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Gonzo Puppet by Terry Angus

Discussion in 'Muppet Replicas' started by ButchCat, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Well-Known Member

    Sorry, as I read further down that old thread I see that there was still a lot of unhappiness with Gonzo, both the product and the photography.

    Why am I opening these old wounds? Lol.
  2. MuppetCaper

    MuppetCaper Well-Known Member

    Even though he may not be the most perfect or exactly what he was supposed to be, I still like my Gonzo...sock nose as they called him or not. You don't need to be defensive...you where doing your job and being optimistic. I look at it this way....it really could have been worse. Even eFX had troubles finding a company to make Rizzo, they had no luck. I think this line would have had a lot of potetial if they would have given it more time and be more up front with you and all of there customers.

    ElecMayhem.....you did an awesome job and thank you for all that you did with the Muppets. At least we give you credit...you alway managed to keep us informed and answered our questions for us. To me, Those where the days that I was so glad to spend my time on here for.

    Thank you!
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  3. Beauregard

    Beauregard Well-Known Member

    I agree with MuppetCaper! I love my Gonzo a great deal -- his little hands and feet are gorgeous! He's probably the most expensive thing I ever bought, but I still think he's totally worth it and he has pride of place in my collection.
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  4. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys! I love Gonzo too. He could have been better, but he's still pretty great!
  5. ButchCat

    ButchCat Well-Known Member

    Wow, Hey ElecMayhem. I am sorry I did not post those pictures of my Gonzo to take a swipe at you. If it opened old wounds I apologize right off. This last Gonzo turned out so great I wanted to show him off and with working lids to boot.

    Heck I even did a not bad Rowlf the Dog too but that one was a poser. It really was too bad that we didn't get to continue the line but this is life. Your up one day and down the next and we keep rolling with it all.

    Here's the Rowlf the dog I did for a friend a year ago, His only problem was I couldn't get the right fur.



    Take care all.
  6. charlietheowl

    charlietheowl Well-Known Member

    That Rowlf is amazing! Your friend is so lucky!
    Reevz1977 likes this.
  7. Reevz1977

    Reevz1977 Well-Known Member

    He really is!!
    Kermieuk and muppetperson like this.
  8. ElecMayhem

    ElecMayhem Well-Known Member

    Hey Terry,

    No, no, no -- your Gonzo was in no way responsible for the opening of any "old wounds." I love your work, and will always be the first to welcome new pics and/or stories what you're working on. (And would love to welcome some of your work to my collection, too!) No, the "old wounds" comment was in reference to going back and reading an old thread with some fan complaints and comments from around the time that the MR Gonzo Replica came out.

    The only reason I find it "painful" at all is that, as a fan, I agree with a lot of the complaints, but was powerless to do anything about it -- even though I was managing the line. That's all.

    And wow oh wow, I love that Rowlf.
    Slackbot likes this.
  9. muppetlover123

    muppetlover123 Well-Known Member

    That Rowlf is just.....wow
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  10. TikiColadas

    TikiColadas Well-Known Member

    I am just BLOWN away by your talent and craft! Words can not express how fantastic your Rowlf and Gonzo replicas are! I stand humble in AWE!

    Great JOB!
    theSHE124 likes this.
  11. SweetPiggy

    SweetPiggy Active Member

    His nose is perfect! :concern:
    I'll be getting the Master Replica Gonzo soon even though I'm not a big fan of the shape of the nose MR went with. I don't even care all that much that it's not made of foam. It's the shape of the nose itself I'm not a big fan of. It does't really look like any of the many incarnations of the character but hes the best representation of him that's out there so I had to get him. I wish the Master Replica Gonzo looked half as good as the one you just made.
    Congrats on finally making him for yourself again! Your Gonzo is a dead ringer for the real thing!
  12. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    I still love my MR Gonzo. Minor modifications went a long way. Mostly it's about posing and pupil replacement. I'm so lucky to have these wonderful gems!!
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  13. SweetPiggy

    SweetPiggy Active Member

    Minor modifications went a long way indeed! It's amazing how a little modification helped him come more to life! I might try it myself. Did you do anything to his nose? the image on the right seems to have a thinker nose than the one on the left.
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  14. jvcarroll

    jvcarroll Well-Known Member

    The camera was closer on the second shot. Plus, I slightly clipped the fur around his eyes.
  15. Neil565

    Neil565 Well-Known Member

    I wish I could afford the Gonzo MR. I got Kermit, but after seeing him in person, I wasn't real thrilled with the final product. But I just love gonzo.

    I wish I had talent to do this type of stuff...too bad ordering one of these from you would probably cost as much as the MR bit ;o)
  16. gonzofan13

    gonzofan13 Well-Known Member

    They are so amazing Terry!!!!
  17. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member

    Oh wow Terry. Those are amazing. Almost brings a tear to my eye that we will never get anything close to that Rowlf or the amazing Fozzie you made.

    I remember you stating that the fur was "off" on that original Gonzo you created, but that thing absolutely blew me away. It looked alive. It actually looked better than the real thing.
  18. Ignohippo

    Ignohippo Well-Known Member


    You all are right about the MR posers but you have to remember they were still a mass-produced product. For the most part, they were very good but just needed some tweaking once you got them home. Hindsight's 20/20 though, and I'm sure they would've gotten better and better with each release.
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  19. SweetPiggy

    SweetPiggy Active Member

    It would be really nice to have all three of them just to round out the collection.
    I got Gonzo because not only is he one of my top 3 favorite Muppets but I also got him at a very reasonable price.
    Only down side is that most of the people who are reselling them right now are asking anywhere from $900 to $1000 and more from them. I already have a Kermit that looks pretty good and is the same size as my MR Gonzo and they look great together!
    I'm also working on a Miss Piggy.

    PS. If you look around you might be able to find a Gonzo at a somewhat reasonable price point.

    PS. Also Terry I want that Rowlf!
    You are so lucky to be so talented!
  20. SkeetScootSquat

    SkeetScootSquat Well-Known Member

    I agree with the hog, Your Rowlf is spot on,Terry!! Your Gonzo Is Wonderful, too! Skeetscootscatta skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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