The cherished puppet pals are back! Take a look at the Muppets Select Series 1 mini-collection from Diamond Select Toys, including Fozzie with Scooter (pictured below), Gonzo with Camilla and Kermit with Robin and Bean Bunny. Each two-to-six-inch figure comes with character-specific accessories and auxiliary buddies inside collectors’ packaging.
With the new Muppets TV show garnering increasing hype, it’s only fitting that you add these three figure sets to your collection. Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios to include multiple points of articulation, this Disney soon-to-be-favorite is something you won’t want to miss out on.
This amalgamation of kid-friendly animation, sketch comedy and puppetry educated and entertained generations of kids since 1969. Were you one of them? The famed TV series has won more Grammys and Emmys than any other children’s show since the beginning of time. That’s quite the accomplishment, we think, and couple that with the fact that most of us spent many an hour in front of Sesame Street as kids, and we have more than one reason to snap up this nostalgic token.
Super Grover in 2005 exclusive format comes as a six-inch figure from Palisades. He’s pictured in his trademark beige trench coat and comes with a cape, helmet, suit and two interchangeable heads, true to his enigmatic persona of mild-mannered businesspuppet “Grover Ken” by day, world-saving Muppet hero by night. All of this wouldn’t be possible without an innocuous-looking telephone booth in which to make his transformation. With artwork specially done by Alex Ross on the outer packaging, this figure was only available at 2005 conventions and from the collectors’ club. We only have one, so if you’re in love already, grab it!
“Remember this, kids, it is very important. Even if your mommy makes you a super hero costume, do not attempt to do any of these things, especially flying. Because you cannot do it. You do not have super powers. Because there is only one Super Grover. And that is me.”
According to the BBC, not only can we expect a new Muppet movie, but it’s already got its star.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall actor Jason Segel is to star in the new, Disney-produced Muppets film, reports say.
The star, who also co-wrote the script and is producing the movie, will feature as the main human character, The Hollywood Reporter said.
The plot is being kept under wraps, but it is rumoured that Segel will play a man on a quest to find and reunite the Muppets.
James Bobin, who co-created Flight of the Conchords, is on board to direct.
It is not known when the film, which has the working title of The Greatest Muppet Movie Ever Made, will begin production.
The last Muppet theatrical film was 1999’s Muppets from Space which featured actors Rob Schneider, Ray Liotta and Andie MacDowell.
Sadly, we have but a lone Miss Piggy remaining in our Muppet Show section, but we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed and a new movie will mean new merch! There’s just not enough Muppetational goodness out there.