It appears that those eager to catch a glimpse of the new ‘Disney Princess Designer Doll Collection’ won’t have to wait until Disney D23 Expo after all. The dolls, which re-imagine all ten Disney princesses as runway fashion models, were scheduled to be unveiled at the Expo next weekend with one princess per week being released at Disney Store locations beginning on Monday, August 22.
Scheduled to make their debut at the 2011 Disney D23 Expo, the Disney Store exclusive Princess Designer Collection brings haute couture to the world of Disney Princesses. Designed by Disney Store artist, the collection consists of all ten princesses, styled and dressed as they might appear walking down the runway at the next great fashion show.
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.
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.
Today, Disney Store celebrated the launch of Kidada for Disney Store, an exclusive collection with celebrity designer and Disney enthusiast, Kidada Jones. The Charming Collection is a mix of apparel, jewelry, a limited edition Vinylmation figure and Wish-a-Littles, Kidada’s design twist on Disney Princess. The Kidada for Disney Store collection is designed to inspire the dreamer in all of us.
“With this classic collection, Kidada brings a unique and whimsical vision to the beloved Disney characters,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. “Disney Store’s reinvention over the last two years has taken us to magical new heights and our collaboration with Kidada Jones is the first of many that will position us as a retail destination where guests will find designer collections and unexpected surprises.”
Ever since DisneyStore.com began teasing the new Kidada Jones for Disney Store collection late last week, the internet has been a-buzz with the Wish-a-Littles and what magic they would bring when they are fully revealed on Wednesday, May 4. Through a little magic of our own, however, we are pleased to bring you this pre-veal of the entire Charming Collection by Kidada as well as other items from the collection including jewelry, tees and tote bags.
Some of the items have already been leaked, such as the 9″ Vinylmation figure which we now know to be limited to an edition size of just 500 pieces. Each figure also comes with a mini bow charm bracelet.
The Royal wedding is less than 48 hours away, and the Disney Princesses are celebrating with updates to their popular Disney Princess Dress-Up: My Sticker Book app!
Just as the wedding day of Kate and William promises to be, the app is a dream world captivating little girls the world over. There’s a royal wedding and a magic carpet ride.
Is your little one entranced by the thought of England’s new princess and what dress she will wear? Then she will marvel at the fully interactive dress up features of the app, including the ability to change outfits, and accessories, add tiaras, and send the royal portrait to friends, family, and fellow princesses!
Just a couple of days ahead of New York’s International Toy Fair, Mattel has previewed just some of its new products for 2011 centering on Disney’s hottest properties: Cars 2 from Disney/Pixar and the Disney Princess collection.
We are pleased to be able to report that we will be on-hand at the show and hope to bring you news on many more great Disney products from Mattel and Fisher-Price soon.
Cars 2 Die-Cast Collectibles
With new cars premiering each month, Mattel continues to produce its popular line of 1:55 die-cast assortment of Cars 2 characters. Here we get a look at Lightning McQueen detailed for the World Grand Prix as well as new characters Finn McMissile and Holly Shiftwell. The die-cast cars retail for $4.99 each.
Be the envy of the fourth grade this Valentine’s Day with new personalized Valentine’s Day cards from Hallmark featuring licensed characters such as Disney Princesses, Disney/Pixar Cars, Peanuts or even use your own photo.
The personalization options extend to the message (degree of personalization varies with the specific card design) which can be modified on both the front and back of the card.
Each sheet of 4 cards measures 5″x7″ and costs $1.29 (volume discounts apply). As a special introductory offer, Hallmark is even offering 25% off its classroom valentines with coupon code CLASS25.
They’ve only been around for about a month, they’re consistently highly rated in customer reviews and best of all, they’re absolutely adorable. They are the 16″ tall Disney Princess Toddler dolls and if you act quickly, you can get them for $10 each, a savings of nearly 60%.
Even if you don’t intend to use them as gifts this holiday season, you should definitely seize this opportunity to stock up on the dolls as future gifts for any occasion. At this price, they simply will not last.
Plus from now through December 8 only, you’ll get free shipping on your entire DisneyStore.com order with any toy purchase using coupon code TOYMANIA, for which these dolls qualify.