Friday, October 31, 2008

Somewhere Over the Pigsty

We’ve seen Oz mice, cats, bears, and now we have piggies. ( I love the Toto. He reminds me very much of Wallace and Gromit.) It’s from a line of cleverly adorable figurines called Piggin’. So far I’ve only been able to find them in the UK. They are priced around $104.46 in US dollars. Not a bad price considering the size which is approximately 6.30 inches tall and 7.09 inches wide. It is a limited edition of 1000.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Furry Friends From Oz Collection

These little cats from the Hamilton Collection are puuuurrfectly adorable renditions of our Oz friends from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Dorothy has been done as a cat before, but the other characters have not. Cat lovers will absolutely fall in love with this line. They are 4" tall and cost $19.95 each plus shipping. Each kitty includes a "stuffed" toy related to the character, e.g. Dorothy comes with Toto, Scarecrow a diploma, Tin Man a heart, and the Cowardly Lion carries a crown. The ad hints there could be more characters after the initial four. Order # 905916MB Thanks to Lou for the photo and info!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tonner's Wickedly Stunning Doll

This beauty towers at 22 inches tall!! She was made for the Tonner Halloween Convention 2008, but there are a very limited number left still to purchase. But hurry before she flies away! There's only 100 and she's going fast. Ordering info below.

Rick Ewigleben Appearance with New Art

Rick's 2008 print is his best yet. I love how Dorothy looks like a doll and how scared the Cowardly Lion is, but my favorite images are of Toto and the Winged Monkey curiously examining each other. Cute!!!

For more info on this wonderful artist please see my earlier entries.

Rick will be attending the Wizard of Oz festival at Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge, IL with new prints of the Munchkins appearing November 8 - 10.

If you are unable to attend you may still be able to purchase prints of your favorite Munchkins by emailing Rick at

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Whimsie Update

It's always hard to believe when another holiday season comes upon us. Time goes by so quickly, especially when there's so much to keep track of.

In addition to new releases appearing rather frequently lately, there's add -ons to established series. Back in January I posted about new folk art ornaments designed by local Oregon artist Christy Meyers.

As of now 4 sets have been issued with 4 more sets on the way.

Whatever holidays you choose to celebrate, these ornaments will make your tree a little brighter.
Order here:

Photos courtesy of the artist, Christy Meyers
Thanks to Jim Whitcomb for keeping me appraised of new releases so I can share with others.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Zara Clothing

Oz collectors have been stumbling on this photo of great new Wizard of Oz t-shirts.

Zara clothing is a Spanish clothing company, but they do have stores in the states and Zara is now the biggest clothing chain surpassing The Gap. The Oz shirts are new for Fall and Winter 2008. Please see Zara's website to find a store near you.

A New York store stated the Wizard of Oz shirts should show up in the States as well. I don't know sizes or pricing, but I'll update when I do.

Thanks to Karen Owens and Erik Rasmussen.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bradford Exchange Emerald City Classic Tote Bag

Please click on photo to enlarge. Tote bag is 16" wide and has ruby slipper charm zipper pulls. Really beautiful tote and it perfectly matches the new charm bracelet. It's priced at $79.95, payable in four installments. Photo and info courtesy of Lou . Order number: 01-07587-001-B

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vandor Fall 2008

Karen Owens is taking pre-orders on these new releases and the limited edition cookie jar.
Wicked Witch Tote “All in Good Time” VN71386 $20.49 each

Wicked Witch Mug—I’m a Witch What’s Your Excuse VN71061 $8.49 ea

Luggage Tag VN71057 $7.49 each

Cookie Jar 70th Anniversary Limited Edition of 2400 VN71141 $99.00 each

Karen Owens, Storyland Collectables14767 Westpoint, Taylor, Michigan 48180
734-287-2603 phone
734-287-4252 fax

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kmart Wizard of Oz Anniversary Clock - Updated

Kmart exclusive for $27.99 Please enlarge the photo for better detail. Thank you Karen Owens and Deb Dwyer!

I'm hearing that a lot of people are having trouble finding the clock. I found one today with the Christmas gift items in the jewelry/accessories section. Before when we had trouble finding Brass Key dolls we were able to contact customer service and have the dolls sent in from other stores. I'm assuming we can do the same with the clock. Write to this email address with your local store number which you should be able to look up on
Tell them you can't find the Wizard of Oz Anniversary Clock. Manufactured by M.Z. Berger & Company and give them the SKU # 49353 66564. They should be able to track it down for you. Good Luck!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Bradford Exchange Wonders of Oz Collection

Mimicking a very popular folk art style, Bradford Exchange issued what was presumed to have been a series of at least 6 resin figurines, but the Scarecrow and Cowardly Lion were never producedFigures of the Wicked Witch of the West, Glinda the Good Witch, Dorothy and the Tin Man stand around 6 inches tall.  Figures shown below are in order of issue.

Wicked to the Core

Glittering Goodness

We're Not in Kansas Anymore

I'm a Little Rusty Yet

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tarina Tarantino Jewelry

How cute is this stuff??? And it's not as expensive as I was afraid it'd be. And have I mentioned how cute it is??????

Cuckoo Clock

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Wizard of Oz Shoe Collection

At least six shoes are planned. Priced at $19.95 plus $6.99 shipping. Order # 02900 0000905865
Enlarge photos to see details. I'm very happy to see the creativity put into this line. The shoes for the two witches will be gorgeous if the ruby slippers are anything to judge by. Pictures courtesy of Robyn Bodine.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

AMAZING new Dorothy doll by Tonner

She resembles Judy Garland and she's GORGEOUS. FAO Schwarz exclusive