Sunday, September 30, 2012

Kohl's Cares Plush Toto

100% of the profits from these and other adorable plushes go back in the community to support children.  Toto and his coordinating Wonderful Wizard of Oz book sumptuously illustrated by Charles Santore are only $5 each.  Charles Santore's edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is hailed as one of the most beautifully illustrated editions ever published and is a favorite among Oz fans.  Toto is around 10 inches tall and is very soft to the touch & cuddly.  With Halloween around the corner I expect Toto to go very fast.  He's very reasonably priced for a costume accessory and for a plush in general. 

You can read more here about Kohl's Cares and Charles Santore's participation in the program. 

If you don't live near Kohl's or your local store is out of stock you can order Toto and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz online

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kurt Adler Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Kurt Adler is no longer making licensed items based on the film, but they've been making ornaments inspired by the books since the late 70s.  This year's offerings are some of the most adorable they've ever done.

90 mm Glass Drop Ornament Boxed Set             SRP: $19.00
Blow Mold Ornament Set             SRP:  $34.00
8 mm  Wizard of Oz Story Glass Ball Ornament       SRP: $19.00
Noble Gems 6" Glass Set               SRP:  $49.97
The Noble Gems ornaments may have been cancelled.  This post will be updated when more information is available.
Header photo courtesy Karen Owens.  You can pre-order these items and much more at

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Disney Oz the Great and Powerful Vinylmation

Disney Vinylmation™ is a brand of 1.5", 3", and 9" vinyl collectibles sold at Disney theme parks, select Disney Stores, and online Disney Store. The name Vinylmation is a combination of the word Animation and Vinyl.The figures are all shaped like Mickey Mouse but have different themed markings, colors and patterns. Vinylmation was first introduced in July 2008, and the first figures were introduced in November 2008.  - Wikipedia
Disney's Vinylmation Showcase at Epcot Center on September 9th debuted two of four Oz: The Great and Powerful Vinylmation characters.  The four limited edition sets are designed by Ron Cohee.  These are the 3" Vinylmation/Vinylmation Jr. sized sets. 


Wizard & Finley

Glinda & China Girl
Photos Courtesy Joshua Pirtle
More photos here