i really wasn't planning to buy the Buzz lightyear outfit, since i'ma major woody fan, but then when i went to the parks on saturday and saw the outfit in person i had to get it! it is really well made! like the chest part even has padding and the green is made out of some sort of vinyl or plastic and not clothes. for $15 dollars it's not bad at all!
What is really strange is that it is at Port Orleans before the actual Duffy Store.
Bringing the Love since January 10, 2011
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.
Craig Russell -Walt Disney Imagineering
That is so interesting that they had the costume at the hotel before the Duffy store. I guess people stock the stores at different times.
What is also interesting is DH and I were at MK at the end of Aug 2010 and we saw Duffy. Went back a few days later and he was gone. Someone had put Duffy out and they shouldn't have. They pulled them all fast I heard. So Im wondering if CM are careful and not put things out to early.
Haven't seen them yet, but I'd imagine it will be close to the concept art considering the last 5 12in Duffys have been close, if not exact matches, of the concept art. Only one that didn't turn out like the concept was the Xmas one.