Friday, March 06, 2009

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.