Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"Buckle" Up Animal!

When it comes to keeping your pants up in style, UK fans have a couple of  Animal options!

The first features Animal heads on the band...

while this one from 2012, is a bit more subdued. Having just one Animal head on the buckle and his name on the band. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Retailer Spotlight: Khol's

It's been a while since our last retailer spotlight. So it's high time to bring it back by looking at the offerings at discount retailer Kohl's. 

While at Wizard World we met a woman wearing a Muppet watch, when I asked where she got it, she said Kohl's (obviously).  I treaded off to my local store soon after and low and behold I found one.

As with many of the merchandise at Kohl's, t looks like this was older stock that didn't sell. If using branding from The Muppets, not to be confused with The Muppets didn't give it away,  the 2012 copyright on the bottom should. 

The watch comes in a metal case, with recent stock photos adorning it. The price tag says $19.99, but they were having a sale and it came to just $13 when it was rung up!


The other item at Kohl's is this t-shirt:


Notice anything odd about it? Take a closer look at the date. "The Muppets Since 1954" 1954??? What Muppets are from 1954? Sam & Friend's, the first Muppet series started in 1955. This shirt is like trying to sell a losing SuperBowl team shirt in Africa. 

UPDATE: Our good friend Ryan Dosier of The Muppet Mindset corrected us on our facebook page:

It's now officially OK to buy this shirt!

Friday, July 18, 2014

CVS Sesame Bandages!

In the non-food category, CVS/Pharmacy has two sets of Sesame Street bandages.
One set of bandages contains 20 strips of various sizes with illustrations of some favorite Sesame characters.



While the other set contains 60 circular spot bandages using the actual puppets, but just their faces.



If you find yourself with a cut or scrap this summer, head over to CVS to cover it up with Sesame fun!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Michael Frith!

We missed a recent birthday we wanted to rectify. On June 8th, Micheal Frith, the former Executive Vice President and Creative Director for Jim Henson Productions, turned 73.

His contributions to Muppet projects have been extensive and varied including designing the world and inhabitants of Fraggle Rock!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Dave Goelz!

You may know Dave Goelz as the performer under such Muppets as Gonzo the Great, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Boober and Zoot. 

But did you know he started his career an industrial designer, then became a puppet builder and occasional performer with the Henson Company?


Here he is 
building Wisss from Saturday Night Live's "Land of Gorch" sketches.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Earth's Best Sesame Street food!

Continuing with Sesame food, Earth's Best has a series of Sesame Street food items in your grocers freezer.

Cookie Monster organic waffles:



Grover Mini Cheese Ravioli: 


and  Elmo Mac 'n Cheese (with Carrots & Broccoli):



Monday, July 14, 2014

100% Sesame Juices!

We rarely talk about Sesame products, as there are just so many out there, but this week we'll going to take a look at Sesame characters that have been licensed to other brands. 

First up, juice maker Apple and Eve has a teamed up with Sesame Workshop for a set of 100% juice featuring Big Bird, Grover and Elmo.