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    Re: List of all the different outfits for Duffy?

    Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
    :blush:Thanks! Nice to meet you, too. Nice topic!^^

    When are you coming? Last year all of the special smiling Christmas Duffys were sold out by the first or second week of December. I know cos my friend didn't get one.:shy: I imagine this year's to be even more popular, actually.

    Candlelight Reflections is the one that includes the bear for ¥4800. The ¥3500 Christmas Sweater set is just a sweater set, but the brown boots are cute.

    I'm curious about your first bonus question, too. I believe it was sometime in 2003, and at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Someone more knowledgeable than me care to shine a light? As for the second query, as far as I know they still sell "the Disney Bear" in the US, but the construction is totally different now. A friend of mine also confirmed that the design for the Japanese Duffy bear was tweaked even from the original (imo) better quality "Disney bears." The US bears are not and have never been Duffy. I'm still curious who exactly owns the "Duffy" name, though, Disney or OLC? I guess Disney, cos nothing on Duffy's goods says OLC... But the name, the artwork, the costumes - all that is Duffy - is designed here in Japan; it only gets "approved" by Disney Parks in the US. He is a Japanese character with significant roots in an American design concept. (There are new folks who haven't heard that rant.^^) Although Duffy is a great symbol of the US-Japan Disney bridge (and how Japan does it better - sorry, couldn't resist!^^), since all design/marketing/planning for him is done in-house at OLC, my chances of ever getting on that team are practically nonexistent.^^
    You're welcome ^-^ Thank you!

    December 14th~ Will be there until the 21st or the 24th XD (We're hoping for the latter, but some issues with the tickets and yeah >_> So we have to see--but the 24th is what we're aiming for). I actually went to Japan two years ago (From a few days before Halloween until like November 7th or so) and that's when I first got my own Duffy so yeah :3 (Along with some outfits). I adore him so~ My main wanting is because the 2007 one was pink XD I prefer softer plushies over all so I'd only really go for a rare collectible if it was pink or came with something I absolutely adore @[email protected] But yeah, they probably get more popular each year as more people know about it.

    The reason I'm curious is my family and I go to Disney World every single year. We have gone since I was just a few months old to, well, now--heck, I even celebrated my sweet 16 in Disney World (I'm 20 now)...yet, we somehow missed these and it throws me in a complete loop. I know they were just known as the Disney Bear then (I've been looking up information since I found out there was a pink one)...but Duffy is quicker to type and sounds cuter :P But yeah, I heard the Disney Bear just came back to the parks recently and it was removed for a bit when it came to Japan--which, again, is part of my confusion as how I missed something. (I did buy the new Disney Bear while I was in Disney like...last week. It's really bad quality compared to Duffy...but it's also like half the price). But don't worry, I know Japan does it better XD *has seen the awesomeness of Tokyo Disney and got to see plenty of Tokyo 2 years ago* Looking forward to it. And all the different kinds of popcorn--love getting those special buckets. XD

    But yeah, back to what I was saying, I mainly want to try and figure out because I want to see how in the right mind my family and I would've missed the Duffy/Disney Bears when they were first here--I love teddy bears, I get a teddy bear no matter where we go and as I've stated before, my favorite color is pink...so if I saw a pink teddy bear, I would've gotten it, yet I can't remember ever seeing it or any kinds and I just don't get it. The first time I saw "the Disney Bear" was when I saw Duffy while I was in Tokyo Disney (another reason why I'm used to referring to it as Duffy as I actually stumbled upon it first) and the first thing I thought of was "I guess they brought it over" only to learn it was here first which is why I'm so confused. We always stayed in the Disney Resort hotels once they were developed, we go to every park and every store in Disney each year, and I'm just at a loss of how the heck we could've missed it.

    It was actually my research into when and where the first Disney Bears were that got me to wanting to look up more clothes for my actual Duffy which lead to my topic here. XD

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    • #42
      Re: List of all the different outfits for Duffy?

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I'm curious about your first bonus question, too. I believe it was sometime in 2003, and at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Someone more knowledgeable than me care to shine a light? As for the second query, as far as I know they still sell "the Disney Bear" in the US, but the construction is totally different now. A friend of mine also confirmed that the design for the Japanese Duffy bear was tweaked even from the original (imo) better quality "Disney bears." The US bears are not and have never been Duffy. I'm still curious who exactly owns the "Duffy" name, though, Disney or OLC? I guess Disney, cos nothing on Duffy's goods says OLC... But the name, the artwork, the costumes - all that is Duffy - is designed here in Japan; it only gets "approved" by Disney Parks in the US. He is a Japanese character with significant roots in an American design concept. (There are new folks who haven't heard that rant.^^) Although Duffy is a great symbol of the US-Japan Disney bridge (and how Japan does it better - sorry, couldn't resist!^^), since all design/marketing/planning for him is done in-house at OLC, my chances of ever getting on that team are practically nonexistent.^^
      Actually, I found out month and year that "Disney Bear" was released. July 2002. It was made to celebrate the opening of the "Once Upon a Toy" store at WDW's Downtown Disney Marketplace. So, at that time, that was the only place to find him. Then, he started showing up elsewhere, and finally made his way to the west coast at Disneyland. I'm not really sure how popular the bear was, since sales dwindled, and many ended up at Disney Outlets for a discounted price. I can't say when the original version of the "Disney Bear" disappeared from store shelves, but he was around as of 2006, just not as prolific. Then, he got a redesign, and is actually popping up more now with little t-shirts. The quality is not nearly as nice as the original, and he's much smaller. However, there have been a few releases of the original design...or at least close to it (smaller and inferior quality, but as close as they've gotten). During the holidays, WDW would release one as a "gift with purchase" I think they started in 2006 and did one each subsequent year. He usually had on a red t-shirt. The NYC World of Disney store also had the same bear, but with a red "NYC" t-shirt. Each year was a different color (mostly brown, but they did release a white one in 2007, and his fur was sparkly). This year they are doing it again, and there's a chocolate brown one that has 2009 on his shirt. They also sold a black & white one all year long that had an "I love NY" shirt on. Get these while you can though, because the NYC World of Disney store is closing for good on December 31st.

      I know we've had the Duffy discussion around here before, but I'll also agree that the way he was tweaked from his WDW roots makes him that much more appealing to me. I like everything about him more than his "Disney Bear" cousin.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I've never seen one, either, but I imagine they are around 43cm. I don't think Japanese fans would be impressed by an expensive, limited edition Duffy that couldn't wear the outfits. I know I wouldn't.^^ I'm so lucky! Thanks in part to you, Gurgi, I now have a FULLY poseable Duffy that looks just like Duffy should!:ghug: Yes, pics are coming...sick and working like a dog! Gotta make that money for Mickey!
      Wow, then if he's the same size as regular Duffy, that box must be really big and heavy!! I wonder why I haven't seen any pictures of them with the costumes on though? I would think one of the many fans that bought one would try that. Oh, and I'm very happy you got the poseable Duffy to work, I'm happy I could help with that. And I hope you get better soon!

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I was surprised by the fantastic pricing on this, too! I imagine a lot of folks will be, and I imagine they'll be gone FAST! I wonder if they took collectors into account, too, and the fact that they are kind of re-releasing a retired costume for the first time...I wonder if they produced as many this year as last year. I guess they made more, though, honestly. This has been an INCREDIBLE year for Duffy.
      I hope they produce a lot, seeing just how popular he's becoming. I think this Halloween was a true testament to how much he's grown in popularity. I just hope it doesn't get out of control.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      Yeah, I hear you, but I'm afraid it might actually be Christmas again. I took another look at the official site, and I'd forgotten that sleigh icon next to the 12/28 release date...hm... And I just realized, even if they did a New Year's costume, you "tuxedo fans" are right...it almost definitely would not be Japanese-themed as part of the Cape Cod Seasons line. Bummed now.^^
      Forgot about that sleigh picture...I guess we won't know until a week before. I sure hope it's not a sweater combo, because it would be too similar to the one they're releasing next week. I was kind of joking about the tuxedo thing, but I wouldn't be surprised if they created one either for the 12/28 date, or his upcoming Valentines costume...although still no official word on that "Duffy event" Joe mentioned a while ago...

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I would love a long, fashionable overcoat, too. And a turtleneck. I also love layers. Something truly winter solstice stylish is what I was hoping for...but that darned sleigh!!!:unsure::lol:

      You already have a zippered hoodie, Janell! It came with the Swimming set!^^
      Yeah, another variant on the peacoat outfit would be great. Something more generic winter...not Christmas, please!! And, that hoodie can be used all the time, who cares if it has a little seagull on it?

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I don't have a popcorn bucket, but I can do the balloon! This photo is from the day Ichigo and I went to the Funderful Disney Party at Broadway Theater (front row^^), which also just "happened" to be her birthday! Duffy was so excited to show her some love!)
      Very cute picture! I like the little flags they give you for the Funderful Disney event. I'll bet you I can guess where that balloon came from! I recognize the font on it...

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      And this one's just in the spirit of Ichigo!^^
      Love that little plate, and the cake looks SOO good! Was it lemon flavored? That hat is amazing too. I like how it's a variation on Mickey's captain hat, but with a masquerade twist.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      New Year's Day is the biggest holiday of the year in Japan. It's celebrated by going to shrine and/or temple, ringing bells, making wishes, reading fortunes, cleaning house, purifying your spirit, buying protective charms and talismans, settling old debts, letting go of the past, and looking forward to a bright and shining future. It is a day to be with family, feast on good food, and enjoy the natural beauty of the first sunrise of the year with the ones you :love:. Sadly, if they do make a New Year's costume, I'm sure it'll be western style. That could be fun, too, but the Japanese New Year is so beautiful! I just thought of how much I would :love: a mini Duffy omikuji (fortune telling stick can) accessory with a Japanese costume! I wanna be on the Duffy marketing team!)
      I wonder if they will do a Japanese line for Duffy? I see that Cape Cod Seasons continues into next year, but maybe they will do a new yearly theme later? I just don't know how Japanese they truly want to make him though, since he's so tied to Cape Cod.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      *sigh* You know, I really hate to, but I just have to...I told you to hold off on buying your Duffy til Christmas, but did you listen to me? Noooo, you didn't... At least now you know that I am always right.
      And you told me too, but I didn't listen either, did I? I was too impatient. However, I am glad I have a Duffy to enjoy in the meantime though.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I don't love the hat, either, but I want something with the Snowman Duffy and I think the boots are super cute. The detailing, too, is wonderful, as expected. The whole set, though, is a little more "cutesy" than my style, but I'm still happy about it.
      I like the fact that everything is knit...even the pants! I looked at the picture, and you can see that the sweater & pants are the same material. So, it should be very soft. The hat doesn't bother me too much, it is a little tall, but I like the detail on it.

      Originally posted by DuffyDad View Post
      I'm glad you're coming back! We're gonna have such a great time doing Candlelight Reflections next Saturday! And that'll be your last night at the Resort, right? What a beautiful send-off!!!^^
      I hope you guys have a blast, and that the weather cooperates too.
      Meow

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