Friday, April 20, 2007

April Updates

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A new Wicked Witch shirt from Hybrid will be at Kohls stores in June.

If you have a little Dorothy deserving of some spoiling this darling jumper from Mulberry Street might be just the thing. Check children's clothing boutiques for availability, sizes, and pricing.

The Yellow Brick Road Adventures plate collection from the Bradford Exchange features engaging collages by Steve Chorney. So far the artist has completed four pieces of art, one for each of the main characters, with hopes for more. Steve Chorney should already be familiar to Oz collectors for providing the artwork for Franklin Mint's Wizard of Oz Screen Scenes Collection featuring the Wicked Witch of the West. You can see Mr. Chorney's beautiful work on his website To order the Yellow Brick Road Adventures plates please visit the Collectibles Today site

A new biography about Judy Garland by Paul Donnelley has a tentative released date scheduled in the U.S. for November.

Breygent should be releasing The Wizard of Oz trading cards Series II around the end of the month. Pre-order a.s.a.p with Karen Owens at if you are interested. I understand this series will be more limited than the first one.

And lastly it seems Kurt Adler does have a new Wizard of Oz polonaise piece for 2007. I'll post a better picture when one is available to me, but for now you can take a look on eBay.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Mattel Winkie Online

For those that have been unable to find the Mattel Winkie/Flying Monkey giftset. It can can now be ordered from Toys R Us.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Toto's Great Escape Photo

Toto's Great Escape Photo and Looney Tunes Photo courtesy of Jason (The very awesome Gold Crown Store Manager)
This ornament is priced at $12.50 and will only be available at Hallmark Gold Crown Stores. You'll have to be a Gold Crown Member to purchase. It's free to join. If you haven't already done so you'll want to join a.s.a.p so as not to miss this great ornament. You can enroll at a Hallmark Gold Crown store or online. The ornament is produced in limited quantities so be at the ornament premiere early. Some stores may even let you reserve. There's been a lot of enthusiasm over this little guy so I anticipate a quick sell out.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Limited Edition Premiere Ornament Update

I've just received word that Toto's Great Escape is a flying monkey holding a basket with Toto ready to leap out. Excitement is already high over this ornament so plan to be at your Hallmarks early July 14th or maybe even find a store that is having a midnight Keepsake Ornament Premiere party.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Surprises Keep Coming From Hallmark

Trick or Treating in Oz Set
Keepsake ornaments from Hallmark

I'm so excited about this I can barely type!!! Looney Tunes as characters from The Wizard of Oz. Coming from Hallmark for Halloween. Dorothy Gale sought out the true meaning of home, the Looney Tunes....well, they just want candy!! Here's Bugs, Tweety, Sylvester, and what Looney Tunes set would be complete without Taz as characters from the MGM film! The set of four is $16.50 starting in September. The tallest of the ornaments is Sylvester at 2 1/2 inches and the smallest is Tweety at 1 1/4 inches. Some stores may receive the ornaments in August and could start sellling them as early. Contact your local Hallmark.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

New Oz from Hawthorne and Hamilton Collection

Jim Whitcomb found the links to two fabulous new Oz pieces today. The Hawthorne double sided piece has been a long time coming. If memory serves, it was first announced in 2004. Both of this are sure to be a big hit!

Mickey's Magical Times in Oz

Wizard of Oz Collectible Sculpture

Surprise from Hallmark!!!

In addition to the ornaments I posted about previously (see March 4th entry) there is a bit of a surprise from Hallmark. A limited edition Wizard of Oz ornament titled Toto's Great Escape. It will be available only during the ornament premiere July 14th and 15th. You'll want to be at the premiere early!! No pics or info on pricing yet.