Monday, October 26, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Tombstone Pin Set Series

Title: Tombstone Pin Set Series
Released: September 2005 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95 each, Base with Mickey Mouse Pin $39.95
Limited Edition: 1000 each

This is the very first Jessica Rabbit Halloween pin ever released - and not only that, but Jessica shares it with none other than Pluto. There were six sets released in this series - each with two pins.

Each couple was connected to a large resin tombstone between them. This was a first for Disney to get as imaginative as they did adding the tombstone - but it didn't end there. You can collect all of the sets and buy a separate display for them. All six of the sets could be placed in a slot on the slanted base for a fun graveyard diorama. The base had a haunted house background and came with a pin of Mickey Mouse dressed as The Big Bad Wolf. The display base sold separately for $39.95. So the whole thing would have cost over $130 - which is actually not too bad considering a six pin set nowadays sells for more, and you don't get a display or tombstones.

To add Pluto with Jessica Rabbit, and in a set with other Disney characters, was a very telling move. It meant that Jessica was now recognizable enough to be alongside the others. It was definitely at this point the Jessica Rabbit pins really started to flourish.

Jessica Rabbit and Tinker Bell though are the only two in this series that are not wearing Halloween costumes. Pluto is dressed as a sheriff, with a small bat flying around his nose. Jessica Rabbit is holding a trick-or-treat pumpkin and at least has a look of fright on her face as she is surrounded by bats flying around her. These are not the first pins to have characters dressed AS other Disney characters, but there were not many before it.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Costume On The Simpsons Halloween Episode

The Halloween episode of The Simpsons (10/18/2015) showed the adult side of the holiday during a saucy "Grown-Up Halloween" song that left Marge and the kids running for cover. During the song, Schwarzenegger-like actor Rainier Wolfcastle belted out a line while dressed as Jessica Rabbit! He had everything down too, the walk, the shimmy down the lamp pole, the whole look was on point in true Simpsons humor. Take a look at some more moments from the episode...

Monday, October 19, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - Halloween 2008 Series Witch Jessica

Title: Halloween 2008 Series Witch Jessica Rabbit
Released: October 6 2008 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95
Limited Edition: 250
Sold Out

One of the fastest pins to sell out for Halloween 2008 was Witch Jessica Rabbit pin. Which pin? The 2008 Witch Jessica Rabbit. Disney took advantage of getting Jessica in full length fishnets again, so it's no surprise this pin sold out. It's hard to describe the outfit she's wearing - a large witch hat with a tatter veil, pointy gloves, a red dress with light purple fishnet from her bust to her neck and fishnet stockings. She's sitting in a pose similar to her neon sign on a cauldron with green bubbles foaming around her. There is some printing done on the bubbles to add highlights and I believe her green eye is printed on as well. This was released alongside Witch Tinker Bell, Jack Skellington, Vampire Mickey Mouse, Undertaker Stitch, Headless Horseman and Chernabog. Even Vincent (from Tim Burton's first short film) made his pin debut.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Disney Platinum Dolls, Limited Edition Dolls, And More

Last week was a busy flurry of activity with the release of many Limited Edition dolls, including a new set of 17 inch dolls that have been dubbed "The Platinum Collection." The Aladdin and Jasmine Wedding Set started as a rumor months ago and was not officially advertised. It was a true surprise release with the other 17 inch Aladdin dolls and was extremely limited, not to mention extremely expensive. What does this mean for future sets and collecting? Let's take a look at what was released this past week...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - WDI Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts

Title: WDI Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts
Released: March 27 2010
Price: $12.95
Limited Edition: 300

Another Walt Disney Imagineer Exclusive limited edition pin, but this time it features the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts. However, the third ghost, Gus, has been replaced by a different character! Either Tinker Bell, Stitch, Chip and Dale, Jack Skellington or Jessica Rabbit. I know you're surprised by that character selection.

Jessica Rabbit and the other two Hitchhiking Ghosts are pin-on-pin in front of Disneyland's Haunted Mansion. Jessica and the ghosts are done in an erie light-green clear fill, giving them a ghostly look - and Jessica Rabbit is holding the ball and chain and sticking out a thumb - just as the third ghost, Gus, would do. This is the first time Jessica Rabbit appears as a ghost and her second Haunted Mansion pin.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Jessica Rabbit Pin Of The Week - I Want Candy Series

Title: I Want Candy Series
Released: October 11 2010 on Disney's Website
Price: $14.95
Limited Edition: 250

Jessica is dressed as a Mummy! And she's going door to door, holding a trick-or-treat pumpkin and looking for some candy - candy corn perhaps as she is surrounded by them in a square border around the pin!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pin Preview - Love Letters Monthly Collection

In 2016 Disney will be bringing a new pin collection to the parks. This series will be a Monthly collection of Love Letters. One pin will be released each month and feature a famous Disney Couple. Characters in the series are: Cinderella and Prince Charming, Ariel and Eric, Carl Fredricksen and Ellie, Lady and the Tramp, Naveen and Tiana, Mickey and Minnie, Wall-E and Eve, Donald and Daisy, Jack and Sally, Beast and Belle, Prince Phillip and Aurora, and Roger and Jessica Rabbit. Like most letter pins, this should have two layers. The top flap of the envelope is hinged to open up. The letter portion will be in the back and can be lifted out of the envelope by pulling the flap. Roger is on the left, kneeling and swooning over Jessica. She is on the right sending a kiss to him. There is a reel of unraveled film between them. It's hard to read the message inside but it will be printed on and there is a heart below the quote. The pins will also come on special backer cards. There are no details on prices, edition size or release schedule. These photos were taken by Alyssa Creach at the GenEARation D event.