I'm kind of curious after reading some rather negative feedback including in the recent In The Parks update about how suscessful Duffy has been since making his debut in the States. While I have tried to keep an open mind to the response because of the negative comments that people shared when he was first annouced. And knowing full well that there are several Members who would love to see Duffy fail in the States. I have to take everything I read with a pinch of salt and question if some are deliberately trying to downplay his suscess or if there is truth to the reports shown on MiceAge in Al Lutz and In The Park Articles.
I would be really interested in reading first hand reports from Guests visiting Disney California Adventure. Is his lack of popularity as bad as whats been made out online. Or have the reports been slightly exaggerated. Also how is the merchandise selling. I know its been a hit with the Japanese visiting collecting items for friends and for bidding on Ebay. Are people purchasing the Bears and costumes?
I plan to post a similar topic in the WDW section to see how Guests in the Swamps have reacted so far to his debut. And if some of us Duffy fans should be concerned that there is a good chance his likeness will be removed anytime soon. I certainly hope not since for the most part, I view Duffy as a quality product and feel its a much nicer addition to the stores inside the parks than any of that vinylmation crap.