New item revealed in the August issue of Disney Fan...
Thanks, Danimated! I was very much hoping for Duffy-centric Happiness tees and I the font for "The Happiness Year" - these are great. My only small gripe is that I kinda wish the artwork on the front wasn't exactly the same, but I imagine that's a matter of opinion and some people will probably love that point particularly, so I won't complain too much. I'm just happy to have a blue one for Shellie that doesn't have the Mouses on it. I love Mickey and Minnie, more and more recently in fact, but when they appear, they can't help overshadowing the beloved bears.
Aside: Does that heart wreath remind anyone else of the "Disney Dreamers Everywhere" logo? Except better, cos now it's "Duffy Dreamers Happiness!"
Originally Posted by DuffyGuardian
Very cute! I too would put Shelly May in the blue, it would make her eyes stand out.
I agree, DG. The blue one is totally Shellie's for me.
I did some digging today and found out that these will release on 7/1. They'll be ￥1900, and they are ONE piece, as in the striped sleeves are sewn onto the T-shirt. They are NOT two pieces with a separate longsleeve shirt underneath. This is probably clear enough in the photo, actually, but just in case.^^ I like the longsleeves. It's a small detail, but I feel it really adds to the design. It "dresses it up" a little somehow and makes the shirt more "casual fashion" than "fashionable tourist"^^ and also adds a subtle splash of Cape Cod's sea breeze to the mix. Love, love.
There will also be a new Sailor costume released for each bear on 7/1. I can't find pictures of it, but it sounds like Duffy's will be a very deep (nearly black) navy with white accent; and Shellie's a very deep red/maroon, also with white accent, I think. They will not include shoes, so they're a little cheaper than usual costumes. They'll sell for ￥3300 each.
No word on any other merchandise, but that doesn't definitely mean there won't be any other surprises before Halloween. I am on voodoo pins and knitting needles about Halloween... After the wide variations in approach between 2011 and 2012, I have absolutely no idea what to expect...oh! I just thought of a fun contest! We haven't had a contest in too long!
Since there will be new merchandise, I will have an Announced Shopping Day. I would prefer 7/12 because many items sold out with late Spring Voyage requests, and I'd like to avoid juggling auctions or disappointing people by not being able to get what folks want. Last year's Sailors sold out in something like two or three weeks! 7/12 Shopping means a D-day of 6/30 at the latest, though. If that's too soon, please let me know and let's come up with a date that works for most people. I would very much like to have everyone onboard in the same trip and avoid both extra cost to SpecialRequesters and extra shopping days on my days off. Let me know! Once we've settled on a definite date (and the official site is updated), I'll make a new thread for the Shopping Trip.^^
Last edited by DuffyDaisuki; 06-21-2013 at 06:41 AM.