Blog devoted to merchandise featuring Jim Henson's Muppets. The name is a reference to the former "Muppet Stuff" stores that operated from 1980-1993. Our mission, to paraphrase theirs, is "Muppet Stuff – A blog with nothing but!”
There are a few new Muppet items to found at Hallmark. As previously reported there are now Rowlf and Swedish Chef CUBEEZ:
Which look great, and even have nice side graphics as well.
Two new inspirational desk sayings featuring Beaker and the Swedish Chef:
These are fantastic and instead of making up quotes, like the Kermit and Piggy silhouettes, use the characters actual (albeit nonsensical) words to create the inspirational message.
There are are also two framed illustrations. "Love is worth the leap" uses similar (or even a somewhat reused) graphic as the LED candle, but in color with an expanded view of the swamp around them.
"Together days are happy days" is a great recreation of the bicycle scene from The Great Muppet Caper, and even features Janice and Floyd!
"Moi is out" is a door hanger to let people know you're not home at the moment. The "i" is dotted with a rhinestone to give it a more Piggy feel.
Another Piggy item is the "Miss Piggy Beauty Sleep Mask." Make anyone have Miss Piggy's eyes while they get their beauty rest.
The most surprising item is this Kermit log desk calendar:
The log is crafted really well. The month and days look like they were carved out of wood as well which is a nice touch. They reuse the "Time's fun when you're having flies" line from the clock, which, I guess is an attempt to have them match when used in the same room.
Personally, I think using "Someday you'll find it" would have worked better.
I was a little disappointed that the Kermit figure looked a little too much like the 2013 ornament.
But overall it's a great piece and a welcome addition to any desk or Muppet collection.
So far these items are only available in Hallmark stores and not online, but we'll update the post with links when they are.
You may recall River Horse is developing a Labyrinth game. Previously they revealed a first look at their Hoggle figure.
Now we have a first look at the making of their Ludo figure!
From their press release:
Ludo is here!
These are the first pics of the 3-up Ludo for our upcoming Labyrinth board game.
Ludo has been sculpted by Johnny Frazer-Allen, who we are glad to say will be working on all the figures for the game.
As for the game itself, the base game is written and will soon be sent out to an elite team of playtesters for feedback. Alessio has already played the game at his local gaming club and it went down really well, even with someone who hadn't seen the film (but will now be ordering the dvd!).
We'll be sharing a little more about the gameplay and other exciting bits over on the Labyrinth Boardgame Facebook Page.
Lets take a minute to remember the man who brought all this to life, Jim Henson, (born on Sept 24th 1936) by celebrating the 60th anniversary of the company and worlds he created.