Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum

Mikey's Muppet Memorabilia Museum

Fraggle Rock 1990 - 2011

Although they haven't been seen on TV for awhile, home video and DVD kept Fraggle fans wanting more fragglish stuff. In 2003 Sababa Toys introduced a new line of 9 inch Fraggle dolls. At first only Red, Gobo, and Wembley were available. Boober was added to the series later on (he's shown below with Wembley). Fans waited for Mokey to follow but unfortunately she never arrived on store shelves leaving the set forever incomplete (you can't NOT have Mokey in the collection!). This is too bad as this collection of Fraggle dolls is my personal favourite out of all that have been made to date. The characters look just like how they are suposed to, even Wembley with his funny shaped nose. The 9" size is also more or less to scale with how big a Fraggle would be to humans, which I like.

When Red, Gobo and Wembley were first issued, Sababa also produced three 2.5" PVC Doozer figures, shown above. This was quite exciting as they were proportioned in size to the 9 inch Fraggle dolls, leaving room for the possibility that a Junior Gorg doll would join the series, but this too never happened. Many people have e-mailed me to ask if I would sell these PVC Doozers. Apparently they are hard to find.

In 2009 Manhattan Toys introduced a new series of large Fraggle dolls. 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 Fraggle 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 1980s by Dakin). Lastly, a Jumbo sized plush toy of Red Fraggle was 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, and include one with a moustache and a red hat, Cotterpin Doozer, and a Doozer with a yellow hat. These follow the same character designs as Sababa's PVC Doozers (shown above in the boxes). I have the plush dolls of Junior Gorg, Uncle Matt and Sprocket so I'll add a picture soon. Puppets of Junior Gorg and Uncle Matt were also released at the same time. A puppet of Sprocket was 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.

In 2011 Manhattan Toys added three Bobble Head dolls to their Fraggle Rock collection: Gobo, Red and Wembley. Gobo is shown above.

Begining in January 2011, a series of three Fraggle Rock comics were published by Archaia. Above is issue one and three with "B" covers. This, I assume, means there are also  "A" covers with different artwork.

Text and Photos © Mike Artelle 2011, 2013

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