- Apr 13, 2002
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I took a stab at designing Muppet Show Nigel. I felt Droop should come before a Muppets Tonight Nigel as they are kind of in the same ballpark design.That's really interesting. I didn't know about some of those. Are you referring to the Muppet Show Nigel or Muppets Tonight Nigel? I know that the first one was planned to be released in a wave of minis at one point. As for the unreleased Pepe designs, was that Pepe in one of his Muppets Tonight outfits, or in his tutu, or something else?
The Pepe tutu design was from Muppets From Space. The full-body poser picture is incorrectly labeled as coming from Henson. It was a screengrab that I enhanced (a lot) and added feet, limbs and a wand. The same image can be seen on the Muppet Central Staff page. Henson did have some beautiful source images on the Pepe puppet, but that wasn't one of them. Seeing those puppet images up close are what would make me stoked about a possible Pepe MR poser down the line. I did pitch a figure release where the blister box resembled the Muppets Tonight elevator with a uniformed Seymore and Pepe inside. This received an immediate no-can-do as there were several issues with such an idea (box branding continuity, printing expense, design expense, character popularity, placement on the line, store or Con interest).
One thing I learned with Palisades was the great expense of printing!