Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Looking Back: The Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane

It's hard to believe it's been a few months since my last posting. With vacation, home projects and work, it's been a busy (not to mention, fast) summer. Hard to believe it's over and we're already into the fall season, which is my favorite season of the year.

Given my obsession with the new series on Fox, Sleepy Hollow, I thought a great Looking Back would be revisiting the Headless Horseman set, a favorite of most Walt Disney Classics Collection collectors!

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"When thundering hoofs echo through the darkness in the tiny valley of Sleepy Hollow, fearful farmers pull the covers over their heads.

The only man foolish enough to be on the roads on such a night is Ichabod Crane. But is that ghastly figure bearing down on the teacher a wrathful spirit -- or just a jealous prankster?"

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This set is one I have displayed all year round.  One of the Walt Disney Classics Collection best releases.  In this set you have both an animated style horse and the sculpting of a life-like horse plus the look of utter fear in both Ichabod and his horse's face (and body expression) and true terror embodied by the Headless Horseman and his horse.

The Headless Horseman ("Haunting Horseman") and Ichabod and his Horse ("Terrified Teacher"), a NumberedLimited Edition (NLE) set of only 3,500, plussed with a stainless steel sword were sculpted by Kent Melton

Redemption forms were sent to active Walt Disney Collector Society members in July, 2000. Orders were taken on a first come-first serve basis. Sculptures began to ship in Fall, 2000.

My display is enhanced with resin tombstones replica of tombstones from the Haunted Mansion Attraction that was available last year (and again this year) thru Disney Shopping. The tombstones fit in perfectly with the set. I had really hoped they would have done more this year.

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