New items for New Year’s Day 2023 are now available from the Disney Store, first at Disney Flagship Tokyo on December 2, 2022 (Fri.), and then at Disney Store stores nationwide from December 9, 2022 (Fri.).
New items from the Disney Store to celebrate New Year’s 2023
The New Year’s items for 2023 will celebrate the start of the New Year with two collections: one featuring Judy Hopps, the police rabbit from the movie “Zootopia,” and the other featuring the auspicious Daruma doll.
Items featuring Judy Hopps from “Zootopia”
The “Zootopia” collection features Judy Hopps, the Chinese zodiac sign for the year 2023, which is the “Rabbit”. The lineup includes New Year’s items such as shimekari ornaments and stuffed Daruma dolls, with the wish that the year will be a year of leaps and bounds, just as Judy believes in dreams.
Right) Judy Hopps & Nick Wilde Plush Toy: HAPPY JUDY YEAR” 5,940 yen
“Takasaki Daruma” handmade by craftsmen
Of particular note is the “Takasaki Daruma” featuring Judy and her partner, Nick Wilde, a fox. Instead of the word “Fuku,” Nick is depicted with a necktie and Judy with a carrot, both handmade by artisans, making this a rare item.
Pooh’s Zodiac Costume Series
The lineup also includes Pooh’s Zodiac Costume Series, which has gained popularity every year. Familiar characters such as Pooh, Piglet, and Tigger, who look adorable holding a carrot, appear in white and beige rabbit costumes.
“TSUM TSUM” is now also available in a rabbit design.
Also of note is the popular TSUM TSUM series of plush toys. A total of eight different types of Mickey & Friends and Pooh & Piglet are available in rabbit costumes with red eyes and three-dimensional noses.
December 2, 2022 (Friday) – Disney Flagship Tokyo, official online store “Shop Disney”
December 9, 2022 (Friday) – Disney Store stores nationwide