Here is a view of Sprocket's face which is a plastic shape covered with fabric. His nose is painted. This one has a small scratch on it.
Tomy also produced some wind up Doozers for this series that were a big hit with fans, though from my experience they were hard to find in the stores. This may be part of the reason why they are still very popular among Fraggle collectors and are quite costly. It makes me wonder why the wind up Doozers have yet to be reissued.
Side 1: Side 2:
Fraggle Rock Theme Catch the Tail by the Tiger
Follow Me Brave Boy, Jump Up
Convincing John Muck and Goo
Doozer Knitting Song Friendship Song
Do It On My Own Fragle Rock Rock
Wembiln' Fool Beetle Song
Why? Easy is the Only Way To Go
Lost and Found Our Melody
This is a hardcover children's book published in 1983 by Muppet Press/CBC Enterprises/Holt, Rinehart and Winston. There were several other books in this series but I only have this one.
This is Mokey Fraggle from the second series of Fraggle Rock plush toys, made by Pedigree in 1984. The series included Red, Gobo, Wembley, Boober, Sprocket and Uncle Matt. These were only sold in the United Kingdom and were unknown to collectors in Canada or the United States until the mid to late 1990s.
Here is a children's Fraggle Rock sweater made in Canada by Club G.H. during the mid 1980s. The Muppet Central website says a line of similar children's clothing was made in 1984, so I am assuming that this sweater would be from the same line.
Here is the lunchbox I went to school with in grade two! This Fraggle Rock lunchbox was made in 1984 by Thermos. The bottom of the lunchbox says "Canadian Thermos Products Limited, Scarborough Ontario Canada".
Below are several books that were available in 1984 and 1985 through the Fraggle Rock book club. These are hardcover books that were published by Muppet Press/Henry Holt and Company. According to the Muppet Central website I'm missing six books from this series.
Here is the back view of the record sleeve which included the lyrics for each song.
The third series of Fraggle Rock plush toys was made in 1985 by Hasbro. Shown here are Gobo, Wembley and a Doozer. Other characters in the collection include Red, Mokey, Boober, Uncle Matt and a Doozer with a moustache. I recall buying this Gobo doll new from the store. It came in a rather nicely illustrated box which I regret that I didn't keep. I found the others second hand.
here is a closer view of the Hasbro Doozer.
Side 1: Side 2:
The Fraggle Rock Theme Dum De Dum
Go With The Flow Rag Time Queen
Perfect Harmony I Seen Trouble
Without a Hat Dreaming of Someone
Music Box Pantry Chant
Here to There Helping Hand
Sail Away Time to Live as One
Workin' Closing Theme
Here is the back of the album. A small photo of the puppets is shown with a cut out photo of Junior Gorg and a Doozer.
In 1987 McDonalds offered this series of four Fraggle Rock vehicle toys which proved to be quite popular.
Here are two of the inserts that came in the baggies with the toy cars.
I've noticed a variation for Mokey. The one shown above on the right has light pink painted hands and eyelids. The more common version on the left does not have painted hands and has darker pink eyelids.
A variation for Red Fraggle is small pupils or large pupils.
Here is the large button pin that McDonalds staff wore in 1987.
Dakin made three Fraggle Rock puppets in 1988. Above is the Doozer. This one is missing his antenna. The hair also used to be much longer and fluffy. Gobo and Red Fraggle were also made for this series. The puppets were sold at Muppet Stuff stores. Unfortunately by 1988 the Fraggle Rock TV show had been cancelled and the popularity of the show was fading. These puppets are somewhat hard to find, and are among the last of the Fraggle Rock items to be marketed for quite sometime.
Photos and Text © Mike Artelle