I went round to my friends' house earlier and they had just finished a Tsum Tsum Disney jigsaw puzzle. We were able to work out most of the characters, but there was one we couldn't work out.

Can anyone tell us who the black and white striped character is? The character appears four times (see freehand red circles), but can be seen most prominently 2nd row from bottom, 8 characters in, just above Tigger. Despite the colour scheme, we don't think it's Jack from Nightmare before Christmas as he is elsewhere in the puzzle. For reference, the puzzle is "Disney Tsum Tsum Impossible Puzzle".

Tsum Tsum puzzle with character circled A close-up of the mystery character

  • I don't see it on the list: tsumtsumcentral.com/PlushCharacterList.aspx – FuzzyBoots Feb 9 '19 at 0:27
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    I’m going to go with an empty chair. There are a few of them. – TGnat Feb 9 '19 at 0:56
  • Actually I think that Jafar may be the character that (starting from the bottom left) is four right and three up... which it does look like the puzzle has multiples of some characters because right next to Jafar is Jasmine's dad, but then he is also about the same distance in from the left about half way up the puzzle below Mickey... I know that doesn't help you identify the one you are looking for but... – Odin1806 Feb 9 '19 at 14:00
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    @Odin1806 it seems each character appears 4 times spaced throughout the puzzle. – Skooba Feb 9 '19 at 14:02
  • Is it the really tall hat of the guy you can see sitting in front of the one circled on the right? Is there a character with a hat like that? – Mr. Zafner Feb 10 '19 at 4:53

This character is Jack Skellington's buttocks.

The proof is in the puzzle 70 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Prism Art Petit Disney "Tsum Tsum" - The Buttocks which shows the backside of many of your favorite Disney characters in tsum tsum form:

Here is what Jack looks like as a plushie:

Jack Skellington's buttocks was also featured in the puzzle 70 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Prism Art Petit Disney "Tsum Tsum" - A Lot 2. Buttocks of other characters were featured in the puzzle 70 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle Prism Art Petit Disney Tsum Tsum Girls, Disney Tsum Tsum 1000 pieces Jigsaw Puzzle ("So cute! Tsum Tsum madness") and Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 Pieces "Tsum Tsum" / Disney / Toy & Puzzle.

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    Thanks! So strange that they have one random back end of a character! – Ben Green Feb 11 '19 at 8:41
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    "This character is Jack Skellington's buttocks" - I love being on a site where this is a perfectly valid way to start an answer. – Rand al'Thor Feb 11 '19 at 10:25

I contacted the company (Clementoni) that produced this jigsaw and are responsible for the artwork.

I am informed that the image shows the back of Jack Skellington from "A Nightmare Before Christmas".

Thank you for your kind e-mail. We kindly inform you that the subject marked is the back of Jack Skeleton [sic].

I have followed up with a question about why his back (and no-one elses) was chosen and will update accordingly.

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  • must be a rights thing - both good answers (yours and the accepted) – NKCampbell Feb 12 '19 at 15:41
  • @NKCampbell - Possibly. Either that or the artist thought he was being funny – Valorum Feb 12 '19 at 17:11
  • also - fwiw - @FuzzyBoots, in a now deleted answer (that some people may still see) indicated Alpha - the Tsum Tsum he pointed out is Malificent in dragon form - you can see the horns have the characteristic white lines – NKCampbell Feb 12 '19 at 17:21
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    @NKCampbell Note that Jack Skellington tsum-tsum-ified face is in the picture (5th row from the bottom, 6th face from the right), so I think we can exclude copyright matters. – lfurini Feb 12 '19 at 19:12
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    @NKCampbell and in (al least) other 3 places too, one of which just above his red-circled backside. – lfurini Feb 12 '19 at 19:15

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