Limited Edition Figurines Launched To Celebrate 20 Years Of W&g!

2009 marks the 20th Anniversary of Wallace & Gromit, which began life when creator Nick Park was a student at the National Film and Television School. Robert Harrop Designs, an established figurine designer and manufacturer, were therefore honoured to have been approached by Nick Park and Aardman Animations, to create a collectable range of figurines in celebration of this occasion.
Robert Harrop, the founder of Robert Harrop Designs, had been a great fan of Wallace and Gromit for many years and was delighted to be involved in such a prestigeous project. The collection was designed by Creative Director, Matt Buckley, in close consultation with Nick Park himself and Aardman Animations, the spiritual home of Wallace and Gromit. The figurines were sculpted by Mike Rogers and Simon Boden and one particular preoccupation with Nick Park was the faithful reproduction of the “Thumby" nature of the modelling and the evolution of the characters' appearance over time. It is this sort of detail that is appreciated by their collectors and is sure to add to the future provenance of the collection.

The introductory figurines from ‘A Grand Day Out’ are each a Limited Edition of only 1,000 pieces and include Wallace, Gromit, the Cooker and the Rocket as a clockwork musical box that plays the famous Wallace & Gromit theme tune (Pictured above)! These first four figurines were released in March, alongside a special Gromit figurine for the Good Citizen Dog Scheme, pictured below. As well as being Wallace’s trusty (and long suffering) sidekick, Gromit is also the face of the kennel Club’s Good Citizen Dog Scheme, the largest dog training scheme in the UK.