The Bratz and the Pullip dolls...........sigh. I've no idea what's going on with these dolls and the manufacturers haven't exactly been forthright. Very limited amounts of them have showed up on eBay shipping from foreign countries. This has been very frustrating to say the least.
I haven't been able to confirm 100% but it's pretty certain at this point that Hallmark is sold out of the Who Rang That Bell ornament. If you are planning to add that ornament to your collection, don't wait. It may not be on store shelves much longer.
This calendar that I had previously mentioned as being published by Europe 1 is actually by Slow Dazzle and only available in the UK.
The Dorothy Gale bust by Gentle Giant is listed on the company site with a scheduled release date of December, but sites that are accepting pre-orders are reporting a 1st quarter 2009 release.
Avon's new watch that should be in catalogs in time for the holidays.
For those collecting the Annalee mice dolls, a lullaby Munchkin has been introduced as a Annalee Gallery exclusive.
The third set of Whimsies ornaments are shipping. The set includes Toto, Glinda, and a Munchkin boy. For more info on these great ornaments please see this entry :
Jim Shore recently did a signing at Boscov's Atlantic City location where he introduced ornament versions of his popular Wizard of Oz figurines. A Wicked Witch was boxed separately. It's believed these ornaments will go into wider distribution soon.