We are still a year away from the Super 7 Disney Ultimates Wave 1 to be released, but do not sleep on these figures because preorders will eventually sell out. The Super7 website has already stopped taking their preorders for these figures. So the only inventory that can be purchased is whatever online retailers such as Entertainment Earth have already ordered. I believe this first wave will be highly sought after on the secondary market as future waves are announced and other characters are revealed. The second wave of four figures is scheduled to be announced in January 2021. New releases are expected to be announced quarterly so Wave 3 (April 2021), Wave 4 (July 2021), and Wave 5 (October 2021).
As you can probably tell, I am really excited for this first wave of Disney Ultimates (Sorcerer Mickey, Pinocchio, and Prince John). I thought it would be fun to breakdown the figure prototype pictures in comparison with pictures from the actual movies that these characters appear in.
In this article, we will take a look at Sorcerer Mickey. Walt Disney said “It all started with a mouse.” The Disney Ultimates line will indeed start with Mickey Mouse. This is Mickey in one of his most famous roles, the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Mickey has a lot of animated appearances and looks, but his Sorcerer Mickey look may be his most iconic. Sorcerer Mickey has also been used as the logo for Walt Disney Imagineering and the D23 Expo. Mickey is also known to wear this attire from his appearance in Fantasmic! at Disney Parks and in Mickey’s House of Villains. Steamboat Willie would have also been an appropriate choice with many accessories to choose from.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is one of the memorable shorts that make up Walt Disney’s masterpiece, Fantasia (1940). Fantasia was Disney’s third full length animated movie after Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) and Pinocchio (1940). Representation in the first wave of Disney Ultimates coming from 2 out of the first 3 full length Disney full length Disney animated movies is not a bad place to start.
Let’s take a look at the promotional photos of the Sorcerer Mickey figure. As noted at the bottom right of this photo, the final version may vary.
The Sorcerer Mickey figure is a great screen accurate representation of the character from Fantasia. The robe is a soft goods fabric robe. This product line is called Ultimates because it is considered the ultimate version of the character which is overloaded with accessories and articulation.
With this release, we are getting three head sculpts of Mickey. Two of the head sculpts are a happy face Mickey, and the third head sculpt is a mad/serious face. He makes the mad/serious face whenever he is casting spells on the brooms.
It doesn’t look like the Sorcerer’s hat is removeable from his head. It would be nice if one of the happy face Mickey sculpts would have been hatless as he does not have the hat in two scenes from The Sorcerer’s Apprentice when Mickey is carrying the pales of water.
The magical broom is a great figure accessory as a bonus secondary character from this legendary piece of animation history. The buckets of water accessories can be carried by Mickey or the broom. I feel like this picture below is one that a lot of people will try to test the articulation of the figure to recreate.
We also get an axe accessory which Mickey uses on the broom after the magical broom follows Sorcerer Mickey’s directions a little too well after Mickey falls asleep. Don’t cry for the broom too much as the broom’s splinters multiply into many brooms.
The many alternate hands accessories can be used to recreate Sorcerer Mickey’s magic spell poses.
Magic Spell Book Accessory
The Sorcerer Mickey Disney Ultimates figure also comes with the sorcerer’s magic spell book that Mickey uses as a flotation device when the brooms flood the room with water.
Sorcerer Mickey riding the sorcerer’s magic spell book will be a popular display option.
Other possible figures from Fantasia?
I do not see any additional characters from Fantasia being released in this Disney Ultimates product line, but if I had to choose one it would be Yensid the Sorcerer as a companion piece to Mickey. Fun fact that most Disney fans already know: Yensid is Disney spelled backwards.
Chernabog would also be a nice addition, but I do not think it would fit the size scale of this series.
Where to Buy?
The Disney Ultimates Sorcerer Mickey figure sold out on Super7’s website, but it appears to still be available on Entertainment Earth’s website. Entertainment Earth does not charge your card until the item ships for these products.
Entertainment Earth also has the other two figures available from Disney Ultimates Wave 1.
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