Monday, September 30, 2013

2013 Snow White "Artist Series" Puzzles

Each year, the "Artist Series" by Mega Puzzles features the work of different Disney artists for their 1000-piece puzzles. In 2013, two Snow White-themed paintings by Toby Bluth were added to the collection.

Portrait of Innocence.



It was spotted in February at Target for $9.09, and in May, it was going for $12.99 at Toys R Us.



Back of box.




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The other Snow White 2013 Artist Series puzzle: Is She Asleep?




Toby's artwork has been used often by Mega Puzzles. See some of his other Snow White puzzles from the series in an earlier post.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

2009 "Song and Story" CD (Mary D'Arcy)

Copyrighted 2009, the "Songs and Story" audio series featured story versions of classic Disney films. The CD (or mp3 download) included new voice actors and sound effects. Select songs from the movies were also incorporated. A simpler style of narration and album artwork were employed for the younger audience that they were intended for. The disc was sold between $5-7; downloads were a bit less.

The Snow White recording was narrated by Mary D'Arcy (intro by Corey Burton). Four songs from the film were included.

Front Cover


CD case security seal.



Back Cover


Walt Disney Records ID# D000457102 is printed on spine.




The songs are not integrated into the story but are separate on the first four tracks. Narration begins on track 5.

Insert



I was little surprised to find the entire story online, but here it is...


Video posted by DisneyVintage


"Favorites" combo sets exclusive to Target stores were seen in 2012; $9.99 each. Volume 1 and 2.


Images from the Filmic Light Collection.


In another post, see the 2001 Read-Along cassette/CD narrated by Mary D'Arcy. Also the 1992 cassette tape.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

2013 Snow White Singing Dolls

The 2013 US Disney Store Singing Snow White Doll was released September 9th. She's shorter than in previous years. The "singers" from 2011-2012 both stood 17" high, but this one's only 11.5". Another difference is in the sound-activation mechanism; it's placed in the upper back instead of her hand. She still sings Whistle While You Work, though it is one verse shorter now. (Hear a comparison between the two songs at drj1828.) Runs on three AG13/LR44 button cell batteries (included). Retail $24.95.

Item No. 6070040900933P.



Also comes with Snow's rag dress and a deer-with-bird plastic figure.


Stock images copyright US Disney Store.


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The European Disney Stores also released their singing Snow White in September. The doll is approximately the same height at 33.5cm, but it sports a full length cape. No additional outfits or sidekick animals. Retail £15.00 (UK); 20,00 € (France, Germany).

Euro Disney Store Item No. 411046383871P.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2013 Disney Parks Doll

The new Snow White Parks Doll was seen at DL Paris and WDW in May of this year, but inside the Anaheim park, the earlier 2011 version of the doll was still on the shelves. It took about a month or so before the new edition finally arrived at Disneyland. Made of plastic, it stands approximately 12" tall. Retails for $19.95.

Stock images copyright Disney.




Additional images courtesy of drj1828. For more details on this doll and photos, see his photostream.

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MAY 2014 UPDATE: Spotted the same doll on a trip to Walt Disney World. Still priced at $19.95.




JULY 2017 UPDATE: The same doll in the same packaging is still available at the parks, although the price has gone up to $24.99.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Euro Princess Bath Toys

The Disney Princess Bath Toy Set was seen online in August 2012 at the UK, France, and Germany Disney Stores. Includes 6 royal plastic figures--Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, and Rapunzel. Comes in plastic carry bag. Retail price £12.00/10,00 €. Sold out.

Item No. 411102073654P.


Stock images copyright Disney.

Monday, September 23, 2013

2013 Euro Grumpy Mugs

A personalized Grumpy Mug was listed on the UK, France, and Germany Disney Store sites this summer. Your name (up to 12 characters) could be printed before the text, "...is so Grumpy!" Made from stoneware. Measures 9cm tall x 8cm across. Retail £9.00/12,00 €.

Item No. 422997822500P.



Part of a series of Disney and Marvel character mugs. Each sold separately.



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NOVEMBER 2013 UPDATE:

Online at the European Disney Stores, a Grumpy 3D Mug. Made from stoneware. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Approximately 10 x 10cm. Retail £6.00 (UK); 10,00 € (France, Germany).

Item No. 416026303016P.

Images copyright Euro Disney Store.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

UK Children's Breakfast Set in Tin

The Snow White Breakfast Set in a Tin was produced by Churchill China and sold in the United Kingdom. Includes a fine bone china plate, bowl, eggcup and mug. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Box is metal with a plastic handle.



Dimensions: Plate 17.2cm, Bowl 13cm, Eggcup 6.5cm, Mug 284ml.





No longer available except through online resellers.

UK Children's Game Set in Tin

Issued in the United Kingdom probably late 2009, the Snow White Game Gift Tin contains five different children's card games. The tin measures 14 x 22cm and is 5.5cm tall. Produced by Belgian playing cards manufacturer Cartamundi.



The five games include: Mirror game, Wicked Witch game, Pairs, Seven Dwarfs, and Happy Families.



The Snow White Mirror Game 3-in-1 pack was also sold separately in stores. Contains: Mirror Game, Wicked Witch, and Pairs. The cards are small and fit in the palm of your hand.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Kooky Kollectible Pens

The Kooky Kollection is a series of strange-looking pens featuring "kolorful hair" and images of the Disney princesses and other characters.




A theme park exclusive, each pen bears the official Disney Parks hologram. A refillable cartridge comes with black ink. A number of the pens, including Snow White, showed up at a Disney Store Outlet in 2011. She is part of Kollection #3. Measures 5" long.