Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SDCC Exclusives Now Available!

Couldn't make it to San Diego Comic Con this year and want do get the new Henson exclusives?

Well don't fret. The con may be over but you can now snag the two major Muppet/ Henson exclusives online now! 

Diamond Select Toys / Toy's R Us' "Formal Kermit & Ms. Piggy" exclusive Minimates 2 pack is now available on Toys R Us' website (1 per order limit).
Toys R Us also has the SDCC exclusive Funko Reaction The Dark Crystal 3.75 inch Vinyl Figure - Landstrider and Jen available on their website, (5 per order limit), as well. 

We also now have a look a the back of both packages: 

Both are now available from Toys R Us at the links above!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Preview Diamond Select Toy's Muppet Minimates Series 3!

The first two series of Diamond Select Toy's Minimates are now available and here's what to look forward to in series 3!

Our friends at Diamond Select Toys sent us some great Hi-Res images of what to expect. 

Patrol Bear Fozzie with Constantine:

Floyd with Janice:

Pepe with the Muppet Newsman:

And to complete your Minimates Electric Mayhem, Zoot with Lips!: 
Entertainment Earth currently states that they'll be available in January 2017, but you can pre-order them now

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Preview Diamond Select Muppet Action Figures Series 3!

With Diamond Select Toy's first series of Muppet figures now, and series 2 on the way, let's take a look at series 3! 

Our friends at Diamond Select Toys sent us some great Hi-Res images of what to expect.  

Rowlf the Dog will come in pack with Crazy Harry and Mahna Mahna:

Miss Piggy, who'll come with Foo Foo and a penguin (sadly not Gloria Estefan though):

Floyd Pepper and Janice will make sweet harmony together along with their respective instruments:

Entertainment Earth currently states that they'll all be available in January 2017, but you can pre-order both them now

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Jim Henson Company to Develop "Wee Free Men" Feature Film.

From PRNNewswire.
Award winning screenwriter Rhianna Pratchett, daughter of Sir Terry Pratchett, will pen the adaptation

HOLLYWOOD, Calif.July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jim Henson Company announced today the development of a feature film based on the great literary legacy of the late Sir Terry Pratchett's "THE WEE FREE MEN," part of the wildly popular Discworld series.
The long-awaited film adaption will be written by his daughter Rhianna Pratchett, an award-winning scriptwriter for videogames, comics, film and TV. Her work includes the 2013 smash hit reboot of Tomb Raider, the BAFTA nominated Heavenly Sword and the Writers' Guild winning Overload and Rise of the Tomb Rider. Pratchett, co-director of independent production company Narrativia, has regularly been named one of the top 100 most influential women in the games industry and won the Women in Games Hall of Fame award in 2013.
"THE WEE FREE MEN," is the first in a series of Discworld novels starring the young witch Tiffany Aching. A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality.  Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, the young witch-to-be must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegles—aka the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, sword-wielding, six-inch-high blue men. Together they must face headless horsemen, ferocious grimhounds, terrifying dreams come true, and ultimately the most powerful force of all - the Queen.
Brian Henson of The Jim Henson Company will serve as producer.Rhianna PratchettRob Wilkins and Rod Brown of Narrativia andVince Raisa of The Jim Henson Company, will serve as executive producers. WEE FREE MEN is a co-production with Narrativia.
"I've loved the Jim Henson Company's work all my life, so it's a great honor to team up with them and bring Wee Free Men to the big screen," said writer Rhianna Pratchett.
"As a family owned company, we fully understand the importance of legacy properties," said Brian Henson, Chairman of The Jim Henson Company. "The Discworld series is a richly developed world with devoted fans, myself included, and there is no one better than Rhianna to bring Terry's beloved project to life on the big screen."

Kermit and Fozzie in Disney's Emoji Blitz!

Disney has a new emoji themed game titled Emoji Blitz.

According to The Disney Blog:
Add the magic of Disney & Pixar characters to your mobile communications with the more than 400 emojis that appear in Disney Emoji Blitz, a new mobile game and custom keyboard available now on iPhones and Android devices. You’ll find emojis representing characters from favorites like “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King,” “Cinderella,” “Frozen,” “Finding Dory,” “The Muppets,” “Toy Story,” and more!
The game is a fast-paced match-3 game where you score points and unlock new emoji. Each emoji has its own power and you can power-up and blast the board with combos. Complete missions to boost your score and earn digital prices like Rare Disney parks themed emoji, such as Mickey Ice Cream Bar, the Matterhorn, and Mickey Mouse Ear Hats.
So far the only two Muppets featured are Kermit and Fozzie:

Each emojis has special abilities. Kermit uses musical notes to clear other emojis on the game board, and Fozzie uses flying tomatoes.

If your over 30, don't play video games, and have no idea what any of these is check out this video of the game:

I still don't get it, but it seems like you play the game and get to keep certain Disney Emoji's when you win certain stages. Then you can use the emoji's in text messages by using the Disney Emoji Blitz keyboard. 

New Disney and Pixar-themed emojis will be added in the coming months, so maybe more Muppets too. 

Disney Emoji Blitz is now available to download for free with in-app purchases on the iOS App Store and Google Play for Android

Thanks to our pal Austen for the heads up. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

River Horse Labyrinth 3ups!

During the production phase of their Labyrinth board game, River Horse showed samples of the sculpture Fraser Allen's figures. These originals are called 3 ups since they are 3x's larger then the final versions. 

According River Horse's newsletter, they had such great responses from Labyrinth fans that said "I really really want that!" that they are now looking into production options for the jumbo playing pieces as well!

You can see the size difference of the figure vs the ones included in the game above.

We'll be sure to let you know when they'll be available.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Confirmed: PizzeRizzo Coming This Fall to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

A Muppet themed restaurant is coming this fall to the newly named Muppets Courtyard at Walt Disney World!

The Hollywood Studios restaurant that once housed the Toy Story themed Pizza Planet, will be taken over by Rizzo and be renamed PizzeRizzo!

According to the DisneyParks blog:
Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking Muppet. 
Walt Disney Imagineering hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.
Oh My Disney talked with Rizzo himself about his new restaurant venture:

“Opening PizzeRizzo is a dream come true for me and my entire extended family. The Muppets are pretty happy about it, too. (Miss Piggy said something about being happy to see me ‘doing some actual work for a change.’ Oh brudder!) While it’s true I ain’t part of the upper crust, I guarantee you’ll have the cheesiest, most entertaining dining experience of your life at PizzeRizzo. So come, sit, relax and eat! That’s what I’ll be doing.”

You may recall that this space was originally conceived to be a Muppet-themed restaurant by Jim Henson and Disney Imagineering when Henson first announced the sale of The Muppets to Disney in 1990!