Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Tinker Bell Toy Shop Signs 1966

The Tinker Bell toy shop used to be one of my favorite places in Disneyland. In the store was a nice selection of Matchbox cars from England and Britains Toy Soldiers. The annual tradition was to purchase a knight in armor from the colletion of Britains. Each one of the boys in the family would pick one out. We would also get to pick out a Matchbox car as well. Now, Tinker Bell is a Princess shop without fun toys for boys.

On the second photo painted on the wall is a cute little boy with the title Pegleg Pirate. I cannot read what the character on the other side of the sign is, but it looks like the Pegleg Pirates dog. The sign also has great pixie and star accents similar to the stars and pixie dust that trail behind Tinkerbell on the opening sequence of the Disneyland TV show.

1 comment:

Major Pepperidge said...

I love the fact that those painted figures aren't typical Disney characters! Give the place more of a storybook feel.

These days Disney has a way of pushing a franchise to the point where I am sick of it (i.e. the Princesses, Winnie the Pooh, and maybe Fairies will be next...)