Photos: Mattel Exhibit on Die-Cast ‘Cars’ Vehicles Opens at Petersen Automotive Museum

'From Silver Screen to Die-cast: Disney/Pixar Cars Imagined by Mattel' Exhbit at Petersen Automotive Museum

Earlier this week, the iconic Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles, CA unveiled its latest exhibit, ‘From Silver Screen to Die-cast: Disney/Pixar Cars Imagined by Mattel.’

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POP! Vinyl by Funko for Disney Store Series 3 to be Released January, 2012

POP! Vinylmation for Disney Store by Funko, Series 3Continuing on the popular series of vinyl collectible dolls, Funko is preparing to introduce its third series of POP! for Disney Store featuring another assortment of various Disney characters from across all of the film properties.

Series 3, which is anticipated to be released exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com in January 2012, features the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Elastigirl and Edna Mode from Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles, Alien and Zurg from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid and classic characters Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh.

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Barbie Goes ‘Dancing with the Stars’ with Exclusive Prototypes from FAO Schwarz

Barbie 'Dancing with the Stars' Prototypes from FAO SchwarzWondering what to get the Barbie / ‘Dancing with the Stars’ fan in your life this holiday season? Look no further as FAO Schwarz just may have the answer. Keeping in tradition with offering the most exotic and unique experiences in the world of toys, FAO is offering up three prototype Barbie ‘Dancing with the Stars’ dolls from Mattel.

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Mondo to Release ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘The Mad Doctor’ by Tom Whalen

'Pinocchio' and 'The Mad Scientist' by Tom Whalen for MondoIt’s double the Disney collectible fun as Mondo releases two new limited edition prints from artist Tom Whalen on Friday, November 4, 2011.

Pinocchio, which celebrates Walt Disney’s second feature-length animated film, follows in the footsteps of Whalen’s poster for Dumbo. Limited to an edition size of 400, this hand-numbered screen print measures 24″ x 36″ in size and will retail for $50.

Whalen’s The Mad Scientist, which follows in the footsteps of Steamboat Willie, The Wise Little Hen and Mickey’s Service Station, celebrating classic Disney animated shorts, will be limited to an edition size of 370. Also hand-numbered and screen printed, this poster measures 18″ x 24″ in size.

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Disney Gallery to Celebrate Disney Trains in New Exhibit, November 12

'Walt in Train' by NoahThe Disney Gallery located at the base of Main Street, USA at the Disneyland Resort will be playing host to a brand new exhibit celebrating Walt Disney’s legacy, titled ‘All Aboard: A Grand Circle Tour of the Trains of Disney.’ Set to open on November 12, 2011, the exhibit will replace the current one displaying the art of Disney Legend Mary Blair.

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Muppet-Inspired Art Collection from Noah Fine Art to Launch at Disneyland in November

Muppets Collection by NoahAccording to the Disney Insider Blog, the Noah Fine Art Collective will release a new collection of Muppets-inspired artwork, clothing, skate decks and Disney Vinylmation on November 18, 2011 at D-Street located in the Downtown Disney District of the Disneyland Resort.

Noah collaborated with fellow artists Jon Chase and Dez Einswell on the collection which Noah says, ‘allowed each of us to celebrate our favorite characters, and showcase them in non-traditional formats, all while staying true to the personalities of each character and each artist.’

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DisneyStore Disney Princess Designer Dolls Online Sale Info and Direct Links

ALL DOLLS ARE NOW SOLD OUT.

For the unfortunate many who didn’t have the opportunity to pick up the five remaining Disney Princess Designer Doll collection that were released yesterday, I would like to take a moment to extend this gesture as a thank you for the support over the years and provide you with as much information — as well as direct links — to the dolls prior to their online sale today, especially since these dolls have the smallest edition size to date, with only 4,000 each (6,000 for Rapunzel).

Now in the interest of full disclosure, it should be noted that I do normally receive a very small percentage of DisneyStore.com sales that originate from this site and, because I normally don’t receive proper links until a day after items are put up, I would normally simply provide item numbers. However, in this case, I am making an exception, so I ask that, as soon as possible, you just click through to DisneyStore.com via the link here and that will set it up for me so I can attempt to get credit from any sales that stem from here. It won’t cost you any more than just a few seconds of your time and it helps the site out tremendously.

With that out of the way, here’s how the sale will work. A little after 11 am ET today, DisneyStore.com will close down temporarily. It will return online at (or a little after) 12 pm ET/9 am PT, at which point the online supply of dolls will be available.

Here are direct links for the remaining dolls (please try to click this DisneyStore.com link first though!):

Click to show the direct link for the Disney Princess Designer Doll collection ▼

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Disney Animators’ Collection, Pixie Dust Fragrance and Character Ears Now Available Online

Disney Animators' Collection from Disney Store © DisneyThe Disney Animator’s Collection, which we first previewed back in June, is now available for purchase on DisneyStore.com. For more information and to order these holiday must-haves, locate them by typing their respective SKU in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box on DisneyStore.com: Ariel (6070040580053P), Aurora (6070040580052P), Belle (6070040580054P), Cinderella (6070040580051P), Jasmine (6070040580055P), Mulan (6070040580058P), Pocahontas (6070040580056P), Rapunzel (6070040580059P), Snow White (6070040580050P) and Tiana (6070040580057P).

Also now available for purchase is the brand new entry into the Disney Store exclusive line of fragrances, Pixie Dust, which includes an eau de toilette in both spray (6452047841761P) and roll-on (6452047841759P) for the very first time. Also available is a body mist (6452047841764P), body wash (6452047841763P) and a shimmering body lotion (6452047841762P).

Also now available from Disney Theme Parks are several of the new character Mickey Ears including Cheshire Cat (7505002523050P), Cinderella (7505002523053P), Donald Duck (7505002523048P), Dumbo (7505002523049P), Figment (7505002523043P), Minnie Mouse (7505002523047P), Pluto (7505002523052P), Simba (7505002523038P), Tinker Bell (7505002523044P) and Woody (7505002523051P). Additional ears include the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (7505002523039P) and Pirate Princess (7505002522974P).

Lastly of note, is the online availability of the 2011 Epcot International Food and Wine Festival edition of Duffy the Disney Bear (7512002522330P).

Please note that we are aware that many of these items may be reported as sold out by DisneyStore.com, but rest assured this is normal for items that have not yet gone on sale, but are about to soon, so do keep checking.

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Walt Disney World Anniversary Pin Release Information (and How to Get Into Magic Kingdom Early)

Limited Edition 'I Was There' Dangler Pin (LE 1500, $12.95)While the Magic Kingdom will open at 9 am for most folk on October 1st, 2011, for its 40th Anniversary extravaganza, the fortunate folk who managed to secure a pre-opening breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table and Crystal Palace will be happy to know that the privilege is also being extended to those who secure the right to purchase some of the many limited edition pins as well as the very limited number of Anniversary custom Vinylmation figures by Noah.

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Disney Store to Release All Remaining Princess Designer Dolls at Once

In response to backlash stemming from frustrations trying to purchase the limited edition Disney Princess Designer dolls online, Disney Store has announced a new release policy via its Facebook page. The new release policy replaces the one doll per week, online and in-store simultaneous release.

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