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18 October 2011 @ 02:23 pm
Disney Princess Designer Collection: Consolation, Fan Art, HQ Pics, Memories, & GIF Rage  

Happy Dollmageddon, everyone?

I just want to give everyone a really big hug. You were very brave and very tenacious in a very difficult and aggravating situation.

Some of the good news is the post-boom dolls (from Mulan on) are starting to sell at lower prices on eBay (>$100). The resell market is flooded with scalpers' dolls and fewer and fewer desperate buyers. In a few more weeks the pricing should even out even more, even though it's unlikely to buy a doll at retail price. The sort of good news is you didn't get one today, in the future the-designer-doll-of-your-dreams may be purchased at a more reasonable price.

And I don't think Disney is every going to pull this "staggered selling" strategy for limited edition items ever, ever again.

Tella1985 Designer Collection Bookmarks (in progress)


Taijavigilia (Tumblr and DeviantArt)

A compilation of her series with the background I capped ♥

Highest Resolution of Individual Dolls
Nothing you haven't seen before, but if you wanted the pictures in hi-res, here they are

It was also suggested a tag be created for the Designer Collection so all the posts can easily be found. My theory on the tags is they're to be used as continuously as needed and will most likely be used in the future. So after the hooplah dies down for the collection, I don't think we'll hear much more about it.

So, as a sort of experiment-compromise, I've created a Memories page with every post about the Designer Collection (48 entries at the time of post!), which you can peruse here.

Depending on how useful that is, I might also add a tag as it can be easier to scroll through archived posts.

Previous Disney Princess Designer Collection Posts

Won't you join me in expressing our frustration at the Disney Store in GIF form?

Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Current Music: "Mermaids" Hans Zimmer
BGE: Nick senses fuckerybehindgrey_eyes on October 18th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHA XD That grapic made me guffaw so loud my little cousin was like WTF?! XD I wasn't even partaking in said rampage and even I'm tired out! Just reading the stories was enough for me :p








I could seriously kill everyone's browers with the amount of frustrated/rageface gifs I have :p
~Sill - Nice catch, nanoja!: Tangled ~ floating lightkierwynn on October 18th, 2011 06:41 pm (UTC)
All my gifs are at home or I would contribute! This whole thing was crazy- I was reloading the website during my class and not only got nothing, but didn't hear a word of the lecture. My sister, though, got a confirmation for Rapunzel, so here is hoping!

That's good news about the reselling! Gonna watch for a Jasmine.
Ore no turn!: Rapunzel and Flynnyohkochan on October 18th, 2011 09:35 pm (UTC)
I could possibly sell you Jasmine! It appears (fingers crossed) that me and my sis (who doesn't want a doll, was just helping me) managed to both snag a Jasmine doll. So if that's the case, I'll be looking to sell the extra one. I'd probably be asking about $80 or $90 so I can cover shipping costs and compensate my sister a few bucks for her time.
~Sill - Nice catch, nanoja!kierwynn on October 18th, 2011 11:16 pm (UTC)
That would be wonderful! If you do get an extra i'd love to buy it!
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 06:46 pm (UTC)
I love gif parties.

The rest of mine have bad words in them. I don't know if swearing is allowed on this comm.

Edited at 2011-10-18 06:46 pm (UTC)
Abigail: Fairy Modmothermdmbrightside on October 18th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
It mostly stays PG on the main page, and that's what I prefer, but I've got nothing against it getting blue in the comments. Because seriously, Disney Store?

It was very considerate of you to ask/wonder out loud :)
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 06:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for letting me know. I'll def. keep it PG out on the main page. And I LOVE that you posted a naughty one yourself!
月影のエーフィ: *disney* Pocahontas -  Colors of the Wintsuki_no_eifie on October 18th, 2011 07:24 pm (UTC)
I can has like button? XD
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
Oh wait, I see some cusswords in the other gifs. OK, here we go.

Edited at 2011-10-18 06:50 pm (UTC)
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 06:58 pm (UTC)
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
From their twitter: All Designer Dolls have sold out. We understand the experience was poor for many, and we're sorry. Thank you for your patience and feedback.

I don't hate them, actually, but I am disappointed in how it went down. *sigh* I hope they've learned their lesson.
hachimitsu_inkhachimitsu_ink on October 18th, 2011 07:16 pm (UTC)
title or description
(formerly emharri): ariel - little mermaidrizbef on October 18th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
yeah currently on the phone waiting to see whats up with my order. I paid for 3 dolls, Tiana, Pocahontas, and Jasmine. I'd rather have Rapunzel than Tiana or Pocahontas, but I doubt they'll let me switch, if I even get the ones I ordered.

thank you for the links though and keeping us up to date <3 I definitely vote for a tag!
liike two dude2 on doublebutler ii2land: the little mermaid: hipster arielstupid_laura on October 18th, 2011 07:39 pm (UTC)
I live nowhere near a Disney Store and had class this morning, so I knew there was no way I was getting a doll, but still...

I JUST WANT TIANA. (And Ariel but lol that ain't happening.)
hachimitsu_inkhachimitsu_ink on October 18th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
sorry to hear that v_v!
its surprising how I find hipster ariel(blank wide version) and vented my frustration in less then a second!..

I should've chosen a different type face!...
Sorry if the L and I are too close together!

I'm going to start making a youtube video later on and see if anyone of you guys are interested, its going to be a while yes for sure, but i think the DOLLmageddon was a good one to keep us smiling even more!
Abigail: BOOM - YUMMY! (Shore Leave)mdmbrightside on October 18th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
I kind of love you forever for that Dean/Dermott GIF.
Ri L.: it's princess timetheladytrinity on October 18th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yesterday when the Times Square store sold out before I even got there I was like

and then I was like

when I came home my husband cheered me up so I was like

and felt better and figured I would just try today and probably fail and what the hell

then at noon everyone was like

so I went for Tiana and sent my husband after Punzie and when he managed to somehow slip between the crowd and get one I was like

honestly, just to have gotten something was more than I expected, but I decided to stay and try for Tiana because why give up when she wasn't sold out yet

then the site went down with Tiana in my cart and I was like

but I hung in there and after an hour of clicking when I finally I got Tiana I was like

and now I am like

and when I think about the people who didn't get one I feel like

and wish I could materialize dolls from the ether for them.

hachimitsu_inkhachimitsu_ink on October 18th, 2011 08:02 pm (UTC)
you have sucha wonderful gif story. I congradulate you....

don't worry about me though...
I really wanted aurora and (or mulan).
but I was satisfied with Jasmine and rapunzel!...

Thanks for making me (everyone) smile with your gift story telling ideas!..

just keep in mind to keep the F word minimal >_
Geeky Mint: Ariel-stolen voicemintbunny on October 18th, 2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Best gif story ever! :)
Hummingbirdpocahontas_luvr on October 18th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! Don't feel sad. You deserved to get Tiana and Rapunzel because you're clearly a true fan. Enjoy those beautiful dolls! You worked hard for them. :)
Ri L.: it's princess timetheladytrinity on October 18th, 2011 09:03 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
Thanks. I do feel like I earned them -- what I made in commissions at Bronycon paid for one whole doll.

But I will treasure my dolls and never resell them. Everyone who comes into my office loves to look at them <3
Hummingbirdpocahontas_luvr on October 18th, 2011 09:38 pm (UTC)
Re: :)
See? Im glad someone like you got them, rather than someone who might not be able to see that these dolls can mean more to someone than just a pretty piece of plastic. :)
ronnililrongal on October 18th, 2011 10:50 pm (UTC)
You win at the Internet today.
Abigail: AURORA OMG!mdmbrightside on October 18th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
You are perfect, never change
qlbunnies: anika and tianaqlbunnies on October 19th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
Awww, this is wonderful! I can relate to so much of your story. Also, I like that you kept the gifs Disney-themed, it was cute to see all the recognizable moments.
Hummingbirdpocahontas_luvr on October 18th, 2011 08:51 pm (UTC)
This Dollmageddon idea is hilarious, along with all the fabulous gifs. It sure helped cheer me up. :D
super_mooglessuper_moogles on October 19th, 2011 12:31 am (UTC)
This is amazing. xD Definitely helped me cheer up a bit.
My story?

Sold VERY sentimental possessions to afford Disney Designer dolls. Already went through hell for Mulan, wasn't letting it happen again. Took today off of school, is going to have shitload of homework tomorrow, and infuriated the mother unity; all for the sake of dolls.
Get up at 8:30 so just on the off chance the ET and West Coast times were switched, I would be able to have a chance xD; (I'm very paranoid). Slept over at friend's house (who's a crazy Jasmine collector!), and fantasized about dollies all night and morning.
Get laptops going. Sit there from 11:30 and refresh over nine thousand times. Page with all the pretty pictures comes up. 12:01 comes around. Refresh like a madman. 12:10 comes around. No changes in page. At all. 12:30. 12:40. FINALLY get on to page. Try to add Pocahontas to cart. Fail. Try to add Jasmine to cart. Fail. End up with two Pocahontases and a Jasmine and an Aurora (not sure how that happened?). Had to re-do cart. Crash. Pretty Princess page. Number page. Crash. Pretty Princess Page. Number page. Crash.
By now I'm swearing viciously at my computer and about to cry. FINALLY at 1:45 I get back on the page on my friend's computer (she successfully got Jasmine), and I managed to snag a Tiana (thank the heavenly evening star!). I'm crying hysterically because I didn't get Jasmine or Pocahontas.
Then an internet friend is all like, "Hey, you want my Pocahontas for $80 shipped?" And I'm all like, "OMFG I LOVE YOU SO MUCH YES THANK YOU SWEET JESUS".
And then I watched Wall-E and tried to calm myself with adorable robots. It half worked.
qlbunnies: mulan hugs emperorqlbunnies on October 19th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Wow, what a harrowing experience! I salute you. I'm glad you were able to at least get one doll from the site, and then got Pocahontas from an extremely nice person!

I guess if there's a silver lining (other than finally getting the dolls), it might be that you got to spend time with your friend bonding over your mutual princess love. Not to mention the level of devotion it takes to go to these lengths for princess dolls. Nobody I know would be willing to go through so much with me. xD
super_mooglessuper_moogles on October 19th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Hahaha! xD Thanks!

You've definitely got that right! We both have been fantasizing about these dolls for months! It was so lovely getting to spend the day together (even though we were both about to beat our computers with hammers and bats), and that we can look back on it and laugh now! xD
Devinlife_subaquatic on October 19th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
Is it me, or is the picture at the top just the cutest rampage ever?
qlbunnies: princess and frog kissqlbunnies on October 19th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Damn straight it is. I like Ariel's laser eyes.
Devinlife_subaquatic on October 19th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
Yes, I love that. I imagine if I saw something like that, my reaction would be, "Awwww...AAAAHHHHH...Awwww". Princesses: They can even make city-destroying rampages adorable.
qlbunnies: rapunzel paintqlbunnies on October 19th, 2011 04:16 am (UTC)
They sure can. They probably massacre with sweetness and beauty while they sing bubbly songs. And you know, as far as Dollmageddon goes, Ariel probably could be considered the Harbinger of Doom. >:)
qlbunnies: the hush guysqlbunnies on October 19th, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
How I feel about the Disney Store and its moronic sales tactics:

How I feel about my order going through:

How I feel about all the fabulous people on this comm and their willingness to help each other out:

How I feel about getting to use these gifs:

Yeahjejuneraccoon on October 19th, 2011 02:59 pm (UTC)
I am just here to say that everyone in this community is amazing.