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Information and reviews of the Walt Disney Classics Collection collectibles.

November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

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November 19, 2014
November in Chicago has Toys and Music — Disney Style!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are having a magical week so far!  I know most areas of the country have been “Frozen” over with deep chills and even some snow! Here in Chicago it has been bitterly cold this past weekend! I have found a few upcoming events in Chicago that will help to keep...
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How Do You Show Your Disney Sports Side?

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August 31, 2014
How Do You Show Your Disney Sports Side?

Whether you are an Olympian or a fan of your child’s little league team, there are plenty of great ways to express your Disney Sports side while you visit Walt Disney World.  I asked my friends to tell me exactly how they do just that.  How do you show your Disney Sports side? Spring...
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D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

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April 22, 2014
D23…Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives…Part 3

Hello friends!! I hope you all are enjoying the first few days of spring! Here in Chicago it is great to have some warmer weather finally after months of bitter cold and too much snow!! I hope everyone enjoyed their spring breaks and holidays! We are almost done exploring the D23 Treausres of the...
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Trip Planning for Star Wars Weekends Trip!

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April 9, 2014
Trip Planning for Star Wars Weekends Trip!

For a few years now I’ve been a member of a Vinylmation trade group, Mouse Traders NYC, that meets every other month in New York City. Last summer some of our members happened to be in Walt Disney World together, and had a brainstorm that we should plan a group trip. All these months...
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My Perfect Disney Souvenir

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February 4, 2014
My Perfect Disney Souvenir

My favorite gifts are the personal ones. Anything related to my boys or Disney rank very near the top of the list these days. I had a pretty good idea of what to expect Christmas morning when my mom whisked the boys away in Magic Kingdom one day in early December and said they...
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D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

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November 11, 2013
D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

October 16, 2013 marked the debut of D23 Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, in Chicago, Illinois at the Museum of Science and Industry.  The opening of the exhibit also marked the 90th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company. “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives showcases the creativity and innovation that has defined Disney...
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Decorating for Halloween – Disney Style!

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October 31, 2013
Decorating for Halloween – Disney Style!

Happy Halloween!  I can’t believe it is already the end of October and the holidays are right around the corner!  When we went to Walt Disney World (WDW) in August the merchandise locations were already selling Halloween decorations and all sorts of other Halloween related items.  By the end of our trip Main Street...
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A Fun Disney Surprise at Hallmark!

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October 17, 2013
A Fun Disney Surprise at Hallmark!

Disney and Mickey Mouse are everywhere!   I recently visited my local mall and every store I went into had tons of Disney and Mickey stuff.  I expect to see Mickey Mouse and friends at The Disney Store but I saw it everywhere.  I went into clothing stores such as Wet Seal, Hot Topic, H&M...
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Vinylmation Collecting

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August 29, 2013
Vinylmation Collecting

So I often get asked about my Vinylmation collection, how I began, how collecting works. I thought I’d share a few tidbits for those who are maybe new to Vinylmation or thinking about collecting. Blind Boxes vs Open Boxes – Interestingly some of my first Vinylmation were actually of the open box variety. This...
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Disney Princess Build-A-Bear

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May 25, 2013
Disney Princess Build-A-Bear

A few weeks ago, we received a flyer in the mail from Build-A-Bear Workshops, informing us they were introducing a new “LIMITED TIME” Disney Princess bear!  The beautiful pink bear measures 16 inches tall, and comes with a purple tiara and on her left paw has 6 of the 11 Disney Princess-Aurora, Tiana, Cinderella,...
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