My Favorite Disney Merchandise

Merchandise is a major part if the Walt Disney Company and there are a wide change of products to choose from.

Anyone can say that their favorite Disney merchandise is their first plush or a t-shirt of their favorite character, but my favorite merchandise is a major milestone in the company heritage.
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Yes, the Mickey watch is my favorite piece of merchandise. Not only does it feature the original mouse, but it serves a useful function as a watch.
It was also the Mickey Mouse watches that brought the company out of bankruptcy at one time. In the 1930s, during the wide spreading sensation of Mickey Mouse, the public demand was for more and more Mickey. The image of mickey mouse was licensed and used on many different types of merchandise, including alarm clocks and lunch boxes, but the signature mickey watch with Mickeys arms as the hour and minute hands started it all.

Kay Kamen had a big part of getting Mickey watches manufactured in 1933 and allowing the company to stay afloat and expand into another division, i.e. consumer products.

The Mickey watch is unlike any other piece of Disney merchandise and I got mine while on the Disney College Program where I worked at One Man’s Dream. Needless to say, I enjoy when current merchandise reflects the original products and embodies Disney heritage.
What is your favorite Disney merchandise? (link to the Disney Store, click on the photos)
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