It breaks down like this. Some years ago, a toy company began releasing Muppet Show character figures that were more accurately replicated than anything that had been produced before. The company had a full line up of characters scheduled to be produced along with a replica of the Muppet Theatre that included the backstage area. But the company went bankrupt and that was the end of it… until a guy named Lance Cardinal decided to make a replica of it himself. And it looks like he may have created his own character figures that never had the chance to be produced by the bankrupt company. Check it out:
The full story and more photos at Cardinal Designs.