OP ED: Disney Should Bring More Asian Park Merchandise To The Western Market

Tokyo Disneyland Beauty and the Beast Stained Glass Windows Popcorn bucket

File this under opinion, but I really wish that Disney would bring more of their Asian parks merchandise to the United States and European markets. I know I can’t be the only person who feels that way.

Disney just brought the nuiMOs out to the Western market and they have been a huge hit already! I ordered some just to review and I find myself really excited about them. Then they offered some of the ears based on Duffy and friends and they sold out almost immediately.

Right now we do have a taste of the adorable merchandise with Olu from Aulani and there’s a Duffy and Friends Loungefly on Shop Disney, but I would love much more than that.

Duffy and Friends Loungefly Belt Bag – $45

Duffy Crossbody and Backpack (I now might need to buy one)

But I wish we could get more!

I did find some individual sellers listing things like Minka’s Disney Store that offer items from Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland and Shanghai Disneyland.

The merchandise is so cute!

I would love to be able to buy them in the stores over here. I’m sure I’m not alone!

Hopefully the nuiMOs are just the beginning!

What do you think? Comment and let us know!


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