Walt Disney Collectors Society (1993 - 2009)
In January 1993, the Walt Disney Company introduced the Walt Disney Collectors Society. The Society was designed to add further excitement to collecting the Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures.
Membership into the Society provides the following member benefits:
- A special gift sculpture with membership.
- Redemption certificates mailed to all active Walt Disney Collector Society (WDCS) members for member-exclusive sculptures.
- Subscription to Sketches, the quarterly magazine exclusively for Society members.
- Newsflash, a quarterly newsletter with up-to-the minute news and information.
- Annual Catalog and Quarterly Supplements.
- Advanced notice of releases and invitations to special events.
- Cloisonne Membership pin and personalized Membership Card.
The Walt Disney Collectors Society was suspended on December 31, 2009.
Jiminy Cricket from the film Pinocchio was selected as the subject of the first Collectors Society Membership Gift. There were two versions of this sculpture as the artists decided that by tilting the head to one side would give him a more animated look. Below are more details on this first edition Membership Gift. You may also see all the other Membership Gift photos on this page.
Title: Cricket's The Name, Jiminy Cricket
Item Number: 11K-41035-0
Sculptor: Kent Melton
- Backstamp: A special backstamp incorporates the WDCC Society logo and Charter designation.
- Head Position: Original-Head straight. Corrected-Head tilted to one side to look more animated.
- Jiminy Cricket was the Charter Member Gift Sculpture for those collectors who joined the Walt Disney Collectors Society in 1993.
Winnie the Pooh-Pooh
(1996 Membership Gift)
for Something Sweet
Lady and The Tramp-Lady
(1999 Membership Gift)
A Perfectly Beautiful Little Lady
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-Snow White (2002 Membership Gift)
Won't You Smile For Me?
Beauty and the Beast-Belle
(2005 Membership Gift)
Good Scouts-Donald Duck
(2008 Membership Gift)
Magician Mickey-Mickey Mouse
(1997 Membership Gift)
With The Show
Thru The Mirror-Mickey Mouse
(2000 Membership Gift)
Top of the World
(2003 Membership Gift)
I Made Myself at Home
The Little Mermaid-Ariel
(2006 Membership Gift)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs-Dopey
(2009 Membership Gift)
Alice in Wonderland-Cheshire Cat (1994 Membership Gift)
Dumbo - Dumbo
(1995 Membership Gift)
The Lion King-Timon
(1998 Membership Gift)
Peter Pan-Tinker Bell
(2001 Membership Gift)
(2004 Membership Gift)
The Young Prince
(2007 Membership Gift)
Special Backstamp on the First Membership Gift