They did release some of these ... I have the Tinker Bell as Alice pin (PP #66024); she is LE 300 and was released in October 2008! DS also released the Snow White, Jessica, Belle, Cindy, Minnie, Wendy ... and I think Maleficent. Some of these were released in 2009. If you check PinPics.com you can see more information about these AND the other Tink characters. I couldn't find the Tinker Bell Maleficent pin on PinPics other than the AP version but I'm reasonably sure she was released too. DisneyShopping.com used to make some very cool pins!! :cry:
No, the ones the OP was talking about never got released- only the previous years you mentioned. Tinker Bell as Maleficent, Mary Poppins, Lilo, Queen of Hearts, and Aurora were never released. Some of us were around and eagerly waited for them, so we know!
The photographer just caught some of her older collection with the AP/PP pins in the photos- they weren't talking about them not being released.
We're still not sure why, since they were in the Dizpins "Upcoming" forum back in the day, which means pin detectives tracked down the hidden URLs. Which means Disney was all but ready to release them.
But that was around the time ds.com stopped carrying pins weekly. So that particular batch just...went away. We might get a surprise release someday...who knows! It's happened before with "lost" Disney Auctions pins.