The Headless Horseman – A WDCC Set

Don H. (NDD#59) (22 Posts)

Wasn't a typical Disney fan growing up, really not familiar with the movies, characters and/or theme parks. Was a DC Comic fan. Was with the birth of my daughter that I was introduced to Disney. For some, it 'all started with a Mouse.' For me, it all 'started with a Mermaid.' I learned of the Disney films and characters through her eyes and now am a die-hard Disney fan. Been a Disney Vacation Club member since 2003 and get down to Walt Disney World twice a year and Disneyland/Disney California Adventure at least every other year. Am a HUGE Cars fan, reason Disney California Adventure is my favorite park. Radiator Springs is like stepping into the film for me. I ran a website on the Walt Disney Classics Collection from 1997-2012 when the line was suspended. In 2007 I started my blog. When not visiting the parks and collecting Cars diecast, am a Controller for an accounting firm in Pittsburgh, PA (home of the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers).


 

 

headless horseman wdcc - don h“When thundering hoofs echo through the darkness in the tiny valley of Sleepy Hollow, fearful farmers pull the covers over their heads.

The only man foolish enough to be on the roads on such a night is Ichabod Crane. But is that ghastly figure bearing down on the teacher a wrathful spirit — or just a jealous prankster?”

headless horseman wdcc - don hOne of my favorite releases from the Walt Disney Classics Collections is the two-piece set featuring Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman from The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949). This set is one I have displayed all year round.  In this set you have both an animated style horse and the sculpting of a life-like horse plus the look of utter fear in both Ichabod and his horse’s face (and body expression) and true terror embodied by the Headless Horseman and his horse.

I’ve paired this set with a 3-pack of tombstones, offered through Disney Shopping a few years back, from The Haunted Mansion.  The bases of the tombstones work well with the sculpture bases and a nice mash-up of the animated classic and fan-favorite attraction.

The Headless Horseman (“Haunting Horseman”) and Ichabod and his Horse (“Terrified Teacher”), were a Numbered Limited Edition (NLE) set of only 3,500, released in Fall, 2000. The set was plussed with a stainless steel sword and sculpted by Kent Melton. 

headless horseman wdcc - don h

headless horseman wdcc - don h

headless horseman wdcc - don h

headless horseman wdcc - don h