Sunday, October 30, 2005

Master Replicas' Muppet Replicas

Master Replicas Inc. is an industry leader in movie and television prop replicas. With an extremely experienced executive team, Master has produced great collector’s items; including Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia, Predator, and many other classic works. Master Replicas produces officially licensed products with extreme attention to authenticity, detail, product quality, and customer service. And Master Replicas will soon be offering authentic display Muppets.

In November 2004, Master Replicas acquired the license to create Disney replicas - from Cinderella's Glass Slipper and Mouseketeer ears, to props from Pirates of the Caribbean and the Rocketeer. Now, being shown to the public for the first time ever, is Master Replicas newest addition to their Disney licensed replicas collection: Kermit the Frog!

The Kermit "doll" will be a top-notch and high-priced display replica of the world’s most famous Frog – it will be the closest most will be able to get to having a real Muppet displayed in their house. Kermit is the first "studio scale" Muppet replica. The product has been copied directly from the original cut patterns, materials and stitch patterns. He will be fully posable and a gem of any fan’s collection. Master Replicas says “If Kermit does well, there might be others... "

Below is a picture sent to me by Kevin Eslinger, the head product designer for the Disney Division of Master Replicas (Kermit is one of his projects). The shot is of one of the Kermit proto-types in the works (the final product may differ). I'll keep you posted as more develops on this new venture into high-quality collectors’ products.


4 comments:

Redtband said...

Cool!! Any idea how expensive kermit will be?

Jaap

SamuraiFrog said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen... oh, my wallet hurts just looking at it!

Anonymous said...

There are more photos at this link. The link is : http://www.action-figure.com/events/...g2_itemId=5843. It has pics from all angles including close ups. One of the photos has a caption listing the price at $199.00 for Kermit. That is cheap because when i was at the Museum of Television and Radio the Muppeteer said the Kermit made by the Creature Shop and used in the movies and t.v. costs $5,000 to $10,000 to make. It's also cool that the replica Kermit is made of the same fleece materials as the real thing.

Sinze M said...

Kermit was probably my favorite character when I was a little kid, m mother used to turn the TV on and left us watching the show. We didn't even move a finger, hypnotized by the screen.... Now I only enjoy of generic viagra