Sunday, November 29, 2009

Lionel Trains

Lionel trains, an American staple since 1900, is releasing a train set and two boxcars in honor of the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.

Set includes 4-4-2 steam locomotive and tender, two boxcars, caboose, eight curve FasTrack sections, three straight FasTrack sections, one FasTrack terminal section, and a CW-80 Transformer.

Each car in the set is individually boxed. Set length is 46 ½” Layout dimensions 40” x 60”

SRP $309.99

Pictured below are the Engine, Tender, Boxcar 1 front & reverse, Boxcar 2 front and reverse, and Caboose.

Also available from Lionel are two boxcars shown here:

The color boxcar is sold out from Lionel. The sepia box car is due for a December release and the train set is expected in January. SRPs on the boxcars is $59.99

Saturday, November 28, 2009

November Updates

I'm sad to report the Ruby Slippers Talbott tea was only made for attendees of the 70th Anniversary Gala Event in New York City.

Goodreau's Upside Down Oz Dolls have finally been released. Esmeralda (the Wicked Witch) won a Doll of the Year Industry's Choice Award while Glinda is a 2009 Dolls Award of Excellence Nominee.

Hallmark birthday card found at Safeway.

Earlier this year Kansas sold 70th anniversary lottery scratch offs. Now lottery tix are being sold in Rhode Island and New Jersey. New Jersey also offers a second chance drawing for some Ozzy prizes.

Import Images has several 11" by 14" glitter posters including the map of Oz shown below

Marvel's follow up to it's hugely successful Wonderful Wizard of Oz series 'The Marvelous Land of Oz' First four issues and alternate covers Sketchbook

NEW FOR 2010!!! Seven inch plush dolls retailing around $13.00 each.

Hot Topic Ruby Slippers Tee $22.00 Juniors sizes

Ruby Slippers fleece available at some WalMarts

Craft Project for Fleece fabric found at WalMart "Which Witch No Sew Fleece Blanket"

Wicked the Musical Grimmerie Bookmark $13.00

Bradford Exchange Swarovski Crystal Keychain $79.95 plus $7.98 shipping

Please keep watching the Curiozity Corner for more news and updates!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

F.Y.E Blanket with sleeves

$19.99 at F.Y.E. stores Check store locator here. Scroll down to see the new Christmas stocking from Kurt Adler also at F.Y.E and other great Oz items. Click on photos to enlarge.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

F.Y.E. Christmas Stocking

Ruby Slippers Christmas stocking now at F.Y.E. stores for $19.99. 70th anniversary tag is attached. Glinda's wand lights up!! Thanks to Lisa Valenti for the info and photos!!!! Look for your local F.Y.E. stores here

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Madame Alexander at Sears

Madame Alexander has a set of 18" tall dolls available exclusively at Sears. Dorothy, Glinda, and the Wicked Witch. Right now only Dorothy and the Witch seem to be shipping. Retail is $29.99. A real bargain for the quality and size of the dolls. These are great Christmas gifts for the young Oz lover in your life. Or the young at heart Oz lover.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Quilting Treasures 70th Anniversary Contest

Quilting Treasures and Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting present The Wizard of Oz 70th anniversary contest!!!! Use any technique or embellishment and choose from four categories or enter all four. The categories are as follows:
There's No Place Like Home - home decor
Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch - The winning quilt will best represent the characters of Glinda or the Wicked Witch
Yellow Brick Road - Make a quilt of your favorite scene
It's All About the Shoes - Make a one of a kind accessory using at least 3 of the Wizard of Oz fabrics
Entries must be made from at least 75% of Quilting Treasures' Wizard of Oz Classic Film Series fabric
Judging is based on originality, creativity, and creative use of fabric. Entrants may submit as many pieces as desired in any or all categories, but your designs must be totally original. No patterns can be used.
Finalists will be featured in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting magazine and on Quilting Treasures' website and newsletter.
Entries are to be submitted by April 1 2010.
Please see Quilting Treasures' website for complete rules and entry form.
Good Luck and Happy Quilting!!!!!!