to the Muppet Central Forum!
are viewing our forum as a guest. Join
our free community to post topics and start private conversations. Please
contact us if
you need help with registration or your account login.
Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by MuppetCaper, Feb 8, 2008.
You never know, MR could be forced to get things in order
Well, this explains why I heard a rumor that nothing is happening with Fozzie. There is no factory in China currently working on him.
I asked CSTom what is going on with Fozzie and he told me that they are still working on him and he will still be coming out this year, and as for the Muppet line, it is still continuing as well. So that much is good news so far.
Can't say I'm surprised to hear this...Terry's away now, right? Anybody got an address for him? I feel like looking through someone's filing cabinet... ;-)
When did you get this response MuppetCaper? I'm not doubting that this is what you were told, but wouldn't be surprised if CSTom has been instructed to say that all current projects are still "in process" or being worked on - which, until they are officially completed or cancelled, they technically are...
Just popped over to the MR forum...CSTom's quote from the press release only specifically states Bond and Harry Potter as still being produced, along with their "principal licences" which I would very much doubt the Muppets would count as...this really, really sucks.
This is exactly what I was thinking, but I didn't want to say it. I heard this rumor, by the way, shortly after the last time Travis came on and told us they were waiting for the first proto from China. I just felt I should hold my tongue until there was more evidence. No use in getting people all upset on a rumor that might not be true, but with the latest news, I'm beginning to believe that it is true.
There is one thing I have always learned in life is that you do not listen to rumors, cause that's all it is, just empty words with nothing to back them up. Until you have cold hard facts, you have NOTHING to go by. I thought this is something you learn as you get older. Here is one of the threads that was just brought up at MR.
Master Replicas is playing it smart with the bear. Who knows what the prototype looks like? It is probably a poor assessment of how the final product will turn out so they are likely keeping it under their crushed bowler cap.
I, myself, like to see all the stages of production, but I also understand that many will jump to conclusions. I just hope they have better photos than Gonzo or Animal. I’m not kidding – I’ll hop down to Walnut Creek and snap a couple of digital photos - for free if need be! The bear deserves star treatment!
Again, please don't take this as criticism, and I personally REALLY hope you're right, but that response was posted yesterday before the news about the takeover broke, and confirmation of that takeover could very well change what Master Replica's stated plans are.
I understand what you mean, I am a bit worried to, that's why I am squeezing as much info out of them as I can. I just don't want to see this go into a rumor mill when we don't have anything to go by. It is bad enough with the silence. As long as we get the bear, I am happy with that!
I totally agree with you. I've wanted the bear since they first announced these guys, and if I can't get him through MR, I guess I'm going to have to contact that guy we used to see all over eBay and Amazon. His stuff isn't as good as the "real" thing, but it's as close as I'll ever get.
You just have to trust me on this. I've said too much already, but if you can't get him through MR, there will almost certainly be another legitimate way to get him.
Are you hinting that perhaps someone else will take over the license?
...I'm intrigued by what you've said, Ernie. I've only known of you for a few days now, but I trust you, and believe you completely...
Yes, that is what I am hinting. Nothing in life, of course, is definite... and in business even less so. We just have to wait and see what happens.
And I wonder if this has anything to do with Terry's trip to somewhere?Terry has me curious because it is as though he was going to do something and then tell us when he gets back!
I don't know about you guys, but...
I love coming here every morning and doing daily check in's to see what's going on, who's saying what. But I have to say, this hole thing that's going on with MR is a bit scary, frustrating, and dissapointing. I would be ubberly upset if I do not get Fozzie and Piggy. I am unfortunately not wealthy to have a puppet builder make this posers for me either. I just hope Terry comes back and gives us some news as well as TRAVIS. I honestly feel that when I log in here, I'm just going to feel disappointed, no offense to anyone here on the boards, I hope you all know what I mean. I'm just venting a bit. Sorry. I've been anticipating these for quite some time now just like the rest of you all, I even have all the money ready for Fozzie. Hope you all have a great weekend. I will be popping in to check on updates as usual and will have my fingers crossed in hopes someone gives us all information we are HOPING to hear.
Sorry I didn’t get back to you guys as soon as I got back. The trip I took was nothing really. I was getting my car paint fixed up and my Mother knew of a guy in Amherst Nova Scotia that could do the job for a good price. Sorry if it sounded like something was up. I grew up 20 miles outside of Amherst and that’s 2 to 3 hours from Halifax. I also used that time to bury the ashes of our cat of 19 years on the farm where he was born and I grew up. He had been very sick and we had to put him to sleep on April 14th. It was very hard to do but it had to be done. Yes it has been a hard month as my Aunt also passed away and of all things on the same day the 14th.
Now I will try to answer a wee bit about the Master Replicas business. As Bear Man correctly pointed out I don’t have 100% insight into what is going on at MR. All I know is what was told to be by Travis on the phone and that was that MR will not be ready to green light Miss Piggy for another two months or so and I made this call early in April. In fact they still don’t know if they will put Piggy off and do another character but he told me that so far the Muppet line is still on. It makes it hard for me because I have to get other work on the side as I wait for MR to figure out what they want to do.
Travis had also gotten the first factory prototype from China and he is not happy with it at all. Travis has decided not to show it as he does not want anyone getting upset about it and I think that’s a good idea. I had to give him Fozzie naked foam head pictures to help them over in China. So far that’s all I know.
As far as Corgi selling off thing I’ve got nothing on that, sorry.
Kevin I am very glad that you like the way I take my pictures of the posers that I had built and the reason they are good is because I am a puppeteer too and working with Henson on Fraggle Rock as a performer I know how the puppets are suppose to look in pictures. I know about the focus and the fact that the puppets have to be tilted in such a way to work. The puppets should never be strait up in the shots. Anyway you know what I’m saying. Now I have offered to help them out in the picture taken department way back before Travis came along but they turned it down and I think it’s because of the $ plus they have a guy on staff I think.
Now as for your other question Kevin yes I have been surprised on a few things but in most cases I understand why they did what they did and I will leave it at that. Well I guess that’s it for now.
Take care everyone and have fun,
P.S. I almost for got that I have a new web site up now and it’s a simple address http://www.anguspuppets.com
Nice to see you back, Terry!
On another subject... and one that is probably more on-topic to this thread... MR had a trivia contest to win a Gonzo (Oops! I started to type "Gonzo Poser" and it came out "Gonzer". Hee, hee. Did I just coin a new phrase?). Anyway, did they ever announce a winner?
I guess they email the person that won. I know someone won the Animal poser and had gotten an email. It wasn't even announced in the newsletter so I am sure it is by email.
Sorry guysI just realized that my previous post with my frog pics... yeah I had my photobucket on private. Check out the pics here.
I hope to see more pics from you guys as I wait to get my Animal and Gonzo within mere weeks of each other!
Separate names with a comma.