Sunday, October 14, 2018

Ruby Slippers Return to the Smithsonian!

Photo for the Smithsonian by Richard Strauss

Lots of attention on the ruby slippers lately!!!   First up, the ruby slippers stolen from the Judy Garland Museum HAVE BEEN RECOVERED!!!!   That was amazing news to read at 5 o'clock in the morning.  I'd given up ever seeing this again in my lifetime.  The full story is yet to be told as there is still an ongoing investigation but the important news is they have been found, they are safe and they were kept well.  You can read more about it at the following links:

In 2016, the Smithsonian started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to conserve the ruby slippers.  The campaign was very successful and the shoes were removed shortly after to begin the process.  

Now the process has completed and the ruby slippers will be back on display beginning October 19th.  Please see these links for more info.  Big thanks to Philip Bambarger for keep us abreast on Facebook.

For more information and a bit of history on the ruby slippers at the Smithsonian please see these previous blog enties:

Saturday, October 06, 2018

Jim Shore Back to Celebrate 80th Anniversary!!!!

During an online signing event this week Jim Shore himself shared concept art for forthcoming Wizard of Oz pieces!!!   The finished works are sure to be absolutely stunning!  They will officially debut in Dec. or January and will be available for purchase in June or July.  Big thanks to Jim Shore for sharing this very welcome news and thank you to Julie Bristow for cluing me in!

Don't forget Enesco already debuted their 80th anniversary mice figurines due out in December and there's more to come. Stay tuned!!! 

Mego Release

Target Shirts

Wicked Witch tank top by Bioworld for Juniors and Plus size

Mens Wizard of Oz Selfie

Magazine Reprint

SRP: $13.99

Reprint of magazine released last year.