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Robert Olszewski's Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland Attractions

 

Robert "Bob" Olszewski made a special appearance at Disneyland on March 13, 2010, to sign his miniature sculpture of the Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland attractions.

Robert Olszewski signature

 

The "Mr. Toad and Alice in Wonderland" sculpture is 8-3/4" high x 9" wide x 4-1/2" deep. Details abound in this miniature, including Mr. Toad's motorcar out front and the infamous weathervane atop Toad Hall.

Robert Olszewski Mr Toad

 

There are two interchangeable scenes highlighting each of the two attractions depicted in the miniature. The scene for Mr. Toad's Wild Ride shows Toad in his motorcar, recklessly headed toward an oncoming train.

Mr Toad's Wild Ride sculpture

 

The sculpture was sold online and at Disneyland for $345. (One sold on eBay in April 2011, for $470.) A plaque adhered to the bottom of the base commemorated the first day of release (March 13, 2010). Olszewski's miniature also included a certificate of verification.

Robert Olzewski certificate of authenticity

 

The trash can in front of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride is the power switch for lighting, so the exterior of the attractions present a great nighttime view.

Mr Toad lighted miniature sculpture

You can see other pictures at Olszewski's Studio site.

Mr. Toad has been paired with Alice in Wonderland in other collectibles as well. Here is a Mr. Toad pin, for example, featuring Toad and the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland.

Mr Toad Mad Hatter pin

 


 

source: "Robert Olszewski Product Release & Signing: Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Alice in Wonderland Attraction," MouseInfo, http://www.mouseinfo.com/forums/disneyland-resort/91336-robert-olszewski-product-release-signing-mr-toads-wild-ride-alice-wonderland-attraction.html

 


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