As the 35th anniversary of Precious Moments gifts and collectibles continues throughout the year, new products continue to make their debut. Baby gifts from the BaZooples collection, the Precious Moments Disney Collection, the Hello Kitty line, the Collectible Bisque line, and birthday, friendship, inspiration, and love-inspired pieces mark more than three decades of Precious Moments for collectors.
Precious Moments, Inc. has introduced a wide selection of new products, as well as new finishing touches that make each piece unique. There are now jewels, sparkles, gold and glitter, in addition to porcelain, mixed media, and plush.
Included in the launch is the Ne’Qwa Art collection, glass ornaments hand-painted in reverse on the inside of each ornament; four gold-trimmed ornaments featuring the famous lighthouse scenes of Thomas Kinkade; Susan Winget’s portraits of Nature; and a series of wedding and anniversary bell-shaped ornaments – all trimmed in 22 karat gold.
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Precious Moments, Inc. introduces new mid-year collections, including Hello Kitty and Elvis licenses. PMI offers new lines of gifts, home décor, and collectibles that will begin shipping to retailers in early November.
The new Hello Kitty line includes a Hello Kitty Train to commemorate a little girl’s first five birthdays. Each interconnecting porcelain train car portrays Hello Kitty wearing a different outfit with matching bow and the numbers one through five sculpted on the side. Each car is hand-painted in bright colors, sized between 4 and 4.5 inches high, and costs $30. Also in the Hello Kitty line is Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, Hello Kitty Bride, and Hello Kitty Mermaid.
The new Elvis line showcases Elvis’ most memorable scenes, and includes Takin’ Care of Business, with Elvis wearing a white and gold outfit and holding a microphone as he performs. Each of the figurines stands atop a sculpted gold-trimmed base surrounded with musical notes and a TCB logo. Each is 5.5 inches high and costs $45.
Celebrating Disney’s diamond jubilee of the release of Snow White this year, PMI is releasing a limited-edition vignette of Snow White and her Prince Charming, as he holds her hand alongside a flower-covered wishing well. Titled You Are My Wish Come True, the figure is limited to only 1,937 pieces worldwide and is priced at $550. Other new additions to the Disney Collection include more scenes from Snow Snow White, Rapunzel, Mary Poppins, The Lion King, Cinderella with her Prince Charming, and Toy Story.
The Precious Moments Small Hands Bible for girls has made the top 20 bestseller list of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA), appearing at number 18 for the month of February, 2010. The Small Hands Bibles were also on Parable Stores bestseller list from October through January.
These Bibles, designed specifically for children, feature Samuel J. Butcher’s renowned artwork and are published by Precious Moments licensee Tommy Nelson, the children’s division of Thomas Nelson. “We could not be more pleased with the progress and success of these Bibles,” states Susan Meek, Vice President of Licensing for Precious Moments. “This has proven to be a wonderful partnership as we work together to share a wonderful message with today’s children,” she continues.
Precious Moments, Inc. has announced a recent licensing agreement with New York-based Baby Boom Consumer Products, a Betesh Group company. Under the agreement, Baby Boom, known as a “one stop shop for all Mom’s nursery needs,” will develop and distribute a line of baby bedding and room décor featuring Precious Moments artwork.
“We are very excited to partner with Baby Boom, well known for their strong retail distribution and wonderful quality products. Baby products have been a successful component of the Precious Moments product line since the inception of the collection in 1978, and this new partnership will continue that tradition,” says Susan Meek, Vice president of licensing at PMI.
“The brand has a rich history that resonates with today’s moms and caregivers and we are looking forward to creating wholesome bedding collections that bring the purity and simplicity of the brand to the nursery,” says Dara Shapiro, director, licensing and marketing for Baby Boom.
Precious Moments baby products by Baby Boom are available in K-mart stores nationwide now and will be at Walmart stores in June.