Wednesday, September 13, 2006


New from Mattel...........Another set of Wizard of Oz Barbies!!!!!! And this time including THE WICKED WITCH!!!!!!!

 Munchkins too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Curiozity September 2006 Updates

Walmart is carrying a t-shirt of the Scarecrow in their Juniors Department. It's a nice inexpensive item to show off your Scarecrow pride!! I've seen similar shirts of Dorothy, the Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion but I do not know where they are sold. Keep your eyes peeled wherever you shop!!  2011 Update:  Turns out these shirts weren't licensed.   The company was taken to court by WB and you can read about the results here.

And speaking of t-shirts, a purple Wicked Witch shirt is being sold in Cracker Barrel restaurants.

And more for the Wicked Witch fans...Lenox has just released their Witch's Fury figurine. A wonderful addition to the Lenox Wizard of Oz collection.

The Wicked Witch's Castle masterpiece edition from Hawthorne Village is now listed on the Bradford Exchange site. This piece has been a long time coming so I hope this means the wait is almost over.  The piece measures 9" W by 12 1/2" T.   The piece lights up and you can hear the Wicked Witch threaten Dorothy while the Witch flies around the castle.

Fans of the Oz books will be delighted to know Eric Shanower's Adventures in Oz was published in July. Adventures in Oz is a collection of Eric Shanower's beautiful graphic novels.

I have heard the Celebriducks will make their debut at the Wizard of Oz Festival in Indiana. I predict these will be HOT items so be sure to check them out. Other characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are expected to follow shortly.

Early news for 2007.......Madame Alexander Wizard of Oz Happy Meal Toys!!!!!!!! I can't tell you how excited I am about these. Characters and exact release dates haven't been confirmed yet. Stay tuned!

Lastly, for the Judy Garland fans, one of my favorite Judy films, Presenting Lily Mars will be released on DVD on December 19th. Other Judy films to be possibly released next year include The Pirate, The Clock, and a Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland boxed set. Let's hope so!!

As you can see, lots of Oz to enjoy right now and the Indiana Oz festival is only days away. Hopefully, there will be more news to report afterwards and I expect to hear news of 2007 items in late fall/early winter. I'm planning a couple of special blog entries to be posted soon so please keep checking back!
P.S.    Karen Owens should be carrying many of these items. Please check with her after mid-September regarding pricing and availability. It's never to early to start putting your Christmas wish list together! If you are attending the Oz festival please stop by her booth. She'll have lots of great Oz items.