- Members Only Limited Edition-Vultures
- Villains Series-Shere Khan
- The Vultures, rarely portrayed in any other medium mark not only their WDCC debut but the return of the Members Only Limited Edition. This Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,000, sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons will be made available in February, 2009.
"Things Are Right Dead All Over" is plussed with pewter plant stalks and branches as well as the feathers on Flaps, Buzzie, Ziggy and Dizzy.
After making his debut in 1998, Shere Khan makes his second appearance in the Walt Disney Classics Collection. For his debut in 1998, he was the Spring Event Sculpture. This time around, he is the 13th release in the very popular Villains Series.
"Savage Sophisticate" is sculpted by Ruben Procopio and will be available from May 2009 thru March 2010.
Special Update: Ruben has recently updated his blog with concept sketches of the upcoming Vultures, Shere Khan and the Evil Queen & Raven plus images of the upcoming sculpture of Orville, Bernard and Miss Bianca from The Rescuers and Shere Khan done in clay.
This is not the first time that Ruben sculpted Orville, Bernard & Bianca. If you click on the concept drawing of Shere Khan at your left, you can view all these images (sculptures and concept drawings) plus read a funny anecdote when he sculpted the maquettes for The Rescuers Down Under.
Below are two clips (courtesy of YouTube.com) from The Jungle Book. The first clip features the Vultures and the second clip is an encounter between Shere Khan and Kaa:
Shere Khan & Kaa
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