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Your Thoughts: Authentic Gonzo Replica

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Phillip, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    A friend I work with thinks the 18-24 month clothing is going to be too big for Gonzo. Her sister just had a baby boy and coincidently has a sweater vest. We're gonna play dolls next week. :insatiable:
  2. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I am running into problems getting my Gonzo flocked.I taped him up, leaving the area to be flocked exposed, to save some time and money, but now it looks like it is a curse.I started to use masking tape,but found it didnt stick.Then I went with Gaffa tape, and it has lifted in places since it arrived at the flocking place.Not to mention that they were horified as the Gaffa tape will leave a tacky residue when pulled off.So now they have to look at something else that will stop the flocking going on to the fur.
  3. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    Well it must be getting close to getting our Gonzo's?

    I went to Paris on Monday and came back yesterday so I had no idea there had been an eathquake. I dont know if it was felt here in Somerset anyway?

    Has anyone spoke to the collector zone to see if he is still expected on Monday.....................fingers crossed!

  4. LeanneRivett

    LeanneRivett Well-Known Member

    Yes, at 1:00am my whole bed shook it was like a scene from Bednobs and Broomsticks. My boyfriend thought I imagined it, I thought there was a poltergiest in the room. Bloke thought I was mad, but laughed the other side of his face by the time he got to work when he relised that I was telling the truth and mocked my nerves and looking up how to deal with unwanted spirits!
  5. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    How quickly does disneyshopping ship? Oh well it doesn't matter because I got my Gonzo today! I just bought him tuesday night too! The seller shipped him very quickly :D Oh and my Gonzo was $277 including shipping which I thought was a great deal.

    Anyway Gonzo's super-duper-awesome! I'm definitely going to have to take some sweet pics in the coming days. I can't wait!
  6. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    I think another couple of weeks:eek:
  7. the80sdrummer

    the80sdrummer Well-Known Member

    It says on the website that it would ship 2-3 weeks after order. I got mine in a little less than 3 weeks. He just got here today! You definitely got a better shipping time than I did. My wallet is a little light right now so I didn't mind the wait. I just hope I could help some other people out by saving about $100.
  8. rexcrk

    rexcrk Well-Known Member

    So upon playing with my Gonzo a little more I think I love him a TON more! It's just simply amazing, I'm really impressed by his outfit! He's even got SOCKS!

    Prior to this replica the only Gonzo plush I had was the one by Sababa Toys which, compared to this Gonzo, isn't that great! I love his little shoes and everything! I'll definitely take some sweet pics soon.
  9. Rowlfharris

    Rowlfharris Member

    Yikes! I just logged in to post that my Gonzo has arrived in Perth, Western Australia (just collected from the post office).

    Just saw your post about flocking Gonzo. I commend you for taking on the risk in trying this procedure, and if it works it should look 100% better than the sock.

    But masking tape? No way! I hope you haven't done any permanent damage. What I would suggest is wrapping the parts of his head that you don't want flocked in something like elastic cloth bandages. The hardest part will be around the eyes, but you can stick pins through the bandages straight into his stuffed head to hold the edges exactly where needed. Perhaps wrap something like 'Glad wrap' over the eyeballs first. The idea would be to use protective materials that do not actually stick to Gonzo but are held in place by wrapping and pins so that it can all be easily removed after the flocking process.

    My other reason for posting is that my Gonzo has 2 little 'slits' in the red foam on the roof of his mouth just above his 'throat'. Is that the way these have all been done? I was not sure if it was a factory defect in mine or not.

    I am also surprised at the amount of foam used on Gonzo considering they opted for the sock over the nose. If this foam does crumble in time, the inside of his mouth is going to be a real mess (not to mention the eye lids!) although probably repairable if that happened.
  10. Telly

    Telly Well-Known Member

    I'm suprised they didn't do the same thing inside Gonzo's mouth as they did with Kermit's mouth.
  11. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    I thought it was made with the same material, it looks that way on the photos anyway? :confused: as to why they used foam......could we see pics in 10 yrs time of Gonzo minus an inner mouth and eye lids :D
  12. LeanneRivett

    LeanneRivett Well-Known Member

    I hope not
  13. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    I guess I had better nip this in the bud before this gets into something it should not. Rowlfharris. Don’t panic because that is the way Gonzo’s mouth is supposed to be. That’s the way it is on the real McCoy. To prove this I have posted pictures on MySpace of how it looks. If one of you guys can go in copy and post it on here to ease Rowlfharris’s mind I’d appreciate it and except my thanks.

    Terry Angus
  14. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    congratulations in bringing another Gonzo over to Australia.Thanks for the material wrap idea, but I just got an email that they have flocked him.I will have to see what the outcome is when I get him back and $150 later!
    Regarding the inside of Gonzo's mouth, when I saw it, it looked more like fibre matting than foam(like they use for filters in Range hoods).
  15. Mistersuperstar

    Mistersuperstar Well-Known Member


  16. Rowlfharris

    Rowlfharris Member

    OK Thanks so much Terry (and Mistersuperstar), that had me a bit worried.

    It was just that I didn't recall ever seeing Gonzo's mouth done that way inside. I had always thought it was just a sort of soft-edge faded black throat that was painted in with a black airbrushing technique.

    So long as its not a defect I'm happy with it.
  17. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Well-Known Member

    Cheers Rich.
    Well UK members, tomorrow we apparently will get Gonzo (if you go by the websites date).......so lets touch wood and cross everything:D , besides Reevz1977 has to eat a can of alphabetic spaghetti if I am right:)
    All of the US members have had me jealous over the last couple of weeks.......cant wait to join in with some pics!
  18. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    Not a WHOLE can...just my words. 7 pieces, no more, no less - you ain't going all Seven on me are you - making me eat til I burst!:concern:
  19. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    The date says the 7th March, Its only the 6th tomorrow. Also it says that is the expected date, I read it that it means the date he is expected at there warehouse, then they will process the orders so at the earliest it will be next week! I hope Im wrong, but thats how I understand it?

  20. LeanneRivett

    LeanneRivett Well-Known Member

    I Want My Gonzo!

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