I just saw that a couple weeks ago online. it does look really nice,
and has lots of detail. And compared to some other collectable
items sold in DL, it's not too outrageous of a price. The olzewski (spelling?)
piece are a little more detailed, but are in the same price range.
I think there is a 2nd Disney tree also, and also a wreath that has several different Mickey's and Minnies. They are all done by those places like bradford,
or franklin collectors groups
Well, I wouldn't use this in lieu of a regular Christmas tree, but it would be nice as an addition Christmas Decoration. At 16", it is similar in size to many of the big figure at DL, plus it has the moving trains, on various levels, as well as the moving sleigh above the tree. So you do need to have a place in mind where you would want to display it, It reminds me of some of the Department 56 items, only those are smaller.
The tree is awesome, and at $199 plus shipping it is price but I have paid more for stuff we only have out for Christmas (our polar express train comes to mind, which is only out when we have our tree). This you could easily have out from November through December, and it looks quite lovely.
Wow, that "tree" is adorable! That really is quite a high price tag, though. Have you tried looking for it on eBay? Or like others have said, start collecting figurines/ornaments and make your own "through the years" tree. I started buying an ornament from DL every year a few years ago and already I love my collection, and the memories that come along with it.
Aladdin, those are great items. I would use this as a decoration of course, not to replace a real tree. The price throws me. Someday I do hope to have my own Disney Christmas village with a train and all....gosh I LOVE Dept. 56! I have a few Disney ornaments but our tree is already overflowing with ornaments every year with no room for more so.....maybe 2 trees then!!