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Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Bug's Life: Disney Store Plush Collection


Happy National Insect Week!

What? Not aware that this week has been Insect Week? What, have you been hiding under a rock or an anthill? Just kidding, don't feel bad. I didn't know either until a few days ago. Here's the story behind it:

So a few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to find this amazing complete set of the 1998 A Bug's Life Disney Store exclusive plush (all brand new, all with tags) for only $50 on eBay. My wife Brita told me I could get it, however it would be a Christmas present. I was completely cool with that and was thrilled to make this purchase as I had been trying to track down a full lot of these for quite some time.

The package arrived just days later and was then stored in our bedroom. 

Then, just yesterday, I asked Brita "Are you sure there aren't any bug holidays between now and Christmas so I could get the bugs sooner?" It was a joke of course and we laughed...but then it got "serious". I then said, "Wait a second. What if there really is?" Again, semi-joking of course. 

"We'll Google it then." I said. "If there really is a 'National Bug Day', then I get these on that day. Deal?" Brita agreed, then we got our laptop.

Brita typed in "National Bug Day" and sure enough right off the bat...there was one! Not only that, but it's a whole week dedicated to insects called "National Insect Week."And not only THAT, but it happened to be June 23rd-June 29th this year! Yes that is correct, Insect Week is happening right now and ending today. You can learn more about it on their official website, NationalInsectWeek.com.

What are the chances? That there is an Insect Week and that it was happening currently?! Oh well, works for me! A deal was a deal, so Brita surprised me with these bug plush by having them make appearances in random places (throughout our apartment yesterday and today) until I had them all. Now I'm so excited to be posting about them and sharing them with all of you.

Anyway, onto these great "mini bean bag plush". There are 11 total, they are very well made and are extremely vibrant in color, even being 16 years old. It's like I just picked them up at the store yesterday as they even have all of their tags (as previously mentioned). 

 I'll start here, with some of the features that are included with these plush across the board. Each has a "Club Disney" tag and an A Bug's Life tag with the film's logo on it. Open up that tag to find an illustration of Flik and Atta, totally in love.
 

Each plush also has a small tag on the side which has the character's name on it. This is especially helpful with Tuck and Roll. Without that, I wouldn't have known who is who! The only thing that differentiates between the two is their eyebrows.  



Now lets take a look at each plush. 
Roll:

Tuck:

Both Tuck and Roll have Velcro so that you can, well, tuck and roll them! 

Francis:

Dim:

Heimlich:

P.T. Flea:

Dot:

Rosie:

Hopper:

Princess Atta:

And last but not least, our hero, Flik:

It's too bad the Disney Store didn't release a Gypsy, Slim, Manny, Molt or Queen plush, but this is a great, great line up of plush. I'm so excited to have added it to my collection, thanks to my amazingly awesome and supportive wife and thanks to National Insect Week.

You can track these down on eBay, in groups like this or individually, using the link below:

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check out this post. If you like what you see, be sure to check back daily for more!

1 comment:

  1. Are you kidding me?! That's an amazing find for $50! By the way - that is SO hilarious about the national insect week as well - WHAT ARE THE CHANCES is right! Wow! Ha! The tuck and roll ones are so cool but I think my favorite of the bunch would have to be Dim.

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