Thursday, June 11, 2009

Two Retirements & the Suspension of Cogsworth Announced!

The Walt Disney Classics Collection has announced two retirements today (06-11-09):

Lucifer ("Catnap Interrupted") from Cinderella (1950). Lucifer was released in February, 2005 as part of an Open Edition scene release which also included Cinderella, Mice in Basket and the Dress Mannequin. The following year, in February 2006, Gus and Jaq with Ribbon was released as an add-on to the 2005 scene release.

The Mice in Basket were retired in August, 2007 and the Dress Mannequin was retired in March, 2009. Lucifer was sculpted by Chris Peterson.

Also retired was Buzz Lightyear ("Space Ranger") from Toy Story 2 (1999). Buzz Lightyear was released in May 2006 along with the Alien.

The Alien was retired in August, 2008. Buzz Lightyear was sculpted by Tony Cipriano.

In addition to the two (2) retirements, there is also a suspension, Cogsworth from Beauty and the Beast (1991). Cogsworth was released in March, 1997 as part of an Open Edition scene release that included the Opening Title, Dancing Belle and Beast, Lumiere and Mrs. Potts & Chip.

Cogsworth joins Lumiere who was suspended in February, 2009. Cogsworth was sculpted by Valerie Edwards.

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Jason S. said...

I noticed none of these are being mentioned as dry retirements/suspensions. Seems like forever since there has been one that wasn't a dry one.

Nice to see confirmation as well on Cogsworth since the note of suspension in the 2009 Facts and Firsts.

Babette said...

I'm hoping that with the retirement of TS2 Buzz, this means there may be some new pieces for the upcoming TS3. I heard that not only is Tour Guide Barbie in TS3, but Ken makes an appearance (voiced by Michael Keaton). WOULD LOVE IT if they did a WDCC Ken and Barbie!!

Also would like to see a new BatB scene, given that the current releases seem to be disappearing. Definitely will welcome anything new from BatB!

DC Pop Fanatic said...

Jason-True, we're starting to get accustomed to dry retirements, it seems odd when a regular retirement is announced.

Traci did say the available quantity for each sku (Lucifer and Buzz) is so low, they're almost a dry retirement.

Babs-From our email exchanges to the blog, still campaigning for Barbie & Ken ]:)

I would prefer to see something from Beauty and the Beast before TS3. JTDO :)