It was announced today that eFX Inc. is picking up the license to produce authentic Muppet "Photo Puppet" replicas. Disney is partnering to eFX to produce highly-collectible Muppet pieces. The license was previously held by Master Replicas, who produced three Muppet replicas between 2006 and 2008 – Kermit the Frog, Animal and the Great Gonzo. eFX plans to continuing this class of collectibles with more full-sized Muppet "photo puppets." These life-size, full-body "photo puppets" will be highly detailed and skillfully crafted collectibles.
The line of Muppet replicas is said to kick-off with such characters as Rizzo the Rat, Reporter Kermit, Pepe the King Prawn, and Miss Piggy. The company is also looking into the feasibility of producing a full-scale Fozzie Bear replica down the road.
Proto-types for the debut "photo puppets" are already in the works and eFX plans to preview several pieces from their Disney collection during the San Diego Comic-Con in July, and at Disney’s first-ever D23 Expo in September. For more information on eFX’s current and upcoming collectible pieces, visit the eFX website - efxcollectibles.com. I will be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available on this new line of high-quality collectors' products.