Vinylmation to Release Limited Edition Mouse Ears, March 18

Limited Edition Viking and Gumball Machine Mouse Ears by VinylmationInspired by two of the figures from the upcoming Urban Series 6 Vinylmation, Disney Design Group will be releasing two unique, limited edition mouse ears at D-Street at the Downtown Disney Districts at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on March 18, 2011.

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Vinylmation Announces 9″/1.5″ Combos for Disney Villains Series 1

Vinylmation Disney Villains 9" and 1 1/2" figuresVia its official blog, Disney Design Group’s Vinylmation has announced a new limited edition collection of Disney Villains #1 9″ + 1.5″ figure combos. Limited to just 700 pieces with a retail price of $59.95 each, the collection features: 9″ Jumba with 1.5″ Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, designed by Dan Beltran; 9″ Julius with 1.5″ Mickey Mouse from Runaway Brain, designed by Gerald Mendez; and 9″ Maleficent with 1.5″ Aurora, designed by Oskar Mendez.

The figures are each designed by Disney Store artists and will be available exclusively at select Disney Store locations as well as DisneyStore.com with an anticipated release date of March 21, 2011.

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Mondo to Release Limited Edition ‘Steamboat Willie’ Poster by Tom Whalen, February 25

'Steamboat Willie' by Tom WhalenEarlier today, Mondo, the collectible art boutique arm of the Alamo Drafthouse cinema-eatery, unveiled this gorgeous poster by artist Tom Whalen celebrating the 1928 debut of Mickey Mouse, Steamboat Willie. Mickey Mouse is prominently featured as Steamboat Willie himself and flanked by Steamboat Minnie and Steamboat Pete.

The 18″x24″ poster features metallic inks and will be limited to an edition size of just 200 pieces. It will go on sale on Friday, February 25, 2011 at an unspecified time and retail for $40. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the sale announcement.

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Vinylmation Remembers Toontown Fair, Disney Afternoon in February 25 Releases

Vinylmation Park Series 5 9" Goofy's BarnstormerIt’s been eons since the closure of Mickey’s Toontown Fair at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and it will surely be a few days before it’s forgotten — strike that, reverse it. Fortunately Disney Design Group has hearkened back to days of yore at Toontown’s Wiseacre Farms and will soon release its Park Series 5 9″ figure that pays homage to Goofy’s Barnstormer. The figure is set to be released at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts on February 25.

It can also be ordered online.

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Ink & Paint Cel Release for ‘Look What I Got!’ Featuring Snow White and Dwarfs at Disney’s Hollywood Studios March 12

'Look What I Got!' Ink and Paint CelOn Saturday, March 12, 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 Look What I Got! entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs enjoy some confectionery creations from Sweet Spells located on Sunset Boulevard in the Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park. Look What I Got! is also the first entry in the Ink & Paint Cel Series to feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

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D23 Members Invited to Preview ‘Cars 2′ at NYC Toy Fair Event with Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer

On Monday, February 14 at 10 am, Disney Consumer Products is inviting a limited number of D23 members to attend a special Disney/Pixar Cars 2 event at Chelsea Piers in New York City in conjunction with the International Toy Fair.

Guests will be one of the first to preview new clips from the movie as well as check out some of the merchandise that will be coming out later this year in support of the movie. In addition, a panel featuring talent from the film including Michael Caine (Finn McMissile) and Emily Mortimer (Holley Shiftwell) will be onhand to commemorate the event.

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Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Available to Own March 29, 2011; Limited Edition Deluxe Rapunzel Doll Available for Pre-Order

Limited Edition Rapunzel Doll from Disney StoreDisney Store has now begun accepting pre-orders for Tangled, which will be available to own on March 29, 2011. The official site now offers the 3D Blu-ray/BD/DVD/Digital File combo edition, the Blu-ray/DVD combo edition and the DVD edition, however only the Blu-ray/DVD combo pack offers an online-only pre-order bonus of a set of four lithographs plus the ability to save up to $20 on a future purchase.

For details on bonus features, see our original report on the pre-release success of the film.

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Disney Vinylmation Villains Series #1 to be Released Exclusively at Disney Store January 31

As we announced yesterday via twitter, Disney Design Group today confirmed the release of its Vinylmation Villains Series #1 will be taking place on January 31, 2011. The edition is exclusive to Disney Store, so it will only be available at Disney Store locations that sell Vinylmation as well as likely to become available online. You can view all of the figures from the series as well as the chaser here.

Captain Peg-Leg Pete by Enrique Pita from Disney Vinylmation Villains Series 1In related news, D-Street at the Disneyland Resort will be releasing its 55th anniversary 9″ figure for Fantasyland on January 21, followed by the figure representing Frontierland on January 28.

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SHAG to Make First Ever Walt Disney World Appearance to Promote Anniversary Art

'Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary' by SHAGOn January 31, 2011, popular artist SHAG will make his first ever appearance at Walt Disney World to preview his upcoming artwork commissioned for the 40th anniversary of the Resort.

For two hours only, from 12 pm – 2 pm, guests visiting the Main Street Gallery in the Magic Kingdom will have the opportunity to preview the new collection and purchase a special limited run deluxe print of SHAG’s ‘Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary’ which features the Resort’s icons as they were in 1971 in SHAG’s unique style. The print measures 16×20″, is double-matted and will retail for $35.

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Disney Pook-A-Looz Go Plastic in New Vinyl Collection from MINDstyle

Pook-a-looz Vinyl Collectibles from MINDstyleThroughout this past week, MINDstyle has teased its upcoming release of Disney Pook-A-Looz Vinyl Adult Toy Collectibles (ATC), Series 1. Unfortunately, not much information was provided on the collection other than the partial images of Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio and Pluto seen here (although the MINDstyle blog referred to Pluto as Goofy, so that may be another hint).

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