Whilst on vacation at Walt Disney World in 1978, John Lamouranne was inspired to paint an egg for his daughter for Easter, portraying images such as the Monorail, the Contemporary Resort, Cinderella Castle and Disney characters. After honing his new craft, he made the natural leap to crafting whole bodies of personalities using eggs as his base as his art. Today, he is known as the ‘Egg Man.’
Earlier today, Disney Parks announced just some of the new merchandise coming to the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts this summer in anticipation of the grand opening of ‘Star Tours: The Adventures Continue’ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (May 20) and Disneyland (June 3). Although some Annual Passholder exclusive merchandise was mentioned and hinted at (and shown in one case), here is additional information on the passholder exclusives:
Limited to an edition size of 2000, this Walt Disney World Annual passholder exclusive Star Tours 2 pin features a hinged door that, when closed, shows the Star Tours logo, and the Starspeeder 1000 when opened. It will retail for 15.95
The DisneyStore.com online exclusive of the limited edition Vinylmation Urban Series 6 9″ Gumball Machine with 3″ Kid designed by Caley Hicks and Maria Clapsis respectively is now available for purchase online. Limited to 1,000 pieces total, the combo set retails for $74.95 and can be found by visiting DisneyStore.com and searching for item number 400000978246P.
Also available online beginning today are Muppets Series #2 (400002268123P for 3″ blind pack or 424002268123P for a tray) and the open box Sea Creatures series:
- Blacktip Reef Shark – 400002265986P
- Brain Coral – 400002265887P
- Dolphin – 400002265900P
- Giant Octopus – 400002265931P
- Hawksbill Sea Turtle – 400002265962P
- Humpback Whale – 400002265917P
- Lion’s Mane Jellyfish – 400002265924P
- Maine Lobster – 400002265993P
- Powder Blue Surgeon Fish – 400002265979P
- Puffer Fish – 400002265948P
- Raccoon Butterfly Fish – 400002265894P
- Spotted Eagle Ray – 400002265955P
We’ll have more details and items in our daily update of DisneyStore.com additions tomorrow, but for now, we thought you might be interested in checking out some of the brand new merchandise for Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 available to own today from DisneyStore.com.
Both old friends and new are represented in Disney Store’s famous small plus line (ranging in 7″ – 9″ in size) which sell for $12.50 each or 2 for $20. For more information or to order any of them listed below, simply visit DisneyStore.com and enter the item numbers listed below in the ‘What are you looking for?’ search box at the top.
- Lightning McQueen (202129P)
- Fillmore (202273P)
- Tow Mater (202147P)
- Luigi (202271P)
- Guido (202272P)
- Finn McMissile (202275P)
- Holley Shiftwell (202276P)
Die-cast figures currently available include Sarge (202068P) and Francesco Bernoulli (202041P). Other items include kids’ tees (105143M, 105144M, 105146M, 105147M, 105142M, 105145M), men’s tees (105184M and 105182MS), the Tokyo Spin Out play set from Mattel (202307P) and more. Explore the site or check here tomorrow for a complete list of all of the new Cars 2 merchandise available today.
The painting marks the 7th entry into Kinkade’s ‘Disney Dreams’ series which includes previous releases Snow White Discovers the Cottage, Pinocchio Wishes Upon A Star, Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland, Cinderella Wishes Upon A Dream, Bambi’s First Year and Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love.
Kinkade’s tributes to Disney will also be featured in a 2012 wall calendar now available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
On Saturday, June 18, join Disney Design Group Artist Costa Alavezos and Disney Ink and Paint Artists: James Bonserio, Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Ka-chow! entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater and pals make their on-stage debut in the popular stunt show attraction, ‘Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show.’ Ka-chow! is also the first entry in the Ink & Paint Cel Series to feature the characters of Disney/Pixar’s Cars.
In an email last night to mailing list subscribers, eFX provided this first look at the replica of the original TRON helmet they’re currently developing. The included image, pictured here, compares the the helmet as seen in the film to the replica being created from eFX.
In related news, eFX has announced that their 4′ replica of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea has been approved by Disney and will begin shipping in summer. The production is limited to 500 pieces worldwide and is currently being accepted for pre-order ($500 deposit required) up until April 30. The total price for the Nautilus is $1799 (or $1699 for Disney D23 members). For photos and additional information, see the order page.
Barry Diesel loves Dinoco oil. He starts his day off with Dinoco’s Extreme Octane to give him that extra kick in the bumper, and then it’s gallon after gallon of Dinoco Regular to keep him running smooth all day. However, his wife thinks it’s about time Barry switched to Dinoco Light.
Barry will sell for $25 and will be limited to a maximum of 10 per order. For more information and to purchase Barry when he becomes available, visit MattyCollector.com.
Leveraging an existing Marvel licensing deal, Funko will be producing a line of Disney-inspired vinyl collectible dolls for its new POP! line.
Series 1 includes Mickey Mouse, Woody & Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Sulley & Mike Wazowski from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket from Disney’s Pinocchio, Snow White, Maleficent, Tinker Bell, Cruella de Vil and Stitch. Series two is expected to include Lotso, Belle, Beast, The Incredibles, Boo, Jack Skellington, Minnie Mouse amongst others, according to a report from Pixar Talk. Each figure is approximately 4″ tall.
On this year’s Record Store Day (April 16), Walt Disney Records will release a limited edition 10″ vinyl record titled Translucence which features 4 songs from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack by Daft Punk: ‘Derezzed, ‘TRON: Legacy,’ ‘End of Line’ and ‘Castor.’
The record, designed to look like an identity disc from the films will be available in red, orange and yellow colors and will be packaged as shown, so the record will be on complete display. It’s expected to retail for about $15.