11-7-17 I created a bunch of animated gifs from the original cartoon and made them available here. Hallmark released the online exclusive LaLa Orange itty bitty, which is currently still available here. They are releasing a DVD set containing all 13 original episodes very soon and you can see details about it here. And Canadian fans can now purchase the Rainbow Brite POP style ornament at Walmart stores and online! You can check out my latest reviews and merch hauls on my YouTube channel.
6-30-17 Hallmark has a mascot costume once more and she showed up at Planet Comicon in Kansas City, MO this year. The voice of Murky Dismal, Peter Cullen, will be attending Hascon September 8-10 in Providence, Rhode Island. TruffleShuffle.com has come out with a Rainbow Brite pillow, tote bag and a new t-shirt. AND ColecoVision is coming out with a retro-style handheld mini arcade Rainbow Brite video game!! Visit my Facebook page for some pictures and info, and listen to the latest episode of Brite Cast to get even more, exclusive info on this upcoming game and why you should attend the Coleco Expo August 5-6 in Edison, NJ! :)
3-12-17 I've got several pieces of good news to throw your way! Singer, Kenyth Mogan, has released a single of his rendition of Rainbow Land. Hallmark has released a new book: Rainbow Brite and the Most Important Color. It comes with a Color Belt! Hallmark added 18 new classic designs to Zazzle, where you can purchase all sorts of amazing merchandise. Australian fans can now stream all 13 classic Rainbow Brite episodes on Stan. I've uploaded more videos to my YouTube channel. And, last but not least, Hallmark is releasing a LaLa Orange itty bitty in November as an online exclusive! Can't wait! :)
And October goes out with a bang! A new personalized kids book is available online, and three new large plush dolls are now available in stores and online - Sunriser, Skydancer and Stormy!! I also recently found the owner of a vintage Stormy prototype doll - something the fandom has been seeking for years. Happy Halloween to all!! :D
October keeps getting better for Rainbow Brite fans! Two more items will be coming to Hallmark stores soon - a Starlite itty bitty, and an adult Rainbow Brite coloring book :) You can watch my review of Starlite here. I very much look forward to getting the coloring book in my hands!
Three new products are beginning to show up in Hallmark stores! The 2016 Keepsake Ornament, an itty bitty ornament, and a 1,000 piece puzzle. You can see my review of these products on my YouTube channel.
Hallmark is hosting a Rainbow Brite Photo Sweepstakes!! Submit your photos of yourselves and your children dressed in Rainbow Brite clothing, costumes, or surrounded by Rainbow Brite collectibles to enter to win some super brite prizes! Find out how to enter here.
The "Rainbow Brite Day" celebration in Kansas City was a huge success, and I was also given the opportunity to tour Hallmark Headquarters while I was in town! I learned many amazing bits of information, both old and new, and I think you'll find them all fascinating! Check out the video below, and make sure to follow the links in the video's description to see everything else I've posted about that amazing trip.
Hallmark is hosting its first ever "Rainbow Brite Day" in their Kansas City, Missouri store, right near Hallmark Headqaurters! You'll be able to meet the creators of Rainbow Brite, have your new books autographed, listen to readings by the new books' Rainbow Brite voice actress, participate in costume contests and more! See the image below for details, and check out the official Rainbow Brite Facebook Page. I hope to see you there! :) I'm a teensy bit excited myself ;)
Hallmark has released two new kids books! One is a pop-up book, and the other is a ColorQuest book which comes with a talking Rainbow Brite figure. They're now available in stores and online :) You can watch my review video here.
RainbowBrite.net is now on Patreon! I've given Rainbow Brite a home on the internet for almost 20 years. And while there are still things I have in store for the site that I can accomplish myself, I'm also at the point where I need some help. It's time to tackle the big projects that fans have wanted for years, but were too difficult for one person to do. So take a look at the reward levels and become a patron today! :)
A new Rainbow Brite book has been released, and this one is extra special. It's the first ever Rainbow Brite book geared towards adults! It's full of adorable artwork and quotes to cheer you up on your gloomiest days. You can pick one up at a Hallmark store near you or online at Hallmark.com :)
Thirty-two years ago today, Rainbow Brite brought more color than ever to American TV screens. But there's much more to our favorite darling than meets the eye! On this anniversary, check out Kenyth Mogan's article on The Colorful History of Rainbow Brite, and listen to our latest episode of Brite Cast where we interviewed him :) This never-before seen or heard info will blow your minds!
The Limited Edition Shy Violet itty bitty is here, and she's adorable!! She was only available online and sold out in 2.5 days! Hopefully that means that more Rainbow Brite characters will be coming down the line :)
Hallmark is releasing brand new Rainbow Brite greeting cards!! Watch this video to see all seven, and find out how to order them for yourself:
Join us for Brite Cast episode 20, where we discuss Hallmark's latest Rainbow Brite advertisements, upcoming Rainbow Brite history lessons, new clothing, and other upcoming Rainbow Brite merchandise to keep your eyes peeled for! :)
Have you missed the old versions of RainbowBrite.com? The games, the videos, the music? Well now you can relive them in their previous glory right here :)
Guess who's going to be bringing color to our Christmas trees again this year? That's right! Hallmark is releasing a brand new Rainbow Brite ornament for 2016 :) She'll be available for purchase in Hallmark stores and online beginning in July:
Hallmark has three new Rainbow Brite items in stock! A Patty O'Green, Buddy Blue, Champ, Lucky itty bitty 4-pack, and two new books! Check them out in your local Hallmark store, or purchase them online here. BriteCast episode 19 is also available for download!
The Jumbo Rainbow Brite itty bitty has begun showing up in Hallmark stores, along with Rainbow Brite and Twink Clippys! Below, you will find my review video of these products, and a video tour of my Rainbow Land Museum! :)
The new 16" Rainbow Brite doll is now available in Hallmark stores!! She's very reminiscent of the original doll from the 80's, and will make a great gift for any 80's child, or child of an 80's child :) Check her out in my review video below. Hallmark announced an upcoming jumbo itty bitty Rainbow Brite doll. Also, Brite Cast episode #18 is now available for download!
Rainbow Brite's trusty steed, Starlite, is now in Hallmark stores! You can watch my review video below :) Official limited edition, online only Rainbow Brite tees and hoodies are available for a limited time on Teespring.com. TruffleShuffle is hosting a Rainbow Brite giveaway, and I received a few of their amazing items to review (video below). And Brite Cast episode #17 is now available for download! :)
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 :)