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Japanese Sesame stuff

Discussion in 'Sesame Merchandise' started by beaker, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    ok, i must be blind. I had NO idea there was so much cool import japanese muppet stuff!


    i dont know a lick of japanese and cant get the translate program to work.

    but oh man! does anybody know where i can find some of this stuff online?

    also, for anyone who has looked...is there any posable sesame action figure, or are they just hard pvc?
  2. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    Mediacom is supposed to be releasing a set of Kubricks based on the Seame Street line. For those of you who do not know them, Kubricks are kind of like the little People who come with the Lego playsets. I have the Marvel superheros and the Reservoir Dogs, they are pretty cool.
  3. ResidentLilly

    ResidentLilly Active Member

    I had some Japanese Sesame Stuff tonight for dinner...it was delish!

    But seriously...love Kubrick style stuff...why don't I buy them? Cause as a person in PD I know what the actual unit cost would be on an item like that and they are WAY overpriced.
  4. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    Interesting note on the Kubricks, Mr. My Company Made A Kermit In A Lunchbox That Sells For $100.:D

    Actually at retail the Kubricks aren't all that much. I only paid $7.95 for the set of Reservoir Dogs. On ebay stuff does tend to go crazy. I think alot of the prices are driven up at auction by folks who get impatient. In the regular market, I see Kubricks all the time for under $10.00 for a set of 4.

    Not too bad, the Dogs all have weapons, interlocking bases, stickers with battle damage, alternate faces and a background. Better than some US toys, (Though not The Muppets, of course!) I will pursue a set of the Sesame Street ones, they should be cool enough. Why don't you just swing by Japan on your next trip to the factory and greab a few sets, should be on your way;)
  5. ZootandDingo

    ZootandDingo Member

    Wow. I've always thought they were overpriced. Could I be a toy industry prodigy of some sort?

    I just personally see no reason for me to buy them. The only really cool license (that I like, anyway) they make that I would have considered buying is Planet of the Apes, but now there is already a new classic action figure line coming out. If I had to choose between scales and figure styles...sorry, little Block-o things, but action figures are going to win out.

    Even if a Muppet line was produced, it would take some really big incentive (such as, say, a whole big mess of new characters) for me to collect them along with the action figures.

    I'm not trying to step on anyone who does collect them, since the original Japanese intent of the product is cool in which you would buy these boxed "mystery" figures and trade with friends, but the novelty of something like that is gone when the only way to get them is to order the whole arranged set through Diamond or eBay.
  6. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    From what I read (in the current Toyfare), the Kubricks are going to be the Sesame Street figures, not the Muppet Show. Shoud be interesting...

    Do we have any Japan MC members who can fill us in on these? Hopefully they will make it over to the US via Diamond, I think they would be a neat addition to the collection.
  7. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member


    This is very great stuff, Who actually found the website ?

    see ya
  8. towels

    towels New Member

    cool T shirts too

    Prarie, Oscar, Little Bird, even Fat Blue!
    Check out the drop down menu on the right side. Let me pull out my ugly american here...
    pick the line that has a T shape, then a crooked smiley face, then something like a lower case t, then another of those smiley faces. It will pull up a page of 20 T shirts (and two more on the next page). Click on the right hand magnifying glass icons for pictures of each shirt.
  9. radionate

    radionate New Member

    BlueFrackle found some links for the figures. They had Little Bird, Big Bird, The Count, and Grover (those are the ones I remember).

    Maybe BlueFrackle can post the link?

    They also had a Nightmare before Christmas Kubrick figure, and I went nuts!

    I'm going nuts looking at the disney stuff that can be linked from Beaker's SS link above. Some fantasic PVCs not available in the US. And tons of Alice stuff!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    well, the original post i posted wasnt even about the kubricks...but here are the links:



    the original post was about these:




    i would say who originally posted this and where, but then i would be breaking the seperation of forum and renegade forum;)
    (then again, i have more love on this forum!)

    but ah yes, this sight is great if ya have the pateience!

  11. radionate

    radionate New Member

    Thanks Beaker,

    Those are great figures, especially the Bert!
  12. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    So, does anyone know how to buy any of this?
  13. radionate

    radionate New Member

    We've got a few bi-lingual students here in the department. I'll have to see if any of them can translate the order information. I would love to order some stuff (mainly the Alice In Wonderland toys!)

    My question is this. Does anyone on the board collect these Kubricks or Tomy Disney Figures. I'm not a fan of the Kubricks, but I'd like to get a couple of the Disney ones (and most likely the ones I want are the rare and expensive ones). I'd also kinda like to get some of the Tomy figures that were on that website too. Does anyone have any info?
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    i collect some of the anime kubricks(what their most famous for) i have the neon genesis evangelion set, and some of the other mech robot ones. the sesame ones do look prety cool eh?

    now, some people might wonder what the hype over sesame products is. well...i think a lot, me included are so used to the american sesame product (ie: sesame baby toddler fisher rice stuff) that its hard to imagine an actual sesame street collector's market stuff from japan. those sesame kubricks look great, and i'd love to see more merchandise of more neglected sesame guy (honker, telly, martians, etc) as well as action figures.

    i tell ya, pick up hobby japan. for years that big japanese magazine has left me drooling like a coddled fanboy^)^
  15. uncleduke

    uncleduke New Member

    The tricky part of this is: many of the Japan companies have a license which does not allow the sale of these outside Asia. (Hence the expensive secondary market costs).
    I am lucky, my Mother-in-law lives in the Shen Zhen province of China. So what I would do is buy the toys, have them shipped to my Mother-n-Law, and have her ship them to me.
    A little complicated perhaps, but better than paying inflated eBay prices.

    Also if you are planning on ordering shirts to wear, be careful. In the US, I wear a Large. Last time I was in Beijing, I bought a jacket to wear, and it fit me perfectly (XXXXL) So order a bigger size than you normally would.

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