Sorry; didn't mean to reply twice but it's done now. :shy:
Ohmigosh Eeee-va, you did an amazing job with that Little Mermaid costume. I wish I had your skills! And I think I've said this several times before, but I just looooooooove little Smiling Shellie and I want to STEAL her!!!!! ;)
OMG, Eeee-va, you MADE that? That's amazing! Especially the details and also the belt!
My small Shellie May isn't small enough like the badge so the Smallfrys clothes don't fit her but thanks for the idea. It's the puppet.
And no, they don't stock the Duffy bear at my Disney store in Nashville and I know I went after 2/13 (just read the thread about them stocking them after that day). It's weird because if they were supposed to start carrying them, Nashville IS a city, not as big as Chicago, but also not a rural area. You'd think Duffy would be represented. The store certainly had room; the stuff was sort of spread out with alot of wasted space. Oh, well.:(
I don't have a Disney store anymore. :???:
About 1 week before Christmas, (I can only imagine that) they said to the employees, "BTW, we're closing the store in a week. Sucks to be you."
We have puppet Duffy and Shellie May. DuffyD took extra special care to choose a puppet Duffy that looks real. Not that Shellie May is not cute, but Duffy where I never want to stop gazing. The Small Fry outfits would be way to tiny. The sew-at-home BAB kit has a dress that fits Shellie May perfectly. Duffy will need a custom outfit.
Eeee-va, when you said that you didn't pick the outfit, just sewed it, I didn't realize that it was a DCA costume. Again, great job. I appreciate it more after seeing the CMs holding her.
Eeee-va, that costume is amazing! I am in awe.
Slightly off-topic, Does anyone know if the small mini beanbag plush Duffy is available at the parks, or just from the Disney Store? I hope he is available at Disneyland as he would fit in beautifully into my Duffy and Shellie May family! And I would like to find my own as I feel they call out to me to be adopted!
Thank you, everyone!
JillT, is your Disney Store an outlet? Our Disney Store outlet doesn't have Duffy, but I figured that may be to attempt to maintain the idea that he is a "premium" product.
JayCee, I did NOT see the mini beanbag plush in Downtown Disney in Disneyland on Sunday. I did not check Treasures in Paradise (the Duffy store in DCA). But I believe the tags on the beanbag Duffy are labeled Disney Store, so I'd be surprised if they were in the parks. You don't have any regular Disney Stores nearby?
I looked at the Duffys at Downtown Disney. I thought they had VERY cute faces and ears, and was ALMOST a little bit tempted! The waffle fur wasn't TOO awful--you could see where they might consider it an intentional style--but I still don't like it. :(
Build a Bear in Disneyland's Downtown Disney DID have the Queen of Hearts outfit, up high against the far wall--I know someone was looking for it. I probably should've bought it in case they didn't have it yet (and then could've taken it back at my local store if no one wanted it) but I didn't want to deal with the return process. :shy:
Eeee-va, I'm pretty sure that it was gurgi who was looking for it.
I managed to get the Queen of Hearts and Alice costumes at my local BAB. Thanks for checking guys, I appreciate it. The Alice costume, in particular, is very cute on ShellieMay.
Good point. When I was there it did not say Disney Outlet Store but I called and they said, yes, they are classified as an outlet. You’re right, that’s probably why they’re not carrying Duffy. I’m going to Woodfield Mall in suburban Chicago soon (the biggest mall in the whole metro area). I’ll look for Duffy there just to see. I’ll have the bears with me so if I have to educate them on the story and cuteness factor, I will. J
Thank you all for your advice about the waffle fur. My 17” Duffy and Shellie May’s fur matches, even though I just acquired them, so maybe the waffle fur isn’t as noticeable on that size (I got Duffy at Downtown Disney Store, not from Japan). I’m not sure how long Shellie May was living in Ohio (new) before I acquired her. However, I found a discontinued 28” new Duffy online for a reasonable price. One seller didn’t know what I was talking about when I asked about the style of fur, but the other one said it is called “long fur” if I want the NON-waffle, NON-shag rug (still laughing about that comparison), and NON-checkerboard pattern, and he arrived today. SO CUTE! I also snagged a good deal on a 27” Shellie May from Japan because I only bid so high, was totally outbid, but then the person backed out of the deal so the seller is letting me have it for my price. She is coming from Michigan . So I’m thinking the 28”Duffy DID bring me luck (as I won the bid on Shellie May 27” on St. Patrick’s Day). They can sit on my master bed and the other Duffy and Shellie May bears can be posed around my house in their various outfits and antics. Anyway, your comparisons and suggestions were really helpful so thanks again. I will see if the Woodfield Disney Store has the waffle fur 24”Duffy just so I can see the shag rug look!
My sister still thinks I’m wacked in a harmless way, but I think when she sees the bears her heart will melt, as well as when she stays with me for a week later in the year and they are dressed in their British outfits greeting her and she’s surrounded by them in her guest room every day. She loves England and all things London . Duffy worked his magic slowly but surely on me during my 9 day stay at WDW (got Dated Duffy on the 8thday and Duffy au natural on the last day), so sometimes it just takes a little while for the magic to sink in. J
Many of you may know of this new BAB contest, but in case you don't, the link is immediately below:
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You can enter once per day and know instantly if you win. The contest goes from today (Mar 18) through March 24.
Easy way to earn some BAB money to shop for Duffy and Shellie May.
As a side note, that Flower Fun Bunny is adorable.
Never mind, smiling Duffy and Shellie May will be here in a bit now Spring Voyage is here! And they will be so welcome I'm sure. Especially as I can't sew :blush:and they have clothes already!!