The Striped Pirate Ears were initially released in 2012. In September of 2011, several ears released in this series (not this particular pair, thought) were announced as part of the Magic Kingdom 40th anniversary. The ears were later used in 2013’s “Year of the Ear” Limited Time Magic celebration and advertised as part of the celebration on the Disney Parks Blog.

The original price of the ears was $19.95.