Happy Birthday Walt <3
My Beauty and the Beast dolls.
Belle is form The Disney Store in London’s Westfield shopping centre. The hair is a little long and I’m not sure about the little bun on top of her head. The dress is simple but a cute and simple take on the costume. The rest of her is very good however, she came with two other costumes as well as a minature Mrs Potts and Lumiar. The other dresses were her town dress and the green dress she wears in the library (this one is my favourite!) She had little golden heels as well, but as with most dolls in the history of dolls, they have gone missing.
The Beast however is from a different set bought in Walt Disney World in what was still called MGM Studios. It was bought by my parents in the shop just next to where they perform the story on stage ^_^
He is a brilliant doll as he is the Beast but you can remove the torso and the legs and he becomes the handsome Adam! Both dolls are so detailed and it is obvious so much love and perfection went into making these dolls. It’s a real shame they don’t make them like this anymore! the Belle was a little funny looking in the set so to display them, I just swapped them round. She does however have a much more detailed dress, it looks just like a miniture version from the film. I will be putting that dress on my current Belle.
I will show off Beast/Adam on another post as part of a Prince collection. Stay tuned!
So tonight, we went to watch Saving Mr Banks. I’m not going to lie, I had a little cry (oh rhyming!). I loved it and now a couple of hours after, I still can’t find fault with it. Here’s a short tale as to why. MILD SPOILER ALERT!!
When you’re little, everyone has a film they MUST watch every day or the world will surely end. My sister’s was The Wizard Of Oz, my partners was Gremlins. Mine was Mary Poppins. To me, the film really was practically prefect in every way. The songs are enchanting, the characters are engaging and I loved it so much Dick Van Dyke’s accent didn’t faze me…..too much. Julie Andrews is in my opinion, one of the best actress’s to have graced this earth, and her voice will set your senses and imagination alight. Heck, my nick name is Lucy Poppins! Also, on my 18th birthday, instead of doing the typical going out and getting blind drunk with my friends, my parents took me to see Mary Poppins live on stage in Manchester! It was really sweet actually. They gave me the plush doll of Mary Poppins, and in her bad was the dvd and five tickets to the performance. Example 32184903243 as to why my parents are amazing.
Seeing that this film was being made, I had my worries. Firstly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Tom Hanks, though I can assure you that that opinion has been changed thanks to the recent release of Captain Philips. And the thought of him playing our precious Walt seemed unnatural. For this reason I didn’t look too much into the film, in-case I was severely disappointed. I knew I would love Emma Thompson though as I haven’t seen anything in which she wasn’t amazing. I have to say, I needn’t have worried. This film is so emotive and heart warming, it needs to be seen to be believed.
Seeing Travers being so protective over the story that was initially her life was strange at first (don’t tell me you didn’t think she was being a bitch in the beginning!) but you warm to her and release this is the world she has been living in for her whole life. Wanting to change what happened to her father and prove to herself that her he was a good man. The Kite scene was what got me. Seeing her tap her feet the way Mary does for Step in Time (sorry, it’s never Mary without Poppins) was just perfect. Seeing this was the proof she needed and her smile lighting up the whole room.
Hanks was adorable as Walt! Not only was he the imaginative, child-like man we all see and hear about, he was the father, the boss and the son that made him into the man we love. Hanks nailed in quite frankly! He could honestly read me the phone book and I would be enthralled! Though I must say, seeing him being performed so well made me a little sad that I will never have the opportunity to meet my hero.
This has got to be one of my top five favourite films of this year, it is a must see film. For me, a must see at least twice!!!
(I am very sorry if this is badly written, It is 3am.)
So this is one of the other pictures I took of my Bullyland figure of Rapunzel. I really want to do something with this image, but I don’t know what. Any suggestions?
As promised, here are the other Bullyland Figures I have….the significantly less impressive ones hah.
Ariel is not a bad figure, the dress and pose are very accurate and sweet and the hair is beautifully flowy. It’s the face. I’m not sure how to describe it, draw your own conclusions.
Belle isn’t bad either. The face doesn’t look like Belle at all, but it’s not a bad face. The thing that bothers me about Belle is her purse, it’s pink! Why!? Why is there a purse in the first place?! What would she put in it? You couldn’t fit a book in there, though maybe a Kindle….
Naveen’s body is great. The hair is fine. The pose is spot on! But why has he got Kaa’s (from The Jungle Book) eyes? You can’t see it too well on the picture, but trust me his eyes are crazy scary!
Eric…oh, Eric. He is one of the most dashing and gorgeous Princes in the Disney universe. This figure doesn’t show this side of him. At all. He looks like the creepy relative you try so hard to avoid at family gatherings (or is that just me?). I can’t look at him without grimacing, and I know that it isn’t just my figure that looks like this. The only shop I have physically seen them in is the toy shop Hamleys, and they all looked the same! Even when I ordered it from Amazon, the picture was of this monstrosity. I just hoped I would get a better one.
The reason I’m so busy recently is because me and my partner are in the process of moving into our first house ^_^ So we are packing slowly but surely, and these guys are going away today!
It’ll be weird not to see them everyday, but they will look awesome in the new house.
Gosh, long time no post! There is a lot going on at the moment so I haven’t had a chance to write too much. But here we are!
When I was little, if I’d been good whilst out shopping (which was hardly ever) I was able to choose a little toy from Toys R Us or The Early Learning Centre. Even though I was only small I had quite a collection of small figurines, mostly animals. But if I was really good (even rarer!) I was aloud a Disney figurine! Soooo that collection wasn’t that big, you can see the remaining toys in a previous post. But recently I decided to search some out, wondering if they were still made. I couldn’t find the make I used to own but I found something even better, Bullyland figures! They are great for kids as they are flexible and durable, but they are also great for a collector as most are very well made and pretty much accurate. Here are my favourites!
These are the figures with the most accurate detail and brilliant paint work. They all stand about 10cm high and are stand alone figures (not needing stands). These are, like I said, my favourites. Rapunzel has a bit of a strange face, but she is in an adorable pose and inspired me to take more imaginative photo’s of her, perhaps for a later post. Something I will post next are the other Bullyland figures I own. Though loved, there is something not quite right about them…..especially Eric……You’ll see!
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of postage on here recently. Lots of things happening in my life right now. So here’s a little picture for all you ‘Frozen’ fans out there!
I work in a cinema and they recently put this guy up! He does a little hula as well, which is a little strange but funny non the less.
People seem to be a little worried about this up-coming Disney film, thinking it’s going to be a seasonal flop. But I have high hopes for it and have been looking forward to it since the teaser trailer was released. When it comes to films I’m really excited about, I don’t read anything about it or over watch the trailers as I don’t want my expectations to be too high. That way I’m not disappointed! This system worked for Man of Steel and Thor: The Dark World, so I highly recommend it. The only thing I’m worried about is this little snowman. He’s a bit too comic relief looking for my taste, but he should be a good character for the younger children.
The character designs however are beautiful. It’s very quirky but magical at the same time, and that works perfectly. And don’t get me started in the costumes! Expect a doll review very soon is all I can say!
Sick day today. As well as sleeping and feeling sorry for myself today, I played this! Kingdom Hearts was the first game I got to play on my Play Station 2, and they recently released Kingdom Hearts Remix which included the original game (named Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix/1.5) and two other games which I’m yet to play. It’s so fun and sooooo addictive!! I highly recommend it!! Fans of Disney and the Final Fantasy games will love it.
As I said in a previous post, I collect the Disney Cakes & Sweets magazine every week (it’s amazing, check it out). In issue 8, the gift was a Tinkerbell icing stencil for the tops of cakes. However making cake means I have to eat cake, and my booty’s big enough so I shall have to wait till someone’s birthday to use it. Or so I thought….
I was putting all my equipment away, I saw the stencil and had an idea. I took a photograph of the stencil, and with the help of Photoshop Elements I came up with these.
Tink #1 - Waves (image from Google)
Tink #2 - Rainforest (image from Google)
Tink #3 - Stars (image from Google)
Tink #4 - Autumn leaves (image from Google)
Tink #5 - Rose (my own image)
Tink #6 - Classic Disney World map (image from Google)
Tink #7 - Fireworks (image from Google)
TInk #8 - Old books (my own image)
This was a ton of fun to do, but very time consuming! There is a copy of the link for my Deviant Art on the pictures, so take a peek! These are the images that inspire me, what inspires you?
These are amazing!
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Walt Disney Company. We look back at a photograph of Walt Disney with his little 8mm movie camera — on a beach in Brazil, of all places.
(Photo: Hart Preston—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images
I thought I’d share my iPhone case. Just after I got my iPhone, I got too excited and bought this case for £35……. Yeah…. But it’s pretty, I love it and I only regret it a little bit.
I’ve dropped my phone a few times and it’s not broken, so it’s done it’s job! I bought it from Redbubble.com (I think) because I couldn’t find any decent Disney phone cases.
And yes, that is The Haunted Mansion wallpaper on my laptop :)
90 years ago today (October 16) marks the official start of The Walt Disney Company. Happy anniversary, Disney.
There are definitely more to come! Thank you, I’m glad you like it :)