ANTIQUE DISNEY TOYS THAT ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE

Marc L. (NDD#40) (3 Posts)

Marc is from Upstate NY, where he lives as a single Dad with his thirteen year old son. Although Marc had seven trips to Walt Disney World as a child and young adult, his true passion for all things Disney did not ignite until 2007 when he brought his young son to Disney for his first trip. After seeing Walt Disney World through his young son’s eyes on that trip, he became forever hooked on Disney! Then in December 2008, Marc really drank the “Disney Kool-Aid” at Mousefest (a gathering of the Disney community in Walt Disney World) and he has never looked back since. Since 2010, Marc has been a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. He enjoys answering guest’s questions and assisting them plan their Walt Disney World vacations. Marc will be sharing, with the Disney Driven Life Community, photo blogs of items at his home that remind him of Disney everyday as well as things that have special Disney memories to him. Marc proudly wears his NDD # 40 Badge!


I want to feature three of the antique Disney toys in my home that never fail to give me a big smile every time I look at them. These toys may be a bit worn and not in mint condition, but in my mind I can hear the children’s laughter echoing from all the fun that they had playing with them when they owned them in years past.

My sister, Melissa at Christmas 2010, gave the first two Mickey Mouse toys to me because she knows how much that I love Mickey Mouse, so right off the bat they are extra special to me.  The Mickey Mouse Push–Up Puppet (the toy on the right) was manufactured in 1977 by Gabriel Industries Inc. in Hong Kong, and it is quite fun to move Mickey around by pushing the bottom of the figurine in various places.  The wind up Mickey Mouse (the toy on the left) was made by TOMY in 1977 in Taiwan and it actually still winds up and walks.  It is definitely a little wobbly when it walks, but it is still loads of fun!

The third toy that I am sharing with you this month is a Mini Bobble Head Donald Duck that I found in a free used toy bin on my summer travels to Cape Cod, MA.  Bobble Head Donald Duck was made in 2003 in China for the Kellogg Company as a cereal box promotion with Disney.  I really like this Bobble Head because of it’s small size and Donald’s face looking like he is good.  Even though this piece is not considered to be an antique, it is still a great Disney collectible to have around in your house to remind you of all things Disney.

Do you have items like these in your home? Please leave a comment and let me know what Disney things in your home bring “the World” to your everyday life.

Contributed by: Marc Lorenzo (NDD#40) Marc is the DDL Homing Photographer and proud member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. Visit the Walt Disney World Moms Panel for help planning your Magical Trip. He is not a Disney employee. The postings on this site are his own and do not necessarily represent Disney’s positions or opinions.

Marc L. (NDD#40)

Marc is from Upstate NY, where he lives as a single Dad with his thirteen year old son. Although Marc had seven trips to Walt Disney World as a child and young adult, his true passion for all things Disney did not ignite until 2007 when he brought his young son to Disney for his first trip. After seeing Walt Disney World through his young son’s eyes on that trip, he became forever hooked on Disney! Then in December 2008, Marc really drank the “Disney Kool-Aid” at Mousefest (a gathering of the Disney community in Walt Disney World) and he has never looked back since. Since 2010, Marc has been a member of the Walt Disney World Moms Panel. He enjoys answering guest’s questions and assisting them plan their Walt Disney World vacations. Marc will be sharing, with the Disney Driven Life Community, photo blogs of items at his home that remind him of Disney everyday as well as things that have special Disney memories to him. Marc proudly wears his NDD # 40 Badge!

4 thoughts on “ANTIQUE DISNEY TOYS THAT ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE

  • Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm
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    Marc, this is very interesting and you need to bring more of this type of content to the DDL.

  • Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm
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    Thanks Dennis, I have a whole lot more to share in the future! 🙂

  • Monday, May 2, 2011 at 1:19 pm
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    I don’t have any toys like this in my home and my kids would probably break them if I did. However, I do have a ceramic mug circa 1975 from Disney World. It features Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Having been broken once when I was a kid, it is merely a decorative item now, but it brings a smile to my face every time I see it, just like those antique toys do for you.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 4:02 am
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    Hi,
    I love Disney toys. I have many mickey mouse toys at home. Out of these three I have Donald duck at home. I love all of them.. These are the invaluable treasure of mine, I would like to retain all my life.. 🙂

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