I contacted Ray from Gallery of the Lakes this morning to inquire and ask a few questions. At the time of it's release, this Signature Series has quite a few breakage issues with the base and some breakage with Lumiere & Cogsworth (breaking at the necks) and Babette (the feather duster she's holding, breaking off). He commented no breakage with Mrs. Potts and only one breakage with Belle and Prince (breakage at the Prince's ankles).
Rather than destroy these pieces, they're being offered to authorized dealers to be sold separately. There are no bases available and and each sculpture will come with a revised Certificate of Authenticity.
Please Note: Retailers and collectors who purchased the original Beauty and the Beast Set will be the only customers to have Matched Numbered Limited Edition pieces with the elaborate base, numbered Certificate of Authenticity and hand-signed Signature Card from the sculptor Dusty Horner that originally shipped in two over-sized cartons.
With this new special offer, dealers will not be able to honor requests for matching limited edition numbers even if a retailer orders all four individual sku's at once.
Special Pricing is shown below.
- Belle and Prince $350.00 SRP
- Babette $125.00 SRP
- Mrs. Potts & Chip $150.00 SRP
- Cogsworth & Lumiere $199.00 SRP