Listen up, soldiers: the kitten whispers and tickle fights stop now. With one of the smallest production runs outside of its 25th Anniversary collection, Disney Store is now offering a 17″ collector’s doll version of Sergeant Tamora Jean Calhoun. Already equipped with the most tragic backstory ever, this faithful replica of the new character voiced by Jane Lynch as seen in the ‘Hero’s Duty’ game in Wreck-It Ralph is limited to an edition size of just 1000 pieces.
eFX Collectibles has announced that as of today, it is selling replicas of the touring posters seen in Marvel’s Captain America: The First Avenger. The posters are created direct from digital files used in the film, measure 25″x36″ and are printed on archival, acid-free paper and are available for $20 each.
Beginning October 16, eFX will also be making its series of Captain America trading cards from Marvel’s The Avengers available. There will be two separate sets of trading cards available: the ‘near-mint’ collection which Agent Phil Coulson shows to CA to get signed and a post-incident bloody version of the cards, complete with certificate of authenticity.
The official StarWarsCelebration.com website for Celebration VI, being held August 23 – 26, 2012 at the Orange County convention center in Orlando, FL has been updated with participation information from Disney Parks and Resorts.
In addition to anticipated items such as new Droid Factory pieces and the second series of Star Wars Vinylmation, Disney Theme Park merchandise (booth 331) has announced at least two show exclusives (pictured above). The Princess Leia Hologram Vinylmation figure is a show-exclusive variant, limited to an edition size of 2,500 pieces and retails for $18.95. Also available will be a limited edition die-cast set celebrating the 25th anniversary of Star Tours. The set features both the Starspeeder 3000 and the Starspeeder 1000 and will be priced at 19.95.
Disney D23, the official fan club for The Walt Disney Company, today announced the availability of a new 99 card series of trading cards celebrating the rich animation history of the Walt Disney Studios.
Each pack contains eight cards measuring 3″ x 4.5″ as well as a limited-edition, numbered mini-lithograph, described as a sericel-inspired translucent card. Packs also contain a special ‘Behind the Scenes with Becky Cline’ card which includes facts pulled from the Disney Studios Archive by Cline, the Archives Director.
Disney Store today began launching its Cinderella Premiere Collection in honor of the diamond edition Cinderella blu-ray being released later this year. The showpiece of the collection, as has become recent tradition, is the gorgeous Limited Edition Cinderella doll, which is now available for pre-order to own on October 2, 2012.
Limited to just 5,000 dolls, the Cinderella doll includes a certificate of authenticity and features a satin bodice covered with rhinestones, full peplum with layers of tulle and organza detailed with rhinestones, ebony bead choker, opera gloves dotted with silver rhinestones and a glittering headband with hair clip. For more information or to pre-order the doll, click here.
Amid a sea of smiles, the U.S. Postal Service celebrated the issuance of 125 million new stamps today featuring popular Disney/Pixar characters. The Mail a Smile Forever stamps official First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony took place at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.
Available nationwide today, all 125 million stamps can be purchased online at usps.com/shop, by calling 1-800-STAMP-24 (1-800-782-6724) or by visiting Post Offices.
“These delightful stamps lift spirits and touch hearts and remind us that when it comes to connecting with loved ones, technology is no match for the mail,” said Jo Ann Feindt, Postal Service Southern Area vice president, in dedicating the stamps as part of the resort’s grand opening.
Via the unofficial Funko fan forum, Funko recently previewed all of its characters for its upcoming series 4 of the popular Disney POP! line. Included in this set are: Sorcerer Mickey and Chernabog from Disney’s Fantasia; Goofy and Tigger; Oogie Boogie and the Mayor from Nightmare Before Christmas; Cinderella; Evil Queen and Grumpy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs; Wall*E and EVE; and Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean.
On Saturday, June 23, join Disney Ink and Paint Artists: Erin Magill, Theodora M. DeLaney, David Rippberger, Lynn Rippberger and Sharon K. Vincent as they celebrate the premiere of the Tailor Made entry into the Ink and Paint Cel series. In the cel, Donald Duck directs the cast of Mickey and Minnie at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as they recreate a scene from the 1938 animated short, Walt Disney’s Brave Little Tailor.
The 24″x36″ screen print will retail for $50 and will be limited a print run of just 540 pieces, although it is unclear if all will be made available online as they allude to a film screening being held later in the month.
It will go on sale tomorrow, May 10, at MondoTees.com at a random time. Those interested in purchasing the poster are advised to follow @MondoNews on Twitter for the on-sale announcement as the Mondo prints have been known to sell out completely in seconds.
What do you get the Star Wars fan that has everything? Studios Central is reporting that Star Wars Weekends (weekends May 18 through June 10, 2012 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios) will be offering a ‘Carbon Freeze Me’ opportunity in which guests can be digitally scanned to produce a likeness of themselves frozen in carbonite.
The site reports the experience will be offered inside ‘Sounds Dangerous’ and will cost $99.95. The final product will be delivered via mail within 3 – 4 weeks.