Back in October of 2005, as everyone was gearing up for Halloween, Disney surprised Jessica Rabbit fans by releasing some of their most highly crafted merchandise to date. One such item was the Jessica Rabbit Magical Musical Jewelry Box. Does the jewelry box live up to all the expectations? Find Out!
Both Roger and Jessica Rabbit are on this box with two different designs each. Roger's expressions are done very well, especially the pose where he is surrounded by hearts. His likeness is spot on. Jessica is a bit of a different story. Her poses look almost the same. Roger offers a bit more range in his expressions, so it's harder to do that with Jessica. One pose is her facing left, the other she's facing right. The problem here is with Roger, they could easily use just his head. With Jessica, they had to figure out a way to make her not look plainly cut in half, so they added her arm in front of her. I think they could have tried a little harder here. Her likeness is also a little bit off, but all the colors on both characters are correct, and both are sculpted in a relief style to give them some dimension. Actually, the whole box is sculpted in relief style, which is so much better than if the decorations were simply painted on. Jessica and Roger's images are framed by the blue curtains and archway from the Ink and Paint Club stage. You can see from the design of the arch that they matched it right to the movie.
On the bottom of the base you will find the Disney/Amblin logo sculpted into it - and also in black print along with the title of the song the box plays. This is the first time we've had Jessica's Theme made for a music box and it has been included in a few other pieces since. I did note that they printed the incorrect date for the music as 1998 (instead of 1988). When you turn the silver dial you can hear the music box version of Jessica's Theme very clearly when the lid is opened. Jessica is attached to a spring and twirls around when the box is opened as well.
The box is not very deep, maybe an inch or less, but it does offer some room to store some pieces of jewelry - but the whole box itself is not very big to begin with (closed 3 3/4" height x 4 3/4" diameter, open 6 1/2" height). The hinge of the box is gold - though it might not be real gold it is not just painted gold like the other elements of the box. The shiny gold circles around the stage and at the bottom, creating a more secure lid to open and close. The whole box seems to be made of a sold resin and does not feel flimsy at all.
The Jessica Rabbit Magical Musical Jewelry box is worth getting, and is among the few Jessica pieces I feel safe leaving out for display. It does show up on ebay now and then and for fairly decent prices too. I believe there were only three in the series; Ariel, Jessica, and Sally - but there may have been more. Each one is very detailed - and overlooking some sloppy paintwork, it is one of the best Jessica Rabbit pieces released.