Thursday, November 21, 2013

Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives

I'm back in Chicago on business, but after setting up the booth, I had some free time. So of course I decided to head out to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives exhibit.

Now, I've seen this twice before: a smaller version a few years ago at D23, and then at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. However, there were a few pieces in this collection that I hadn't seen before.

I'm posting a few pictures now, but will find a way, and time, to post all of them.

For more details about the exhibit, as well as purchasing tickets, click here.

Friday, November 15, 2013

It's Official Over

After 20 years, it's officially over. We knew the day was coming. Part of me is sad, and at the same time, part of me is glad.

The Walt Disney Classics Collection had a fantastic run, but yesterday, Precious Moments made the announcement that the line is officially being retired. It's hard to imagine that I, along with many other friends, will no longer be able to add to our collections.

Sure, I should be happy with the hundreds (Yes, hundreds) of boxes and pieces I have, but it's been more than just collecting. It's been about the life-long friendships I made along the way. It's about the fond memories of all the conventions I attended. It's about searching for and finding that Holy Grail. For over 20 years, it's been my life.

While that's the sad part, the glad part is that they made the right decision to retire the Collection on a high note and with dignity. Some of the crap (Sorry about the non-Disney word) that they were trying to showcase under the WDCC Brand was beyond sad, and quite frankly, crappy.

So this post is dedicated to all the great Disney friends I've continued to make over the years, and especially to Don, who is so diligent by keeping a website and a blog dedicated to keeping collectors informed about the line as well as being a liaison and spokesperson back to Disney about what collectors wanted to see. 

Life will go on, but each time I look at my WDCC pieces, I will continue fun times and great friends.

To read more about the announcement and to post your favorite memories, visit the Duckman's Blog. See more about my collection at My Circle of Life.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Time for a New iPhone Case


I just noticed that my current iPhone case was cracked. Speaking of cracked, here's my new case. It's new but obviously it has a crack(pot) on it already.

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View the entire collection of cards.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Well, today starts the last year of my forties. Since I'm bad at math, I already had been telling people I was 49. Not the brightest bulb on the tree to make yourself older instead of younger, but oh well. Age is relative.

Because I haven't had a birthday since last year, I was unaware that Google updates their Doodle on your birthday. So I had a nice little surprise this morning. See for yourself. Click on the picture below.