Tsum Tsum Stackable Collectible Figurines

Disney and I have a partnership going that is pretty lopsided! They put out collectible whatever and I buy it. They get my money, and I get… stuff. Case in point: Tsum Tsum stackable collectible figurines!

Tsum Tsum Front Packaging

Nine in a Set

I’ve resisted branching out into the smaller plastic versions of this merchandise line after adding an assortment of the original plush versions to my collection. You can see those here. The link will take you to a Swedish Chef Tsum Tsum, but that post has a link to other plush Tsum Tsum characters as well.

Tsum Tsum Back Packaging

The Backside of Tsum Tsum

And by ‘backside’ I mean their backsides! Don’t look at Snow White, it would be rude.

Now let’s free the little critters:

Tsum Tsum Open Packaging

Who is the mystery character?

More on who the mystery character is later. In each of these sets, you get three large, three medium, and three small sizes of characters. My large characters are:

Tsum Tsum Stitch

Stitch

Tsum Tsum Snow White

Snow White

Tsum Tsum Eeyore

Eeyore

My medium characters are:

Tsum Tsum Lady

Lady

Tsum Tsum Hiro

Hiro (Mystery Character)

I was pleasantly surprised to get Hiro, as Big Hero 6 is one of my favorite Disney movies!

Tsum Tsum Buzz

Buzz Lightyear

I actually broke down and bought this set solely because of this Buzz Lightyear figure. Buzz as a tiny gerbil? Irresistible!

And finally, my small characters are:

Tsum Tsum Tiny Ones

Joy, Piglet, and Mickey Mouse

A secondary reason for buying this set was to obtain the Joy character for my wife.

These silly little things could definitely grow on me and I already realize that I will have to put up a strong fight against buying more! And how will I know what to look for?

Tsum Tsum CG Cover

Tsum Tsum Collector Guide

This little fold-out booklet comes with every set of Tsum Tsum stackable figures. What I purchased is part of the Series 2 collection:

Tsum Tsum Collector Guide

40 Characters in all!

Now keep in mind that if you want the complete series, you will have to collect 120 individual pieces, as each character comes in all three sizes of small, medium, and large. Depending on how Disney has apportioned the characters throughout the packs, you will have to buy at least 13 packs at $19.97 each. Round that up to an even $20.00 and those 13 packs are going to cost you $260.00 CAN.

Now I’m sure I’ve seen duplicates of characters in multiple packs, which means you will have to buy more packs and you will end up with duplicate characters. So I advise trading with friends!

So will you zoom zoom to the store to buy these Tsum Tsum figures?

‘Ode to Joy’ Inside Out Plush

Originally Karen and I picked a character to represent ourselves from the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. We did this tongue-in-cheek of course! Karen picked Sadness and I picked Anger. Neither character really defines us, but they looked so good in plush!

We finally decided we should add a little joy to our lives (and bedroom shelves) to remind us that even in the worst of times there can always be found a little Joy:

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I’m sure we all remember good old Friedrich Schiller who wrote the famous poem Ode to Joy in 1785. A bit before your time? Perhaps you’re more familiar with the version done by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony in 1824. Still no?

Well, lucky for you I just happen to have the lyrics to this masterpiece available for your perusal. However, some of the words seem to have been changed sometime between then and now, which I have indicated by shading the changed words in grey. I think you will agree that Mr. Schiller definitely had Joy in mind when he wrote the poem all those centuries ago:

Joy, beautiful spark of Pixar,
Daughter from Inside Out,
We enter, hearts on fire,
Inward, thy sanctuary!
Your giggles join again
What decision strictly divided;
All people become brothers,
Where your gentle laugh abides.

Who has succeeded in the great attempt,
To be an emotion’s friend,
Whoever has won a free ticket,
Add his to the jubilation!
Indeed, who calls at least one character
Theirs upon this world!
And whoever never managed, shall steal himself
Weeping away from this storyline.

All creatures think of Joy
At Disney’s behest.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her whim;
She gave us OCD and micro management,
A controlling friend to the end.
Even Anger has been granted peace,
And the animator stands before Walt!

Gladly, as Walt’s animators fly
On their courses through the dailies,
Thus, brothers, you should take your date,
As a hero and go to the movies.

You millions, she embraces you.
This Joy is for all the world!
Brothers, beyond the present box office
There must dwell the obligatory sequel.
Do you hurry to pay, you millions?
World, do you know your place?
Seek Joy in the theaters;
That is the place you must dwell.

If everyone embraced this poem, it would bring a tear of Joy to their eye, and a ton of money to Disney’s bottom line!

Disney Movie Rewards Mini-Posters

I’m not completely sure how I earned this reward but I think it had something to do with buying the Inside Out movie along with possibly the Tomorrowland movie which unlocked a special offer. The special offer was four 8″ x 10″ mini-posters. I just had to pay shipping. Here is the folder they came in:

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Nothing special there…

Two mini-posters were from Inside Out. One featured Joy:

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She just loves those memories!

The other depicts Joy and Bing Bong riding Riley’s Train of Thought:

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That would be quite the trip!

The other two were reproductions of Disneyland’s Tomorrowland attraction posters featuring

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Two of the best!

I would have thought A Small World would have been used instead of Space Mountain being as it appeared in the film.

Each mini-poster is presented on high gloss card stock and would be very suitable for framing. Well worth the three or four dollars it cost me for shipping!

Pixar’s INSIDE OUT Zanai Chocolate Eggs

Zanai has done it again! Just when I think I can resist their chocolate eggs, they go and make them irresistable by adding Disney or Pixar characters I just have to have:

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Two ways to view chocolate: Joy and Fear!

I recently stopped off at a local convenience store to pick up a chocolate bar (because I didn’t get up early enough to make breakfast or lunch for later) and noticed the Zanai chocolate display. There was a Barbie set, some generic-toy set, but in amongst them were just two remaining Inside Out eggs. And just like that, they were mine!

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Fear wasn’t too excited about the unwrapping process

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The capsule with the prize inside

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One eraser (left) and one pendant (right)

Anger (above left) is, of course, one of the main characters from Inside Out. I was hoping for something that would depict him!

Rainbow Unicorn (above right) is a character who lives in Riley’s mind at Dream Productions, where she stars in Riley’s dreams. She was notably in a dream titled Fairy Dream Adventure Part 7. Joy is apparently a huge fan of her. She is the second Pixar character to be a unicorn after Buttercup from Toy Story 3.

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Here is the full line of collectibles for this set

I haven’t found the remaining characters yet, but I am keeping a look-out for them. If you would like to see more Zanai chocolate eggs, and the characters within, please read our post entitled  Disney’s Frozen Zanai Chocolate Eggs.

DMR: Inside Out POP!s

Go ahead, just try to figure that title out! DMR stands for Disney Movie Rewards, which we’ve been members of from the beginning. We’ve redeemed points for many great rewards, the latest being these wonderful POP! figures featuring the characters from Disney/Pixar’s hit movie Inside Out:

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Anger, Joy, and Sadness

The POP! line of figures hasn’t appealed to me over all, but this series has caught my interest, mainly because of Anger (me) and Sadness (my wife). Yes, we have a quirky and wonderful home life!

But more about that later, eh? Let’s take a closer look at these figures first:

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Inside Out POP 008

Dressed like someone in management = Anger Management

Of the five main emotions in Inside Out, Anger is the one I liked the most. So no, I’m not always angry! But I just love this red (my favorite colour) hot head who just wants a chance to say that one swear word he knows. Because it’s a good one!

Inside Out POP 006     Inside Out POP 003

Inside Out POP 010

“OK, I’m positive we’ll get lost!”

For years I’ve thought of my wife as my little Eeyore. Short and cute but a bit of a pessimist. So when another little blue character came along, with glasses no less (which my wife also wears) I just couldn’t help but tease her that I’d found a new Disney character to represent her!

OK, I gave up on getting the ‘Best Husband’ award years ago, so it’s all good!

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“Let’s turn this day around!”

Ugh. You’ve got that friend that’s always ‘up’, right? Who can live like that? Well, we learned in Inside Out that sometimes, other emotions need to be in control. A good lesson, but it is better if Joy is front and center most often!

If you are a DMR member, you can redeem 500 points to get one of these figures. As of this writing, only the three figures above are available, with the final three of the series coming soon. And they are:

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Disgust, Fear, and Bing Bong

I’m assuming by the numbering that there has been 137 POP! vinyl figures released since this line of merchandise was introduced by Funko. The line includes non-Disney characters as well.

So will you be adding some emotions to your Disney collection?