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View Poll Results: Which doll would you buy?
All of them! Who can pick just one 25 37.31%
Maleficent 10 14.93%
the Evil queen 10 14.93%
Queen of hearts 3 4.48%
Ursula 9 13.43%
Mother gothel 6 8.96%
Cruella 8 11.94%
None 9 13.43%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 67. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #61
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Maleficent still seems to be available online. It's 12 hours later. Mind you I was able to get Cinderella a week after she was launched, online. But I do think that a larger edition helps!
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:38 PM   #62
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Looks like Villains will not have the same problems as Princesses

First of all Disney got it right this time with the ticket/lottery system to prevent a good deal of the fraud and overnight waiting that went on with the designer Princesses last year, although I do admit standing out in the cold Chicago night with a bunch of friends was fun, and we certainly met some interesting people, from hard-core collectors with pictures of the way they re-style Disney doll hair to folks that were just paid to be in line from resellers.

It also appears that the increased edition size of 13K was just about right on the money, as many stores did not sell out on Day 1, and Maleficent is still available online over 12 hours after going onsale, compared to about 12 minutes at most for any of the Princesses last year. So it basically appears as if people who want these designer villains dolls are pretty much going to be able to get them, at least based on week #1, and I would think that besides Mother Gothel, Maleficent would be the most coveted of this series, along with Ursula.

You can also see from eBay activity, even prior to the doll release, that this was just not going to be as big of a deal as the Princesses were, as there were very few pre-sales completed, and none at ridiculous prices.

I am a bit upset that I missed that LE villains 6 pin set that seemed to come out of nowhere. I am curious how some people even knew that it was going on sale late Sunday night/early Monday morning online. Went for $150 retail LE of just 200 and that set is now going for $500-$750 on eBay now. Coulda paid for my entire Disney trip this fall with just a few of those!! I also wanted to get a few of the Captain Hook LE figures, but I waited too long, and that item sold out. I hate when I get trigger-shy! But I do wonder what other secrets Disney has planned as far as additional LE items just popping in for sale, and I really wonder how and where people are finding the information ahead of time!!! I am guessing cast-members and the folks that they share their info with??

On a similar note, I stumbled into the WDCC figurines recently, and I am wondering how people get their hands on those at below the SRP? Obviously people do, since you can find some of them online for less than that price. But wow, some of those sculptures go for crazy money. Like that Rapunzel from this Spring RSP $165 selling for between $300-$750.

It looks like the villains litho sets were a pretty good purchase too. Oh well. I guess I am just gonna skip this set entirely, but hope that some additional LE items become available along the way.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:41 PM   #63
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GTA store?

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according to my source they still had 8 dolls when he left work today. I'm worried though that they will stat promoting them more since all our GTA stores were concerned that there were so many left and nobody sold out. Just keep your mouths shut until after next week LOL

Please pardon my ignorance, but what is a GTA store?
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:43 PM   #64
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:45 PM   #65
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One more general question

Just signed up here...I cannot see where I go to enter in my Disney visits and other info like some people seem to have sort of as a signature in their postings?

Thanks in advance for any help...
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #66
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Just signed up here...I cannot see where I go to enter in my Disney visits and other info like some people seem to have sort of as a signature in their postings?

Thanks in advance for any help...
Click on the user cp link in the upper left, from there you can personalize your signature and avatar, etc. You may have to get 10 posts before you can do this, I've been posting a while and can't really remember.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:09 PM   #67
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I bought maleficent but my DH is not happy, anyone interested????
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #68
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Next Week

So do you think it will be safe to wait and order online next week instead of having to go to the store during the middle of the day?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:35 PM   #69
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If you ordered online, did you qualify for free shipping?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:26 AM   #70
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So do you think it will be safe to wait and order online next week instead of having to go to the store during the middle of the day?
I don't think anything is safe, honestly. It *looks* like things are safer at this point BUT...

last time I bought Cinderella in the store the first day she was released. The next doll I bought online the day she was released at 11am online. The next doll I bought online at 9am the day she was released. THEN things got crazy.

People could have forgotten Monday was the day they started releasing the dolls. People could have thought they didn't want to deal with the craziness but then saw it wasn't crazy so now they have decided to get involved so more people = more crazy. I'm not taking anything for granted.

Paranoid = me

I'm really hoping that the larger edition size has made the troubles of the past go away. HOPEFULLY you can just order the doll online whenever you want! But if you really, really want it, I would just try to get it the way that works best for you until we see a pattern of at least two weeks. I saw too many suspicious looking people at my store calling people to come down and scoop up the remaining dolls to think it's all free and clear just yet. But the fact that Milificent is STILL available online, and it's what a day later, is a REALLY good sign!!

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Yes! It's over $75 but you have to remember to put the code in, which is on the site. It's SHIPTODAY.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:22 PM   #71
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I don't think anything is safe, honestly. It *looks* like things are safer at this point BUT...

last time I bought Cinderella in the store the first day she was released. The next doll I bought online the day she was released at 11am online. The next doll I bought online at 9am the day she was released. THEN things got crazy.

People could have forgotten Monday was the day they started releasing the dolls. People could have thought they didn't want to deal with the craziness but then saw it wasn't crazy so now they have decided to get involved so more people = more crazy. I'm not taking anything for granted.

Paranoid = me

I'm really hoping that the larger edition size has made the troubles of the past go away. HOPEFULLY you can just order the doll online whenever you want! But if you really, really want it, I would just try to get it the way that works best for you until we see a pattern of at least two weeks. I saw too many suspicious looking people at my store calling people to come down and scoop up the remaining dolls to think it's all free and clear just yet. But the fact that Milificent is STILL available online, and it's what a day later, is a REALLY good sign!!



Yes! It's over $75 but you have to remember to put the code in, which is on the site. It's SHIPTODAY.
I totally agree!! I am so paranoid it's like the calm before the storm I'm not taking any chances.
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I predict these are going to get harder to get as each week comes, but still no 20 minute sellouts. I would have preferred a little smaller edition size just for exclusivity...maybe 10,000...but the Maleficent store process was so painless it was actually fun.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:55 PM   #73
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I agree with those posted above.

I think that they will be more difficult to get as the weeks go on - like PP said, people may have forgotten that they started going on sale, etc.
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I don't think there will be much problem at all getting these

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I agree with those posted above.

I think that they will be more difficult to get as the weeks go on - like PP said, people may have forgotten that they started going on sale, etc.
I don't think this is going to be like the Princesses at all, as far as getting more difficult. With Maleficent bombing, that will eliminate the eBay prospectors and make things even easier, not to mention that the new sales setup has leveled the playing field as well for the collectors, as opposed to last year where the resellers could control the storefronts. I think the only one that may get any real interest or value is Mother Gothel, but this Limited Edition size is just too big, it's basically not limited at all. It's perfect for Disney, because they will maximize their dollars, but there's not gonna be any extra change out there for anybody else, at least on the dolls, in my opinion. Some of the other villain stuff is doing much better as far as values go.
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Old 09-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #75
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I went to my TDS last night, they had all the dolls on display and lots of merchandise but NO nail polish.....lol That's what I went in for! LOL I asked at the counter and they didn't know when it would be in but they hope soon, I'll just keep checking back....... *sigh* lol
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