[QUOTE=Tinker Mel;1085785]:laugh: exactly!
I mean Duffy’s cute & all, but he doesn’t fit in with the other characters. When you have the likes of Mickey & friends, the princesses, pirates, all of Pixar, now all of Marvel, and even more, why the heck do you need a generic-looking teddy bear?[/QUOTE]
I found an article on Duffy whilst searching around, this piece is quite interesting and explains quite alot about the intended target market. However, not all things transfer well, this being one of them, it make work in Tokyo, but not in the US and I am unsure whether he exists at all at DLP?
Disney Bear was originally created by the Disney Design art team here in Orlando using Mickey as the inspiration; Duffy has a Mickey Mouse shaped face and a Mickey-shaped birthmark on his hip. Two years later, Tokyo Disney Resort adopted Disney Bear to be fresh content for Tokyo Disney Seas Park. The story behind the bear was: Minnie made a bear for Mickey to keep him company on his world travels. Mickey named him “Duffy” because Minnie gave him the bear in a duffel bag. Eventually Duffy became a character in the Tokyo Disney Seas park, and over a 5-year period, Duffy became one of the most sought-after souvenirs in the Japanese resort and a coveted collectible by Japanese women ages 20-35.