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    Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    I was wondering about the dwarf figures in the grotto. Seems like at least some of them appear "newer" to me. They don't look like 50+ year-old marble. So do you think facsimiles have been created? Or maybe the originals got rehabbed? Like maybe they were sanded down (or whatever you do to marble) and then re-coated?

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Same old figures! They get a good scrubbed down cleaning every once in a while.

    EDIT: I stand corrected!
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Those are reproductions. The originals started to get wear from the elements and they make duplicates and the originals are at WDI in Glendale now.

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Yep, the originals are in WDI...

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    ^^^

    Yep, they told us that in the Walk in Walt's Footsteps tour.

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Ah ha -- I knew it! Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    My hubby got to see the real ones last month...so jealous!

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Dopey escaped. He recently enjoyed his first ride through Toy Story Mania. Please see photo at left.

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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Yes, they are "retired" at Imagineering. They are made of marble and the weather was getting the best of them. We were able to see them on the Adventures By Disney Backstage Magic Tour. (There is a great story behind them too!) They are within a room where they store their maquettes (or pre-molds). Everything is stored within a case. The Snow White figures where set so that the group can have their picture with them. If you can take this tour, do it! It's the most special behind-the-scenes Disney experience.
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Kinda wish I didn't know this info now. Oh well.

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    Smile Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    I've actually seen the originals in Glendale on the Adventures by Disney "Backstage Magic" tour (I was on the first one ever April of last year), and I do believe I have photographs if anyone is interested.
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    That's still the old ones...
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    This is one thing that is so great about Disney, They archive a lot of stuff.
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by Noctourne View Post
    I've actually seen the originals in Glendale on the Adventures by Disney "Backstage Magic" tour (I was on the first one ever April of last year), and I do believe I have photographs if anyone is interested.
    The "official" first one or the dress rehearsal?
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    Re: Snow White Grotto Dwarf Figures

    Quote Originally Posted by pirateslife4me View Post
    The "official" first one or the dress rehearsal?
    The "official" first one, I assume. The dress rehearsal you are talking about was for Cast Members working on the tour as opposed to really-for-real guests, correct?
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