Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2016 Snow White Ear Headband

This Snow White Ear Headband was available at the US theme parks in early 2016 and online at the Disney Store in April. Plush satin ''puff sleeve'' mouse ears with sequins and veil. Made from polyester, foam, and metal. Veil measures 12'' long. Part of the Disney Princess Ear Headband Collection. Retail $23.99.

Item No. 7507055890193P.
Stock image copyright Disney.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Evil Queen 5-Globe Figurine - 2003

The moment of the Evil Queen's transformation into the Old Witch is depicted in this light-up, five-globe figurine from 2003. Made of hand-painted resin, glass, and wood. Stands approximately 13.5" high. Requires two AA batteries.

The Queen raises the magic potion goblet while the Witch is surrounded by the mini-globes, each featuring an iconic symbol from the film: the raven upon the skull, spellbook, poison apple, heart box, and the face from the Magic Mirror.

A switch on the bottom base turns on a light in each of the globes to create an eerie glow.

Images via cbel2878 + daysofexploration.

The figurine was pictured (flopped) in the 2003 Disney Catalog Halloween edition. Original retail price $128.

Catalog Scan courtesy of Dan Alexander Dizmentia

Monday, October 24, 2016

Charger Plates by David Willardson

The Evil Queen and Old Witch are together on this 1999 "Reflections of Revenge" charger which was designed by artist David Willardson. Produced by The Foundry. Glazed ceramic. Hand-signed by artist. Measures 13" diameter. Limited edition 500. Retail $275. 

It was listed in the summer 1999 Disney Catalog, p. 63.

Catalog scan courtesy of 1937fan of Whistle While We Blog.

"Wicked Intentions" from 2000. Features seven Disney Villains including the Evil Queen. Glazed ceramic. Hand-signed. Size: approximately 17" diameter. Limited edition 250.

Images via losdol.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

2009 Princess Fountain Figure Series

In 2009, the US Disney theme parks released a princess "fountain" series of hand-painted resin figures. Seven in all: Snow White, Aurora. Cinderella, Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, and Tinkerbell. Limited edition of 750. Original price $75 each, sold separately. Approximately 9" high.

Rather than a fountain, Snow White stands near her wishing well.

Stock images copyright Disney.

Additional images via Fantasies Come True.

The others in the series.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Disney Store Water Fountain

Snow White lighted water fountain made of sculpted resin, actually holds water that flows when turned on. Miniature cottage lights up. Powered by four AA batteries. A heavy piece, almost seven pounds. It measures approximately 9" wide x 8" deep x 6.5" tall. Dates from about 2001.

Power switch on the back side.

US Disney Store retail price $40.

Also sold at the European Disney Stores (pre-euro pricing).

Original box.

Additional images via dmajor04 + cbel2878.

Friday, October 21, 2016

1940s Biancaneve Puppet Theatre

Earlier this year, the Little Nemo Auction House in Turin put up for sale this 1940s Snow White puppet theatre from Italy. The wooden structure featured hand-painted details with two backgrounds and a curtain. Included were 11 articulated plaster puppets from the Disney film--two Snow Whites (rag dress and princess gown), the Prince, Seven Dwarfs, and Old Witch,

Image and info via Little Nemo.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ledra Rubber Doll Figures from Italy

Artist Al Dempster's stylistic depictions of the Snow White characters--seen in the 1954 French picture book Le retour de Blanche-Neige and in the 1958 Italian Nuove Avventure della Grande Tribù--were reproduced as 3-dimensional rubber figures by Ledraplastic of Italy. Both a large and small series were issued from the 1960s through the 80s.

The large Snow White stands 40 cm high. She wears a yellow tiara and long evening gloves.

Images via bdalupo.

Similarities can be seen with the illustrations in the storybook.

Book scan courtesy of Greg Philip.

The characters are shown with stylized facial expressions and body postures. The dwarfs are about are 20 cm tall.

The Ledraplastic elephant logo is encircled by the Walt Disney Productions copyright imprint.

Images via


In the smaller series, Snow is about 24 cm high and the dwarfs 14 cm. In this example, she wears a red bow instead of a tiara, and the brown bodice and white gloves are gone. 

Utilizing the same figure molds, other Snow Whites were depicted with blond hair and blue dresses. Although she might more closely resemble Alice in Wonderland, this is still considered to be Snow White.

The same figures are shown in their original packaging.

In the 1960s and 70s, the Ledra Snow White dolls were some of the most popular in Italy. They were also available in France.

A big thanks to Nunziante Valoroso for his invaluable assistance with this post.