About two weeks ago we were told here in CA that Shellie May is supposed to be here early next year. At least the merchandise is. They were not sure about the Meet and Greet Shellie May. This was from 2 different CMs at 2 different times both that work at Treasures in Paradise Pier. One of the CMs was a lead at the store. They both seemed pretty confident in this information. One of them stated that they are thinking that she will be here by Valentines day. I would be super happy if she is! However I do understand the issues some of you have with her coming so quickly. People barely know Duffy as it is. I think it would confuse some people to who Shellie May is. I do know all the stories so I would be super excited to get a Shellie May. I have not read the new book yet but I do know from the Disney Blog that it is different from the Japan story. But again like someone else said in the Book post that I think Disney is trying to modernize Duffy in the U.S.
However, I still love Duffy and I always will. And I will love Shellie May just as much!