Sorcerer Mickey Thimble: Goodwill

IMG_0323While Alec and I were roaming around Goodwill, a common occurrence, we happened upon some Disney characters in the form of pewter thimbles. Knowing my mom is a bid fan of Sorcerer Mickey, I opted to buy him (seeing as each thimble was $10, I figured I’d rather just get one). They did have Minnie, Donald, and Goofy available as well.

 

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Mickey Hat: Five Below

While Alec and I were browsing around Saturday, I thought it would be fun to drop by Five Below and look for tsum tsum. Unfortunately, there were no tsum tsum worthwhile (apart from a few I already had, but the tsum stash appeared to be pretty dry). However, we did stumble across this cute Mickey hat for (you guessed it) five dollars.

The hat itself is a snap back and the Mickey is kind of like one of those iron on embroidered decals you can find at your local craft store. So the Mickey itself is embroidered onto the hat, more so stuck on. So while I wouldn’t call this the highest quality hat, for $5 one can’t really complain. Plus it isn’t something to worry about or get upset over if it gets blown off at the parks.

So if you’re looking for a nice, inexpensive hat for your next Disney trip, look no further! I can’t wait until we get some good use out of it at the parks!

Tsum Tsum Subscription: Oliver and Company (August 2017)

It’s that time again! And this time, it’s better than ever! Oliver and Company is one of my all time favorite movies. Although the beginning always has me feeling a little sad, the movie picks up and has a wonderful ending. It’s seriously one of the cutest films, in my opinion.

I am so pleased that the past two months’ boxes Disney has decided to go with lesser known classics because I feel that we are really starting to get some unique, awesome tsums out of it.

While I loved the Little Mermaid as a kid (I always wanted to be Ariel for Halloween but my mom would always direct me to other ideas that didn’t involve showing off my little kid chubby tummy), it just doesn’t scream ‘unique’ or ‘awesome’ like The Emperor’s New Groove and Oliver and Company do to me.

Although these just hit the market, it appears the Oliver and Company tsums are on resale sites in the $40-$50 range, which again doesn’t surprise me just because of the uniqueness of the tsums.

I am still a little hazy on the prices for micro sized tsums, as they still aren’t available in singles. However, the Star Wars 40th Anniversary micro 4-pack is $20 face value so that would put each micro in the $5 range. Of course, since this is an anniversary set of Star Wars tsums, it’s possible they cost more for the commemorative value. (Heads up, this set is on sale for only $12 currently if you were curious – I already bought them for my brother!)

I got a little off track there, but was I was aiming to get across is that if each micro is $5 (or $4 if you take away the commemorative aspect?), then these little cuties are in the $24 to $30 face value range, which appears to be right in line with the cost of the box. But as noted above, these are going for a pretty penny on the resale market if you’re a subscriber who isn’t a fan of Oliver and Company (is there such a person?!).

But anyway, another box, another awesome surprise. I feel as if these are only getting better and better – I’m looking forward to September!

Tsum Tsum Subscription: The Emperor’s New Groove (July 2017)

Not gonna lie, I definitely let out a squeal when I found out July’s box was the Emperor’s New Groove. This was one of the last (maybe the last) movies with this animation style that I saw in theaters. My mom loved this film so much that we watched it over and over again and we were exstatic when Kronk’s New Groove cane out (because Kronk is really great). 

What’s better than llama Kuzko, Yzma, and Kronk?! Maybe the kitty Yzma or getting Pacha and crew … how cute would the kids be as minis?! But before I get ahead of myself, I know I should be happy with what I’ve got! 

Of course, I’m not surprised to see that these are going for a minimum of $40 on eBay. I’m sure there’s a huge population of people out there that have awesome childhood (and adult) memories of this movie. 

I am also thankful that the subscription boxes have also taken a turn towards the lesser known movies (as I was hoping would happen when we first signed up for the subscription with the Rescuers). I’m happy I’ve continued to keep buying these, as they’ve been a fun (yet somewhat pricey) thing to look forward to each month.

Plus, who doesn’t love the Emperor’s New Groove? I’m still hyped! 

Tsum Tsum Subscription: Ariel and Eric (June 2017)

I was stoked to open up this month’s box to see that Disney decided to go back to the classics. I love this ‘movie moment’ from the Little Mermaid and I am also happy to have an Eric tsum, as my Little Mermaid stash of tsums was definitely missing him.

The quality of the boat itself was a little iffy, as the front of the boat kind of flops over (which you can see in the photo), but the tsums themselves appear to be of good quality (I adore Ariel’s ribbon).

My main comment with the boxes so far is that there doesn’t seem to be a real ‘bang for your buck’ with these tsums. I personally stay on the subscription month to month because of my love for tsum tsum as well as the exclusivity of the tsums, but when you look at what the cost of each item is, this box doesn’t appear to be a great value.

Each mini on Disney’s website is $5.95 (and these often go on sale when you buy more than one to being $4 each). The boat is hard to put a price on, but my best guess would be about $10. So the worth of this month’s box would roll in at around $22 full priced. When a box costs $27 a month, you can see this isn’t exactly a steal.

However, as mentioned before, the exclusivity definitely bumps up the value of a box. Considering the popularity of the Little Mermaid, the cheapest I’ve found this month’s box on eBay is $40. So if you aren’t a fan of a particular month, there is the possibility of resale to recuperate if not profit off your box.

Tsum Tsum Subscription: Chewbacca and Maz (May 2017)

I know I’m worlds late on the subscription box posts, but I’m hoping to catch up and get back into the groove of posting!

Of all the tsum tsum subscription boxes I’ve gotten so far, I would say that this was the most lackluster. I love Star Wars (mostly fueled by my brother’s obsession when we were kids), but I did not anticipate Star Wars being incorporated into this particular subscription.

For the month of May, we got Chewbacca and Maz. I could appreciate Maz because she is an original tsum, meaning (at least to my knowledge), you can not get her in stores. Chewbacca, however, is very common. While the size is not a normal size (somewhere between mini and medium), I just was not all that excited to get him.

This box was not a bust, however, because it did make a pretty great gift for my brother’s birthday in June. So while I personally was not excited, I was happy to see the joy it brought my brother to get something away from the ordinary (yes, I am guilty of buying him Star Wars tsums in the past; so while this wasn’t unexpected, it is definitely more original than the sale shelf variety of tsums at Walmart).