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    Question Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    When I was out in Disneyland this summer I saw two icon letters pieces by Dave Avanzino: Fantasyland and Tomorrowland. I am curious if any other peices have come out since July: Adventureland, Frontierland, Disneyland, or Main Street? If anyone goes to the park, could you let me know? I saw them in The Disney Gallery, Disneyana Shop, and The World of Disney.
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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    At the beginning of October, I saw these
    pieces at Disneyana and Disney Gallery.
    Got a chance to see All the original Lands
    and Disneyland in this series.

    I am not a big fan of Avanzino's style,
    and really didn't care much for his
    100 Mickey's.

    BUT this series REALLY caught my eye,
    because of the beautiful work. Each
    letter is easily recognizable as an Icon
    in the "Land" they spell! Absolutely
    beautiful! I really liked Adventureland,
    Disneyland and Main Street the best!

    Out of all the letters, my favorite was
    Turning the "A" into the Matterhorn!

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    Does anybody have pictures of these? I've only seen the Adventureland one, but would want Fantasyland or one of the others for my house.

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    Oh, and how much to they cost at the park? I'll be there in December and want to pick up one!

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi
    Oh, and how much to they cost at the park? I'll be there in December and want to pick up one!
    I believe they cost $75 each and they are open-edition peices.

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    Cool, thank you so much!

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi
    Cool, thank you so much!
    No problem, also here is a photo of the TOMORROWLAND peice he did. The photo does the work no justice though...

    http://www.laughingplace.com/files/A...view/Image.jpg


    EDIT: Here are links to better images of the peices. These are Limited Edition versions that he released at the Disneyana Convention in 2001. I guess Disney finally got around to making open-editions of them now and if memory serves - I don't think they're as elaborate as they are in these photos... So I may be wrong, but I don't think the ones available at Disneyana on Main Street are as exquisite as the peices in the photos below... Nevertheless, theyre still amazing.

    Disneyland: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzino/disneyland.shtml
    Main Street U.S.A.: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzino/mainstreet.shtml
    Adventureland: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...tureland.shtml
    Frontierland: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzino/disneyland.shtml
    Fantasyland: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...tasyland.shtml
    Tomorrowland: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...rrowland.shtml

    Again, I'm not sure if the peices they're offering at Disneyana now are as elaborate as these... I dont know though... But if they aren't I guess it's understandable since theyre offering them at much cheaper price ($75 compared to $900) and I'm sure it would be quite difficult to produce and open-edition of these peices without toning them down a bit... Nevertheless they're amazing and well worth the $75 in my opinion. I may just buy myself the Disneyland peice next time I'm at the park.
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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    ^^Thanks for those links to the pictures. I have the Disneyland, Main Street, and Adventureland pieces hanging on the wall right behind me. The open edition pieces have a little less elaborate framing, but I like some of the letters better than the above pictures. I hopefully will purchase the Tomorrowland and Fantasyland next time I am down at the park. Last time I checked, the CM working in Disneyana told me they have not yet released the Frontierland one.

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    Thanks everyone for the information. Right now I might have to wait until next month before continuing my purchases.
    The CM told once I bought one (Fantasyland) I would want the others. I bought the Tomorrowland piece before I left the Disneyana store (so I left with two pieces).
    And they are beautiful. I have the two hanging in the living room. Since they are now an open edition, I hope some are still available in November/December.
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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    I just called DelivEars and orderd the "Disneyland" letters. It saves me having to buy it at the park and ship it home! I can't wait to get it and hang it on my wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurgi
    I just called DelivEars and orderd the "Disneyland" letters. It saves me having to buy it at the park and ship it home! I can't wait to get it and hang it on my wall!
    Okay . . . well now I'm just going to have to do the same! So what it isn't payday yet. What is a little plastic if you can't use it for your personal obsession?

    Seriously, do you think the "Disneyland" letters will still be available after the first of the month? I was hoping for that AND Adventureland. Budget says one at a time. OCD says get 'em all! Maybe my Chistmas wish list? Oh Santa baby . . .

    But thanks for the replies and the links to the photos. This has me excited and hopeful completing the collection.
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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    See, for me, it's just not practical to get the entire series, so that's why I just bought "Disneyland". I have limited wall space, so just the one will be fine for me. If only I could afford that Thomas Kinkade piece....sigh....

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    My "Disneyland" piece arrived in the mail yesterday, and it's really beautiful! It's much better than I expected, and I just love it. In fact, I think the cheaper version with the black frame looks much nicer than the matted ones from earlier. Each letter is much more detailed than I realized, and it's one of those instances where it's exceeded my expectations.

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    I have all the pieces as of now but I'm waiting on the Frontierland piece. Every CM I have asked(in Disneyana) said that they or no one knew when it was coming out. My favorites are Disneyland, Adventureland, and Tomorrowland. I'm not crazy about the Fantasyland, but I still like it. The Main Street is cute, but I LOVE the Frontierland as well. I can't wait for it to come out. Here is the orginal: http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...tierland.shtml

    I love the Disney World theme park ones as well. Too bad they don't have these in open edition-I LOVE them:
    http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...ckingdom.shtml
    http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzino/epcot.shtml
    http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzino/disneymgm.shtml
    http://www.mousetreasures.com/avanzi...lkingdom.shtml

    I really love the new Nightmare Before Christmas one that just came into Disneyana not too long ago. My relative really likes it, so I was going to call DelivEARS and order to have it sent to me. It will go right along with the Disneyland set...in the meantime, come on Frontierland!

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    Re: Dave Avanzino Icon Letters Series

    i LOVE these pieces!! here are some pics from the disney gallery. sorry about the quality...some were up REALLY high on the shelf!!







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