The Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures feature a small Production Mark imprinted on the bottom of each piece which identifies the year it was produced.
For sculptures which have been in the line for many years, a collector might find different Production Marks in the marketplace based on when the piece was re-ordered and/or produced.
Each year, the Walt Disney Classics Collection selects a different film to honor as the Production Mark “Symbol”. For 2011, the Production Mark has been Mary Poppin’s Umbrella from Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964).
The Production Mark for 2012 will be a Palm Frond from Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967).
Typically the very first shipments in 2012 will still carry the 2011 Production Mark (since they start producing pieces months ahead of time) and then within a month or two the new Production Mark will begin to appear in shipments of the new sculptures.