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Your Thoughts: Authentic Gonzo Replica

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

  1. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    Hahahaha.....I thought it was the 6th today. :batty: What an idiot
     
  2. LeanneFuller

    LeanneFuller Active Member

    Let's hope they don't put it back another 4 days :(
     
  3. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Unveiling my gonzo.....
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    sorry the image isnt great.
    I am pleased with the result.
     
  4. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

  5. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I will try.Every time I press the button, it moves the camera, which gives a slight ghost image.
    These should be better...
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  6. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    looks interesting, though seems it could use more color ariation. It certainly takes care of that seam issue.
     
  7. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    Oh dear.....you have really showed up MR and made a vast improvement. Well done to you. What did you use to do this?
    PS - The collector Zone have changed their date....AGAIN...my wife called and they said expected in 2 weeks?
    I think for anyone out there that wanted him ASAP it would have been quicker to get him from the USA. Thankfully I see this waiting as extra time to save!
     
  8. LeanneFuller

    LeanneFuller Active Member


    Not very impressed ! :mad:
     
  9. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

    neither am I.......it was the same with Kermit. What companies should understand is we could get it from the states a lot quicker and for roughly the same price.
     
  10. LeanneFuller

    LeanneFuller Active Member

    I suggest that MuppetPerson is headhunted by MR.

    All in favour say "I"
     
  11. antonydavanzo

    antonydavanzo Active Member

  12. Rowlfharris

    Rowlfharris New Member

    Well done muppetperson! I don't know why MR didn't go down that route themselves instead of the sock. After all, many of the real puppets' foam heads were flocked to give them longer resilience and a fuzzy look.

    Although later builds of Gonzo did have the raw foam finish, I personally still much prefer the flocking compromise to the knitted fabric we got, which doesn't resemble any finish ever used on the real puppets.

    Congrats for proving it could have been done!
     
  13. It now says "Due: Soon" on The Collector Zone website. lol. When is "soon"? Is that sooner than later or later than that?
     
  14. MWoO

    MWoO Active Member

    it's sooner than later but later than but later than now.
     
  15. Oh, that's okay then. *phew*
     
  16. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    This is getting so annoying! They were so fast with Animal but Gonzo is taking forever. Im gonna stick with it and wait as I know if I cancelled the order and ordered from the states he would arrive at Collector Zone abd I would be waiting longer for the US delivery.

    I agree, it means more time before we get billed for him, which is the only positive from this.

    If this happens with Fozzie Bear, postage on the big bear will be a lot more than Gonzo postage if we order from the USA!

    Chris
     
  17. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    I like this look much better than the pantyhose nose. From the pictures, the color seems a little dark and too much of one single tone, but I still like it better.

    As I understand it, they did try flocking and the problem is that it flakes off. I know Muppetperson will be careful with his, but according to Travis, they are building these for the lowest common denominator, which is why they didn't make it foam. I don't agree with that policy, considering these are aimed at high end collectors, but that's what he said.

    :p
     
  18. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I like the flocking. I'm glad somebody finally tried it, but I still prefer the current nose the poser came with. It's not perfect but it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would.

    I know it's been said that these posers are being geared to the lowest common denominator hence some of the materials and the seemingly nixed Scooter proposal, but this is still a quality product - and one that isn't coming with Sesame Street letters sculpted into the base! :insatiable:

    He he. Seriously, aside from some of the few differences I have with Master Replica's line I am surprised by how much faith they have in this product in general. There haven't been any gimmicks or shenanigans surrounding this product and I appreciate that very much.

    I play with my Gonzo every day! Interpret that how you want! :concern:
     
  19. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your comments.yes, the nose is a bit on the dark side, but the original color was a bit too light.Maybe somewhere inbetween.Then again, the original TV Gonzo puppet did have a dark purple flocked nose.And to antonydanzo and mistersuperstar-
    flocking is when you spray a surface with fibre particles mixed with glue.This gives a fuzzy texture.Now to stay low so I dont get headhunted.I believe the Bahamas is a nice place to hide!
     

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