Monday, April 27, 2015

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments 2015

Available starting Ornament Premiere 
July 11th - 12th 

Ding  Dong the Witch is Dead

If I Only Had a Brain

You can hear the ornament clips via the online Dreambook:

During Ornament Premiere July 11th - 12th a special limited miniature ornament set will be available.
A Brain, A Heart, the Nerve

*Courtesy of Michele Bulger*

Also a reminder about the Madame Alexander Glinda Hallmark Keepsake Club Ornament.
Please see this link for more info about the Club or check with your local store:

Hard copy Dreambooks are available in stores now. 

Please see this previous blog entry for more from Hallmark:

And keep in mind.......last year there were resin and glass Ruby Slippers in Hallmark's B-line.  There could be additions starting to show up in September.  Stay tuned! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Mondo Wizard of Oz Poster by DKNG on sale TOMORROW!!!

Mondo is the undisputed master of the flash sale.  24 hours before they'll put you on notice, but on sale day the poster could be available for purchase at ANY time.  Follow their Twitter and Facebook pages for sale announcement.  There are 3 different versions of the Horse of a Different Color scene.  The artwork is really beautiful and from what I've heard of Mondo their work is really stunning in person.  

Each print is 18" by 24" screen printed.  They are hand numbered editions of 175.  Prints are $40 each plus shipping. 

DKNG per Mondo:  "When approaching a film as iconic as The Wizard of Oz, we wanted to find a unique focal point beyond the main iconography of the film. The Horse of a Different Color occupies just a brief scene, but proved to be a great subject for a print series that includes the three different colors - red, purple, and yellow - that the horse takes on in the film. Each print shares three ink colors with the fourth screen customized to provide the color change for each variant."

Please see my previous blog entries to see more of Mondo's incredible sold out Oz prints:

The Horse of a Different Color prints go on sale at a random time tomorrow April 21st. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Lego Dimensions Featuring The Wizard of Oz

Press Release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and the LEGO Group Announce LEGO® Dimensions

The Creativity of LEGO Building Meets the Epic Story-Telling of LEGO Videogames for Multi-Dimensional Fun

Fan-Favorite Worlds Converge in One Thrilling Adventure -- A Dark Knight, a Wizard, and a Master Builder Traveling Down the Yellow Brick Road is Just the Beginning!

BURBANK, Calif.--()--Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group today announced LEGO® Dimensions, an all-new entertainment experience that breaks the rules of traditional gaming to merge physical LEGO brick building with interactive console gameplay in a manner only imaginable in the world of LEGO games. Launching September 27, 2015, the game will fuse many fan-favorite universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future, and many more still to be announced.

LEGO Dimensions, developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, will be available for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems and the Wii U™ system from Nintendo.

For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters from iconic entertainment franchises join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game, the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will include the LEGO Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special LEGO minifigures and other LEGO objects into the game, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, three LEGO Minifigures, including LEGO Batman™ from DC Comics, LEGO Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, plus the LEGO Batmobile™.

“When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favorite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games. “Now for the first time in a videogame, LEGO fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world – combining everything without restrictions. Imagine putting LEGO Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the LEGO DeLorean Time Machine in New Ninjago City - the creative play is endless.”

“Building on TT Games’ track record for exceptionally popular, engaging games, LEGO Dimensions expands our LEGO videogame franchise with a breakthrough, immersive interactive entertainment experience that will redefine the toys to life games category,” said Jeff Junge, Senior Vice President, LEGO Franchise and TT Games, Warner Bros. Entertainment. “LEGO Dimensions will bring fans innovative and joyful gameplay with an amazing mash-up of huge brands in both the physical and digital worlds.”

“LEGO Dimensions is unlike anything that we have ever done. It further extends the LEGO play experience into the digital world with all of the characters, humor and action of LEGO videogames now combined with the fun of LEGO minifigure and model building,” said Niels Jørgensen, Vice President, Digital Games for the LEGO Group. “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with TT Games to explore ways in which physical and digital LEGO play can merge in meaningful ways for children.”

In addition to the three minifigure heroes used to start the experience, LEGO Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional expansion packs. Highly collectible Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs will provide new buildable characters, vehicles, tools and gadgets, as well as compelling game content with new mission-based levels and unique in-game abilities. All expansion packs will feature well-known properties and provide gamers the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game – with no limitations.

A small sample of packs available in 2015 include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a LEGO Marty McFly minifigure, a LEGO Ninjago Team Pack with Kai and Cole minifigures, three Ninjago Fun Packs with Jay, Nya and Zane minifigures, two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures, three The Lord of the Rings Fun Packs with LEGO Gollum, LEGO Gimli and LEGO Legolas minifigures, four The LEGO Movie Fun packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny and Unikitty characters, and a The Wizard of Oz Fun Pack with a LEGO Wicked Witch of the West minifigure. Additional packs to round out the 2015 assortment will be announced in the months leading to launch. Further waves of expansion packs will be released regularly following the launch of the game and into 2016.

LEGO Dimensions not only offers a bridge between digital and physical LEGO play, but also introduces a digital system of play with great long-term value for LEGO gaming. One LEGO Toy Pad, LEGO Gateway and the videogame found in the initial Starter Pack will offer endless opportunities to customize a player’s experience for years to come. Future expansion pack purchases will continue to work with the Starter Pack, even in the fall of next year. No compatibility chart necessary. 

Follow LEGO Dimensions at:
Twitter: (@LEGODimensions)
Instagram: (@LEGODimensions)
Hashtag: #BreakTheRules 

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all platforms, including console, handheld, mobile and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About TT Games
TT Games ( is the combined publishing and development group behind the hit LEGO videogame franchises such as LEGO® Star Wars™, LEGO® Indiana Jones™, LEGO® Batman™, and LEGO® Harry Potter™. Incorporating renowned UK developer Traveller’s Tales, TT Games has a distinctive focus on console, handheld, mobile and PC games of the highest quality, aimed at young gamers and their families.

About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at

Now I have to say this is a bit of a shock after the Lego CuuSoo failed. The goal for the required votes was reached but Lego still rejected The Wizard of Oz.  Very big let down to Oz fans.  Oz fans, Lego fans, and kids that just want to play with cool toys have been begging for Wizard of Oz Legos for years.  So I have to wonder with the Wizard of Oz inclusion in the new Dimensions this a test for future Lego playests??  We can only hope. 

Starter pack  $99.99


Please see the following links for more info and screen grabs:

Thanks to Angelo Thomas for the heads up! 

Wizard of Oz Dachshunds by Hamilton Collection

Reservation Form says respond by May 8
Each figurine $39.99 plus $8.99 shipping

Photos Courtesy Lisa DeWitt

Pennsylvania Lottery Scratch Offs

Hallmark Mother's Day 2015

Connections by Hallmark sold at  WalMart 

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Wizard of Oz 2016 Calendars

Special Edition  $16.99

Wall Calendar   $14.99

Engagement Calendar   $16.99

BrownTrout Publishers has an advent calendar for $4.99 and a doormat (photo unavailable at this time) for $19.99

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Funky Chunky Magnets and Lunchbox

NMR is a new and welcome licensee for The Wizard of Oz.  So far only a few items out, but more will be coming this summer.   The magnets look really nice and they are thick so they can stand on their own.  

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Supergirl Wizard of Oz DC Comic Cover

DC comics is saluting classic and popular Warner Brothers movies with super hero mash ups.  Our favorite superheros are posed replicating our favorite movie posters.  The Supergirl Wizard of Oz cover came out March 18th.  They retail around $3. Please see the article below for more covers and info.  

Wizard of Of Flag Collection by Hamilton Collection

I apologize again, for not having any info on this but I'm really excited about these!!  Each flag measures 28" by 40".  It's nice to have some Ozzy holiday decor!! 

Hamilton Collection's website says you can order items not on the website by calling 1-866-900-0616.  Mention the flags were sent out in a recent mailer. 

Photos Courtesy Heidi Nieman

Bradford Exchange Dorothy Wicked Witch Purse

I apologize for having almost no information on this.  I suggest you call Bradford Exchange at 
1-866-285-1736.  Mention the purse is on a mailer and hopefully they can look it up for you.  I'll post more info as it becomes available. 

Photo Courtesy Michele Biddix Brown