Friday, February 17, 2017

Muppet Treasure Island Turns 21!

Hard to believe, but Muppet Treasure Island turned 21 yesterday!


The Brian Henson directed film opened on February 16th, 1996.

The film is now old enough to legally drink all the rum it wants!



To help mark the occasion D23,The Official Disney Fan Club, posted 7 things you may not know about the making of the film.

Cheers!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

FIRST LOOK - Diamond Select Muppets Series 4!

With Toy Fair this weekend, some toy makers are showing off their new offerings early.

Diamond Select released these first shots today of series 4 in their Muppet action figure line. 




Dr. Teeth and Zoot will be packed together and almost complete The Electric Mayhem. We still need Lips!



Sam looks a little angrier then his Palisades version. Maybe that's because he's packed with Rizzo. 



While He doesn't have a full kitchen playset yet, Diamond's Swedish Chef will come with plenty of kitchen/other random accessories, and a chicken!


Series 3 is hitting stores next week. We're not sure yet when to expect thes, but something tells me around mid summer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day from Janice & Floyd!

If the Hollywood Bowl news wasn't enough, Floyd and Janice posted a special new Happy Valentine's Day video.


The Muppets Take The Bowl!

There have been rumors of live Muppet shows before, but today it was officially announced that this fall, The Muppets will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl!


Don't believe me? You can here from the directly from the pig herself:


Here's the official synopsis: 
It’s time to get things started, to light the lights... the iconic and beloved Muppets will perform a sensational, inspirational live show you’ll never forget! Join Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo and the rest of the zany Muppet gang, including – fresh off their triumphant festival performance – Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem, with legendary rock drummer Animal, for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. All this, plus special surprise guests and fireworks!

The Muppets Take The Bowl Sept 8, 9th, and 10th!

Tickets aren't on sale yet, but you'll be able to purchase them from the Hollywood Bowl when  they are. 

Happy Valentine's Day!



This year we focus our attention to Gonzo & Camilla. They were released together along with a heart shaped box of chocolates by Palisades in 2003. 
Camilla's been Gonzo's main squeeze, save for a couple of other feathered friends along the way...



I have faith they'll keep it clean this year, but if not, there's always the laundry!


Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 13, 2017

New Fraggle Toys Rocking Your Way From Super Impulse!

Super Impulse has teamed up with The Jim Henson Company to produce a new line of Fragggle Rock toys!


The initial launch will have 10-inch plush, 
a six-inch beanbag plush, plush backpack clips, and 15-inch feature plush.

Additional products including vinyl figures, blind bags, and keychains will follow in autumn.
“Fraggle Rock is an iconic classic and we are over the cave thrilled to have partnered with The Jim Henson Company to bring the brilliant puppetry from the timeless show to today’s generation,” said Alan Dorfman, founder of Super Impulse.

“Filled with fun characters, music, and life lessons that are as relevant today as they were in the '80s when a generation of today's parents grew up with Fraggles, kids will love these characters as their new best friends.”
The collection will make its official debut this week at Toy Fair.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Park Series Waldo Vinylmation!

Disney Parks, as part of their Vinylmation "Park Series" has a new Waldo C. Graphic figure!


As you can see, unlike the regular Vinylmation line, Park Series figures are not beholden to the Mickey Mouse shape. 

This Waldo has some great fluidity, my only complaint is that his nose is just painted on. For the "spirit of 3D" his face looks rather flat. 
Luckily he's not the more rare "chaser" as he was in the Muppet line, but these are blind boxed, like regular Vinylmation.

So please note, while you can order Park Series 5 figures from Disney.com, you're not guaranteed to get Waldo. Unless you're feeling lucky the only way to ensure you get one may be trading or ebay. 

Thanks to Nate Downs and Brian Sullivan for the heads up.