Saturday, August 27, 2016

Seven Dwarfs PVC Figures from Hong Kong

These unlicensed Seven Dwarfs PVC figures have been manufactured in Hong Kong since at least 2010 (and probably earlier). They're still available today in great numbers from various online sellers in China. Each measures approximately 1.75" (5cm).




Many of the sets include a Snow White--the same mold used for the 1993 Mattel collection--a series that hasn't been officially produced for years.




The original Mattel 1993 imprint.



No Disney markings are found on the dwarfs.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Snow White Cameonyx Figurines

These Snow White figurines date from 1986-87 and were available at the US Disney theme parks. Manufactured by StoneQuarry in Albuquerque, they're made from a composite called Cameonyx. It's a mixture of resin and ground stone, poured into a mold. Snow measures approximately 9" tall, the dwarfs 6". "Walt Disney Productions" imprint on bottom, along with a StoneQuarry label.

The Princess.



Dopey.





Grumpy.



Happy.



Sleepy.



Doc.



Sneezy.



Bashful.





The figures were pictured in a Disneyland brochure dated 1986--but which was issued with the park's 1987 "Summer Program" handout. It was the year of the Snow White 50th Anniversary celebration. See more of the brochure and program at Vintage Disneyland Tickets.



Brochure images and info courtesy of Vintage Disneyland Tickets.


Special thanks to François Monferran for letting us know about these figurines. See an earlier post with cameo heart-shaped boxes which were also produced by StoneQuarry.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2012 Glitter Greetings Snow White Postcard Tin

A "Glitter Greetings" Snow White postcard set, "© 2012 The Walt Disney Family Museum." Manufactured for the museum by Cavallini & Co. Contains 12 assorted postcards (two of each image) coated with a hint of sparkling glitter. Housed in a hinged, silvertone metal tin.



The card images feature reproductions of the following vintage promotional items (left to right, top to bottom): 1937 US one-sheet poster, 1938 French grande style poster, 1938 US window card, 1937 US one-sheet, 1938 Whitman "Paint Book" no. 696, and the 1950 Italian 2-fogli.


Images via mouse4503.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

1967 Snow White "Production Scenes" Promo Album

The second of two Snow White promotional photo albums issued for the 1967 US theatrical re-release. (See the other album in previous post.) This one is labeled "Production Scenes". The spine is secured with a folding metal clasp. Photos are glued to paper pages, which also include text descriptions. Twenty eight photos total. Distributed by Buena Vista.










All the production scenes are copyrighted 1967, except this one below which has a 1963 marking.













Bashful is mislabeled as Grumpy and said to be convinced by animals to wash. Instead, this is a still from the finale!





Image scans and info courtesy of the Nunziante Valoroso Collection.