Has the Walt Disney Classic Collection (WDCC) figurine line come to an end? US dealers have been informed that the
Walt Disney Collectors Society, the club for die hard fans of the line which included a yearly free figurine and four issues of a magazine called “Sketches“, will be suspended at the end of this year. Is this the beginning of the end of the much loved releases depicting both popular and obscure Disney characters?
According to Enesco, the firm that manages the line, it’s not the end yet. They issued a statement to dealers which says:
“Valued collectors of the Walt Disney Classics Collection will be pleased to know that we are committed to continuing to celebrate the artistic legacy of Disney animated films through these exquisite and innovative porcelain sculptures.
In just days we will be announcing an exciting lineup of new Walt Disney Classics Collection sculptures for 2010, which will feature both rarely depicted characters and perennial favorites to delight new collectors and those who have been with us since the beginning.
While the Walt Disney Classics Collection will continue with many new innovative sculptures planned, we regret that the Walt Disney Collectors Society will be suspended at the end of this year. Details are being mailed directly to Walt Disney Classics Collection authorized retailers and Walt Disney Collectors Society Members now.”
Time will tell…