This is too cool, and may end up being part of the geeklet’s Christmas. FAO Schwarz’s Build Your Own site now features the Muppet Whatnot Workshop, where you can create your own customized Muppet.
Start by picking from one of three body styles and colors. Add one of several choices of eyes/glasses, a nose, and hair (or fur, as your taste dictates). Then pick an outfit — options range from a Hawaiian shirt to a Guy Smiley-esque plaid jacket and tie.
Submit your choices, and get a preview image of your customized Muppet, along with its cost and an estimated delivery time. Every one I built cost $90, and the estimated delivery time was 3-4 weeks.
Admittedly, we’re not talking about Beaker and Scooter here. Still, the idea of creating your own one-Muppet show has a certain gonzo appeal.