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Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Michael Poindexter on Jul 29, 2010
I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed a recent uptick in the number of puppets on television?  Is it me because I have started to build and I'm just more aware or is there really something going on?

MTV has a series and I know I've seen more commercials.  I'll try to add some links to what I've seen.  Anyone else?

I was in F.A.O Swartz toy store in NYC last week and saw that they had a "Build A Bear" type of puppet product that is licenced by Henson studio.  You pick a type and features and they build it for you for $130.
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by puppetfreak on Jul 29, 2010
It's called the What-Not-Workshop. You can also order an online packet and have them ship one.
One commercial in particular I remember about a few months back was the Weightloss Monster? He was bright orange and represented "Hunger"
Another I just saw yesterday was the Carfax Fox. It's CarFax.com?

Ill post more when I remember them.
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Billy D. Fuller on Jul 29, 2010
I have noticed a bit more puppets around this past year................... Muppet what nots have been out for some time. i would love to go to that store.

https://youtu.be/
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Shawn on Jul 29, 2010
I tend to agree with you Michael that there seems to be a lot more puppets showing up in TV.  I've noticed several commercials with them of late. 
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Michael Poindexter on Jul 29, 2010
Here's the What Not Workshop link.

http://www.fao.com/whatnots/index.jsp?002=2194048&004=1368951563&005=13144939733&006=4755596843&007=Search&008=

Here is the weightloss monster.

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Here is one from Free Credit Report.
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https://youtu.be/http://www.youtube.com/v/CdY4dtewURQ&hl=en_US&fs=1

Warren The Ape is the MTV show.  I'm not going to link to it because it is typical MTV childishness.

Here is the Car Fox

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Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Chris Arveson on Jul 30, 2010
Weight Watchers-- puppet or cgi?
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Shawn on Jul 30, 2010
The Weight Watchers puppet is CGI-enhanced bunraku style puppet.
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by Chris Arveson on Jul 30, 2010
Posted by: Shawn Sorrell on Jul 30, 2010
The Weight Watchers puppet is CGI-enhanced bunraku style puppet.

Ok, it's both. Cool, thanks Shawn.
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by themonstons.com on Sep 05, 2010
I think the recent upsurge in puppets has to do with the internet for the most part.  It enabled everyone who couldn't get thier puppet art out to the masses because of the bajillion miles of thick red tape out to the masses in TV broadcasts.  Now, any and all of the past, new and future puppet makers pro's or newbie's can get thier works out for all to enjoy.  In doing so, studios have seen the benefit of low(er) cost puppet productions rather than expensive animated pieces by way of seeing how popular web puppet shows have become and with lower production costs, come higher salaries for those in charge of the production.  Hense, more puppet shows on TV.  At least thats my opinion.
Re: Puppets, Puppets Everywhere Posted by nall29 on Sep 05, 2010
what do you guys thing of the what-nots from what ive seen the mouths seem to be abit wrinkley? does someone one one? ive never seen one in real life. oh and are thay hand sewn or machine.
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