D23 Members can save hundreds of dollars on eFX’s line of intricately crafted Disney replicas by visiting the eFX website at www.efxcollectibles.com. Special D23 Member pricing takes effect immediately, said Bryan Ono, president of eFX Inc.
“There are no Disney fans who are more devoted and enthusiastic than D23 Members, and we wanted to do something special for them,” Ono said.
The first of eFX’s Disney replicas is the remarkably detailed, four-foot reproduction of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus from Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The painstakingly produced Nautilus is priced at $1,799, and is available to D23 members for $1,699.
Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide, the Nautilus can be pre-ordered at www.efxcollectibles.com. A non-refundable, $500 deposit is required, and the special D23 member price will be adjusted with the final payment prior to shipping.
D23 Members will have the opportunity to place their orders for Disney collectibles 24 hours before the general public. D23 membership numbers will be validated upon ordering at the website.
The next Disney replica from eFX will be available to order by D23 Members starting Tuesday, May 4, with ordering open to the general public on May 5.
It’s the exquisitely crafted Evil Queen’s Heart Box from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs ($799, or $724 for D23 members), inspired by the designs of Disney’s first full-length animated feature.
The Heart Box is intricately constructed from solid rosewood and features an imaginative 24-karat gold-plated heart that locks with a dagger-lock mechanism. The Heart Box sits on an elaborate, museum-quality display base that features two sculptures by renowned artist David Kracov: One depicts the Evil Queen holding the chalice that contains a magical elixir to turn her into the “Old Hag” – who, in the second, holds the fateful “magic wishing apple.”
Each Heart Box includes a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity, and production will not exceed 500 pieces worldwide.
Upcoming Disney-inspired pieces from eFX include an 18-inch Rizzo the Rat Photo Puppet ($379, or $329 for D23 members), which celebrates the enduring appeal of the Muppets and will be available for order shortly. It’s a detailed and accurate replica of the full-size, three-dimensional “photo puppet” used to represent favorite Muppet characters in photo shoots. Fully articulated, the eFX Rizzo the Rat is created based on reference patterns and materials supplied by Disney’s Muppet Studios. Rizzo’s dressed in a T-shirt and a letterman’s jacket that features real suede-leather sleeves and a “Ratpanic” embroidered patch on the back. Worldwide, eFX is limiting the edition size to 1,000, and each piece will come with a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity.
D23 Members can place orders and get more details about the ordering process and shipping information at www.efxcollectibles.com.
D23 has recently announced new discount opportunities for its members at participating locations throughout North America as well as providing a sneak peek at one of the exclusive opportunities available for D23 Charter Members at the 2011 D23 Expo.
We previously told you about the existing discount opportunities in 2010 for members at Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort and select ESPN Zone locations across the country, as well as the opportunity to join a reunion of the original Mickey Mouse Club at the 2010 Hollywood Show. D23 Members will also receive special D23 pricing on tickets to the popular “Evening of Disney Rarities” at the Newport Beach Film Festival. Even Scrapblog has gotten into the act, offering special opportunities for D23 members.
Now Mandara Spa has also teamed with D23 to offer Members 10% off of all services at Mandara Spa locations in the U.S., Mexico, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, including the Grand Californian Resort & Spa at Disneyland and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin in Florida.
Also, just for the month of April, D23 Members who live in or visit New Orleans will receive 10% off purchases at select Ralph Brennan Restaurant Group locations. (The offer excludes alcohol and is valid for up to six people.) The offer applies to meals at Ralph Brennan’s BACCO, Red Fish Grill, Ralph’s on the Park, and the Courtyard Café at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
“As D23 grows and builds its membership of incredibly passionate Disney fans, we want to give them unprecedented access to the best of Disney, and to bring Disney magic into their lives every single day,” said Steven Clark, head of D23.
Looking ahead to the future, eFX Collectibles who have a line of Disney and Muppet licensed line of collectibles in the works including the Wicked Queen’s Snow White heart box and photo puppets will offer exclusive discounts to D23 members.
As for the 2011 D23 Expo, charter members will enjoy access to an exclusive members-only lounge where they can relax and enjoy special surprises. Tickets for the 2011 D23 Expo will go on sale August 19 and all D23 members will be able to purchase their tickets at a discount.