Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Pluto from The Mickey Mouse Club

The Walt Disney Classics Collection began releasing sculptures from The Mickey Mouse Club in June, 2005 with the release of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse and Mickey's Nephew. 

Prior to that, collectors were teased with two registration gifts from the Walt Disney Art Classics conventions .. the black & white television featuring the MMC logo (2002) and the Mickey Mouse Club honorary ears (2004).

From then thru March 2009 we were treated to additional releases including Daisy Duck, J. Audubon Woodlore (Park Ranger), Humphrey the Bear, Mickey Mouse Club logo plaque, Pluto (pictured above), Clarabelle, Dumbo (with Timothy Mouse and Jiminy Cricket) and Goofy.  The pieces were released as open edition, limited edition and limited to production year.

This has been one grouping that I've been working on since it's first releases and down to adding Pluto & Goofy to complete the scene.  Just yesterday I came closer to this goal with the arrival of Pluto!  Up until this point, have only seen pictures of the sculpture and upon opening the green teal box, was very pleasantly surprised at the detail of this piece, quite possibly one of the best Pluto's done to date!

The drum is done in the same coloring as J. Audubon Woodlore (Park Ranger) and Goofy. The wires on the drum are made of metal but what really stood out for me with this piece was the texture of the drum that Pluto is standing on.  It has the look and feel of real drum skin or membrane as its commonly called.  It's detail like this that makes the Walt Disney Classics Collection stand out against other collectibles!

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