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.