Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Harmony Kingdom Disney: Feisty Fellow

The next Harmony Kingdom Disney piece which I will be writing about is called Feisty Fellow. This piece shows the many faces of Donald Duck in his various appearances in the cartoon. I am not a fan of Donald Duck so I obviously am not too familiar and not bothered by him anyways. Lol. Feisty has positive and negative meanings and when we talk about Donald Duck, the negative meanings will come first because of his personality: grumpy, ill-tempered, a trouble maker and so on. However, I only see 1 grumpy face here and I believe Robert King intended on using the positive meanings of feisty i.e animated, full of energy, etc to describe Donald Duck.

This figurine was released in 2000 and the manufacturing site had moved to China :( Although there is not much difference in terms of quality, seeing "Made in China" triggers different emotions as compared to "Made in England". The edition size is 2028 and the issue price was USD 75. The 4.02" x 3.23" x 3.39" figurine comes in a box measuring 6.9" (L) x 5.9" (W) x 4.9" (H). I definitely prefer boxes to cylinders. 

I grow up in modern-era Donald Duck and I don't really quite like the old versions of Donald because he really looks like a duck (the animal) then with rather slim head and elongated neck. I am happy to see Huey, Dewey, and Louie being featured here and it would be even better to have Uncle Scrooge and Daisy here to make a complete duck family. Enough words and lets just enjoy the pictures.
The logo is on the lid of the box
The original price tag
Unfortunately, no Certificate of Authenticity or the Harmony Kingdom insert
Disney logo
Let's reveal the surprise
Harmony Kingdom logo
The disappointing surprise: a boat and a bag of coins.
Hmm what is so surprising about a boat?? If you realise, Donald Duck is wearing sailor's uniform and ships/boats are one of his favorite things. As Christmas is coming, it reminds me of Disney's Once Upon A Christmas in which Donald was given a snow boat, instead of sleigh, by his nephews as Christmas present. Lol. I believe it is a bag of coins above the boat. Having a rich but stingy uncle, Donald is often caught in get-rich-fast scheme in his cartoons and that explains the money bag here.
The bottom part is sort of peeling off :( And the whitish spots are due to the styrofoam internal packaging. They are not fungus! Lol.

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