Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jim Shore 2013

Inspirational Plaques 
4" - 5" tall
$35.00 each

Title Plaque
3" tall
Winged Companion

The Great and Powerful  Oz
9" tall by 8" width by 5" long
Due out mid August

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Technical Difficulties

Dear Readers and Licensees,

The past couple of days I've been experiencing a technical glitch that has rendered many of my photos sub par.  Both of my blogs are affected.  I pride myself on running a tight, aesthetic blog.  This is not how Oz product should be represented.  My readers and the wonderful licensees of Oz deserve better.  Please bear with me while I work to resolve this issue as soon as possible. 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Victoria and Albert Museum

Recently the Victoria and Albert Museum hosted an AMAZING costume exhibition.   In addition to a Dorothy costume, the Smithsonian generously loaned their ruby slippers to this exhibit.  It's believed this is the first time the shoes and dress have been together since the filming of the movie.  (I don't know if it counts but there was a Dorothy dress and Ruby Slippers sold at auction in 1970, sadly to separate buyers.  But in any case, it's been a very long time!)  You can see stills from the exhibit here:

The Victoria and Albert Museum Gift Shop still have hardback and paperback books of the exhibition and posters. 

I'm happy to report I'm the proud owner of one of the Dorothy exhibition posters.  Mathew Wallis won one for me on Facebook.  The poster arrived a couple of days ago and seeing as I love Dorothy and Queen Victoria, I couldn't be happier.  Thank you Mat, and thank you to the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Hallmark 2013 Easter

Inside Reads: Happy Easter to someone who has courage, brains, AND heart
Available at Hallmark Stores & Walmart

Ashton Drake Dorothy Over the Rainbow Fashion Doll

Dorothy Over the Rainbow Fashion Doll first in the We're Off to See the Wizard Fashion Doll Collection or The Wizard of Oz Collector's Edition Singing Doll Collection
Dorothy measures 14" 
made of resin
$129.99 each doll plus $14.99 shipping
doll stand included
Payable in Installments
Dorothy can be ordered separately or as part of the collection

Issue One: Dorothy
Issue Two: The Scarecrow
Issue Three: The Tin Man
Issue Four: The Cowardly Lion


San Francisco Music Box - 75th Anniversary

Friendship Grows as Winter Snows Waterglobe
5 1/2" tall
Plays "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Happiness is Being Home for the Holidays  Ruby Slippers Waterglobe
5" tall
Plays "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"
Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch Rotating Figurine
5" tall
Plays "Optimistic Voices"
Wicked Witch Dorothy Limited Edition
8 1/4" tall
Plays sound clip from the movie.  Ruby Slippers light up
Tornado Rotating Figurine
8 1/2" tall
Plays "It Really Was No Miracle"

Photos Courtesy Karen Owens


Famous Monsters of Filmland March/April 2013

 Famous Monsters of Filmland    Issue #266    March/April 2013   $9.99
Cover by Simon Thorpe
24 pages and small Margaret Hamilton blurb in the back
Baum on Baum - Robert Baum
Eternally "Wicked": Margaret Hamilton in Oz - John Fricke
Jack Dawn: One of the Real Wizards of Oz - Jonathan Shirshekan
Wicked: How the Witch of the West Impacted Our Lives - Lianne Spiderbaby
Dark Side of the Rainbow - Alexander West
Mike Hill Sculptor of Scares
There are two covers to this issue.  The Wicked Witch is the newsstand cover.
Image also available as a 18" by 24" poster for $14.99: