The item you are viewing is one of three (1 of 3) Fozzie Bears in the world made for promotional purposes for Master Replica's as viewed at San Diego ComicCon (this example is the third made). This is a very rare bear for still photo sessions, Muppet
“Photo" Puppets with wire armatures for posing instead of hand operational puppets. The Monster Company is proud to present "Fozzie Bear” in
his premiere appearance as an authentic “Photo" Puppet replica. Created
using the original patterns and similar materials, Fozzie is ready to perform
his woeful Stand Up Comedy routines. He is fully pose-able with mouth expression
and full articulation in neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles
and fingers. He comes with a hat (numbers two and three came with hats and this is number three of three ever made)!
Master Replicas had planned to release the Fozzie Bear photo
puppet replica as its fourth official Muppet replica (Kermit, Gonzo and Animal
being the previous three limited edition replicas). The design was based on the patterns and
materials used by the Henson Muppet Workshop to produce the official photo
puppet. Three prototypes were built by Terry Angus and one of which was first
previewed at San Diego Comic Con in 2007 with the original release date scheduled for the Spring of 2009. However, due to low demand, orders and support for a
higher priced item, production of the Fozzie Muppet was put on hold and eventually never released due to Master Replica's going out of business. Terry
Angus is a Canadian puppeteer who played several characters on Fraggle Rock and background Muppets in other productions. He also worked on several of the Master
Replicas Muppet photo puppets.
The Fozzie Bear Muppet
measures approximately 40" high x 24" wide x 16" depth and comes with a Letter of Authenticity (L.O.A) from The Monster Company and original invoice from sales company. Item comes in used / displayed condition without a box, there is an opening on his back from manufacture (this is not damage). This is an ultra rare item with an insurance value of £30,000.
more Jim Henson Muppet figures to include Palisade figures are available from The Monster
Company, contact us for more details of an e-list of stock.