Monday, September 25, 2017

Hallmark Resin Dorothy and Fluffballs

I love the little surprises Hallmark has thrown at us this year so far.  

This little Dorothy is so sweet!!  She is resin and about 3.5" tall.  She was found at a Christmas store by Seth Hannan.  Right now she is at Walmart in the greeting card section for $7.99.  She will be turning up at Target and I'd check wherever Hallmark ornaments are sold. 

Last year Hallmark released a new line into mass market retail stores called Fluffballs. This year they are adding Wizard of Oz characters to the line.  Currently available at WalMart and CVS. Again, I'd check wherever Hallmark ornaments are sold or you can order direct from Hallmark via Amazon:

Thank you Louis Berrillo for the Amazon link!!

In stores they are $5.99 each

Wizard of Oz Collectors Edition Magazine

From the publishers of Closer Weekly.  Available darn near everywhere magazines are sold.   I haven't had time to read this cover to cover but I did take a good perusal last night.  There are a couple of things that made me cringe, but overall a very, VERY nice magazine and I'd recommend it.  This magazine covers so many facets of Oz.  There are sections on the major cast members,  movies, television, animated Oz, comics, memorabilia, L. Frank Baum, Wicked the musical.  It's really beautifully put together.  It's a great introduction for those new to Oz.  $9.99.

My major problems with it are: The "fun" fact on Judy Garland.  Really??  How is that fun?? Or appropriate for an Oz magazine? It may not even be fact at all.  They could have picked a million other little facts for that.  Toto in George Washington Slept Here......I saw the movie, I'm not buying it. Why would they lighten his color every day? It had nothing to do with the movie.  If someone wants to correct me and convince me, please do, I'm open, but there's plenty of other Toto movies they could have highlighted.  There's a picture of stage actress Anna Laughlin that I really do not believe is her. Again, I'm open to convincing.  And the last thing that kind of bothered me was the inclusion of Lost Girls in the comic section. I haven't read it but I've seen a bit of it and that gets downright pornographic.  I just feel a Wizard of Oz magazine is likely to attract children and that comic could have been left out.  Also I wish these magazines would include regular collectibles instead of the auction items all the time.  There's plenty of current Oz collectibles that the average person can attain.  

Minor quibbles aside, it's a wonderful effort and I hope to see more like it.  Closer Weekly features Oz and Judy so frequently, I hope they do a Judy Garland issue.  

Peter Alexander Wizard of Oz 2017

Peter Alexander recently released his third collection of Wizard of Oz designer sleepware.  Peter Alexander is an Australian company. They do ship to the U.S. but be prepared to pay a lot for shipping.  In my opinion, the Oz lines have been so beautiful the shipping would be worth it.  

Baby Girl Wizard of Oz PJ Set $49.95

Wizard of Oz Dorothy PJ Poppy Pant

Friends of Dorothy Tee

No Place Like Home Tank
Plus  $59.95

Glitter Slipper Harem Pant
Plus   $89.95

Ruby Slippers
Ladies   $59.95
Girls   $39.93
Baby Girls   $29.95

Ruby Slipper Frill Short

Wizard of Oz Nightie

Wizard of Oz Toto Mid Short

Wizard of Oz Witches Mid Short

Wizard of Oz Sleep Tee
Plus  $99.95

Big thanks to Jamin Fowler for oh so casually mentioning the new line in the comments on the Wizard of Oz Collectors United Facebook Group!!!

Eric Carle Wizard of Oz Girls Nightgown

How cute is this???  Right now it seems to be only available on   $19.99

I hope this is a start of a new line!! 

R. John Wright Winged Monkey

This little guy was quite the surprise.  Last I'd heard, the Cowardly Lion was to be the last in the Oz series.  I'm happy to see that is not the case!  

The Winged Monkey was debuted during the R. John Wright Convention Dinner.  He's certainly what we've come to expect from R. John Wright. Amazing detail!!!  He is 8.5" tall and an edition of only 150.   

Available now direct from R. John Wright for $725. 

Masterpieces Barnes and Noble Exclusive Puzzle

Just released!! 
1000 pc. puzzle beautifully packaged

See link for your local availability:

See this blog entry for more Masterpieces Wizard of Oz puzzles and game