Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!!

I don't usually make New Years resolutions, but one I've made this year is to try and post here on a daily basis. When I have no snowglobe news I will feature something else and if I run out of something elses I will feature entries from my book in progress.

So here's to 2008, may it be good to all of us!

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Disney Christmas Village

Occasionally, I like to talk about collectibles other then snowglobes here. Usually I try to feature items of quality that you may not allready know about. In todays paper was the following ad.I've been wishing for a good Disney village collection for quite awhile now. Sign me up! This series is so new that it isn't yet listed on the company's website.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Movie Review

No new snowglobe info lately but no news is good news because that plus the traditional after Christmas slowdown on ebay allows me to make some much needed progress on the book.

I went to Pleasure island today and saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets. It was great. Without giving too much away, I had a minor quibble over a plot point that wasn't explained. A past president built something in order to hide landmarks leading to a treasure but it wasn't explained why he would do such a thing. Judging by the way the movie ends, the fact that Mr Cage has clearly stated he wants to do more and the money the film has grossed so far, it's a safe bet they will make a third movie. Although they will have to wait for the writer's strike to get over before they can even start on a script.

The new Goofy cartoon is a lot of fun as well and I hope they get to the point where every Disney movie has a cartoon running with it.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from your friendly neighborhood snowglobe collector!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Disney Snowglobe - Precious Moments Bambi

Precious Moments starts showing off their newest Disney snowglobe today... Bambi!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fake Mary Poppins?

I recently discovered this site though an ebay auction and came across this wonderful Mary Poppins snowdome. Unfortunately, it appears to be a fake. The website will make a snowglobe to your specifications and there are no copyright notices for any of the many licensed properties on display. If it is unlicensed, it's a pity. It appears to be a very nice one.

Top Ten Update

The Cars Radiator Springs snowglobe recently traded places with the Song of the South globe in the Top Ten list. It sold for $413.50 in a buy it now listing on ebay. Click here to see the ranking of the Top Ten.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The new WDW Tinker Bell Snowglobe

Finally found a picture of that Tinker Bell snowglobe I mentioned a few days back as I was going through the closed ebay auctions. When I was searching before I was looking at current auctions and that is probably why I missed it. This makes me think that it is a new globe and not an old one.

It is about 4" tall.

Pete's Dragon gets a snowglobe

You may recall an earlier post where I discussed films that didn't have a Disney snowglobe. Earlier this week, when I was checking out this blog's visitor information, I noticed someone had found their way here by searching for a Pete's Dragon snowglobe. Now, I find that there is a Pete's Dragon snowglobe and it looks like this.
Click here to see the e-bay buy it now auction that I took the picture from. I don't know if this is new or not. The ebay listing says it is new from the Disney Store but sometimes things are listed as new but what the seller means is that it is like new referring to its condition.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Sorry people, I looked but could not find the Tinker Bell snowglobe I mentioned yesterday. I now think, since there was just one that it may have been one they found sitting on a storage shelf somewhere. It also hasn't shown up on ebay as yet.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Disney Snowglobes arrive

I returned home tonight after work to find my new Disney Snowglobes waiting for me. The Pirates one had a broken hinge but I can easily fix that which to me is easier then going through the hassle of sending it back. The Pecos Bill one is absolutely wonderful and Disney's picture on their website does not do it justice at all. I thought this one arrived broken as well because the wind mechanism wouldn't work (you wind it by turning the globe itself) but after turning it upsde down to check for a wind knob it started working properly.

I just did my daily check of the UK Disney Store site to find they have a new arrival as well. I didn't expect to see any more Christmas globes this year figuring they would allready have been available but I guess technically it is a winter globe of Mickey and Minnie sledding.

I also saw a new arrival at Walt Disney World today. There was only 1 on the shelf of a new Tinkerbell mini but I didn't have my camera with me and there are none on ebay yet for me to borrow/steal. I'll take my camera tomorrow and with a little luck should have a picture for you.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Disney Snowglobe SALE has 50% off most of their snowglobes today and tomorrow. Some of which are allready at discounted prices. Use promo code merry50. If you have the Disney Visa card you can also use the promo code savings for 20% off your order and yes they are combinable. Shipfor5 will get you shipping for $5. Always an important consideration when shopping for heavy snowglobes. If your total is over 75 and your using a Visa card Visa75 will get you free shipping.

Don't know what to get someone for Christmas? Buy them a Disney snowglobe!

I purchased the Pecos Bill and the Pirates ornament. Happy shopping.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Tinker Bell tiptoes through the tulips twice has unveiled two more new snowglobes. Both snowglobes are from the Disney Store and should be available in your local store. The price is 24.50 for the figurine and 16.50 for the other.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

New Disney Princess Snowglobe

Finally, debuts a new snowglobe. I was starting to think we were going to have to wait until after Christmas. It is a Disney Store globe so you should be able to get it at your local Disney Store in the USA. The Princesses await their one true love at this gazebo that lights up. Cinderella spins. Music is "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" Retails for $124.50. Yikes!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Disney Snowglobe - 2008

Is it 2008 allready? Must be, this $15 + tax snowglobe is now appearing at Walt Disney World.