Saturday, September 7, 2013
Disneyland Birthday Party follows the format of Mickey Mouse taking his nephews and Huey, Dewey and Louie on a tour of the different lands of Disneyland. These single-page lead-ins then followed by a full story loosely based around each land (Tomorrowland, Adventureland, etc.). The inside front cover and back cover contain black and white photos of early Disneyland.
Disneyland U.S.A. has Tinker Bell as our guide thru, as she puts it, "this Enchanted Kingdom". Each of the comic stories has a Disney character on an adventure based around a Disneyland attraction. Donald is the Captain of the Columbia; Mickey Mouse scales the Matterhorn and Daisy and other female characters go on "The Scary All-Girl Safari". No photos in this issue, but there are some great puzzles in the back.
Friday, August 2, 2013
You can see the other seven cards here.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
The strips run from 1932 - 1935. We get introduced to Mickey's nephews, Morty and Ferdie Fieldmouse. (Who know their last name was Fieldmouse.) While not quite as popular as Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, Morty and Ferdie's antics make Bart Simpson look like a saint. Also, during this early era, Goofy is still referred to as Dippy.
A fantastic series. If you haven't already picked them up, jump on board before it's too late.
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Just before the opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista St. in California Adventure, the Disneyland Special Events Department sent out a postcard folder to members of the press alerting them about the upcoming event.
The accordion style folder contains 18 different images from California Adventure, Disneyland and the Disneyland Hotel. Each of the images is done in the style of the posters that are seen around both parks. Not all of the images are from the grand opening of Cars Land and Buena Vista St. The folder also points out any new attraction from 2008-2012.
It just goes to show you, that you find the best stuff when you're not looking.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
First off, I take the values within price guides with a grain of salt. Considering how long it takes for a book to go to press and then factor in a sporadic economy, which in turn affects the collectibles market, and we end up with a book whose values don't mean that much.
Now, on to the book itself.
I can't believe it's taken somebody this long to put together a Disneyana book devoted to theme park merchandise. When I first saw that it was available, my immediate reaction was "It's About Time!".
Is the book complete, meaning it contains everything sold in the Parks in the last 60 years? No, not by a long shot. When you consider that the Nickel Tour is almost 385 pages and it doesn't contain photos of every postcard, and Tomart's own Disneyana Pin Guide comes in at 175 pages, it would take volumes of books to represent everything sold in the Parks.
But, don't get me wrong. This book is freakin' awesome!