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5:00 PM on 05.20.2014

Get two Aulani-themed Duffy Bear plushes without the plane ticket

Those of us constantly dreaming of a Disney vacation but lacking the endless funds may, at times, want a little pick-me-up. A little sampling of pixie dust, if you will. And if Disney's new Aulani resort in Hawaii is on your ...

Natalie Kipper

TomoTour: Disney edition photo
TomoTour: Disney edition
by Natalie Kipper

Welcome to the Tomopop Etsy Tour, a brand-spanking new feature that will be appearing on the pages on Tomopop! Here we will look at the handmade toys found on Etsy, focusing on a specific theme each time.

In this inaugural post, the theme is Disney toys! Now, these can be from any Disney franchise, be it movies, television shows, theme parks, and well, just about anything the company has had a hand in. Read on to see (and perhaps purchase) what other folks have made!

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7:00 PM on 02.05.2014

Look out for toys at the EPCOT Flower and Garden Festival

I realize that most of the United States is still covered in frost but over in Disney World, the weather is gearing up for spring. So now seems like an excellent time to start discussing EPCOT's International Flower and Garde...

Natalie Kipper

New Disney Vinylmation for 2014 are previewed photo
New Disney Vinylmation for 2014 are previewed
by Natalie Kipper

2014 marks the fifth anniversary of Vinylmation and Disney is celebrating the occasion with quite a few announcements. Earlier this week, the Disney Parks Blog posted a preview of several new Vinylmation series coming to the Parks. One of the series, Cutesters Series 6: Snow Day, was announced last month along with a corresponding Disney World artist signing event. This set will be available starting on January 17. Also releasing in January (January 10, to be exact), is the new Indiana Jones line of Vinylmation. Designed by Thomas Scott, these figures will based on the first Indy film, Raiders of the Lost Ark. The combo pack figure in the set, to be released on January 24, was designed by Maria Clapsis.

This year Disney is trying out a new concept for the brand called "Eachz," meaning that one figure in a line will be more common to find than another. This idea will first be put into action with release of limited edition Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Buzz Lightyear figures, exclusive to the Disney Trading Night events at Disneyland and Walt Disney World (keep checking here for announcements). Check out the gallery to see both the common are rare versions of these Vinylmation.

The "Eachz" concept also comes into play with the March release of Easter-themed Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Vinylmation. The two figure possibilities are a black-and-white and full-color version of the same adorable design. June brings the third wave of the popular Park Starz line. You can learn more about this series here and here. The teaser images for this line's next wave show figures of Dreamfinder (previously of EPCOT's Journey into the Imagination) and Sonny Eclipse (from his restaurant in the Magic Kingdom). Fans of Duffy the Disney Bear (myself included) will be excited about the release of a limited edition mystery series painting the lovable bear in different designs. This line will be released in July. The final photo was of the limited edition Cranium Command set, part of the Vinylmation Park series. No release date for this one, unfortunately.

This certainly is a lot for collectors to take in. Are there any of these upcoming releases that you are particularly excited about?

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12:00 PM on 12.30.2013

Check out the additions to Duffy's wardrobe coming 2014

Lovers of Duffy the Disney Bear got an early morning surprise today when the Disney Parks Blog unveiled new outfits for the adorable plush. Some of the costumes are made to dress the 17 inch bear while others are sewn on...

Natalie Kipper

Summer's looking pretty hot for Disney collectors photo
Summer's looking pretty hot for Disney collectors
by Natalie Kipper

Disney Parks Blog revealed a boatload of new merchandise today. The goods, ranging from iPhone cases to shirts to toys, will be released in the Disney Parks over the course of the Summer. Kristina covered the Beauty and the Beast Vinylmation series, which was also featured in the post, and I daresay they look fabulous. But, by far, the merchandise that I am most excited for are the new outfits for Duffy the Disney Bear! We can easily see the Sully outfit from Monsters Inc. and, in the corner of several pictures, you can also spot a train engineer outfit (which has also been seen at Disney Stores), an Uncle Sam outfit, and what appears to be the Mad Hatter outfit from Disney California Adventure's Mad T Party. For those attending the Walt Disney World's Star Wars Weekends, you can also get a better look at some the figures, shirts, and other merchandise that will be at the events.  

Even if you can't get get to the Parks, the Vinylmation and, I imagine, the Duffy outfits will be available online at the Disney Parks portion of the Disney Store website.

Do you see anything that you are particularly interested in? 

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3:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Disney Store to get its own line of Duffy Bear toys

Duffy the Disney Bear's popularity continues to grow as his influence begins to stretch outside the Disney Parks and into retail stores. Both physical Disney Stores and the Disney Store Online are carrying the famou...

Natalie Kipper

7:00 PM on 11.16.2012

Duffy the Disney Bear is ready for winter

The weather is getting cooler and Duffy the Disney Bear is breaking out his winter clothes. A sweater and cap set (US$20) sized for the 17 inch plush was recently released at the Disney Parks. I also spotted the outfit over a...

Natalie Kipper

11:30 PM on 06.21.2012

Duffy heading to Facebook Vinylmation shop early tomorrow

Want to get your hands on the new Duffy Vinylmations without making a trip to Disneyland or Walt Disney World? Starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. Eastern, you can purchase one or both of the new figures from the FaceBook Vinylm...

Natalie Kipper

New releases and an event for Duffy the Disney Bear photo
New releases and an event for Duffy the Disney Bear
by Natalie Kipper

Duffy the Disney Bear's interchangeable wardrobe just gets better and better. The Disney Parks Blog recently previewed two new outfits for the 17 inch version of the plush that will available in the Parks later this year. The first costume is the Mad Hatter, featuring a brightly colored jacket with a big bow and, of course, the Hatter's iconic hat. The costume drew inspiration from both the animated Alice in Wonderland as well as the character's costume within the Parks. Next up is Peter Pan, with the Neverland hero's green outfit and hat. It also includes a dagger and bag of pixie dust (complete with Tinker Bell on the front). 

Don't have a 17 inch Duffy yet? Or maybe want to buy one for that special father figure in your life? Much like the limited run of Duffy plushes with Mother's Day shirts, there are 17 inch plushes bundled with Father's Day shirts. They were released yesterday, June 7th, are available at Epcot and World of Disney (presumably locations at both Disney World and Disneyland will carry them but there is only mention of the former in the blog entry). This special Duffy will cost US$30.

The last bit of Duffy news pertains to the upcoming release of the new Duffy vinylmations. The two figures will be released on the Facebook Vinylmation store on June 22nd, then at the Parks on June 29th. In celebration of the launch, Monty Maldovan, a Disney Design Group artist responsible for many of the Duffy designs and merchandise, will be at Treasures in Paradise in Disney's California Adventures Park on June 29th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific to sign items and take pictures. 

[via Disney Parks Blog]

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3:00 PM on 05.04.2012

New Duffy plushes and Vinylmation coming to Disney Parks

New Duffy the Disney Bear merchandise always has something for the plushie fan to be excited about and this time is no exception. In Disneyland Paris, a new letterman jacket-wearing Duffy was introduced this April to celebrat...

Natalie Kipper

11:00 AM on 01.19.2012

Great deal: Duffy the Disney Bear costumes on sale!

If you happen to have a Duffy Bear, Disney has a great online (or phone-in) deal going on starting today through which you could grab three outfits for just $30. The e-mail that I got from the store with this alert featured t...

Kristina Pino