Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Walt Disney Collectors Society is no more

The Walt Disney Classics Collection of sculptures will continue but the Society will not.  No more membership kits, membership sculptures, pins or sketches magazine.

You can read the memo that was sent to retailers at Duckman's Blog

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Disney Store Black Friday Deals

From the Black

Disney Stores will open at midnight Thanksgiving night to kick off Black Friday shopping.

From opening until 10 a.m. Nov. 27, shoppers can take 20 percent off all items, including already discounted merchandise. Specials that day include:

- $5 deals: graphic character tee shirts (regular price $9.50), holiday ornaments (regular price $9.50 each) and character mugs (regular price $8.50)

- $10 deals: Classic Disney Princess dolls (regular pricing $16.50), favorite Disney plush characters (regular price $14.50 to $16.50) and colorful fleece throws (regular price $19.50)

- $15 deals: a Disney-Pixar Cars Lightning McQueen Runaway Racer (regular price $29.50), Toy Story Talking Buzz and Woody Deluxe Action Figures (regular price $24.50 each) and a Disney Princess Glamour Case (regular price $19.50)

Specials for the entire Thanksgiving weekend include:

- Disney Princess Darlings Castle, $49.50 (regular price $79.50)

- Classic Disney Princess Dolls 8-Piece Gift Set, $69.50 (regular price $99.50)

- Cars Dinoco Helicopter, $39.50 (regular price $59.50)

- Cars Deluxe 20-Piece Die Cast Gift Set, $79.50 (regular price $99.50)

- Minnie Mouse Kitchen Play Set, $59.50 (regular price $99.50)

- With a purchase of $40 or more, guests can also buy a Holiday Sweater Mickey Mouse plush for only $5 while supplies last.

Limited Edition Disney Princess Wishing Well Figurines

Here's a series of figurines that have been around for a few months at the parks.  I've been meaning to feature them here but never seemed to have my camera with me whenever I spotted them.  Each one is limited to 750 and priced at $75.  They are now available at  These are much nicer in person then they appear in these pictures.

Precious Moments Tinker Bell Snowglobe

Tinker Bell gets the Precious Moments treatment in this new snowglobe at

Thomas Kinkade paints The Princess and the Frog

Thomas Kinkade has painted yet another Disney masterpiece.

Monday, November 23, 2009

2009 JCPenney Disney Snowglobe

Here's a better look at this year's JCPenney giveaway snowglobe.

New D23 button series

The D23 team sure loves buttons.  The latest promotional series is pictured here.  If only they would gibve them out in florida so I could get some.

Disney Parks makes more snowglobes availalbe online

The Disney Parks section of recently added these to the selection available for purchase on the internet.

Disney Astronauts

Medicom toys has these two new vinyl figures coming that are now available for preorder.  Price is 99.99 each!  If someone would mass produce figures like this at a reasonable cost for the theme parks they would probably sell like crazy. Alas were stuck with vinylmation.
When did vinyl figures go from being throw away kids toys to outrageously expensive collectibles anyway?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

D-Street opens December 15th

Opening in the Downtown Disney® District at Disneyland

December 15, 2009

A place where urban art inspired product "intersects" with a Disney creative edge. This raw, unfinished industrial style space will showcase a mix of Disney inspired art created by local and underground artists. Also up for grabs is cutting edge apparel, pop culture novelties, vinyl figures, collectibles and more.

D Street will feature Disney vintage looks from Disney Couture, urban styles and artwork from Bloc 28, Surf and Skate inspired apparel, artwork and accessories, as well as Star WarsTM tees. Also available at this new hot spot are some of the latest offerings from jewelry designers such as Tarina Tarantino and Classic Hardware as well as fashions from labels like Mighty Fine and Harajuku Lovers. The location will also be home to the work of one of Southern California's local Artists, Noah. Noah draws his inspiration from his love of Disney as well as his love of the forgotten era that we tend to cling to, which includes old movies, classic cars and rockabilly style Kustom Kulture.

This new urban-style location will also pave the way for everything VinylmationTM. Considered one of the flagship stores for Vinylmation figures, D Street will showcase the latest releases from the various collections, including the Park Series, Urban Series, Holiday Series and more. Designed by the creative talents from our Disney Design Group, Disney Vinylmation takes on a whole new meaning in the world of collectibles. These 3" and 9" figures are often designed to represent icons, attractions and characters from Disney Parks & Resorts or have more of street feel with their urban-inspired looks.

So be sure to hit the "street" and see what's in store for you!
Calendar of Events

December 16, 2009

Goorin Hats Trunk Show

2PM - 5PM

December 17, 2009

Ed Hardy Trunk Show

2PM - 5PM

December 18, 2009

Junk Food Trunk Show

2PM - 5PM

December 19, 2009

Create Your Own Vinyl Experience with Noah

10AM - 12Noon


Art Demonstration & Signing with Noah

2PM - 5PM

Randy Noble Appearance

Randy Noble will be appearing at EPCOT on December 9th from 5 to 7pm.  Both of his new releases will be available in limited edition reproduction giclees (LE95, $400)  and open edition petite prints.  Original Figment oil on canvas is $2,100 and the original Tink watercolor is $1.600.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pinocchio floor lamp

Found this lamp on a japanese site.  I want one.

Surprise Pin released at California Adventure

This unannounced pin was released at Disney's California Adventure today.  It's a limited edition of 500.  Personally, I think they should do this on a regular basis.  One surprise pin a week released at an undisclosed location with the florida and california properties alteranating weeks.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

New Haunted Mansion Merchandise

Available at Disneyland is this new Haunted Mansion snowglobe and below is one example of a new line of Haunted Mansion action figures that should be available on both coasts.  More affordable then the deluxe figures that they had a couple years ago.  The Hitchiking Ghosts and the Bride have also been spotted.  Hope to have more pics and details soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A pin I like

Every once in awhile a pin comes along that I just have to get.  This is one that will be released on 12/3.

Monday, November 16, 2009

2009 Free Disney Snowglobe at JCPenney

We've finally found a first glimpse at the new 2009 Disney snowglobe that will be given away at JCPenney on black friday.  If anyone has access to a better image, please let us know.

D23 Mary Blair Alice in Wonderland Set

D23 expands its members only collectibles line to include this limited edition set of mini-maquettes using Mary Blair's design work for Alice in Wonderland.  There is a general release version of these, the D23 members only is a paint variant that is limited to 75.  Sculpted by Kent Melton and produced by Electric Tiki.

Funny, how much Alice stuff is coming out just because Tim Burton is making a movie.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A few new interesting items at 

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Space Mountain reopens sort of

Space Mountain begain it's public testing / soft opening phase today so if you want to be among the first to experience the refurbished version come on down!  It is not open all the time so it is currently hit or miss.
The gift shop and arcade have also reopened though both still have some work that needs doing.  Not all of the games are operational but we did manage to get most of them working.  Some of the new games they will be receiving haven't arrived yet as well.  The new layout for the game room area is great and much more inviting then it used to be.
The gift shop I'm extremely disappointed in.  They seem to think the proper merchandise for the exit of Space Mountain is that of a trendy fashion boutique.  They did have one Space Mountain shirt that hadn't made it out to the floor yet when I left the location at 10:30am so at least they have one thing that says Space Mountain on it.  They also had Pirates of the Carribean hats.  Yes you read it right. 
Someone in merchandise obviously hasn't a clue and may even need psychiatric help!

New Disney Cruise Line Snowglobe

A different closed ebay auction reveals this new snowglobe from the Disney Cruise Line. 

Pixar Lamp Update

The lamp figurine pictured in the previous post is indeed available at Walt Disney World.  Unfortunately the only one on display at the Emporium was broken with no price tag so I don't have much info to share at the moment.  It is not musical.  It does not light up.  It has no special features.  It is mainly a figurine with two small snowglobes on it. 
It is cool, though.  Just wondering what the price point is.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Pixar Snowglobe alert

Just spotted this in a closed ebay auction.  Seller was in florida, so I will be looking around WDW tomorrow trying to find one.  Last I knew it was against the "rules" to have the Pixar characters intermingle on merchandise like this as each film is supposed to be it's own world.

I Hate Vinylmation

As you know, I dislike Mickey Monsters and Vinylmation.  All the wonderful things that Disney artists could create and Disney has them make this junk.  However, I would be remiss in my Disneyana reporting duties if I did not mention that Disney has opened an official website for Vinylmation.

Hmmm, Actually that one looks kind of neat.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New mini snowglobes

These new mini snowglobes are available at

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Progress Report

Scheduled posts for the snowglobe collectors guide today and those posts bring me up to over 2100 snowglobe entries.  There is an estimated 450-500 to go before I'm caught up.  No way I can make it by the end of the year but definitely should make it by the end of 2010 so values won't start being tracked until then. 

Meanwhile many thanks to the few who have taken the time to provide better info for some of the entries.  There is no way I can possibly provide info on everything personally.  Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

And yes, I did start yet another blog.   This is one that I won't be all that serious about until The snowglobe guide is caught up, the posts I'm doing there are easy and quick because at the moment it's just cut and paste from to make sure I capture this years information.

I've managed to snag some overtime tomorrow and Thanksgiving week so that will go a long way in making sure my roof gets fixed and we get to have a bit of Christmas at my house.  Hope I can grab some more.  Rumor is that we may be finally going back to 4 day workweeks without losing hours and that would be fantastic.  Finally some good news at work for a change.

Free Disney Pin with $75 gift card purchase

Available at Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  If your in the parks your going to spend $75 anyway so why not get a free pin?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jim Shore does Walt Disney World

Jim Shore will be visiting EPCOT on December 11th, Magic Kingdom on December 12th and Downtown Disney on December 13th to sign merchandise like the above snowglobe.  You are not allowed to bring items from home.  Items must be purchased during the event.
Date: Friday, December 11, 2009

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Heritage Manor, EPCOT®

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Uptown Jewelers, Magic Kingdom®

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Disney Days of Christmas, Downtown Disney®