Sunday, June 26, 2011

Star Wars Vintage Plush Ewoks 1980's & 1991

On June 3, 2011 Star Tours 2.0 "The Adventures Continue" celebrated its grand opening at Disneyland. I am currently pregnant and won't be able to ride until next year, but I hear great things from friends and family. I can't wait to give the Starspeeder a spin!

In the meantime I can enjoy my vintage plush Ewoks. This first Ewok is from the 80's. It's missing it's hang tag, but tush tag is still intact. I purchased it from a second hand toy store for $5.

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This second Ewok is dated 1991. I purchased it in Disneyland at The Star Trader. This store still sells Ewoks (they look the same as this one) and many other Star Wars and Star Tours toys and collectibles!

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

75th Anniversary Donald Duck Plush

This day in history 1934 -- Donald Duck makes his big screen debut in Walt Disney's 45th Silly Symphony cartoon The Wise Little Hen.

Throughout Donald's history he has been given three different birth dates. According to the Disney canon Donald's official birthday is June 9, 1934 (the day he debuted in The Wise Little Hen). In The Three Caballeros (1944) his birthday is "Friday the 13th" and the reason for all his bad luck. In Donald's Happy Birthday short (1949) his birthday is given as March 13.

Here is a special Donald Duck plush, number 2166/2400, we bought at Disneyland in 2009 for his 75th anniversary. He is not played with, but I allowed Nathaneal to hug him for these photos. He loves Donald! :)

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