After 32 years they have finally arrived...
In 1986 McDonald's released what might have been the greatest Happy Meal toys ever created.
Jim Henson's Muppet Babies.
They were just as awesome as the cartoon and twice as fun! :)
They were the perfect size to fit into about anything we wanted to play with. They fit in the seats of most G.I. Joe vehicles and yet were small enough to be used as Monopoly pieces. We constructed all sorts of Lego vehicles and houses for them and created endless adventures for them in the backyard. (Yes, children in the 1980's played outside.) They went with us on trips and hide in our pockets to school. Possibly the best toys I even had.
Today I found the first Muppet Baby figures created since the spectacular originals! Of course I had to buy them. :)
They are a line of toys based off a new DIsney Junior show that isn't half bad. It's nowhere near as awesome as the original but still very fun to watch.
The first wave includes Kermit, Fozzie, Piggy, and Summer (a new character created just for this show). There is also a 2-in-1 vehicle line and a school playset floating around out there somewhere.
All are currently Target exclusives. My store only had three figures, one each of Kermit, Fozzie, and Summer.
There is also a line of small plushies and possibly some larger ones but I have not been able to confirm that as of yet.
The figures are jointed at the hips, shoulders, and neck. Each comes with a small accessory from the show. I love Fozzie's rubber chicken bow and arrow. :)
Needless to say I am very excited to finally have new Muppet Baby figures. Now if they will just get my Gonzo out. :D