Aww shucks! Thanks for the really nice compliment and it's great to meet you Michael. Hopefully you will start posting more regularly now.
and thanks I am certainly going to try and post more regularly now
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HOORAY! I'm glad you were able to get one. I know it was a worldwide edition of 5,000, but I didn't know if they were still available elsewhere. Here in the US, the physical Disney Store's were allowed to sell 20 and the disneystore.com had an unspecified amount to sell. All of the dolls that were allowed to be sold in the US are already gone, but I'm so happy that you were able to get one!
Ha ha thanks! I can't believe how fast they've sold in the US! It's been a while since I last visited my "local" Disney Store, so I'm not sure wether the doll was avalible to purchase physically instore (the last time I was there, Snow White
merchandise was only just starting to "take over the store" in prep for the re-release
), but I would make a prediction that due to fact that pre-ordering the film wasn't a requirment she's only avaliable online. This is probably why I was able to get her, because alot of people in the UK won't know about her seeing as there wasn't even advertisements for her on the site! (I'm really not a fan of the UK DS Site I much prefer the set up of the US one)
That's a great idea. I received my Snow White in the mail a few weeks ago and she really is stunning. I'm committed to leaving them in their boxes, so pictures don't turn out so great, but here is my best effort.
WOW! Thanks so much for sharing those pictures, she looks so beautiful. The box itself is also very attractive indeed! I know exactly where I'm putting her when she comes, on the top shelf in my bedroom. Lower down I have a shelf dedicated to Ariel
and The Little Mermaid
in general, but I think she would look a little out of place there. Gods knows where I'm going to put Tiana
if I get her, I've practically got no room! I'm sure I will make room for her though
I remember reading when the line was announced that it would include "all 8 princesses." I know that Pocahontas and Mulan are often included in the Disney Princess line, but I'm wondering if this collection strictly covers Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Tiana, and Rapunzel? I wish that Disney Store would release a full press release about them.
Hmm yes that would appear so, which is a shame because they would make stunning additions to this collection, particulary Mulan
dressed in her matchmaker's finery! A full press release would be very nice indeed! I suppose there's still time for one isn't there? Though it would be a little strange t have one after the release of the first in the collection I suppose
It kind of hurts my head to think about how long it's going to be until the set is complete. Sleeping Beauty isn't supposed to be rereleased until 2015, so if Disney Store sticks with only releasing each doll when the film is released, it's going to take 6 years to complete the set. If they stick to releasing them only with the film, then here is how I expect the line to pan out.
Tiana with The Princess and the Frog in Spring 2010
Belle with Beauty and the Beast Diamond Edition Spring 2010
Rapunzel with Rapunzel in Spring 2011
Jasmine with Aladdin Special Edition in Fall of 2011 (my own speculation)
Cinderella with Cinderella Diamond Edition in Fall 2012
Ariel with The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition in Fall 2013
Aurora with Sleeping Beauty Diamond Edition in Fall 2015
As you can see, there are some large gaps between dolls later in the series. So maybe Disney Store will add to the line to fill in the gaps? Perhaps Pocahontas, Mulan, and maybe even Giselle will be included so they aren't going a whole two years between dolls at the end. Or maybe Disney Store will abandon their strategy of only releasing them with the films?
The one that I am most excited for is Ariel, since The Little Mermaid is my second favorite Disney movie. I personally want to see her in mermaid form. I think there is a lot they could do with her fin to make it elegant, but they might take the easy way out and put her in the pink dress. I guess it will be a while before we find out.
I know it's gonna be a while!!! Those are intresting predictions and if the Diamond Collection
follows in the footsteps of the Platinum's
then I'd say your predicitions are highely probable, though the big gaps later on do seem to prove a problem so the addition of others can't be a bad idea now can it Ariel
is the one I'm most looking forward too aswell, seeing as The Little Mermaid
is not only my all time favorite Disney
movie of all time but my favorite movie of all time !!! Out of curiosity what's your first fav. if TLM ranks 2nd? Mary Poppins? I took a wild guess from looking at your avvy lol! As much a I like Ariel
in her human attire for a collection such as this, I think it's pretty much essential she be in her mermaid form. She really would look truely elegant if done right! I also can't wait to see Cinderella
(whom I hope is wearing her correct silver!), because her ballgown could look amazing if they really took inspiration from the film!
I have the Snow White doll as well, and I love her. I was in the same position too, as far as wanting a nice collectible for the princess films. These dolls seem more like a fine collectible than a doll, so I don't feel bad about it lol.
I agree I prefer to think of her as a collectable item than a doll
I was thinking about the whole release cycle for these this morning, and I bet they'll add to the line. I think it would be very silly for the Disney Store to not release more to fill in the gaps. I bet they'll add Pocahontas, Mulan, and maybe even Meridia (if that's her name) from Pixar's The Bear and the Bow. They should release 2 a year anyway imo, since they are pretty much setting us up for that.
One addition to the collection that I would really not appreciate
would be PIXAR's Merida
, as much as I'm sure she will be a wonderful character and I'm looking forward to The Bear and the Bow
very much I just don't think she fits in with the classic Disney Princesses
at all, in the same way as say Tinkerbell