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One negative of growing up is that aside from B&N, perusing a mall, even one as loaded as Tysons, just isn't interesting anymore. Sure, I got a little amusement from looking at the Lego store's Hobbit collection, but my 3 year old just isn't ready for that stuff yet. Who knows what will be the next big thing when she is (besides Star Wars, which will never go away), as even the Harry Potter and PotC sets are now gone. I mock the Microsoft store every time I walk past. I cringe at the Apple store not because I dislike the products, but rather just that I generally dislike the prices...and have no room in the house for a new computer (and I have 2 netbooks that need to find a new purpose in life).

But the Disney store's changes in the last couple of years are the most depressing. Between Disney's acquisition of Marvel and Star Wars, the Disney Princess line, Tink, Frozen (almost as large as the rest of the Princess line combined), and Sophia (from the TV channel), plus the required area for Mickey and Minnie, there just isn't any room for promoting the classical era of Disney films except for one tiny floor stand that was promoting a line of things for 101 Dalmatians (I'll wager the Blue-Ray release is coming up soon). Even Pixar is underrepresented, nevermind the Muppets, and I don't expect the Pixar line to grow with the next film as it seems more for a grown-up audience in the same way that Big Hero 6 is (that film also have almost no merch in the store at all).

Just depressing. Much as I *can* shop online, I actually don't like to.

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Date: 2015-01-06 04:46 pm (UTC)
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It seems like a lot of stores are focusing on the "I want it now" crowd rather than focusing on the whole gamut of stuff. That said, the focus on Disney Princess stuff is annoying at best and frustrating at worst (though at least some of the more modern princess characters have a clue and abilities ... Merida, Anna, and Mulan come to mind).

It almost seems like there should be one store for Disney stuff (classic and modern Disney) and a separate store for Disney Affiliated stuff (Marvel & Star Wars). I'm not sure which store would house Muppets & Pixar, probably Disney since the movies have the castle at the start.


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