Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Farewell To Toys R Us

It was recently announced that the last big box toy retailer, Toys R Us, will be closing. I think for anyone who grew up between 1970 to 2000, this store was a lot more than some large-scale toy depot. Going to Toys R Us could be much like a visit to Disneyland, it was a special occasion. As kids, we wandered through the cavernous isles filled with everything we could want. Parents spent many hours of their shopping time easily finding what they needed for birthdays, holidays and good report cards. This was before the internet age, when you can look for, find and purchase everything with the click of a button. That's the more preferred method now, and the future generation won't know what they're missing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pin Release - WDI Heroines Jessica Rabbit

A Jessica Rabbit pin was released on March 12, 2018. Jessica was added to the popular Walt Disney Imagineering Heroines set and is in the third wave with characters like Pocahontal and Esmeralda. The pin shows a half shot of Jessica blowing a kiss. Jessica's dress is dark pink glitter filled. Her lips, face and gloves have printed on elements for finer details. The background is a circular base with clear blue fill and the Ink and Paint Club stage embossed in the metal. The pins from this set are sold to cast members only. It was a Limited Edition 250 and sold for $18.95 each.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Jessica Rabbit St. Patrick's Day Framed Pin And Sketch

The latest St. Patrick's Day pin was released in Disneyland and Disney World. You can now also buy the sketch of the pin by Disney Artist Gene Gonda. The pin sells for $14.99, the sketch sells for $50 and framing costs $65. The framed set was recently spotted in Disney Springs and is also posted on the artists Instagram Page.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Pin Preview: St. Patrick's Day Jessica

A new Jessica Rabbit pin will be released soon in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Jessica holding a green bowler hat and is set behind shamrocks (both with green glitter fill) and gold coins. The background is a shamrock shape with clear green fill and more shamrock shapes embossed inside. The banner below reads "St. Patrick's Day 2018." Both Disneyland and Walt Disney world will have this pin. It will be a Limited Edition of 4,000 and there is no set price listed yet.