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Hasbro's Sesame line to be unveiled at Toy Fare

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by Drtooth, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Off-topic question, but my comp keeps crashing when I click on the link... What monsters were in that Scooby-Doo line?
  2. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, there's a difference... there were by far more of these released in the UK than the US... but off hand, Frankenstein, a Zombie, the Creeper, a large fish Seamonster (I lost the back for the packages, and I forget the specific name) and there could be one more, but he's sold with a large playset I think. I only have abot 2 or 3 of the monsters (I have to check) but I do also have Velma and Shaggy... both were sold with a Scooby variant. I know Fred and Dapnhe are only with playsets and cars... but those are the ones currently sold in the US.

    Now, in the UK, I know they have a pirate ship playset that comes with Redbeard and some ghost pirates. And a few others. I saw the back of a playset and it said Dracula was available, but I never saw him. And they have blind package figures that come in tubs of slime that glow in the dark.

    The link was just a company made UK commercial by the way. It didn't mention anyone specific.
  3. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice this until it was pointed out on the tough pigs message board, and didn't see anybody mention it here... But there's actually going to be a Murray plush!


    He's on the shelf on the left, at the very end on the left. His head looks too round, but I guess we shouldn't complain about how a Murray plush looks.
  4. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Before I comment on that,
    There's also a presentation with ACTUAL Cookie Monster and Elmo

    But SWEET! A Murray plush too. I was hoping to see Murray stuff at some point. After all, guy's on every episode, and one of the coolest looking Muppets on the show we've seen in some time. And a Bert too. We didn't even have a Bert in Fisher Price's 40 years assortment.
  5. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    It's still a shame that we had to wait until the license got picked up by a company that cares to get all the main characters released.
  6. Puckrox

    Puckrox Well-Known Member

    This further proves that all my favorite Elmo moments are when Elmo's in an interview of some sorts (my favorite is still when Kevin and Dave had Elmo and Gonzo conversing). Lots of great Elmo soundbites in this one. "Maybe he saw Cookie with the Dude on Saturday Night Love." and "Hasbro? Well excuse Elmo." My favorite was when the guy said, "Well, what I can I say, I love my bath toys." And then Elmo just staaaared at him for a moment until he said "...Okay..." I cracked up.

    And Cookie was great too, as always. :insatiable:
  7. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It makes me wonder.

    The Mattel license was set to expire just after the 40th anniversary, which makes me wonder if that was any reason it was so lackluster (see Hit's partnership ending and Fraggle Rock the COmplete Series). I think that towards the end of the line, they started branching out with the plush line, the (overpriced as heck) die cast cars and the Collect-a-pal line (I'm still missing Ernie and Cookie... don't know if I want to bother with Abby or Elmo). But with them it was all, Talking Elmo, Talking Elmo, Talking Elmo. I think the Elmo live was a huge blunder... 2 reasons... I don't think anyone was ready for that advancement in kid's toys... and secondly, a 70 dollar retail tag wouldn't have been so bad if the recession didn't sink in uh-j-j-just as the thing came out. The Tickle Me hands were a cry for help.

    Yet, they did have a Snuffy/Big Bird singing plush set... so things were improving a little.

    Again, Hasbro is obsessive/compulsively completest with Star Wars right down to the fat chick with 3 bussoms who appeared for 5 seconds if you get the letterbox version and it's at the corner of your eye. They don't have quite the hang ups of character releasing that Mattel does. Now, again, I think they do a good job with collector's lines like the DC Universe and that expensive stuff they sell online... but they only tend to do variants of popular characters without a line of more obscure ones. Their kid's Batman lines had nothing but Batman in random suits he never wore on the show... and again, they have a bug in their bonnets about releasing females in a "boys" line. So you can't even round out the cast.

    Hasbro, the creators of Arcee and The Baroness, don't have that hang up as much. And that means we'll see more Zoe and Abby stuff... maybe Rosita down the line.
  8. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    *faints* A Murray figure AND a Murray plush. I'm in heaven:)
    This definitely helps balance out the disgust I feel regarding how virtually all Fisher Price stuff
    was the same gosh awful infant stuff.
  9. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Kevin Clash is simply a master when it comes to improv in a live setting. It's simply uncanny. And it's so great to see so much Cookie...from Colbert and Rocket Boom to SNL and that chef show the other night
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Yeah Fisher Price just sucked. Period. Why was it in their short licence span, Tyco was able to deliver a wealth of great Sesame products(they even made a Martian figure! And a sweet anniversary pvc set)
    No reason why we can't have 4" poseable action figures of an endless array of Sesame characters.

    I do not know how serious Star Wars collectors do it...money, time or room wise...but yeah, we've seen just about every single possible character turned into a figure, ones that we barely saw for a split second. All the stuff from the walkup to Star Tours even...they've exhausted making virtually every movie, comic book and video game character that now they're just making up random characters it feels like, and then rereleasing the entire trilogy line again in new detail. The Clone Wars is where the newest characters are coming from, some great sculpts. But I havent been a big SW fan or collector in years...but hats off!

    I just wish Hasbro would get obsessive about releasing collector Market Sesame action figures! I want a Hoots someday.
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, the collect-a-pal line was pretty good. I'm disappointed they only had one series. Plush, they had the BEST Count Plush period. Even better than the more expensive Gund... but yeah... for a while it was ALL about the lousy Singing/Dancing Elmo dolls.

    Sigh, I NEVER saw they Tyco figures... just the bean bags and the die cast cars (which were only available at Wal*Mart... meaning I couldn't get to them often). I DID want that Ernie and Bert on a motorcycle talking toy, though... never got it.
  12. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    You know, it would be great if Hasbro picked up the Muppets license this year as well.
  13. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    So... these things due out in fall or something? I still see Fisher Price stuff coming out and still on store shelves.

    Anyway, about the Scooby-Doo figures I mentioned a while back, the bind packaged figures packed with slime finally came out in the US... I wonder if we're getting any more buddy pack series. I WANT that Dracula.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member


    These are slowly working their way into stores.

    Just yesterday, I actually saw the Oscar's Dumptruck. And the figures are actually larger than I expected. It may be rotocast in harder plastic, there's no way I can tell just by looking, but it seems that preschool toys are made of a certain type of plastic that other toys aren't. And remember, these are preschool toys first and foremost.
  15. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Where did you see them for sale at? I was actually thinking about making a Toys R Us and Target run today. It would be nice if I could find these while I'm out!
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    It was definitely TRU... Target's just clearing out some of the Mattel stuff (didn't have the money to pick up a Count plush), so they may have it in the coming months... but so far, TRU is the only place to find them. Or it. All I found was Oscar's Dumptruck, though... no other Playskool stuff popped up as of yet, and the Mattel stuff is slowly getting cleared off in TRU too.
  17. YipYip UhHuh

    YipYip UhHuh New Member

    The TRU here has some of these new Hasbro toys as well. Specifically, the street playset and Oscar's garbage truck and Grover's fire truck. I did not see any of the additional figures yet, though.
    They also had the plush Cookie Monster that eats/counts cookies. I am not sure about any of the games, though, because I didn't venture into the game aisle.
    For what it's worth, the toys look pretty darn nice in my opinion. Can't wait to see more.
  18. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    WOW! The Grover's out too?

    Yeah, it seems we're going to see a lot of these very soon... Maybe September to coincide with Season 42. Target and TRU have been clearing out the last of the FP stuff (I gotta get a Count plush before it's too late), no doubt to make room for Playskool's stuff. I really expect big things from this. I'd love to see a Mr. Potatohead/Sesame Street character Mash-up in time. or maybe even a special Spider-Monster figure if they can cross license.
  19. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Bump... picture just surfaced of Target exclusive Talking Super Grover plush!

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  20. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

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