Two Muppet Animal Puppets

What’s better than owning an Animal puppet? How about two Animal puppets!!


The one on the left was a Christmas present for my sister back in the early 80s. (Somehow I ended up with it.) According to, it was released back in 1978. His hands and feet have small squares of Velcro attached that allow you post him, to a certain extent. There’s also a bar inside his head that allows the puppeteer to control Animal’s eyebrows.

The one on the right is much newer. It was made in 2003 by Sabba Toys, and I got him at a garage sale for a quarter. Personally I like the vintage one much better as this one looks a bit too friendly. I guess by the time we got to the 2000s, I guess midriffs were out.

“Go home! Go home! Bye-bye.” – Animal, The Muppet Movie

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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3 thoughts on “Two Muppet Animal Puppets

  1. Flack…with two Animals you might very well be able to take over the world, my friend! I’m going to agree with you on the favoring the Animal on the right…he looks more the actual Muppet to me.

  2. Atari Adventure Square says:

    I had the left one too.
    Forgot about the velcro on the hands.
    I also forget if he was supposed to have drumsticks to attach there.
    If he did, they didn’t stay long.

    I never tired of the moving eyebrows.

    I miss that muppet.

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