Friday, August 29, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Electric Mayhem and Pigs in Space notebooks!

For today's Throwback Thursday we're going back to school!

Check out these Muppet Show presents: Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem and Pigs in Space spiral notebooks from 1978.
The back of each notebook had information about becoming a charter member of The Muppet Show fan Club.

Wouldn't it be great to send $3 to Muppets' New York address...


and get all this great stuff!

Where you a charter member of The Muppet Show Fan Club? We'd love to hear your recollections and memories!
Please send us an email or a message through our facebook page and we'll use them for a future Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Constantine Meets Fans at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

As part of the Villains Unleashed event  this weekend, Constantine was shipped  from the dreary Siberian Gulag to sunny Walt Disney World.


Sorry to spoil the magic, but it appears that Constantine was the only actual Disney
villain roaming the park. Constantine' s right had man Matt Vogel was there so the amphibious fiend was able to talk directly to fans and take pictures. All the other Villains "in attendance" were the standard Disney walk around costumed characters. Definitely a win for Muppet fans.

Attractions Magazine got a great video of their encounter with the world's #1 criminal. 


Inside The Magic also has clips of all of the villains in attendance with a short bit of Constantine at the beginning.




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Subliem Netherlands Hats

A company called Subliem has a new line of  hats available in the Netherlands. 










The clip art illustrated style works better for some of the characters then others. Fozzie, Kermit, and Miss Piggy all come off looking like bootleg knock offs.

Interestingly Statler and Waldorf are listed as "Waldorf and Statler", which could be a merchandising first!

Monday, August 25, 2014

3D Puzzle

Puzzles that lie flat on the ground are so boring, so Ravensburger has taking it up a notch with a new globe shaped 3-D Puzzle. 



You can order your own global Muppet puzzle here.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bootleg Muppet Costumes!

With all the news about unauthorized costume characters in New York's Times Square, did you even wonder where those individuals got their outfits?

Many come from costume shops, such as mascot.costumes, who are selling many Muppet, Sesame, and Henson costume knockoffs along side a plethora of other famous characters through their ebay store. 

From Sesame Street they have:


Abby Caddaby

Bert

Big Bird

Cookie Monster

Elmo
Ernie

From The Muppet Show:

 Animal

 "Big Bear"
(Fozzie)

Gonzo

Kermit

 "Boy"
(Scooter)

Swedish Chef

And from Sid the Science Kid we have:

"Scientific Boy"
(Sid the Science Kid)

As you can see, they've have various degrees of success translating the characters. 
And that last one, wow. It really must have taken them quite a long time to think up that name. I mean it's not like he's name is the title of the show he's from or anything. 

Obviously there's extra irony in watermarking photos of bootleg merchandise while not even knowing all of the character's names they're ripping off.

 What do you think of these knock off muppets costumes?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Jim Henson's Drums West

Released from the Henson vault last year on his birthday, Drums West is an experimental piece Jim Henson produced around 1961. 





The 
stop motion short features the percussion stylings of Chico Hamilton and lost and lots of cut out construction paper.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Muppets Take "Ice Bucket Challange"

Have you seen the "Ice Bucket Challenge" storming through social media? If you're on social media then chances are you have. If you aren't aware, the "Ice Bucket Challenge" is an activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on one's head or donating to the ALS Association (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.


So far two of our favorite Muppets have taken the icy plunge for the cause.

Kermit posted his video on youtube:




While Cookie Monster submitted his video through his Facebook page:


Here at Muppet Stuff we challenge you all to take the "Ice Bucket Challenge" as well as to donate to the ALS Association

Shop Smart, Shop PetSmart!

PetSmart is back with new attire for the fashionable dog in your life.


They even have a Miss Piggy costume, they'll turn your pup into a diva pig!




Note: These next two were available, but were taking off PetSmart's site. Hopefully they'll be available again soon. 

Kermit 3D Eyes Hoodie:



Miss Piggy & Kermit Dress:


Thanks to Lara Broussard for the tip!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Details About Upcoming "Fraggle Rock: Journey to the Everspring" Miniseries!

Comic Book Resources interviewed writer Kate Leth and artist Jake Myler about their upcoming Fraggle Rock miniseries "Journey to the Everspring." 


UPDATE: Our friends at Tough Pigs also got to chat to Leth and Myler about the upcoming miniseries and more!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Maker Camp Field Trip: Jim Henson's Creature Shop!

Google+ and Make teamed up Friday to create a live virtual field trip to Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and it is awesome!


The hour long video features the Creature Shop's Peter Brooke, Julie Zobel, John Criswell, as well as the Creature Shop's newest employee and Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge winner, Robert Bennett. 

Keep an eye out for Red Fraggle and the original Musical Monsters of Turkey Hollow!

Skip to the 4:11 mark and check out the video below:



More Most Wanted Promotion

Kermit and Pepe were interviewed by Entertainment Weekly for the Blu-ray release
of 
Muppets Most Wanted



While they guys at MiceChat talked about about the latest Disney Blu-ray releases and whether or not Muppets Most Wanted deserves a spot in your collection. Spoiler alert: It does!

Friday, August 15, 2014

"Most Wanted" Tervis Tumbler!

Tervis is back with a new Muppets Most Wanted tumbler!



Available from Tervis in 10oz, 16oz, and "wavy" styles!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Original Muppet Movie VHS!

Muppets Most Wanted made it's first ever home video debut this week on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy. When the Muppet's first theatrical film, The Muppet Movie made it's home video video debut in 1980, there were two home video formats - VHS and the 
less successful Betamax. 


The Muppet Movie was released on both taped-based formats by Magnetic Video. 

 Front

 Back

Tape

There were no special features, behind the scenes footage, blooper reels, outtakes, 
or commentaries. The special feature was being able to watch the movie at home whenever you wanted. 

Check out the original opening logos:




Many a VHS tape like this was warn out due to repeat viewings.