Another Stuffed Figment!

In the post entitledĀ Flea Market Find: Stuffed Figment, I presentedĀ a stuffed Figment I found at the flea market.
Well, recently, I found this at the same persons table.
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Although it was marked $12, the woman recognized me, and remembered me asking if she had any more Figment. She had brought this just for me! The really wonderful part of this story, however, is she only asked me for $1 for it!
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Why does it have Disneyland on it’s tag along with Walt Disney World? Did they sell Figment at Disneyland? Why?
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A little Disney magic at the flea market!
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100 Years of Magic in Glass

In 2001-2002, Disney celebrated what would have been Walt Disney’s 100th birthday with the 100 Years of Magic Celebration.
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McDonald’s released this glassy, er, classy, set of glasses.
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Each of the four glasses featured a park icon, with movie and character trivia, and even a quote from Walt!
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This first glass features Spaceship Earth.
Park Trivia: EPCOT originally stood for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow
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The Walt Disney quote: “Today we are shapers of the world of tomorrow.”
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Movie Trivia: Buzz Lightyear said “To Infinity and Beyond” only 2 times in “Toy Story”
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Character trivia: Belle is the French word for beauty.
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The inside bottom of the glass.
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This glass displays Cinderella Castle.
Park trivia: Tinker Bell starts the fireworks nightly at the Magic Kingdom.
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The Walt Disney quote: “Fantasy…lies beyond the reach of time.”
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Pinocchio had to be “brave, truthful and unselfish” to become a real boy.
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Dumbo’s real name was actually “Jumbo Jr.”.
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Bambi was taught that “twitterpated” meant falling in love.
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Park Trivia for this next glass: There are 325 animal carvings on The Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
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The Walt Disney quote: “…nature herself writes the most interesting stories”
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Goofy-first known as “Dippy Dawg”-stars in “Mickey’s Jammin’ Jungle” Parade.
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“Simba” is the Swahili word for “lion”.
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The outside bottom of the glass.
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Mickey’s Sorcerer Hat at the Disney Studios is 122 ft. tall.
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“Kiss Me” were the only words ever spoken by Pluto.
Donald’s middle name is “Fauntleroy.”
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“…it was all started by a mouse.” Walt Disney
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Here’s to the next 100 years of Disney Magic!
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Walt Disney World’s 20th Press Kit

I don’t know where I got this Walt Disney World 20th Anniversary Press Kit. I also don’t remember what I paid for it.
What I do know is, it’s a fascinating look at a very exciting time in Walt Disney World history.
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Let’s turn the handle and see what pops up.
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Roger Rabbit! A character now sadly absent at Walt Disney World.
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Inside is a packet of information, and a small calendar covering park hours for the 3 gates at that time, The Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, and Disney-MGM Studio from October 1991 to January 1992.
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The information included would make anyone interested in Disney park history, drool.
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  • An overview of some of the new surprises awaiting guests, such as “Spectromagic” and “Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3-D”.
  • 20 reasons to visit Walt Disney World, such as “Surprise in the Skies” a daytime extravaganza above and around Epcot’s World Showcase, and “Sorcery in the Sky”, a fireworks display at Disney-MGM Studios.
  • 2 pages of Milestones, Attendance Marks, and Attraction Opening dates.
  • Park statistics and employment info. 33,000 employees at that time!
  • Pricing. A one day ticket? $33. 4 day pass? $111. Annual Pass? $190!
  • Personalities available for interviews, such as Michael Eisner, Frank Wells, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Roy E. Disney.
  • A list of the celebrities that would be in the “Parade of Stars” in the 20 Year Homecoming Celebration at Disney-MGM Studios. Stars such as, Sally Struthers, Art Linkletter, and Eva Gabor!
  • Golf Course info
  • Information about a new concept in family vacationing called the Disney Vacation Club.

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And if that wasn’t enough, there is a plethora of 8×10 glossy photographs, with information on the back.
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The 20th Anniversary “Surprise” Celebration Parade.
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Dinosaurs, I confess, I never ever watched.
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Before it was Old Key West, it was the Disney Vacation Club Resort.
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Muppets!
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I hope Spectromagic returns soon!
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I had the great fortune to see most of the attractions described and shown here, and I must say, a lot of it is missed. The “Surprise” parade in the Magic Kingdom was amazing, and “Surprise in the Skies” at Epcot was also spectacular. And while I know “Fantasmic” is incredibly popular, I am not a fan of the crowds, and preferred “Sorcery in the Sky” at the Studios.
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Also included is a Vacation Guide.
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The back cover of the folder.
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I hope you enjoyed this trip with me down memory lane.
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Grumpy Before Coffee

Truer words have never been spoken, written, or typed.
I need coffee in the morning, and am Grumpy until I get it. And so is Grumpy.
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I collect Hallmark ornaments, especially favorite Disney characters, such as Grumpy, so I’m not even sure how I missed this ornament when it was initially released in 2007.
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Maybe I hadn’t had my coffee yet?
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I was very happy to get him off of eBay recently.
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Ironically, I am a morning person, but I agree with the sentiment that someone should brew me up some coffee so it’s ready upon waking.
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Now, please excuse us, Grumpy and I need a cup of coffee.
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Mighty Ducks Merchandise

As anyone who knows me will tell you, I’m not really a sports fan. I’ll watch the occasional baseball or football game, but that’s as far as it goes. So, what possessed me to purchase this Mighty Duck’s merchandise? Where did I get it, and what did it cost?.
I have no idea.
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I enjoyed the movie, but couldn’t tell you one thing about it now, except that it’s a movie about a hockey team starring Emilio Estevez. As a Disney Store Cast Member at that time, I felt obligated to see all the Disney Movies being released so I could discuss them with guests. At least that was my excuse.
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Back to the merchandise.
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Disney founded the Mighty Ducks Hockey team in 1993. I know this from this ornament, which tells me the Ducks inaugural season is 93-94. An ornament? Really? At least it’s festive, with the confetti inside and all.

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Maybe I bought this Matchbox car because it was a Limited Edition?

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And then there is the hockey puck. If I remember correctly, I actually bought the case separately. The little cash register is dinging in my brain.

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Another classic example of, “What was I thinking?”
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Walt Disney World’s 40th Ornaments

October 1st, Walt Disney World celebrated its 40th anniversary, and really terrific merchandise started showing up earlier this year, including ornaments.
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These were purchased at The Emporium in the Magic Kingdom back in April.
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Both collages, especially the one on the ball ornament, appeared on a wide range of merchandise, from t-shirts, hats and bags to address books and photo albums.
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I think this Cinderella Castle collage is actually my favorite of the two. This ornament is porcelain and measures about 3.5 inches.
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This light weight ornament seems to be made of heavy cardboard, and has a red bow and a 40th anniversary medallion on it’s hanger.
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Here is to another 40 years of Walt Disney World magic!
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It’s “In the Bag”

My very favorite Disney cartoon doesn’t star any of the Fab Five. “In the Bag” stars a bear.
Humphrey the Bear.
This short is easily viewable on YouTube, and indeed, Lee linked to it back on May 9th, 2010.
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You can also get it on DVD, included on the “Walt Disney Treasures: Disney Rarities: Celebrated Shorts: 1920s-1960s” set.
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I can almost guarantee, once you see this short, the song will be stuck in your head. And don’t be surprised if you are tempted to start doing the “Humphrey Bump” with your spouse, partner,
friend, co-worker or random stranger.
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His costar in this short is Ranger J. Audubon Woodlore, voiced by Bill Thompson, voice of Mr. Smee.
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I have Beanie Characters of this duo:
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But my favorite pieces are these Walt Disney Classics Collection sculpts from 2006. They bear (no pun intended!) the Tea Cup production mark.
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Humphrey and the Ranger are prominently featured in the intro of the Mickey Mouse club, and these figures capture them at perhaps their finest. Indeed, they have a very prominent place in my living room:
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The ranger piece is titled “Beat the Drum” and measures 6 and 1/4 inches.
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Humphrey’s piece is titled “March in Step” and measures 7 and 1/4 inches.
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Now I’m off to dance with my wife.
“Da-da da-da dum, da-da da-da dum, bump, bump.”
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