Sunday, January 31, 2010
Visitors of the 2009 Comicon and D23 Expo were amazed by the new and gorgeous 4 foot long Nautilus replica produced by eFX, and i've previously show you some pictures of it. But next thursday December 10th is the big day as eFX will begin to take pre-orders for this highly awaited Nautilus replica!
eFX is also designing other Disney replicas as you will read in the official press release below. The pictures that i post today are official pictures from eFX, but two things will change - for the better - in the final version: first, the battery box with a cable that you can see under the Nautilus - needed for the lights inside the submarine - will be located inside the Nautilus, and, two, there will be a new design for the stand inspired by an architecture element of Nemo's Grand Salon.
Price of this stunning replica is $1799 but for all pre-orders before December 31st there is a $100 discount. And very probably there will be a possibility to pay the amount in four times, you'll get all details on the eFX web site next thursday.
I am a huge fan of Harper Goff's Nautilus, so of course i welcome this new limited edition replica, the best i've seen so far. And now, here is the press release with all details on this "ultimate" Nautilus. You can see additional pictures shoot at D23 Expo by Andy Castro HERE. And also on the eFX web site three pages of great pictures of the making-of of this replica by Scott Brodeen.
Ordering Begins Thursday for Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus, Inspired by Disney’s Classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
BURBANK, Calif. (December 7, 2009) – Disney fans will soon be able to add an element of epic adventure to their collections: On Thursday, December 10, eFX Inc. begins accepting orders at www.efxcollectibles.com for its eye-popping, four-foot replica of Capt. Nemo’s Nautilus, inspired by Disney’s 1954 live-action version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Shipping is anticipated to take place in spring 2010 for the Nautilus, the first of three incredible replicas offered in eFX’s new Disney line. The Nautilus is priced at $1,799, and payments can be made in four installments. Full ordering and shipping details are available at www.efxcollectibles.com.
All orders for the Nautilus placed prior to December 31, 2009, will receive a $100 early pre-order discount. Moreover, orders placed before that date will also receive a special certificate, suitable for framing, that replicates Disney Studios stationery used during the film’s production in 1954. This special certificate can be fully customized for gift purchases, and can be sent directly to gift recipients for the holidays. (Holiday certificate delivery will be available based on order date and cannot be guaranteed for orders placed after December 17.)
This four-foot replica of the Nautilus offers features not incorporated in any previous model of the iconic submarine. Produced at approximately 1/45th scale, the replica features finely detailed interior views of the wheelhouse and Capt. Nemo’s salon, as well as LED lights to illuminate those rooms as well as the circular salon observation window.
In addition to a removable skiff, the Nautilus incorporates a freely rotating propeller and pivoting rudder, and includes a custom display stand. Each Nautilus will have a numbered plaque and certificate of authenticity, and production will be strictly limited to 500 pieces worldwide.
The Nautilus is the first of three Disney collectibles that eFX has created to launch its Disney line. Two additional replicas will be available for ordering in the next several weeks:
The exquisite Heart Box inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which sits on an elaborate, museum-quality display base featuring two sculptures by renowned artist David Kracov;
An 18-inch-tall “photo puppet” replica of the Muppets’ Rizzo the Rat, complete with letterman’s jacket and baseball cap.
Prices for these two pieces are being finalized, and eFX expects to begin accepting orders for them by the end of the year.
“The feedback we received when we previewed these pieces at Comic-Con and the D23 Expo was fantastic, and we’ve many inquiries asking when fans could order these new Disney collectibles, so we’re really happy to be entering the production phase,” said Bryan Ono, president of eFX Inc.
Orders for eFX’s Nautilus can be placed beginning at 9 a.m. PST Thursday, December 10, www.efxcollectibles.com. For complete details of the products, the ordering process and shipping information, visit the eFX Inc. website.
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Pictures: copyright eFX collectibles or Andy Castro