dear tracy -
back up the truck!
what i am suggesting, RE the life-sized park statues, especially, would entail a lot of money (which i do not have - but would be 'moore' than willing to solicit from those WHO do) a lot of time (which i would have WHEN i do retire) a lot of footwork (just bought new trainers) AND most important of all ... PERMISSION from TOM's estate to pursue such an under-taking. and once, securing that right, we would start with just ONE statue at ONE park or playground, and HOPE it would catch on from there. one would also have to contact the folks WHO actually MANUFACTURE those kinds of objects, be it of metal, concrete, or other such composite material, and set up a contract with them. so this is why i said, this would be ONE of the reasons i would have to physically move to england. WHO else could be able to orchestrate all of this, including the other two "projects" i mentioned in my previous Post, except an on-site, retired fan, with 'moore' TIME than "cents"
still, i do not know anything about the two statues you mentioned, of eric and ernie, where they reside, or WHO was responsible for them being where they are today. so maybe, because you do live in england in the present, you know 'moore' about these sort of "lawn ornaments projects" than i.
this, (including the other two) is just a personal dream of mine, that being to one day wander around "merrie olde england," and see children of all ages hanging from, and sitting in the lap of the frozen in TIME TOMs in parks and playgrounds all over the country.