Well, all I am hearing so far is being leaked out through Cindy's twitter. Just so everyone knows where the news is coming from.
I will not just cut and paste, but I will touch on a few key things. To be honest, because of Twitter limitations, it is a little hard to decipher the news here anyway. First off, and most key for us collectors, sometime within the next three to four weeks, preorders for the Fantasyland platform will be going up at Bob's site with the price point currently being between $375-400. Not bad, honestly, especially given how much Pinocchio is going for. Delivery should be around January and February of 2012. Cindy did also talk about accessory and tree packs, but no word yet on a lighting kit. One assumes that is because of all the electrical still to be done between the four remaining pieces and the Skyway.
Now, I said in a post yesterday that I thought Cindy had buried the lead and I still believe that for one simple reason: until now, I had heard nothing about two (actually three) pieces that were shown as prototypes today. I have consistently said "I'm not doing Walt Disney World miniatures" since I lack the emotional connection to the park and I've only been there twice. One piece shown today made my resolve buckle - the 20K Leagues Under the Sea submarine. It just looks too awesome not to get, plus you get two for the price of one: a version in the water and one next to it up on stands out of the water. Ah, yes, I do believe I will be buying that! Also something not talked about at all is Bob is doing miniatures of the new Disney cruise ships, the Dream and the Fantasy. Bit concerned about price, but boy they are pretty. Would love to see Bob do the Magic and Wonder as well so we could have all four.
That's all the "big" news to my mind. Cindy has already tweeted some nice photos but I look forward to either her or others (hint, hint) offering in depth analysis of the platform, the prototypes and all the other news. Moreover, I would really like to know how Pinocchio is selling. We've heard that tickets for D23 tomorrow are sold out, so that's a good sign for foot traffic, so let us hope that translates out to sales.
That's my analysis of what we know so far. Comments? Thoughts? Wallets opening yet?