Proving there is no product in this universe safe from the attraction of the Disney brand, Panasonic’s Sanyo will be introducing Disney-inspired NiMH rechargeable batteries this March in Japan. Marketed under the banner of Walt Disney’s 110th Anniversary, the collectible batteries will be available in both Mickey and Minnie styles as well as a collection highlighting several popular Disney characters in a hand-drawn, kawaii style.
Via its official Facebook page, Disney Store has previewed its next limited edition doll, Rapunzel in her wedding dress from the short Tangled Ever After which recently premiered in theaters alongside Beauty and the Beast 3D.
The doll will be released in-store and online on March 28 and is limited to an edition size of 8,000 pieces. Pre-orders are set to begin on February 21. The doll will retail for $99.50.
For more information and photos, including a close-up of Rapunzel’s face, visit Disney Store on Facebook.
After making full-scale prop replicas and collectibles for some of the most iconic science-fiction, fantasy and action franchises of all time, eFX Inc. announced today that it will unveil an all-new line based on film and comics characters in the Marvel Universe.
eFX, which has acquired worldwide rights to create Marvel collectibles, plans to reveal its new line of Marvel collectibles in the first quarter of 2012, and to display the first collectible prop replicas from the upcoming Marvel film The Avengers at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, from March 16 to March 18.
Swarovski has literally gone to the dogs with this out of the world crystal figurine of Stitch, from Disney’s Lilo & Stitch. The irresistibly cute figurine consists of faceted Medium Sapphire Satin crystal and features Jet crystal eyes and a Dark Sapphire crystal nose. His inner ears are printed in violet with a special chrome effect. He measures 3 1/8 x 3 5/16 and retails for $325.
Included with the figurine is a surfboard title plaque in Crystal Golden Shadow features the words Disney’s Stitch in black print.
For more information as well as to view the figurine in 360 degrees, visit Swarovski.com.
Earlier today, the official Disney Parks blog offered a first look at some of the new merchandise that will be available aboard the Disney Cruise Line Disney Fantasy for her Maiden Voyage and Inaugural Voyage Season. We are now pleased to bring you a first look at the limited edition items that will be available only to those sailing on the maiden voyage.
DisneyStore.com today unveiled a whole new line of collectibles titled ‘Cutesations.’ Consisting of 5″ plush, Cutesations are series of 8 related plush, blind-boxed (a la Vinylmation). The inaugural series is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and consists of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Like Vinylmation, Cutesations are blind-boxed so you never know which one you’ll get, but unlike Vinylmation, they cost just $6.50 each. There also seems to appear no tray option, but rather a collectible plush stand (a mushroom in this case) which is only available as part of the complete set, for a premium — $79.50, which places the value of the mushroom stand and the guarantee of a complete set at nearly $30. Cutesations are available exclusively at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store retail locations.
Also being released today from DisneyStore.com is (most of) POP! Vinyl Series 3 by Funko for Disney Store as well as a new line of fashion items (mostly girls’ tees) inspired by entries in the collection such as Woody, Tinker Bell and Snow White.
To find these items, visit DisneyStore.com and in the ‘what are you searching for?’ box, enter in CUTESATIONS or POP.
Two-Gun Mickey features both Mickey Mouse and Pegleg Pete and pays tribute to the 1934 classic short in which Minnie makes a large withdrawal from the town bank and runs into Pete and his gang. It’s then up to cowboy Mickey to ride in and save the day.
The 18″x24″ screen print will retail for $45 and will be limited a print run of just 370 pieces.
Funko, who counts Disney Store amongst its licensors, recently teased a spin-off of its popular POP! Disney Vinyl collection on the popular fan-based FunkoFanatic forums. Here, Maleficent is seen in three different sizes (the same photo using Mickey Mouse as an example was also posted).
No timeframe for their release has been offered, but according to Funko, the mini collection will consist of only a percentage of the figures released and they will be available only as themed 2-packs (or possibly 3- and 4-packs).
As previously reported, wave three (of at least four) of the popular collectible series will be available exclusively at Disney Store beginning in January 2012.
Precious Moments has released a slew of new additions to its Disney Showcase Collection including several inspired by Disney/Pixar properties. Pictured here is one of their best-sellers, ‘Keeping it Wheel‘ featuring Lightning McQueen from Cars.
Other Pixar-inspired entries include Ride Like the Wind Bullseye, Yodel-Ay-Hee-Ho I Sure Like You and To Infinity and Beyond from Toy Story and Everything Is Less Scary With A Friend from Monsters, Inc.
You’ll also find several other new Disney-inspired figurines including those inspired by Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Disney Princesses, Peter Pan and much more. To find them, just search for Disney in the search box (at this time, not all of them show up in the Disney category). Most can even be personalized for a nominal charge.
Earlier this week, Vault 28, the Disney-branded contemporary fashion shop located in the Downtown Disney district of Disneyland launched its online shop via DisneyStore.com. Available at launch is the newly released Villains collection by Noah, the showpiece of which is the online-exclusive, made-to-order Maleficent 9″ Vinylmation, seen here.
On the exclusive Vinylmation figure, Maleficent is depicted in her guise as a fire-breathing dragon. Each piece is hand-painted and signed by the artist. The base coat is a blue-purple metallic flake with vivid lime green flames to accent Maleficent’s fiery attitude. While not limited to a specific production size due, the figure is available for a very limited time.
Maleficent also inspired a painting which is featured in a limited edition giclee as well as a women’s tee as are Cruelle de Vil (giclee / tee), Ursula (giclee / tee) and the Evil Queen (giclee / tee / long sleeve)