It’s been years, and we’re still swooning over rose gold Minnie ears (in all their iterations). But, some Disney trends have been bigger hits than others.
While far from #fails, most of these items are just totally and completely OVERSATURATED at Disney World (or, they were in their time).
Reigning Cats and Dogs Merch
You guys, we need to have a little chat about one of Disney’s newer merchandise lines…it’s not simply Reigning Cats and Dogs, it’s RAINING CATS AND DOGS. This line has, and we cannot stress this enough, EVERYTHING. You have your Disney merch standards like Loungefly bags…
But they’ve gone a little crazy! There are cats and dogs baby onesies…
…and so many outfits that you can wear to match your pup!
This line is admittedly very, VERY cute, but when there are bucket hats, rain jackets, ears, wallets, magnets, pins, tees, cat collars, dog bowls, and like EVERY OTHER POSSIBLE piece of merch, it gets to be a biiit overwhelming.
We didn’t know so much pet merch was possible… .
Ink and Paint merch
Before Reigning Cats and Dogs, there was another EXPLOSION of Disney merch, the Ink and Paint Collection!
It was inspired by the colorful lines and artistry of classic Disney animation, but like the Cats and Dogs line, there got to be WAY too much of it. We’re talking dinner plates…
…dresses, MagicBands, and Dooney and Bourke purses…
It was vintage-inspired and truly refreshing to see at first, but after you’ve seen a few colorable Disney canvases, you’ve seen them ALL!
We’re not here to yuck on anyone’s yum, but Disney’s collectible keys are a bit of a mysterious phenomenon to us.
What…do you do with them? Put them in a shadow box? Try to unlock the mysteries of the Magic Kingdom? They look cool, but there are SO many, from a Baby Yoda key (of course)…
…to mystery keys…
…to keys for just about everything you could imagine. While frequently touted as limited edition, these don’t seem to fly off the shelves, so who are they for?! We think lots sell because many of our readers have expressed interest, but we don’t tend to see them selling out online.
We just can’t unlock this mystery!
We have a feeling the Disney collectible keys may go the way of another merch line, Vinylmation. Remember these?
These little plastic figures were kind of shaped like Mickey Mouse but had a sort of twist to them, like a cupcake design or melting ice cream… .
They were EVERYWHERE about 10 years ago, and admittedly, some like this Kingdom of Cute Castle were insanely adorable!
But, the rise of Funko Pops seems to have been this line’s downfall, and they were discontinued.
Vinylmation fans still mourning their losses may find some comfort in a newer Disney/Pixar line, Alien Remix.
This line takes the little three-eyed Aliens from Toy Story and dresses them up in other Pixar film costumes, like Russel from Up or, yes, Merida from Brave.
I mean, you just HAVE to laugh at these!
These collectibles may be the ULTIMATE thing for big Pixar fans, especially if you find yourself OOOHing and AHHHing at all things Toy Story, but at the end of the day, we don’t know who this very, very expansive line is for.
In 2018, Disney had a MASSIVE (and we mean MASSIVE) hit on their hands with their rose gold Minnie ears and the accompanying rose gold treats around the theme parks!
After that, though, Disney tried VERY hard to recreate this magic. Some were more successful than others. The Millennial Pink line did very well!
These new color lines dropped with Minnie ears, spirit jerseys, tees, backpacks, accessories, and even sometimes special treats! While these had varying levels of success, none were the runaway, organic success that Rose Gold was.
Overall, sometimes Disney just goes ALL out on a trend that doesn’t really blow up or cause lots of chat! We have seen many of these over the years and we’re interested to see what Disney creates next! Will it be a huge hit? Or will it fizzle like some of the trends listed above have?!
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What’s your favorite (or not so favorite) Disney trend from the past few years?!