April 21, 2010

Ugly Muppet Toy Pageant 2010: Place Your Votes!

Filed under: Feature — Tags: , , , , — Ryan Roe @ 11:31 pm

According to the clock, it’s still April Fool’s Day, which is when I said I would post the finalists for the 2010 Ugly Muppet Toy Pageant. So, are you ready for the ugliness? We at ToughPigs headquarters have spent the past weeks combing through your entries and scouring the globe for ugly Muppet toys, and now the time has come. Now it’s up to you to decide which toys are the ugliest of the ugliest, and which toy in particular is the ugliest of the ugliest of the ugliest.

Here’s how it works: Below, you will find 16 finalists. Send your votes to me – Ryan@ToughPigs.com – by April 22. Rate each toy on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being “not that ugly” and 5 being “extreeeeemely ugly.” Include your color commentary on each toy. A big part of the fun of the pageant is seeing how creatively the Tough Pigs readership can describe the repulsiveness of various toys.

So. Here are some ugly toys.

Barkley beanbag, Kellog's cereal giveaway.  Submitted by Evan G

Barkley beanbag, Kellog’s cereal giveaway. Submitted by Evan G.

Clown Cookie Monster, submitted by Joe H

Clown Cookie Monster. Submitted by Joe H.

Red Fraggle puppet, Dr. Doozer line, 2009

Red Fraggle puppet, Dr. Doozer line, 2009.

Miss Piggy bank, Sigma - late 70s.  Submitted by Lara F

Miss Piggy bank, Sigma – late 70s. Submitted by Lara F.

Zoe doll.  Found on eBay

Zoe doll. Found on eBay.

Knockoff Big Bird doll. Found on the web.

Knockoff Big Bird doll. Found on the web.

Mokey doll, Tomy, 1983.  Submitted by Justin P.

Mokey doll, Tomy, 1983. Submitted by Justin P.

Magic Light Ernie, Tyco.  Found on eBay.

Magic Light Ernie, Tyco. Found on eBay.

Gonzo and Fozzie Pook-a-looz, 2010.  Submitted by Mini Skunk.

Gonzo and Fozzie Pook-a-looz, 2010. Submitted by Mini Skunk.

Bert as a witch. Found on eBay.

Bert as a witch. Found on eBay.

Toccata doll.  Submitted by Scott H.

Toccata doll from 1 Rue Sesame. Submitted by Scott H.

Piggy doll. Submitted by Joel S.

Piggy doll. Submitted by Joel S.

Elmo ornament, Kurt S. Adler, 2008. Submitted by Jes E.

Elmo ornament, Kurt S. Adler, 2008. Submitted by Jes E.

Red Fraggle figure.  Submitted by Jog J.

Red Fraggle figure. Submitted by Jog J.

Vinylmation Kermit pin.  Submitted by Lara F.

Vinylmation Kermit pin. Submitted by Lara F.

Rosita beanbag.  Submitted by Nick H.

Rosita beanbag. Submitted by Nick H.

So there they are. It’s interesting, isn’t it, that there are two Piggys and two Red Fraggles, but only one Kermit? I think it’s interesting, anyway. Send your votes and commentary ASAP to Ryan@ToughPigs.com, and let the ugliness wash all over you.

Click here to wonder who the heck Toccata is on the Tough Pigs forum!

by Ryan Roe – Ryan@ToughPigs.com



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