Saturday, October 31, 2009

Disney Christmas Snowglobes spotted at Target

Velvet was kind enough to send along these photos she took at a Target Store. I stopped at my local Target Suprstore today and they didn't have them out yet so I have no info other then what can be determined by the looking at the photographs.
Time to start making the rounds to the department stores again. Tis the season.
By the way, I did stop at a wal-mart recently and they had some Disney stuff out but no snowglobes yet at that time. They were using the same licenses as last year: Cars, Princess, Tink, Pooh & Mickey. Didn't see any sign of H. Montana but considering all the stuff that was left last year that's not surprising. The designs on the stuff that was there were very nice. I especially liked the gift tags.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hong Kong Disneyland Jelly Globe set

Found this pic on ebay of a Nightmare before Christmas jelly globe set from Hong Kong Disneyland.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jumbo Pin Surprise Release

This jumbo pin is being released today at Walt Disney World and Disneyland. It is a limited editon of 500 and retails for 35.95. It is a surprise release.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

D23 Winter Issue

Some memnbers are reporting receiving the new issue of D23. The membership gift is a reproduction of the 1932 Christmas Card from Walt Disney. It officially goes on sale november 4th.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Coolest Bird House Ever

Coming in 2010 is this bird house by Jim Shore.

Fantasmic cel

This cel created in celebration of Fantasmic will be on sale December 12th at the Disney Hollywod Studios. Limited to 1500 cels in 5 different price versions ranging from $125 to $290. 750 of the framed versions will come with the limited edition pin.
By the way, for those of us who can't afford the real thing, the images of these cels make great desktops for your computer.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


UPDATE: Turns out these are not snowglobes at all but playsets. The domes come off and the water is just in a shell much like the children's glasses that have liquid in them with glitter or toys.

I found these pics on ebay and don't know anything about them other then they are approximately 17 cm tall, the seller lives in Australia and they appear to be part of a series. Can anyone provide more info for the guide?

Monday, October 19, 2009

Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter doll

Here's a peek via Sideshow Collectibles at a Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter doll that will be available in the 2nd quarter of 2010. Manufacted by Medicom Toys this highly articulated doll will be extremely poseable and is described as being capable of nearly any pose that a human body can achieve. Sideshow is taking pre-orders of the 12 inch doll at $199.99. Yikes! Definitely not an action figure you would want to let the kids play with.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mr Toad gets a snowglobe! Finally!

Here's a sneak peek at a gorgeous snow globe that should be a must have for every Disney theme park fan. This looks fantastic.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Surprise Disney Pin Release

This LE 500 pin of Tinker Bell at California Adventure was a surprise pin release today. Wish they did more suprise releases. Heck, I wish they were all surprise releases. I think knowing everything that is coming takes some of the fun out of it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Disney Snowglobes

The following Disney snowglobes have appeared on It's hard to know which globes will be in a physical Disney Store but if you have access to one I would reccomend trying to buy these at the store because of the price difference that was discovered on the Little Mermaid globe that refused to honor.

The Cars snowglobe is a nice surprise since we didn't have a sneak peek for it

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

DisneyStore UK gets a new look has gotten a makeover to make it look and act like the US version. Here's some new snowglobes that have been added into their mix.

Friday, October 9, 2009

2009 WDW Christmas Event Pins

Disney has revealed the pins that will be released for the various holiday celebrations at the Walt Disney World theme parks. We start off with The Osbourne Family's Spectacle of Dancing Lights at The Disney-Hollywood Studios....

Donald is the Annual Passholder pin and will be released on november 10th. Limited Edition of 2500. $11.95

Chip & Dale trying to reach the light switch are two pins sold together for 13.95. Limited Edition of 2000. To be released on november 10th.

Tinker Bell is my favorite of the three and will also be released on november 10th for $11.95. Listed as a limited release but no edition size mentioned.

Moving over to EPCOT, we have this year's Holidays Around The World celebration.

This cool spinner pin is actually a jumbo pin and will retail for 40.00. Limited to 500 and scheduled for release on november 27th.

Chip n Dale are this years Vacation Club exclusive and will be released on november 27th in an edition size of 750. Retails for 11.95.

Tink is the Annual Passholder exclusive. Limited to 2000 pins, she will be released on november 27th for 9.95.

Figment joins the Candlelight Procession in this pin limited to 3000 pieces. Release date is november 27th for 11.95.

The logo pin for this years event will be released on november 27th and retails for 9.95. No edition size listed.

and now, everyone's favorite... Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party! All the pins are listed as having november 10th release dates. Is that how they do it now? Used to be their were different pins issued for each nightly party and it was difficult at best to get the ones you wanted.

This is the completer pin for the framed set that is limited to 300. The set costs 200.00 and will be available on november 10th.

Goofy is 11.95 and limited to 2500.

The boxed set is 40.00 and limited to 500.

Donald and Daisy are the Annual Passholder exclusive. Retails ofr 11.95 and limited to 2500.

Chip n Dale are 11.95 and limited to 2000.

Tink is 11.95 and limited to 2000.

Stitch did you lick that gingerbread man?
But him taste soooo yummy!
Stitch is 11.95 and limited to 2500.

Pluto is 11.95 with an edition size of 3500.

Mickey and Minnie are 11.95 and limited to 3500.

The logo pin is 9.95 with no edition size listed.

The jumbo pin is 40.00 and limited to 500.

Not a bad assortment but I do wish they would stop using the same characters year after year. I wouldn't mind seeing a jumbo pin of the gathered duck family celebrating Christmas and would enjoy seeing some of the movie characters added to the mix. I think Figment is my favorite.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Returns as a Villian

By now, especially lately, you've probably heard of the new game from Disney Interactive Studios called EPIC MICKEY. It will launch later this month and is exclusive for the Wii. The concept is that old forgotten black & white Disney characters have declared war on Mickey and his colorful empire.
Don't know if Oswald is the main villian or not, but it is being reported that he's the one spreading that black goo all over the place that Mickey must clean up using paint thinner, erasers etc. As you can see, the art for this game is incredible. If the game play lives up to the art, Disney will undoubtebly have a huge hit on their hands. And Disney being Disney will probably start issuing merchandise.
Poor Oswald, stolen, forgotten, bought and sold. No wonder he's disgruntled. I know a lot of theme park cast members who can relate.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

November Pin releases at WDW

Information on the november theme park pin releases has started to be revealed on Here's a few of the more interesting ones. Lots more to see at the site if you are a pin collector.