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Elmo Replica Puppet for sale on Ebay

Discussion in 'Puppets For Sale' started by Blink, Jun 26, 2003.

  1. Blink

    Blink Member

    Hi everyone,

    There is a replica Elmo Puppet for sale on Ebay. There is no information on the builder, but the puppet looks of very good quality. This too has issues of copyrights written all over it, but I do not want to get in to that here.

    Check it out:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3136707461&category=19229

    All moral issues aside; I for one, think it looks great very well done. I don't think I would pay $500 US for it, but maybe someone else would.

    - Blink :)
  2. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    wow!
    this looks great!

    i suggest that someone will ask him how he did the nose!
  3. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That is one beautiful puppet, I wish I had that. Its virtually impossible to tell that from the real thing.

    If you performed this puppet though, you would have to think about copyrights etc. And you would have to make your voice the same as the real elmo or it wouldnt be elmo. Thats the downside of this puppet, the only one though!

    :) :p
  4. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I think the texture of the fur is a little off what these for Elmo these days (it's a little lower quality) but it's a very, very good likeness. I doubt anyone will get to own it though, ebay usually de-lists items like this once they are discovered.
  5. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    It's really nicely done, but then elmo is probably one of the easier puppets to make.

    As for the nose, look at the shape of it, make 2 pieces like that and sew it down the middle, stuff it with stuffing. That's how i did the nose for my beaker

    /Anders
  6. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear Active Member

    Wow! Although I doubt that there was $500 spent in making that. You can get 2 yards of red fur for around $25, the eyes wouldn't be more than $10, fleece, felt, cardboard/plastic for the mouth...whatever. Not $500. Now, if it was for materials and labor.

    GREAT likeness tho!
  7. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member

    Could probably be made with a max $100 budget....
  8. Puppetplanet

    Puppetplanet Member

    :excited: I REALLY love that beaker! What a fantastic like-ness!
  9. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member


    Thanks, man :) Many people say the same thing, but i think i could do it better, hehe. The mouth is too wide, and it's made with non-stretchable felt. But it was a good try hehe... :crazy:
  10. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    IF he/she used the higher-end shag fur it could easily cost $60+ per meter/yard. Also, if he used Scott Foam (or something similar) rather than the cheap polyfoam or reticulated foam I could see the cost being a few hundred but Bork Bork is right, $500 is a stretch.
  11. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    maby what the seller ment was that he paid someone to do it (he didnt built it by himself) ...
  12. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That beaker is excellent, I wish I had talent like yours, I could make my own puppets. I wouldnt think they would even have all the supplies here to do that.

    Dont go selling it on ebay, lol :)
    :excited:
  13. BorkBork

    BorkBork New Member


    Hehe, i can't sell it, i already gave it away to a friend of mine for his birthday last year :crazy:
  14. Tztz

    Tztz Member

    this is one beautiful gift!
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    I wish I got gift like that!

    :)
  16. Struble

    Struble New Member

    Maybe the builder screwed up a couple times making it, that's why it's so much. Heehee.

    Sh.
  17. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    You could be right! but you couldnt screw up that much could you? surely you could use the materials for something else or use it for another elmo.


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