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Jim Shore's Muppet Tradition Statues

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

  1. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

  2. KermiClown

    KermiClown Well-Known Member

    I've always loved his work and thought it would be great if he did the Muppets. Apparently, my wish came true!
  3. MuppetsRule

    MuppetsRule Well-Known Member

    Guess I'll be spending some more money. I have to have these.
  4. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Anyone know how big the statues are?
  5. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Are these ceramic, size?
  6. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

    I believe they're a resin material. Definitely not ceramic or "glassy" at all. The Mrs collects various Disney Jim Shore items and they can be a tad fragile.

    Piggy will be 7.5" so I think it's safe to judge the line from 5" to 8" or so.
  7. a_Mickey_Muppet

    a_Mickey_Muppet Well-Known Member

    yeahhh I'll 2nd that! hehe ;)
  8. JJandJanice

    JJandJanice Well-Known Member

    Those do look pretty cool. Jim Shore does indeed do some pretty good work. I wouldn't mind seeing the Muppets get intoduced to the "Walt Disney Classics Collection" line either, though that might be a bit of a stretch. Still it would been one awesome statue of Kermit and Mickey shaking hands like that awesome "Welcome to the Family" pin (which is a prized one in my collection). Like I said, it's probably a "stretch" but it sure would make a neat collectable that I would be willing to pay top dollar for.

    Anyhow, speaking for myself here, I don't think I'll be able to buy these unless I'm FINALLY able to find some study work where most of the pay WON'T go to my schooling or if they're given as prizes for buying a ton of Disney DVDs though the DMR website.
  9. Luke

    Luke Well-Known Member

    Thank u so much for the info, they look great.
  10. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The figures are now available on ebay. I have ordered my set, although I had to buy from a few sellers to make the set, as nobody who ships overseas had the full set. :confused:
  11. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    I am holding out and hoping that UK retailers will sell these, and hopefully cut down on postage costs.

    A lot of shops in the UK sell the Disney ones so hopefully soon.

    They look great, can you tell us what there like in 'person' when they arrive?


  12. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    The paint job on Miss Piggy's face is not to the standard of the prototype.
  13. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

    Got mine today and I'm very happy to see that the Kermit has a few differences from the prototype pictures we saw. The most noticeable being the eyes in a much better position. :)

    MuppetPerson's pic show the accurate version.
  14. dented

    dented Well-Known Member

    I saw these in Hallmark and frankly I think they look horrible. I like some of the other Jim Shore pieces, but on these the colors are not just wrong, they are distracting. Piggy is barely recognizable, and the designs just leave something to be desired.

    Not spending my hard earned money on these.
  15. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    Got my second shipment of the figures,so just waiting on the statler and Waldorf piece.
    More disappointments as Fozzie's eyelids and nose is a very dark burgundy that it looks black and he looks like a cross between Mickey Mouse and Pluto.Also, the Displayer base is nothing like the prototype.In the picture,it appears the base can display one figure, but it is big enough to display four figures, so I dont have room to display it all.I wish I hadn't bought the displayer.The Muppet Show sign is only cardboard and is smaller than the width of the base.Also, Kermit isnt in the "O" and the letters have been put in a sign box.I was hoping that the curtain would of been a ripply sculpted piece as well.
  16. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Things like this seem to be happening more and more, the prototypes do not live up to final product.

    I was hoping to get this set, but want to see it for myself first.

    Im a bit concerned that this might happen with Steiffs Fozzie, like it did with there Kermit!

  17. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Or should that be the other way round?
  18. muppetperson

    muppetperson Well-Known Member

    I got my Statler and Waldorf sculpture today.I actually like it as a separate piece, but when you display it with the rest of the Jim shore pieces, they are not to scale with the other characters.
  19. Kermieuk

    Kermieuk Well-Known Member

    Oh dear,

    Im rapidly going off the idea of getting these!

  20. Bellygrub

    Bellygrub Well-Known Member

    Since the Mrs collects the Disney Traditions lines, I fully didn't expect these to be in scale with each other. Jim Shore items rarely are unless they're part of a themed set (ie: The Princess Carousel).

    I have Statler and Waldorf placed on a shelf above Kermit which makes them appear to be sitting up in the balcony. :sleep::boo:

    It works for me but others mileage may vary.

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