Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum

Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Mikey's Muppet Moments: A boy and his Muppets

To quote my favourite world explorer, "the other day" when I was cleaning up some of my puppet files I came across the above photo and had quite a blast from the past! This is me in 1985 or 1986, when I was about 11 or 12 years old, proudly displaying what was then my entire collection of Muppet stuffed toys and puppets. This is essentially the humble beginnings of my Muppet collection!!!

As you can see, every single one of these toys is in very rough, much loved condition, which is a testament to how much I adored the Muppets. In fact, despite how ragged some of these toys are I still have all of them with exception to the Fisher-Price Kermit hand puppet (seen above Baby Rowlf) as it simply wore out from being played with so much!

In addition to these plush toys, other Muppet items that I had at the time include the Canadian version of the puzzle of Kermit playing his banjo in the Muppet Movie (shown above), a few Muppet Show and Sesame Street records, the Ernie, Bert and Oscar 3D stack-up puzzles by Child Guidance (shown below), many of the Muppets Take ManhattanMuppet Babies and Fraggle Rock comic books by Marvel comics, and various books including "Of Muppets and Men" (shown below) which I considered to be the "Muppet Bible".  At this point I would have also had a Hasbro Gobo Fraggle plush toy but it's not in the picture, so I either forgot to include it in the photo or acquired the toy very shortly after the photo was taken.

Sesame Street 3D stack-up puzzles by Child Guidance
This book is my "Muppet Bible"!!!

The plush Gobo Fraggle by Hasbro (the orange guy on the left) was missing from the group photo of my Muppet plush toys. I've since added Wembley Fraggle and a Doozer to my collection!

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