20K Leagues Nautilus Replica from eFX Collectibles Available for Pre-Order December 10

Nautilus Replica from eFX CollectiblesBURBANK, Calif. (December 7, 2009) – Disney fans will soon be able to add an element of epic adventure to their collections: On Thursday, December 10, eFX Inc. begins accepting orders at www.efxcollectibles.com for its eye-popping, four-foot replica of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by Disney’s 1954 live-action version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.

Shipping is anticipated to take place in spring 2010 for the Nautilus, the first of three incredible replicas offered in eFX’s new Disney line. The Nautilus is priced at $1,799, and payments can be made in four installments. Full ordering and shipping details are available at www.efxcollectibles.com.

All orders for the Nautilus placed prior to December 31, 2009, will receive a special early pre-order price of $1,699.  Moreover, orders placed before that date will also receive a special certificate, suitable for framing, on a reproduction of the Disney Studios stationery used during the film’s production in 1954.  This special certificate can be fully customized for gift purchases, and can be sent directly to gift recipients for the holidays. (Holiday certificate delivery will be available based on order date and cannot be guaranteed for orders placed after December 17.)

This four-foot replica of the Nautilus offers features not incorporated in any previous model of the iconic submarine. Produced at approximately 1/45th scale, the replica features finely detailed interior views of the wheelhouse and Capt. Nemo’s salon, as well as LED lights to illuminate those rooms and the circular salon observation window.

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First Look: Vinylmation Apparel

Vinylmation ApparelEarlier this week, we mentioned that in addition to releasing the Cutesters and Urban 3 series of Vinylmation collectibles on December 15 at the Disneyland Resort, that Vinylmation Apparel will also be introduced to the world (er.. Land). Now we get our first look at what just some of the Vinylmation-inspired line of clothing looks like courtesy of the official blog.

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In The Looking Glass: Alice in Wonderland Collectibles Now Available for Pre-Order

Mia Wasikowska and Johnny Depp as Alice and the Mad HatterJust spotted earlier today on Big Bad Toy Store (although other importers are likely to carry them) is this set of 2 7″ tall Ultra Design Figures of Mia Wasikowska as Alice and Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland by Medicom.

Expected to ship in 2010, the set will run you about $35.

Real Action Hero Mad Hatter Doll from MedicomNow if something a little larger was what you had in mind, drink this one in. Medicom is also releasing a 12″ Mad Hatter doll which is sure to grab any passerby’s attention. Pricing for this crazy puppy will run you roughly $150-$200 depending on whom you buy it from.

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‘TRON Mickey’ Vinyl Collectible Doll Now Available to D23 Members at DisneyStore.com

TRON Mickey VCDIn a move that’s hopefully a sign of really good things to come, D23 Members are now able to purchase this Medicom ‘TRON Mickey’ vinyl collectible that was previously available either only in Japan or through importers. Standing proud at 5″, the best news of all is that DisneyShopping.com is selling him for a price of $54.95 which is surprisingly lower than what any of the importers have charged for him. He’s already proven to be popular and quickly sold out of stock elsewhere, so grab him while you can here.

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New ‘Runaway Brain Mickey,’ B&W Kubricks Available for Pre-Order

Disney KubricksRunaway Brain Mickey — you either love’m or hate’m. But even if you’re a crazed Mickey lover, you can’t be insane about the price the PVC figures generally go for. Now here’s your chance to not only get your hands on a 2″ Kubrick-ized version of him, but you’ll get Julius as well (obviously not to scale) for an amazing price of $17.99.

The set along with B&W versions of a Mickey and Minnie set and a Donald and Goofy set are expected to ship in March 2010 and are available for pre-order today at Big Bad Toystore.

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Celebrity Designer Mychael Darwin Unveils Apparel Collection Inspired by The Princess and the Frog

Commemorative-Sterling Silver Princess Tiana JacketDesigner Mychael Darwin — best known for creating one-of-a-kind limited edition leather jackets — and Disney Consumer Products are launching an all new outerwear collection in honor of Disney’s newest and first African American Princess, Tiana. Arriving in time for the Holiday ‘09 release of Walt Disney Pictures’ new animated film The Princess and the Frog, the collection is inspired by the warm textures and bright colors of the hand drawn animation of this highly anticipated animated film and will appeal to both the fashion conscious and the Disney devotee.

When asked about his design inspiration for the collection, Mychael Darwin said, “I drew from my own Southern upbringing, the richness of the film’s country landscapes and the beauty and grace from my own true life princess — my daughter.  It was also important to me that I create a line that appeals to the inner desire of all women to be treated like royalty, specifically as they work hard to achieve their dreams.”

Mychael Darwin Denim & Leather for Disney for women, tweens and girls consists of limited edition Italian all-leather jackets with hand-carved .925 sterling silver buttons, featuring custom-printed leather with beautifully artistic background scenes reminiscent of The Princess and the Frog. The leather jacket collection uses a revolutionary proprietary printing technique known as Leathergenix©—which allows extraordinary artistic printing on supple leather. The collection also includes special edition premium denim jackets accented with Italian leather trims and jacket backs that feature original artwork from the film elegantly highlighted with hand-beaded Swarovski crystals.

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1940 Cartier ‘Fantasia’ Lapel Watch to Go Up on Auction Block December 6

Lapel watch by Cartier inspired by Disney's FantasiaThis gorgeous lapel watch commissioned from Cartier by Walt Disney to commemorate the release of Fantasia will be going up for auction on December 6. With an estimate of $16,000 – $24,000 and inspired by the ‘Dance of the Hours’ segment, the piece features diamond pave elephants with ruby eyes and features Swiss movement.

Bids will be accepted in person, in advance, by phone or online.

For more details, see the lot’s page at Rago.

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Thomas Kinkade’s Newest Disney Painting: ‘The Princess and the Frog’

The first in a new line of paintings from Thomas Kinkade titled ‘Disney Discoveries,’ this painting inspired by Disney’s The Princess and the Frog is soon to make its debut. While the film represents quite a few firsts for Disney, it also represents some firsts for Kinkade as well. Below the image is Kinkade’s description of the painting from his blog.

Princess and the Frog by Thomas Kinkade

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‘The Princess And The Frog’ Merchandise Sales Exceed Projections; New Disney Store Promotion

GLENDALE, CA — November 17, 2009 — Weeks before the theatrical release of Disney’s upcoming animated feature The Princess and the Frog, the excitement for film-inspired merchandise is already building in a big way as anticipation for the film intensifies. Since its launch just a few weeks ago, the merchandise has already begun out-selling other Disney Princess items by double digit percentages. At Disney Store locations nationwide and DisneyStore.com, the Princess Tiana Halloween costume and role-play dress were best sellers. At major retailers, top sellers include The Princess and the Frog-inspired dolls, play sets and books. The Princess and the Frog toys have also captured industry praise as the Princess Tiana doll tops FunFare magazine’s “Holiday Hot Dozen” list and the Toys”R”Us “Fabulous 15″ Holiday list.

The Princess and the Frog introduces Disney’s newest princess character in more than ten years and the first African-American Disney princess. The product line from Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is supporting the film with a wide range of products spanning toys, fashion, home décor, food, personal care, beauty, stationery, books and an assortment for adults including collectibles, art, bridal wear and couture fashion.

“It is typical with any major Disney film to see movie-inspired product available as early as six weeks prior to the film’s release, and the same is true for The Princess and the Frog,” stated Mary Beech, vice president franchise development and marketing for Disney Consumer Products. “However, the historic release of The Princess and the Frog film has generated tremendous consumer excitement well in advance of the film – and sales thus far have exceeded projections, something that is remarkable for characters that fans are not yet completely familiar with.”

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FAO Exclusive: Madame Alexander Disney Princess Cloth Doll

Madame Alexander Disney Princess ToteBring home Ariel.. and Snow White.. and Cinderella with the Madame Alexander Disney Princess Tote. Available exclusively at FAO Schwarz, the Disney princessses-in-a-box is currently available for pre-order with an expected shipment date of November 25, just in time for the holidays and can be yours for $54.99

For more information and to order, click here.

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