Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Walt Disney & Oswald D23 Backstamp

D23, the first official community for Disney fans (launched 03-10-09), included a General Limited-Edition figurine from the Walt Disney Classics Collection at Boutique 23 of Walt Disney and Oswald.

Before Mickey came to be, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit hopped to animated stardom from the pen and ink of the early Disney Brothers Studio. This dapper Walt Disney sculpture celebrates his seminal success with the happy-go-lucky hare. Plussed with pewter ears, it is presented on custom hardwood base with inlaid porcelain plaque commemorating "Walt Disney and Oswald'' in a vintage art font. The sculpture can be removed from its base.

Sculpted by renowned Disney artist Ruben Procopio, the sculpture is a General Limited Edition of 1,500. 400 of the General Limited Edition will be produced with an exclusive Walt Disney Archives Collection/D23 backstamp (pictured above) and has begun to ship this month with many collectors receiving theirs last week.

This special backstamp version is available only at
DisneyShopping.com. The remaining portion of 1,100 will be available to authorized WDCC retailers and will begin shipping to them in September.

Special Note: When uploading the image, noticed a typo in the backstamp. The word edition is spelled incorrectly. I have notified Enesco of the typo.

I would like to thank Michelle/Babette for taking the photo above to share with other collectors.

14 comments:

simba1814 said...

I am trying to order the Oswald piece but cant locate on Disney website.

Jason S. said...

Hello Simba,
It is possible that the 400 piece D23 version of Walt/Oswald has sold out as it is currently unavailable to order on the Disney Store website. You can view the item's page if you do a search on its item number 300881.

Duckman said...

Hi Simba,

Welcome to the Blog!

Here is a direct link to the item-http://www.disneystore.com/d23-collectibles-pins-d23-membership-exclusive-limited-edition-wdcc-true-originals-walt-disney-oswald-figurine/p/1243061/66493/

On the Disneyshopping.com website, it says the follwoing:

This item is not available. This special order will ship in July.

It's very possible the portion of the edition size (400) has sold out. If so, the remaining edition size (1,100) will be available through authorized dealers (scheduled for a Sept. release) without the special backstamp.

Let us know how you make out.

Babette said...

Now that we have our first D23 exclusive WDCC sculpture, I'm hoping there will be more coming in the future.

The Hat Box Ghost from the Haunted Mansion would make a GREAT 2nd choice for D23!! Obscure character, loved by many adoring die hard HM fans, and can help celebrate the 40th Anniversary year of the HM!

Duckman said...

Hey Babs,

So want to see the Hatbox Ghost done, be it via a Haunted Mansion Series or D23. If they did the Hatbox Ghost, even though it could be available through dealers without the special backstamp, might just get me to join ]:)

Babette said...

-even though it could be available through dealers without the special backstamp-

Who's to say that a 2nd D23 WDCC piece might be available at dealers? They could make it limited such that only D23 members are able to order it and not make it open to non-D23'ers. ;)

Behr said...

Hee Hee Hee Babs

You know how to cut to the core huh, although I totally agree with you, I would love a D23 exclusive haunted mansion piece and what better piece that the Hatbox Ghost for sure!

Disney, are you listening? A great 4th quarter release coming right up!

I haven't gotten my Walt piece yet, hopefully anyday now!

Duckman said...

Babs & Geoffrey-You just want me to join D23 .. LOL!

Herc said...

I think D23 WDCC pieces should be the obscure ones like the Hatbox Ghost.
Just find a way to have any and all D23 members (who pay a high premium to join) be able to get it. Commissioned pay upfront piece with either one or two available per membership.

Gregory said...

I'm curious to know if the 400 D23 pieces have sold out yet.

Matthew said...

As most of you know, I've been reluctant to join D23 for lots of different reasons...

IF, however, IF they ever did a Haunted Mansion WDCC piece - particularly the Hat Box Ghost, I would JOIN IN A HEARTBEAT just to get that piece.

Pay $75.00 just for the privilege of paying another sum to get a wonderful WDCC Haunted Mansion piece? Sounds outrageous? I'd do it, with a SMILE!

:-)
Matthew

Gregory said...

FYI - D23 backstamp version of the Walt and Oswald piece is STILL AVAILABLE through DisneyStore.com. Their website has been updated.

Duckman said...

Thanks for the update Greg! Much appreciated!

Art Partners Collectibles Inc. said...

Walt and Oswald IN STOCK at the Gallery, call now for this, and more sold out WDCC, including Jiminy Cricket, 7 Dwarfs Signature Piece and the Vampire Quartet

800-650-2357