Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Blast from the Past - Orange Bird

I ran across this closed ebay auction recently. This dome from the 1970's sold for $43.52. And for those of you who dont know, Disney designed this advertising character that promoted florida orange juice. There was apparently an animatronic character in adventureland as well as a walk around character. This site has a picture of the character in front of the enchanted tiki room.

DisneyStore UK - Triple Treat

On DisneyStore UK they have introduced 3 new globes. Jungle Book, Villians and Nightmare Before Christmas. All look very nice indeed. Too bad they don't provide better pics.

Disney Snowglobes Sale

Just a quick note to make sure everyone is aware of the current sale on DisneyShopping.com. Up to 70% off of all snowglobes and $5 shipping on purchases of more then $50. For those of you who dont know DisneySpeak, I'll translate: There is one snowglobe that is 70% off and most of the others are close to their normal "sale" price. Still it's a good time to buy if you have the urge. This also means there are probably more new snowglobes ready to be revealed as soon as they clear out a little inventory. The 70% off globe is the Mickey's House Hourglass with an original price of 99.95.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Disney Precious Moments Snowglobes

Disney and Precious Moments teamed up to create a line of merchandise not too long ago. Many of the items can be seen on the Precious Moments website but Walt Disney WOrld has 3 snowglobes that can't be found there, in fact I haven't been able to find them anywhere on the internet. I spotted them a couple of months ago at Walt Disney World and haven't seen them since until now. They apparently don't last long when they are in stock. The porcelain figurine is $65 and the two Christmas snowglobes are each $35. One plays "The 12 Days of Christmas" and the other one "We Wish You a Merry Christmas".

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


A new $25 water globe has appeared at Walt Disney World. The Tinker Bell charm hanging from a hook is a nice touch.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mary Poppins - auction watch again

There are allready, 2 more of the Mary Poppins globe on ebay. One is up to $300 with 8 days to go while the other is $51 with 6 days left. I think it will be interesting to see what these eventually sell for.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Disney Store arrives online

I view quite a few Disney fan sites on a daily basis and I have seen no mention of this anywhere. As you probably know, The Disney Store chain is no longer run by the Disney company. Disney sold the chain to Children's Place and they have been running them and from most accounts doing a pretty good job of it. The old Disney Store website became DisneyShopping.com and the two were complete seperate entities. Now, Disney Store is holding a grand opening to herald their arrival on DisneyShopping.com. It appears that the Disney Store will have its own section on DisneyShopping just like the outlet section is sort of seperate from the rest. At this time they are not showing any new snowglobes on the site.

I wonder what this will mean as far as selection goes? Will It mean a larger selection of merchandise or will it mean less because the different segments don't want to compete? Or will DisneyShopping eventually give way to the Disney Store as the online shopping presence?

Will it mean more snowglobes or less?

Monday, July 16, 2007

Mary Poppins auction watch is over

The auction we were watching closed at $305.00 which surprised me. That's the cheapest I've seen this particular globe sell for. In the past few months wev'e seen this globe sell about 4 or 5 times and the range has been 305 to 1200. That's quite a range and shows how ebay prices can fluctuate due to so many variables. It will be interesting to see if the price keeps lowering or if it will go back up again in the months to come.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Auction Watch - Disney Snowglobe

One of the Mary Poppins "Feed the Birds" Snowglobes has appeared on Ebay again. As you may know, if you've read my previous posts, this is the most valuable Disney Snowglobe. Nothing else even comes close to the selling price that these sell for on ebay. The current one is over $200 but it should sell for much more then that.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Disney website has new snowglobes

DisneyShopping.com has some globes that are either new and/or haven't been available lately.

The Pirates globe is very similar to one being sold at the theme parks but the base is different.

Friday, July 6, 2007

Book Progress

I've finally caught up to current ebay auctions in my research and as a result have preliminary info on approximately 1076 Disney snowglobes. I will now start scanning pictures and info from my collection of Disney catalogs while trying to keep up with current auctions. Also, one of these days, I should have more pics from WDW.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th of July!!!

Care for a bit of Disney nostalgia this 4th of July. Click on Mouskavision to see Disney's America on Parade!

Disney Snowglobes of the United Kingdom

Two mini globes have appeared on the Disney UK shopping site. These appear to be new, I haven't seen them on the site before but they aren't listed in the new arrivals section so they may be older ones that have been relisted. The US Disney site sometimes have globes vanish from the site only to reappear later so that may be what has happened here.