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Your Thoughts: Muppet Monopoly Collector's Edition

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by Phillip, May 30, 2003.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

  2. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    These guys put more work into this then I imagined. I'm glad we get real origanal photos on the cards and no characture drawings. I love Rowlf in the Rat Pack outfit.

    Side note; Click here if you want to see a close shot of the board.

    Crazy:crazy:Chris
  3. xakko

    xakko New Member

    *sigh*... poor Rowlf, always getting left out. Left out of the main picture and no token.

    Still, it does look very well made, and seems a definite purchase.
  4. foofoocakes

    foofoocakes New Member

    WOW! They really did some nice details. It looks like they did their research. I love it that there are pictures instead of drawings. The Pepe card was VERY cool. I wish it was a little less expensive. $32.95 and shipping seems a little high even with the 10% discount for preorder. Maybe I am just being cheap? :grouchy:
  5. Gonzo

    Gonzo Active Member

    I'm looking forward to this, especially with Quinnmas coming up on June 12th....for those of you still shopping.... :halo:

    This, the Muppet Playing Cards, and Muppet U-No are all gonna make my life a little bit more Muppety and Gamey. In fact, in trying to get into shape for the Muppet-opoly, Melissa and I played Monopoly last Sunday for my first time in 20 years, and it sufficeth me to say she kicked my bum.

    :rolleyes:

    Quinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
  6. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I was surprised that Fozzie was missing from the main board picture, but it's no biggie. All the Muppets are represented from what I see. Rowlf has at least one square, so does Beauregard and even Marvin Suggs. Scooter wasn't left out either. It's just difficult to have a main picture with absolutely everybody in it. I think they picked the right 6 game pieces. Fantastic! The only real issue I have is the four corners. I'm sure they could have come up with original graphics, but those cartoon images are a Monopoly standard so I can see why they kept them. Great stuff! :excited:
  7. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Thanks to Derek “Monopoly Guy” Stucker and Phil for putting that togther!!!! It looks great!!!! I know for a fact that Fozzie was never in that main board picture, so he wasn't "left out" he's just not in that shot as the same with Rowlf, Scooter and so on. It seems you can NEVER get a full cast picture of all the Muppets, it's gotta be hard from them all to stay in one spot!;)

    Of coures Fozzie & Rowlf are in the game so it evens out, also Monopoly guy said it could be possiable for more Muppet Game parts to come out and I would think Rowlf and Pepe would have a very good chance acording to what people have been voting in the other thread.

    I like that fact that old and new shots are shown though out the game you get classic shots as well as new one's of Gonzo and other Muppets!

    This is a really great Muppet Fan product and I can't wait till it comes out!!!!

    Zack)Rowlf the, can I be the top hat?...OH! I MEAN fozzie Bear!Dog.
  8. Monopoly Guy

    Monopoly Guy New Member

    Hi, all! I'm here to answer any of your questions about the game.

    Concerning the main board picture:
    That was a pre-exisiting group image that was given to us by Henson. Though Fozzie and Rowlf were not in that image, we tried very hard to make sure that Muppet fans would not be at a loss for finding their favorite characters in the game. So, Rowlf shows up on the box top (a group image that Okay?Okay! created), he occupies one of the higher-in-value board spaces in the game, as well as appearing on one of the Penguin cards. To give you an idea of how hard we tried to fit as many Muppets as we could into the game as much as we could, originally about 1/2 of the Chicken & Penguin cards featured just Kermit and/or Piggy, but we re-wrote most of those to incorporate other Muppets instead. Kermit and Piggy still show up on more of the cards than any one other particular Muppet, but we were then able to fit in cards for Sam the Eagle, Lew Zealand, Crazy Harry, and several others who wouldn't have gotten that little bit of "extra" exposure otherwise.

    Concerning the corner square graphics:
    We were bound by our contract with Hasbro to keep the Monopoly corner square graphics exactly identical to the original Monopoly games. One of the main things that separates USAopoly's Monopoly games from other "opoly" games is that fact that we have a contract with Hasbro that allows us the use of the traditional Monopoly graphics, rules, gameplay, etc. When you buy a game like "Dogopoly" or "Catopoly" or "Cucamongaopoly", you're buying a game that's just different enough from Hasbro's "Monopoly" for them not to be infringing on Hasbro's copyrights. Hasbro owns the name "Monopoly" and the graphics of the four corner squares, but doesn't own the the term "opoly", which is the reason that other games can call themselves "Something-opoly" but not "Monopoly". So, as per our deal with Hasbro, we can't do anything to change their copyrighted game elements, like the corner squares or Monopoly logo. So even if we wanted to stick Fozzie in his Patrol Bear garb on the "Go to Jail" space, or have Kermit popping out of the Monopoly logo instead of Hasbro's Mr. Monopoly, that would be in violation of our deal with Hasbro.

    Derek
  9. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Haven't really had a chance to talk about the Muppet Monopoly yet but it looks superb, very high quality and it's obvious Derek and the other guys making it have really taken care to put tons of Muppety stuff in there and make it something the fans will love. Also really like the look of the Chicken & Penguin cards, and the style of writing on them. I tip my hat to you guys !

    :o < tipped hat !
  10. Chilly Down

    Chilly Down Member

    Fabulous job, guys! Can't wait to get my hands on it. :D
  11. Movies205

    Movies205 New Member

    I love it but my only question is, do we get to see bean bunny anywhere in the game? [​IMG]
  12. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Hi Monopoly Guy! Again I think you and your company did a FANtastic job on this game, It's understandable about the four squares as I remember you telling us about in the other thread when some one suggested the jail cell be Statler and Waldorf box.

    I really like that newer photo of the Muppets on the box, it was just kinda weird of Henson to leave out Fozzie in that shot, but it looks perfect for the game board!

    I have a question concering the cover of the box, is it the one with Kermit Piggy Fozzie Gonzo Animal and Rowlf on the front with the red curtain like background or is it the just the kermit and Piggy with the shots of the game parts in the background? You stated Rowlf was on the Cover of the box so i would asume it's still that rather then the photo shown on the muppet central home page.

    Thanks!!!

    Zack)Rowlf the, :) Dog.
  13. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I composed the Muppet Central main page image from box images and pieces inside. It never states that it is the box cover. Guess it was an assumption because the image is so darn good! LOL! ;) Although the use of a little deductive reasoning would dictate otherwise. :) The actual cover can be seen inside the article linked to the main page. http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2003/053103.shtml
  14. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    LOL! Well I asumed cause it looked like the shape of the box, it is very good mind you that Jamie;)but I do like the the real cover better cause it has Rowlf and everyone;-) but Thanks for the clear up!


    Zack,
  15. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Um...the image wasn't supposed to be the box nor would I want to alter the original box (except maybe make Rowlf a little bigger to be in proportion to the other characters).

    We wanted to do something a little different for the main page. Most everyone here has already seen the box, so we wanted to show the game pieces too. I'm surprised so many fit into that tiny image.,
  16. Zack the Dog

    Zack the Dog Active Member

    Jamie your getting me all confused! But that's alright, LOL! I mean they way the photo is set it's a simaler retangler shape like a Monopoly box, ya get what I mean?:) I wasn't sure if the image was blown up, so I though this was a new cover for the box, I was just saying that "IF" it were a new cover, I would have perfered the old "real" one meaning the one that really IS the cover, not meaning your was a mock cover, it's just the shape of picture on why I thought that, that's all.

    Zack)Rowlf the, Jamie your getting me all confused! Dog.
  17. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    You originally said that you "liked the real cover better" but the image wasn't supposed to be a cover in the first place. I replied to clear that up.

    The actual box is quite a bit longer than the main page image. If we were to use the cover image in those proportions - both Rowlf and Fozzie would be almost entirely cut out. I get what you're saying anyway, just doesn't add up to me because they are quite different proportions. Oh well, it's in a Muppet fan's blood to be overly nit-picky. ;)
  18. WiGgY

    WiGgY New Member

    About not being able to change certain things due to the contract, why not simply go with Muppetopoly so you could do whatever you wanted? (That was for Monopoly Guy)
  19. Luke

    Luke Active Member

    Bang on cue, can i make a suggestion for whomever it concerns ? Isn't it important and fair to readers to point out the person writing the article is connected with the company ? Calling him just "Monopoly Guy" could suggest he is just a fan/expert - far better to use his official title. When you print things written by those with an interest but don't point it out - it can seem confusing to some, and making it clear has the added advantage to MC that people can see the company making the game has a good relationship with the website.

    Great picture Jamie, you did beyond excellent putting that together, goes well with a lovely article too.
  20. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Luke,

    That's a valid suggestion. I have updated the article. Thank you.

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