Monday, April 10, 2017

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2017



A Few Bad Apples
Magic Ornament
Plays dialogue from the scene
$34.95
 
 
If I Only Had the Nerve
Magic Ornament
Plays a version of If I Only Had the Nerve
$17.95
 
 
There's No Place Like Home
Porcelain
$17.95

 
Don't forget there's also the porcelain Madame Alexander Wicked Witch of the East which you can see here.  She, however, is a Hallmark Keepsake Club Exclusive and you have to be a member of the Club to purchase.
 
These ornaments will be available during Hallmark Premiere July 15 - 23.
 
Judging by the descriptions, Hallmark is not using any dialogue or music from the film.  Keep in my mind there may still be a limited ornament yet and who knows what we may find in mass market retailers during the holiday season.  Stay Tuned!!
 
 

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nesting Dolls from PPW Toys



The fine folks from PPW Toys who you'll remember gave us the Wizard of Oz Potatoheads, have produced another surefire hit.  During Toy Fair, they debuted a darling set of nesting dolls.  I believe these are only the second licensed nesting dolls to be produced.  These use beautiful character imagery and will be a great addition to everyone's Oz or nesting doll collectionThey are packaged nicely and will display well.
 
Per PPW Toys:  These beautiful, solid-wood, collectible Wizard of Oz Nesting Dolls are a must-have for every fan!  Each set includes six wooden nesting dolls representing Dorothy, her three friends, the Wicked Witch, and even a tiny Toto!  Each detailed and beautifully decorated doll fits inside the next. Dolls range in size from 1"- 5.5", perfect for displaying!
 
They will be available this June from specialty stores and online.  You can pre-order NOW direct from PPW Toys.
 
Also the Dorothy and Wicked Witch Mrs. Potatoheads will be available again for in limited numbers. Also in June for $20.
 
Thank you to PPW Toys for photos and info!!!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

TOY FAIR 2017: Masterpieces Puzzle Co., Madame Alexander, and BLEACHER CREATURES


Glinda was introduced last year but didn't make it out. She's still coming.  Oz doll fans just have to be patient a little longer.   Unfortunately, the new 7 inch dolls were not on display.





Masterpieces Puzzle Company had their two new puzzles and the FABULOUS Emerald City-opoly!!!  All are shipping to stores now. 












And Bleacher Creatures has revealed four of their 5 Wizard of Oz characters.  The Cowardly Lion must have been true to his name and chosen to hide away from the crowds. I've been waiting a year to see these and they were totally worth the wait!!!  I'm sure they'll look even better in person.  I hope they'll add a Toto, Glinda, Winged Monkey, a Winkie Guard, and the Wizard, but especially Toto!!!  Coming around September and should be priced in the $20 range. 











BIG HUGE GIGANTIC Thanks to my Toy Fair photographer Dave McKroffterson!!!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ripple Junction Wizard of Oz Shirts


Ripple Junction has over 40 Wizard of Oz designs on Amazon right now available in a variety of colors.  Ripple Junction is one of my favorite companies. The t-shirts they produce are really well made and I especially love the ultra soft styles.  Go to Amazon and search for Ripple Junction Wizard of Oz or follow this link.  They are $19.99 each. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wizard of Oz Fine Art by Nicolas Delort from Dark Hall Mansion


I absolutely love, love, LOVE original Wizard of Oz art so it's a particular thrill to do this blog entry today.  As stated in Blurppy.com's wonderful post on this piece, this has been a long time coming and the end results are certainly worth the wait. Beautiful wickedness indeed!!  
 
Each limited edition fine art print is screenprinted and measures 20" by 28".   Please note all sales are FINAL. 
 
I hope this is the beginning of many great things to come from Dark Hall Mansion.
 
Standard Edition of 280
$65.00
 
 
Variant Edition of 50
$95.00
 
 
Click on the logo to order
http://darkhallmansionstore.com/
 

Friday, February 10, 2017

Master Pieces Puzzles and Emerald City-opoly Game


Wizard of Oz Panoramic 1000 Pc. Puzzle
19.25" by 26.75"
SRP: $15.99
 
 
 
Wizard of Oz: Journey to Oz  1000 Pc. Puzzle
SRP: $15.99
 
 
 
Wizard of Oz Emerald City-opoly
SRP: $29.99