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8 de abril de 2017

Souvenir Refillable Wine Glasses Available at Epcot’s World Showcase

Guests who enjoy sampling wines while visiting Epcot’s World Showcase, will now be able to purchase refillable souvenir wine glasses. Beginning, Sunday, April 9 the souvenir glasses will be on sale at Weinkiller (Germany pavilion), La Bottega Italiana (Italy pavilion), and Les Vins de France (France pavilion) in World Showcase at Epcot. A selection of still wines from each of the listed countries can be enjoyed in these acrylic souvenir glasses. The glasses will sell for $5.00 each, including tax. Wine pours are purchased separately. These new dishwasher safe glasses make a great souvenir as well as are touted as reducing the amount of plastic used in the park.
Would you pay $5 for a souvenir wine glass? Let us know in the comment box below.
Source: WDWNT
Photo Credit: Walt Disney World Resort

30 de octubre de 2015

"Disney Halloween, Be Inspired: New Duracell Star Wars Christmas commercial hits me right in the feels

I think we might already have a contender for the best Christmas commercial of 2015.

The “Battle for Christmas Morning” commercial from Duracell features two kids living out their Star Wars dreams as they take on Stormtroopers, Tie Fighters, and the rest of the dark side thanks to the power of their imagination (and Duracell batteries, ‘natch!)

This was pretty much me as a kid. If it was you too, I don’t blame you for getting a little emotional. I sure did.

Source: The Disney Blog

6 de octubre de 2015

Fanclubdis, Be Inspired - Editor’s Picks: Our 5 Favorite Merchandise Items from Epcot Food and Wine Festival

There are many things to do at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and most of them involve tasting delicious foods with reckless abandon. (This is how we spent our very first Food and Wine Festival last week.) The 20th anniversary festival, running until November 16, also offers much in the way of exclusive merchandise that you can only buy on site. These are our favorite items:

Chef’s Hat With Remy

There are other, subtler chef hats available at this year’s Epcot International Food and Wine Festival (many featuring the 2015 logo), but none of them have a tiny stuffed rat sticking out of the brim. Remy makes a perfect mascot for Food and Wine, since he loves to cook and lives in France (one of the countries in World Showcase and home to one of our favorite Food and Wine treats–the escargot-stuffed croissant). This year’s Food and Wine is even more suited for Remy, since he’s the star of his own interactive game: Remy’s Ratatouille Hide and Squeak (more details to come), which has turned out to be one of our favorite aspects of Food and Wine. All of the above is why the Chef’s Hat with Remy is one of the premiere collectables from this year’s Food and Wine Festival.

Plastic Tray

When you walk around to the different kiosks in World Showcase, sampling the region-specific delicacies, they hand you an individual platter or plate. But sometimes it’s hard to find a table (especially during the busier phases, like around dinner or lunch), which means you have to be an excellent improviser or a tidy eater-on-the-go. If you are neither, you might want to invest in the awesome plastic tray that allows you to walk and chomp with confidence and pride. It’s really sturdy, with an additional cup holder that allows for you to calmly place your beverage of choice down while eating, and is embossed with the logo for this year’s Food and Wine Festival. It’s all around a no-brainer, especially since it’s compact enough to fit in most bags and incredibly affordable.

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival Cook Book

For the 20th anniversary of the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, the yearly cookbook got a little heftier, with 50 pages of history, photos and memories from the entire run of the festival. The recipes included in the book go all the way back to the 1996 inaugural Food and Wine Festival and features many of the signature dishes from the Festival’s history (the book is credited to Pam Brandon and the Disney Chefs, including Epcot Executive Chef Gregg Hannon).

Chef Figment Plush

In many ways Figment is Epcot’s signature character. The adorable purple dragon originally debuted in the Journey into Imagination ride on March 5, 1983, and unlike other original Epcot mascots (like SMRT-1 or Gyro), Figment has stuck around and still resides within the Imagination Pavilion (in a different, but thematically similar, attraction). So it makes sense that he would be seen as the symbol for Food and Wine. We love his little chef’s hat and apron and we’ll happily jump on any reason to get another Figment plush.

Reusable Cutlery

This, along with the tray, is something that is practical and fun, which means that it’s totally essential. While the festival has made the plastic cutlery available at Food and Wine wonderfully eco-friendly (the forks and knives are made out of recycled materials and then will be recycled once the trash is sorted), you can go one step further and buy your own cutlery to use during your time at Food and Wine. The set includes a fork, knife and spoon and is housed in a nifty plastic container (embossed with the Food and Wine logo for 2015), so that means your cutlery will be protected when you throw them back in your bag. They’re easily washable, stylish, and cool. If you’re serious about Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, then this is a must-get.

Post and Photos courtesy of “Disney Insider”

8 de julio de 2015

Reminder: Hallmark’s Ornament Launch In July Is Not Christmas Creep

We take a firm stand against Holiday Creep, which is when retailers start to merchandise and decorate for a given holiday months in advance. The offending holiday is usually, but not always, Christmas. Every year around this time, we hear from exasperated shoppers who walk by a Hallmark gift shop and see their display of new Christmas ornaments, leading our readers to wonder what this world is coming to. Yet Hallmark’s Christmas displays aren’t what they seem.

Reader Anthony snapped this photo at the Mall of America last Friday, and was understandably surprised to see Christmas decorations out before Independence Day. That’s just because he doesn’t understand the ancient and mysterious ways of Hallmark ornament collectors.

Way back in 2009, we first learned about Hallmark’s terrible Christmas tradition. “We’ve been holding Ornament Premiere in July for 15+ years,” a Hallmark representative explained to Consumerist, explaining why the company needed to hold its Christmas ornament premiere during July. That means now the company has been at it for more than 20 years, and they claim that the early introduction of these ornaments isn’t meant to make ordinary shoppers think about the holiday.

“The premiere event is mainly for ornament collectors, and yes, there are a lot of them, that shop year-round,” the same Hallmark representative explained to us back in 2009. “They would be really happy if put out the next year’s ornaments on December 26, but we wait until July.”

Maybe they could try that in the future, or perhaps they could even start putting out items for the following Christmas before Thanksgiving, achieving peak Christmas Creep and causing the whole idea of marketing to collapse on itself.

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27 de marzo de 2015

Hallmark News: Celebration Anaheim 2015: Hallmark Exclusives

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (March 25, 2015) — Hallmark is doubling up on excitement at this year's Star Wars Celebration with a pair of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and a pair of the popular itty bittys® plush collectibles to be available exclusively at the fan event. The two-packs will be sold in limited quantities each day of the event, scheduled April 16-19 at Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.

An Epic Vision is the name of the Keepsake Ornament two-pack that features Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader locked in a heated lightsaber duel as inspired by the styling of famed artist Ralph McQuarrie in preproduction art for Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Nearly 40 years since their creation, McQuarrie's original visions for the Star Wars galaxy of characters, craft and planets continues to inspire and delight fans. An Epic Vision has a total production run of 2,000 and sales will be limited to 500 per day ($40 per set).

 Bossk and Dengar join Hallmark's itty bittys line with a Celebration-exclusive two-pack of the fearsome bounty hunters seen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. More than a dozen heroes, villains and creatures of Star Wars are now among the iconic characters of film, comics and television to appear as sweetly and uniquely styled plush itty bittys exclusively in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and online at This bounty hunter two-pack has a total production run of 2,200 and sales will be limited to 550 per day ($20 per set). Limited quantity buttons featuring a sneak peek of the newest Star Wars itty bittys collectors set will also be given out at the Hallmark booth (#1434). There are four designs – one for each day of the convention – that will be given away daily in limited quantities of 1,000 of each design. A fifth, secret variant design, will be in limited quantities of 500. Visit the Hallmark booth at Star Wars Celebration to learn more. For more information on Keepsake Ornaments, itty bittys and Hallmark's other Star Wars products, visit your local Hallmark Gold Crown store or go online at Read More:

24 de enero de 2015

Hallmark News: Hallmark Planning Mini-Stores Inside JCPenney Locations

After a year of discussions and a pilot program in 15 stores, JCPenney and Hallmark are pleased to announced that they might be moving in together. Well, sort of. Hallmark mini-stores may join Sephora and Disney mini-stores inside hundreds of JCPenney locations across the country. If you’ve seen the existing Sephora stores in JCPenney locations, you know how this would work: mini-stores have their own staff and are stocked with a smaller selection of the same merchandise as a full-size store. At the same time, they use the same payment system as the rest of the store, so you don’t need to buy your corduroys and your cards at separate registers. “Hallmark was so perfect for the Penney customer. Hallmark has a great legacy, similar to J.C. Penney,” JCPenney’s senior vice president for the home section told the Dallas Morning News. We’re not sure whether that’s meant as an optimistic statement about the chains’ futures together, or a passive-aggressive burn calling the customers of both chains old. If we had to guess, it’s probably the former. A Hallmark executive pointed out that greeting cards in department stores are nothing new: Hallmark once sold large amounts of cards at JCPenney, and now has large shelves inside other retailers in addition to its own card and gift stores. The greeting card business really only has one competitor: not sending a card at all.Read More:

11 de enero de 2015

Hallmark News: Barbie makes a comeback at Hallmark

Hallmark Cards Inc. and Mattel are working together once again. The two brands announced a new licensing agreement Wednesday, which includes Mattel's Barbie, Hot Wheels, Monster High and Ever After High brands. The agreement gives Hallmark the rights to produce holiday ornaments and plush toys in the U.S. and Canada. Hallmark and Mattel previously had licensing agreements from 1993 to 2012. "It's beyond exciting to have Barbie back at Hallmark," Cindy Mahoney, vice president of Hallmark Licensing, said in a statement. "The iconic Barbie brand is so beloved by families and collectors alike, particularly Holiday Barbie. And get ready, because we have some creative, quality products planned to celebrate Barbie's return." Read More:

25 de diciembre de 2014

Hallmark Channel News: These Salvador Dali Christmas cards outraged Hallmark shoppers in 1960

Surrealism and Christmas cards are a strange combination, as artist Salvador Dali proved in 1960. Hallmark began reproducing the paintings and designs of contemporary artists on its Christmas cards in the late 1940s, an initiative that was led by company founder Joyce Clyde Hall. The art of Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe all took a turn on Hallmark’s Christmas cards. Or a Christmas tree made of butterflies on a barren plane: Hall’s mission was noble: Sharing artistic masterpieces with average Americans. “So, through the ‘unsophisticated art’ of greeting cards, the world’s greatest masters were shown to millions of people who might otherwise not have been exposed to them,” Hall wrote in his autobiography. By 1959, Dali had agreed to join the fold, with several stipulations. He asked for $15,000 in cash in advance for 10 greeting card designs, with no suggestions from Hallmark for the subject or medium, no deadline and no royalties. Though very popular at the time, Dali was known for his eccentric behavior and publicity stunts. He was frequently involved with commercial work later in his life, and his demands for payment got larger with time. For Alejandro Jodorosky’s “Dune,” for example, a sci-fi extravaganza that was planned but never made in the 1970s, Dali demanded $100,000 an hour to play the emperor of the universe, since that would make him the highest paid actor in Hollywood. The filmmakers agreed to employ him for an hour and planned to use a robot to film the rest of his scenes. Dali eventually submitted 10 images to Hallmark, mostly Surrealist renditions of the Christmas tree and the Holy Family. While the images are striking and beautiful, they show that Surrealism and Christmas cards are strange bedfellows. Some of the images are vaguely unsettling – for example, this headless angel playing a lute: Or this scene of the three wise men, which is fairly serene except for an extremely dramatic camel: Unsettling imagery was, perhaps, to be expected. The whole point of Surrealism was to shake up the conscious mind by juxtaposing irrational images and concepts, in an effort to release the creative potential of the subconscious — not exactly Hallmark's typical mission. Hallmark felt that only two of the 10 designs might have public appeal. The images below, "The Nativity" and "Madonna and Child," were put in to production. Dali’s surrealist take on Christmas proved a bit too avant garde for the average greeting card buyer. While his images would have been wildly successful in an art gallery, in the card aisle they caused a public outcry, Doug Storer, a radio producer, talent agent and writer, wrote in the Evening Independent in 1981. Hallmark ultimately pulled the cards from the racks. The several hundred Dali Hallmark cards that are still in existence have become rare collectors’ items. Read More:

17 de diciembre de 2014

Hallmark Channel News: Sports-figure ornaments are stars of Hallmark’s Keepsake collection

Would you like to have Tony Gonzalez hanging out under your Christmas tree? This year, you can make that happen, thanks to Hallmark Cards’ Keepsake Ornament collection. Gonzalez, the Kansas City Chiefs’ tight end who later played for the Atlanta Falcons, is one of nine NFL football players to become a keepsake ornament in the 2014 sports collection. And he’s the only player this year available in two versions — one for each team he played for. Like Gonzalez, the Keepsake Ornament line has had a stellar career. The line started in 1973 with just six decorations. This year, there are more than 400 items, including the sports figures. The decorations are true collector’s items as they only appear for one year through Hallmark. Past ornaments can be found through outside vendors who collect them for resale. Many ornaments are interactive, including sound and light elements. Hallmark has a Keepsake Ornament Club with 60,000 members across the country. Members pay $25, which gives them special access to these designer ornaments, regular newsletters and events. “We have such a broad range of ornaments, and it’s a great way for customers to keep memories,” said Beth Dorr, Keepsake product developer and associate merchandise manager. According to Hallmark research, among the top reasons for buying and displaying Christmas ornaments are commemorating a milestone such as the birth of a child or grandchild, to pass along as an heirloom, and to express their own personality and interests. Adding the sports lineup to the ornament collection in 1995 seemed a natural. “It’s a great way to capture those special sports memories,” Dorr said. “Players are iconic and have a big following.” NFL roster Gonzalez, now retired, this year is joined by a roster of active NFL Players: Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos, Frank Gore of the San Francisco 49ers; Tom Brady of the New England Patriots; Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks; Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens; and Aaron Rodgers of the Green Packers. Other retired players this are Michael Strahan of the New York Giants and Franco Harris of the Pittsburg Steelers. The sports line has athletes from other sports including baseball, basketball and hockey. The 2014 line includes former New York Yankees Reggie Jackson and the National Hockey League’s Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers. Half of the sports line was released in July and the rest in October. How is Gonzalez performing in sales? “At this point … there are more fans nationwide of Tony Gonzalez in his Kansas City Chiefs uniform than in his Atlanta Falcons gear,” said Dorr. “Kansas City Chiefs fans are definitely passionate about their team and showing their allegiances.” The sports figures retail for $17.95 each and are available at some Hallmark stores as well as on line. Over the years, the line has included NBA, MLB and NHL players as well as those from the NFL. The line features both current and “legendary” players, those that have had an impact on their sport over time. To date three Chiefs players have appeared in uniform as Keepsake Ornaments: Joe Montana, Marcus Allen and Gonzalez. For the Royals, Hall of Famer George Brett made his debut as a 1992 ornament. Among the players that appeared in earlier years was Montana, who played most of his career and collected his Super Bowl rings with the San Francisco 49ers. He played later for Kansas City, and re-appeared as an ornament in Chiefs uniform in 1995. Montana returned again in 1998, this time commemorating his college days in his Notre Dame uniform. Just last year, Marcus Allen appeared twice — as both a Kansas City Chief and an Oakland Raider. “I was honored to be included,” Allen said in a recent interview from his home in California. “Whether it was as a Raider or a Chief, it was great to be under someone’s tree.… I love both and I loved my teammates.” Gonzalez declined to comment on his appearance as an ornament. When the sports line began, Hallmark worked directly with particular players and their agents to work out agreements to use their image for the ornaments. In recent years, the process switched over to NFL Players, the licensing and marketing arm of the NFL Players Association, the players union. Hallmark now has a licensing agreement with the organization. “We represent players’ rights — intellectual property, their name, their number, their likeness and their signature,” said Steve Scebelo, vice president of marketing, licensing and business development. “We strike license agreements with Hallmark on behalf of all the players. Then we distribute the royalties to the players.… The player (on the ornament) will receive a greater portion of the sales but it goes into a pool that all share.” Extensive research goes into selecting which players to make into Keepsake Ornaments. About 18 months out, Dorr and two other members of the Hallmark team — Charles Young, art director of the sports line and product development manager of the Keepsake Ornaments, and Brenda Gfeller, lead licensing account executive — begin discussions. “We really watch the season and see who goes to the Pro Bowl or Super Bowl,” Young said. “We want to give as much variety and authenticity” as possible. Scebelo of NFL Players also works closely with the Hallmark team on the project. “You want players that resonate nationally,” he said. “Fantasy football has had a big impact on merchandise sales.” The list of players to appear in the 2015 line is under wraps until the April release of the Keepsake Ornament Dream Book. Making the ornaments So how do you capture a large-than-life professional athlete like Gonzalez – who stands 6 feet 5 inches — into a 6-inch, Styrene figurine suitable for Christmas tree hanging? That falls to the artistic talents of Young, who studies each player looking for signature moves and stances. “For Tony Gonzalez, he’s known for his leaping ability and his reliable hands,” Young said. “I look for a pose that I want and a facial expression I want.” Young incorporated those characteristics into Gonzalez’s ornament design. He also examines many photos and videos of his subject. “Based on those photo references, I’ll work with internal and external sculptors to create a model,” Young said. “After that, we’ll send to the NFL and the players for approval.” Once the design is approved, a steel mold is built to create the ornament. “It can take up to three months to make the mold,” Young said. The actual ornaments are manufactured in China. A limited number are produced and sent back to the United States for distribution. The annual line is introduced in July with half of the ornaments available on store shelves; the rest is released in October, closer to the holiday season. The ornaments come in a package that often includes information about the player, but they do not include a hook for actually hanging them on the tree. The sports line within Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornaments continues to grow. “The NFL does very well for us, and that’s why we broadened our base,” Dorr said. The group has pondered adding even more sports to the lineup, such as Olympic athletes or World Cup players. Currently, there are no collegiate players featured in the line, and with good reason, Gfeller said. “We don’t have collegiate licenses; we have investigated it,” she said. “Where we are is where we want to focus our resources. “We’re in a good place in terms of the number of players we do,” Young added. Because of the timing of the World Series in October, there wasn’t time to incorporate anything Royals in the Keepsake Ornament line. But the company didn’t strike out in commemorating the baseball team’s amazing run. Hallmark is offering a blue glass ornament complete with “2014” etched on it, along with additional silver charms that can be personalized to say “Royals.” Read More:

12 de diciembre de 2014

Hallmark Channel News: Hallmark itty bittys® Flying Off Store Shelves

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 4, 2014) — Hallmark itty bittys® may be just four inches tall, but they are bringing big customer demand to Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide. Conceived by a Hallmark designer while doodling during a brainstorm, itty bittys are tiny plush collectible characters with big consumer appeal. Hallmark has sold more than 1 million itty bittys in the United States and has increased production to keep up with retail demand. This year, sales to date of itty bittys in Hallmark Gold Crown corporate stores are 600 percent higher than 2013. itty bittys In Good Company The Hallmark itty bittys collection has grown from eight characters at launch to more than 50 popular characters from a variety of licensors and properties, including DC Comics™, The Wizard of Oz™ and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer® (available in October), as well as favorite super heroes, princesses and characters from popular movies. "We've tapped Hallmark's extensive licensing portfolio to create themed collections of popular characters in a format that is cute and fun ... and with a big ‘aww' factor," said John X. Watson, president – Hallmark Retail. "This feels very similar to the crazes of the ‘80s and ‘90s with the rapid increase in sales, some characters selling out, and the requests from consumers for what new itty bittys we should add to the line." New itty bittys characters are released throughout the year and will eventually be retired. Some itty bittys are limited editions, such as Glinda the Good Witch™ and the Wicked Witch of the West™ (in stores now), which are available only for a limited time and often sell out quickly. Seasonal releases tied to holidays, such as Valentine's Day, Easter and Christmas, also are sold for a limited time. This holiday season, Hallmark also is partnering with Toys for Tots to provide customers a small way to make a big difference. For every purchase of an individual Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®, Santa Claus, Clarice® or Bumble® itty bittys character, Hallmark will donate $1 to Toys for Tots. Read More:

2 de julio de 2014

10 Clothes And Accessories Inspired By Betty Cooper Of Archie Comics

I’ve loved Archie Comics ever since I was a little kid. I’m not sure what is about them. I never really laughed out loud reading them, but they were always great for some light humor. Also, I had a huge crush on Jughead, but that’s another story entirely. They’re just fun little reads, you know? Nothing more, nothing less.
But you know what’s really fun? Asking someone if they’re more of a Betty Cooper or a Veronica Lodge. You know, Betty is the blonde, All-American girl next door. Veronica is the fiesty, rich brunette. They’re besties, they have the same taste in terrible men (‘sup, Archie?) and they’re both very different. Personally, I’m more of a Veronica, but I’ve got love for Betty, too! Especially her cute, carefree and comfortable style profile. If you’re more of a Betty girl, too, check out this roundup of 10 clothes and accessories that totally invoke her spirit.
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27 de mayo de 2014

10 Clothes And Accessories For A Mermaid Inspired Look

Summertime is on the horizon, which means that there’s no better time than now to indulge in nautical activities. You know, going to the beach, riding a boat, chillin’ with mermaids…the usual. Yeah, mermaids. Okay, even if you’re not really chillin’ with our friends from under the sea, you have to admit they’re dope. I mean, sure, some myths tell tales of mermaids luring sailors to their deaths but other than that, their hair is always lookin’ on point and Ariel is pretty cool, too. So if you’re into mermaids or just love a mix of pastels and jewel tones, check out these 10 clothes and accessories for a mermaid inspired look.

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Love It Up News: Season 2 Episode 8: CUTE: Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron and Laura Marano Congratulate Zendaya.

How sweet! Last night after Zendaya picked up a Kid’s Choice Award for Favorite TV Star, her fellow nominees, Debby Ryan, Dove Cameron an...