Monday, November 04, 2013

Macy's Parade Sneak Peek Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Portraits

"Set to mark the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of OZ™, a 47-foot tall, giant hot air balloon emblazoned with the portraits of the characters from the classic film, will glide down the route carrying the Wizard of Oz™ himself! Along for the ride below will be Dorothy™ and special balloonhead characters of the Scarecrow™, Tin Man™, Cowardly Lion™ and the Wicked Witch of the West™."

November 28  9 AM Live Eastern Time
check your local listings

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tervis Wizard of Oz Anniversary Collection

Ruby Slipper Sequined Tumbler
10 oz. Tumbler
Wavy Tumbler
12 oz. Tumbler
16 oz. Tumbler
SRP: $16.00
24 oz. Tumbler
SRP: $20.00
Water Bottle
SRP: $25.00

We're Not in Kansas Anymore Wraparound with Lid
16 oz. Tumbler
SRP: $19.00
24 oz. Tumbler
SRP: $23.00
Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch Wraparound Tumbler
16 oz. Tumbler
24 oz. Tumbler $23.00
Ruby Slippers Wraparound Tumbler
16 oz. Tumbler
24 oz. Tumbler $23.00

The Wizard of Oz FAQ by David Hogan

New from the publishers of The Wizardry of Oz:
The Wizard of Oz FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Life According to Oz
400 pages
SRP: $24.99
Coming July 15 2014
"The Wizard of Oz FAQ is a fact-filled celebration of the beloved 1939 fantasy masterpiece starring Judy Garland. It's all here – from L. Frank Baum and his Oz novels to the complete background story of the movie's conception, development, and shoot, with special attention given to the little-known parade of uncredited directors, casting difficulties, and on-set accidents and gaffes, as well as more than 75 sidebars devoted to key cast members, directors, and other behind-the-scenes personnel.

You'll find a wealth of fun facts: How MGM overworked Judy Garland before, during, and after Oz; why director Victor Fleming had his hands full with the Cowardly Lion and Dorothy's other friends; what it was about Toto that really bothered Judy; the physical horrors of filming in Technicolor; the racial Oz gag that was scripted but never shot; when the Wicked Witch was going to be beautiful; why The Wizard of Oz owes a lot to silent-screen star Mary Pickford; the story of deleted scenes, and a full two weeks of shooting that had to be scrapped; why MGM star Mickey Rooney was part of the movie's traveling publicity blitz; how the Wicked Witch was literally blown off her broomstick one day; the place where lions, tigers, and bears really do live together; singers you hear but never see; the day MGM fired Judy Garland; and much more. Just follow the yellow brick road!"

Wizard of Oz Paint-By-Numbers by Randy Roberts

The Wizard of Oz Paint-By-Number Kit: Re-create Iconic Scenes from the Land of Oz
Published by Sterling Innovations for Barnes and Noble
5 canvases and stands
10 acrylic paints
1 paintbrush
Making of the Wizard of Oz booklet
SRP: $16.95
This is the first licensed paint-by-number since the 50th Anniversary in 1989!!!!


Wizard of Oz Weekend Reminder

Please see this previous entry for more details:

Pentatonix Wizard of Oz

Taking a break from our regularly scheduled collectible blogging to show you a couple videos of Pentatonix performing at the Wizard of Oz IMAX 3D Premiere party.  Oz fans and WB alike are very taken with this talented quintet.  
 Behind the Scenes at the premiere party:
Full Performance:

Videos courtesy Warner Brothers and  

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Round 2's Wizard of Oz Toys and Model Sneak Peek

Round 2 is set to debut their Wizard of Oz line via their Forever Fun and Polar Lights brands.   Shown below are the adorable charming toys and forthcoming Wicked Witch of the West model which will be available sometime next year.  The model is in the early stages but looks impressive nonetheless and Round 2 has generously granted The Curiozity Corner an exclusive first look. 

The clip on figures, push puppets, wooden pull toys and vinyl banks shown above will be released at Kmart with their Christmas merchandise.   Some stores may set up early depending on store space and Halloween sales.  As Halloween clears out, the Christmas fare will start to be set up.  Stock should be in around the first of November.

The clip ons above will be at Lowe's.  Check with your local stores or watch their website to see if stock is near you.    Search for Wizard of Oz.

Meijer will also have Wizard of Oz push puppets. 


The Wicked Witch of the West model is expected to drop the first quarter of 2014.  More information will be posted here as it becomes available.  Several hobby shops online are taking pre-orders now. 
Please watch Forever Fun's Blog and Facebook page for updates
Thank you to Round 2 for the exclusive access. And thank you for celebrating the 75th anniversary with us!!! Photos and information courtesy Round 2.


Wednesday, October 02, 2013

QVC Jewelry Additions

Making another appearance this afternoon during the 5 PM (Eastern time) show today is the Ruby Slipper Dangle Ring

Making it's first appearance is the new There's No Place Like Home band ring during the 3 PM (Eastern time) show today
Special introductory price of $56.28 until 2:59 AM (Eastern time) October 3

Diamonique Watch debuts October 15th during the 4 PM (Eastern time) show

Photos Courtesy QVC

Monday, September 30, 2013

Hallmark Ornament Debut Reminder

October 5 -13
The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary tablepiece and the It's a Twister Keepsake Ornament are available starting this weekend
We're Off to See the Wizard

 It's a Twister

And great news for Oz collectors who buy a lot of Hallmark Wizard of Oz cards.   The Rewards program is now set up so you can get credit no matter where you buy Hallmark cards.  See this site for details:

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Closer Look at Official 75th Anniversary Companion by William Stillman and Jay Scarfone

October 26
SRP: $40.00
This book is a must, must, MUST have for any Oz fan!!!!
Please Click on Photos to Enlarge for Detail

Friday, September 27, 2013

QVC Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Follow Up

Wow, wow, WOW!!!!   Last night's show was incredible!  All of the allotted inventory for the live show SOLD OUT!  The show was cut a half hour short.  Undoubtedly, The Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Show exceeded expectations.  
Special guest host John Fricke, with his usual pithy, personable self, was on hand to entertain with anecdotes and facts from his incredible wealth of knowledge of The Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland. Make sure you check out his new book The Wonderful World of Oz coming soon!!!
The product line up was wonderful and there was truly something for everyone!!  Some items sold so fast they didn't get much air time if any at all.  But not to worry, QVC's live shows are given a certain amount of product. When that is one they are announced as sold out.  On Air.  You can still go to QVC's website to view and order from The Wizard of Oz line.  The jewelry, shower gels, and nail polish are all exclusive to QVC.  And the packaging!!!!!  Julep and Jacmel's packaging is incredibly beautiful!  They went above and beyond to present their product.  If you missed the show last night, many items on the Wizard of Oz page have video clips.  WATCH THEM!!!  Everything is SO much more beautiful on video and I'm sure everything will be just gorgeous in person.   I also rather liked Philosophy's bottles.  Once the gel runs out I plan to get glass beads from a craft store to fill the bottles with so I can keep them as a collectible.  The ruby slippers jewelry was all VERY nicely done and it was really neat how Jacmel made the ruby slippers three dimensional so the ruby slippers can stand on their own.  This will allow them to display beautifully for collectors who have their jewelry in display cases.  The Official 75th Anniversary Companion by William Stillman and Jay Scarfone is a marvel unto itself.  I hope QVC will get a video clip up of the book.  It's going to be a MUST HAVE. A lot of thought and reverence for The Wizard of Oz went into this anniversary product and it shows. 
Congratulations and thank you to Warner Brothers, QVC, all the licensees that participated, and John Fricke for a job well done!!!  You've made the QVC Wizard of Oz 75th Anniversary Show an event to remember!!
**Retailers, current and potential licensees......I hope you were watching and paying attention.  The Wizard of Oz is more popular than ever and people want Oz!!!**