Duffy and ShellieMay Tanabata Costumes and Badges have been officially announced!!!
JAPANESE PRESS RELEASE (No photos of merchandise yet, sadly)
Tanabata is an EXTREMELY limited event from 6/24 to 7/7. Wish Lists AND transfers will be due by 6/10. I will have to go on the first day, no doubt. This is in every way a first for TDS and it only lasts two weeks, so I imagine BIG crowds and possibly very quick sell out.
Oh my gosh! Duffy and ShellieMay Tanabata!! I am very excited! If they do it in the traditional style, these will be Duffy and Shellie's first Asian costumes from TDS! I'm hoping for lots of separate pieces so that the base yukata can just be used as summer fashion — and zori sandals! I hope! I hope! That would be especially cool because then we can mix and match the yukata, obi, zori, and other accessories from year to year to make our own favorite outfits. Yukata are inherently good at this and that would make them so fun to collect. Plus, EXTREMELY limited. Plus, WISHING (which some will know is, I believe, Shellie's special power^^). Plus, Duffy and Shellie in TDS-authentic JAPANESE (I hope!!) outfits. I am swooning!
Oh, I hope the bears have their own key visual, too, with their own merch in addition to Costumes and Badges. I hope it's like Cape Cod Blossoms.
Let's fantasize! I'll start…
Memo Set that looks like the Wishing Cards from the park, with matching bear-scale Post-it's.^^
Bear-scale "Bamboo" Wishing Tree that works as room accent
Duffy Bottle with Wishing Card inside
Shellie Cockle with star motif
* Both glow-in-the-dark (Bottle with glowing sand) or light-up
**These make a great Pair Strap concept, too — I love the glowing sand!
Cape Cod Sailors' Star Almanac
*Actually a blank hardcover diary, but with classic theming
Duffy/Shellie motif Brass collapsible telescope (with screw-on kaleidoscope attachment) Bag Charm
*This would actually make a really cool Guest Creation item, selecting each of three sections and different interchangeable kaleidoscope parts
Duffy/Shellie Horoscope-themed items! — I would LOVE this!
Cookies and candies
*7 pieces each^^