Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian!

Photo for the Smithsonian by Richard Strauss

Lots of attention on the ruby slippers lately!!!   First up, the ruby slippers stolen from the Judy Garland Museum HAVE BEEN RECOVERED!!!!   That was amazing news to read at 5 o'clock in the morning.  I'd given up ever seeing this again in my lifetime.  The full story is yet to be told as there is still an ongoing investigation but the important news is they have been found, they are safe and they were kept well.  You can read more about it at the following links:






In 2016, the Smithsonian started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to conserve the ruby slippers.  The campaign was very successful and the shoes were removed shortly after to begin the process.  



Now the process has completed and the ruby slippers will be back on display beginning October 19th.  Please see these links for more info.  Big thanks to Philip Bambarger for keep us abreast on Facebook.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/2580015352224781/

http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/releases/ruby-slippers-return

https://www.facebook.com/events/270317486930008/


For more information and a bit of history on the ruby slippers at the Smithsonian please see these previous blog enties:



https://curiozitycorner.blogspot.com/2009/06/museum-pt3-links-sources.html

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Jim Shore Back to Celebrate 80th Anniversary!!!!

During an online signing event this week Jim Shore himself shared concept art for forthcoming Wizard of Oz pieces!!!   The finished works are sure to be absolutely stunning!  They will officially debut in Dec. or January and will be available for purchase in June or July.  Big thanks to Jim Shore for sharing this very welcome news and thank you to Julie Bristow for cluing me in!





Don't forget Enesco already debuted their 80th anniversary mice figurines due out in December and there's more to come. Stay tuned!!! 

Mego Release











Target Shirts


Wicked Witch tank top by Bioworld for Juniors and Plus size





Mens Wizard of Oz Selfie

Magazine Reprint


SRP: $13.99

Reprint of magazine released last year. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mego Wizard of Oz



Target announced July 11th they would be exclusive distributors of Mego's invigorated and much beloved line of action figures.  

The figures made their debut at San Diego Comic Con with select styles available in limited quantities.  Pop Culture enthusiasts and Mego collectors weren't the only ones ready to welcome Mego's return with open arms.  The excitement in the Oz community was palpable. Would Mego revisit Oz????

After two months of finger crossing, breath holding, some leaked news and rumors, it was confirmed, YES!!  Mego is taking another journey down the yellow brick road!!!!!!!  

A Dorothy/Wicked Witch of the West set will be available on Target.com and in Target stores on Sept. 29th.  Though that is the official release date some Targets have jumped the gun and began selling figures early so check with your local stores.  

Dorothy and the Wicked Witch will soon be followed by the Cowardly Lion.  So keep a sharp eye out!!!

SRP: $29.99
Photo Courtesy Kevin Fiore




Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Insight Editions Journal

Journals seem to be simple things really.  Pretty little bound books of paper waiting for ink to release inner thoughts.  But tended lovingly they can be family heirlooms, precious mementos of the most special time of our lives. Journals are so much more than pretty little books of bound blank paper.

Insight Editions picked a perfect time to release their beautiful Wizard of Oz journal.  The 80th anniversary is fast approaching and the journal is perfect for recording all of your ozzy adventures and collecting during this momentous event.  

There's been a lot of attention lately on the Land of Oz theme park in North Carolina.  Parents that take little ones should document the whole event for their little ones.  The children will thank them later.  

192 lined acid free pages

Beautiful green hardcover embossed with glittery Emerald City

Ribbon placeholder and elastic closure

7 1/2" by 4 1/2" back pocket for momentos


Insight Editions will have more Oz releases next year. Stay tuned!!

A big thank you to Insight Editions for the lovely journal!! Pictures do not do it justice














Monday, June 25, 2018

Wizard of Oz Clothing Updates



Torrid


Online Exclusive
$34.90



Available online and in stores
Boy Short Panty
$16.90

Keep an eye on the Torrid website. They do have frequent sales.




Women's Nightgown
Sold on Amazon, Walmart.com, Zulily, search for Wizard of Oz Nightgown



Wizard of Oz Sublimated Socks
$9.99