Sunday, September 28, 2008

Updates including 70th Anniversary Merchandise

We haven't hit Halloween yet and retailers are already thrusting Christmas upon us. JC Penney has four Wizard of Oz nutcrackers that are approximately 14" tall and are $30 each.

Vandor's 70th anniversary cookie jar is an edition of 2400. For ordering and pricing info please email Karen Owens at

Tarina Tarantino's jewelry line has appeared in every major fashion magazine and can be seen on many a starlet. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the MGM film, she has put her unique spin on the Oz characters. The collection is inspired by Dorothy, Toto, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch. I hope to have more photos and details soon. Until then, here's a peek at a Glinda necklace and Dorothy ring that were auctioned at the Indiana Oz festival.

I think Rick Ewigleben's latest print is his best one so far. I love how Toto and the Winged Monkey are checking each other out. So cute!!!!

The Hamilton Collection has a Wizard of Oz shoe collection. Shoes have been popular collectibles for awhile now and it was only a matter of time before the craze spread to the land of Oz. The shoes representing each character sit atop a box or a base with the characters picture on the front. Six issues planned so far. They are 3 1/2" tall and priced at $19.95 plus $6.99 shipping. Order # 02900 0000905865
A new charm bracelet is in the Bradford Exchange's newest catalog. With the holidays quickly approaching, the bracelet and the shoe collection should be on very soon. The bracelet is $199.00 plus $9.98 shipping.
Order # 01-04320-001

Empire magazine salutes the 500 greatest movies of all time with 100 different magazine covers. The Oz cover can be ordered here:

A great big THANK YOU to Lou, Robyn Bodine, Barb Huddleson, Karen Owens, Tracy Petroski, and Jim Whitcomb for news and photos.