Released in 2013, Hallmarks itty bittys have quietly become a hit with Disney fans. My first experience with these adorable little plush toys was the D23 Expo in Anaheim at the Hallmark booth. Prior to the event when reading about the Limited Edition castle ornament and other items Hallmark would have at the Expo, my only focus had been the castle ornament. I walked away from the Hallmark D23 booth with the castle, and special edition Sorcerer Mickey itty bittys. Since then I have become hooked and I always make sure I carry my itty bittys check list with me when I know I will be popping into a Hallmark.
Starting originally with eight character (including Mickey, Minnie, Cinderella, Bambi, Thumper, Tigger, Pooh, and Ariel) the itty bittys family has expanded to over 50 collectable options. The itty bittys collection include licensed characters from Disney, Marvel, Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, DC Comics and more. itty bittys are released in several “editions”, there are open edition series, some limited editions which are available only for a limited time and often sell out quickly and holiday editions available for short periods of time in limited quantities. Per Hallmark they have “sold more than 1 million itty bittys in the United States and have increased production to keep up with retail demand.”
They have even released a new “itty bittys Play Tote” for $19.95. The tote is a fabric backpack with slots on the outside of the bag allowing kids to display their itty bitttys while transporting them, then they can unzip the bag to create a playground for the itty bittys to play on! When I saw it at my local Hallmark recently I had to open it up and play with it some as you can see.
itty bittys are sold by Hallmark Gold Crown stores in the US and are $6.95 for individual itty bittys, and collector sets that come with four itty bittys are $29.95, In collector sets one of the four is only available to buy in the set, for example Belle can only be purchased in the Disney Princess Collector Set. Coming soon to the itty bittys line up will be Anna, Elsa, and Dory from Finding Nemo as we announced on our Facebook page recently.
Today we are super excited to announce TMSM is hosting a itty bittys Give Away thanks to our friends at Hallmark!!! TWO lucky winners will win SIX Disney Princess itty bittys! Starting tonight through next Sunday Main Streeters can “like” various TMSM and Hallmark Facebook pages, follow them on twitter, reply to this post, and tweet special messages daily for entries! We here at TMSM are super excited about this give away because we ADORE the cute, high quality, yet economical Disney items Hallmark carries! Make sure you head out to your local Hallmark and pick up all itty bittys you want to use for stocking stuffers or presents soon as these guys are selling fast!