Heya! Michael added a Mention to the Child's Play article, so I downloaded got a screenshot of a Muppet Babies playhouse that I'm pretty sure we don't have yet. I couldn't find anything on Google or eBay, but I thought I'd bring it to your attention to keep an eye out for since you dip into the merch end more than I do.
So, it's starting to look like pretty much every one of Piggy's dresses lately has been designed by Vivienne Westwood. There's no source yet, but I'm sure it's just a matter of time before they confirm this and this are, too.
Just thought I'd let you know that they sneakily upped the allowed file size for the background image; even doubled it! I saw it by sheer chance when adding our "Springtime Robin." So now we're at 300kb, and looking much crisper. :)
Nothing! It was actually a huge anticlimax. It was a big plotline that went through the whole day, leading up to Miss Piggy and Joan Rivers ending their feud. Joan said that she would teach Piggy about how to sell a branded collection, and then that led into Joan's hour-long show. And... we didn't see the Muppets after that. After a while, the hosts started to refer to the Muppets in the past tense, and it was over.
So -- it was more fun than I'd expected, but weird that they didn't have anything to promote after all the build-up.
I added a couple sentences at the top about the People Magazine item, and the campaign being dropped when Jim Henson died. What do you think about the way I worded it?
I think it's important to talk about Henson there -- it's the conclusion to the "Pig of the 90s" story -- but it's a little weird having that at the top of what is otherwise a happy little article. Maybe I'm overthinking it. What do you think?
Also: I just tweeted about the page, because it's awesome.
I think that works. I linked to the People story in the Boston Globe scan. It's notable that those were the only two items to come out of the campaign. Unless you count Moi. But yeah, I forgot to add the bit about Jim. He died two days after the piece ran. It's this weird little piece of pocket universe canon now.