Monthly Archives: April 2022

LIFE Magazine from Oct. 1971 – Disney World Opens

Before Walt Disney World opened in 1971 it was very much up in the air as to whether it would be a good thing for Florida. It seems strange now, but especially the residents of Kissimmee were of the opinion … Continue reading

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Funko POP! Disney Princess Cinderella Figure

The Masters of Plastic strike again with this Funko POP! Disney Princess Cinderella figure. I don’t usually collect Princess merchandise as a rule, unless it features some unique element beyond just the gal standing there looking pretty. And this one … Continue reading

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Disney Specialty Mickey Mouse Watches

No one in the world will ever be able to collect every Mickey Mouse watch in the world. The first Mickey Mouse watch was made way back in 1933 by the Ingersoll Waterbury Clock Co. of Waterbury. It was a … Continue reading

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Disney-themed Large Pin-Backed Buttons

Pin Trading has started and still remains as one of the most beloved ways for Disney fans to meet and interact, both at the Theme Parks and special events. But Disney collectors also like Disney-themed large pin-backed buttons like the … Continue reading

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Photo Spot: Mickey’s Ear at Contemporary Resort

Mickey’s ear at the Contemporary Resort is certainly hard to miss! Are the ears of Mickey Mouse the most iconic in the world? Maybe second only to Evander Holyfield’s nibbled appendage, perhaps. I guess it’s subjective. But I think we … Continue reading

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Hot Wheels Character Cars featuring Jack-Jack

Hot Wheels is a brand of scale model cars and slot car racing kits introduced by the great toymaker Mattel in 1968. Many automobile manufacturers and entertainment companies have since licensed Hot Wheels to make scale models of their cars and characters, respectively. And so we have Hot Wheels … Continue reading

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Disney Character Face-Shaped Wrist Watches

They are cheap. They are fun. They are badly made. They are Disney character face-shaped wrist watches! I have an extensive wrist watch collection with some truly unique and expensive models. Being the completist collector I am, I also have … Continue reading

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Collectible Souvenir Candy Tins from Walt Disney World

We did many back-to-back Walt Disney World trips starting in 2006. As you can imagine, for me, it was as much about the merchandise as it was about the rides or attractions! So I quickly got hooked on these collectible … Continue reading

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Ray Conniff with Music from Mary Poppins

Actually, the full name of this album is: Ray Conniff and the Singers, Music from Mary Poppins featuring the Academy Award Winner “Chim Chim Cher-ee”. The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, and other great Movie Themes. Got all that? … Continue reading

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Found Disney: More Disney-themed Helium Balloons

Once more into the department store, my friends! And onward to the party with more Disney-themed helium balloons: Mickey gives a sideways glance at me as I take his picture just hanging around the rafters of my local department store. … Continue reading

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