Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Jim Henson's City Critters

If you watched the season finale of Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge this week, then you saw a glimpse of Brian's Henson's office, and all the great stuff therein.

Among the Labyrinth and Muppet busts,
 the Dark Crystal sculptures, the Baby Sinclair plush, and the multiple props around the room were these colorful little guys on his desk. 

Can you see them?
How about now?

Many of you are probably wondering, "What are those things?"

Well, we're here to help! They're from 
Jim Henson's City Critters, a line of vinyl figures MINDStyle produced in 2007. Each figure was based on a early design by Jim Henson and was blind boxed so you din't know exactly which figure you had until you opened the box.  

8 figures were released, and as far as I can tell, only 1 had a name - Fearzog, if any one knows the official names of the other 7 critters, let us know!

This sun bean man was also used on occasion around this time as part of the Jim Henson Company logo. 

The designs were also released as a line of clothing and accessories called  "Jim Henson's Designs," but that's a throwback for another Thursday. 

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