Third time and every other time’s the charm for Mondo and Tom Whalen. Mickey’s Service Station pays homages to the 1935 classic short in which Pegleg Pete (who sports the pegleg for his last time) drops his car off at Mickey’s service station to find the source of the squeaky part — in under ten minutes of course.
Promising more details on the official Disney Parks blog soon, the Disneyland Resort has announced that on June 25, 2011 from 9 am – 11 am, internationally renown custom car designer and builder Chip Foose will be on hand at The Disney Gallery to celebrate the release of his art inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Cars.
Foose will release four paintings which include characters from the films such as Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, Doc, Ramone and Flo enjoying the sites of the Disneyland theme park. The images will be available to purchase in a variety of formats including original art, limited edition giclees and deluxe prints. Also debuting will be two hand-painted custom Vinylmation™ figures featuring the artwork of Chip Foose.
Possibly exchanging fradulent Disney Pins for cigarettes, the Associated Press is reporting that Robert Smyrak, 52, of Anaheim, California and Larry Allred , 57, of Walnut, California were charged yesterday in Orange County for importing counterfeit goods in the form of Disney pins.
According to prosecutors, the two intended to sell approximately $2 Million dollars worth of fake Disney pins that they had commissioned to be made in China, then selling the fraudulent goods as genuine pins on eBay. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers learned of the scheme back in February when they intercepted a package addressed to Smyrak containing more than 150 pounds of pins.
Today, Disney Store celebrated the launch of Kidada for Disney Store, an exclusive collection with celebrity designer and Disney enthusiast, Kidada Jones. The Charming Collection is a mix of apparel, jewelry, a limited edition Vinylmation figure and Wish-a-Littles, Kidada’s design twist on Disney Princess. The Kidada for Disney Store collection is designed to inspire the dreamer in all of us.
“With this classic collection, Kidada brings a unique and whimsical vision to the beloved Disney characters,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. “Disney Store’s reinvention over the last two years has taken us to magical new heights and our collaboration with Kidada Jones is the first of many that will position us as a retail destination where guests will find designer collections and unexpected surprises.”
Created in partnership with Sideshow Collectibles, this 18″x24″ follow-up to the Steamboat Willie print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 325 pieces.
It will go on sale this Thursday, May 5, 2011 at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.
Ever since DisneyStore.com began teasing the new Kidada Jones for Disney Store collection late last week, the internet has been a-buzz with the Wish-a-Littles and what magic they would bring when they are fully revealed on Wednesday, May 4. Through a little magic of our own, however, we are pleased to bring you this pre-veal of the entire Charming Collection by Kidada as well as other items from the collection including jewelry, tees and tote bags.
According to Melt Comics, this is a 9″ vinylmation designed by Kidada Jones for Disney store. Aside from Minnie Mouse peeking through a porthole and a portion of a porthole ‘below’ the feet, the vinylmation appears to represent something edible complete with sprinkles and heart shaped candies.
According to the site, this figure will be released exclusively at the Disney Store Times Square in New York City on May 4. Disney Store President Jim Fielding has added via twitter that the collection itself will be available online and at five Disney Store locations, one of which being Times Square. No additional information has been provided at this time.
Considered some of the most benevolent persons on this great planet, as well as being modest to levels extreme, we concede that the only forgivable reason for chopping a princess in half is to count her rings and determine her true age. That said, we couldn’t help but notice that on May 10, Disney Consumer Products is giving away a Snow White figure by Kidada (a.k.a. the Wish A Littles) and that her body is trimmer than usual as she is pictured.
The limited edition Vinylmation Sushi set designed by Thomas Scott is now available for purchase online. Limited to 2,500 pieces total, the set which consists of six 3″ figures and 2 Vinylmation Jr. figures retails for $99.95 and can be found by visiting DisneyStore.com and searching for item number 400000963297P.
Items included with the set are:
- 3” Shrimp
- 3” California Roll
- 3” Unagi
- 3” Salmon Roe
- 3” Tuna
- 3” Salmon
- 1 1/2” Ginger
- 1 1/2” Wasabi
In addition to the new release, DisneyStore.com is celebrating World Wish Day by donating 5% of all sales (up to $50,000) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as offering free shipping with coupon code WISH
New Entertainment Earth arrivals for April 26, 2011
Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Entertainment Earth. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Entertainment Earth in another window.
Note that this list is generated and posted automatically. Stitch Kingdom should not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, misinformation or item availability.