Sunday, February 3, 2019

Disney Pin Review: Dumbo - Disney Wisdom Collection #1

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Unique look really works, great quote
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
New series kicks off
Great quote; pretty blue color
This pin set is great

Disney Kicks Off a New Collection with an Uplifting Quote

I managed to avoid the limited series that the Disney Store released last year for Mickey's 90th birthday because what they were releasing didn't really appeal to me.  However, as soon as I saw the collection for 2019, I knew I was doomed.  The Wisdom Collection will feature inspiring quote from various Disney movies, and these quotes and characters from the movie will be featured in plush, pins, journals, and mugs.  They started with a quote from Dumbo, and this pin set is wonderful.

The quote they chose comes from Timothy when he first realizes that Dumbo can fly.  "The very things that held you down are going to carry you up, up, up!" is featured on one of the pins in this three pin set.  Dumbo, naturally, is featured in the second.  He's holding his magic feather and looking like he doesn't believe a thing he's been told.  Timothy himself is on the third, and you can just picture him saying this line to encourage Dumbo.

Each entry in this series is going to have a theme color, and this month's color is blue.  Specifically, it is a pretty baby blue.  All three pins are predominately that color.  The two characters feature a darker shade of blue as well as white and black for outlining and accents.  The quote is in darker blue with some key words emphasized in red, and the magic feather shows up in the quote’s pin in yellow.  Individually, all three pins are typical Disney pin size.

And I love them.  While they don't look exactly like the characters because of the color choices, they are easy to identify, and the color scheme is fun.  In fact, with all the pins from the collection together, they are doing to look amazing.

While I don't love all the quotes they've chosen, this one definitely makes me smile.  Yes, the things we think are struggles can be blessings if we remember to look for the good and are willing to think outside the box.  As a Christian, this even echoes scriptures that talk about God using the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  Yes, even the things that we think held us down.  This is always a good reminder.

So the new Disney Wisdom Collection is off to a fantastic start with Dumbo.  I can't wait to get the rest of the sets as the year progresses.

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