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Saturday, June 15, 2013
WINNER!!! - Ugliest Kermit Doll Ever
For this plush Kermit, it's not easy being seen!
It's sad to even post this online, but I can't believe my eyes! I recently found this very poorly made 11-inch Kermit the Frog doll at a local thrift shop. It's by far the ugliest Kermit doll ever made in Kermit's 50 plus years! It's so bad that the manufacturer didn't even attach a tag with their own name on it. The Disney name isn't on this one either. I guess nobody wants to claim that they were responsible for producing this! Very sad to see Kermit being treated this way. The fabric is very thin and cheap quality, and the fabric for the legs was not cut on the bias, causing the leg to twist so that Kermit's feet turn upside-down. But worst of all, the mouth is sewn on in a frown! Hey kids, it's the frowning frog! So sad to see that Disney is letting this type of product be made. It seems to me that the quality of Muppet plush toys has consistently declined ever since Disney took over from the Henson company. Put this Kermit doll next to the Fisher-Price or Eden Gifts doll and you'll see what I mean. I sincerely hope that this is a bootleg plush toy and not an approved Disney product!!! Poor Kermit!!!
Side view of mass produced trash. Nice work Disney!