For those unfamiliar, the Disney UniBEARsity is a Japan-only (likely forever) product line about the strangely animated stuffed bears Mocha and Pudding, based on Mickey and Minnie, with more bear versions of classic Disney characters appearing in the storybook. The UniBEARsity bears were born from Mickey and the gang's homework assignment for Professor Ludwig Von Drake – and a healthy sprinkling of pixie dust. Check my DuffyClo blog for details. If you read a bit, you'll see that at first I was really excited, then less than impressed with the background story. The fact remains, though, that this uniform (and its gorgeous logo) is my #1 dream fantasy costume for Duffy and now that it's here, I could not be more excited! They even made a brilliant last minute change - the original design has been like this for months:
Image from Disneystore Japan
...But the final, released version also includes the logo mark on the foot, just like the UniBEARsity plush bears! Whoever insisted on making this happen did so at the last minute and we should all be thankful for the sensitive genius who made sure we got this cherry on top...or bottom, I guess!^^
Check it out on Duffy!
And here's a special VIDEO!
They embroidered the foot, just like the UniBEARsity plush!
This pocket is incredible! Photos don't do justice!
The bear is actually embroidered as a FULL round head onto the jacket,
and the pocket is a completely separate piece of embroidered felt! WOW!
*Naturally, both of the jacket pockets are "real" and open.^^
Check out the embroidered paw print on the tie (which snaps closed at the back). It's an unexpected and unnecessary detail I didn't even know existed until I got it home!
This is the tag inside the collar - nice detail!
Of course the tail is super cute!
And check out the new Uniform, Fantasia, Mickey and Minnie costumes HERE.
Plus the adorable backpacks for folks who wanna carry their bear in the cutest style. I imagine there are a limited number of grown-ups who can really pull this off, but it’s adorable. For a kid, it’s a fantastic gift!
So, without further ado, I’d like to announce a “Disney UniBEARsity School Supplies” shopping trip. Lists can be submitted now through Friday 4/29. After that, I’m afraid things will start to sell out. The Cast Members couldn’t say how long the costumes would be available, but did not expect them to be around forever. The really awesome pin badge has already sold out at every Disney Store I called. Minimum order is ￥2500 so that you can buy just one costume if you want. We’ll use the lowest 25% rate no matter how many people get stuff, cos it's easier to shop at the Disney Store than at the Resort and I don't have to pay admission to shop. Reply in this thread or email me (if you have the Duffy Post email address) if you're interested. Subject line MUST read: "UniBEARsity School Supplies” and items must be listed clearly, with prices, quantities, sub-total and total:
UBC Uniform ￥2500 x2
UBC Fantasia ￥2500 x1
UBC Mickey ￥2500 x1
UBC Minnie ￥2500 x1
UB Pin Badge ￥1500 x3Item no longer available. SOLD OUT in less than a week!
UB Backpack, Mickey ￥2000 x1
UB Backpack, Minnie ￥2000 x1
Gratuity (25%) ￥4125
I'm just so excited about them FINALLY releasing the school uniform, I couldn't resist showing my school spirit. I think also I was really excited about the next Duffy Post which isn’t happening until who knows when. Let me know if you’re interested, guys!
OOPS! Forgot keychains and BE@RBRICKS. Check out all the stuff HERE!