Saturday, January 31, 2015

Arithmetic Card Game from USSR

Printed in the former USSR, this children's math game dates from 1987. There are 44 cards and 22 images--each is divided between two cards. Players find the two parts of the picture, place them together, and add the total number of characters that appear in the whole image.

The illustrations were created by artist Vrublevskiy, and at first glance, they appear to be generic renderings of classic fairytales, nursery rhymes, and children's stories, including the Wizard of Oz, Three Little Pigs, and Pied Piper.



One image, however, stands out within the group. Rather than depicting Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in a nonspecific illustration, the artist instead chose to recreate the actual Disney characters, probably without the company's knowledge.





Two cards placed together measure 5.3" x 3.7" (13.3 x 9.5cm). The correct sum for each pair is printed on the backside.

Images via RealTreasureBox.


Special thanks to William Stillman for the heads-up on this one.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Disneyland Etched Mirror

Purchased from the Disneyana shop at Disneyland in late 1994, this decorative mirror features several "scenes" from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Text reads, "Who's the Fairest of them All." It's current owner seems to recall that the original price was around $300. The outside frame measures 22" x 29.5".




A close-up of the Magic Mirror etched detail and the cottage setting.

Images courtesy of the Cindy Breeling Collection.


This mirror is currently for sale. If you are interested in purchasing it, contact the Filmic Light and we'll pass your information onto the owner.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Disney Villains Luggage

Made especially for Walt Disney World and Disneyland, this villains luggage case was also seen online at the Disney Store in 2014. Hard molded shell with double-zip closure. Telescopic handle mechanism and gliding in-line wheels. Artwork features the Evil Queen, Maleficent, Cruella De Vil, and Ursula. Text reads, "Girls Weekend." Measures 20'' x 13'' and 9'' deep. Retail $149.00.

Item No. 7501055880064P. Stock image copyright Disney.

Additional photo taken in May 2014 at the World of Disney Store, Downtown Disney, Florida.

Disneyland Paris Evil Queen Pop Art Pin

Pin features the Evil Queen with the shadow of her alter ego in the background. Sold at Disneyland Paris, it also appeared online at the Euro Disney Stores in November 2014. Text reads, "Who is the fairest of them all?" Measures 5cm  x 4cm. Retail £7.00 (UK), 6,99 € (France/Germany).

Item No. 207801015023P.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Hag Bust by Britto

A colorful Hag Bust by Britto. Stone resin. Measures 5" high x 5.5" long x 4.125 deep. Introduced to retailers in September 2014. Estimated availability is March 2015. Distributed by Enesco.

Enesco item No. 4039140.


Stock images copyright Enesco/Disney.

2005 Evil Queen Plush from Japan

This cute little Evil Queen plush doll comes from Japan and was available only as a game prize in the 2005 Sega Villain Series. Approximately 9" tall crown to feet.


Images and info via hmdoombuggy.


In an earlier Archive entry, see a Sega Stitch-as-Snow White plush, as well as Scrump-as-Evil Queen.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Theme Park Embossed Dopey Mug

Dopey Disneyland Resort Coffee Mug. Seen on ebay in 2014 (possibly dates earlier than this). Embossed Dopey design on two sides. Purple rim with yellow interior. Ceramic. Holds 16 oz., stands 4.5" tall. Made in Thailand.




Also available at Walt Disney World.


2014 Grumpy Mugs & Tumblers

Grumpy Mug sold at Walt Disney World Resort. Also online at the Disney Store in May 2014. Ceramic. Holds 16 oz., measures 4.5' high x 3.5'' diameter. Retail $12.95.

Item No. 7509055880666P.

Stock images copyright Disney.



Grumpy Duo Mug. Euro Disney Stores, June 2014. Ceramic. 10.5cm tall x 10cm across. £8.00 (UK).

Item No. 416028792214P.




Large 'Grumpy Old Man' Mug. Euro Disney Stores. July 2014. Stoneware. 12cm x 8.5cm. £8.00 (UK).

Item No. 416029477622P.




Grumpy Mug with Plush. US Disney Store, October 2014. Ceramic. Holds 12 oz., 5'' x 3.25''. Plush: Polyester with plastic pellets. 8'' high. The set for $14.95.

Item No. 6551011372914P.





"Little Grumpy - Very Grumpy" Mug. Disney Store October 2014. Ceramic. Holds 12 oz., 4.25" x 4" across rim. $12.95.

Item No. 6551011372886P.




Grumpy Tumbler with Straw. Disney Store October 2014. Double wall, twist-tight lid with hole for straw. BPA free plastic. Holds 16 oz., 6.5'' (not including straw) x 4'' diameter. $7.95.

Item No. 6551047922890P.



"Grumpy and Proud of It" Travel Mug. Euro Disney Stores February 2014. Metal finish. Measures 18cm tall x 8cm across. £6.00 (UK).

  Item No. 416027806929P.




Grumpy Travel Mug. US Disney Store May 2014. Aluminum exterior, insulated plastic liner. Holds 16 oz.,
7.25'' x 3.25''. $8.95.

Item No. 6551002412738P.


Compare these with the 2011-2013 designs in an earlier Archive entry. Also see the 2014 Jerry Leigh drinkware.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Jerry Leigh Grumpy Keychains

Grumpy keychains that were available to retailers via the 2014 Jerry Leigh wholesale catalog.




Stock images copyright Jerry Leigh.


Pins, tees and mugs were among some of the other items produced by Jerry Leigh in 2014.

Jerry Leigh Grumpy Mugs & Glasses

These mugs and glasses were available in the 2014 Jerry Leigh wholesale merchandise catalog.

Grumpy Proud Since 1937.





Grumpy.




Grumpy Is My Name, Attitude Is My Game.




Grumpy Is My Name, Attitude Is My Game.




This Is My Happy Face.

Stock images copyright Jerry Leigh.


Among other things, Jerry Leigh also produced pinstees and keychains.