9-17-15 TruffleShuffle.com's new range of Rainbow Brite merchandise is now available for purchase! Check them out here! We've also gotten our first glance at the upcoming Rainbow Brite doll from Jackie at TheToyInsider. Starlite will be available in October, and Rainbow Brite will be available in November. To see and purchase Hallmark's other Rainbow Brite merchandise, click here :)
The 4 character Collector Set and large Twink doll are now showing up in Hallmark stores as well! Some items are even appearing in Canadian Hallmarks! If your local stores don't have the merchandise yet, give them a call and they can order them for you. TruffleShuffle.com also recently launched a preview of their new range of Rainbow Brite merchandise, which will be available the second week in September. Be sure to check them out! And below are my latest review videos :)
Brite Cast episode #16 is now available! Join us as we discuss recent merchandise releases, upcoming releases from Hallmark and TruffleShuffle, the official new Rainbow Brite website, YouTube uploads and more. Plus we announce our Itty Bitty Give-Away contest winner!
Hallmark's new Classic Rainbow Brite itty bittys and a brand new Rainbow Brite book are now showing up in Hallmark stores! A 4-character Collector Set (containing Red Butler, Indigo, Romeo and Hammy) will be arriving there shortly as well. These items are not available online yet, but will be on Hallmark.com later this month. Below is my review video of the new itty bittys and book :)
Hallmark's Special Edition Rainbow Brite itty bittys are available now! Click here to buy them online while supplies last. Below is my video review of these adorable dolls :)
Click here to read more about these products, and future Rainbow Brite products that Hallmark has planned for this year and next. And take a moment to watch their super cute commercial for the Classic Rainbow Brite itty bittys that will premier in stores and online this August:
Brite Cast episode #14 is here! Join us as we discuss the latest news in Rainbow Land :)
Hallmark has begun to release pictures of their upcoming merchandise! First up, a Rainbow Brite itty bitty and five Sprite itty bittys! Keep checking Hallmark's official Rainbow Brite Facebook page for more updates :) Also, Kit Neale's Rainbow Brite themed women's fashions are now available from colette.fr.
Hallmark's 2015 Keepsake Ornament Dream Book has been released, and we were shown that for 2015 they will be re-releasing the 2013 Rainbow Brite ornament. This new ornament will be available for sale online and in stores on July 11th. Brite Cast released episode #13 where we discuss the new merchandise coming out this year, and interview fan Kenyth Mogan. And TopShop has new Rainbow Brite boyshort panties for sale online!
Hallmark will be releasing new classic style dolls, itty bittys, and a new book in August of this year! They provided concept images and information today, which I included in a blog post. They look super adorable! :) Join in on the conversation on Facebook!
Select Hallmark Gold Crown stores are now carrying Rainbow Brite t-shirts, tote bags, mousepads, mugs, magnets, mirror compacts and cosmetic bags! Click here to see a list of stores carrying the merchandise, click here to view comments containing pictures of the items, and below is my product review video :) Inventory is available while supplies last, and Hallmark will make decisions about future products based on sales results.
Brite Cast, the Rainbow Brite podcast, just celebrated its 2nd birthday! Listen to Episode #12 to catch up on the latest Rainbow Brite news and hear exciting reveals about upcoming Rainbow Brite merchandise!
Feeln's new Rainbow Brite series' season finale hit today, and OH MY BOWS did it drop a sparkly, colorful, explosive bombshell!! Rainbow Brite fans - this is a must see!! Your jaw will hit the floor and your heart will hit the heavens :) Do you trust me? Check it out for yourself! And if you haven't already, check out episodes 1 & 2 as well :)
The new Rainbow Brite series from Feeln has officially launched! Episode 1: Cloudy with a Chance of Gloom, premiered today at 7am PST. Click here to sign up for a Feeln account in order to watch it on the device(s) of your choice. Your first week's trial is free! You can read the credits list here :) Be sure to tune in next week for episode #2!
On the newest episode of BriteCast, we were given the exciting opportunity to interview the executive producers of the new Rainbow Brite series from Feeln! Give it a listen to hear the answers to many behind-the-scenes questions, and get some exclusive tips about this new show :) Also check out our previous episode, where we interviewed Patty and Michael Silversher - two composer/song-writers who worked on the original Rainbow Brite albums!
#BriteIsBack!! A preview of the upcoming Rainbow Brite reboot has been released by Feeln, and oh my bows is she adorable!! News sources revealed that Molly Ringwald will be joining Emily Osment in the voice cast, three episodes will play on Feeln starting November 6th, and Rainbow will be joined by her friends, the Color Kids! The new Rainbow has social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, so be sure to follow them for the latest news. And Renee and I recorded a "first reactions" episode of BriteCast regarding the big reveal. Stay tuned! :)
Those are all the details we know so far. But that didn't keep Renee and I from squeeing and speculating ourselves silly on the latest episode of BriteCast :) Give it a listen and let us know what your thoughts on the new show are.
GameStop has an adorable Rainbow Brite backpack available through their rewards program! Earn 7200 points and it can be yours :)
In recent weeks, Hallmark headquarters put together a Rainbow Brite exhibit for her 30th anniversary. It was designed to provide inspiration for their creative employee teams, and is currently being shown to employees in their 9th floor gallery. It is not open to the public, but a lucky fan was able to tour the exhibit and took photos to share with us! You can read more about it and view the photos and video here :)
Several new girls t-shirts are being sold in Mexican Wal-Marts. I sure hope they show up in other countries soon!
BriteCast is up to episode #7, plus a minicast and Christmas special. Click here to catch up on the podcast of color! :)
A new set of Rainbow Brite pajamas are being sold in Penneys/Primark stores! Sadly, there are no Penneys in the US, but they do exist in the UK, the Netherlands, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, France, Portugal, Germany, and Austria. They're not available online, but you can find more information about their stores here.
Elope Costumes, who brought us a new-style Rainbow Brite costume last year, now has two accessory kits available so that you can make your own, unique costume! You can purchase a leg warmer/arm warmer set and/or a colorful star belt to make your ensemble shine! These are officially licensed products.
Hallmark has officially released their 30th anniversary Rainbow Brite ornament for 2013! She's being sold for $14.95. Click here to find a Hallmark store near you.
RainbowBrite.net now has a sister site - RainbowBrite.org. This new site is a fan site for Rainbow Brite fans! Pictures of Rainbow Brite tattoos, fan art, cosplay, photography, collections, customs, crafts and fans can be found, along with fan interviews. For the fans, by the fans. I hope you enjoy it :)
Brite Cast is still going strong. We have released episodes 3 and 4, which complete our talks on the cartoon series, plus a minicast about the new Rainbow Brite. Check them out here.
Brite Cast episode #2 is available for download. In this episode, we discuss several of the Rainbow Brite cartoon episodes, including a lost episode! Check it out :)
K-Mart has a new 2-sided girls Rainbow Brite tee for sale!
Renee Stowe of RainbowBrite.co.uk and myself have launched Brite Cast - the Rainbow Brite podcast! In the future, we'll be tackling topics such as the cartoon series, the dolls, the books, and more. In this first episode, learn about Rainbow Brite's history on the Internet, and all about your hosts. You can listen from the website, download the mp3, subscribe via Itunes, etc. Brite Cast is also on Facebook and Twitter. Just click the image below to get started :) I have also added a Podcast link to the navigation bar above, so you can easily find it in the future. Have a rainbow day!
Hallmark will be releasing a new Rainbow Brite Christmas ornament for her 30th anniversary next year! This photo was taken at New York Comic Con. Thanks to RainbowBrite.co.uk for the tip!
12-3-12 80sTees.com has introduced a Rainbow Brite Snood! Just in time for the winter holidays :)