D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has officially debuted its 2023 D23 Gold Member Collector Set. The set this year is a celebration of Disney’s 100th anniversary. The Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue was designed by artist James Fauntleroy and will be available to both new and renewing D23 Gold Members in 2023 starting January 1, 2023.
D23 Official Description of Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue
Starting with a small cartoon studio in 1923, Walt Disney’s dream has grown into a rich, century-long legacy of the world’s most inspiring stories, places, and fans. A momentous milestone deserves an equally incredible icon, so D23 has partnered with artist James Fauntleroy and Gentle Giant Studios to create the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue to pay tribute to The Walt Disney Company’s rich legacy of unmatched creativity—and inspire the next century of storytellers.
Designed as a reflection of Disney’s past, present, and future, artist and Grammy®-winning music producer James Fauntleroy brought a “platinum pop star” tribute to Walt’s loveable mouse with a stylish varsity jacket featuring the 100 Years logo and flair paying tribute to Mickey’s own fandom for some of Disney’s most incredible stories. An oversized version of the Mickey statue was unveiled at D23 Expo, the celebration’s kick off, and now D23 Gold Members have the opportunity to bring home the magic with this exquisitely crafted 10-inch statue.D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
Along with the milestone statue, D23 Gold Members have the opportunity to pick the style of their membership card for 2023. There are four unique designs to choose from that celebrate the many different characters and stories that bring the magic to life from across The Walt Disney Company. The card will be given in addition to a commemorative member certificate. The four designs are described as follows:
- Disney – The Disney-inspired card features the stunning silhouettes of Tiana, Baymax, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Stitch, Tinker Bell, Mirabel Madrigal, Maleficent, and Mickey Mouse: The Leader of the Club.
- Pixar – Celebrate the “joy” of Pixar with this card that includes Joy, Buzz Lightyear, WALL-E, Miguel Rivera, Meilin Lee, Kevin, Remy, and Mike Wazowski.
- Star Wars – A galaxy far, far away is just within reach with his card featuring Rey Skywalker, BB-8, Darth Vader, C-3P0, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Ahsoka Tano, and Grogu.
- Marvel – Prepare to assemble with an epic set of heroes including Captain Marvel, Loki, Groot, The Wasp, Iron Man, Thor, and Black Panther.
What do you think of D23’s offerings for Gold Members in 2023? Are you a D23 Gold Member yet? What are you most excited about? What do you think of the Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue? What membership card are you most excited about? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!
Official Details From D23:
Preferred card design must be made at least two (2) days before your D23 Gold Membership plan renewal date. Members who do not select a design by this deadline will receive the Disney-themed D23 Membership Card. More details are available here.
The 2023 D23 Gold Member Collector Set, consisting of the D23 membership card (“Card”), certificate (“Certificate”), and Mickey Mouse “Leader of the Club” Milestone Statue (“Statue”), will be available starting January 1, 2023, for new or renewing D23 Gold Members joining or renewing on either a D23 Gold Membership Individual Plan or D23 Gold Membership Duo Plan (sent to the Primary Member). For new Members, the Card and Certificate will ship 2-4 weeks following enrollment, and the Statue will begin shipping by Spring 2023. For current D23 Gold Members, the Card, Certificate, and Statue will ship after their D23 Gold Membership renewal in 2023, provided that the shipment of the Statue will begin by Spring 2023 or following the D23 Gold Member’s renewal date, whichever is later. Limit one (1) D23 Gold Member Collector Set per membership plan.