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Your Gonzo Replica Pictures

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

  1. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Oh Goody, Looks like Im gonna be last to get Gonzo.

    I am really p***** off about it at the mo, Its been such a long slow process getting Gonzo, then after expecting him on Friday and learning actually he was sent Parcelforce 48, so I hype myself ready to get him today, then discover that, Oh, Parcelforce Mis Directed the package and sent it to The Midlands, while Im in Somerset! So I still not got him, and hopefully will be here tomorrow, so I guess its Parcelforce 72!

    I know it'll be fine when he gets here, Im just letting off a little steam here at the mo as Im beginning to wonder if I will ever get him!

    Hope all you that have him are enjoying him.

  2. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member

    It'll be worth it when you have him. Trust me!
  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    He's arrived! *breathof relief* He is...Amazing. I haven't had a chance to just stare at him yet, but I love him so much. Nose, schmooze...If they'd made the most from the same "foam" as the eyes it would have been smashed in seconds I assure you. He already fell off the desk I placed him on.

    His shoes, his SOCKS! His little feet! Oh my goodness it's love at first sight.

    But...does his mouth not close? Will he always have that helplessly happy expression on his face? Hmmmm...

    Also...I am so unsure whether to change his pupils or not. Because they are soooo close to being right, and yet are not quite right. And I am so afraid that if I start messing around with it I'm going to make things worse...

    I'll try and take some pics, probably not for a few days though.
  4. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    Hey Chris,
    I'm sorry to hear you're being messed around so much by Parcelforce, I know how frustrating it is when you know something's so close but it feels so far. As MisterSuperstar said, he's definitely worth the wait!
    I lost a Kermit replica to Parcelforce, it arrived from America, to just down the road from me, & they darn well sent it back to New York saying there were address problems, I never got him & couldn't claim anything cos Parcelforce said I had to take it up with the seller, & the seller said I had to take it up with Parcelforce! That's why i'll only buy with CollectorZone now.

    I've just pre-ordered Fozzie so the countdown begins for him now, they said that around 10 had already been pre-ordered, must be us folk on here, pretty good start tho I guess considering there's only gonna be a 1000 produced.

    I watched some of the Muppet Movie again last night to freeze frame a few poses, it's so hard to get my Animal replica looking anywhere near close to the actual Animal, anyone got any more tips to make Animal resemble his real life counterpart :)

    I'll be posting some Gonzo pics tomoro. Have a good nite all

  5. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    I have just pre ordered 2 fozzies i am going to make one into a puppet.
  6. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    You must be minted;) I said I'd stop at one Gonzo but oop's, I couldn't help it. My replacement one and his brother come tomorrow.

    When the kids saw my Gonzo (bare in mind they are 13 & 14!), both their jaws dropped open. They absolutely loved him. The youngest said "I can't believe it, I just keep expecting him to talk". Sadly (and honestly) that was followed up with "why has he got tights on his nose?"...I've given him Travis' address;)

    Anyway, MINOR grumbles aside, and I really can't believe I'm gonna type this...he is the best of the bunch. Other than his nose, he is the closest thus far to his on-screen counterpart. I'm one happy bunny!
  7. Lab Rat

    Lab Rat Well-Known Member

    It would be too much fun having a genuine Fozzie puppet for me to resist so i thought i'd better order 2.If any of you guys need replacement pupils for Gonzo in the UK just give me a shout and i'll send you some they are really easy to change.
  8. markit

    markit Well-Known Member

    Hey , here's a few pics I took last night, I'm a lil stretched for space in my room so they're not exactly displayed the way i'd like but no way am I leaving them in their boxes, i'll just have to share my little room with them for now :) Just hope i've moved out by the time fozzie arrives!

  9. caper

    caper Well-Known Member

  10. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member


    The wait is over, he arrived this morning, but I had to work until 2.30, but anyway, the box is open and he is sat besides me at the mo!

    Of course he is fantastic, so beautifully made. There are a few small bits I would pick at, but I mean very small, and only an obsessed nit picking fan, like me would notice.
    His hands feel and look like they have three fingers, rather than a seperate thumb, not very noticable due to the fur.
    The sock material is slightly wrinkled on the corner of his right top lip.
    The fur around the eyes is too thick under the eyes and its glued to the foam eye lid which just doesnt look quite right.
    His eye focus is off slightly, but it seems to look more apparent in pictures than for real, and only when you look at him from straight on!

    Here are my first pics, the first one I had the idea for ages ago, but had to wait til he came, I call it ''The Biggest Fool That Ever Hit The Big Time"!


    and heres another.....


    I am soo pleased with him, and must stress that the above points are such small minor things. I agree he is the best likeness out of the three so far, but Kermit is still my best. I love Animal, but feel like no matter how you pose him, he will always be Master Replicas Animal, and you can always tell that when you look at any picture!

    Thanks Master Replicas, let the wait begin for Fozzie.

  11. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Hi Folks, I've now received the replacement Gonzo and his brother and both are great (customer service at TCZ is exceptional!). I am now toying with the idea of respraying the nose. I'm not overly convinced by the colour and think that with some spray-dye I can get a much more accurate colour. My question is has anyone had any experience with spray dyes? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  12. The Captain

    The Captain Member

    Big thanks to Lab Rat for sending the eyes through, got them today! Will attempt the operation this weekend...

    Loved your flyer for your own show, looks great fun.
  13. The Captain

    The Captain Member

    Afford! Did you say afford? I can only just afford the little guy, but having missed out on the Palisades range I couldn't miss this chance.

    Not sure about Fozzie, he would break the bank!
  14. Punch'n'Judy

    Punch'n'Judy Well-Known Member

    Chris's pics are always excellent and well thought out. Very nice.
  15. Davina

    Davina Well-Known Member

    still gotta order my gonzo.. *sigh* think we'll be able to pull it off later this month though now that hubby's back to work and we're caught back up on everything else... yay!
    looks like we're going to be giving Animal a skip though... :( (unless I wind up with a really nice settlement from the car accident 7 months ago... *sigh* we shall see.. Am just happy I'm nearly back to "normal" though will never be 100%..)
  16. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear of your troubles, fingers crossed for a sudden change of luck!

    Has anyone else in the UK changed Gonzo's pupils? Thanks to the truly wonderful Lab Rat I have changed mine. The removal of the original pupils was easy (except for a mid-operation panic). However, placement of the new ones was well hard! It took about 1 1/2 hours to get them right. It's so unbelievably difficult. I got all my ref shots of the actual Gonzo, and then took a shot of mine to see if it matched up. Even if they are a millimetre out they look wrong. I think I've nailed it and it has passed the mirror test (I always look at things in Mirror to see if they look right:confused: ). I will post Photo's as soon as I can think of a decent pose. Any suggestions folks?

    Now, onto the next Gonzo...
  17. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    A massive thanks to Phil for sending the pupils. It was an easy job to change the pupils and now my Gonzo is complete, well almost. im gonna paint the lip pink and then hel be done. Not many pics from the UK yet? Come on boys and girls.
  18. LeanneRivett

    LeanneRivett Well-Known Member

    Mine is still in the box under the bed!

    I'm waiting to buy the cabinet's from Ikea.

  19. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    So you want more pics from UK fans hey!

    Well luckily its my day off today and I have spent the morning turning my living room into a photo studio, below are several images of Gonzo...... I hope you like!

    The REAL Gonzo Sock Nose!


    Gonzo on his way home from the show.....


    Close your eyes its Naked Gonzo.......I wandered if ''that'' had a sock over it too, lol!


    Sorry, But I kind of strayed away from Gonzo at this point, but hope you'll enjoy what you see, I think these are among my best photos yet! Im also surprised that no one else has tried this yet?


    I think he looks great, the trousers are too short but can be hidden when photographing, would love to get a black suit for him!

    Hope you enjoyed the pics, comments please?

    Now I need to stop playing with dolls and do something constructive, lol.

  20. muppetguy

    muppetguy Well-Known Member


    hEY Kermieuk, Those are genious pictures of Kermit. You know, to think of it, I am surprised no one's thought about doing this. If only it was a black suit, but it looks great. Now Kermit is ready and dressed to take Piggy out for a night on the town. Great Job!:)

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