In 1984 Milton Bradley produced a series of four Muppet Babies 60 piece puzzles with photos of the puppet characters. Shown above is the Baby Kermit Puzzle, below is the Baby Fozzie puzzle. There is also a Baby Piggy puzzle and one of Piggy and Kermit on a swing. Milton Bradley followed this series with a set of puzzles based on the animated TV show.
This is a Muppet Babies Colorforms playset from 1984. The side of the box has a photo of several of the actual Muppet Babies puppets including Baby Animal. This is the first time that I ever saw the puppet version of the character in any Muppet merchandise or TV show, as Baby Animal wasn't in the baby scene from the Muppets Take Manhattan movie. It wasn't until 1987 that the actual Baby Animal puppet was seen in a TV show, The Muppet Family Christmas special. Baby Animal and the rest of the Babies puppets are also seen with Steve Martin in an issue of Muppet Magazine.
Here is a figural pin of Baby Kermit made by Avon in the mid 1980s. It was sold on a small record shaped bubble card with illustrations of the other characters. A Baby Piggy pin was also made in this set.
This is a complete set of Muppet Babies squeeze toys made in 1984 by Hasbro/Playskool.
These are one piece figures (the heads do not turn).
Around the same time in the mid 1980s Hasbro also produced these "action figures" of the Muppet Babies. All of these figures have heads that turn. The bodies are molded in one position. Shown here is (L to R) Baby Skeeter, Baby Scooter, Baby Rowlf, Baby Kermit, Baby Piggy, Baby Gonzo, and Baby Animal. I'm still missing Baby Fozzie from this set. Unfortunately the plastic that was used to make these figures tends to break down and "sweat" over time, becoming sticky to the touch. I've had this happen to Animal and Skeeter. However, I had duplicates of Animal and one of them was okay, so it seems the condition of the plastic depends on the individual figures rather than the character.
In 1985 when the 12 inch plush toys were introduced Hasbro also offered smaller sized plush toys of Baby Kermit and Bay Piggy. Kermit is dressed in a sailors outfit, which is different from the 12 inch version, however both sized plush toys of Baby Piggy are dressed the same.
Side 1: Side 2:
The Muppet Babies Theme Camilla
Merry-Go-Round Rocket to the Stars
Sleep Rockin' Practise Makes Perfect
Dream For Your Inspiration It's Up To You
Good Things Happen in the Dark I Can't Help Being A Star
The Muppet Babies Theme (Reprise)
Issues 3 and 4
Issue 5. (I'm missing issue 6)
Issue 7 and 8
Issue 9 and 10
Issue 11 and 12
Issue 13 (I'm missing issues 14 through 20)
Issue 21 and 22 (I'm missing issue 23)
Issue 24 (I'm missing issue 25 and 26)
This is a large button pin that staff at McDonalds restaurants wore in 1986. As these figures were so popular, this is the second time that the Muppet Babies PVC figures were sold, which explains why the button says "They're Back" at the top. Baby Animal was added to the collection at this point, and there are some small variations to the figures. For example, the figure of Baby Gonzo is wearing shoes in this series, while in the first series he does not have shoes.
Here are some smaller sized Muppet Babies plush toys, about 7 inches tall, made by Dakin in the late 1980s. Shown here is Kermit and Gonzo. In my experience these are considerably less common than the larger set of plush toys shown below. In addition, this is the only Baby Gonzo doll that Dakin made, as the character was not included in the series of larger sized plush toys. Miss Piggy was also made for this 7 inch series, though I have yet to see any other characters for this set.
This 12 inch Baby Animal plush toy has a silver baby bonnet hood to match his gloves and feet. The yellow tag says "Baby Animal Daredevil". The Muppet Wiki website has this Animal plush toy listed with the 7 inch plush set shown above (Kermit and Gonzo), however as I own one of these Baby Animal plush toys I can say with 100% certainty that it was in fact made as part of the 12 inch series. It is much larger than the 7 inch plush toys. Here is the Muppet Wiki page in question: http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Muppet_Babies_plush_(Dakin)
Here is Baby Miss Piggy by Dakin from 1988. This is a 12 inch doll, measured from head to foot. It looks like she's supposed to be a ballerina.
This is the 1988 Baby Fozzie by Dakin which is also 12 inches tall. It looks like he's dressed as a clown with frilly cuffs on his neck, sleeves and legs.
In addition to plush toys, Dakin produced a series of hand puppets in 1988 that were sold exclusively at the Muppet Stuff stores. A set of Muppet Babies characters were included in the series along with Gobo and Red Fraggle, a Doozer, and the adult/regular versions of Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and Gonzo. These Dakin puppets are harder to find than the Dakin plush toys. The Muppet Babies set included Baby Piggy (shown above), Baby Animal (shown below), and Baby Fozzie. I have yet to see a Baby Kermit puppet though it's likely that one was made.