I was just at the Disney Store at the Mall of America a couple of weeks ago and was very disappointed to see that most of what is available is still the junky toy stuff from before. There were two endcaps that had a couple of lanyard pins and a shelf with a few collectibles, another with a couple of mugs and some water bottles, but most of it was stuffed animals, plastic kids toys and cheap art sets for the little ones. I saw one pair of pajamas for adults there, but nothing like they used to have.
I talked to a CM there and asked her if she knew anything about a changing out of merchandise to more resemble the product you can get in WDW and, with a haughty look, she said, “Did you get your info from the official Walt Disney Company site, or from one of those gossip sites?” Grrr… I felt like informing her that her attitude was very UN-Disney and that I wouldn’t be back until she acquired a better one and better merchandise.
Good thing I have money tucked away for shopping at the real thing in June.