REVIEW: PANDORA Disney Bambi & Thumper Charms
“Bambi… Yep, I guess that’ll do all right.”
The adorable Bambi and Thumper charms are a beautiful example of the power of friendship and will make a sweet addition to any design.
The adorable PANDORA Disney Bambi (796462) and Thumper (796342) Pendant Charms are captured perfectly and provide a fuzzy, warm feeling of nostalgia. Both charms were released as part of the PANDORA Disney Winter 2017 Collection, yet these simple silver cuties can be worn all year round. As Bambi and Thumper are best friends it would be unkind to separate them and so I will review both the PANDORA Disney Bambi and Thumper charms together.
Close Up: PANDORA Disney Bambi Charm
The PANDORA Disney Bambi Charm is ridiculously cute and the attention to detail is amazing! The charms perfectly depicts a scene from the 1942 version of Bambi; Bambi is practicing saying “bird” when he spies a butterfly and chases it, calling “Bird, bird, bird…” until it lands softly on his tail and Thumper teaches him that it’s not a bird but a butterfly!
Tiny flowers and leaves from the meadow are clustered beneath Bambi’s slender legs and provide a pretty support for his feet. As Bambi is such a svelte creature this stable foundation strengthens the charm and stops it from becoming overly fragile. Bambi’s spotted markings are clearing visible on both front and back of the PANDORA Disney Bambi charm. Good use of oxidisation on the Bambi charm adds depth and brings our favourite fawn to life.
The beauty of the Disney Bambi charm can be appreciated from every angle. In this view the fluttering wings of the butterfly are noticeable and we can enjoy Bambi’s puzzled expression as he looks back to the ‘bird’! From this view, the tuft of Bambi’s hair and his alert little ears are also visible.
I am really pleased that the hallmarks are engraved on the bale and as it stops them from interfering with the creative elements of the charm. The ©Disney hallmark is situated on one side of the charms bale.
On the other side of the bale the ‘PANDORA’ and ‘S925 ALE’ hallmark are engraved. My one small disappointment with the PANDORA Disney Bambi charm is that the centre of the bale has been left plain. Other PANDORA Disney dangle charms such as the Tinker Bell’s Dress charm (792138EN93), have the characters name etched in an elegant script and that extra touch would have completed the Bambi charm perfectly!
Close Up: PANDORA Disney Thumper Charm
As with the Bambi charm, the PANDORA Disney Thumper charm is an exceptional design! Sitting in his typical pose, Thumper’s ears are nestled neatly near to the bale and he is holding his paws up ready for action. The Thumper charm features intricate details such as his fluffy white chest and big bashful eyes.
The PANDORA Disney Thumper charm is slightly chunkier than the Bambi charm, this is partly due to his pose and also the fact that Thumper is a little plump in comparison to Bambi. Therefore it is not necessary to enlarge the charm with a support base beneath Thumper. As with the Bambi charm, the ‘PANDORA’ and ‘S925 ALE’ hallmarks are on one side of the bale of the Disney Thumper charm.
My favourite part of the PANDORA Disney Thumper charm is his cute cotton ball tail! It is clearly visible from the back of the charm, along with Thumper’s puffed out, furry cheeks.
Thumper’s long, strong and loud thumpin’ feet are how his got his name! The pretty paws can be seen underneath the PANDORA Disney Thumper charm and the only missing detail are his pink piggy toes.
Similar to the Bambi charm, the PANDORA Disney Thumper charm has the ‘©Disney’ hallmark tucked away on one side of the charms bale.
Bambi: Four Seasons in One Film
Style 1: Spring
Nearly everybody gets twitterpated in the springtime.
The following Bambi and Thumper stylings are subtle Disney, compared to my recent PANDORA Disney Mickey Love Heart review, which is in your face Disney! The miniature Mickey icons on the clasp of the PANDORA Disney Moments Mickey Bracelet (590731CZ) provide just a dash of Disney in this floral Spring styling.
Springtime flowers fill this design, with the Enchanted Garden Murano (797014) at the centre, the retired Wild Flower Murano (791638CZ) charms on either side and the pretty Pink (791665) and Purple Field of Flowers Murano (791667) charms towards the clasp. The retired Lacewing Butterfly Clips (791256) look splendid as the dance amongst the flowers with the Dreamy Dragonfly (797025CZ) charm. The chunky silver Enchanted Tea Pot (797065CZ) and Spring Bird House (797045) charms from the 2018 Spring Collection, sit opposite each other and the graceful Majestic Swan (791732CZ) and Happy Little Bird (790424) charms complete the Springtime theme.
The lovely Purple Field of Flowers Murano is still available for just £15 in the sale at the PANDORA UK eStore.
Same thing every spring. 'Tweet-tweet, tweet-tweet! Tweet-tweet, tweet-tweet!' Love's sweet song. Hm! Pain in the pinfeathers, I call it!
Style 2: Summer
Eating greens is a special treat, It makes long ears and great big feet. But it sure is awful stuff to eat.
PANDORA Leather Bracelets are wonderful for the hot Summer months as they are both lightweight and colourful. I picked the Honeysuckle Pink Double Leather Bracelet (590734CHP-D) to create a warm, vibrant background for my Summer design. PANDORA recommend only wearing between 5-7 charms on their PANDORA Leather Bracelets which is why this is a simple styling using just 5 charms.
The soft rose pink of the Magnolia Bloom (792087PCZ) charm serves as a calming contrast against the hot pink of the Leather Bracelet and it’s glistening purple cubic zirconia stone contributes a drop of glamour. As the butterfly scene is one of my favourites from Bambi, the Pink Fluttering Butterflies (791483EN68) charm is ideal for this summery design. It’s delicate pastel enamel is complimented with the sweet, shimmering Pink Petite Facet (791499PCZ) charm.
'He can call me a flower if he wants to; I don't mind.' Bambi: 'Purty. Purty flower!'
Style 3: Autumn
If you can't say something nice... don't say nothin' at all.
Autumn is my favourite of all the seasons as I love the leaves changing colour to golden browns and rusty reds. I also enjoy jumping in the crisp fallen leaves, although I am wary of hidden spiders that are ready to give me a fright! In this Autumn styling I combined PANDORA Rose, PANDORA Shine and silver together to represent the seasons shades. Using the PANDORA Rose Heart Clasp Bracelet (580719), I positioned the Bambi and Thumper charms at opposing sides and used the gorgeous PANDORA Shine Sweet as Honey Pendant (767044CZ) as a centre piece. For more styling inspiration with this charm you can read our review here.
The dusky rose colour of the Fascinating Blush Crystals (791729NBP) look stunning alongside the PANDORA Rose charms and highlight the tiny pink Topaz gem stones on the Celtic Circles Charm (750811TPK). The Rose (796327EN145) and Golden Glitter Ball (796327EN146) charms blend effortlessly with the PANDORA Rose and Shine jewellery. If like me, you only have a small section of PANDORA Rose and Shine charms, at $35 USD / £25 each they are great as ‘filler’ charms. To read our review on all three Glitter Ball charms, click here.
I'm thumpin! That's why they call me Thumper!
Style 4: Winter
Great Prince of the Forest: 'Your mother can't be with you anymore.' Bambi: Closes his eyes and bow's his head as a single tear comes out of his eye.
Whenever I think of Winter I think of the colour blue, perhaps because it is the colour my hands turn when I get cold! Various hues of blue are scattered throughout the design, from the cool blue of the Ice Drops Murano (796365CZB), to the midnight blue of the Celestial Mosaic (796400MMB) charm. Balance is also provided with the Bambi and Thumper charms on either side and the handsome Enchanted Heart Tassel (797037) hanging at the middle point.
I decided to use the PANDORA Signature Pavé Clasp Bracelet (590723CZ) with its encrusted clear stones to create a cool icy feel. Gleaming charms such as the PANDORA Disney Frozen Snowflake (791563CZ), Heart of Winter (791996CZ) and Illuminating Stars (796373CZ) echo frosty icicles and snowfall.
Whatcha doin'? Hibernatin'?
My verdict on the PANDORA Disney Bambi and Thumper charms? My heart's thumpin'
PANDORA Disney Bambi & Thumper Pendant Charms
The level of detail of both charms is wonderful and I have given them 10/10 for design, yet as they are quite small they don’t really have much of a wow factor. Although their design is beautiful, they are perhaps a little over priced for their size. The four bracelet designs in the review prove that they are very versatile and suit multiple settings. Plus as they are pendant charms they can also be worn simply on a necklace chain!
What do you think about the PANDORA Disney Bambi and Thumper charms? Are they on your wish list? Are you excited about the upcoming new version of Disney’s Bambi? Share your views in the comments below…