The Classics Collection began in 1992 with three scenes, namely Cinderella, Bambi, and Fantasia's Sorcerer Apprentice. Since then, many other series have been introduced. While some of the figurines are limited, others have been retired. Some of these figurines have become popular in the secondary market. The figurines are crafted from porcelain, and the process used is similar to the one for making Hummel figurines. Each piece is molded, joined together, and fired in the oven. After that, the pieces undergo painting and firing again. A mark is etched at the bottom of each figurine, denoting the year in which it was produced. The marks signify important milestones in Disney’s history. Generally, figurines having the first year mark are in demand the most.