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Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by dwmckim, Dec 12, 2010.

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  1. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Fisher Price's line of 40th anniversary plush have been pretty good looking. In fact, they have the absolute BEST Count VonCount plush ever to hit the market... even better than the 20 dollar Gund one.

    TP reported that last year's Toyfair, Disney had plush of the main 5 that looked very close to the puppets that they were witholding for the movie, either the further it got into production or for the movie... strange that they had something almost 2 years away there...and they wouldn't allow photos, so I'll take their word.

    Sababa did a good job too... though, some of the smaller plush lacked the detail necessary to make them look more like the puppets (In the Electric Mayhem set, I felt if they did them bigger, they would have really captured the likenesses better... that and if Janice had the yarn hair and Zoot had the thread hair).

    All and all, it can be done, but there is a huge difference between a plush pattern and a clay sculpted figural mold. As long as we don't get anything like the recent crop of crane game toys. Those were HORRIBLE!
  2. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    If only the anniversary plush collection had included Murray Monster (and Herry... and Bruno... okay I'll stop now).

    I'd like to see an official Muppet collectibles guide.
  3. Duke Remington

    Duke Remington Active Member

    No offense, but while I like a lot of the ideas suggested in this thread thus far, I do feel the need to say that we might be asking for too much from Disney again.

    Besides, asking for too much leads to disappointment and nobody wants to be disappointed.
  4. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    ...uh you may want to reread the title and the first post of this thread. It's for listing out our dreams, wishes, imagination, fan-fiction - stuff we would love to see regardless of actual possibility of it happening or not.

    Yes, we know people from Disney are watching this thread so are are a lot of suggestions that are very earnest in regards to what they should be doing and potential missed opportunities that they shouldn't overlook in the next year, but regardless, this is for our wildest dreams ultimately.
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    I'd like to see Disney bring back things like Fossil Muppet watches in assorted styles, pvc figure sets, quality-likeness plushes and actual calendars and posters with nice new images.
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    The sad thing is, I sort of agree with that. I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than bitterly disappointed. We should expect something sizable, but not so much as to become embittered if all we see is half or less what we're asking for.

    At this point I just want Boom and Disney to renegotiate the Muppet comics license. At LEAST release the Four Seasons upon completion.
  7. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    Back in 1999 Pepsi (or was it coke?) had a Star Wars Episode I promotion, with Star Wars characters on the cans along with some info. I think soda companies have also done similar things with other big releases. But I'd like to see Muppet soft drink cans. Cans including images of Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie, Gonzo, Animal, Walter, Uncle Deadley, and whoever else is among the main cast. Heck when Muppets From Space came out I hoped for that movie to get this kind of treatment.

    I know I've wished for a lot of stuff, but if I had to settle for just a handful of items, I'd be most contempt with...
    • The Muppet Show: Season Four and one other Muppet DVD release.
    • A new Muppet album (besides that "Muppets Revisited" or a soundtrack to the new movie)
    • A line of good quality (if not Palisades quality) Muppet toys. It doesn't have to include the obscure fan favorites, as long as it has more than just the main five (and perhaps Walter and Uncle Deadley).
    • Some sort of new Muppet video game.

    And also for it to be easier to find copies of the "Muppet Classics" trade paperbacks and Henson's Place in stores.
  8. muppfozz

    muppfozz Member

    Me Too

    :rolleyes:
    :rolleyes:I am with you in waiting to see seasons 4 and 5 of the Muppet Show and all the others . I would love to have John Denver and the Muppets Christmas on dvd too. I would love to see all the muppet show songs and the muppets songs that have been on tape put on cd......I would LOVE a Muppet Print shop........:halo:
  9. muppfozz

    muppfozz Member

    Yes Yes Yes


    :smirk:YES ! I agree with you. But I wonder if the next group of children would see them as for babies . You know these days children like want lots of action and gross stuff. Look at the new "G" movies coming out these days.... Some are very scary, violent and NOT something I would want my child to see. Tale of the Bunny Picnic and The Frog Prince are soooooo cute......:o
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    @minor muppets: I agree about the food tiein promotions, be it grocery items or fast food. That'd be amazing, and Im pretty sure we'll see something like that

    Now folks, imagine action figures with accessories in this scale:
    http://i53.tinypic.com/2m5cp5g.png
  11. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Exactly. It's kind of like the figure packs I pitched a while back.
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I wish people would pull their heads out of their butts about how fast food/junk food tie ins are EVILS and give us something great. Imagine a collectible Muppet figure series from McD's... even those schmug pugly plush toys from 8 years ago would be welcomed for me.

    I want to see GOOD merchandise... I'm not expecting 2002 Palisades and everyone and their Mama type stuff... but at least a small figurine set from the Disney Store would be nice.
  13. rowlfy662

    rowlfy662 Active Member

    i might have an idea we know that during the credits on disney channel they tell whats comming how about get rizzo and pepe to do it;)
  14. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Mcdonalds always had the best Disney toys. From that one 90's line that had action figures from every concievable silver and golden age Disney animated movie/short, to the great Monsters Inc toyline. Im sure youre aware of the insane amount of Muppet related food tieins that occurred between the late 80's and early 2000's at fast food places.

    I mean I get it...I see the whole push toward every video game being exercise related, I see the rise of Whole Foods and "healthy organic living"(ie: rich suburbanite lifestyles), and eco/environmental green friendly stuff. But man, why does everything magical that we grew up with in the 80's and 90's have to be destroyed? If I had a kid, sure I wouldn't allow much junk food and only occasional fast food. But the joy of getting a kids meal for kids never goes away, and heck even I at 33 get excited when I happen upon a cool fast food toy line(like the Monsters vs Aliens line at McD)
  15. Gonzo's Hobbit

    Gonzo's Hobbit Well-Known Member

    I remember there was a burger King Line of Lord of the Rings toys that came out with the first movie and it was like a bragging point amongst fans who was able to collect more. I think it would be awesome of the muppets to see a fast food toy line. WE could start a thread "Which One Did you Get Today?" As for the whole fast food thing I kinda feel like if you don't want the fast food don't eat it and leave those of us who do alone.
  16. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    There's such an annoying intricacy about this. It's not so much just a movement of hypocritical poser environmentalists and their holier than thou-ness, but mostly from parental groups who feel the need to ban everything so they don't have to say "no" to their precious spoiled brats. Sure, they have one or two hack pediatricians and child psychologists on their staff to try to bring studies and statistics to their selfish goals. These are the very same people who made sure cartoons were inoffensive and bland and unrelatable. They just want everyone else to raise their kids except them. Not to mention the people who think they're doing a good thing who never feed their kids anything but high end food because they can afford it.

    Now, I've said this hundreds of thousands of millions of times, you can ALWAYS buy the toy without the food. I think to solve the blame game, they need to put up on the menu that they indeed sell these things alone.

    But above all, it's not even just the banning... it's the letter writing and bad press. It's one thing to pull the toys out of kids hands to help solve a complex issue the media oversimplifies (because if there's no outrage over something, there's outrage that there isn't outrage), but they also want to villify any company that refuses to comply to, again, one size fits all, bandaid solutions. So basically, if Disney were to put a Phineas and Ferb figure in with those fries, they'd whine and moan and toss a big stink. So now, companies are actually too afraid NOT to comply due to threats of bad press. So the toy licences are changing as well to become educational toys and junk like that... because now you can argue, "HEY! We care! We have crayons you can easily buy at Target for 50 cents."

    I just want ONE company to draw the line and say, "look! We WANT to make money and put cartoon characters on candy and givaways." it's the only merchandise some shows ever get (I cherish my SuperCow from Taco Bell). But just to say, if you don't want your kids eating junk food, DON'T buy them junk food. Spend the extra 20 bucks and get a babysitter when you go grocery shopping. I've seen a lot of interviews with these stick in the mud parental groups and that's their only concern... Not having to say no and deal with their brat kids.

    And of course this trickles down to kids programming being unprofitable... and they ARE looking at getting rid of commercials for over the fast food counter toys as well... I don't wanna spend 8 more months complaining about them right here.
  17. minor muppetz

    minor muppetz Well-Known Member

    When we get closer to the movie, it would be great if The Disney Channel or ABC Family would show all of the Muppet movies on the nights leading up to the release. One Muppet movie a night before The Muppets comes out in theaters. And if they can't show all of the movies on those channels maybe they could show both movies and specials (The Muppets Go to the Movies would be an appropriate choice).

    Or I wonder if ABC Family would do a Muppet week during The 25 Days of Christmas, like the Pixar week they did during the last 25 Days of Christmas.
  18. Greengables95

    Greengables95 Member

    I think Muppets are much better suited on AMC or TCM.
  19. dwmckim

    dwmckim Well-Known Member

    I know i mentioned this earlier in this thread, but more in passing among several other ideas but i really want to "highlight" this. Muppets need one of those "Scene It" games as well as other trivia type games. Would like to see the smaller desktop trivia calendar brought back as well as larger wall calendars (GOOD ones, not ugly poser photos and photoshop messes we've seen 100's of times before)
  20. heralde

    heralde Well-Known Member

    I think it would be great if The Muppets were featured more on TCM, they definitely qualify was classics at this point! ;)

    But I also agree that it would be nice to see them on more accessible network channels. How can we expect the newer generations to like the Muppets if they barely get a chance to see their best work. ;)


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