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I think I am in love with this collectible Oswald the Lucky Rabbit wallet from the 2007 Comme des Garçons x Walt Disney collection. I did not even know it existed and was so ahead of the Oswald hype. The wallet was a limited-run range of products included clothing and accessories. The wallet features a graphic print of Oswald on the front and his brief biography on the back. Made in Spain in premium calf leather. It has one large compartment for banknotes, four card compartments and a coin purse with a Fiocchi snap fastener. The wallet measures 12.5 cm x 10 cm and is available in off-white/ivory colour. If you missed this limited run you can pick up through this eBay link, Comme des garcons Walt Disney Oswald The Lucky Rabbit
I had to share these ears they are just super cool. So this past Entertainment Electronic Expo Disney Interactive was there to promote their up and coming video game Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, and to hype the video game the Disney team handed out Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Ear Hats, for free to some lucky attendees! The Ear Hat is reminiscent of the classic Mickey Mouse Ear Hat from the Mickey Mouse Club. These ears are to represent Oswald’s long bunny ears and on the back you see the initials MMC which stand for the Mickey Mouse Club…obviously. Ok so I want to mention that a bunch of people have listed these on eBay and one sold for $120.00 USD, pretty good for something that was free! I wish I had one. You can buy your own pair Oswald the Lucky Rabbit Ear Hats these are limited and were made especially for the 2012 E3.
This History of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit is an odd one. Oswald was created in the 1920′s way before Mickey Mouse was even a thought. During this time Universal Studios wanted to get into the business of cartoon Disney‘s distributor Charles Mintz suggested that a character be created and sold off to universal. Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks co created Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, then signed a contract with Universal Studios “leading” the creation of Oswald to Universal as their first cartoon series. There was a small conflict the following year with Mintz and Disney which left, Disney on the look for another job. In the spring of 1928 Disney was traveling back from New York City after hopes of negotiating a more profitable contract with Mintz which did not work out. On his long was home he had the idea to create another character, he quickly contacted Iwerks about the new idea and the two would go on to develop a new cartoon in secret. Which would later be known as Plane Crazy, the first Mickey Mouse Cartoon. Walt Disney archives director Becky Cline and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two creative director Warren Spector talk about the history of the Oswald The Lucky Rabbit character in the video below. Epic Mickey 2 has a release date of October 1, 2012 you can pre-order it through my site via amazon below.
Just released the first announcement trailer for Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Featuring new friend Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse as the return to save the Wasteland. The power of the brush the power of two is the motto in the intro. I can not wait to play Oswald he is one of my favorite classic cartoon from Disney so happy to see they revitalized him. Anyway you can pre-order the new Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two below for the PlayStation 3, XBOX Live and, Nintendo Wii. It does not hit stores till October 2012 So pick up your copy today! Oh and while you are at check out the trailer below.