I only had a one day Saturday pass, so I unfortunately wasn't able to attend many of the
Henson panels and activities happening around the con. Our friends at ToughPigs, however, were able to get to most of them so be sure sure to check out their report as well.
The day started slow with barely and Muppet in sight. I entered the hall and immediately got inline waited in line for the chance to purchase the con exclusive Pop! Vinyl Super Grover figure.
After an hour in line they were out of timed tickets that allowed you to come back and
purchase the toy you wanted at a specific time while supplies lasted. After another hour in line we were informed they had already sold out. Usually you can find con exclusives at other vender's booths, but not Super Grover. He was VERY popular and the lucky few who were able to purchase him weren't giving him up.
Another popular item were these Fraggle Rock shirts from Zen Monkey Studios. I was told they even sold out of Red shirts, and had to reorder them. If you weren't able to make to the con, you get the whole set of Fraggle Rocks shirts for 25% off on their site.
Hallmark showed off their new Muppet CUBEEZ and the Gonzo Keepsake ornament, but nothing else we previewed back in July.
as well as many custom:
and classic merchandise available:
And yes, that's the Labyrinth cup set we featured a last month.
There were many panels and other Muppet events over the course of the 4 day convention. Unfortunately, we only were able to attend one day, and it was the one day none of them took place.
So until next year that's going to wrap up our coverage of NYCC!