Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Olszewski Gallery of Light: "Splash Mountain"

      Olszewski Studios created this Gallery of Light box in honour of the "Splash Mountain" Disney Theme Park Attraction. It was released in 2009 and available exclusively in Disney Theme Parks for a limited time. Brer Bear, Brer Fox and Brer Rabbit ride the log down the mountainside, identical to the attraction. They are depicted in the final plunge of the ride and the rest of the attraction is in the background. There is very intricate detailing on each of the characters, as well as in the background. The LED lighting creates a spotlight on the three characters. The dimensions of this Gallery of Light box are 4" L x 4.5" H x 3.5" W.  

Monday, May 30, 2011

Tron: Legacy 3" Vinylmations

      Disney Theme Parks released this eight piece set of 3" Tron: Legacy Vinylmation figures on March 25th, at California and Florida D-Streets, as well as on Disneystore.com.  Sam Flynn, Quorra, Clu, Castor/Zuse, Jarvis and Rinzler are all designed by Eric Caszett. The young and old version of Kevin Flynn are designed by Thomas Scott.  Each of the characters' outfits are extremely detailed, with a vibrant paint scheme that remains true to the film. The artists' incorporated each characters' identity disc onto each of the vinylmations' left ears.  This 3" Tron: Legacy Vinylmation set is a must-have for any collector!


Monday, May 23, 2011

Disney Store Snowglobe Jewelry Box

       The Disney Store released this ornate jewelry box in 2003. It features intricate engravings around the outside of the piece and portraits of Cinderella, Belle and Aurora on the top of the lid. The top opens to reveal three small snowglobes that hold the princesses, dressed in ballerina outfits. The jewelry box winds to play "Tale as Old as Time" from Beauty and the Beast, as the princesses twirl surrounded by glitter. There are designated spots to place one's jewelry, as well as a mirror on the top of the lid. This one of a kind jewelry box is one of the most phenomal pieces created by the Disney Store thus far.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Promo Watch

      This promotional movie collector's watch was created in honour of the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film, On Stranger Tides. It was available through exclusive screening events and for a brief period to Disney Movie Rewards members. The watch comes enclosed in a case that reads "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides ONLY IN CINEMAS" and features a stainless steel face with a genuine leather band. The back of the box is stamped with both the official Jerry Bruckheimer and Disney logo's. The design of this piece is simplistic, yet classy and is a perfect promotional item for any fan of the film! 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Dark Horse Deluxe Toy Story Series 1: Woody's Roundup "Woody"

     Dark Horse has finally launched their new series of vintage style deluxe statuettes dedicated to Pixar's Toy Story. This series includes the four characters featured in "Woody's Roundup"; the distressed look of the these characters make a perfect fit for these vintage style statuettes. Each character is produced in a limited edition run and individually hand numbered. They come in a tin along with a personalized pin and booklet with art from the "Woody's Roundup" memorbillia in Toy Story 2. The first character to be released in this series is Woody himself. Woody is sculpted immaculately, with close attention paid to every detail of his outfit. Every accent on Woody pops out with the vibrant hand painted colours and intricate sculpting. Standing 5" tall, Woody makes a extraordinary debut for the new Dark Horse series. Stay tuned for the next figure! Coming soon..

Friday, May 13, 2011

Nightmare Before Christmas Neca Busts

     In 2004, NECA released a series of limited edition Nightmare Before Christmas busts. Each bust is made out of finely sculpted, hand painted resin and depicts characters from the film. They are indiviually hand numbered on their boxes as well as on the bottom of each piece. We really like how the resin imitates the clay material used for the characters in the production of this stop-motion film. 

     Lock, Shock and Barrel are sculpted into one bust along with the sack to capture Sandy Claws. Each of them are holding their masks and share eager grins.. The colours are very vibrant and the sculpting is extremely accurate to the film. It is hand numbered on the bottom of the piece, as well as on the bottom of the box. 

     This Santa Jack bust features Jack Skellington in his Santa suit. He carries his sack of Halloweentown Christmas gifts to give to the children. This bust also bears remarkable accuracy to Santa Jack sculpt from the film. The evil duck and scary jack-in-the-box are very well done and add a finishing touch to the piece. This bust is also individually numbered on the bottom as well as the box.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Deluxe Tangled PVC Set

      During the theatrical debut of Disney's 50th animated feature, Tangled, the Disney Store released this Deluxe Edition 9 piece PVC set. This set comes with two versions of Rapunzel. She is portrayed as a toddler and a young adult. She is accompanied by her best friend Pascal, Flynn Rider and the wicked Mother Gothel. The three 'barbarians', "Hook Hand Thug", "Shorty" and "Valadamir" are also included in this set. This set sold out extremely quickly in Disney stores and online.