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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Yes, Disney does tend to squander opportunities. Pal Mickey is a very good example. The technology was pretty neat, even if it was IR. They even updated it. Why couldn't they figure out a model where you could continually upgrade your Pal Mickey? They attempted that, but the sales were down and they abandoned the concept. First of all, they started off strangely. Who wants to "rent" a plush toy? That's kind of gross. They could have worked on it some more and brought the price down so that he would be more successful. The main problem I have with Disney merchandising, is that they always half-*** things. If something doesn't meet sales goals, they don't even bother trying to alter the product or market it better. They just dump it and move on to the next potential cash cow. They want to recreate the pin craze with every new product launch, and that's a pretty lofty goal. I think with Duffy's success in Japan, they saw that glimmer of "pins" again and hoped it would catch on. The thing is, they didn't bother to figure out who Duffy is, so again, it's a half-hearted attempt. It's sad and frustrating.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Anyone have any idea when the Sorcerer Mickey costume comes out? If it looks decent I'm probably going to want that one.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    Anyone have any idea when the Sorcerer Mickey costume comes out? If it looks decent I'm probably going to want that one.
    Maybe later this year. Next time i'm at DCA i'll ask at Treasures to see if they know anything.



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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    I saw on Duffy's Facebook page what he looks like in the Lightning McQueen outfit. Much cuter than I was expecting, but not enough to make me want to buy it.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    I agree the lightning mc queen costume is cute but not enough cute for me. I do like BaB has a PJ set that's cars and the cutiest lightning mc Wuerth slippers.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    I'm going to get my Duffy some Star Wars jammies. Only makes sense since he has a jedi costume.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    The Jedi PJ are cool.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Ok, Disney officially announced that Redwood Creek Challenge Trails in DCA will be rethemed to Wilderness Explorer Camp. Now if Disney is smart, they should seriously consider making a Wilderness Explorer costume for Duffy! Wouldn't that be so AWESOME! Omg, it would be so cute, and you could collect the merit badges you earn and put them on Duffy! Disney! You better be listening! Do this!
    Poor unfortunate Souls.

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    ^THAT would be an awesome idea. Brilliant really. Sadly it's probably too brilliant for Disney to see such an opportunity.

    Ok I just posted your suggestion in their blog in the comments. We'll see what happens.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Quote Originally Posted by aimster View Post
    ^THAT would be an awesome idea. Brilliant really. Sadly it's probably too brilliant for Disney to see such an opportunity.

    Ok I just posted your suggestion in their blog in the comments. We'll see what happens.
    I agree, and would love to see that! A "Cub Scout"...oh, I mean "Wilderness Scout" Duffy would be amazingly cute, and appropriate. Earning badges with him would be such a fun thing for kids and adult alike to do. That would be one US costume I would definitely want.

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi View Post
    …Earning badges with him would be such a fun thing for kids and adult alike to do. That would be one US costume I would definitely want.
    I'm pretty sure it says something like "for young guests," meaning that if you don't have a child with you, you couldn't participate anyway. Bollocks to that!

    In the US, Disney is "for kids." In Japan, Disney is "for 20- and 30- and 40-something 'girls.'" What I wanna know is, WHERE IS MEN'S DISNEY?!?

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    I'm pushing 40 and I love stuffed animals now as much as I did when I was a kid. I even brought my Duffy with me to work today just for the heck of it. Everyone at work thinks he's so cute!

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Duffy Facebook has a photo up of the flight jacket and goggles. I wonder if the costume is in the parks this weekend?

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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    Quote Originally Posted by Janell View Post
    Duffy Facebook has a photo up of the flight jacket and goggles. I wonder if the costume is in the parks this weekend?
    I'll check tomorrow. If its not there yet, i'll ask around.



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    Re: New Duffy Merchandise

    I'll check Epcot as well....

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