Toys “R” Us Enter The World Of Octonauts, With New Line Of Fisher-Price Toys

Octopod Playset

Octopod Playset

Toys”R”Us® will soon introduce an assortment of toys from Fisher-Price® based on the underwater world of  Octonauts™, which will splash into its stores nationwide and online at beginning in March. The World’s Greatest Toy Store® will be the first retailer in the U.S. to offer eager aquatic explorers the opportunity to take an exciting undersea voyage with the preschool line of action figures, playsets and vehicles based on the hit show, which airs daily on Disney Channel and Disney Junior.

The increasingly popular series, Octonauts, inspired by the beloved children’s books of the same name, follows the whimsical underwater adventures of brave Captain Barnacles Bear, swash-buckling Lieutenant Kwazii Cat and their expert medic, Peso Penguin, as the group sets out to explore the world’s oceans, rescue the creatures who live there and protect their habitats – above and below the waves. Produced by Silvergate Media with animation by Academy Award-nominated Brown Bag Films (“Doc McStuffins“), the series initially launched in the U.K. in 2010 before making its U.S. debut on Disney Channel in January 2012 to great ratings.

Mission Vehicle

Mission Vehicle

“The Octonauts franchise has already won the hearts of young U.S. fans who are eagerly anticipating the introduction of this preschool toy line so they can be among the first to recreate scenes from the popular series with its adorable and captivating characters,” said Jamie Uitdenhowen , Vice President, Divisional Merchandising Manager, Toys”R”Us, U.S. “We are thrilled to partner with Fisher-Price to launch this line of toys which will allow children to interact with their favorite undersea friends.”

Shellington and the Urchin

Shellington and the Urchin

Octonauts action figures, playsets and vehicles from Fisher-Price that will be available exclusively at Toys”R”Us stores nationwide and online at include:

Octonauts Figure and Creature Pack Assortment
Whether on land or at sea, little oceanographers will love acting out scenes from their favorite Octonauts episodes with these adorable figures. From Captain Barnacles Bear to Lieutenant Kwazii Cat, each pack comes with an Octonauts character and a color-changing sea creature. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.

Octonauts Deluxe Action Figure Rescue Assortment
Kids can take their favorite rescue scenes to the bathtub with Octonauts figures, animals and rescue tools. With two options to choose from – Barnacles with a Tunip water-squirter and a clamshell, or Kwazii with a water-squirting eel and a treasure chest – little ones are sure to be delighted when they see their creatures’ spots and stripes change color when placed in warm water. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.

Octonauts Vehicle Assortment
Using their fleet of aquatic vehicles called GUPS, Octonauts explore new underwater worlds and save sea creatures from danger during every episode. Now, kids can create their own heroic underwater missions with Kwazii, Barnacles, Shellington and their vehicles. The assortment includes the super-fast, shark-inspired GUP-B, the versatile Manta Ray GUP-D and the extra strong GUP-C that mimics a whale. Each GUP includes its own unique activation features and an Octonauts character, color-change creature and tools that can be used to complete rescue missions. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.

Action Figure Rescue Pack

Action Figure Rescue Pack

Octonauts GUP-A Vehicle Playset
Little adventurers can travel around Octonauts-style with the GUP-A Deluxe Vehicle Playset. Kids will love cranking the propeller to drive along the ground in a wavy motion or speed across water during bath time. The playset includes a Barnacles figure, angler fish, urchin, arm grabber, seaweed moustache and hook with rescue net. The vehicle can also store all pieces after playtime, making clean-up even easier. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.

Octonauts Octo-Compass
Kids can easily navigate their own deep sea expeditions with help from the Octo-Compass. Featuring phrases from little ones’ favorite Octonauts characters, Barnacles, Kwazii and Peso, each compass comes complete with creature sounds and, of course, the Octo-alert to signal the start of a new mission. Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in early March.

Octonauts Octopod Playset
Stationed at their home base, the Octopod, the Octonauts are ready to dive into action whenever there is trouble underwater. With this multi-level playset, young explorers can bring their own underwater adventures to life while having fun with the characters they love. Packed with over 10 play pieces, including Barnacles and Kwazii figures, a mini GUP-A vehicle, three collectible creatures, four rescue tools and the clip-on Octo-alert, intrepid tiny tots can send Octonauts down the slide to the Launch Bay or lower the rescue tools to retrieve injured sea creatures. 1 “AG13” button cell battery required (not included). Ages 3 years and up. Available beginning in May.

Club Penguin and Walt Disney Records Release First-Ever EP for Disney’s #1 Virtual World

February 12, 2013 Walt Disney Records No Comments
Club Penguin: The Party Starts Now!

Club Penguin: The Party Starts Now!

Club Penguin and Walt Disney Records have just released The Party Starts Now, the first-ever EP from the #1 virtual world for kids.  Featuring six tracks, The Party Starts Now, includes all of Club Penguin’s hit singles from throughout the year, as well as a new song and a never-before-released bonus track. The EP is now available wherever music is sold, as well as through digital retail including iTunesGoogle Playand Amazon.

When released in fall of 2012, “The Party Starts Now” single held the #1 spot on the iTunes Children’s music chart for multiple weeks in a row and the corresponding music video currently has over 2 million views on YouTube. The EP will also include other top Club Penguin songs like “Ghosts Just Wanna Dance” and “Anchors Aweigh,” as well as the new track, “Puffle Party (Gotta Have a Wingman).” And for the first time, players will be able to own a copy of the never-before-released bonus track and YouTube song sensation, “Dubstep Puffle.”

Players who purchase The Party Stars Now EP online or through retail will receive an exclusive virtual item, the ‘Bling-Bling Necklace,’ to wear in-game.

The Party Starts Now EP includes the following tracks:

  • “Anchor’s Aweigh”
  • “The Party Starts Now”
  • “Ghosts Just Wanna Dance”
  • “Cool in the Cold”
  • “Puffle Song”
  • “Dubstep Puffle” (Bonus Track)

Club Penguin, is the #1 virtual world for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.

Invitations By Dawn Now Carries Custom Disney Wedding Invitations

Invitations By Dawn Offering Disney Invites

Invitations By Dawn Offering Disney Invites

Invitations By Dawn now carries genuine Disney princess themed wedding invitations for their clients. Invitations By Dawn provides their clients with high quality designer wedding invitations and products, and they’re also one of the few wedding invitation printers with an exclusive partnership with Disney. Brides and Grooms that have always wanted a fairy tale wedding can now have the ceremony they’ve always wanted along with the perfect matching invitations.
Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Invitations combine the romance and magic of Disney Princesses with modern and stylish design elements in order to give brides and grooms truly beautiful and unique invitations for their big day. Each invitation design is inspired by a Disney princess and transforms their individual personalities into unique décor themes.

“The launch of the Disney Fairly Tale Weddings collection is something we’re very proud of,” said a spokesperson for Invitations By Dawn, “We were honored to have had the opportunity to work with Disney to create twenty-seven stunning designs that embody the spirit of Disney and beauty of the Princesses. These invitations are truly a work of art”.

There are a variety of Disney Fairy Tale Wedding invitations to choose from. The Fairy Tale Filigree line features elegant swirls and embossing details to create a whimsical and sophisticated design that can complement any fairy tale theme. The Cinderella Dreams Come True invitations use the iconic pumpkin carriage featured in the movie to invite wedding guests to witness the ceremony where the romantic dreams of the bride and groom come true. Almost every Disney princess has her own unique line of invitations, and you can find your favorites at Invitations By Dawn.

Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Invitations

Disney Fairy Tale Wedding Invitations

Clients can customize their Disney Fairy Tale Wedding invitations; the color, text font, wording, and other features are completely up to the bride and groom. Clients also have the option of requesting Disney sample invitations before they commit to buying them.
Brides and grooms to be can visit to shop for wedding invitations and other wedding keepsakes and items.

10 Characters Disney MUST Include in Infinity

February 12, 2013 Disney News No Comments

By: D-Team Member Adam

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity

Recently Disney announced their new video game flagship (mercifully replacing the terrible Epic Mickey) Disney Infinity.

Infinity will be identical in set-up (though not in execution) to the popular Skylanders game. Basically the system starts with a base platform that you plugs into a gaming system.  Little toy figurines resembling characters from the Disney stable are sold which you place on top of the base. Each figure has a computer chip which allows gamers to play that character.  The chip also saves the player’s game onto itself.

So far Disney has primarily announced 3 sets of characters that will be part of the game.  Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles and Monsters Inc.  The initial release will include many of the characters from these franchises and their respective universes. This means you can play Capt Jack Sparrow fighting Syndrome in The Incredibles.  The possibilities should excite every true Disney fan.

Most recently Disney announced that Cars would be the 4th wave of Infinity characters.  Other expected announcements include Phineas and Ferb, Nightmare Before Christmas, Toy Story and Wreck-it-Ralph.

Gruffi Gummi from the Classic Cartoon "Disney's Gummi Bears"

Gruffi Gummi from the Classic Cartoon “Disney’s Gummi Bears”

Playing Agent P or Dr Doofenschmirtz will be absolutely fantastic, but what about classic Disney characters?  It seems strange that all of the Infinity announcements have revolved around characters created in the last 10 years.

The following is a list of 10 older Disney characters that need to be included in future Infinity packs.  This is excepting obvious ones like Donald and Goofy.  It would also be interesting to see these universes at play.

1. Kit Cloudkicker

There was a time when Disney’s most famous pirate characters didn’t spend all day chasing rum.  Disney’s Talespin was a tale of sky pirates starring Baloo and other Jungle Book characters.  Kit was Baloo’s sidekick and essentially adopted sun who would hang from Baloo’s plane and go sky surfing on his board.

2. Gizmoduck

The Duck Tales universe is filled with fun characters, but Gizmo Duck was their very first superhero!  Disney’s answer to Iron Man is one of the most sadly under-used characters in their roster.

3. Gadget

The Heart and Soul of the Rescue Rangers could come loaded with… well, gadgets to fight villains.

4. Robin Hood

It’s Robin Hood.  Self-explanatory.

5. Prince Charming

It seems like Disney would have included this guy in something by now.

6. Arthur

King Arthur, before he was king. Sword in the Stone is rife with possibilities for game play.

Darkwing Duck: The Terror That Flaps in the Night. (Catch our Interview with Jim Cummings the voice of Darkwing in our Archives of Shows

Darkwing Duck: The Terror That Flaps in the Night. (Catch our Interview with Jim Cummings the voice of Darkwing in our Archives of Shows

7.  Darkwing Duck and Gosalyn

LET’S. GET. DANGEROUS. Gosalyn had to be included because… she’s Gosalyn.

8. Gruffi Gummi

The resident tough guy of the Gummi Bears could handle any situation with a little bit of gummi-berry juice and a lot of attitude.

9. Ludewig Von Drake in Mathemagic Land

Technically Donald was the one in Mathemagic Land, but Ludwig is one of the great forgotten Disney characters.

10. Mickey of Organization XIII

Yes, this is cheating. But Mickey looks crazy awesome with a keyblade and black robes.

That’s the list.  Leave a comment listing your top picks for Infinity figures.

SUE WONG Conjures Up An Enchanting Collection Inspired By Disney’s “Oz The Great and Powerful”

SUE WONG unveils a spellbinding collection of evening dresses inspired by the upcoming Disney fantasy-adventure film, Oz The Great and Powerful,. This limited-edition collection arrives in stores just in time for the launch of the motion picture in spring 2013. Sue Wong ‘s unique vision for elegant fashion and her mantra of “Beauty Magic Transformation” aligns well with the spirit of the fantasy world in the film to deliver sophisticated dresses for modern women everywhere.

The collection takes its inspiration from a number of themes in the film. The art deco of Emerald City inspires a stunning rose empire waist column dress with intricate deco geometric hand beaded detail, while the stark black and white visuals of Kansas are manifested in dresses detailed in black and white seutache embroidery. The competing duality of the Good Witch and the Bad Witches characters give rise to ethereal gowns of white and champagne juxtaposed with dramatic femme fatale gowns of black, while the playful fantasy Landscapes of Oz and porcelain visuals of China Town come alive in dresses of floral applique and blue and white lace. From the fine fabrics to the exquisite detailing, each piece is a testament to Sue Wong ‘s masterful blending of high glamour looks with wearability fit for soirees, dates and red-carpet worthy events.

The Oz The Great and Powerful Collection from Sue Wong will be available beginning in February in select Neiman Marcus , Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, fine specialty boutiques and online from,,, and

Sofia The First Soundtrack Makes Its Royal Debut On Walt Disney Records February 12, 2013

Sofia the First

Sofia the First

Walt Disney Records announces the Sofia the First soundtrack now available for pre-order on Amazon. The soundtrack features 11 songs from the hit Disney Junior animated television series “Sofia The First,” which premiered in January 2013 and became the #1 preschool series launch in cable TV history in Girls 2-5, Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49, plus 2 bonus tracks from the Disney Junior ‘s record-breaking animated television movie “Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess.”  Ariel Winter (“Modern Family”) brings the newest princess to life in each song. The album also includes songs performed by Wayne Brady (Clover), Sabrina Carpenter (Vivian) and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Amber).  Sofia the First is available nationwide February 12, 2013.

Sofia the First soundtrack track listing:

1. “Sofia the First Main Title Theme” – Sofia
2. “Anything” – Sofia
3. “Princess Things” – Cast
4. “Make Some Noise” – Sofia and the Trolls
5. “Cedric the Great” – Cedric
6. “Royal Fun” – Sofia
7. “Perfect Slumber Party” – Sofia and Amber
8. “All You Need” – Sofia and Vivian
9. “Blue Ribbon Bunny” – Clover
10. “I Belong” – Sofia
11. “The Goldenwing Circus” – Cast

Bonus Tracks

12. “True Sisters” – Sofia and Cinderella
13. “Rise and Shine” – Sofia

Sofia the First soundtrack will be available wherever music is sold on February 12, 2013.  For more information on Walt Disney Records ‘ releases, please visit, become a fan at or follow us at

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DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #31 w/ Special Guest HELEN REDDY

DisneyBlu's Disney on Demand Podcast Show #31 w/ Special Guest HELEN REDDY

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast Show #31 w/ Special Guest HELEN REDDY

DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand Podcast

February 4, 2013 – Show #31

It’s Time D-Heads! It’s a Brazzle Dazzle Day because this week we head to Passamaquoddy and welcome Grammy Award Winner, Singer and Actress HELEN REDDY to the show! Helen stops in and discusses her longstanding career, her legacy in music with I Am Woman, and what was it like being part of Disney’s Classic Pete’s Dragon.

In addition we have the D-Team back. Lexie stops in with her Trip Into Hollywood as she explores the career of our guest Helen Reddy. Jamey is here with the Artists Corner as he continues to explore Walt’s Original Animators, Jason is dipping into The Vault with a Movie Review for you from the Classics Library and Tony is back with his Top Things You Didn’t Know About.

We have a ton of news hot off the D-Wire, our All-New Segment and more.

So it’s time to Put on Your Ears, Give it a Little Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo, and get ready to Relive the Magic, Memories and Appreciation from Your Lifetime of Disney with DisneyBlu’s Disney on Demand “A New Kind of Disney Show”!

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Motivational Youth Speaker Scott Greenberg Presents to Student Leaders at the Disneyland Resort

February 6, 2013 Disneyland No Comments
Scott Greenberg and the Disneyland Resort Youth Leaders Program

Scott Greenberg and the Disneyland Resort Youth Leaders Program

USA Student Travel in partnership with the Disneyland Resort recently hosted motivational youth speaker Scott Greenberg to present an inspirational presentation and leadership-training workshop at the Disneyland Resort Youth Leadership Program on February 1, 2013. The two-hour program was presented twice to over 600 student leaders in each session held at the Disneyland Hotel Convention Center. Students traveled from middle schools and high schools all over California and Nevada.

Greenberg began with a motivational keynote address followed by a number of team-building activities that allowed participants to meet students from other schools. They were also separated into mixed groups to exchange ideas on student activities, fundraising and student involvement.

“This program is a fantastic way for student leaders to expand their skills,” says Greenberg, a former student council leader himself. “By spending time with like-minded students, they can network and learn about what others student councils are doing to improve their schools.”

Greenberg closed with his motivational program entitled “Cut Loose Your Sandbags: How to Overcome Mental Hang-ups & Soar to Success.” The session focused on helping students understand the most common mental blocks that limit their ability to lead, and limit other students’ ability to participate in school. The program ended with the teen leaders making public declarations of what they intend to do to lead more effectively.

In addition to attending Greenberg’s programs, students were also treated to lunch, a dance competition and time at the Disney parks.

The Disneyland Resort Youth Leadership Program in an annual conference run by USA Student Travel and the Disneyland Resort.

Zimmerman Advertising’s ‘Z Super Poll’ Finds Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger’ The Most Effective Ad of the 2013 Super Bowl

Zimmerman Advertising dons Disney's Lone Ranger Most Effective Ad at Super Bowl

Zimmerman Advertising dons Disney’s Lone Ranger Most Effective Ad at Super Bowl

The Ravens may have won the game, but it was the movies that scored the biggest in Zimmerman Advertising’s first-ever Z Super Poll. Disney’s Lone Ranger and Oz, The Great and Powerful, along with Universal’s The Fast the Furious 6 all had the greatest change in purchase intent, while brands such as Samsung, Calvin Klein and were sidelined by ineffective advertising.

The findings are all a part of Omnicom-owned Zimmerman Advertising’s inaugural ‘Z Super Poll.’  Conceptualized by zQ, the research division at Zimmerman, to go head to head with likeability-driven polls, this unique, business-driven survey put aside who delivered the funniest ad, or most creative ad to focus on one thing: effectiveness. More than any other metric, it measured only what counts: Having seen this ad, will you try this brand (product or service).

Here’s what the Z Super Poll found:

  • Let’s all go to the movies! The studios, especially Disney win big!
    • Overall purchase intent winners include Lone Ranger (+19%) and Fast & Furious 6 (+15%).
    • Women love Oz (+15%) and men love Fast and Furious.
  • There’s beer, there’s soda…and then there’s MILK!
    • Aside from movies, Milk was a big winner at +11%.
  • Millenials eat up Blackberry.
    • In the smartphone war, 18-34 year olds responded big time to Blackberry (+13%), but bailed on Samsung (-17%).
  • Intent Trumps Opinion.
    • Consider the case of Budweiser. They used two 30 second spots to highlight their new Black Crown brew. “Here’s to taste!” they touted. And because this blue-collar brand has suddenly introduced an upscale product, viewers of the game had a high opinion of Budweiser Black Crown (+8%). But at the same time, men were less likely to go buy some after seeing these ads (-6%), while women were ready to give it a try (+8%).

“Sophomoric humor is fine for entertainment purposes, but not for selling products,” said Cliff Country, EVP Chief Strategy Officer, Founder of zQ. “The Super Bowl has grown to a cultural phenomenon that transcends guys on a couch farting and watching football.  There’s a reason that Madonna and Beyonce have been the last two halftime performers, not Jimmy Buffet or even Jay-Z.”

Using a robust sample and sophisticated list, three days before The Big Game, zQ captured baseline perceptions of every brand expected to advertise (including likeability, purchase history, purchase intention, relevance, etc.)  The same survey was sent just after the game to determine which ads actually caused a shift in perception, resulting in a greater propensity to actually buy the product or service.

“There are plenty of experts out there willing to wax philosophical about beautiful, shocking or irreverent Super Bowl ads and their place in pop culture,” said Jordan Zimmerman , Founder and Chairman of Zimmerman Advertising. “But, at Zimmerman, we’re only interested in one thing: results.  We want to know which ads will stick in a consumer’s mind and translate into actual sales – because in the end, advertising isn’t about creativity or notoriety, it’s about the client’s bottom line.”

Of course it wasn’t all good news for advertisers. The Z Super Poll also showed:

  • Silly ads going down.
    • Frat humor and slapstick less important than ever?  Consider Doritos (-8%), M&Ms (-8%), Sketcher (-6%) and Pistachios (-7%).  They’re all brands that chose gags or sophomoric-based humor, all undermining their potential to sell more product.
  • Oops…three brands where the purchase intent dropped the most:
    • Samsung (-15%)
    • Calvin Klein (-13%)
    • Oreo (-10%)

“Celebrities and models create sizzle and make commercials entertaining. We know that,” said Scott Becher , EVP Managing Director, Sports & Entertainment at Zimmerman Advertising. “But, unless the celebrity involvement is authentic to the brand, sales rarely jump. We know Super Bowl ads are fun to watch. Very few also move the needle.”

“The proof is in the numbers,” added Zimmerman. “And the numbers never lie. Perhaps some of these brands will reassess their efforts when it comes time to make that big Super Bowl buy next year.”

Complete results from the Z Super Poll can be found at

The First Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World in Spanish Sparks Interest in the Orlando Theme Parks among Hispanic Tourists

“La Guía Esencial de Walt Disney World” – is the first unofficial guidebook in Spanish dedicated to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, and it has quickly escalated positions in the travel sections of both the American and the Spanish Amazon stores shortly after its publication.

Oscar has a day job, but he spends most of his free time helping Spanish-speaking families plan a perfect Disney theme park vacation, sprinkling some pixie dust (in their own language) along the way.

This 36 year-old former investment banker – better known as “Disneyhispana” on the Internet message boards – has been in love with the Disney theme parks ever since his first visit to Orlando back in the eighties.

Growing up, the Author of this pioneering guide to Walt Disney World in Spanish was fascinated by how Walt had essentially invented the theme park industry and prevailed against all odds by focusing on customer service and attention to detail. Walt made his dream come true, and in the process created life-long memories for millions of guests.

La Guía Esencial de Walt Disney World, the First Spanish Guide Book for the Resort

La Guía Esencial de Walt Disney World, the First Spanish Guide Book for the Resort

A self-confessed Disney parks junkie, the guide’s Author was amazed at how much more enjoyable a vacation experience could be if you actively participated in these online communities and engaged with other like-minded fans. That’s when he realized that non-English speakers were really missing out on much of the fun, spending huge sums of hard-earned cash on their Disney vacations and not knowing half of what was going on.

According to a report by the Themed Entertainment Association, the Walt Disney World theme parks in Orlando attracted over 47 million guests during 2011. Data from the Florida Board of Tourism suggests that a significant proportion of these visitors are native Spanish-speakers. In 2011, for example, it is estimated that over 380,000 tourists from Mexico visited Orlando, close to 375,000 from Argentina, over 360,000 from Venezuela… Although “The House of Mouse” does not release official attendance figures by nationality, it can be assumed that a significant proportion of these Latin American tourists that visit Orlando spend at least a couple of days at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Oscar was amazed that there was essentially no unofficial online community or guidebook catering to the needs of these Spanish and Latin American Disney theme park fans in their own language, so in 2007 he decided to build it himself.

Centered on the unassuming blog, where he has written close to 1,000 informative articles and vacation planning tips, Oscar single-handedly created an unofficial Disney theme park community with close to 40,000 active members. In addition to the blog and massive following on social networks such as Facebook ( Oscar has produced the first fan-based Disney parks podcast in Spanish, which has been repeatedly featured in the iTunes travel section, as well as a dedicated YouTube channel catering to Disneyland and Walt Disney World fans in their native language.

At just under 400 pages, “La Guía Esencial de Walt Disney World” ( is the culmination of several years’ worth of research and it has been well received by the Hispanic community.

But travelers are not the only ones benefiting from this booming community of Hispanic theme park fans. A number of local advertisers – from specialized travel agencies to vacation villa and ticket vendors – see in this community a unique opportunity to tap into a huge and lucrative market which had very much been abandoned due to the language barrier. Until now.

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  • Paige Zimmerman: I absolutely can't wait for these collections to be released. They are all on my calendar for their respective release dates!...