Here's the first preview I've seen of SV merchandise. Dropping everything to go see if I can find the magazine really quick, so hopefully better photos are coming soon!
I was right about the theme being photography and cameras! I the smartphone case (but will iPhone fit?!) and the Pass Case!!! And I love the T-shirt — FINALLY ONLY BEARS, and clever design! LOVE IT!!
I'm seriously hoping the Shellie/Basket-themed "Shoulder Bag" turns out go be the same size as last year's Trunk-inspired Camera Case. If so, I'm VERY happy!
Loving all of the picnic stuff, though I wish the bag wasn't so pink. Duffy's reclining pose is adorable, and I've wanted a Pitcher/Cup Set like this forever, but kept waiting. Now I know why.^^
The costumes, though… Hm… Unless they left it out for some reason, no bottoms and no shoes. These are from that picture puzzle magazine, not DisneyFAN, so there's hope, but the price seems lowish, too. Maybe that's really it. I'll still want Shellie's (although I wish it wasn't print), but I may pass on Duffy's if it's just the vest and hat. I already have two sweater vests and two very similar hats.
Which brings me to the new (vinyl?) Totes… Oh! How I looove them!!! I mean really, really love. If I hadn't bought the small ones the first year, they'd be must-buy, but I "had" to have the larger "canvas" ones last year. They were what I wished the first had been. And now these… More durable, more practical — and they look even bigger. But I just don't know if I can buy them again.
This dilemma is why I was really hoping 2014 would be officially announced as the SV Finale. It has to be cohesive with previous years, but we're nearing danger of some things starting to feel repetitive. There are definitely some amazing, must-have items here… But I find myself wondering how they're gonna innovate next year. But if there's nothing like these Vinyl Totes next year… will I regret it?? See, dilemma!
Stop listening to my rambling and go check it out for yourself, and make sure you notice the BATH TOWEL FEATURING MOUNT PROMETHEUS COVERED IN GREEN LIKE HE'S BEEN VISITED BY THE SPRITE FROM FANTASIA 2000! — BraviSEAmo!, anyone?