Friday, April 29, 2016

Elsa Couture de Force Figurine by Enesco



This past December, we took a trip to Florida to visit my brother and sister-in-law and while we were there, we took the girls to the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.  I've always been a huge Disney fan, but going to Disney World sort of sparked my interested in collecting more Disney stuff!

Being able to take snowy photos was the only good thing about the freak snowstorm we got a few weeks ago. :)

The first of a new collection I've started are the Couture de Force line of figures by Enesco.
This particular figure is inspired by the character of Elsa from the movie Frozen. 

The first time I saw this figure was on the Disney Store online and she was (and still is) listed at $74.95.
I looked right past her because I did not want to pay that much money for a figurine I knew nothing about, no matter how pretty she was.


Then found her on Amazon for $37.50 which she is still listed at and I scooped her right up!


This Elsa figure is about 8 inches tall and made of stone resin. She has a pretty good weight to her and feels very well made.  She is so detailed and lovely that I don't even feel as though the photos do her justice.


She has beautiful carved details in her hair and lots of encrusted jewels and faux gems throughout her hair and dress.  She is not completely "movie accurate", but it's nice to see fancier interpretations of her classic, signature look. 


She is holding a large single snowflake in one hand.  Her other hand has a beautiful ring and both delicate wrists are decorated in shiny pearls.



She also wears a snowflake necklace and has 2 strands of dainty pearl straps draped over each shoulder. Here you can also see a bit more detail of her hair. 


The movement and textures of her dress are gorgeous! 


The cape section of her dress, I think, is made from some sort of hard acrylic.  Each shimmery snowflake is hand-painted on. I love that the cape looks like a shell of ice.






Her face looks a bit different from her animated character, but I like it even more. 
I didn't even notice the slight defect in her lip paint until I zoomed into this photo!


Overall, she is a lovely collectible figure and I'm really glad to have gotten her at that nice discounted price.  For now she sits on our bookshelf next to Cinderella who I hope to review as well.

Enesco.com has the newest figures out, which are GORGEOUS.  They are Disney princesses dressed in Art Deco inspired couture.  Here is a link to check them out!  How cute is Snow White??  It also looks like they have a few other versions of Elsa as well.

So far, I have seen these Disney Couture de Force figures in person at both Barnes and Noble as well as Hallmark.
Amazon.com had her listed at the best price (nearly 50% less) and they have many of the other characters listed at less than retail price as well.
Just as a disclosure, links leading to Amazon.com are affiliate links, but I wouldn't recommend them if they didn't have such a good price! :)


Thanks, as always for reading and have a nice weekend!
xo Farrah



25 comments:

  1. What a perfect backdrop for photographing this figure, although looking at it is making me shiver with cold! Lovely detail indeed.

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    1. Hi Serenata,
      Yes, we had this snowstorm a few weeks ago and it was so bizarre! It was pretty much melted and gone by the next day and you wouldn't believe how green everything is now. :)

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  2. Aww Farrah she is lovely, and a great buy to boot! I like that they have designed her a new costume, it's really very pretty. I don't colllect many figures these days, but I do have some Enesco teddy bears, they are also good quality.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Hi Xanadu,
      I was looking on the Enesco website and was surprised to see how many different things they had! I have to agree that this figure is very well made. I've heard a few complaints regarding older Disney Princess figures being not as nice, but they seem to get getting better as they go. :)
      Hugs back xo

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  3. That really is a gorgeous figurine. Amazon is really testing my shopping willpower because of all the great deals they have. Plus we have Prime, so free shipping as well!

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    1. I know just what you mean, Barb!! I feel like I order from Amazon several times per month because of that great free shipping. I have to force myself to stay off of it so I don't go over budget!

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  4. She's gorgeous, and you really picked the perfect setting in which to photograph her! :)

    I'd never heard of this line of figurines before, but seeing them now I really like the style of them - that Maleficent is tempting me now!

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    1. Hi JS, thank you! Even though it's hard to watch snow falling in April, I was sort of happy because I could take these winter photos of Elsa, lol. Yes, the Maleficent one is awesome!

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    2. Heh, the silver lining to the winter snow clouds! ;)

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  5. She is delightful! For a static figurine, she is full of movement.

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    1. Hi Muff!
      Yes, I agree! For a figurine, she's actually fun to photograph!

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  6. Hello Farrah,
    she is simply stunning. the detail in the gown and cape are amazing!
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thanks, Giac..her outfit is the best part, I think! :)

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  7. So bueautiful figurine. I love all the details:)

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  8. Wow, she is gorgeous! I love how they did the cape, that is really unique. I hear you on being addicted to Disney stuff after you've been there, must be that Disney "magic"!

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    1. Haha, Flo, I'm glad I'm not alone..yup, definitely the "magic!"

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  9. She's so detailed, I thought that the hair was rooted.

    Cheers.

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    1. Hi monstercrafts,
      I know...I was so impressed with this figure!! :)

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  10. Hey Farrah Lily, does anyone around here have an NIB Surjan? I went everywhere for her, I went on Amazon for her, I went on eBay just for her, but I couldn't find her anywhere!
    Also, the Lauryce that you mentioned in a previous comment, the one sold for $36, is in USED condition-I need an NIB Lauryce! My sister will be so upset if I gave her a doll that is very abused! Moreover, that Lauryce has lots of scratches, writings and missing parts! I was intrigued by the story, so I really need her storybook, which is missing from the purchase.

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    1. Sorry Joanne, I don't know what to say...this happens when dolls become discontinued...they become very difficult to find and when you do they can be very expensive. I wouldn't bother looking on Amazon for her. Just keep checking eBay. If you want her that much, you may have to settle for a slightly used version if you want to keep the cost low. You never know though, you might find a nice person that sells her "just to get rid of her" at a great price!
      You could also go on Instagram and search with hashtag #heartsforheartsdolls and connect with different people that way. Good luck!

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  11. Hi Farrah! :) I've been a fan of your blog for a while, but haven't commented until now. I nominated you for the Great Doll Blog Award over on my blog...don't feel pressured...just whenever you have time. :)
    https://dolldimensions.wordpress.com/2016/05/09/the-great-doll-blog-award/

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    1. Hi Doll Dimensions, thank you so much!! I will check it out. :)

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  12. This is a stunning figurine. The details are amazing and so pretty posed in the snow!

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    1. I know, she is so pretty! She's the best version of Elsa that I've seen. She looks so sweet and innocent. :)

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