In 2009 Manhattan Toys introduced a new series of large Fraggle dolls. Shown above are Gobo and Red. Below are Wembley, Mokey and Boober. These are great representations of the characters, and Mokey is back with the gang where she belongs. My only complaint is that the arms on all the characters seem to be a bit too short. Mouth puppets of all five Fraggles were also produced at the same time. The heads on the puppets are a bit larger than these dolls but otherwise look the same. To my knowledge, this is the first time puppets of Wembley, Boober and Mokey were made. (Puppets of Gobo and Red were made in the late 1980s by Dakin). A Jumbo sized plush toy of Red Fraggle was also made. It was priced at about $120 or so.
In 2010 plush toys of Junior Gorg, Uncle Matt and Sprocket the Dog were added to the Manhattan Toys series along with three small 7.5 inch Doozers (5 inches sitting). The Doozers are shown above. One Doozer has a moustache and a red hat, another has a yellow hat and no moustache, and the third one is Cotterpin Doozer (she is shown in the centre above). Curiously these follow the same character designs as Sababa's PVC Doozers (shown above in the boxes).
Here are the plush dolls of Uncle Matt and Sprocket the Dog. I find that Sprocket doesn't really look like the original character but it is still a nice plush toy none the less.
For some reason Manhattan Toys forgot to include the fur at the end of Uncle Matt's tail. His hat is made out of fabric and sewn to his head.
Sprocket has fur at the end of his tail, he also has a brown dog collar which is barely visible in this photo. This is a very floppy and soft plush toy.
Puppets of Junior Gorg and Uncle Matt were released at the same time as their matching plush toys. Puppets of Sprocket and the Doozers were not made. This is the first time Junior Gorg was included in a plush toy series, and the first time a puppet of Uncle Matt and Junior Gorg was made. The puppet of Junior Gorg was quite different from the plush toy version as it had a much larger mouth.
The Junior Gorg plush toy is quite large. Here is a comparison of the sizes for the three plush toys.
Beginning in January 2011, a series of three Fraggle Rock comics were published by Archaia. Above are the "B" covers for issues number one and three. I assume this means there are also "A" covers with different artwork. The comic are square shaped rather than being the standard rectangular comic book size.
Text and Photos © Mike Artelle 2011, 2013