Move over Luke Skywalker, hold your jets Buzz Lightyear, there’s a brand-new leading plaything in community.
Tucked inside a financier discussion that Walt Disney launched Tuesday was this little nugget of information: Duffy, Mickey Mouse’s very own teddy bear, is among the business’s very successful items, with $500 million in yearly product sales.
The packed pet is the leading vendor at Disney hotels in Shanghai, Hong Kong and also Tokyo. It’s additionally cost the business’s Aulani resort in Hawaii, and also in some cases on its web site and also at follower occasions.
The personality was developed by Disney theme-park developers, called the imagineers, and also presented in 2002 at the business’s Once Upon a Toy shop in Orlando, Florida. It was later on offered Aunt Peg’s Village Store at the Tokyo DisneySea hotel, where it was marketed specifically for 4 years, regularly offering out.
The developers developed a back tale for Duffy: Minnie Mouse made the packed bear as an existing to seafarer Mickey as he was leaving Cape Cod on a lengthy trip. After observing visitors acquired numerous Duffys, providing brand-new names and also clothing, Disney thought up much more personalities, including his good friend ShellieMay, a feline called Gelatoni and also a bunny, StellaLou.
There’s currently a Duffy program and also supper at Tokyo Disneyland and also a Duffy celebration at Shanghai Disneyland this month.
Duffy still hasn’t showed up in a television collection or flick, yet that’s coming quickly. The personality is slated to star in a six-episode, computer animated collection on the Disney+ streaming solution following year.