Monday, January 23, 2017

Bradford Exchange Catch Up

Follow the Yellow Brick Road Sculpture
Hawthorne Village 
Item no: 1401873001
14 1/2" W x 6" H x 5" D
$169.99 plus $19.99 shipping
This pieces is a mish mash of previous Hawthorne Village and Bradford Exchange pieces. Longtime Bradex collectors can surely pick out their predecessors.  The exception is the figurine of Scarecrow, Tin Man, Dorothy and Cowardly Lion.  Those were introduced as a single sculpture years ago, but they never came to fruition.  It would be nice if Bradford Exchange would try to re-introduce their more creative items that were axed.  However, if a collector doesn't have many of the earlier Bradex pieces, this would be a good substitute.

Dorothy and Wicked Witch of the West Shoes
Item no: 123778001
$69.95 plus $9.99 shipping
These were introduced awhile back, but only recently made it to the website.  Not the most imaginative in design, but they are pretty cute nonetheless and not counting Ruby Slippers these are the first licensed shoes I'm aware of. Available in women's sizes 5 to 10 including half sizes.
Dorothy Somewhere Over the Rainbow Baby Doll
Ashton Drake
Item no: 302565001
 17" H x 18" L including bassinet
Edition of 5000
$229.99 plus $25.99 shipping
I prefer more the fashion doll types, but lifelike babies are very popular among doll collectors right now.   Dorothy is a So Truly Real Signature Edition crafted of RealTouch Vinyl by doll artist Violet Parker.

Wicked Witch Sculpture
Item no: 126021001
10" W x 13" H
$139.99 plus $18.99 shipping
If the actual piece looks half as good as the concept, this is going to be a truly stunning work of art for Wicked Witch lovers.  The sculpt captures the Witch in all her maniacal glory with her trusty  henchman Nikko by her side.  The light up broom and smoke is a real bonus!!

We're Not in Kansas Anymore Lamp
Item no: 124103001
18" H
$149.99  plus $19.99 shipping
This is probably my most favorite thing to come out of Bradford Exchange in a long time. Bradex skillfully reproduces one of the most beloved scenes of the movie.  The cranky apple tree's confrontation with Dorothy and the Scarecrow.  The one drawback to this piece is Toto's features aren't painted. He looks like a zombie puppy in the concept.  Hopefully, the finished product will have Toto's face done properly. The rest of the piece is too finely detailed for an oversight like that. 
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