What is it about childhood cartoons that causes heart palpitations in the hearts of so many shoppers? It seems like almost every week a new brand — in categories from footwear to high fashion — is announcing a new collaboration with a throwback character that most of us remember watching on Saturday morning TV or reading in the comics section of the newspaper. And you know what? As constant as this stream of collaborations is, and as much product that we as editors see, I — yes, switching to “I” now — don’t think we’ll ever get tired of it. Every collaboration announcement brings a smile to our faces, no matter how many times we’ve seen an all-over Mickey print.
So it was with no shortage of delight and excitement that we tackled this round-up of our favorite cartoon character collaborations. Bear in mind that this list is by no means exhaustive — it just consists of some of the best ones we’ve seen in the last few years. Since many coveted collaborations are long since sold out, we relied heavily on eBay and Etsy to supplement what’s no longer on the shop floor. (This also means you better get to bidding, as most of these resale sites only offer one-of-a-kind options.) Finally, while we pooled our collective knowledge and created a pretty comprehensive list, there may be a few that we missed — and we’re relying on you guys to let us know in the comments sections. So click on through! We hope you have as much fun reading this as we did putting it together.
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