Today’s post brings a round-up of recent Pandora Disney news, including an update on the Pandora Disney Parks & regular Disney collections for Autumn/Winter 2016, and the news that Pandora Australia has just received a new wave of Disney releases!
I previously posted stock images for both collections, which you can see below:
What follows are some gorgeous live shots and pricing for all the various beads, which came out last Thursday. The live shots in this post are, for the most part, reproduced with the very kind permission of Leona Hunter, so please don’t reproduce them without crediting her! <3
Pandora Disney Parks AW16 Live Shots & Pricing
This year’s Disney Parks AW16 collection is a smaller affair than usual, with just a handful of new beads. However, there are some nice designs, although I would have liked to see a couple of new festive charms. We didn’t get much advance information this year, and I wasn’t sure of the release date, but it turns out that these did launch with the Winter 2016 collection also.
They’re now available for purchase on the US Disney Store and in Disney Parks locations, too.
To start off with, we have the Mickey & Minnie Shimmering Ear clips, which will certainly add a bit of texture to your Disney design! I can imagine these looking great as focal pieces on a bangle or leather bracelet.
They retail for a somewhat pricey $85 USD each.
Next up is the colourful Magical Fireworks bead, which does look a lot like flowers to me! Each flower is made up of coloured enamel and a matching CZ. It retails for $65 USD.
The I Love Minnie bead offers a beautiful pop of red and is much more striking to me than the corresponding I Love Mickey bead, which is instead white. This bead is $75 USD.
There will also be a 2017 limited edition bead, which isn’t out yet, but this is pretty much a dupe for the original 2015 limited edition Disney Parks bead – I’ll include the stock image here again.
Intriguingly, I also have a stock image for a Mickey Mouse Yin Yang bead, supposedly part of this season’s Disney Parks collection, but I don’t know when/where/if this is still coming out, as I’ve not heard anything else about it. Again, I’ll include it for reference! :)
It’s quite an elegant little charm, so I hope it does get to see the light of day!
Pandora Disney AW16 Live Shots & Pricing
There are just three new additions to the regular Pandora Disney line, which is available in Pandora concept stores as well as Disney Parks locations.
The Pearlescent Mickey Silhouettes bead retails for $60 USD or $70 CAD, and features some lovely mother-of-pearl cut-out Mickey faces – it’s based on a really classic Pandora MOP design that featured cut-out hearts, rather than Mickey Mouses!
The Mickey & Minnie Love bead offers another version of the iconic kissing silhouette, and retails for $75 USD or $85 CAD.
Finally, the Mickey & Minnie Sparkling Icons bead is a limited edition offering for this season, retailing at $80 USD or $90 CAD. I was actually pretty tempted by this one!
Especially considering the cute box it comes with!
Pandora Disney Australia Release
Happy news for Pandora collectors in Australia and New Zealand – Pandora just released some of the missing Disney beads there, including Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Tinkerbell and the adorable Winnie the Pooh charms! <3 These charms were already out in North America, but had yet to make it out in Australia, where the Disney collection is a little newer.
Just in time for Christmas! ^^
Pandora Disney Spring/Summer 2017 Rumours
In terms of upcoming Disney, rumour from several sources suggests that we will be getting Donald and Daisy Duck charms, but I’ve not heard about anything else. The ones I would most love them to make would be more Winnie the Pooh beads (Piglet, Tigger!) and some other cute animals, such as from Bambi.
I haven’t bought any Pandora Disney beads for a little while now, not since getting the adorable Maximus bead from Spring 2016. Some of these new designs are rather nice, particularly the Mickey & Minnie shimmering clips, but I already have a few Mickey & Minnie beads and I’m waiting for other characters to add to my collection before I buy more!
What do you think of these latest Pandora Disney charms? What are you keeping your fingers crossed for next year?