First Look: Disney Taps into Silly Bandz Craze with Classic and Pixar Properties
A couple of weeks ago, the official Disney Parks blog made it known that Disney had plans to jump on the Silly / Crazy Bandz tween craze and was going to introduce a line of Disney-themed (shaped) elastic bands.
So far, six sets are being offered (all pictured below): Mickey Mouse & Friends (Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Daisy); Princess #1 (Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Cinderella, Snow White); Princess #2 (Tiana, Jasmine, Ariel, Snow White); Disney Fairies (Tinker Bell, Silvermist, Fawn, Rosetta, Iridessa); Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story #1 (Woody, Buzz, Jessie, Bullseye, Rocketship); Toy Story #2 (Alien, Hamm, Slinky Dog, Mr. Potato Head, Rex); Toy Story #3 (Lotso, Twitch, Sparks, Chunk, Stretch) and Disney/Pixar’s CARS (Lightning McQueen, Snot Rod, DJ, Boost, Wingo).
UPDATE: 5/4/10 – We spoke to Forever Collectibles who are manufacturing the products, known as Logo Bandz, and have learned that despite pre-orders promising a delivery of July, the products may be shipping as early as mid-June. In addition to the Disney line of Character Bandz (which also includes two additional Toy Story assortments we hope to be getting more information on soon), Forever is creating lines for NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB, AFC/NFC and College teams. Also on the Disney front will be a line of Marvel inspired Character Bandz including Spider-Man (which we have a photo of that’s yet to be posted), Iron Man, Fantastic Four, Wolverine and two sets simply titled Superheros.
UPDATE: 6/8/10 – The Disney Bandz have begun appearing at various retail locations in Walt Disney World. On a local level, the best place to check is Modell’s (because the manufacturer produces mostly sports-related product) and sightings have been reported at Walgreens. Of course, Amazon.com is one of the best choices since you don’t have to go anywhere to chance finding them.