Disney Villains Get Their Due

Disney Villains Get Their Due

Halloween is fast approaching, and it’s the one time a year that goblins, ghouls, witches, and monsters are fully embraced – and even celebrated – as part of a long, collective history of superstition and supernatural beliefs. And with these imaginary creatures comes a host of fictional and real-life villains as some of the most popular trick-or-treating costumes, sure to scare up a bag full of treats.

Dolls in the Disney Villains Designer Collection by artist Steve Thompson, image copyright Disney

The Walt Disney Company may be most famous for a friendly talking mouse and fairy tale princesses, but Disney has its fair share of villains too. Largely ignored in most merchandise, these evil-doers are finally getting their due in the exclusive Disney Villains Designer Collection.

Artist Steve Thompson took on the task of transforming six of Disney’s greatest female villains into designer dolls and apparel, glamorous enough to rival the princesses they so deeply loathe. Included in the collection are Maleficent (from Sleeping Beauty), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), The Evil Queen (Snow White), Cruella DeVil (101 Dalmatians), The Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), and Mother Gothel from Disney’s Tangled.

Disney Villains Designer Collection journals, image copyright Disney

The Disney Villains Designer Collection is headlined by six gorgeous, limited edition collectable dolls, each priced at $79.50. Other items in the collection that bear Thompson’s designs are t-shirts, journals, tote bags, makeup compacts, scarves, notecards, mugs, and more. There are even villain-inspired nail polishes and lip glosses for wannabe-villains looking for that final, perfect touch to their Halloween ensembles.

Last year, the Disney Store released ten limited edition dolls in the Disney Princess Designer Collection. The dolls, each priced at $59.50, were announced in early August, and a new doll was released every Monday beginning August 22nd, exclusively at the Disney Store. The collection quickly sold out, and the only dolls available now are on Amazon and Ebay at a substantial markup, with most resellers asking for $200 or more per doll.

Disney Princess Designer Collection dolls, image copyright Disney

Disney Villain fans should take note: if you want to collect all six dolls, you better act fast! The Maleficent doll is already sold out, but the other five dolls are still available (as of October 26th, 2012). Visit the Disney Villains Designer Collection online at the Disney Store’s official website.

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3 Responses to “Disney Villains Get Their Due”

  1. Anna says:

    Morgan, you’ve made an amazing point! Alyssa, that is also so true! I agree 100% with both of you. Some people understand! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  2. Alyssa says:

    Morgan, I agree 100%! People need to stop being so #$%& sexist!

    PS why does the leading female characters always…
    -die in the end
    -betray the leading male character (Indiana Jones)
    -or need the aid of some “big strong male” in any way to save them (almost EVERY OTHER MOVIE EVER MADE)
    WHAT HAS OUR MODERN SOCIETY COME TO!!!

  3. Morgan says:

    I wish they made more movies like Brave, where the female character was the hero. I think that it is sad how woman in Disney movies are either the damsel’s in distress or the villains. If they are not one of those two then they will not make it in the film. This applies to every day life as well. Famous woman on television are either very gorgeous and have a good figure, or they are honest and it comes across as rude. Do girls seriously need to stoop to one of those levels in order to make it big in this world?

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