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Master Replicas Kermit in Australia?

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by Muppetsdownunder, Nov 25, 2006.

  1. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Hi, I am about to buy a master replicas kermit from the US but I wanted to be sure first that this is not available in Australia.
    Has anyone else from Australia purchased this replica? if you have, where from?

    Also, is anyone in Australia thinking of getting this replica.
  2. goodrastus

    goodrastus New Member

    Hi muppetsdownunder,

    I'm also looking at getting the Kermit replica. On another thread in here, there were suggestions for a contact in Australia that could get them over here. I haven't followed it up though at this stage.
  3. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    I've tried to get this on ebay and have had all kinds of problems ranging from sellers just not sending to Australia and some saying its too big to send. I finally bought it last week and was happy to have it all done, then I got an email from the seller saying that he made a mistake with the shipping costs and the only way to get it would be to pay $350 USD in shipping, which is a crazy amount
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    If you get it posted sea mail, it will cost under US$50, but take up to 3 months.I am still waiting for mine, but since have seen them available locally for around $380 to $400.Two places were in Brisbane (Mr Toy's Toyworld and Comics etc) and Superwarp in Swan Hill could get them in.
  5. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    Thanks for your help, ive emailed a few people. It would be simpler to get it locally if I can but ive found a few ebay sellers who have sent to Australia before so might be able to get it soon.
  6. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Hmm... I've been wonderin' the same thing y'know. How come they don't sell much Muppet/Fraggle Rock merchindise in Aus?? I mean, what's up with that, huh?? :mad: Meh, I dunno. A bit of a drag though. I havta order everything from the US.
  7. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I know what you mean.May have something to do with the license that the toy company gets from Muppet company.If the license specifies that it is just for the domestic American market, then it is a cheaper fee and the Toy distributor then isnt allowed to ship the product out of the United States.A world wide release would cost more and would it be justified for the shipping expense(Australia seems to have the dearest shipping rates) and the population.
  8. Kiki

    Kiki Active Member

    Hmm, yeah, your probely right y'know. Thanks for that. ;)
  9. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    The next person who I hear saying "Australia is the lucky country" like politicians and people like that tend to do I will be inclined to slap them across the face with a wet fish. :)
  10. goodrastus

    goodrastus New Member

    Has anyone been in contact with any potential Aussie suppliers? If so, what did they say and what are the prices?
  11. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I now have a spare Kermit photo puppet that I could sell to an Australian member for $400 plus postage.He is carton number 342, so I assume that is also his edition number.PM or email me if you are interested.
  12. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    im expecting mine any day now after lots of problems getting it sent to Australia for under $300 USD shipping but luckily found someone in the end.

    Are you happy with your kermit, muppetperson?
  13. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    he is great.
  14. Rowlfharris

    Rowlfharris New Member

    I got my Kermit through e-bay because the seller listed a fixed US$75 international shipping cost by USPS Global Express mail. I received Kermit in Perth, Western Australia from Connecticut USA within 5 days of winning him (it was a "buy now" only listing), and I was able to track his shipping journey all the way.

    The shop still has one Kermit left but is now charging US$85 shipping, but its still better than some of the comments I've read in this thread.

    The item number for the current listing on e-bay is 150072020787 .

    Sorry the short notice as this item closes in 1 day (it says 24 December), but I had to join this board in order to comment, and was waiting for my profile to be validated.

    Good luck with getting your Kermit replica, I can confirm that it is a wonderful item of craftsmanship.
  15. Muppetsdownunder

    Muppetsdownunder New Member

    That is the same seller I got mine from and it arrived on Thursday morning after only being sent on Monday! I didn't think it would make it by Christmas but amazingly it did. This is the only seller currently who sells to Australia without charging ridiculous amounts for postage and I recommend the seller as being fast ,friendly and honest, I also know of a few other people in Australia who bought off him.

    I have got quotes from some specialist model shops in Australia who can get it in for about $450 so it is cheaper and "probably faster" to get from the seller in Connecticut on ebay rather than going to the trouble of buying locally.

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