Thursday, October 28, 2010

Asterix Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Asterix! Fifty-one years ago, on October 29, 1959, this Mighty Gaul was born. WunderTime is proud to share in the celebration by offering 25% off our entire catalog of Asterix merchandise. Our party ends November 1, 2010. Buy your Asterix merchandise at

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Send your Teddy to Paris

You know we take Tintin everywhere we go. He's seen the world through our travels and that of our fans. Well, in addition to his own adventures of course. Now, you can send your Teddy abroad when you can't go yourself. (via)

"Here's how it works: you send Lamby, Kissy, Teddy or your stuffed animal of choice to Denis Gerber and he'll escort it around the City of Light, snap photos of it at the Place de la Concorde, the Louvre and other landmarks and return it to you with a digital photo album chronicling its adventures. For an extra $70 or so, Teddy can take one of four extension tours, exploring chic Paris or the parts of the city featured in The Da Vinci Code. "We've decided to offer the opportunity to visit this beautiful city to furry toys across the globe, and make sure their owners enjoy it (almost) as much as the furry darlings will," says the Furry Toys Tours website."

One question: Does the tour guide wear a Bear suit to make your little one feel comfortable?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Fancy Frock for the Barbapapa fan

I am in love with these adorable Barbapapa dresses from Swedish site, Kaja Designs. And yes, you can get them at her Etsy shop.

But that's not all-she also has Pippi Longstocking, a personal favorite of mine. Mr. Nilsson ponytail holders make me swoon!

Oh Pippi, I love your barrettes too.

And yes, Moomintrolls too.

Like Snufkin better? Try these Snufkin clips.

Many of these are made from vintage fabrics. Which gives me an idea: Perhaps it's time to start hoarding fabric from current animated tv series, just to use in twenty years or so when the nostalgia kicks in. Something to think about.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Little Prince wants to serve you Korean Food

Who knew that The Little Prince and Korean food went so well together? Clearly, the folks behind The Little Prince Kids Cafe, in Buena Park, California.

According to Koko Living, "The Little Prince Kids Cafe in Buena Park, CA has been making moms and kids shout of joy. There are playhouses popping up everywhere, but to find one that serves Korean food - friendly for kids and a playhouse full of great kid sitting service and activities! Wow! I wish I had a magic wand to make the Little Prince Kids Cafe as popular as Starbucks worldwide..."

Personally, I think this dining room looks fantastic. Comfy, but not cloyingly kiddish.

Koko Living also had a review by a real live expert, a mom who'd taken her little one there:

"Little Prince Kids Cafe in Buena Park was really cute and clean. They had plenty of workers on hand to care for the children. They have a mini jungle gym, ball bit, dress up area, infant area, and library inside. They also provide craft time and private lockers for your shoes. Its $8 for 2 hours, which includes one juice box for the kids. For the adults, admission is free as long as you order from the menu. It is a bit pricey since you have a time limit and a glass of iced coffee runs about $5 (and each additional 30 minutes you stay is $2). But because there are no other kids cafes near us, its a small price we have to pay. Overall, I'd give this place a 4 out of 5." Okay, so she doesn't mention the enormous Little Prince, but that's okay. When my son was little, I would have been all over this place, Giant Little Prince or not.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Little Prince in Creole

It's fitting that I've just gotten back from a Caribbean trip, since I've just discovered the The Little Prince is now available in Creole. According to the blog Repeating Islands, the publisher of previous Creole editions of Tintin, Asterix, and other favorites has now moved on to The Little Prince.

"Continuing its work to open a space for Creole expression, Caraïbéditions has recently (September 2010) published Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Le Petit Prince [The Little Prince] in several Creole editions. The editions for different regions were translated by various specialists: in Guadeloupean Creole, Tiprens-la (Robert Chilin); in Martinican Creole, Ti-Prens lan (Marie-José Saint-Louis), for Réunion, Lo Pti Prins (Jocelin Lakia); and for French Guiana Tiprens-a (Aude Désiré). Editor Florent Charbonnier says that this is the first time that such a work is published simultaneously in the Creole of the four Overseas Departments." (via)

Wear your Little Prince on your sleeve, literally

Ahh, Paris Fashion Week. The perfect setting for The Little Prince, no? Okay, I'm not exactly sure about that, but he was there in full-force, featured as a main part of design Jean-Charles de Castelbajac's Spring/Summer 2011 collection. (via)

I must confess that some retro-loving part of me is quite keen on these sandals, but not so much for a man. Do they come in women's sizes?

I'm sincerely not sure what Antoine de Saint-Exupery would have thought of this, but hey, the guy has dressed Beyonce so something's working for him, right?