Notes from Puzzle Palace

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mickey Mouse

Today I decided that I'm going to post about a set of puzzles no one else has talked about yet. I also got to thinking of my friends and decided I'd tempt Kevin a bit your heart out my friend.

Next to puzzles, Disney has got to be my next favorite thing. I know I've said it before, but it is so true, and when I can combine Disney and puzzling together, I'm one happy camper!

Another thing that makes me happy is finding an old puzzle and playing with it again. It's like Christmas when I open my bed, or a drawer or a cabinet I haven't opened in a while. This morning was Christmas. Last night Uwe asked me to measure some puzzles for him (yes, I have man tools and now know how to use them.) and I rediscovered a set of puzzles I haven't seen in a while.

This set was made by Kawada in Japan. I managed to pick them up quite a few years back now, and while they are no real challenge, they are Mickey Mouse and you can't go wrong when the two are combined.

There are four different puzzles here and each is really just an old puzzle with a Mickey Mouse theme. Mickey set to music. Kind of reminds me of the philharmagic, or fantasia. I wonder if that is where the inspiration came from.

Solving wise, these puzzles took less than a minute each if that. They are such an old puzzle as the base. These are the ones my grandfather gave me so many years ago. Not the Mickey bit-the puzzle.

If you can get ahold of these, they are worth it for the characters. My only complaint? The keychain bits rusted through and had to be tossed away. I don't like rusty fingers.


  1. Not jealous Rox!
    I like the puzzle but I'm getting a bit old for Disney and I don't have children to blame any Disney ownership on!
    Now had it been a lovely interlocking cube or burr then I'd be jealous!
    Got some nice stuff from Eric and hope to get some of Brian Young's new designs next year!

    Kevin xxx

  2. Come now Kevin, you're never too old for Disney! I picked up a box from Eric and was just looking at Brian's email....Damned tuition!

    1. I'm determined not to get sucked into boxes so didn't get that from Eric. I got 3 other pieces and have placed a deposit with Brian - now need to get saving or sell my liver! Already sold both kidneys!!!!

  3. Hey Rox - those are gorgeous! Never seen anything like that before... they're lovely!

  4. From Wikipedia: "Mickey Mouse" is a slang expression meaning small-time, amateurish or trivial. In the UK and Ireland, it also means poor quality or counterfeit. However, in parts of Australia it can mean excellent or very good.

  5. And I do believe these fit both definitions George.