The Sword in the Stone may have been forgotten or ignored by some, but the wizard's duel between the backhanded Mim and the wise Merlin remains a memorable highlight from the film and the Walt Disney Classics Collection recreates this moment in it's first Gold Circle release for 2007!
"Wizards Duel" is a 3-piece boxed set that features Merlin (8-1/2"), Madam Mim (6-1/8") and Archimedes and Wart (5-1/2") released this month as a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) in an edition size of 750, SRP of $325.00 US. Also released is the Opening Title.
This release not only marks the WDCC debut of Merlin, Archimedes and Madam Mim but also giving Mim the distinction of being the first Villain to be the subject of a Gold Circle release! Merlin & Mim were sculpted by Bruce Lau and Archimedes and Wart sculpted by Jacqueline Perreault Gonzales.
The first Gold Circle release was in 1997, Donald Duck from "The Wise Little Hen" and since, the sculptures have been the debut releases of some of the Fab Five characters, Winnie-the-Pooh, Disney couples, the Walt Disney Studios Holiday Card series and the first releases from Disney's It's a Small World series based on the theme park attraction to name a few.