May 192011
 
Swarovski introduced its first line of Swarovski Disney figurines in 2005.  Its first collaboration with Disney, Swarovski created the “Disney Showcase Collection” of crystal figurines.

The Disney Showcase crystal collection, released in 2005, consisted of the following Disney characters:  Swarovski Daisy Duck, Swarovski Donald Duck, Swarovski Goofy, Swarovski Mickey Mouse, Swarovski Minnie Mouse, and Swarovski Pluto.

The next Disney collection series was for the Winnie the Pooh characters in 2007: Swarovski Eeyore, Swarovski Piglet, Swarovski Tigger, and Swarovski Winnie the Pooh.

Following the Winnie the Pooh series was the Bambi group in 2008: Swarovski Bambi, Swarovski Flower (Skunk), Swarovski Friend Owl, and Swarovski Thumper.

After the Bambi series, Swarovski and Disney introduced the Snow White characters in 2009: Swarovski Dwarf Bashful, Swarovski Dwarf Doc, Swarovski Dwarf Dopey, Swarovski Dwarf Grumpy, Swarovski Dwarf Happy, Swarovski Dwarf Sleepy, Swarovski Dwarf Sneezy, and Swarovski Snow White.

Following the Snow White series was the Lion King group in 2010: Swarovski Mufasa, Swarovski Pumbaa,  Swarovski Simba, and Swarovski Timon.

Following the Lion King group is the Peter Pan series in 2011: Swarovski Peter Pan and Swarovski Tinker Bell.

Swarovski also features limited edition Swarovski Disney releases:

  • Swarovski Tinkerbell – Swarovski LE 2008
  • Swarovski Sorcerer (Small) – Swarovski LE 2009
  • Swarovski Sorcerer (Large) – Swarovski LE 2009
  • Swarovski Pinocchio – Swarovski LE 2010
  • Swarovski Dumbo – Swarovski LE 2011
Swarovski Disney Limited Edition Crystal Figurines

In addition to the Peter Pan series in 2011, Swarovski has launched the Swarovski Adventurous Pirates in their jewelry line.  Some of the jewelry is worn in the Pirates of the Caribbean on Stranger Tides movie!

There is a web site with the crystal figurines Swarovski Disney Retirements in a free and easy-to-use format.  RetiredSwarovski.com has a series of web pages with Swarovski Disney Retirements, 2008 through 2011.  If you want to know what year a Swarovski Disney figurine retired, use the ‘search’ box of the site, and the results list will indicate a list of possibilities for a collector to select from to make getting the retirement year (answer) successful.

At RetiredSwarovski.com, it is also possible to print out the fact sheet for all the Swarovski Disney retirements, 2008 to 2011.  The fact sheets are very handy in knowing which figurines retired in which years.  The fact sheets include small photos, official Swarovski Product Name, Swarovski Part Number, Swarovski System Number, Swarovski Designer, Year Introduced, and Year Retired.
The printable fact sheets at RetiredSwarovski.com are created by the Swarovski expert authors of Warner’s Blue Ribbon Books on Swarovski.  They produced books on Swarovski Crystal, and republish annually.

Crystal Exchange America has a selection of Retired Swarovski Disney figurines in their online store.  If there is a Swarovski Disney crystal figurine absent from your display, visit the web site now, or if it is something that they can locate for you.

Jan 062011
 
About a month ago, Swarovski SCS members received a sneak preview of a 2011 Limited Edition figurine….the Swarovski Dumbo.  Now, it has launched in the online Swarovski store.
Swarovski Limited Edition Dumbo for 2011
Swarovski Dumbo is 4th in line of the Swarovski Disney collaboration of  limited edition crystal figurines.  Swarovski Tinkerbell launched in 2008.  Swarovski Sorcerer Mickey launched for 2009.  And in 2010, it was Swarovski Pinocchio.
Swarovski Crystal Dumbo introduced in 1993
Limited Edition Dumbo by Arribas using Swarovski pave stones.

Swarovski Dumbo figurines have been  produced by Swarovski or using Swarovski pave components since 1987.  The rarest Swarovksi Dumbo figurines are those  made  in 1987 and 1988.  These Dumbo elephants were made in several variations.  Some crystal figurines were made with larger ears and some with smaller ears..  Some crystal figurines were made with frosted tusks and others were made without any tusks.  While the ears and tusks varied within the two years of production, they all were all seated in a teddy-bear-like position.  These limited edition Dumbo elephants were made with and without a Swarovski logo only available through the Arribas Brothers stores in the Walt Disney theme parks.

So, all Swarovski crystal fanatics….if you like the new 2011 Dumbo and wish to purchase some of the previous ones….Crystal Exchange America has a number of different retired Swarovski Dumbo figurines available for purchase in their online store.
Dec 072010
 

Swarovski has provided its SCS members with a sneak peak of the 2011 Limited Edition Dumbo. Swarovski Limited Edition Dumbo is the fourth limited edition of the Swarovski Disney line.

The first Swarovski Disney Limited Edition was Tinkerbell in 2008. The second Swarovski Disney Limited Edition was Sorcerer Mickey in 2009. Mickey Sorcerer was available in two sizes, large and small. The third Swarovski Disney Limited Edition was Pinocchio 2010.

The 2011 Limited Edition Dumbo is not the only Swarovski Dumbo has been produced. Swarovski made crystal Dumbo figurines for the Arribas stores in Disney World and Disneyland in 1987 and 1988. These Dumbo elephants looked teddy-bear-like in the design. Some variations of Dumbo even had frosted tusks. In 1990, Swarovski made another Dumbo figurine wearing a clear hat for Arribas with large flying ears and black eyes. The 1990 Dumbo was produced for only one year. In 1993, Swarovski made another Dumbo figurine wearing a frosted hat for Arribas with large flying ears and baby blue eyes. This Dumbo with blue eyes was available for approximately three years.

Swarovski 1993 Dumbo

Arribas brothers had a Jeweled Dumbo creation available from 2002 – 2005. This Limited Edition Dumbo had a maximum production of 5,000 units. Each Dumbo included a certificate with a unique number on it. The Arribas Dumbo had inlaid Swarovski crystal pave stones.

Arribas Limited Edition Dumbo (max 5000 figurines)

If you like Dumbo, check out the Swarovski Dumbo figurines that Crystal Exchange America has available. If you’re simply Swarovski crystal fanatics, get ready to purchase this new limited edition piece that should be available online as of January 4, 2011.