Saturday, October 23, 2021

Pixar Ball Tsum Tsum (Japan Exclusive—Reversable Characters)

Hey everyone! I'm really happy to have the chance to do a little blog post here for the first time in a while. I sure miss it, but as you may know I have shifted focus to video reviews on my YouTube channel for the time being; so head there for the newest content from me. My Pixar toy reviews are still happening weekly! 

So though the Disney Tsum Tsums line may have ended here in the US, there are still plenty of releases still hitting internationally at Japan Disney Stores (where Tsum Tsums began in the first place). Last October (yah I'm a little late here—I've been meaning to get to this review for a while), a new Pixar series was released and, although it was mostly made up of characters we've already gotten in Tsum form, there was a new twist—they're reversable! And what do they change into you may ask? Well that's the best part: a Pixar ball. 

So since I basically have all these characters (I'm still on the hunt for Merida from Brave though since she's only ever been released in this set), I only needed one so I can display it with my Tsum Tsum collection as a Pixar ball. I ended up buying Mike, but again, it ultimately didn't really matter to me who I picked up since it would be displayed as the Pixar/Luxo ball. 

Below are the official Disney Store photos so you can see who's all included in the full assortment and how the reversible feature works.

I'm so happy to have this one—it's a Tsum Tsum I never knew I needed! Nothing really screams Pixar to me more than the Pixar ball. I ended up finding the perfect spot for it within my Tsum Tsum display and it could not be a more perfect final touch.

What are your thoughts? I feel this is certainly a lesser known piece, so I'm happy to be able to spread the word here. If you're interested in grabbing one for your collection, I'd check out current eBay listings HERE.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Monsters, Inc. Bamboo Fibre Kids Halloween Themed Mealtime Set

Happy October everyone! Can you believe it's that time of year again? To celebrate, I just wanted to quickly share this festive Halloween themed Disney·Pixar Monsters, Inc. inspired Bamboo Fibre Kids Mealtime set I picked up at Marshall's like five or so years ago! I got it for my (then future) little one to enjoy one day and now that time has already come. My son Aidan is almost two years old now, so he's the perfect age for this as he now eats off plates/bowls and can use utensils! Plus he loves Monsters, Inc. AND Halloween, so this is a huge win. 

My wife Brita and I included this in Aidan's "October 1st package" yesterday (a tradition we started where he gets some Halloween presents on the first to enjoy throughout the month), as you can see in the photo down below. So yah, again, this was a long time coming and it's so fun for me that I finally got to share it! I originally purchased this set for $9.99 at Marshall's and I'm so glad I did since I've never seen it return.

Here it is out the packaging so you can see it in better detail! Really cute designs I'd say.

Just as a heads up, someone on Instagram did comment that they had a mealtime set like and the cup broke really easily after it was dropped. I personally haven't had that experience (*gulps*...yet), but I just wanted to let you all know that this could be considered kind of fragile since it's made from bamboo fibre. It IS dishwasher safe but NOT microwave safe.

As mentioned, here's Aidan coming into the room seeing all this Halloween magic for the first time! His reaction was everything we hoped and he was so excited about it all.

Well that's all I have for you today! I just wanted to make sure to document this one here as part of our collection and share it with anyone who might be interested in tracking it down these days. I'd check to see if any are being sold on Amazon and/or eBay.

Let me know your thoughts down below and any questions you might have. Enjoy your spooky season!