Friday, November 17, 2017

It's The LEGO Muppet Show!

As promised, Ivan Guerrero's back with another Henson themed LEGO set and this one's truly muppetational!


Yep, it's the LEGO Muppet Show!











In order for this to be an official LEGO Muppet Show playset, Ivan's idea needs 10,00 likes on the LEGO ideas page

Please like, share, and most importantly vote!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Swedish Chef in new Tower Of Terror Holiday Projection!

The Swedish Chef, and a few other Disney characters, star new videos as part of Disney's Hollywood Studios Tower Of Terror Holiday Projection!


Inside the Magic sat down Tom Vazzanna, one of the show's creator discusses the show in-depth.






You can see their entire recording of videos and projections below. 


Muppet Sun-Staches Now Available!

Back at Toy Fair we told you that sun-staches would be releasing Muppet sunglasses this year. We heard a summer time frame and also that a special "Exclusive" Miss Piggy version would be available at Disney's D23 festival.

While we didn't heard if the D23 Piggy was actually being released. We did spot the Kermit and Animal sun-staches in the wild at a kiosk in Orange County California's Irvine Spectrum.







Animal



If you can't make to the Irvine Spectrum, you're in luck as the whole set is available on Amazon at the links above.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Labyrinth's Jareth Origin Comic Coming in Feb!

According to Entertainment Weekly, Archaia will release an ongoing comic that traces the origins of Labyrinth's Jareth, the Goblin King.


Writer Simon Spurrier and artist Daniel Bayliss have been tapped to produce the books and concerning the origin of Jareth played by David Bowie in the movie. 

The main cover will be be done by Fiona Staples, the subscription cover by Rebekah Isaacs, as well as variant covers by Laurent Durieux, Jill Thompson, and Bill Sienkiewicz.


“It’s the backstory of how Jareth came to be in the Labyrinth himself,” says Lisa Henson, the daughter of Jim, and CEO and President of The Jim Henson Company. “The Goblin King, he’s not a goblin, he’s human. Many people have asked, ‘Well, how did he get there?’ So, that’s something that we thought we would explore.” 
“We’re sort of having our cake and eating it,” says writer Spurrier. “The ‘Bowie form’ version of the character is very much present in our story. But there’s a huge amount of stuff about the people who loved him and he loved. What happened to them? How did this all shake out? How did he come to be who he is?I hope that by exercising both sides of that picture, as well as leaning into all the other amazing things that are fantastic about the Labyrinth as a concept, we should hopefully get our Bowie itch scratched while also enjoying the fantastical, surreal wonder of this world.”


The first issue will go on sale in February.

Kermit Appears in New Sainsbury Ad!

Sainsbury, the UK's second largest chain of supermarkets, has released their official Christmas commercial "#everybitofChristmas." The jingle is sung by people all over Britain, including Kermit!


Even better, Mat Vogel was assisted by friend of the blog Warrick Brownlow-Pike!


You can see Kermit's all too brief segments in the complete ad below:

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Janice!

This week's surprisingly earnest "Muppet Thought of the Week" features Janice!


Monday, November 13, 2017

Deluxe Edition Dark Crystal Soundtrack!

Enjoy The Ride Records is releasing small teases of information about their upcoming Dark Crystal deluxe edition soundtrack

To differentiate this set from the Record Store Day version the deluxe features brand new art work  by Josh Bodwell, which has yet to be fully revealed. 


As you'll see bellow  they have released a few sections:




This deluxe version will come in a numbered gatefold sleeve, will be available in various 180gram color vinyl configurations, and comes with a book and CD of the soundtrack as well. 



While we wait for info on the release date, you can get in the mood by checking out this recording of Spain's RTVE Symphony Orchestra performing the songs from the soundtrack.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sesame Street Kicks Off Season 48 With Prime Time Special!

Sesame Street beings their 48th(!) season this weekend with the hour long special 
The Magical Wand Chase.

Sesame Street’s 48th season begins with an all-new primetime special, starring Elizabeth Banks and filmed in three vibrant New York City neighborhoods. 
While taking her friends on a magical hot air balloon ride, Abby Cadabby loses her wand to a curious bird, voiced by Banks. Without Abby’s wand, they can’t get back to Sesame Street. A chase ensues!
Pursuing the bird in their hot air balloon, Abby and the gang visit new neighborhoods and discover new foods, music, and languages. Best of all, they make new friends who help them find the missing wand and show them the way back home. Who knew there was so much to discover just around the corner?
The Magical Wand Chase is deeply connected to this season’s respect and understanding curriculum, using the tapestry of the city to show kids that kindness is universal and new friends can be found anywhere. (It also marks the first time the show has shot a feature-length special on location since 1994!)
The Magical Wand Chase premieres on November 11 at 7pm on HBO.


Check out a sneak peak:

Regular episodes begin November 18th with "A Sesame Street Thanksgiving." 


Here's what to expect this season:


A Sesame Street Thanksgiving – Sesame Street is getting ready for a Thanksgiving feast. When Rosita worries her Abuela cooked something that her friends would find strange, Big Bird, Alan, and Nina explain that all families have their own wonderful family traditions.
Rosita’s Sneaky Sneakers – Cinderella, played by Lucy Liu, doesn’t want to be a princess anymore – she wants to ditch her fancy shoes and play! With a trip to the shoe store for some comfy sneakers, Rosita helps Cinderella realize that she can be a princess and play with her new friends.
Martian Mission – Martians land on Sesame Street to figure out what the people of Earth are like. Elmo shows them that despite speaking many languages, having different skin colors, and coming in lots of shapes and sizes, all kinds of people can be friends.
Clothing Drive – When Rudy outgrows his favorite sweater, Nina suggests holding a clothing drive in the neighborhood. Everyone’s extra clothes can find a new home with neighbors who need them. Rudy’s sweater goes to a little girl who is very excited to wear it.
My Family Does It Like This – Abby’s family is having dinner at Elmo’s house. Elmo and Abby discover that even though their families do things differently, they can have fun working together to get the meal ready.
The Last Straw – When Ernie makes too much noise during Bert’s naptime, Bert angrily leaves in search of a quiet place to sleep. While they’re apart, Bert and Ernie think about how their actions made the other feel. They apologize to each other, learning that even though they had a fight, they can still be friends.
Hair Training – Prairie and her friend Gabrielle are practicing a dance, but their hair doesn’t move the same way. Nina helps them realize that the dance is even more fun when they each let their hair do what it wants to do! Elmo and Big Bird join in and let their fur and feathers fly free.
It’s Dance Your Favorite Dance Day – Nina knows dances from all around the world, and on “Dance Your Favorite Dance Day,” she teaches her friends on Sesame Street the moves to all their favorites.
Oscar the Kind – When Oscar the Grouch gets sick, he doesn’t feel grouchy anymore … he feels kind! Elmo and Baby Bear see how easy and fun it is to be kind to others.
Abby and Zoe Love Karate – Nina teaches Abby and Zoe all about karate. After learning how to focus and practice, Abby and Zoe manage to kick a ball off a stand with a special karate kick.
The Count’s Counting Error – Upset by his first-ever counting mistake, the Count tries to find another job. He soon finds out that many other jobs include counting, too.

Yes, you read that right. The fan-favorite Yip-Yip Martians are returning!




Sesame Street wouldn't be the same if a few famous faces didn't stop by. The celebrities lined up for season 48 include:

Elizabeth Banks (The Magical Wand Chase)
Leon Bridges
Lucy Liu
Kate McKinnon
Alessia Cara
Josh Groban
John Legend
Padma Lakshmi
Ellie Goulding
Laurie Hernandez

You can see what episodes they'll appear in and when the'll air here.



There's also new Cookie Monster segment!
Cookie Monster and Gonger (originally from UK’s The Furchester Hotel) team up to start their own food truck in “Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck”! In each episode, a kid will place an order, but the monster duo will realize they’re missing an ingredient, and they have to visit a real-world location to see where their food comes from. There’s also a catapult involved.
Our furry friends made appearances on Today and The Chew this week to promote the upcoming season.





The Magical Wand Chase premieres on November 11 at 7pm with regular episodes beginning November 18th at 8:30 AM on HBO. PBS will air each episode nine months later.

Muppet Thought of the Week ft. Fozzie Bear!

Sorry for the delay, this week's "Muppet Though of the week" comes courtesy of Fozzie Bear!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

LE Dark Crystal & Labyrinth "Rewind Collection" Blu-rays!

Australian and New Zealand retailer, JB Hi-Fi has an exclusive limited edition Dark Crystal blu-ray coming out. 


This release is part of their "Rewind Collection" which, like Target's recent "Stranger Things" exclusive DVD/Bluray combo, is meant to look like a vintage and slightly warn VHS. 

The set is limited to 1,000 copies and comes in a numbered "VHS" case with collector cards and an exclusive T-Shirt transfer.

According to the site the set will be release "06/12/17", which we believe is actually 12/6/2017 for us stateside. 


The Dark Crystal "Rewind Collection" ships world wide is available for pre-order from JB HB-FI now.


UPDATE:

JB Hi-Fi also has a Labyrinth "Rewind Collection" Bluray up for pre-order as well!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Help LEGO Find Their Way Through The Labyrinth!

First, he showed us how to make, how make a LEGO Sesame Street.

Now, Ivan Guerrero is back with another LEGO Idea submission that looks like it will take you more then 13 hours to complete... Labyrinth!






You can vote on his Labyrinth idea here.

Ivan has one more Henson-LEGO set in the works that he claims will be the loved "best of all."

We can't wait!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Funko Pop Specialty Series Traveling Matt!

Dear Nephew Gobo Muppet Stuff Readers, 

Funko has announced another addition to their Fraggle Rock Pop! line... Traveling Matt!


He'll be part of their "Specialty Series" meaning he'll be exclusively available at "boutique retail, specialty stores, local comic book shops and from qualified online retailers."

MoPOP Exclusives!

Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, or MoPOP, is currently showcasing the traveling version of the NY's amazing Museum of Moving Image's Jim Henson Exhibit.

Along with the exhibit, the museum also has some exclusive merchandise including:


MoPOP Exclusive The Dark Crystal: The Original Soundtrack Vinyl Record (link)


MoPOP exclusive edition of The Dark Crystal: The Original Soundtrack pressed on 150 gram purple vinyl and limited to a pressing of 250 copies. 


It’s not easy being green. Everyone knows Seattle is one of the most beautiful cities when it’s sunny outside, but poor Kermit got rain on every day of his visit.

MoPOP Exclusive Muppets "Beaker Sane" Tee - Men (link)

Meep along to all your favorite songs, as oft-exploded lab assistant Beaker pays tribute to one of his musical heroes.

When you buy this MoPOP exclusive shirt you also get a free 2-pack of Diamond Select Muppets Minimates!




Fraggle Rock Eighth Notes Pin (link)


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These Fraggles really know how to ROCK! This hard enamel collectors pin is a treat for any Fraggle Rock fan. Stamped on reverse with Jim Henson Company trademark. 

Only 300 of these were produced and all are individually numbered.


Here's the best part. Not only are these all available now, you don't have to go to all the way to Seattle to get them! 


There all available now using the headings above!
(For some season the links aren't colorizing correctly so we added a link note next to each)

Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 1!

If you haven't you been following The Power of the Dark Crystal issue by issue or missed an issue then Archaia has a solution to your problems. 


They've just released Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 1, a hardcover compilation of the first 4 issues in the series. 

You can get yours today through Amazon and at Barnes and Noble locations.

And coming April 24th 2018 (coincidentally our little blog's birthday) ...


Archaia will be releasing Jim Henson's The Power of the Dark Crystal Vol. 2
which is now available for pre-oder!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween!

Instead of a "Muppet Thought of the Week" Janice, yes Janice, and Uncle Deadly are here to wish you a Happy Halloween!



Here are a few other classic Muppet Halloween videos to get you in the "spirit"....











Happy Halloween!

Fraggle Rock Pop! Coming Soon!

While we heard rumbling and rumors, we wanted to wait until it was official, and today Funko announced that a line line of Fraggle Rock Pops! is on the way!


Here is Funko's official announcement:
Funko is excited to introduce Jim Henson’sFraggle Rock coming to Pop! vinyl this winter! 
This series features the Fraggles, the short,furry creatures who live in a network of magical caves! Including Boober wearing his brown cap and scarf, the explorer Gobo,and Mokey the dreamer, the oldest of the Fraggle Five. 
Completing the series is the athletic and energetic Red,also Wembley wearing his palm tree shirt.Each Fraggle comes complete with their own Doozer – the creatures who love to work all day long.
 




In addition to the regular Fraggles seen above, Books a Million locations will have an exclusive flocked version of Red: 


And Toys R Us will have Sprocket!

You can dance your cares away with Funko's Fraggle Pops in December!