Tuesday, September 16, 2008

All Hail the Pumpkin King is Sold Out!

The Walt Disney Classics Collection Jack Skellington as the Pumpkin King and the Behemoth (All Hail the Pumpkin King!) a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 500 sculpted by Ruben Procopio is SOLD OUT!

What is meant by Sold Out? The edition size has been sold out at the retailer level and no more are available at the warehouse for order.

One of the most elaborate Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures ever released, this Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of only 500 was sculpted by Ruben Procopio and hand-crafted in fine porcelain. It is richly plussed with over twenty-five separate terrifying touches including elements of precious metals, wire, rope, and resin to bring the scene to three-dimensional life (all based on original animation film reference) and measures 16"H x 15"W x 15"D .

As a special limited release for the 15th Anniversary of Tim Burton's stop-motion animated masterwork, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Disneyland® Park plays host Saturday October 04, 2008 to a monumentally monstrous celebration! A portion of the edition size will then be made available after that event through select Authorized Walt Disney Classics Collection Dealers in a very limited supply.

This event marks the worldwide debut of a spectacular new Walt Disney Classics Collection sculpture starring the Pumpkin King (Jack Skellington in his rarely seen Halloween night costume) and that briefly-seen-but-impossible-to-miss monstrosity, the Behemoth, just as they are seen at the beginning of the film before the town square sequence. Halloween brings out the best of the worst, as evidenced by the Behemoth ponderously pulling the oddly constructed straw horse on which the Pumpkin King rides through the night.


Walt Disney Classics Collection Presents
"All Hail the Pumpkin King!"
Sculpture Release & Signing

October 4, 2008
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Disneyana Shop, Disneyland® Park

Numbered Limited Edition of 500
$750.00 US
Sculpted by Ruben Procopio

3 comments:

Timon said...

They really must be cutting back on edition sizes due to the economy. I was amazed Tinker Bell was "sold out" prior to the event.

I love this NBC piece with all the detail and the characters. I hope they do another Pumpkin King in an edition size that allows for more collectors to pick him up.

Duckman said...

Hey Tim,

I figured when they started going from 1,000 down to 750 and 500, it had something to do with the economy and current collector base/number of stores. Even some in the 500-750 range haven't sold out as you would have expected.

Nice to see the Jack & Behemoth sell out prior to release and the same with Tinker Bell. Interesting thing about Tinker Bell, she's an edition size of 2,000! Given a repeat character, she's obviously a popular character, given how quickly she sold out compared to releases in the 500-1,000 range that are still available.

Timon said...

That, and the timing of both pieces with DVD releases is great synergy.

NBC has a select following, and Tink has a broad appeal. And both pieces are well-sculpted, so no wonder they sold out.