Sunday, February 18, 2018

Toy Fair 2018: Factory Entertainment Wizard of Oz Revos



Please note these are samples only and are subject to change pending licensor approval.  They look great so far and thank goodness Dorothy has blue socks!!!  All the character prototypes weren't ready for Toy Fair but there will be a Scarecrow and a Wicked Witch of the West. If the line proves successful, there are hopes to add other characters.  Factory Entertainment does a wide variety of product and I'd so love to see them really expand with the Oz characters.  As of now, they are scheduled for a third quarter release so that should put us in the July - September area.  They will be released 3 characters at a time and retail for $11.99 each.  It's really exciting to have a new licensee on board with The Wizard of Oz. I'm hoping to see a full show of support from the Oz community.  Judging from the Toy Fair photos the pieces look marvelous!!!  















I am so in love with these little guys!  I can't wait to see the Wicked Witch.  I think the way Toto is posed holding his little paw up is adorable!  So far I'm super happy with these early offerings and I hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 

BIG THANK YOU to Factory Entertainment for being so generous with photos and information. Your time is much appreciated.

And BIG THANKS to Kroffty Dave for taking time out of his day to confer, converse and otherwise hobnob with licensees and take photos. It's really important to show them Oz is still beloved and we very much want more product.  He is truly a wizard among wizards.  Thank you!!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Wizard of Oz Revo by Factory Entertainment



Coming 3rd quarter of 2018 new 4" revolutionary vinyl figures of the beloved Wizard of Oz characters.  The figures are designed to revolve and wobble.  They will retail around $11.99.  More details coming soon!!  


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Precious Moments Wizard of Oz Sculpture




Exciting new release for 2018!!  Hamilton Collection has attempted licensed Precious Moments twice before in 2014 so crossing fingers these get produced!  It's promising they went on the website so quickly after sending fliers out.  It's my hope Hamilton Collection will revisit the cancelled designs again.  

These figurines are just adorable!!!  The Emerald City stands at 18 inches and is a lovely display for 11 figurines.  

Item no: 907382001
$199.95 plus $21.00 shipping
Also available in five $39.99 installments
Call 1-877-595-9506 to order or visit Hamilton Collection online:

Big thanks to Goldie Owens Sutton for posting these on the Everything Oz Club Facebook page!!!!! 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wizard of Oz Melting Witch Chocolate Cupcake Kit


I am so sorry to be posting this so late!  A member of the Everything Oz Club posted this find after visiting a pumpkin patch.   Then to touch base with the company and real life getting in the way.  This year the kits were sold only to gift stores and independent stores.  There are some available on Amazon.   Crossing fingers for a wide release next year. The company was pleased to hear how excited Oz and Halloween fans are right now.  It would sure be nice to see these in more stores.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Funko Wizard of Oz Vynl



I absolutely adore these new additions by Funko!  They remind me a bit of Rankin and Bass characters.  I so want these to do well so Funko will do more characters and expand the Wizard of Oz license.  The new Vynls are very worthy successors to the hugely popular Pop figures.  My camera couldn't capture just how cute these are but I wanted to show how detailed these are. They are very nicely packaged with stands for the figures should you wish to display out of the box.  They retail from about $17 to $20.  Check you local comic shops, pop culture stores, FYE, or you can mail order from Wizard of Oz retailer Storyland Collectables. 











Hallmark Wizard of Oz Fluffballs


What a darling surprise these little guys are!!  I just can not express how thrilled I am to see Hallmark still working with Oz beyond the Keepsake Ornaments.  These soft plushy balls are more detailed than you'd think for their medium and size.  I tried to capture some of that for you, but my photos still don't do them justice.  The Fluffballs are going to be super cute hanging on the Christmas Tree or from the mantel.  They are just adorable.  Showing up now at Walgreens and CVS.  Hallmark said they might also be at some grocery stores but I would check Walmart as well.  Or you can order direct from Hallmark on Amazon.  https://www.amazon.com/Wizard-Fluffball-Ornament-Pack-Scarecrow/dp/B075GX78KR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507236490&sr=8-1&keywords=Hallmark+fluffballs
 


 









I hope we'll see these next year with the additions of the Glinda, The Wicked Witch of the West, Toto, and a Winged Monkey.
 

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: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075GX78KR/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A26NPHNDZ5M74K

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.