Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Dopey Costume for Baby

The Dopey Bodysuit Costume Set for Baby was recently added to the Disney Store website. Suit is 100% cotton. Hat is polyurethane foam with 3D ears, can be personalized up to 8 characters. Retail $19.95.

 Item No. 4042046860169M.

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Also available are Dopey Costume Shoes. Soft plush construction. $9.95.

Item No. 4046056620190M.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Grumpy Golf

Grumpy gets grumpy when he plays golf...

Grumpy Golf Towel. Seen online in 2013 at the Disney Store, this soft, terrycloth towel was also sold at the US theme parks. Metal eyelet with clip, easily hooks to your golf bag. 98% cotton / 2% other fiber. Measures 24'' x 15.5''. Original retail $20.95.

Item No. 7511055880027P.

Grumpy Plush Golf Club Cover. Also seen online in 2013 and at the US parks. Elastic inside neck keeps cover snug on club. Fits all sizes, including drivers. Polyester. 13'' H. $24.95.

Item No. 7509002521265P.

Mickey and Goofy were also available.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Golf balls and markers from WDW courses.

Hats. Same design seen in black, white, and tan.

Open edition WDW pin. Retired 2006. Original retail $6.50.

Paperweight. " I have a horrible short game!"

Snowglobe from 2007. Plays "Pop Goes the Weasel" as a gopher moves up and down. Measures 7" high x 6" diameter. Retail $59.50.

Mugs from WDW and the Disney Store.

Images via Your WDW Store.

Grumpy resin figure seen in May 2014 at Walt Disney World's World of Disney store.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Snow White Iron-On

This Snow White appliqué iron-on was purchased at Jo-Ann Fabrics circa 2009. Measures a little under 3" high. Manufactured by Wrights for Disney Home, part of the Princess Collection. Made in Taiwan.

All of the Seven Dwarfs were available too.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Snow White Nesting Doll Collections

Russian Snow White nesting dolls seen online in recent years. Made of wood, all are hand-painted. This first example was documented in 2010 by photographer Taryn Simon. Simon spent five days at JFK Airport cataloging over 1,000 contraband items--including this five-piece Snow White set (seen in her book, Contraband).

Image copyright Taryn Simon via businessinsider.

Matryoshka dolls.

Images via qualitygiftsshop.

Images via btabshey1.

Images via bargainbarn714.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Albert Hurter's Discarded Dwarfs

British auction house, Bonhams, will be hosting an animation art sale June 13, 2016. A variety of original pieces are up for auction including many from Snow White. One item in particular is a mounted collection of early concept drawings by artist Albert Hurter. The artwork dates from 1935 when Walt Disney was still very much in the developmental stage of the film. Note that Baldy and Deafy--two dwarfs that never made the final film--were included here instead of Sneezy and Bashful. Also Snow White has long light hair, plus blue eyes rather than brown. Colored pencil on paper.

The artwork is in the auction catalog (p. 54). See more at Bonhams website or download the PDF version.

Images copyright Disney/Bonhams

Special thanks to William Stillman for the heads-up on this auction.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

1995 Sneeuwwitje Magazine Article

Strip Schrift, a Dutch magazine dated Summer 1995. Volume 28, Number 4. The Disney special edition included a two-page article on Snow White.

Image scans courtesy of the Richard Holliss Collection.