Snow White Lithographs from The Disney Store

We’ve covered some of the other Princesses in an earlier post, and now it’s time for the original, the fairest of them all, to have her turn. In this post we have Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (what can I say, they go everywhere together!)

I am featuring two different lithograph releases. The first has four prints:

Snow White Set Folder

Regal

The envelope that contains the prints is made of a very heavy museum-quality paper with a nice texture. The prints are also rendered on better quality paper than some Disney Store lithographs.

And speaking of lithographs:

Snow White Set 3Snow White Set 2Snow White Set 1Snow White Set 4

‘Hi Ho’ and there you go! Even though Snow White was released back in the 1930’s it still contains some of the most breathtaking imagery of any Princess movie!

Snow White Set Folder Back

Above is the back of the folder which sports a very famous fruit.

The set above was released in 2001 to commemorate one of the many re-releases of this most classic of classics. The single lithograph below is an earlier release from 1994. Neither release coincides with a major anniversary of the film:

Snow White Single Envelope

Over-sized Envelope

Unfortunately, this lithograph has been damaged by moisture. However, it is unique in that it’s one of the few releases to be bigger than the 8×10 format of most other Disney Store prints.

Snow White Single LithoSnow White Single Litho Back

Lithograph & Back of Frame

So when asked which lithographs are the fairest of them all, I think you will agree that these ones, featuring Snow White, are certainly the front runners!

Tsum Tsum Stackable Collectible Figurines

Disney and I have a partnership going that is pretty lopsided! They put out collectible whatever and I buy it. They get my money, and I get… stuff. Case in point: Tsum Tsum stackable collectible figurines!

Tsum Tsum Front Packaging

Nine in a Set

I’ve resisted branching out into the smaller plastic versions of this merchandise line after adding an assortment of the original plush versions to my collection. You can see those here. The link will take you to a Swedish Chef Tsum Tsum, but that post has a link to other plush Tsum Tsum characters as well.

Tsum Tsum Back Packaging

The Backside of Tsum Tsum

And by ‘backside’ I mean their backsides! Don’t look at Snow White, it would be rude.

Now let’s free the little critters:

Tsum Tsum Open Packaging

Who is the mystery character?

More on who the mystery character is later. In each of these sets, you get three large, three medium, and three small sizes of characters. My large characters are:

Tsum Tsum Stitch

Stitch

Tsum Tsum Snow White

Snow White

Tsum Tsum Eeyore

Eeyore

My medium characters are:

Tsum Tsum Lady

Lady

Tsum Tsum Hiro

Hiro (Mystery Character)

I was pleasantly surprised to get Hiro, as Big Hero 6 is one of my favorite Disney movies!

Tsum Tsum Buzz

Buzz Lightyear

I actually broke down and bought this set solely because of this Buzz Lightyear figure. Buzz as a tiny gerbil? Irresistible!

And finally, my small characters are:

Tsum Tsum Tiny Ones

Joy, Piglet, and Mickey Mouse

A secondary reason for buying this set was to obtain the Joy character for my wife.

These silly little things could definitely grow on me and I already realize that I will have to put up a strong fight against buying more! And how will I know what to look for?

Tsum Tsum CG Cover

Tsum Tsum Collector Guide

This little fold-out booklet comes with every set of Tsum Tsum stackable figures. What I purchased is part of the Series 2 collection:

Tsum Tsum Collector Guide

40 Characters in all!

Now keep in mind that if you want the complete series, you will have to collect 120 individual pieces, as each character comes in all three sizes of small, medium, and large. Depending on how Disney has apportioned the characters throughout the packs, you will have to buy at least 13 packs at $19.97 each. Round that up to an even $20.00 and those 13 packs are going to cost you $260.00 CAN.

Now I’m sure I’ve seen duplicates of characters in multiple packs, which means you will have to buy more packs and you will end up with duplicate characters. So I advise trading with friends!

So will you zoom zoom to the store to buy these Tsum Tsum figures?

Adorable Disney Characters

I can’t remember where I first saw these super-cute versions of some of Disney’s most iconic characters, but I thought they were definitely worth sharing. Enjoy!

Adorable Anna     Adorable Ariel     Adorable Donald

Adorable Figment     Adorable Mad Hatter

Adorable Snow White     Adorable Stitch     Adorable Tinker Bell

This should provide your daily intake of cuteness for the day!

A ‘Trip to Disneyland Game’

I have quite a collection of Disney games. You can see most of them in the post entitled Disney Game Night.

With the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland I thought it might be nice to take a closer look at one of the games from that earlier post, namely:

Trip to DL Game 001

Made in Canada by Somerville Limited

This is a very simple game. It can be played by 2 or 3 players. Let’s have a look at the game pieces:

Trip to DL Game 002

Still on the original card

Note that the wild card is called a Master Card and, of course, it is Walt Disney! I was delighted to find that this game had not even been used, which boosts its value as a collectible. Now let’s see the game board:

Trip to DL Game 003     Trip to DL Game 004

Trip to DL Game 005

That’s one long game board!

Each player puts his pawn on the start area under one of the three lanes and draws 6 cards. The player will stay in this lane throughout the game. The first player spins and moves the amount of spaces indicated. To advance, the player must have a card that matches the character on the space he occupies. If not, they draw a card. If they still do not have the character, play moves to the next player.

There are free spaces and wild cards to help things along. The game ends when someone arrives at Disneyland! Unfortunately, not the real one.

Trip to DL Game 006

Which color do you want? (I want red)

The game can be won in 19 moves plus however many missed turns a player may get. Again, not the most difficult game in the world, but that’s why it is for ages 6-10.

It is likely that this game is from the 1970’s or 80’s based on the artwork.

FUN FACT: This game was manufactured in London, ON which is under 2 hours away from where I currently live! Well, it’s a fun fact for me.

Disney Lamps in Store

Whenever I’m out and about I like to find little bits of Disney. Usually I’ll see something out of the corner of my eye, like I did recently while visiting a big box home improvement store. We were looking for lighting for our new home, but I found these instead:

Lamps Princesses 5

Lamps Princesses 4     Lamps Princesses 3

Pretty as a Princess… lamp

This was a cool lamp with the addition of the Castle dresser base! Each drawer opened so that little treasures could be stored inside.

But wait, there was another Princess lamp selection, featuring just three of the famous ladies featured in the lamp above:

Lamps Princesses 2     Lamps Princesses 1

Belle must have begged off from this photo shoot!

As is common these days, the selection was very boy-girl skewed, as the next two selections will show:

Lamps Toy Story 1     Lamps Toy Story 2

Not to say that little girls can’t thrill to having Buzz or Woody lighting up their lives, but I think boys were the target of the design above, and of the one below:

Lamps Cars 1     Lamps Cars 2

Cars 2

Prices ranged between $30 and $40 CAN which I thought was a little bit high for the quality of the lamps. But the Disney license obviously pushes up the final sticker price.

Would you buy one of these lamps? Would you stand in a store and photograph them while people look at you and wonder why you’re doing it? Would you read a blog post about them?

I know you will answer ‘yes’ to at least 1 out of the 3 questions above!

Disney Memorabilia

Karen and I just recently took a little trip back to one of our favorite museums: The Henry Ford in Dearborn, MI. You can read my review of this great attraction by reading my previous post entitled Magical Blogorail: Family Adventure – Museums.

But this post is about some Disney memorabilia I found in a display cabinet in the museum. There is a section where you can see the things that represent the decade you grew up in.

Disney Memoribilia

Early 1900’s

Both Snow White and Pinocchio are represented above. The Snow White piece is a music sheet, and Pinocchio has both a puppet set and a paper doll set.

There is no greater thrill for me than to find a bit of Disney peeking out at me!

Disney On Parade Pop-up Booklet

Disney On Parade 008

Disney On Parade was not a parade, nor was it on ice, but on a stage. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs were the hosts and main stars of the show, with many Disney characters joining in on the fun.

Capital Artists Limited produced the booklet above and sold it as a souvenir at each show for HK $5.00 each. This leads me to believe that this particular engagement was performed in China, as no American price is included.

 

The introduction of the booklet says “Disney On Parade really began once upon a time, more than 30 years ago… it was 1937.” More than ’30 years ago’ would place the year of this show later than 1968. However, the first annual Disney On Parade show started in 1970, with a second show in 1971. This is the cover of the souvenir booklet for that show:

Disney On Parade 1971

The three characters on this cover are in the same exact poses as the ones in the pop-up booklet of 1970.

Let’s look at the 1970 booklet. It measures approx 8″ by 11 3/4″, has a stapled binding and approximately 36 pages(not counting the cover). The cover is a light weight cardboard, the pages are a good quality gloss-paper. It is printed in full color.

Disney On Parade 010

A very nice pop-up variation

The book has text both in English and Chinese. The back cover is the same as the front, but entirely in Chinese. This is presumably because Chinese is read from back to front, the opposite of English. This is apparently not the case now since the advent of computers.

Here are some of the pages, featuring the acts:

Disney On Parade 011

Disney On Parade 012

Disney On Parade 013

Disney On Parade 014

Disney On Parade 015

Disney On Parade 016

The booklet concludes with a great behind the scenes section:

Disney On Parade 017

This two-page spread gives the lyrics for the songs used in the show. With this souvenir booklet in hand, each guest could sing along!

Disney On Parade 019

The lyrics were also published in the booklet in Chinese as well. Cast and crew credits are also included.

This is a great piece of Disney history, remembering a time when costumes weren’t the best, but the fun was still second to none!

Snow White Toy Sink

I used to buy just about anything Disney I found so that I could feature it on my old site, Disleelandia, the Virtual Disneyana Archive. But now that I’ve rebooted my blog, I’ve slowed down in my purchasing of Disneyana. But that doesn’t mean I don’t still love Disneyana!

But now, instead of buying an item, I might just photograph it. Like this little piece:

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Snow White is still trying to get the Dwarfs to clean up!

This is a small tin toy that is about 11″ cubed. It has great character designs on the front but is non-functioning and hollow inside.

iPhone Disney Cruise Pictures 032

The top seems to have sustained the most damage/aging

iPhone Disney Cruise Pictures 033     The sides are rather plain

iPhone Disney Cruise Pictures 034

Inside (no plumbing hookups available)

I found this at a large antique barn in Peterborough, ON. It has been there for a long time, even though the price of $18.00 CAN is not that bad. This toy dates from the 1970’s. It was made by Wolverine Toy (company) of Booneville, Arkansas 72927 and is branded ‘Walt Disney Productions’.

To see more of these Snow White kitchen appliances, visit Filmic Light.

Princess Erasers

I can’t imagine using these cute little Princess erasers! Rubbing a part of their head off just to correct a mistake just seems… wrong somehow.

Special Princess Erasers 4 +    Special Princess Erasers 1 +

Special Princess Erasers 5 +

Special Princess Erasers 3 +     Special Princess Erasers 2 +

The only problem with displaying these little cuties is that their hands and heads fall off. Other than that…

I can’t remember where I got these, and had actually forgotten I even had them until I was looking through my picture files for my Disneyana collection. Something like this is inexpensive to buy yet fun to own!

NOTICE: There are no spelling mistakes in this post to avoid Princess eraser damage.

Disney Plush Dolls

I found these three Princesses at a charity discount store:

Doll China Jasmine +     I think Jasmine must have convinced them to mingle with the common folk…

Doll China Snow White +     Doll China Belle +

Snow White and Belle

For a young girl who is prone to run into scary-looking forests and another who is tired of the Provincial life, a trip to a discount store must have been an irresistable temptation!

I liked the simplified design of these dolls and was disappointed that I couldn’t find any other Princesses. Love the ballerina feet! Oh well, maybe if I wander aimlessly through a forest, I might find them. Hey, it worked for Prince Charming!