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Your Thoughts: Authentic Kermit Replica

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Phillip, Sep 19, 2006.

  1. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

    Nice! You have a nerd room in your house! I have one of those too!:)
  2. Nick Holiday

    Nick Holiday New Member

    Hello, everybody.

    I'm BRAND new to this board, so, pardon me if I make any fau-pas (such as mispelling anything).

    I'll be honest, the main reason I stumbled upon this site was in searching for reviews on the MR Kermit. I'm glad to see everyone seems so happy with them. I had a bit of a concern, though.

    Bare in mind, I have zero experience with any sort of Muppet replicas. I've just always enjoyed the movies and tv shows, and am a huge fan in that respect. I'm a bit wary of the size difference (ie from the poser to the actual puppet). I know that it's only a slight difference, but, what would your suggestion/warning/comment be to someone who was expecting the movie-star Kermit?

    As I've been contemplating buying him, I got hung up on the 24.5" height. It just didn't seem right to me. I would even ask random people "How tall do you think Kermit the Frog is?"....after getting a really weird look (since they aren't aware of why I was asking), they all said somewhere in the 30" range.

    Well, I'd appreciate any feed back. For now, enjoy your Kermits!

    Marty
  3. Nick Holiday

    Nick Holiday New Member

    Sorry to post again so soon......but, in regards to my question.....

    I don't suppose there's a lucky Kermit-owner that would be brave enough to take his/her picture WITH Kermit, just as a reference scale, is there?

    Just thought I'd ask.

    Thanks again!

    Marty
  4. unsinkabletk

    unsinkabletk New Member

    Hello all, I'm a newbie here but often browse through the forums when looking for puppet expertise. Anyway I have a question. Has anyone dared to convert their MR Kermit into a usable puppet?
  5. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    Here ya go...

    My Name Is Earl Kress Blog Post

    :p
  6. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Hi Guys,

    Here is another pic of when I met Kermit, this one shows him in full body with legs, you can see how big he is in comparison to me, I am 5 foot 8". When I get my replica I will take a similar pic. I was actually surprised how small the actual Kermit puppet is??

    http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f112/KERMIE1/MeetingKermit031.jpg

    Chris
  7. Davina

    Davina Member

    ok.. i don't have mine yet, but i don't think it would actually be possible to really convert the replica into an actaul puppet.. there's no sleeve inside for a hand, and the joints and such in the body and the head would probablly get in the way, the internal structure of a puppet and a stuffed anything aren't all that compatable, you'd have to completely disassemble him from the inside out, and if you didn't know what you were doing... would be a rather expensive experiment...
  8. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member


    oh my! :eek: i wouldnt put a hole in a $200 kermit rep. but I guess if thats why someone is buying it for then, good luck. it just may turn out cool! :) but i STILL wouldnt do it...unless i had an extra $200 to spend then maybe i would buy another one and TRY to make it into a puppet.
  9. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

    My Kermit is being shipped...YESSSSS!
  10. Was Once Ernie

    Was Once Ernie New Member

    He's very small. Think about it. His head is just slightly larger than a hand. A large hand, but a hand nonetheless.

    :p
  11. Boba Lynn

    Boba Lynn Member

    :lol Every man needs a man cave!! It should be an grown up requirment. :lol

    Whats in your man cave? Mines movie/TV Studio Scale replica prop models and large scaled models mostly.

    Lynn
  12. Boba Lynn

    Boba Lynn Member

    I've got #480. There must be no rhym nor reason to what serial shipped with how many shipped.

    Lynn
  13. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

    Pretty much full scale replicas and props from movies. I'm not too into toys, unless something really cool comes out. I do have a cave as well as displays in other rooms. Only in cases and mounted. Very neat and clean. A lot of Disneyland attraction artwork, Star Wars (original stuff...it helps to know people..wink wink), Horror films, and now I can start my Muppet collection. I am going to be moving into a new place soon so I think I am going to hold off on doing any crazy Kermit display. I plan on building a scaled banjo for him. I wish MR would do one. It would be a lot easier on me!;)
  14. Viper

    Viper New Member

    Just got mine today. kermit and the box look great, but I'm waiting till I get home to take him out. I think I will have to put the box on display too.
  15. Garland

    Garland New Member

    Mine arrived today too! Lovely! Well done Master Replicas.
  16. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    *jumps up and down*

    Ohhh man i CAN'T wait for mine to come in! :excited: :) :D
  17. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Hooray! Hope you guys have fun posing him!

    Looking forward to some more pictures soon.
  18. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    Hmm...

    I'm really not feeling happy about the way that he looks in flash-photographs. If the point of Kermit is to be a poser for fans, why is it that he simply cannot be photographed to look nice? I'm rather teed by it, since that was my primary objective in buying him. I've been trying to tweek some of the other poster's photos with a photo-editing softwear, but I can't get him to look anything like right.

    Is it possible that this was done purposefully? So that folks could tell the difference btween official and unofficial Kermit pics?

    Other than the weird flash-fuzz, he looks grand.
  19. lithiumbrain

    lithiumbrain Member

    Just a few thoughts...Aren't they only making synthetic fleece now? Different than what was used back in the 70's or 80's? Anything synthetic is going to have a plastic quality about it. That would show up with a flash. I mean, who knows how they actually lit those photo shoots for the calendars and such. Also...is it possible that a matte spray was used at times to hide the sheen of the fleece? Such as a make-up artist uses powder on a face? I have seen Kermit give off slightly different sheens over the years in photos and on TV. Just some thoughts on the subject...
  20. Punch'n'Judy

    Punch'n'Judy New Member

    Has anyone tried taking a photo in strong natural light, without a flash?


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