Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Hallmark Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Updated

Hallmark sent out their final sneak peek email with 5 new ornaments including Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Other Hallmark ornaments for this year are the Wicked Witch and Dorothy's Ruby Slippers limited ornament.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Arora Design - Hidden Treasures

UK based Arora Design's new Hidden Treasures beautiful trinket boxes for 2009 are inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. They are cast in pewter with 24K or silver plated accents, painted in vibrant enamel hues, and adorned with Austrian crystal enhancements. The 'hidden treasure' in each trinket box is a necklace with a charm of the corresponding character. Pricing is approximately $49.13 - $53.34 plus shipping. Official website:

Dorothy & Toto 3 1/4" tall

Scarecrow 3 3 /4" tall

Tin Man 3 1/2" tall

Cowardly Lion 2 1/2" tall

Wicked Witch 3 3/4" tall

Be sure to scroll down for recent updates including the long, long, looooooooooooooooong awaited limited edition Pez!!!!!

Friday, March 06, 2009

Wizard of Oz Limited Edition PEZ!!!!!

It brings me great joy to finally be able to share this!! Many millions of thanks to Karen Owens. You can click on the photo to enlarge but first be sure to read the official press release:

PEZ Candy Inc. To Launch The Wizard of Oz Limited Edition Collector’s Set In Celebration Of The Iconic Film’s 70th Anniversary

Available In Stores: September 1, 2009

Orange, CT: In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the film classic The Wizard of Oz, PEZ Candy Inc, through a license agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, is pleased to announce the launch of a limited edition The Wizard of Oz collector’s set. The collector’s sets will be available for purchase in September, 2009.

The numbered gift sets include eight dispensers featuring the most beloved characters in movie history: Dorothy, Toto, Tin Man, Scarecrow, Glinda the Good Witch, Cowardly Lion, Wicked Witch and the Wizard of Oz. The dispensers can only be sold in the gift set and are not sold separately.

The beloved film The Wizard of Oz has become a timeless and multigenerational cornerstone of American pop culture. The partnership between PEZ Candy Inc. and Warner Bros. Consumer Products has produced a one-of-a-kind collectible ideal for everyone and particularly for those who love and collect PEZ and/or The Wizard of Oz memorabilia.

The Wizard of Oz gift sets will be available for purchase to all retailers nationwide as of September 1, 2009, and will be available for sale on

About PEZ Candy Inc.
PEZ has been a part of American candy history and pop culture since 1952. The iconic brand features collectible licensed character heads and compressed candy tablets. PEZ is sold and collected in 90 countries worldwide. PEZ Candy Inc. is located in Orange, Connecticut.

About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, A Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

About The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved and iconic motion pictures of all time filled with timeless sentiment and values cherished by multiple generations. Originally released in 1939, more than one billion consumers have experienced the classic story of Dorothy and friends in the Land of Oz.

THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.

You can pre-order with Karen Owens now!

San Francisco Music Box and Misc. Updates

San Francisco Music Box has added 12 new pieces for Spring and Fall. Professor Marvel's Wagon is outstanding! You can see it and two other pieces below. To see the rest of the line and get pricing and release dates please see this link for figurines
and this link for waterglobes

The Lenox line is just gorgeous and very popular with Oz collectors. The next piece There's No Place Like Home bears a special 70th Anniversary stamp on the bottom. Retail is $250.

Mattel has just released the new/old Barbies for Barbie's 50th Anniversary and the Wizard of Oz 70th. The 2007 set of Barbies have been re-packed with soundbytes added. These started turning up at select WalMarts, but a wider release is expected soon and you can order them from Karen and save yourself the hassle of hunting. Mattel also released the ADORABLE Wizard of Oz Barbie Peek A Boo Petites. Again, these are at select WalMarts for $7.88 each. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Glinda. They can be in the toy aisle or in the Easter aisle.

A beautiful new fleece throw by Northwest is proving very hard to find. I tried contacting the company but the response was not helpful. Here's a list of stores Northwest supplies to:

The next in the series of Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Postage stamps is available to order.

Collectibles Today

First of all thanks to Jim Whitcomb and Lou for helping to keep this company straight. I sure have a hard time keeping track of them! You might want to contact them ASAP to make sure your account is on order. Some people have been getting charged for things they didn't order, others aren't getting charged and having things cancelled unbeknownst to them. Best to double check.
The Wizard of Oz Village Collection pieces shipped so far are:
#1 It's a Twister
#2 Witches Castle with Winkie Guard figurine
#3 Tin Man's Cottage with Wicked Witch, Dorothy, and Scarecrow figurines
#4 Munchkinland with Glinda figurine
#5 Emerald City with Cowardly Lion figurine
#6 Forthcoming - Auntie Em's Farmhouse
To see and order the Wizard of Oz Village:

The Wicked Witch Wicked to the Core figurine has been delayed until April
The We're Off to See the Wizard - Wizard's Balloon premiere issue in the Land of Oz Animated Musical Collection from the Bradford Exhange is due at the end of this month.

You can also order this piece from Karen Owens

A new Oz series that I've yet to see....The Wizard of Oz Illumination Collection. The Wicked Witch is the first piece. If you contact Collectibles Today you might want to ask about this. If I come across a photo, I'll be too happy to post it.

The Wizard of Oz 70th Anniversary Wall Decor art collection should start arriving to you mid-April.
The first piece scheduled to ship for the Wizard of Oz Christmas Village by Hawthorne Village is Dorothy's House. Currently it's expected to ship in May. However, this series is a bit worrisome because the link is no longer on the Collectibles Today site. Hopefully, it will return soon.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Kurt Adler 2009

Glinda Lighted Star Tree Topper

Winged Monkey Nutcracker

Steinbach Munchkin Soldier Nutcracker

Glass figurines

Wicked Witch/Glinda Light Strings These have been delayed a couple of times but are slated for release this year.

Table pieces

Teddy Bears

Plush Dolls with Voice Chips (except Toto)

String Puppet Ornaments

Not pictured: Glinda/Wicked Witch stocking. The one previously sold at F.Y.E.
Ruby Slipper Stocking Holder
Tassel Ornaments of the Ruby Slippers and Glinda
Thanks to Karen Owens and Jennifer Kolanowski
Please check back often. It seems like I'm getting new Oz news daily so there will be frequent updates!!