Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ThinkGeek Muppet T-Shirts!

ThinkGeek has a couple of new Muppet shirts. 

Wocka Wocka Ladies' Tee:

and their Exclusive Periodic Muppets:

The Fozzie shirt is fine, and I have nothing really to add except that I really like it's simplicity and the way ThinkGeek added a little trivia from the Muppet Wiki about Fozzie's ears wiggling. 

The Periodic Table of The Muppet Show however, leaves a lot to be desired. First off I understand the pairing of The Electric Mayhem and Bunsen and Beaker, but 
shouldn't Gonzo be included with Kermit, Piggy and Fozzie then? And if you're going to include them in color groups, why not pair the characters according to color.

For example:
Green: Kermit, Dr Teeth, Bunsen
Blue: Gonzo, Zoot
Brown: Fozzie, RowlfZ
Red: Animal, Floyd

Tan: Piggy, Beaker, JaniceOrange: Pepe

Artist Mike Baboon created an excellent "Periodic Table of Muppets":

According to Boon:
Each square represents a different character and indicates the primary Muppeteer(s) for that character, as well as the year and production in which the character made its debut. Borders align with hair/hat colour, background aligns with skin/fur colour, and colour of the abbreviated name represents nose colour (for characters with noses that is).
Now that's geeky! Maybe ThinkGeek should have commissioned Boon to make or alter his deign instead of using that uninspired clip art. 

Both shirts are available now at the links above. Thanks to Christy Bondurant for heads up!

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