Saturday, September 12, 2009

D23 EXPO Special Report by Andy Castro : The Gorgeous Nautilus Limited Edition by EFX

At the D23 EXPO there is an area called "collectors forum" where Disney fans can find great collectibles or pre-order really fantastic one that will be released very soon.

As i told you in my "Nautilus Two" article, 2010 will be a great year for die-hard fans of the 20000 Leagues under the sea Nautilus. EFX collectibles is producing what will be the most amazing Nautilus model ever released in limited edition. Here is more about it from the press release:

"At an incredible four feet long (1,20 m), the approximately 1/45th scale of the original Nautilus, the one from EFX will offer extraordinary details, including internal and external lighting and re-creations of both the lush salon and the all-important wheelhouse, providing collectors with the opportunity to peer into the inner sanctum of this enormous underwater vessel.

Inspired by the remarkable, unforgettable designs of legendary Disney designer Harper Goff, the Nautilus from EFX combines the graceful elegance of the submarine’s riveted exterior with incredibly accurate interior details never before offered in a high-end collectible of this type.

“20000 Leagues Under the Sea is truly one of the all-time classic adventure movies, and was a milestone for the Disney creative team,” said Bryan Ono, president of EFX Inc. “The Nautilus is a Disney icon, and our artisans and engineers have been working overtime to develop this extraordinary re-creation.”

Disney’s interpretation of the Nautilus has attracted an enthusiastic fan base since the original release of the Walt Disney Pictures film version of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in 1954. This groundbreaking film presented the craft, described in Verne’s novel as a “masterpiece containing masterpieces,” as an exquisite piece of design, Victorian yet futuristic – and instantly recognizable. The Disney version of the Nautilus has inspired theme park attractions around the globe, and the original, restored model used in the making of the film will be seen at the D23 Expo in the “Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives” exhibition.

The Nautilus from EFX is being hand-crafted from resin with machined and die-cast metal, and injection-molded ABS details. The edition size will be limited to no more than 500 pieces, and each Nautilus replica will come with a specially designed display base, numbered plaque and Certificate of Authenticity.

More details about eFX’s current and upcoming collectibles can be found at

The details are incredible and the price of this 4 feet long Nautilus is 1600$ (1100 euros). Very probably they will offer the possibility to pay it in four times, as EFX generally do on their other collectibles products. The EFX Nautilus is supposed to be released February 2010.

But there is more from EFX as they're also planning to release other Disney collectibles like this Snow White Wicked Queen's Heart Box...

or this Princess Aurora's Tiara replica...

or these great Muppets replica including a "Kermit Reporter" and Rizzo the Rat.

So, if you attend the D23 EXPO this week-end, don't forget to make a stop at the EFX booth, i'm sure that you will be amazed by the quality of the replicas when you will see them "in real"!

Here are the links to previous D23 Expo articles: Hawai Ko Olina Resort model, New Pictures of Cars Land and Radiator Springs Racer models, The LOST Exhibit, The Gorgeous Nautilus Limited Edition by EFX, Disney Parks and Resorts area and Cars Land, Hong Kong Disneyland Expansion Preview, An Afternoon with Imagineering Legends, The Live Auction Preview. Don't miss them!

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Kristina said...

Thank you! As I was watching a live cam and report last night I was hoping you were there! I know eventually you will get us even more amazing photographs!

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