Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Disneyland will release on January 29 a new great collectible item, a replica of the legendary - and unfortunately extinct since a long time - Fantasyland Pirate Ship! And, as it is Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily - the two great artists who always design more than perfect collectibles - no need to say that this Fantasyland Pirate Ship will be beautiful.
For those of you who were too young to know the Fantasyland Pirate Ship and his "Chicken of the Sea" Restaurant here is a picture of it found on the excellent Disneyland postcards.com web site.
The replica will be in Metal and Resin on Wood Base, the dimensions of the item are 14" long x 12-1/2" tall x 5-3/4" wide and of course it's a limited edition of 500 with a retail price of $250. Here is some closer shots to see more details and the presentation text:
"A Pirate Ship with a front door? This isn't your normal pirate ship! For over 25 years, Captain Hook's galleon was one of the most imaginative restaurants in Disneyland. Guests entered its hold over a gangway and (after ordering lunch!) could explore the three-masted vessel from stem to stern. The Fantasyland Pirate Ship was one of Disneyland's finest creations, from the cannons lining the forecastle, to the intricate mermaid figurehead on the bow.
Studying the drafting's and hundreds of photographs, Kevin & Jody bring you a scale replica with all the color and wonderful details of the original. The ship's wheel stands ready on the poop-deck, and the boat's anchor hangs from a length of metal chain.
The galleon rests on a special wooden display base with a classic "Disneyland" brass plaque. Included is a separate special bonus: a replica of the restaurant's original sign - only 2-1/2" tall!"
This collectible item might also interest Disneyland Paris fans as, although the Pirate Ship is no longer at Disneyland, we do have the same one at DLP's Adventureland!
Online sales began January 11 and those of you interested might go at this link HERE and to place your order you have to go HERE.
Now, as this is an article about collectibles i'd like to let you know - and especially fans of SHAG artwork - that on Monday January 31st SHAG will be at WDW Magic Kingdom Main Street Gallery to sign his new Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary artwork. "Showcasing the original icons of the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Resort, and Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground - SHAG has captured the essence of fun and wonder that has comprised this magical kingdom since it opened its gates on October 1, 1971".
Deluxe Print dimensions are 16x20 inches, complete with double mat and the retail price is $35. This event will be the first time the Walt Disney World Resort has hosted the Artist SHAG and you'll be able to meet and greet the artist at this premier artist signing. At the conclusion of this event the original artwork will go back into the vaults not to be released until the full SHAG Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary collection is unveiled in the Summer of this year.
Pictures: copyright Disney