Friday, June 6, 2008

Update on Third Quarter 2008

Today, Enesco held a sales conference with their account executives in Chicago and updated them on the new Walt Disney Classics Collection releases for Third Quarter.

Janeene alerted me after speaking with her rep regarding the upcoming releases. Like her, haven't received any images as of yet but have been inquiring on the specifics in the meantime.

Here is an update on that information. Please note release date corrections and product release information below:

July

Mickey's Christmas Carol Scene

Mickey Mouse at Desk ($275.00)
Donald Duck with Wreath ($135.00)
Scrooge McDuck ($135.00)

Open Edition
Sculpted by Ruben Procopio

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Mummy Boy ($50.00)
Witches ($250.00/2-piece set)

Limited to Production Year 2008
Sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons

Note: On initial release information, these were incorrectly stated as an October, 2008 release. They are scheduled for July, 2008 as noted above.

August

Fantasia
Blossom Fairy ($499.00)

Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 500
Sculpted by Kent Melton

September

Mickey Mouse Club

Dumbo, Timothy Mouse and Jiminy Cricket ($175.00)

Open Edition
Sculpted by Bruce Lau

Disney's It's a Small World After All
Kangaroo with Joey ($65.00)
Platypus ($40.00)

Open Edition
David Pacheco

October


Fall Premiere Event (Oct. 17-19, 2008)
Tinker Bell ($99.00)

First in Disney Artist Series (more information is forthcoming)
Sculpted by Margi Wray

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack (as the Pumpkin King) & Behemoth ($750.00)

Special 15th Anniversary of Film Release
Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 500
Sculpted by Ruben Procopio (Ruben was also Concept Artist on this sculpture)

Note: This piece is launching at Disney Theme Parks with an event in the fall celebrating the 15th anniversary of the film -- more information to follow shortly from Disney Theme Parks. A portion of the edition will then be made available after that event through select participating WDCC authorized dealers, in very limited supply.

I will update both the blog and website once images and additional information is available. Thanks for your patience.

4 comments:

Jason S. said...

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date, Don. Can't tell you how thrilled I was upon seeing the Mickey's Christmas Carol scene as part of the announcement. Looking forward to learning more about the new Disney Artist Series and the release information on the Pumpkin King.

Duckman said...

You're welcome Jason. I too was happy to see a scene from Mickey's Christmas Carol being done. Especially after the strong interest in discussions of seeing something done from this film plus the return of a Christmas release. Hopefully this release will do well and we'll see more scenes and characters in the future. The scene chosen sounds like a good start for something from this film. Maybe they will build on it and we'll see Goofy as Marley and the 3 Ghosts (Jiminy, Willie and Pete).

Do note the actual release date for the Mummy Boy and Witches (2-piece set) will be released in July vs. October has previously posted by Janeene.

I'm sure the Pumpkin King also being available through authorized dealers and not a Disneyland™ Resort exclusive are making some breathe a sigh of relief :)

MizRobin said...

I'm so excited to see some more Nightmare figures being released. I've been waiting on planning a trip to Disneyland in October until third quarter releases were announced just in case there was a theme park release.

Wile I'm excited to see the Witches and Behemoth released as figures, I'm surprised we haven't seen a Sandy Claws figure.

Magic Mirror said...

Now I have seen some 'leaked' images do you agree that Ruben has done an incredible job with his sculpts.
Tony