While TALE SPIN was a #1 show for Disney (and a fan favorite), I always felt like someone (at some corporate level higher than me) decided that the show wasn’t worth promoting. Oh, sure, there were all the standard TV ads & teasers that every show gets – but from a merchandising standpoint, Tale Spin (like Gummi Bears) was a fizzle. I think there was a video game, a board game, a card game, one large Baloo figure, a couple toy planes, a short-lived comic book series… and that was about it.
Nothing well thought out. Just a “slap the logo on that notepad and ship it out” mentality. Alas.
But now Disney Vinylmation is releasing a whole slew of animated characters (all based on the Mickey Mouse figure), and a new 2-pack includes Kit Cloudkicker and Baloo!!! This is truly amazing, because Disney has never dug back into its TV archives to dredge up vintage shows for mechandising purposes. So this is a special treat. Check it out here at the Tale Spin Source site: Vinylmation available online on February 25th! © TaleSpin
It looks to be an “online only” offer – plus it’s ridiculously expensive for a pair of small vinyl figures. However, we have to encourage Disney to keep these classic shows alive. (And remember – every time you buy merchandise based on a show I helped create, I get…….ZERO dollars.)
P.S. A tip of the Hatlo Hat to Steve Stan for the Vinylmation info. Steve Stan