Wondering 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.
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.
The 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.
According 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.’
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!):
The 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.
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.
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.
The timeless classic from Walt Disney, Sleeping Beauty, is captured here in the newest entry in the Disney Dreams collection by Thomas Kinkade. As Aurora and Prince Philip frolic in the foreground with Flora, Fauna and Merryweather as danger looms in the background. Clearly any owner of this painting will find themselves in the pink! No, blue! No, pink!
The painting marks the 8th (of potentially 12) 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, Beauty and the Beast Falling in Love and The Lion King.
On September 17, 2011, Disney Store will release three new city-exclusive vinylmation figures, for the New York Times Square, San Francisco Stockton Street and Chicago Michigan Avenue stores. In honor of the releases, the vinylmations’ respective artists, Oskar Mendez (Times Square, Michigan Avenue) and Enrique Pita (Stockton Street) will be making in-store appearances for signings in New York and San Francisco. For the special event, both stores will be opening early, at 8 am local time (the signings will run from 8 am – 11 am). Along with the event, the Disney/Pixar Cars 2 two-figure 3″ Vinylmation set will be available, two days before it becomes available to most Disney Store locations.