Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: Peter Pan, Wendy and Tinker Bell

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This was one of the most anticipated sculptures of the Summer 2012 announcement!  

Until you see the actual sculpture in person, you don't get that feel of 'movement' as Peter is leaning back (as if ready to fall over) not knowing what to expect (since he's never been kissed) as Wendy leans in and Tink is giving her all to make sure she doesn't kiss Peter.

As you can see in the images taken directly looking at Peter, it's quite comical as his eyes are coming together focusing on Wendy's lips and the look of shock and bewilderment in his face.

Given the size of Tinker Bell, the detail is actually quite good.  So many times when a miniature is this small, a lot of the detail is lost.  This is probably my favorite Wendy to date, facially the most accurate to the film.

The sculpture is plussed with a pewter feather in Peter’s hat, pewter legs for Wendy, and a bronze Tinker Bell.  It was announced yesterday this sculpture has sold through to retailers! 

Please contact your Authorized Retailer for availability!


Below are some additional angles of the sculpture plus some close-up shots (please click on each image for a larger view): 







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"I'm So Happy, I Think I'll Give You a Kiss" sculpted by Dusty Horner is a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) of 1,500 and the second time the Nursery Scene has been visited by the Walt Disney Classics Collection.

The first scene included Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael and Nana (all sculpted by Kent Melton), a Bed Base and Window Base (sculpted by Patrick Romandy-Simmons) which included a Tinker Bell miniature (sculpted by Chris Peterson).



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Another feature of this sculpture I like is that the Walt Disney Classics Collection has been consistent in the sizing of the releases from this film.

For those who might be collecting from this film only, it's nice you can group your pieces from the earliest release (Peter Pan, far right released in June 1994 as part of the Skull Rock Scene sculpted by Kent Melton that also included Captain Hook, the Crocodile and Mr. Smee) to Peter and the Mermaids (released in January 2007, sculpted by Dusty Horner) to this most current release of him with Wendy and Tinker Bell.

For a complete listing of releases from Peter Pan, please check out the Image Gallery & Secondary Guide of the website. 

2 comments:

Matthew said...

I am just in awe of this piece! Dusty has done a wonderful job on this one (as always)!

I love the shading on Wendy's dress and also her hair, her face if beautiful; I agree with you that Pan's expression is absolutely priceless! I think that Tink is more detailed than I could have ever hoped for, as small as she is. And the base matches Nana's most effectively.

Thanks for posting the picture of the the three pieces together. I am so pleased at how the scaling has been kept the same. Thank you WDCC!

Duckman said...

You're Welcome Matthew! He really did do a great job! I too love the shading effect on Wendy's dress and for a miniature, much more detailed than I was expecting.

I was concerned given so many pieces lately are quite large, this latest release was going to be out of scale but hats off to WDCC for staying consistent with the previous sizing from this film. I don't have the original Nursery Scene but based on Nana, thinking that version of Peter (and scene) is in scale as well.