Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Robin Hood Continues to Find New Life on the Secondary Market!

Last August, I did a blog entry regarding the many emails I receive from collectors looking for Robin Hood. It's been some time since the sculpture has been available either through authorized Walt Disney Classics Collection Dealers and/or the Walt Disney Theme Parks®.

Robin Hood's popularity hasn't waned, this sculpture continues to rise on the Secondary Market and most recently, another sculpture release from this film, Prince John & Sir Hiss is showing signs of new life on the secondary as well!

The complete Robin Hood Scene was sculpted by Dusty Horner. Initially, Robin Hood, Little John, Sheriff of Nottingham and an Opening Title were released as an Open Edition release in February, 2003. Also released was Maid Marian, a Members Only release, the 2003 Scene Completer available from January 01, 2003 thru March 31, 2004. All Open Edition releases from this film were retired in November, 2004 except for the Opening Title.

In 2004, the Walt Disney Classics Collection released another Members Only release from this film, Prince John & Sir Hiss, a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,973. Available to Society members by Special Order with a Redemption Certificate from August 01, 2004 until edition closed on March 31, 2005.

As mentioned in my original blog entry, when initially released, I don't believe there was a strong interest in these characters, hence sales weren't robust and possibly thwarted any chances of more releases from this film. Hopefully the renewed interest in these characters on the Secondary Market will open the door to the possibility of more releases from this film.

I very much much would like to see
Lady Cluck and The Rooster/Alan-A-Dale released and Little John revisited. I personally didn't care for the Flamboyant Fop version originally done. Just not as how I see/remember Little John. I would like to see him redone in his Sherwood Forest attire. A Little John Poll has been added to the Cafe.

4 comments:

Sergio said...

Hi Don!

Robin Hood is one of my favorite Disney movies ever so I am glad interest is renewed. I just hope that leads to a Lady Cluck release or any other RB scene. Just as you I didn't care much about the diguised Little John but will love to have one in Sherwood Forest attire. Tuck, the rabbits, the voltures and Prince John' army of elephants, crocodiles, etc would aslo be wonderful to see, especially the voltures, holding their axes.
Sergio

Koen said...

Hi Don,

I love my RB pieces. i have them all (Robin actually twice, since my first Robin broke his arm. I'm hoping we'll see more pieces from this movie.

Behr said...

I totally agree with everyone that more pieces need to be added to the series. I feel like this series wasn't given its just do and was retired much too quickly. I think it was overlooked for other pieces at the time because there were just so many pieces being produced during this timeframe. I have the entire series and additions to complete the set would be most welcomed for sure!

villain70 said...

More pieces would be great. I would love to see Nutsy and Trigger, it would be a nice completer set to the sheriff.