It’s Sunday morning, which means I’m staring at my Mr. Toad collection as always. I decided to compare it against my other collections and come to a conclusion: The Disney Studio Store doesn’t like Mr. Toad. In looking at my collection, I have determined that I only have 4 Studio store pins, that’s it. A 65th anniversary pin, a beloved tales, and two, count them two, ptds. Most other movies have gotten many others and even the most obscure characters have been recognized over the years but not the primary Mr. Toad characters. Also, there have been many WDI pins over the years but only 4 DSSH. So why the discrepancy with other equally popular characters and movies? Mr Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland always has wait times in excess of 20 minutes, which is usually more than the Snow White and Pinocchio rides, typically walk ons, that have significantly more pins available to its collectors. I don’t believe popularity is a good counterpoint because the ptd releases of minor characters recently and the popularity of the toad ride at Disneyland (and the toad restaurant in Paris with typical 45 minute wait times) seem to refute that argument. Also, any releases sell out eventually regardless of whether it’s Rapunzel or a much lesser known character. I’ve compiled a quick and rudimentary list of this inescapable, undeniable fact. This list is for all recent DSSH releases that failed to include a Mr. Toad counterpart. Please feel free to add to this list. 1) Character Block 2) Cutie 3) Cursive Cutie 4) Marquee 5) Dark Tales 6) Mane & Friends 7) ptds of other primary characters Bonus WDI 1) Character Cluster 2) Profile 3) Villain and sidekicks I’m sure I’m missing many others but this at least gives an idea of what I’m ranting about. My hope is that with the 70th looming in only 4 short weeks, this injustice will be, at least, partially corrected, and DSSH (and dare I suggest WDI with a cluster and profile?) will right this blatant and inexplicable wrong. This is your local, friendly neighborhood Mr. Toad collector signing off. And remember, “all that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing.” A line from my daughter’s show, “Miraculous”, but seems especially relevant here. Or something. End insane Mr. Toad tirade or diatribe against DSSH. Although this is half supposed to be tongue-in-cheek, it still seems to make some sense.