They were released to celebrate the 55th Anniversary of the Mickey Mouse Club, and are limited to 1955 pieces each.
Mickey is 14" tall.
Jiminy Cricket is 10 1/4 inches tall.
Each day of the original Mickey Mouse Club featured a different theme.
Monday - Fun with Music
Tuesday - Guest Star
Wednesday - Anything Can Happen
Thursday - Circus
Friday - Talent Round-up
There was an educational series of cartoons on the show as well, one featuring Jiminy Cricket, teaching, and yes, maybe preaching, the proper way to do certain activities. I got this list of the shorts from Wikipedia:
I'm No Fool With A Bicycle (10/06/55)
I'm No Fool With Fire (12/01/55)
I'm No Fool As A Pedestrian (10/08/56)
I'm No Fool with Water (11/15/56)
I'm No Fool Having Fun (12/15/56)
I'm No Fool in a Car (1957)
I'm No Fool in an Emergency (1957)
I'm No Fool in Unsafe Places (1957)
I'm No Fool in Unsafe Places II (1957)
I'm No Fool on Wheels (1957)
I'm No Fool with Safety at School (1957)
I'm No Fool with Electricity (1957)
You'll note the M in I'm and the N in No are chipped. For whatever reason, neither my wife or I really took note if this when we bought them, and, indeed, didn't even notice this until she took these pictures, and they have been sitting in a very prominent spot in our living room for over a year!
Doh! We agreed, we were just too blinded by Jiminy's charm to notice.
They say they were created especially for Disneyland, and we got them at Walt Disney World.
These were the only 2 figures they had left in stock, and were the only 2 we saw throughout our trip, and actually, I've never seen them since, so maybe it was just good fortune we came upon them to begin with?
Both figures were designed by artists Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily.
Please click here and here to see a set of collectible plates designed by this same duo!