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Muppets Animal keepsake ornament 2010

Discussion in 'Muppet Merchandise' started by muppetsliveon, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. muppetsliveon

    muppetsliveon Member

  2. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Amazing. Year after year Hallmark makes the coolest Muppet ornaments. I LOVE the look of Animal here

    Now if only Disney could create an endless array of 3 3/4" action figure Muppet line in this scale/style, I'd be the happiest fan on the planet.
  3. atrane

    atrane New Member

    picked up mine yesterday... would it be "wrong" to put out a Christmas ornament in July?;)
  4. MLR930

    MLR930 New Member

    that is AWESOME, can't wait to go to Hallmark!
  5. MaxGoof

    MaxGoof New Member

    I haven't had a chance to hold him in person yet. Does he make different sounds? What sounds does he make?
  6. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    He plays a drum solo that actually goes on pretty long and tends to get really old really fast. :halo:

    Oh, and I just found this out today: Thanks to the fine folks at Comic Con, I've found out what 2011's Muppet ornament is: Beaker! :eek: If any one can get a picture this early that'd be cool.
  7. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    They seem to be following the fan fave pattern of Statler & Waldorf, Swedish Chef, Animal and now Beaker. Hmmm. I wonder who is slated for 2012? Scooter, Rowlf, Sam?
  8. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Found a picture of it:

    Appears to be themed after the Ode to Joy video.
  9. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Really hoped to see Bunsen AND Beaker, though. I'll still get it. And it is the first piece of merchandise designed after the Viral videos.
  11. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

  12. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Not at all. Christmas all year long!

    Does Animal's hair look more red in person? He appears very pinkish on-line.
  13. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    Unfortunatly not, it's very pink-ish in person.
  14. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Not if you actually want one. If you wait until Christmas, chances are, it's not gonna be there anymore. These tend to sell fast.
  15. BobThePizzaBoy

    BobThePizzaBoy Well-Known Member

    More tidbits about Beaker from another forum...
  16. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Click the link on this page to see video footage of the Animal figural ornament. :halo:

    It appears that Disney has pinned down a pink PMS color for Animal's fur. We know that some of it is pink, but the overall look of Animal's wild plumage is much more red in hue. I have a feeling this will be the permanent color of Animal in all non-puppet appearances.

    At least they have decided on a particular purple PMS for Gonzo's nose, even though it's a little too purpley. I guess the Muppets are going to look a little more candy-coated in color in drawn or product form. I can't disagree with them becuase the Mouse is the master at this sort of marketing.

    I'm tickled they're adding motion to the new Beaker ornament. This is the kind of figure many fans have wanted for years and what a perfect song for an ornament!

    My guess for the 2013 ornament character after Beaker will either be Rowlf playing at his piano or they'll go to some sort of classic heavy-hitter like Fozzie or Gonzo. I do wonder what they'd do with Pepe.
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    But it seems like it was always the case. Animal was always some pink fuzzy (as opposed to furry, which denotes more and longer hair) lollipop. But a Purple Gonzo nose sounds fine, since I'm used to seeing Muppet Baby-esque light blue noses.

    Oh... Seems like, instead of archival recordings, they got Eric Jacobson to record new grunts and shouts. Not that it really matters for me, but in case anyone is wondering.
  18. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    my gf and i were in the mall friday night and went into the hallmark store in there and i thought the Animal ornament would have moved cause it almost looked like it would...oh well :) i bought it and the Nightmare before Christmas Jack too! :) its sooo cool that the 2011 Beaker WILL move :eek:
  19. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Wait, you saying Beaker won't come out til Christmas of 2011? :(

    I was hoping he'd be released this year. I actually greatly prefer the look of Muppets in figural form with this aforementioned style(as Hallmark has been doing) than the Palisades look; but then again Im a big fan of bright and cartoony.

    I usually wouldn't pay $20 for an ornament, but I would for that Beaker one. Sounds amazing!
  20. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    My gf and I went to Hallmark lastnight and I picked up my Muppet Animal ornament..the LAST one too (tho im sure they"ll stock more..) and picked up a "Nightmare" Jack Skellington aswell! :)

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