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  • Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Yeah I'll still be taking my Duffy on adventures with me. I even bought a backup Duffy a few weeks ago because my 1st one is getting a little scruffy. Might get a 2nd backup when I'm at DTD again next weekend... that way I'm totally covered. :lol:

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      I got SEVEN backups, for a total of 8 bears! I'm Duffy crazy! I just like displaying all the outfits on him. I have the sailor, UK, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Pirates, and Woody. It's hard to display just one outfit so I have EIGHT instead.

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        The only Disney costumes I have for my Duffy are the sailor suit and the pirate outfit. I might get the Mexico costume next weekend... we'll see. I personally like the Build-A-Bear international costumes better (got the Japanese boy kimono a couple weeks ago and it's really nice), plus there's more variety. All my Duffy "street clothes" come from BAB too. I just wish the viking costume would come back in stock as it looks hilariously awesome.

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          I have no back-ups XD

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            Disney bugs me with their approach to marketing! They let things that are BIG fall by the wayside - or things that COULD be big slip by.

            Take Pal Mickey for example. I used to belong to a Pal Mickey Club. Which is how I met my best friend who goes with me to the parks and on cruises. Tons of us had Pal Mickeys and used to dress them up. The costumes that Disney released were pitiful! But most of us found ways to dress him up through home made outfits or things from BAB and other places.

            We even did a whole Pal Mickey cruise with many, many PM's dressed up in all kinds of custom outfits. Got a LOT of attention. But did Disney ever do anything with what could have been a good source of income? No.

            I am not sure where they will go with Duffy. I'm sort of afraid it will slip by the wayside just like Pal Mickey. Sad because Duffy is easier to carry around and easier to find clothes for. My friend took Duffy on two cruises already - one of which was when he was just announced in the Eyes and Ears. He got tons of attention - and the servers actually gave him a high chair each night at dinner. (I've GOT to have her post her photos here!)

            Actually she does the Duffy the Disney Bear Fan Club on Facebook. Easy to search for that on Facebook and she's got some of the photos on there. I'm not sure if it's okay to post the link or not. It's not the OFFICIAL Duffy Facebook page - it's a fan-created page. (so feel free to join and participate - maybe Disney will notice...)

            Back to Disney marketing. I could go on and on about what I consider to be really dumb moves. I'll NEVER forgive them for closing down Garden Grill during lunch. It was the BEST character meal in my opinion as it was in the round and the characters came to you. In the bigger restaurants - the characters usually get swamped by people and there's a big chance you'll never really get to interact with them. We used to go several times a month and it was always crowded. Why close it down?

            I think Disney needs to have a group of people who don't WORK for the corporation end of things get more involved.

            Off my soapbox now...

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              Yes, Disney does tend to squander opportunities. Pal Mickey is a very good example. The technology was pretty neat, even if it was IR. They even updated it. Why couldn't they figure out a model where you could continually upgrade your Pal Mickey? They attempted that, but the sales were down and they abandoned the concept. First of all, they started off strangely. Who wants to "rent" a plush toy? That's kind of gross. They could have worked on it some more and brought the price down so that he would be more successful. The main problem I have with Disney merchandising, is that they always half-*** things. If something doesn't meet sales goals, they don't even bother trying to alter the product or market it better. They just dump it and move on to the next potential cash cow. They want to recreate the pin craze with every new product launch, and that's a pretty lofty goal. I think with Duffy's success in Japan, they saw that glimmer of "pins" again and hoped it would catch on. The thing is, they didn't bother to figure out who Duffy is, so again, it's a half-hearted attempt. It's sad and frustrating.
              Meow

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                Anyone have any idea when the Sorcerer Mickey costume comes out? If it looks decent I'm probably going to want that one.

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                  Originally posted by aimster View Post
                  Anyone have any idea when the Sorcerer Mickey costume comes out? If it looks decent I'm probably going to want that one.
                  Maybe later this year. Next time i'm at DCA i'll ask at Treasures to see if they know anything.


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                  The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
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                  World of Color Count: 74

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                    I saw on Duffy's Facebook page what he looks like in the Lightning McQueen outfit. Much cuter than I was expecting, but not enough to make me want to buy it.

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                      I agree the lightning mc queen costume is cute but not enough cute for me. I do like BaB has a PJ set that's cars and the cutiest lightning mc Wuerth slippers.
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                        I'm going to get my Duffy some Star Wars jammies. Only makes sense since he has a jedi costume.

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                          The Jedi PJ are cool.
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                            Ok, Disney officially announced that Redwood Creek Challenge Trails in DCA will be rethemed to Wilderness Explorer Camp. Now if Disney is smart, they should seriously consider making a Wilderness Explorer costume for Duffy! Wouldn't that be so AWESOME! Omg, it would be so cute, and you could collect the merit badges you earn and put them on Duffy! Disney! You better be listening! Do this!
                            Poor unfortunate Souls.

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                              ^THAT would be an awesome idea. Brilliant really. Sadly it's probably too brilliant for Disney to see such an opportunity.

                              Ok I just posted your suggestion in their blog in the comments. We'll see what happens.

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                                Originally posted by aimster View Post
                                ^THAT would be an awesome idea. Brilliant really. Sadly it's probably too brilliant for Disney to see such an opportunity.

                                Ok I just posted your suggestion in their blog in the comments. We'll see what happens.
                                I agree, and would love to see that! A "Cub Scout"...oh, I mean "Wilderness Scout" Duffy would be amazingly cute, and appropriate. Earning badges with him would be such a fun thing for kids and adult alike to do. That would be one US costume I would definitely want.
                                Meow

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                                  Originally posted by gurgi View Post
                                  …Earning badges with him would be such a fun thing for kids and adult alike to do. That would be one US costume I would definitely want.
                                  I'm pretty sure it says something like "for young guests," meaning that if you don't have a child with you, you couldn't participate anyway. Bollocks to that!

                                  In the US, Disney is "for kids." In Japan, Disney is "for 20- and 30- and 40-something 'girls.'" What I wanna know is, WHERE IS MEN'S DISNEY?!?

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                                    I'm pushing 40 and I love stuffed animals now as much as I did when I was a kid. I even brought my Duffy with me to work today just for the heck of it. Everyone at work thinks he's so cute!

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                                      Duffy Facebook has a photo up of the flight jacket and goggles. I wonder if the costume is in the parks this weekend?
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                                      • Re: New Duffy Merchandise

                                        Originally posted by Janell View Post
                                        Duffy Facebook has a photo up of the flight jacket and goggles. I wonder if the costume is in the parks this weekend?
                                        I'll check tomorrow. If its not there yet, i'll ask around.


                                        The world is a treasure trove of places.
                                        The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
                                        Indy Ride Count: 2211
                                        World of Color Count: 74

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                                          I'll check Epcot as well....

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