Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Guggenheim Exhibit Includes Pinoc

The photo is from a a piece called Daddy Daddy by Maurizio Cattelan @ The Guggenheim Museum in 2008. Photo is by Librado Romero for The New York Times.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Monstro the Whale Snowglobe

Share an adventure beyond belief with our Monstro the Whale Snowglobe. Will the great beast swallow Pinocchio, Gepetto, Figaro and Cleo before they can escape to shore? The chase is on in this beautifully detailed collectible. Imported.

A dramatic spray of sparkles surrounds Pinocchio's escape
Automatic blower function
Translucent waves
Hand-painted, sculpted resin, glass and plastic
9'' H x 6 1/4'' W x 8 1/2'' L
Requires 2 AA batteries, included

Monstro the Whale Snowglobe

$79.50 (Item #99357P)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Tiny Kingdom Boxed Set

Lift the lid on a world of enchantment with this Tiny Kingdom diorama featuring the cast of Walt Disney's classic Pinocchio. The five free-standing flat enamel figurines are set against a panoramic Gepetto's workshop backdrop and the whole scene comes complete in a decorative box for display and safe-keeping. Imported.

Figurines Include:

Jiminy Cricket
Figaro & Cleo
Honest John & Gideon
Additional Information:

Figurines up to 2 3/4'' H
Box 2 3/8'' H x 8 1/4'' W x 3 1/2'' D

Pinocchio Tiny Kingdom 5-Pc. Boxed Set

Sale: $26.99
Was:$34.50 (Item #99380P)

Friday, December 05, 2008

Movie Series Blue Fairy & Pinocchio Pin

''Little puppet made of pine, awake; the gift of life is thine,'' spoke the Blue Fairy as she made lonely Gepetto's wish come true. Makes no difference who you are, you'll love our limited-edition Disney pin inspired by Walt Disney's classic Pinocchio. Imported.

Enamel cloisonné
Gold finish
One in a series of Disney pins featuring your favorite characters in memorable moments from their motion pictures
2'' H
Limited Edition of 250

Pinocchio Pin

Sale: $8.99
Was:$12.95 (Item #66457P)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Back to School Series Jiminy & Pinocchio Pin

Back to School Series Jiminy & Pinocchio Pin

Sale: $7.99
Was:$12.95 (Item #66396P)

Pinocchio's got an apple for the teacher and lots of words of encouragement from Jiminy Cricket on this fun Disney pin. Imported.

Enamel cloisonné
Gold finish
One in a series of Disney pins featuring your favorite characters going back to school
2'' H
Limited Edition of 250

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Pinocchio Funnel by Alessi

I have one in each hat color: red & green...

Puppetmaster friend George Latshaw turned me on to this item many years ago as he knew I'd need it for my collection...

Alessi ASG12 - Pino Funnel by Stefano Giovannoni

Born in La Spezia in 1954, Stefano Giovannoni has proven himself as an architect and designer for the ages. With an explosive talent that enables him to embody complex systems within his projects, he has won many awards for his unique and functional designs. Of the most recent, he has been named the best "Super & Popular" designer of the 2000's. In each of his many pieces, Giovannoni has perfected the necessary symbiotic relationship between aesthetic and functional design for Contemporary and pop culture appeal. Here Giovannoni has perfected the idea of functional kitchen items as artwork, bringing a touch of the future to your everyday tasks. The funnel is made from thermoplastic resin with a fun and interesting painted design that turns your common funnel into Pinocchio's face - elongated nose and all, making it a truly unique and one of a kind piece.
Designed by: Stefano Giovannoni


Easy pour kitchen funnel design
Thermoplastic resin composition
Painted anthropomorphic "Pinocchio" design
Dimensions: 6.5"W x 5"D
OUR PRICE: $12.99
SKU #AAS1048

Friday, November 28, 2008

WPA Pinocchio Poster

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1937 Macy Thanksgiving Day Giant Pinocchio Balloon

Nicomar sent me the link to this masterpiece photo of a giant Pinocchio Balloon in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1937.

Wondering if this was a Tony Sarg creation? The period and the style are about right...

Also, I'm trying to figure what corner the balloon is passing by? Should I assume that grehound Buses departed from the same block on Eighth Avenue that they depart today?? If so, then the signage would indicate it's somewhere around 39th to 42nd Street. Probably on Broadway?

Any thoughts, leave them in the comments to this post, please.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Gris Grimley Gepetto Workshop

This is Gris Grimly's Pinocchio Geppetto's Workshop Cellar Edition from Wheaty Wheat Studios. Limited Edition to 500. (Not to be confused with the identical color version limited to 1,000)

"The CELLAR EDITION of the first diorama
from the Gris Grimly's Pinocchio series.
Based on the book Pinocchio illustrated by Gris Grimly,
this collectable piece is made from cold cast
resin and comes with movable metal tools and rat.
Comes in a black box with Gris Grimly art printed
in silver on it. By Wheaty Wheat Studios.
Limited to 500. Black and white. 7" tall."

I even didn't know the black and white version existed, and was surprised to get it in the mail today... But I like it better that the photos I've seen of the color version... Plus, the black and white version is supposed to be more expensive, but I got it for $30 plus shipping.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

New Pinocchio Movie?

The Henson Company has announced a new Pinocchio motion picture with illustrator Gris Grimley on their Muppet Newsflash

"A new version of "Pinocchio" is on its way to the big screen -- this retelling of the classic fairy tale will be produced by The Jim Henson Company, co-directed by acclaimed children's illustrator Gris Grimly and executive produced by renowned director Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Hellboy, The Hobbit).

"The Jim Henson Company's adaptation will be done produced as a stop-motion animated feature film. Brian Henson, Lisa Henson and Jason Lust will serve as producers on the project, while Guillermo del Toro will assist with the writing and producing duties.

"The aim of the project is to make a darker retelling of the famous fairy tale about the wooden puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. Based on the 2002 children's book illustrated by Gris Grimly, when Pinocchio comes to life, the puppet turns out to be not such a nice boy after all. Pinocchio enjoys nothing better than creating mischief and playing tricks. As he discovers, being bad is much more fun than being good -- for a while, anyway. Happily for Pinocchio, he learns that there is much more to being a real boy than just having fun.

"Guillermo del Toro commented on the production in a recent interview stating, "We are trying to get a full stop-motion version of Gris Grimly's Pinocchio off the ground, with the Jim Henson Company. The idea came from Gris, and everybody loves his book about it. The original story is far more perverse and spooky and semi-necrophilia vibe to it in certain aspects. Gris certainly has that vein in him, he wants to do this with that original spookiness in it, we are trying to get it going. The Jim Henson Company is behind it and we are currently working on the screenplay!" He added that it might take up to three years to finish the project its entirety (as producing a full-length stop-motion film takes time), so it's unlikely that we'll be seeing this film hit theaters in the next few years.

"Gris Grimly will be co-directing the epic along Adam Parrish King, whose "The Wraith of Cobble Hill" won the short filmmaking award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. I will be sure to keep you updated as soon as more information on this exciting new film becomes available".

Yes, I have the book in my collection already.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Shrek Pinocchio Figure

sHREK pINOCPat found this one at a yard sale or thrift shop...

She has a great eye....

I looked online for another shot of this figure and couldn't find it anywhere. There are some similar ones but they eyes are wider than on this figure...

This one has a head that turns side to side...

3.5 inches tall. Plastic.

There are no markings on it, which leads me to wonder if this is is a bootleg, non-licensed version?? Hm.

Anyway... He's cute and I'm glad to have him in The Pinocchio Museum. 

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Resin Disney Pinoc & Jiminy

This one just arrived from the Netherlands. The dealer was

V15Z86 Mini-Statuette, Pinocchio & Jiminy c. Disney. It is a highly collectable figure and is hard to find. Made of RESIN. In MINT CONDITION and in the original box. It has a sticker and on this sticker is written: ©Disney Demons & Merveilles. PINOCCHIO measures about 6 inches tall.

Box is marked Les Objets du Montde Dessine'.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Royal Doulton, Set of Three

I got these three babies delivered the other day...

Was wondering when Royal Doulton would get around to doing a Disney licensed set...

One dealer on eBay was selling all three items together as a lot, and I decided to get it all in one deal...

Three separate Certificates of Authenticity go into the file...

Packaged as part of the Walt Disney Showcase Collection...

Hand made and hand decorated in Thailand...

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Resin Pinoc Ornament

New acquisition: Pinocchio resin ornament...

Not sure if this is a set that includes other characters or what...

Got it on eBay...

Pinoc has a refeshingly non-Disney characterization... I always enjoy collecting the Non-Disney items as much as I do the Disney ones.

And he looks a bit like a pixie...

Measures 2.75 by 2.25 by 4.5 inches high.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Pinocchio in Blu-Ray

Disney has announced that one of the first titles that they will release on the new Blu-Ray HD DVD format will be their animation classic: Pinocchio.

See At Disney, Blu-ray Sales Team Is a Cast of Characters.

"The company will release five “platinum” titles from its library in the Blu-ray format over the next two years, hoping that classic animated movies will spur wider interest.

The films are “Pinocchio,” “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Fantasia,” “Fantasia 2000” and “Beauty and the Beast.” The company had previously announced plans to introduce one such title, “Sleeping Beauty.”

All the DVDs will include unusual features geared toward a generation that embraces interactivity and social networking. Viewers can watch a movie in tandem with friends in other locations, while they chat using a laptop or cellphone (the comments appear on the screen).

Viewers will also be able to compete against others around the world at trivia or send what Disney is calling movie mail, video images of themselves that appear within the context of the movie.

Such activities are possible because of a technology called BD Live that connects Blu-ray discs with the Internet...

Disney needs all the muscle it can find. Sales of Blu-ray players have been disappointing — although the industry has big hopes for the coming holiday season — and players compatible with BD Live just became available a few months ago.

They are also expensive: Blu-ray players that function with BD Live are priced from $300 to $700, much more than regular Blu-ray machines.

Making DVDs exciting is a trick that movie studios are desperate to pull off. After years of blistering growth, domestic DVD sales fell 3.2 percent last year, to $15.9 billion, the first annual drop in the medium’s history, according to Adams Media Research.

Blu-ray sales are growing fast, but still represent a tiny part of the business. The industry estimate for sales of Blu-ray discs in 2008 is nearly $1 billion, up from $170 million last year."

I'll be getting a copy at some point for the collection... But even as a rabid Pinoc Collector, I know that the Blu-Ray player has got to come first...

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Puppetwork's Pinocchio A Hit!

Puppetworks StaffEveryday is Pinocchio's birthday, lately, at The Puppetworks in convenient and trendy Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Their perennial top notch marionette version of Pinocchio is currently on the boards in repertory... And it's a rare glimpse of authentic old world puppet goodness.

One kid, in the opening warm-up section, called the puppets: "Americanettes"... Cute, huh?

Actually all these little stringed people are rooted in rich Italian heritage overseen by the legendary Nicolas Coppola who was actually "in the house" for the terrific performance I caught...

These current puppeteer performers (Michael Leach and Jamie Moore) are both lively and dedicated to their craft. And that's no lie!

Puppets are oozing in great "character" and they appear extremely well-manipulated, capturing every little nuance and gesture from the sharply written and comically timeless script by Nick Coppola.

Voices and music remain fresh and lively... (Voices by Adam Kilgour, Erica Brown "Eureka", Terry Alan Smith), Mr. Nick and the clever and stylish sets by Kevin Frisch are perfect!

Children in the audience were completely spellbound by this production. Chaperon's were as well, for that matter... This show, at 45 minutes, is, as they say in the biz, "tight"!

Nicolo Greets the Puppetworks CrowdIf you've never been to this little gem of an old-fashioned hand-carved marionette theater then, you are too long overdue...

Puppets waiting for make-overs for their next performance hang throughout the house high above the heads of the audience adding a unique ambiance. Here's a gallery of Puppetworks' puppets that I put up on Flickr with permission of the big Gepetto...

Check the Puppetwork's website for their complete schedule of upcoming public puppet works of Pinocchio as well as other hugely popular titles. It's easy to book your own group, school, day care center, or private party, for a very reasonably priced "old world" experience that your audience will remember for a lifetime...

(Note: This review first appeared on Postcards from Hell's Kitchen)

Pinocchio Museum Debuts

I finally figured out all the confusing settings and is now happily populated by The Pinocchio Museum.


Now, Pinokioman better get it in gear and start updating posts by adding things from my collection...

Maybe a Pinocchio-of-the-day campaign is in order??

"Sounds like a snappy idea", declares Pinocchio leaping up on the computer desk!

Monday, July 21, 2008


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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Limoges Pinoc with Books

Acquired in auction, March 2008. 133/500.

Syrocco Plaque

WDCC Gift of Life is Thine

WDCC Pinocchio and Blue Fairy figurine entitled "The Gift of Life Is Thine". This piece comes to you mint in its original box with COA. It was only available to members of the Walt Disney Collectors Society and is part of the Of Dreams and Magic series.

Featuring Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy. Sold as a set. The Blue Fairy measures 8 3/8 inches tall & Pinocchio measures 6 7/8 inches tall. This piece was introduced in 2005. This sculpture set is the fourth release in the Members Only "Of Dreams & Magic" series. Retired: Edition Closed 3/07. Includes the original box and a certificate of authenticity.

Acquired in auction, March 2008. $181.12

Porcelain Toupee Removal

Acquired March 2008 in auction.

Saturday, March 22, 2008


Got it March 31, 2008 in Auction.

This was a DisneyStore Exclusive, apparently.

This is the Disney Geppetto's Workshop Snowglobe. It features Pinocchio dancing inside the globe. He's dancing to Geppetto's accordian. Pinocchio's pals are also joining in the fun. It plays the tune "I've Got No Strings". This globe measures approximately 7 1/2 in. height x 8 in. width. Please note the shipping costs for this item because of its size and weight (shipping costs are not negotiable). Please use the shipping calculator below for domestic and international rates. This item is brand new and has never been removed from the box.

Stromboli's Wagon SnowGlobe

Discovered this on a site called Neverland today. Had never seen it before...

The fairy and the lantern light up apparently...

Pinocchio Blue Fairy Snowglobe
This snow globe depicts the scene from the movie when Pinocchio has been locked in the bird cage by Stromboli. The illuminated Blue Fairy is talking to Pinocchio and he's telling stories, all of a sudden his nose grows longer and longer and longer ... until a birds nest full of birds is perched on the end.
Jiminy Cricket is sitting on the edge of Stromboli's cart with many of the puppets. The lantern on cart illuminates too. Stromboli is siting on the front of the cart.
Plays the Tune: "I've Got No Strings"
Size: H x L (inch): 7" x 7"

Daring Journey Diorama Pin

Got mine for $9.99 and free shipping on eBay today.

Blue Fairy Snowglobe

Pinoc with Blue Fairy Snowglobe on Disney Shopping.

Honest John

Just discovered that I'm missing this character in my Syrocco collection. I have the other six and just discovered that there was also an Honest John (Fox) character...

Apparently they made a Pen Holder, too?? Who knew? Supposedly the penholders are larger than the others in the set...

But the one I need to complete the set is the second one one pictured (NOT the pen holder).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Worth1000 Includes Pinoc

Check out Worth1000 for fun photo shopped images.

This one stars Pinoc in their Six Degrees of Puppets gallery.

Pinocchio, the capo of the Puppetland Crime Syndicate, submits to a lie detector test. Gepetto, who turned state's evidence 2 years ago, administers the test. Said Gepetto - "I'm holding the strings now, my friend!"

Artist is JerryOStone

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Puppetworks Pinocchio

Puppetworks' announces a Spring 2008 revival of their marionette production of Pinocchio.

"This is the finest marionette production of Pinocchio in the world" Nicolas Coppola's greatest masterpiece!"

Monday, January 21, 2008

Heirloom Box

This is the Oleszewski Heirloom Box.
It's gorgeous...

Molded, but looks woodcarved...

Great big storage compartment.

I pretty much love it...

Yeah, that sums it up...

Gallery of Light

This was a Disneyland Only release in March 2008.

It's a lot of fun.

Took a while for me to figure out how to turn on the light, but it turns out Oleszewski likes surprises so they didn't include directions... 

Here's a hint: check out the gold leafy vines carefully...

I met Olszewski years back when he was in town for a show at the Marriot Marquis Hotel and he autographed all my lil figures of his with his teeny signature...

Look for the Oleszewski tag here in the Pinocchio Museum to see those pieces...