Thursday, October 22, 2009

WIckedly Oz Checks, Labels, and Cover

Valerie Dunaway posted on the Everything Oz Yahoo Group these beautiful new Wickedly Oz faerie checks by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. The Bradford Exchange also offers coordinating address labels and checkbook cover.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oztober Updates

I hope orders will resume soon for the Wizard of Oz Christmas Village. This is one of my very favorite Oz collectibles Ever. For those that were quick to order Dorothy's house should be shipping at the beginning of November.

The 70th Anniversary Carousel is slated for shipping at the end of November.

How About a Little Fire the first in the Wizard of Oz Animated Figurine Collection is scheduled to arrive mid-November.

The first piece in the Windows of Oz Collection should be shipping at the end of October.

The Animated Music Box posted here August of 2008 is now up to order on It is scheduled to ship at the end of November.

Glinda is next in the Wizard of Oz Sculpture Collection The Wicked Witch is shipping now.

There's No Place Like Home wall decor from the Bradford Exchange. Each piece is $39.95 plus shipping

Official website for The Wizard of Oz: Beyond the Yellow Brick Road game for Nintendo DS

Interesting Wizard of Oz teapot based on the Wizard of Oz books.

Folk art figurines by Lori Mitchell for ESC Trading Company Inc. Off to See the Wizard and King of the Jungle are 7 inches tall and retail around $20.00 each. The Tin Man and Scarecrow figurines are on tap for 2010.

The Dorothy fairy figurine by Jasmine Becket-Griffith for Hamilton Collection will be sold at comic shops such as Things from Another World. Or you can order Dorothy and the rest of the collection direct here. For those that are currently subscribed to the collection the Emerald City display is en route.

Wizard of Oz t-shirt similar to Target design but with rhinestones on the butterfly, poppies, stockings, and ruby slippers. Available at Charlotte Russe for $9.99. Probably in junior sizes.

Plush Chistery at the Ozdust Boutique for $35.00

The Barnes and Noble dolls are in stock at retail locations but not available online at this time. They are B&N exclusives and come with 70th anniversary tags. They sell for $14.95 each. Styles are Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch.

Two more 70th anniversary stamp sheets. Thanks to Jim Whitcomb for the alert they were finally available. They can be ordered at

In my September updates I misidentified the Glinda fleece fabric that is currently at Walmart. I apologize if I caused any confusion. Here is the correct style:

The new Fundex puzzles are in stock Barnes and Noble online and with Karen Owens: Storyland Collectables.

Kohls online has a pair of adorable, if upside down!, lounge pants in juniors sizes for $19.99

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian will be on DVD and Blu Ray December 1. Extras included deleted scenes and alternate ending. To learn more about the Ruby Slippers at the Smithsonian and in this film please see my previous blog entries: 10,950 Nights at the Museum, Museum Pt. 2: Collecting Ruby Slippers, and Museum Pt. 3: Links Sources Acknowledgements

Talbott Teas Ruby Slippers Blend

Just a reminder if you want to be kept abreast of the lastest collector Oz news you may want to consider emailing Karen Owens at to be added to her news list and of course keep watching the Curiozity Corner!
Thanks to Jim Whitcomb, Lou Berrillo, and Karen Owens for helping to keep me on top of things!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quiting Treasures There's No Place Like Home

Quilting Treasures sends Dorothy back to Kansas and ends their 70th anniversary tribute with 8 new designs. The Quilting Treasures Oz series has been nothing short of stunning and the craft products and creativity inspired by this fabric has been amazing.

See the rest of the collection here and watch Quilting Treasures' project sheet page for coordinating quilt top design. This is the end of the Classic Film Series but may not be the end of Oz fabric. An article from the August 2008 issue of Quilting Now implies the Oz fabrics will continue.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Kmart Anniversary Clock


The clock is also available in stores. Last year's clock was very difficult to find in stores and many of the clocks that were found had faults. Don't wait too long if this item interests you. Stay tuned, more updates coming soon!!