Long Lines for Stitch Crashes Pinocchio Release Today
“What they can’t do these days!” Even the ever-wise Jiminy Cricket would probably not believe the size of the crowds that turned out today for the latest release in the “Stitch Crashes Disney” line. The plush sold out in an hour!
Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee, a Stitch Plush for me!
The new plush turns Stitch into a real wooden boy a la the title character from Disney’s “Pinocchio,” released in 1940.
Stitch even appears to have borrowed Pinocchio’s bright yellow hat complete with feather.
Made of incredibly soft cotton, this Stitch plush uses a variety of brown shades to truly appear as though he is made of wood.
Though his nose may not grow, it does seem to be just a little more pointed than usual, a nod to Pinocchio’s tell-tale lying sign.
Stitch’s ever-charasmatic ears feature stitching in shades of gold swirls and pale blue stars, reminiscent of the Blue Fairy’s sparkling periwinkle dress.
The swirl motif extends to Stitch’s legs continuing the gold pattern with embelishments resembling workshop tools in red and a silhoutte of Jiminy Cricket himself in periwinkle.
The stitching also includes flowers in coordinating colors, a nod to Italian woodcarvers like Pinocchio’s creator Geppetto. Stitch also has the official “Stitch Crashes Disney” patch with officialy numbering of this fifth release on his left foot.
Retailing at $29.99, this plush sold out in less than 60 minutes.
Disney debuted a coordinating MagicBand with this “Stitch Crashes Disney” release today as well.
He essentially breaks the fourth wall of the band in an almost-3D effect. Stitch takes on much bolder wood colors in the band with an walnut-colored body and maple accents for the eyes and nose.
On the band, Stitch wears Pinocchio’s iconic hat, which also floats throughout with other key symbols, including Jiminy as it appears on the plush.
The band itself is a maple wood-grain shade with other subtle Italian woodcarving touches. The MagicBands retail for $39.99, and they were still available at the time of this post.
The Crowds At Disney Springs
The release at World of Disney brought enormous crowds to Disney Springs as the sun rose.
Lines extended throughout the parking garage well before 9am though World of Disney did not open until 10am.
A virtual queue did open for the merchandise around 9:45am.
Lines extended in queues outside and started to move around 10:30am for our MickeyBlogger on location.
Signs throughout Disney Springs pointed shoppers toward the queue.
New changes to the social distancing rules while outside were also apparent in this morning’s crowds.
Our MickeyBlogger even spotted a car that Stitch crashed in the Orange lot at Disney Springs.
Prior to this release, Stitch crashed a number of classic Disney films, including “The Lion King,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty and the Beast,” and “Lady and the Tramp.”
Stitch Crashes Pinocchio will also feature pins at a later date.
TOMORROW — snag the latest Stitch Crashes Disney plush and MagicBand featuring Pinocchio at World of Disney! 🤥✨Keep an eye out for the trading pin at a later date. (Available while supplies last.) #DisneySprings pic.twitter.com/8gPSaYn4sX
— Disney Springs (@DisneySprings) May 23, 2021
The Next Stitch Crashes Disney Release
Get ready for next month’s release when Stitch will go to a whole new world when he crashes Disney’s “Aladdin.”
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