Thursday, March 31, 2011

Disney Store Exclusive Limited Edition Mother Gothel Doll

     The Disney Store created a limited edition Mother Gothel doll in honour of Disney's 50th animated feature film Tangled. Mother Gothel is the first villain in the limited edition collector doll series and is limited to a worldwide edition of 1500 pieces, complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity. She is designed to accompany the limited edition Rapunzel doll (see below).  Her clothing is very accurate to her outfit in the film, with a patterned, garnet satin gown embellished with gold accents and ruby rhinestones. Her hooded cloak is made of velvet and is removable. Her makeup was executed well, along with her iconic hairstyle. The smirk on Mother Gothel's face accentuates her personality, as she holds a hair brush in her right hand. She is an exquisite collectible figure with her stunning craftsmanship. Mother Gothel was available in select Disney Store locations across North America and in very limited quantities online. She sold out immediately once stores opened their doors and almost instantly online. We are ecstatic about the Disney Store finally producing a villain in the limited edition collector doll series and cannot wait for the next!

Check out the limited edition Rapunzel tower as well!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Disney Store Peter Pan Snowglobe

     This Disney Store Exclusive Peter Pan snowglobe features Peter Pan and the three Darling children within the iconic scene where Peter teaches them how to fly. The inside of the Darling house is a snowglobe that lights up and swirls glitter around Little John and Michael. Wendy floats by Peter on the roof, while Tinkerbell lights up between them and Nana is watching from the inside of the bedroom as the kids fly out the window. Compared to other snowglobes, the characters are all very large on this one. The character sculpts are accurate to the film and the proportions of the globe are fantastic.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Olszewski Gallery of Light: "Sleeping Beauty Castle"


      Olszewski Studios created a Gallery of Light box in honour of the Disneyland Sleeping Beauty Castle. It was released in Disneyland Theme Park in Novemeber 2010 and limited quantities were available. The castle itself is designed with persistence to recreate the original, as you can see here. The fireworks in the background change colours as Tinkerbell flies by in the sky. The shadow of the Walt and Mickey "Partners" statue that is cast upon the walkway adds an impressive finishing touch to the piece. Olszewski Studios did a magnificent job at capturing the magical feeling of Disneyland. This Gallery of Light box is 4" H x 5" W x 6" L and comes with a wall charger for optional use.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Disney Store Exclusive Limited Edition Rapunzel Doll

      The Disney Store Exclusive 17" Rapunzel doll from Tangled is the fourth princess to be released in the limited edition collector doll series. She is produced in a limited edition of 5000 pieces worldwide, complete with an individually numbered certificate of authenticity. Rapunzel's dress is inspired by Renessaince-era fashion with a lace up bodice and intricate sleeves, followed by a velvet embellished satin skirt that features details which resemble her paintings in the film. Her magical hair shines with golden highlights and she holds a hairbrush in her left hand. Overall, Rapunzel's character was excuted very well by the designers and she is absolutely stunning. This doll was made to debut with the release of Tangled on Blu-ray/DVD March 29th, 2011. She sold out quickly on pre-order months before her release.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

9" Vinylmation Villains: Series 1

        The 9" Vinylmation Villains were released in Disney Stores and online on Monday, March 21. The 9" villains are limited to 700 pieces of each character and come with a bonus 1 1/2" junior vinylmation. The three sets that were released include Malificent with Sleeping Beauty, Jumba with Stitch and Julius with Minnie. They arrived online at about 2:45 AM central time, with Malficent being the first to sell out within hours, accompanied by Jumba and Julius by 7:45 AM central time. Each guest was alloted a maximum of 2 orders per character. Select Disney Stores in the US recieved a limited amount of each character and stores sold out quickly. We were devasted to have missed the opportunity to purchase Malificent but are very fortunate to have gotten 2 sets of both Jumba and Julius. Jumba and Stitch are designed by Dan Beltran while Julius and Minnie are designed by Gerald Mendez. Both these characters are a perfect choice for the Mickey vinylmation canvas. Jumba's eyes and mouth fit magnificently into the head sculpt, as well as Julius' chin. Placing the junior vinylmations in the 9" figures hand was a great idea to top off their villainous embrace.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Visemes Prop Replica

     Neca released this prop replica of the 16 most popular faces of Jack Skellington that were used to film the stop-motion production, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The various heads are sculpted accurately to the film props that were used as the basic unit of speech in the visual domain for Jack Skellington. The heads are mounted upon a silk lining and enclosed inside of a glass window display case. This prop replica was released during September of 2009 and is limited to an edition size of 1200 pieces.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Disney Store Limited Edition Rapunzel Tower

     Disney Stores across North America released this limited edition Rapunzel tower from Tangled last Thursday. This statue is limited to an edition size of 1200 and only available in Canada and US Disney Store retail locations, excluding online availability. It is complete with a certificiate of authenticity enclosed in an envelope. Rapunzel and Flynn Rider are sculpted at the base of the tower, with magnificently hand-painted details. The tower itself has extremely intricate detailing on the shingles and windows that remain true to the film. A gold plaque bears the name of the film and is mounted onto the pedastel base that brings the piece together. This is the first collector's statue that the Disney Store has created in a limited edition production.