You're about to get your chance.
Through the online home-design shop One Kings Lane, Disney is selling real-life movie props from the set of its huge new release, "Maleficent." The film opens today, starring Angelina Jolie as the eponymous villain (in case you've been in an enchanted sleep yourself).
This is the first time Walt Disney Studios has ever sold set pieces from a current release -- and it's not outside the realm of possibility that the items will increase in value. The market for Disney collectibles is robust, so much so that it has its own name ("Disneyana") and a whole category of its own under eBay's Collectibles section, the only brand with such a distinction. (Click here or on a photo for a gallery of items for sale and images from the red carpet.)
One Kings Lane told Yahoo Homes that it's been working on the sale for more than a year, offering 150 one-of-a-kind items from the movie set -- embroidered cushions fit for a slumbering princess, elaborate wooden trunks, etc. -- at prices that will start under $100.
“Fans of the film and its exquisite interiors are in for a treat with these rare pieces, and we’re delighted to be the only retailer to offer them,” Susan Feldman, One Kings Lane chief merchandising officer and co-founder, said in a news release. “The array of beautiful product truly captures the fantasy and marvel that is 'Maleficent.'”
Oscar-nominated art director Lee Sandales, who worked on "Maleficent," added: "We formed an eccentric mix of chaos and fun. As set designers we tell a story with scenery. The bold vision of 'Maleficent' has allowed us to imagine a whole fantastical world."
Coinciding with the movie's opening day, the sale launches at 8 a.m. Pacific/11 a.m. Eastern today at OneKingsLane.com.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Disney's ties with the Boys & Girls Clubs goes back a long way: Walt Disney himself starred in a public service announcement for the organization decades ago.
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