personal replies so far.

    Here's one from Corner Stone Comics -

    We have no information on that. We have not even received a solicitation from Master Replicas yet.

    Thanks!
    Ryan Young
    Office Administrator
  14. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I have a growing dissatisfaction with Master Replicas' customer relations. Except for Travis, I have always felt MR to have a cold approach to their fans and customers. They are entitled to that but it does not help them sell more widgets, whatjets or Muppets. ;)

    It appears, for whatever reason(s), that their minds are made up over there. I have been one of the greatest positive thinkers when it comes to the future of the posers at MR, but the writing is on the wall. I have spent nearly $800 on my posers and am privileged to have them. It saddens me that it has been said the MR brass dismissed us fans a while back because of our animated enthusiasm for this product. I just don't understand and hope that isn't the case. I don't know what to think. :confused:

    If they make a Fozzie I'll buy him even if he isn't 100%. But if they stop making Muppet stuff entirely then I'm out of the MR store for good. I do collect other things, but my dollar goes to companies that appreciate my business. I feel they should be courting us rather than this backwards way that has been happening. :o
  15. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member

    I wonder why MR has there forum closed. I REALLY wanted to post some of these on there website showing how wrong they actually can be.
  16. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    When I read this, I just went over and checked for myself (not that I didn't believe you, I just wanted to see for myself) and sure enough, the forum is closed. That's a VERY bad sign. It seems they don't want to hear from the fans at all now! (Unless it's just down for maintenance. We'll just have to wait and see.)

    :p
  17. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Active Member


    As long as I have been on that forum, it has never ever said Forum closed. But it has said "down temporarily for maintenance" a lot of times. I just think this is kinda weird. Just have to wait and see what happens.

    Just want to add that a lot of the other forums have noticed this as well. It is catching on at Rebel Scum (Star Wars Forum).
  18. muppetguy

    muppetguy Member

    Ok...

    I apologize ahead of time if this sounds like I'm ranting, but...here it goes:

    I can understand where MR's concerns are, but since all the replies look like they are waiting on MR, all bad points to them. Let me tell you, if they made 1000 of fozzie, I am most definitly sure that there HAS TO BE 1000 fans out there around the world, that WOULD put money into this, wether or not the economy is good or bad and if the fans even knew about it. I didn't know about Kermit until I joined here!:o

    Here's the ranting part: Everyone, even businesses who are doing quite well in times like this, use the "economy issue" as an excuse. No raises because of the economy...etc...blah blah blah.

    I just wish I could get Fozzie. I have had money set aside over a year ago for him, this is just insanely ridiculous.

    I honestly think MR has given up on the muppets at a time they are booing to stardom once again.

    It just upsets me to know the ones I have, as someone else mentioned here, I'm sorry I don't remember who, but as a collector, the collection is not complete.

    Thanks for putting up with my words...LOL ;)
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Some more replies

    Nitro comics - no info on Fozzie yet

    DollTV - stocking all the photo puppets but no info on Fozzie yet

    Forbidden Planet - item has been cancelled by suppliers

    Collectors Zone - Master Replicas have pulled the plug on the Fozzie Photo puppet for the time being because of the spiraling factory costs to produce this item

    Epic Heroes (UK) - have just added the existing two replicas suppliers have, stocks are very low - http://www.epicheroes.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=14_429

    Figures Direct - Fozzie doesnt appear on any pricelists. Sending email to distributor to get more info.
  20. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Member

    Ernie–
    You stated a while back that you thought MR may be selling the license to someone else. Care to elaborate now that it didn't happen? What do you think the chances would be of this unnamed company obtaining the license if MR were to fold?

    I'm certainly not holding my breath – I would've expected Muppet figs would've been made long ago by someone else when Pal went out of business...

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