Does anyone know the exact release date for the Mr. Toad/Alice piece? I thought it was supposed to be this month (Nov.), so I'm surprised that I haven't heard anything yet. Tally Ho!
There were issues getting the prototype finished, so it's been bumped to next year. Right now, current schedule looks like:
Early Spring '10 - Toad/Alice
March '10 - MSEP Wave 3 (Cinderella)
July '10 - Monsanto House of the Future
3rd Quarter '10 (prob. Nov-Dec) - Snow White's Scary Adventures (Feel like I have to be clear with the Wishing Well piece out there too)
Stay tuned to the main thread on the Main Street set up, I always respond if I see someone made a post there.
Do recommend saving your funds as some of the pieces can be quite expensive, but well worth it. Just make sure you stagger everything out and be sure you don't get caught by a sell out.
By the way, here is the availability figures for the currently released pieces, as of September 23 of 2009. Use this to know what to go for next:
o Sleeping Beauty Castle
o Electrical Parade - Set #1
o Electrical Parade - Set #2
o Disneyland Marquee
o Moonliner - Rocket to the Moon
o Monorail Mark I
* Just arrived:
o Accessory Pack #1 - Ticket Gates
o King Triton's Garden
o Mad Tea Party Attraction
* Low Stock:
o Plaza Pavilion with Enchanted Tiki Room
o Town Square
o Haunted Mansion
o Mark Twain Riverboat
o Jungle Cruise
* Very Low Stock:
o Castle Bros ~ Disney Clothiers ~ East Center Street**
o Crystal Arts ~ China Closet ~ Main Street Photo ~ East Plaza Street**
o Peter Pan's Flight
o Main Street Station
** Please note the Clothier Corner and Photo Corner buildings are not scheduled to be restocked until late 2011 or 2012.
So do we even have an idea of what this piece is going to look like?
Not yet. Since I haven't spoken to Bob or Travis in years, I can't speak for them. From second hand sources, something came up in the production of the prototype that delayed the release of the final product.
Now, in a perfect world, we could see a release in February or March, but that just depends on when the prototype is done, if Bob and Disney are good with it and when production can be ramped up. We'll just have to see.