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Unbearably Cute Costumes and More for Duffy the Disney Bear Coming to Disney Parks in Early 2014

posted on December 30th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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While recently roaming the halls of Disney Theme Park Merchandise headquarters, I visited with Julie Young who is now the merchandiser for dolls, plush and Duffy the Disney Bear. Julie and I have been working together for more than 10 years (much of that time was spent together on the Disney pin team). That day, Julie was particularly happy to share details about new costumes and more coming for Duffy the Disney Bear in early 2014. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect to see in the New Year.

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As in previous years, there will be a new 12-inch, pre-dressed bear celebrating 2014. This art is part of what we call a “global program” as it is used on a variety of hardlines and softlines merchandise. This bear will be joined by a new reversible costume for a 17-inch bear in January. One side of the costume celebrates St. Patrick’s Day while the other side celebrates Easter.

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Additional costumes for 17-inch bears are coming in February. You should look for a Stitch outfit and, one of my favorites, a yellow rain poncho (do you remember those from Disney Parks?). There will also be a deluxe costume inspired by Walt Disney’s “Pinocchio” that comes complete with a small Jiminy Cricket plush.

There will also be two pre-dressed bears released in February including one inspired by Steamboat Willie and one featuring Duffy in a safari outfit.

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Finally, March will see another new costume for the 17-inch bear that looks like Jake from Disney Junior’sJake and the Never Land Pirates”.

The best places to find a great assortment of Duffy the Disney Bear merchandise is at Treasures in Paradise inside Disney’s California Adventure park at Disneyland Resort and at Disney’s Traders near the entrance to World Showcase in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.

Select items will also be carried on our Disney Parks online store in the coming months.

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Mary Beth from MA on December 30th, 2013 at 9:32 am

Oh my goodness Stitch we will have to get that one. It is so cute!

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Karen from MA on December 30th, 2013 at 10:00 am

These outfits are terrific! Can’t wait to purchase some-especially the Stitch outfit.

 

Steven Miller on January 6th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

@Mary Beth and Karen – I’m glad you both liked the Stitch costume. I agree that it’s pretty cute :)

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Brenda on December 30th, 2013 at 10:14 am

I want them all, so cute!! thanks for sharing the up coming costumes, cant wait to have them all.

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Bethan from UK on December 30th, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Exciting! Will any of these be sold in the UK?

 

Steven Miller on January 6th, 2014 at 12:33 pm

@Bethan – I don’t know of specific plans to carry these in the UK.

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tom on December 30th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I Love the Poncho

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Amy from FL on December 30th, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Of all those the only one I really want is the poncho. Kind of tired of all the character-based costumes though. I already have a Stitch costume I got at Build A Bear last year. But I think the 12″ pre-dressed safari Duffy is adorable! Are there any plans to come out with more “everyday” outfits like Tokyo does? My Duffy prefers to wear regular clothes over costumes most the time.

 

Steven Miller on January 6th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

@Amy – I have not seen development for “everyday” outfits that you mention. I know the team has been working on a bunch of different costumes and items for 2014. So please stay tuned.

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Jo-Ann from AZ on December 30th, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Will they be available on line to purchase?

 

Steven Miller on January 6th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

@Jo-Ann – Select costumes or items may be found on our Disney Parks online store in the coming months:

http://www.disneystore.com/duffy-the-disney-bear/mn/1008401/

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Margot on December 31st, 2013 at 4:24 am

Omg, the Stitch and rain coat one are soooo cuteee!!!! :)

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JEANY on December 31st, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Omg, Jake and the Neverland Pirates outfit and I can’t wait to buy it in Disney World on Sept 2014 awesome!

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Juliet on December 31st, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I love the poncho bear so cute, when is that one coming out in the parks?

 

Steven Miller on January 6th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

@Juliet – Look for it to arrive at some point in February.

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Cindy on January 4th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Thank you for the reversible St. Patricks and Easter! Does save on the budget. I love the rain coat! I must agree with Amy some regular clothes would be great!I also wish you would offer the 2014 year t-shirt for 17 inch Duffy as well!I would get my Duffy one every year!

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Serenity on February 11th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Hi Steven! When will the 2014 graduation bears be release? And are there any plans to bring ShellieMay to the USA?
Thank you :)

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Natalie from CA on February 25th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

I noticed that the Poncho and Pinocchio outfits haven’t been released yet despite February being almost over. Can we get an ETA on those two?

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ANTHONY from TX on February 26th, 2014 at 10:24 am

The Pinocchio costume was out in Disneyland already and according to guest services it sold out already. I had to get mine online elsewhere for only a bit more. The CM said the Poncho has not been released yet.

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ANTHONY from TX on March 7th, 2014 at 10:58 am

Poncho is out now

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Samantha on March 8th, 2014 at 1:48 pm

Do you know when the Safari Duffy will be available? I’m a Seasonal CM at Safaris and would love to pick him up in a few weeks! Thanks! :)

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William from UK on April 18th, 2014 at 11:37 am

Hi Steven, I was just wondering if you could tell me please when will the Duffy The Disney Bear Jake And The Neverland Pirates costume be released at Disneyland Paris. I was also wondering if you could tell me please if there will be more exclusive Disneyland Paris Duffy The Disney Bear items released this year alongside the 12 inch Disneyland Paris Signature Duffy The Disney Bear that has been released please. I was also wondering when will there be more new 12 inch pre-dressed Duffy The Disney Bears released please. Thank you! :D

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