Monday, November 30, 2015

2014-15 Snow White Plush Dolls

A 21" Snow White Plush Doll was seen online at the US Disney Store in July 2014. The cape was new, along with the yellow line down the front of the bodice, upgrading from the 2013 doll. Glitter accents. Made of polyester. Retail $19.95.

Item No. 1262000441910P.



In October 2014, a 21" Holiday Plush was released. Same doll as above except with short wrap and hood (compare with the 2012 doll wrap). $19.95.

Item No. 1262000441965P.



July 2015, a new 20" Snow White Plush is seen online. She now has a shimmering velour skirt with golden glitter filigree. $19.95.

Item No. 1233000442375P.


(UPDATE: Each year the large plush dolls appear to be getting slightly shorter. In 2016, the same basic doll design from 2014 was brought back to the Disney Store, except that it measures 19.5". Same price of $19.95. Item No. 1233000440392P.)


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A 12" beanie plush is introduced at the US Disney Store in July 2014. Puffed sleeved a darker blue than the 2013 edition, and she has blue arm bands instead of yellow. Filled with plastic pellets. Retail $9.95.

Item No. 1263000441952P.



From July 2015, the new Snow White 13"plush doll. Polyurethane foam stuffing. $14.95.

Item No. 1233055502376P.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Swarovski Crystal Snow White Series

The Swarovski Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs figures--which included an apple title plaque--were introduced in 2009 and retired 2011. Faceted clear crystal bodies; unfaceted clear crystal heads and arms with black eyes. Snow wears a Padparadscha crystal bow and holds a Arctic Blue chaton. Shes stands 5" tall. The dwarfs wear belt buckles of Topaz crystal; Dopey holds a Jonquil crystal candle flame. They average about 2.5" in height.






















Original packaging.






 


Original Dopey retail price $150.00. Made in Austria.

Stock images copyright Disney/Swarovski. Additional images via crystalroad100 + tmp-ii.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

1970s Snow White 6" Figures by Marx

Following the Disneykins and Disneykings run of the 1960s, Louis Marx & Company created a series of larger unpainted figures. Made of a molded plastic, they were produced in many different bright colors, depending on the character. Snow White and Dopey were blue. The collection also included Pinocchio, Bambi, Peter Pan, Mickey and several others. Most stood around 6" high; Dopey is almost 5".



This Snow and Dopey date from 1971...




Imprints on the bottom read "©Walt Disney Prod" and "Louis Marx & Co LLC © MCMLXXI Made in USA".




This Dopey appears to be marked "MCMLXXII" (1972).



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Fun Pals by Marx

The evolution of Disney figures by Marx is an interesting story. From the unpainted Walt Disney's Television Playhouse characters of the 1950s to the Disneykins and Disneykings of the 1960s, the toy manufacturer continued to come up with new ways to sell basically the same molds for decades. In the early 1970s, they produced Disney Fun Pals.

Fun Pals were similar to the larger Disneykings, but were made of soft plastic. Hand-painted. Hakes has sold several 5-piece blister packs in recent years. Here's three. Snow White is found in the first set, Dopey in the next. Packages measure 5.5" x 9" x 1.5". The figures stand between 1.5" and 2.5".



Images via Hakes.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Disneykin Comic Book Ads

By the early 1970s, the demand for Disneykin figures by Marx was on the wane. The company ceased production of the line in 1973. Yet, that doesn't mean there weren't warehouses of these guys still waiting to be sold.

"Disneykin play characters are here!" This advertisement ran in comic books in 1972. Two separate 16-piece sets were being offered for $2.98 each. Or if you bought all 32 for $5.98, they'd throw in two free bonus figures. Snow White and all of the dwarfs are pictured in Set B. Postage and handling was just 25¢/order. There's no mention of Marx. Instead, these sets were being offered by Gandalf Products Co. of NYC, a novelty warehouse retailer.

Ad measures approximately 6" x 9". Image via kenyatabks.



An ad from a 1974 comic book. Note the figures are now pictured in illustrations rather than actual photos. Plus the shipping charge rose to 50¢.




Another from 1974, found in Tarzan #229, DC Comics. The warehouse seller is now listed as Saddle Valley Sales, Inc of NJ.