Now that I actually have my Toy Story Moleskine journal (via Amazon) in my hands, I wanted to share a few pictures of it and clear up some questions about them. This will be more photo heavy than some previous reviews because I don’t know if I can write much more about the performance (poor) of Moleskine journals than I already have.
First things first, when I saw this picture on the Moleskine website, I was happy to see that it looked like they were going to be packaging these journals in nice gift style boxes. I was completely wrong. My Toy Story Moleskine journal showed up with nothing more than the standard cellophane wrap that other Moleskine journals have come in forever now. Would have been a nice added touch, but no deal.
Here is a closer look at the cover, to be honest I’m not a huge fan of the color scheme on most of these. I think the turquoise on red is a little bit of a jarring contrast and the colors just don’t go well together. Obviously this didn’t stop me from buying it though because I just like all things Toy Story so if you put it on decent stationery I’m probably going to check it out.
The style of the artwork on the inside cover is similar to that on the cover with its crayon free hand sketch look. It has what looks like one of the plastic army soldiers holding a bunch of heart shaped balloons with some stars sketched about as well. Don’t min the Buzz lightyear feet, this was a bland picture without his green boots adding a splash of color in here. Kind of makes me wish that these notebooks were more themed along the Buzz Lightyear color scheme. How much cooler would white covers with green and purple accents look? Maybe thats just me though, who knows.
Just like any other Moleskine, the Toy Story Moleskine has a page finder that color coordinates with the rest of the journal, so in this case its the same turquoise you find splashed about on the cover. Nothing exciting about it but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to post another Picture of Buzz Lightyear.
When I first saw the Toy Story Moleskine journals, I speculated that they would probably come with some stickers tucked away in the back pocket like many of the other limited edition journals they have done. Much like my speculation about them coming in gift boxes, I was completely wrong. Instead of having stickers, they come with one small post card.
Here is a quick picture of the flip side of the Toy Story Moleskine post card, obviously just blank with some space for writing and putting an address on it. Nothing much really to see here, just another excuse for a cameo of Buzz.
To sum it all up, and to be totally honest, I’m not a huge fan of the color scheme, and the look or design of these limited edition Toy Story Moleskine journals, but since I do really like the movie and Buzz Lightyear I wanted to grab at least one. Moleskine has done a great job on all of their previous versions of limited edition journals, but I think they really missed the boat on these, they could have been worlds better in my opinion. Maybe I should’t blame it on Moleskine though, I’m sure that Disney/Pixar had a lot to say about the final design too. Either way I really would have loved to see these with designs and color schemes that were much more in line with the look of Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Jane. I probably would have stocked up on a few more of these if that were the case. If you want to get your hands on one or a few of these limited edition Toy Story Moleskine journals, Amazon is probably the easiest and fastest way to go about it.