Walt Disney Classics Collection (WDCC) Sculptures
The Walt Disney Classics Collection (WDCC) Sculptures premiered at the South Bend Collectible Show in July 1992. The Collection is the first time that the Disney Company has produced on their own a line of Disney figurines.
The Disney team spent three years in research to study the old classics
characters and decide the best pose and method to sculpt them. Disney
carefully designed each figurine so that the final sculpture looks like the
original character in the movie.
The collection debuted with teaser ads for retailers in the Fall 1991 issue of their trade magazines. These ads featured a glimpse of the Field Mouse from 'Bambi.' The prototypes were unveiled over the Fall and the Collection premiered in the early Spring in California. Excitement mounted, until after months of painstaking work, the sculptures were shipped to dealers in October of 1992.
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Statement Regarding the future of the Walt Disney Classics Collection
Regarding the future of the Walt Disney Classics Collection (WDCC) Sculptures, Precious Moments made this
"We truly appreciate the fans and collectors who have been eagerly awaiting the Walt Disney Classics Collection product launch by Precious Moments Incorporated®. After extensive consultation with Disney®, we have jointly decided not to move forward with the release of the collection. The Walt Disney Classics Collection will be placed into the “vault” alongside other cherished Disney classics.
We invite you to continue to celebrate Disney characters and stories with the beautifully crafted collectibles available in the Disney Showcase Collection by Precious Moments. These exquisite pieces are available at Disney Theme Parks, DisneyStore.com, PreciousMoments.com, and specialty retailers.
Thank you for your continued support of Precious Moments Incorporated."