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.