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Your Gonzo Replica Pictures

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by MuppetCaper, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member


    There's Gonzo! See..everyone was so terrified but look how amazing he turned out to be! I L-O-V-E him and can't wait for disney to ship him to me. I probably won't get him for another week or two, but when I do...I will post pics! I love the little blue guy:concern:
  2. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Wait...he was released already?
  3. MWoO

    MWoO Well-Known Member

    Ok, after looking at the pics here it seems eye spacing is an issue AGAIN! These eye lid things are screwing up the likeness because *** forces MR to space the eyes too far apart. No one can tell me that Gonzo has that much space between his eyes.
  4. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie Well-Known Member

    I totally disagreed with you on Animal, but I completely agree with you on Gonzo.

    I'm glad so many of you are happy with him... and that's the last I will ever say about Gonzo.

  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Well, not taking anything away from Master Replicas, cos he is much better than was expected ... but if ya paid $400 bucks for something people would be happy/relieved it wasn't a monster wouldn't they? lol

    I think Jamie has it right. He's doesn't look anywhere near perfect (and i wouldn't even say great) but he IS looking somewhere near to being "Gonzo", which is more than what the prototype was). People shouldn't have to be thinking of making all these alterations, that needs to stop now and MR needs to sort it for future ones - they need to be "replicas". I really hate that nose close up, the material texture looks terrible, but photographed or viewed from a slight distance it seems to look ok and blend in quite well.
  6. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    I wonder what he looks like when Gonzo is photographed in natural light.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    The fabric for the nose covering isn't a straight stocking weave. It appears to mimic the foam texture a little bit. The color is great. Very purpley. I am pleased with him. It is a shame that the texture is visibly different but that should not keep people from getting him. All of the pre-release photographs were terrible. He looks nothing like he does on the pre-order page or in the other various convention etc pics.

    The one tiny gripe that I have is that his lip doesn't have that subtle pink stroke on it and there's a lot of missing nose color subtlety. Once my tiny pupil and eyelid tweaks are made Gonzo will likely receive an A- from me. And if that shading ever does bug me I'm sure that can be tweaked too. It's unlikely I'll need to.

    Yes, this is the definitive Gonzo in this frogboy's opinion. :concern: He's the first one of these poser characters that looked great right out of the box! I can't believe those horrific product photographs made me think otherwise. There's a difference between taking a picture of a Muppet and taking a picture of a box of detergent.
  8. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    My Gonzo's eyelid bracket is not that noticable. Only when I have them wide open. I am trying to figure out what I can do to camoflage that part. As far as his pupils, I think they look just fine. I do agree with Frogboy, pulling him right out of the box and doing a little adjusting is all it really took. I also want to do the pink innerlip part down the line as well.
  9. Kevin Knight

    Kevin Knight Well-Known Member

    Would you folks say your Gonzo took the same amount of adjusting as Kermit did? My frog looked and felt like a corpse. Now unfortunately his fabric has started to do something funky. I'm seriously concerned for Gonzo being packaged with his mouth stretched that wide! Weird ain't it. I guess none of these replicas can be photographed well, look at Kermit with the shiney skin! Look forward to more photos.

  10. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    From what Frogboy said, I guess mine was the only one that was like that. Unless there are others out there that have the same situation, I am not really sure. It could have been that the factory just forgot to close his mouth when they packaged him or he was screaming to get out of the box! :concern:
  11. mrsieve

    mrsieve Well-Known Member

    MC, you might want to sleep with one eye open, just in case you have a "Chucky" Gonzo on your hands ;).
  12. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Kermit takes some time (and some light smooshing) to warm him up. Gonzo - out of the box - looks amazing. Yeah, there are some tweaks here and there I will make to him (updates will come on that) but...drumroll...Gonzo, while not perfect, is my favorite of the bunch! :concern:
  13. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Thats great news Jamie.... my fav pic are of Gonzo with his eyes wide open. Are you gonna pose him like that?
  14. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks for posting the great pics, I am also SOOOO jelous as I dont have him yet.

    He looks great. I feel a bit of a pattern here, each replica gets bombarded with criticism, then when the final product comes out nealy everyone loves it!

    He simply looks fantastic, I feel that Gonzo is going to have a more ''playable posability'' factor, like Kermit did, which I didnt really get from Animal. Love the clothes, love the box, love the return of the lining in the box.

    Quick question for those out there that Have Gonzo. If you remove the bow tie do you need to re tie it, or is it fastened some other way? I cant tie Bow-ties!

    I want mine now!

  15. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    I knew MR wouldn't let us down! He looks amazing, even better than Travis' (sorry Travis) pics. Sure, there are always things to pick at but from what I can see he will be a great addition. Can't wait to receive mine now!
  16. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    You know, that was a thought I had awhile back. It's ironic that you thought it also!

    It fastens in the back with velcro. You won't be having to tie a bowtie!
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I was among those giving Gonzo fairly stern criticism, however it was based on some really crummy photographs. I honestly don't see how you can get those pictures out of this product. Yeah, having photographic and design skills help, but they really aren't needed with him. He is really beautiful.

    Of note: The nose fabric is one of the first things noticed by the few I have shown Gonzo in person. It is unfortunate, but quickly passes. I would stop short of calling it a completely "authentic" photo puppet because of this issue. There's nothing that really can be done about the fabric and even though it's there - this is item is a replica, not just a fairly accurate doll that the "monkey pictures" portray.

    I woke up with him staring right at me (well one of the eyes) and I smiled. Once I tweak the eyes I'll be very happy. :concern:
  18. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    I don't know about you Jamie, but I think he is quite heavier than his fellow Muppet friends. Probably cause of all the clothing and his shoes must play some role in his weight.
  19. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    He seems to "pop" much more in a group shot. I guess thats because rather than be drawn to him closely they all just blend as a troupe like we are used to. Muppetcapers group shot is my favorite so far. Any chance of a group shot Jamie?
  20. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    I don't have my Gonzo yet, but here's what the fellas got up to today: Still waiting...


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