Sep 252012
 

Just within the past month, Swarovski launched a colorful series of the Disney favorites Winnie the Pooh series.  This full-color series consists of:

Swarovski Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore: 2012 Colorful Crystal Figurines

Swarovski Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore

  • Swarovski Eeyore – 9100 000 390 / 1 142 842.  Eeyore was designed by Dominic Schöpf and retails for $290.
  • Swarovski Piglet – 9100 000 387 / 1 142 841. Piglet was designed by Elisabeth Adamer and retails for $120.
  • Swarovski Tigger – 9100 000 389 / 1 142 841.  Tigger  was designed by Anton Hirzinger and retails for $300.
  • Swarovski Winnie the Pooh – 9100 000 385 / 1 142 889.  Winnie the Pooh was designed by Anton Hirzinger and retails for $230.

The 2012 Swarovski Disney figurines are quite lively with their new coloring and will certainly allow for Disney fanatics to get in on the Swarovski Crystal-collecting action!

In 2007, Swarovski and Disney collaborated to launch a (mostly) clear series for these same four Pooh friends.  All the Swarovski Disney crystal caricatures in the clear series were designed by Mario Dilitz.  The figurines with identification numbers and retirement dates are:

Swarovski also produced a title plaque for the clear Swarovski Disney Pooh friends: Winnie the Pooh Title Plaque – 9100 000 083 / 905 772.  The plaque was also designed by Mario Dilitz and retired in 2010.

If you like the new colored figurines, place your order with Swarovski.com or any authorized retailer.  If you prefer the clear Swarovski Disney figurines, those would have to be purchased from a secondary market dealer like Crystal Exchange America.

Mar 242011
 

Swarovski and Disney collectors may be glad to hear about the Swarovski Arribas Jeweled Mickey Mouse is on ebay with an attractive opening bid!  (Specific item details are available on the Swarovski Jeweled Mickey Mouse in the auction.)

Swarovski Arribas Mickey Mouse

The Swarovski Mickey Mouse was a limited edition figurine sold and marketed by the Arribas Brothers stores in the Disney theme parks.  10,000 limited edition Swarovski statues were produced for the Arribas Brothers. This collectible figure is 2.25″ tall and has over 180 Swarovski paves stones set into the face, arms, chest, buttons and legs of Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse features the Arribas stamp in the foot of the figurine.

The Arribas Mickey Mouse originally retailed for $295 when it launched and sold out in 1997.  While the figurine itself is not numbered, the accompanying certificate does indicate the production number.  An optional stand and plaque were offered with the figurine at approximately $50 each.

The Swarovski Mickey Mouse was the first piece in the joint venture between Swarovski and the Arribas Brothers stores.  Following the success of this figurine, other similarly-decorated, limited edition, figurines were produced:  Tinker Bell, Minnie Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Donald Duck, and there are others.

Arribas continues to introduce and sell figurines decorated with Swarovski crystal stones, however, they don’t seem to be quite as popular as the inaugural Mickey Mouse.

If you are looking for retired Swarovski Arribas and Disney figurines, Crystal Exchange America has a selection of them. The Crystal Exchange America web site is at www.crystalexchange.com.  They have figurines dating back to the 1997 introductions and limited edition Disney crystal pieces.