Everything Disney Doll Related

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  1. Tinkerboy00

    Tinkerboy00 DIS Veteran

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    We need a post for those that collect the dolls and plushies. As an adult collector I spend years wanting them but feeling silly for wanting them. I finally just broke down and decided to start collecting them. I have even found some great older ones (from 90s) online.

    So lets see your collections, wishlists, etc. Post everything you know or have ever wanted to know about the dolls here. Rumors, new releases, ebay finds, etc.

    Here is the start of my collection:

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    I have a vintage Belle and a vintage Mary Poppins coming this week though.
     
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  3. Tinkerboy00

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    Some Plushies mixed in with Funko Pop and Vinylmations.

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    And some Wreck It Ralph dolls/figures

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  4. LostBoy89

    LostBoy89 Five Years and Counting...

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  5. Tinkerboy00

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    OMG Lostboy:worship:

    Your collection is amazing. How/where do you store them. I only have a few and Im already running out of room. I just added some more to my collection lately.

    Also do you prefer to keep them in the box? Im debating whether to debox some of them or not. I guess I would keep any LE ones in the box just to be safe, some of the basics Im thinking I should debox.

    Here is a great picture of the new LE Ariel from DS FB page. Hoping to get her. She is available for presale starting July 29th.

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  6. Axlcat

    Axlcat We're simply meant to be

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    I agree, LostBoy's collection is amazing. It makes me aware of just how late to the party I am. All I have in the limited edition and designer dolls are the 6 villains and 2 princesses (Mulan and Snow White). I was lucky enough to find out about the villains as they were being sold at the Disney Store Online, but will have to rely on Ebay for the rest.

    Display is a big problem for me too due to limited space. I've been a collector most of my life so that has something to do with it. :blush:

    I didn't buy any doll on the day of its release. Does the sale for Ariel start at midnight? And also I understand there will be an even more limited edition of Ursula issued this year as well. Any news on her release?
     
  7. Tinkerboy00

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    Im also late to the doll collecting. I always wanted to but never really did. I decided to go ahead and just started but my collection is growing.

    I also collect Vinylmations, Funko Pops (mostly Disney), and Monster High and Pullip dolls
     
  8. Axlcat

    Axlcat We're simply meant to be

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    I love your vinylmation collection, Tinkerboy. I almost considered collecting them as well, but I already collect the Andrew Bell Android vinyls, and I just don't have the room. So for now, I'm forcing myself to stick to the LE dolls.

    Your earlier question about boxing vs. unboxing is a good one. I had always heard that keeping them in the box makes them more valuable over time, but it also means you can't see them as well, and displaying them is more difficult. It's hard to decide what to do.
     
  9. Tinkerboy00

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    yeah, the boxes take up twice as much room as just the dolls. I bought some older dolls off of ebay but they are not boxed. The ones I have boxed or the basic dolls that are in the store now, so Im thinking of just opening those, although 10-20 years from now they could be worth more.

    Im not really looking to be a serious collector who has them to sell and make money off of. They just make me happy to collect and have.

    but if I ever decided to get rid of them, it would be nice to get more for them being in the box. Such a tough decision.
     
  10. Tinkerboy00

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    What do you think of the Designer Couples? I don't like them as much as the artwork I saw earlier, but I cant wait to see them in person. Although they are really pricey for what they look like.

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    Pics from Stitch Kingdom
     
  11. Axlcat

    Axlcat We're simply meant to be

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    Oh no, more to collect? :eek:

    Not sure about these, since I still need so many of the designer Princess dolls. I'm psyching myself out now just to get Ariel next week. Do you know the price for them and when they will be released? Hopefully it's staggered if I do decide I can't live without them.
     
  12. Tinkerboy00

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    I read on another site that they were $130 per couple
     
  13. Axlcat

    Axlcat We're simply meant to be

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    Tomorrow is the big day for pre-ordering Ariel, which I plan to do online. I have been assuming she would be available at 12:01 AM Pacific time, but then I just saw this response from a Disney Store rep on Facebook to a question about when Ariel would show up on the site:

    Great question, Jen! Our website is updated with new merchandise after 12 AM CST. Have a magical day!

    That doesn't make a lot of sense to me since for the West Coast it will still be July 28. I'm not really finding a definite time for this anywhere, but based on that comment, my time zone is central so I better be ready at midnight. Of course, maybe I'm expecting a much bigger demand than there will actually be. I've read what a fiasco the online sale of the Designer Princess dolls was, but then the villain dolls took quite a while to sell out (probably due to a much higher edition size). As far as these 17" LE dolls, I was surprised to see the Merida and Queen Elinor set still available. Does anyone have past online experience with these particular dolls to know for sure when they go on sale and how quickly they sell out? :confused3
     
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    I forgot about today being the day. Luckily I woke up and was reading FB and one of my friends ordered it. So I rushed online and preordered her.

    My friends saw it in the store and said she is so much prettier in person. They ship Oct 1st I think. Seems so far away.
     
  15. Axlcat

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    She came up for order about 10 minutes late. I wasn't sure what page to be on so I settled on the "Little Mermaid" one, and when the page was updated she wasn't on top, but instead was near the bottom. And the site was slow due to the heavy traffic. That was nerve-wracking! :crazy2: But I have my e-mail confirmation, so I'm happy. :)

    They seem to be hinting there will be both an Eric and Ursula doll released in the future, probably October 1. I guess this is a separate Eric in addition to the one being released with the couples. Not sure I have the money or the space for all the Princes too.
     
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    Yeah, Im curious about the new Ursula and Eric doll. I missed that when I ordered but someone else mentioned it on another site Im on.

    Ive been eyeing a designer Ursula on Ebay, but Im not completely in love with her because she is so skinny. I hope this new one looks more like her character.

    I may pass on the Designer couples just because I cant spend the money right now.
     
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    I have an Ariel collection. Already pre-ordered the newest LE doll. Have the designer Ariel doll, precious moments Ariel's and also some Jim Shore pieces. My prize piece of my collection is a nearly two foot statue thingy that I bought at the animation studio gift shop in Hollywood studios.
     
  18. Axlcat

    Axlcat We're simply meant to be

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    Can you show us a picture? I'd love to see all the Ariels together. I wish I was paying attention to the Designer Princess dolls when they were first released. They are so expensive on the secondary market. :sad1:
     
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    Sure! I will take a pic tomorrow. I have told DH so many times that if Ariel had not been the 2nd doll in that collection released, I would not have got her. It was insane to see how fast they started to sell out. That is one thing that just disgusts me, how people buy them and then sell them for double or triple the costs. It's the same thing with the Sephora makeup collection that is out right now, the BEAUTIFUL Ariel mirror compacts sold out online so fast and now they are ebay for so much more money. I went to the Sephora in the mall the morning they were released and was fortunate enough to get one though.
     
  20. Axlcat

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    The bane of collectors. I despise those people too. :mad: Of course, they just argue that they're trying to make a living and the early bird catches the worm. It just means collectors have to stay as informed as they can about upcoming items, but even then you'll miss some.
     
  21. Axlcat

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    Here is some information about the release of the Designer Fairytale Collection, including photographs of all five couples. The entire set will be availbable for pre-order on August 12 for delivery in October. Individual purchase will be staggered at 2-week intervals starting August 20. The problem for me is that there is no way I can pick and choose - it's all or none when it comes to these dolls. So I'm sure I'll end up getting them all and I might just end up pre-ordering the whole set to save myself the hassle of getting each separately.

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    Speaking of fairytales, is anyone else here a fan of the the TV show "Once Upon a Time"? I saw a Rumpelstiltskin picture in someone's signature on another thread, and it made me wonder if there have ever been any hints or rumors that Disney would issue a doll series for the show's characters. I love the show, so I would love to see what they could come up with. Better yet, a company like Hot Toys could really make some nice action figures.
     

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