This magical Minnie Mouse piece was designed by the talented artisans at Steiff, in collaboration with Disney. It follows in the foot prints of the 2016 release of Steiff's vintage 1932 Replica Mickey Mouse, meaning the two, forever sweethearts can now be reunited.
Surprisingly, they initially came together earlier than 1932, in the 1928 release "Steamboat Willie". As you can see, Minnie has changed (as has Mickey), from when they first made their debuts.
Minnie is instantly recognisable, whilst different, yet similar to Disney's current version. She still has her three finger and thumb white gloves, with dotty pink skirt and bloomers plus brown boots opposed to her current pink heeled shoes, keeping to the fashion style of the day. Her expressive eyes have evolved from black circles, omitting a triangular section. to large oval white eyes with a black oval pupil at the bottom of the eye, yet both eras have the extended eyelashes. Her twee hat with flower has long since been replaced with a large bow. The difference would be, that this mouse has kept her tail, but not her whiskers!
Minnie Mouse is 31cm tall and non-jointed. She has been sewn from luxuriously decadent, trevira velvet in glossy black, with a snow white face and tan brown boots. Her three finger gloves are crafted from the finest, off-white wool felt. She has black applique eyes, with embroidered long eye lashes and a wide, open mouthed smile. Cotton whiskers, white cotton bloomers and a white spot printed pink skirt, plus a wool felt hat and it's resident wool felt blue flower, complete with its very own floral centre 'button' are such an iconic look. Just fabulous!
This 1932 Replica Minnie Mouse is a Worldwide Limited Edition of just 2,000 pieces and will come to you boxed, with her numbered certificate of authenticity.