Disney Store Limited Edition 17" Dolls Discussion - 2016

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  1. starry_solo

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    I saw a few requests to start a new one for the year (well, what's left of the year) so I asked the mods to close the old threads.

    I know we are a bit late to the game since the Live Action Alice through the Looking Glass dolls came out a few months ago, so we will start this year's discussion with the Beauty & the Beast 17" Dolls that were released for pre-order in the USA on August 2, 2016 (in store) and August 3, 2016 (online).
     
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    The Disney Store Blog

    Official link of the blog:

    http://blog.disneystore.com/blog/20...n-dolls-inspired-by-beauty-and-the-beast.html

    [h=3]Disney Store to Release Limited Edition Dolls Inspired by Beauty and the Beast[/h][h=2]By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 22, 2016 8:19 AM[/h]
    The story of Beauty and the Beast enchanted the world 25 years ago. To celebrate this cherished classic, Disney Store is excited to announce the pre-sale of Limited Edition Dolls inspired by this magical story.
    Introducing the Limited Edition Belle, Beast and Gaston Dolls!
    Beginning August 2, all three Limited Edition dolls will be available for pre-order in select stores, and atDisneyStore.com on August 3.

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    Belle Limited Edition DollGlobal Edition: 5,000 – $119.95 US / $149.95 CANFrom her humble origins, Belle’s transformation into an elegant princess has never been better exemplified than with this spectacular limited edition doll. Created exclusively by Disney Store Artists, it’s worthy of a true Beauty. [​IMG]Beast Limited Edition DollGlobal edition: 3,500 – $119.95 US /$149.95 CANYou’ll want to judge this limited edition Beast doll by its beautiful coverings, until you realize how deeply he touches your heart. The sumptuous fabrics and royal detailing betray a princely presence under his gruff exterior. [​IMG]Gaston Limited Edition DollGlobal edition: 2,500 – $119.95 US / $149.95 CANNot a doll in town is as admired as our limited edition Gaston, a pure paragon of designer perfection. From his full, styled hair to his faux leather boots, fine brocades and golden details are to be expected. No one says “no†to Gaston!​
    While supplies last. Limited quantities. Limit 1 per Guest.

     
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    For our European members, information about the release in Europe from Disney Store UK (non-US websites)



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    Disney Store added 2 new photos.July 29 at 7:30am
    will be a global edition of 3,500, with 1,000 available in Europe. Gaston will be a global edition of 2,500 with 1,000 available in Europe. There are no current plans for a pre-sale in Europe, and the Doll will be available at (£72.00/€84.00/905DKK/1085.00SEK). Stay tuned for further exciting release information. Don’t forget, the Belle doll will be releasing on the earlier date of 20/09/2016.





     
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    How the vouchers look like (images from DS):

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  6. bookhugger

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    So glad a friend was able to do the pre-order for me in store!
     
  7. Princess K

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    Why in the ever loving crap is Disney sending 1,000 EACH of Beast and Gaston to the European market but ONLY 500 BELLE?

    What moron is in charge of merchandise distribution? They should be FIRED, asap because WTAF?
     
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    ^^I wondered about that too^^
     
  9. kabe

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    I know, and I agree utterly. Part of me feels like that HAS to be a typo.... because that's stupid beyond all reason.
     
  10. croboy82

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    well disney wrote me back an e-mail saying i have to contact my credit card bank so they release the money from my credit card, they can't do that.......what?!

    and my order didn't get through so everything is still a mess.

    i still hope belle pops up back.
     
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    Anyone else get a confirmation but no pending charges on their credit card? Or do they charge prior to shipping?

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  12. DisneyFreddie

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    Yes. It took 12 hours for me to receive my 3 order confirmations but there are no pending charges on my card. Not sure if we are good to go but getting the Thank You For Your Order confirmations is a huge relief. At this point we will have to wait and see. Best to keep checking your order status on the website. If the total dollars goes to $0.00 then the order is cancelled. Good luck!
     
  13. DisneyFreddie

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    Well, the 3 dolls did not reappear this morning so I guess they really are sold out. This was the worst doll release ever online! Good night everyone!
     
  14. Nai_Calus

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    Sounds like this release online was an absolute cluster. :/

    Sooo glad I went to the store now. I got there unreasonably early and was first in line and got all 3. The worst issue was numb legs and my card getting rejected because I don't usually spend that much at once which was resolved with a quick call to my bank.
     
  15. greenrose

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    really sorry for those who were unable to get the dolls they wanted! I did end up getting Belle but yes this was the worst release that I've taken part in (starting with the first Frozen set). I wish ordering in store was an option for me. I stayed up an hour and a half after getting up a little before 2:00 am and was almost ready to give up. I was surprised my baby stayed asleep the whole time, but then woke up shortly after, so it was quite a night!
     
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    Yeah, this release has definitely been the worst I've heard of. Disney really needs to get it together for future releases; I get heavy Internet traffic crashing the site if too many try to order at once, but all the issues with credit cards and multiple charges, and orders still not going through, is ludicrous. I'm really sorry for anyone who had issues checking out.

    I also didn't get a charge on my card, but CS told me my order had still gone through. Even if they do put a hold on the account, it will drop off after a few days. They will only take out the money for good when they are getting ready to ship the order.
     
  17. xkaokaox

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    I see, thank you! Well yesterday I called to get my shipping refunded and I was asked to confirm my order number, in which the CM recited back what I purchased, so i hope everything is okay

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  18. Dr. Woozle

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    I’m a bit surprised that Gaston sold out as quickly as he did. I don’t think he’s worth $120. Disney was too cheap and lazy to create a movie-accurate body mold for him, but he sold out anyway. I guess one collector’s trash is another collector’s treasure.
     
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    Me too! I wonder if some people were just getting him because they couldn't get anything else?
     
  20. cambridge1066

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    I'm glad to hear it! :)
     
  21. greenrose

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    I think I may have placed 2 orders for Belle now! I just received a second confirmation email with a different order #. It looks like based on the time this was from the first time I pressed submit and it kept spinning, also using the free shipping code. It must have somehow gone through. Will Disney Store cancel one of the orders since its one per person, or do I need to call and let them know?
     
  22. lordofanime

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    Gaston selling out quickly was 100% because the UK got 1,000.

    The way things went, UK should have gotten 1,000 Belles, 700 Beasts, and 500 (or less) Gastons. (I think that's the right ratio).

    What's even more mind boggling is that Phillip and Aladdin are still available in the UK DisneyStore, which shows that the UK market has no demand for the prince dolls. Jafar was a special case and I wonder how much of him went to the UK.

    I called the DisneyStore and got them to take off the shipping costs. I did ask them to change my credit card as I thought it would be better on another one. I still have not been charged, so that's super weird but a lot of people are saying that they weren't as well.

    This release was a disaster. Thank god this is looking like the last 17" release for me.


    On the topic of creating a mold for Gaston. It's very frustrating because they managed to create a mold for the Queen of Hearts and Alice and Peter Pan and Captain Hook... And they only made 1 doll each. Whereas, Gaston's new mold could be used on the 17" Doll, the designer doll, and any future Classic DisneyStore dolls.

    Oh well.. At the end of the day, we just gotta be grateful that they even released a Gaston doll.
     
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    I called for my shipping refund also, then called later to confirm since it wasn’t showing online. The second CM said the refund was applied and congratulated me on getting Gaston, and asked about the others. I told her that I got the others at the Store earlier in the day. So I’m good to go, I guess! Yay!

    But I feel bad for everyone who missed due to complications. I know how it feels to miss due to system crashes.

    ETA: I am LOVING the new threads for dolls! So much easier to stay current without 176 pages!
     
  24. starry_solo

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    They will cancel on their own once they have gone through everything.
     
  25. Pxv703

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    Or cancel both. You may want to call them before they do that.
     
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