Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 19 of 19

Thread: Duffy Fever!!

  1. #16

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3,722

    Re: Duffy Fever!!

    Damn it I really want to see this video but nothing shows up besides the description!

  2. #17

    • Banned User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    3,722

    Re: Duffy Fever!!

    OMG I totally regret saying that I even wanted to see this! That was just BAD Duffy and Shellie ran away crying in horror! Dear God those people are annoying! Please someone, shoot them! Worst actors EVER!

  3. #18

    • Future Indy Castmember
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Torrance, California, United States
    Posts
    5,535

    Re: Duffy Fever!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FutureImagineer183 View Post
    OMG I totally regret saying that I even wanted to see this! That was just BAD Duffy and Shellie ran away crying in horror! Dear God those people are annoying! Please someone, shoot them! Worst actors EVER!
    Somewhere in Japan, many Duffy fans are facepalming and rolling over if they were able to see this video.



    Duffeteer Society of Tenders, Artists & Romantics
    Check out the
    MICECHAT Duffy Forum
    Bringing the Love since January 10, 2011



    The world is a treasure trove of places.
    The colors of Earth, Sea and Sky. Beauty i'm told, is ours to behold. In the wonderful world of color.
    Indy Ride Count: 2211
    World of Color Count: 74

  4. #19

    • Dolcetto o scherzetto?
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    3,173

    Question Re: Duffy Fever!!

    Can't see it. Would like assistance.

    Although, in line with the "Duffy Fever" title of this thread, there's something I've been thinking about a lot lately. The Duffy fever in Japan doesn't remind me of anything Disney has ever done before; it makes me think more of what it might have been like when the first teddy bears were booming at the dawn of the 20th Century:

    Teddy Bear & Friends LINK
    By 1906, the teddy bear craze was in full swing in the United States...Society ladies carried their teddies everywhere, and children had their pictures taken with their teddy bears. President Roosevelt, after using a bear as a mascot in his re-election bid, was serving his second term. Seymour Eaton, an educator and a newspaper columnist, was writing a series of children's books about the adventures of The Roosevelt Bears, and another American, composer J.K. Bratton, wrote "The Teddy Bear Two Step." That song would become, with the addition of words, "The Teddy Bear's Picnic."
    I see Duffy and Shellie May everyday on the trains, and still it doesn't get old. The charm doesn't fade. I really think Duffy's teddy pedigree is as or more important than his Disney branding. By distilling the purest essence of each and bonding both in high quality production and heart, Duffy is transmuted almost alchemically from a base marketing ploy failure into the quintessential symbol of innocent imagination. It is the perfect potion!

    But that quality/heart element is so important; I wonder if it's even possible to manifest something similar outside of Japan. For those who are expecting Duffy Post Care Packages soon, you will completely understand this. For folks who have TDS costumes, we already know. Duffy's magic and Duffy's quality are deeply linked. I think it's imppossible to raise one without the other. Check out the photos from Sweet Duffy 2011 on my blog update. Is there anything with that much quality and detail happening in the US? It's true that OLC has expanded as Duffy grew, though... Maybe it's coming in the future? How are sales? Is he a success? Will there be a second wave of costumes? Do you think we'll still be talking about Duffy in 10 years? In 20?

    You probably really can't imagine what it's like here if you haven't visited Tokyo recently. It's surreal. Outside of the parks, even in the financial district and even in the suburbs, I see these bears every single day. They are transcendent among both Disney characters and other teddy bears. Duffy is really some kind of miracle!^^
    Last edited by DuffyDaisuki; 01-30-2011 at 12:31 AM. Reason: Added some thoughts on "Duffy Fever"

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •