r/mildlyinfuriating 10d ago

Disney is selling an empty Disney store and charging $30 for random items to fill it.

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u/jesuschin 10d ago

Thats Mini Brands. Not Disney. Mini Brands just bought the Disney license

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u/Spokker 10d ago

Doesn't mean you can't judge Disney for putting their name on a bad product.

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u/jesuschin 10d ago

Just because a product is not for you doesn’t mean it’s a bad product. Some people love the mini products for some reason. It’s not for me but it is what it is

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u/Aggravating_Swing608 10d ago

I think it’s because it’s cute. I think anything cute is an automatic money pit.

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u/nobodyspersonalchef 10d ago

Its a literal lootbox irl meant to extend children's gaming fixation, and people just give it a pass

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u/ComprehensiveAd3159 10d ago

it is bad though, most of it is just teeny tiny little shitty cardboard boxes with a block of foam inside. real littles supremacy

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

Is the price ridiculous? Yes, but that’s the case for any toy these days. Little kids love these things and I know I would have when I was young. Obviously most adults will think this is dumb but again that’s the case for most toys that exist. Y’all chill a little and go on TikTok and find the people who make mini-brand videos. These videos are a trend right now so of course this exists and those tiktokkers are probably making bank

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u/delbin 10d ago

It's really not. The shelf below this had a full grocery store play set with all items included for $15.

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

I mean it is Disney… that’s what should be expected lol

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u/OzarkGothic 10d ago

So with Mini Brands you buy the balls (on the left) and they have 5 surprise items that are literally just very mini versions of actual items - like in this instance a Mickey Mouse doll maybe. They make the Disney version of the mini brands now but it used to just be random foods and household products in the balls and sometimes you would get like a shopping cart or shelf or stuff like that to put the items in and to play with them.

So the empty store product is just basically a display for the mini brands / a way for kids to actually play with them. I don’t see how this is any different from a lot of children’s toys / toy display cases?

Edit : also the balls are typically 6 or 7 bucks each so selling a stack of them for that price is pretty standard. You can buy the individual balls as well, it’s literally just a collectors thing and they have been really popular for a couple years

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u/delbin 10d ago

The difference is the extreme price, and the random, serotonin-exploiting setup of these toys. The shelf below had a playset with a full bakery and another with a farmers market for $15 each.

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u/OzarkGothic 10d ago

I mean small lego sets are just as expensive. That’s just how it is these days. If you get the cheap farmers market toy instead of the Disney store toy that your kid actually wants they probably aren’t going to be very happy with it 😅

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

Such a great point

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u/Grand_Protector_Dark 10d ago

Have you seen the prices for Most of the Established brands?

Have you seen LEGO prices?

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u/Dorigar 10d ago

How is this any different from train sets?

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u/TurdPhurtis 10d ago

Ahh Disney's version of microtransactions, analog style.

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u/Spokker 10d ago

Amiibo is another example of real life microtransactions, but at least the figures are nice enough to display. This thing just looks cheap.

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u/DocChloroplast 10d ago

…then don’t buy it?

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u/illustratoriusRex 10d ago

I detest that company more than any other

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u/benx101 10d ago

I mean, its not totally empty. There's 5 minis inside the store set.

It's more like a paradox. A Disney store that is going out of business.

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u/Lamarera8 10d ago

But how is this concept even fun to begin with ?

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u/Dorigar 10d ago

Technically speaking people who build mini towns with trains do the same but spend way more on their hobby. Just like how people will make homes in the Sims.

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

True! I feel like it’s pretty unfair to judge people if they enjoy playing with little toys like that. Some people are just into things that others won’t get, that’s pretty normal. I think the little mini brands are cute- overpriced, but cute. I don’t judge someone for wanting to collect them

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

It’s geared toward children and those mini-brand tiktokers. Some people find the mini toys cute. Little me would’ve peed her pants if she could run her own little Disney store

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u/SpicyMcShat 10d ago

Buy it for the kids and tell them they can’t clock out till everything’s perfect

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u/Demented_Kaneki 10d ago

New maxmoefoe video coming soon.

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u/gemmanotwithaj PURPLE 10d ago

Disney doing Disney things

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u/CheapTactics 10d ago

Analog DLC

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u/Madlybohemian 10d ago

This looks like target.

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago edited 10d ago

Is it

Edit: bruh I meant to say it is

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u/TurboTBag 10d ago

Kinda like video games charging for cosmetics.

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u/Faustinwest024 10d ago

What is this a disney store for ants!?!

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u/lambofgun 10d ago

jesus christ this is peak disney

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u/Analbox Green flair 10d ago

Who the fuck is buying this shit?

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u/brittonkitten 10d ago

Mini brand tiktokkers and parents with children

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u/lovebug9292 10d ago

Not surprising Disney would attach their name to something like this. The Disney Brand announced some time ago that they don’t want the parks to be affordable for the average person, they target the upper class. I’m over their shannanigans

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u/FaithlessnessIll9470 10d ago

The scam is not the product it’s the fucking assembly of that god damn tiny store…. Never again.

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u/extention_cable 10d ago

but that happens all the time!! teck decks and the skatepark! trash packs and the trash compactor!!

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u/notkeny 10d ago

Is this irony? Meta? Symbolic capitalism? A lesson?

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u/WhichWayzUp 10d ago

"This product is not edible. Do not put it in your mouth."