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Rolling Stones Fisher-Price "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 27, 2021 23:39

The Rolling Stones Become Little People

Warren Shoulberg
Sep 27,2021


Photo: Fisher Price


The self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band known for its giant concerts and oversized stages is now being brought down to a somewhat more manageable size.

Today, Fisher Price introduced its Little People Collector Rolling Stones Special Edition Figure Set featuring miniature figurines of four of the band members, once the bad boys of rock. Appealing to both aging Boomers as collectibles and perhaps more traditional age-appropriate Fisher Price customers – the packaging says it’s for “ages 1-101” — the set retails for $19.99 and continues both the Stone’s ever-expanding merchandising efforts and Little People sets based on pop culture. The release is tied to the start of the group’s latest North American tour, which kicked off on Sept. 26 in St. Louis and includes performances at a number of U.S. cities through mid-November.

The 2-1/2-inch-high figurines include lead singer Mick Jagger sporting the Stones’ signature lips and tongue logo on his t-shirt, guitarists Keith Richards and Ronnie Jones and drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away in August. Two other original Stones – guitarist Brian Jones who left the group in the late 1960s and died shortly thereafter and bassist Bill Wyman who retired from the band in 1993 – are not part of the set.

And while the figures are not posable and, as the packaging states, this is “not a singing toy,” fans and friends alike are bound to enjoy adding to them their Stones memorabilia collection while for kids of a certain age, they are nothing if not playful.

For the Stones, this is only the latest in their decades-long merchandising march which most recently featured the August 2020 opening of their first store, RS No. 9 Carnaby, in London. The physical store is joined by an online site and both feature clothing, Stones music and all sorts of accessories for mind, body and home. Even though they originally burst onto the rock music scene in the 1960’s as rebellious bad boys in contrast to the nice Beatles, the Stones were one of the earlier musical acts to take on sponsors for their tours and sell merchandise at their shows.

But they certainly have not been the only ones. The Beatles also went into the stuff business through their Apple Corps. venture with its own short-lived store and today, more than 50 years after the band broke up, you can still buy all manner of merchandise featuring the Beatles from apparel and accessories to pens, watches and even a cardboard diorama of their fabled last concert on a London rooftop. Bob Dylan, among many others, has also aggressively moved into the merchandise business with his own brand of whisky and even metalwork art.

The Little People series from Fisher Price, which is owned by Mattel, has been around for generations although the collectible, celebrity tie-ins are a more recent addition. Others in the line include a trio of Elvis Presley figures in assorted ages, hip hop pioneers Run DMC and characters from the film Frozen and the TV series The Office.

For both the Stones and Fisher Price the new Little People set promises to offer, yup, you guessed it, Satisfaction.

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2021-11-27 16:15 by bye bye johnny.

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: September 28, 2021 00:11

Something to compansate the loss of "Brown Sugar"...? smoking smiley

Maybe there is a market for that kind of stuff, I don't know (that said, for sure now Santa - the old nasty bastard - will bring me a set..'oh what a nice surprise, how did you know that's exactly what I was missing...''You're a Stones fan, right?' ' Right.' )


- Doxa

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Date: September 28, 2021 00:30

A parody on the Let it Bleed sleeve layout. grinning smiley

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: September 28, 2021 00:32

Keef must be singing Happy .....



ROCKMAN

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: DeanGoodman ()
Date: September 28, 2021 00:40

Unfortunate juxtaposition with the Golden Girls . . .

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(I think this is the second time in as many weeks that I've seen Ronnie described as the bass player.)

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 28, 2021 00:52

At least Forbes knew that Ronnie was a guitarist. His surname not so much.



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Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: jon12345 ()
Date: September 28, 2021 02:27


Already ordered my set. I'm not sure why, to be honest, LOL. I guess because it feels so odd?

Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: chevysales ()
Date: September 28, 2021 04:26

Hey thanx for the heads up a just grabbed a set too. Should have bought one extra for my granddaughter also. V

Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: BFR ()
Date: September 28, 2021 05:44

Just preordered two sets…one for my niece and nephew and one for me! smiling bouncing smiley

Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: September 28, 2021 06:04

Fortunately, I am within the required age range. And have a birthday coming up! smiling smiley


Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: September 28, 2021 06:15



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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: jon12345 ()
Date: September 28, 2021 06:25

KISS Little People There's Elvis & KISS sets too. I had no idea all these existed until today. Something so oddly funny about them. Wonder if a GG Allin set is in the works?

Re: Fisher-Price announces Stones Little People figure set!
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: September 28, 2021 08:06

Ages 1 to 101. Lol

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: September 28, 2021 15:57


Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 28, 2021 16:18

I ordered the Disney Little Princess gift set.

The Stones one is a rip-off...with Little Princess, you get SIX figures for only $16.99!

Just think, with that deal there'd be room for Brian and Mick Taylor (or Wyman).

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: dead.flowers ()
Date: September 28, 2021 16:45

Keith plays his guitar six-stringed.

BTW, which make and model of guitar are Keith and Ronnie sporting?

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: MingSubu ()
Date: September 29, 2021 07:40

Fender telecaster
Fender Stratocaster



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Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: September 30, 2021 12:53

The Beatles don't rate instruments? One of them appears to have no pants either.
I seem not to be the target audience for these items.

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: KeithNacho ()
Date: September 30, 2021 13:04

That´s Paul

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: September 30, 2021 13:26

Quote
with sssoul
The Beatles don't rate instruments? One of them appears to have no pants either.
I seem not to be the target audience for these items.

Paul's character wears beige trousers in the animated Yellow Submarine movie, which is accurately reflected by his naked from the waist down appearance as one of these satanic little figurines.

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: September 30, 2021 13:47

Quote
with sssoul
The Beatles don't rate instruments? One of them appears to have no pants either.
I seem not to be the target audience for these items.

Yet it seems to be adults, or man-children, who buy these items.

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: with sssoul ()
Date: September 30, 2021 15:30

Quote
KeithNacho
That´s Paul

Thanks — without instruments I wasn't sure.
So is the jaundiced one with fangs George?

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Date: September 30, 2021 15:59

Quote
dead.flowers
Keith plays his guitar six-stringed.

BTW, which make and model of guitar are Keith and Ronnie sporting?

That guitar was always in standard tuning winking smiley


Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 30, 2021 16:37

Quote
with sssoul
Quote
KeithNacho
That´s Paul

Thanks — without instruments I wasn't sure.
So is the jaundiced one with fangs George?

jaun·diced
adjective
having or affected by jaundice, in particular unnaturally yellow in complexion.
affected by bitterness, resentment, or envy.

I would suggest that given George was still coming into his own in the band at that time, they nailed the double entendre definition!

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: kovach ()
Date: September 30, 2021 17:15


Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 30, 2021 18:01

don't like it

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: September 30, 2021 18:12

I wonder if a Little Richard is being considered, and what would they call it?

Little, Little Richard?

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: schillid ()
Date: September 30, 2021 18:43

see: [iorr.org]

Re: Rolling Stones "Little People" Special Edition
Posted by: bye bye johnny ()
Date: September 30, 2021 18:44

Thanks for the 1:1 scale photo, kovach.

Fisher-Price Little People collectibles
Date: September 29, 2021 17:39

Looks like they are now into kids toys. See below.


Nothing like having an 11 year old neice who is a fan!


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