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    I suspect each continent gets their own unique manufacturer because the designs are different for the European market than they are for the Asian market and of course the US gets a slightly less refined version of everything. Frustrating since I love Chip N Dale and they're most popular in Asian territories. I feel like the domestic stuff has gone down in design.

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    Sorry, but I don't see a question or anyway to comment. What is it you are looking for here? Thanks.

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      Originally posted by Disney Afternoon Era View Post
      I suspect each continent gets their own unique manufacturer because the designs are different for the European market than they are for the Asian market and of course the US gets a slightly less refined version of everything. Frustrating since I love Chip N Dale and they're most popular in Asian territories. I feel like the domestic stuff has gone down in design.
      To my general understanding, plushes in park are largely the same manufacturer as the Disney Store merch, with the only difference being selection, and disney store plushes tradtionaly have a "badge" somewhere on them.

      As for overseas, yes I believe they use different companies, as overseas seems to have entirely different tastes and styles to the US. The US market seems to focus largely on "princesses and heros" with obvious space for classic disney characters, but many of those characters receive something similar to "collectable" dolls (see the recent reskins of mickey in different designs, and the knitted version of largely unrepresented characters such as oswald, bambi, and lucky). Going overseas however will show more diversity, as you pointed out Chip and Dale, but also Zootopia, and other more animal characters. Sometimes those characters and even plushes do make it over, especially ones popular in asian countries in recent years as a larger amounts of japanese, chinese, and korean tourists visit the parks; hence the seasonal rolling out of stitch merch during those countries' holiday seasons, as stitch is apparently very popular in japan at least.

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        Originally posted by Patty Paulson View Post
        Sorry, but I don't see a question or anyway to comment. What is it you are looking for here? Thanks.
        It reads as rambling because it is. It's difficult for me to bring up plush characters for conversation related to domestic merchandise. I still think of them as stuffed animals.

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