Friday, June 29, 2007

Annalee Wizard of Oz 2008

The collectible news lately just keeps getting better and better. For those not familiar with Annalee they produce mice and dolls full of enchantment and whimsy. Annalee has been producing these delightful felt diversions with painted faces since the early 1950s. A few years ago, a set of Wizard of Oz mice was available exclusively through Macy's Department stores. Now Annalee has re-introduced The Wizard of Oz set. The bear a resemblance to the MGM characters but are still undeniably Annalee. They are priced at $20 each and they are expected to ship just in time for Christmas. Order early as these will be very popular among Annalee, mice, and Wizard of Oz collectors. More characters are expected to be added to the line. Karen Owens is accepting pre-orders now.
Thank you to Jim Whitcomb and Karen Owens for this wonderful news!!! Scroll down to see the first four Oz releases.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

New from Lenox

I've been finding a lot of new stuff lately! I thought we'd have to wait for many announcements until August. It seems like new things are coming at us faster every year. New Lenox 'Ding, Dong The Witch is Dead' treasure box. Priced around $40. Karen Owens is accepting pre-orders now.

Jim Shore Wizard of Oz!!!

I think I'm dreaming.......I've been a fan of Jim Shore collectibles for awhile now and finally picked up a couple of pieces in the past couple of years. There's a Wizard of Oz collection coming. This is huge, HUGE collector news and these will undoubtedly be very popular. Check your local Hallmark and finer collectible stores to have a look at Jim Shore's fantastic artistry to get an idea of what you can expect. Also give google a look to see retired pieces. I'm so excited right now I can barely type.

Dorothy with Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, Wicked Witch with flying monkey, and a yellow brick road base. Retailers are ordering them now for a possible November arrival. Thanks to Mike at for this info. Here's link to some small photos of the figurines based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Scroll down to see the Oz pieces. Thanks to Justin Ell for letting me know there's pics to view. Karen Owens will be carrying these pieces.

New Madame Alexander Lullaby League Munchkin

New intro for Fall 2007

This doll will probably be available from Karen Owens of Storyland Collectibles. Email to pre-order.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Swept Away to Oz Plate Collection

News has been a little slow as of late, but here's finally something new to report. A small Wizard of Oz plate series with an Oz-some witch's broom display.