It looked like we need a new thread, so here we go. First off, a higher-res image (found at dpost:
As you can see, Duffy sports an almost "photojournalist" vibe. And I think his hat may be going for best ever — I hope it's as stiff as it looks in this art. Also, note the detail on that camera. I've seen a photo somewhere of the walkaround mascot in the new SV costume. I noticed the camera, but stupidly don't seem to have saved or bookmarked it. It's out there, though. Happy hunting!
hint: スプリング•ヴォヤッジ = "Spring Voyage," ダッフィー = "Duffy," カメラ = "camera"
I strongly suspect it's gonna be a real, working mini digital camera, based on the one they used in ads back in 2012, which was a real consumer product. I hope I'm right!
I what I see of the cut of Shellie's top, but I wish it wasn't printed and I bet it's gonna be satin, which I'm not stoked about. That said, I was utterly unthrilled by the early art for Sweet Duffy this year, but it has turned out to be one of my favorite everyday wear sets of all time — maybe even number one. So I'm still cautiously optimistic about Shellie's. I like the bracelet detail, though I wonder how they'll pull that off without serious risk of loss? That will be interesting. I just have to say, too, the Mouses — especially Mickey — look snappier than ever! I'm secretly hoping Duffy gets a lapeled jacket like Mickey's, though I think that's highly unlikely with that vest. Poop.
I'll post more from the press release in a bit. Need to look at it again. Head's pounding and I don't wanna!^^ I do remember that the "picnic" theme seems to be for Cape Cod rather than the main Spring Voyage line-up. Popcorn with mini bucket was confirmed. The "your original" customizable item seems to be some kind of photo frame; I'm hoping it's like a locket.
As much as I'm looking forward to the merchandise, I was also, to be honest, a little deflated reading about the shows. They're all exactly the same. We should think of a creative way to jazz that up online throughout the event, keep things fresh. Maybe a daily poll photo contest or something?