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  1. #1171

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    I agree Duffy will always be from Japan to me. The Disney bear maybe from wdc but olc made Duffy who he is and so did the fans.

    I also love the Japanese guest who get so excited to see Duffy. Its so cool. :-)
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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    Quote Originally Posted by DuffyDaisuki View Post
    No doubt!^^
    Duffy's connection to the "Disney Bear" is interesting and beautiful, but questioning even the possibility that Americans deserve credit for the creation of Duffy is seriously insulting. They don't. No one in America envisioned Duffy until well into OLC's plan, and even now, Duffy only seems to be understood by a few American fans; the WDC still lags behind. The original design concept was solid, but charmless until nurtured by Japanese hands. It's like suggesting that the weaver who makes the cloth deserves credit for creating the finished garment. No. The designer had the good sense to select quality material, but the designer is the champion, no doubt.!^^

    Good point! Without the enthusiasm of the Japanese I never would have my precious Duffy and ShellieMay! Thank YOU Japan and the OLC!!!!

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    Duffy is absolutely from Japan. My Tiny Duffy feels to me like a Japanese take on America, though (he IS from Cape Cod, after all...never mind that I bought him in America ). But if it weren't for Japan's story and treatment of him, though, he'd just be a cute bear. I wouldn't love him.

    I've mentioned before that to me, Shellie May feels Japanese through-and-through. Given that she was designed by OLC and currently isn't even available in America, I think that makes sense.

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    ^^ I agree! ShellieMay feels more exclusively Japanese though I do consider Duffy Japanese as well. I am charmed by the pictures of Duffy merchandise in Tokyo DisneySEA and can only hope I will make it there soon to see it for myself! I love that Duffy is accepted in US parks too though. It makes him even more special to me that he is so familiar here but also so magical being from so far away. I love seeing Duffy pictures here in this thread from all of his journeys (and ShellieMay's) - Disney parks or not!

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    OK, here are a few from Disneyland in November (aka my blog).

    Tiny Duffy and Tiny Shellie May make even a dungeon fun!













    I'm looking forward to the 3-person sleds on the Matterhorn, personally…I always found the seating arrangements rather awkward, where the smaller person sits in the lap of the larger person.


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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    This is from the Disney Parks Blog this morning at the Magic Kingdom for the 24hour event!


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    We were sent over there with the message that only we would defend Disney quality.. We learnt quickly that the Japanese culture speaks to a level of quality that is hard to comprehend. They were all unbelievably skilled and willing to do the right thing.
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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    Cute!

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    HEH! Awesome. Theme Park Review posted a photo on their Facebook page this morning of a bunch of Duffys outside the Haunted Mansion (I think).

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    The backpack bears are ADORABLE!

    I think the Duffy picture Aimster was referring to is at Wall Photos | Facebook It was cute enough, but I didn't think it was worth the search.

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    Sorry off topic, my roommate went for a walk at work (Epcot) and he noticed another Shellie May in a backpack... He yelled out SHELLIE MAY! LOL


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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    If I go to the parks and just take Duffy (or just Shellie May), I'll put him (or her) in my drawstring backpack and have him (or her) peek out like that.

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos


    Duffy this morning in his pjs (my roommates and I all wore our pjs as well)


    at the orlando city vs. fc dallas game tuesday night


    lunch at the Italy pizzaria


    meeting Duffy again on Valentine's Day. He really likes my duffy


    early morning before we left for the daytona 500


    Sunday at the Daytona 500, which was postponed to the next day.


    The race finally starting, monday night.


    During the red flag stop, Duffy cheering for #47 Bobby Labonte.

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    Did anyone at Daytona comment on Duffy? Looks like he had fun at the race (that went on and on and on and on).

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    Re: Share your Duffy Photos

    Just a Duffy photo I want to share:



    A Duffy sketch that I drew, meant to celebrate Japan's national holiday, Children's Day (previously known as Boys' Day and Girls' Day). On top of his head, I drew a kabuto (Samurai's helmet) with his Mickey Paws serving as the mon (crest).

    What do you guys think?

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    MikkiMausu, you always rock the Japanese-love! AWESOME!

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