no images were foundRecently I had the opportunity to meet with Disney Store as part of the Disney Consumer Products holiday preview and get a first look at some of the new and exciting items coming this fall exclusively to Disney Store and DisneyStore.com. The two major franchises to expect more of in the holiday season at Disney Store are Disney Princesses and Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2, both of which will be offering some amazing limited edition items that any fan will be sure to appreciate.
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Building on the tremendous success of the Tiana and Rapunzel toddler dolls over the past two years, Disney Store has taken a giant leap forward with the ‘Disney Animators’ Collection,’ so named because they enlisted the services of two of Disney’s leading animators — Mark Henn and Glen Keane. The end result of nearly a year’s worth of work is one of the most gorgeous sets of dolls imaginable aimed at both the children’s toy market as well as the adult collector.
The limited edition 6-piece replica set of the Winnie the Pooh plush used for the live-action opening sequence of Winnie the Pooh is now available for purchase on DisneyStore.com. The plush represents the real-life set of toys owned by Christopher Robin Milne which inspired the stories loved by generations (Rabbit and Owl were of A.A. Milne’s own creation and did not have respective plush).
Each plush is made of a special fabric that gives it a unique, worn-out feel and has articulated joints. The set comes in a canvas bag which features the Winnie the Pooh logo, along with a certificate of authenticity. It’s limited to a production size of just 300 pieces and retails for $299.95
For more information and to order, visit DisneyStore.com. There is an enforced limit of 2 per order.
Later this week, we’ll be spending some time with Disney animator Mark Henn who has served as supervising animator for most of Disney’s most memorable characters over the past few decades, including all of the modern Disney princesses through Tiana. Now Henn, along with Glenn Keane, who was supervising animator for Rapunzel, have teamed together to design a brand new of collectible dolls available exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com, appropriately titled the ‘Disney Animators’ Collection.’
In doing some routine research for our upcoming conversation with Henn, we managed to stumble upon this photo of the collection recently posted on Flickr, where the poster also mentioned the dolls have a price tag of $24.50 each.
D23 Expo attendees who have purchased tickets at the sorcerer ($1000) and premiere ($500) package levels are now being invited by email to either outright pre-purchase D23 Expo special merchandise, Dream Store merchandise and other merchandise via Random Selection Process (RSP). For those that are eligible, the sales begin later today.
However, for those who do not qualify for the pre-sales, this is still a valuable opportunity to do some window shopping ahead of the Dream Store opening at the D23 Expo on August 19, 2011. For example, pictured to the left is the official D23 Expo 3″ vinylmation figure designed by Maria Clapsis. It’s limited to an edition size of 4800 pieces and retails for $13.95.
The 9″ Gothy and Cheery Vinylmation figures from the Disney Store exclusive Cutesters Like You collection are now available for purchase online at DisneyStore.com. Each figure is limited to an edition size of 650 pieces and online guests are limited to 2 items per order.
To purchase the figures, visit DisneyStore.com and, in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box, type in 202501P for Gothy and 202502P for Cheery.
Also available online today is a selection of Disney theme park merchandise for Ariel’s Undersea Adventure at Disney’s California Adventure. Hats, clothing, bags, keychains, cups and other items are now available, presumably for a limited time. To find these items, visit DisneyStore.com and type in ‘undersea’ in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box.
Bursting with D23-themed merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Park Merchandise, the Dream Store returns to D23 Expo 2011 with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired art and collectibles to classic character collections featuring such beloved characters as Mickey Mouse and Dumbo among others, the D23 Expo Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true. Highlights include:
D23 Expo Logo Merchandise will allow D23 fans to take home a piece of the magic from this year’s D23 Expo, with an assortment of merchandise including apparel, headwear, pins, and Vinylmation™. The heart of this collection is the official logo of the D23 Expo 2011.
New Entertainment Earth arrivals for June 18, 2011
Below is a list of new items now available for purchase at Entertainment Earth. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on Entertainment Earth in another window.
Announced to be released today at D-Street at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, half of the open edition Vinylmation Bakery series by artist Susan Foy have found their way online at DisneyStore.com.
The 3″ figures retail for $11.95 each and feature ‘detachable frosting’ which allows the face of the respective character to be revealed. There are six figures in all, but only three are currently available online. There is no indication when Mickey Mouse, Mickey Confetti and Cheshire Cat will be available online, but for those interested in purchasing the ones that are available, simply visit DisneyStore.com and, in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box, type in ‘400002281146P’ for Minnie Mouse, ‘400002281177P’ for Marie and/or ‘400002281160P’ for Tinker Bell.
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Last month, we told you about a new line of vinyl collectible dolls being produced exclusively for Disney Store by Funko. The line, whose first series consists of a unique take on twelve classic Disney and Disney/Pixar toons, sees its official release tomorrow, May 30, both at Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com.