Kidada ‘Wish A Littles’ Secret Betrayed by the Disney Princesses?

Kidada 'Wish A Little' Figures with Charms for Disney StoreConsidered some of the most benevolent persons on this great planet, as well as being modest to levels extreme, we concede that the only forgivable reason for chopping a princess in half is to count her rings and determine her true age. That said, we couldn’t help but notice that on May 10, Disney Consumer Products is giving away a Snow White figure by Kidada (a.k.a. the Wish A Littles) and that her body is trimmer than usual as she is pictured.

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Disney Store Wins ‘New Retail Frontier’ Bronze at 2011 Edison Awards

Disney Store celebrated its Bronze Award win in the New Retail Frontiers category at the 2011 Edison Best New Product Awards™ at the historic Capitale ballroom in New York. The distinguished award symbolizes the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, and recognizes companies at the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. Disney Store was honored for its highly interactive and immersive new store design that delivers “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” to millions of guests around the world.

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Vinylmation Announces 9″/1.5″ Combos for Disney Villains Series 1

Vinylmation Disney Villains 9" and 1 1/2" figuresVia its official blog, Disney Design Group’s Vinylmation has announced a new limited edition collection of Disney Villains #1 9″ + 1.5″ figure combos. Limited to just 700 pieces with a retail price of $59.95 each, the collection features: 9″ Jumba with 1.5″ Stitch from Lilo & Stitch, designed by Dan Beltran; 9″ Julius with 1.5″ Mickey Mouse from Runaway Brain, designed by Gerald Mendez; and 9″ Maleficent with 1.5″ Aurora, designed by Oskar Mendez.

The figures are each designed by Disney Store artists and will be available exclusively at select Disney Store locations as well as DisneyStore.com with an anticipated release date of March 21, 2011.

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Disney Store Unveils Initial Plans for New and Remodeled Stores in 2011

Disney Store continues to break ground with plans to unveil its innovative concept store in new North American and international markets. Building on the successful launch of its interactive and immersive stores in 2010, the international specialty retail chain is on target to add more than 25 new and remodeled locations in 2011 ultimately transforming all 350+ locations in countries around the world. Today at the National Retail Federation’s “Big Show” in New York City, Disney Store announced the first 11 North American and 10 European locations and plans to reveal additional locations later this year. With a retail strategy focused on securing locations in premier mall and shopping centers, Disney Store is in prime position to deliver “the best 30 minutes of a child’s day” to the more than 85 million children, families and tourists who visit it each year.

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Act Fast: Disney Princess Toddler Dolls on Sale for Just $10 (59% Off!) from DisneyStore.com

Tiana Disney Princess Toddler Doll from Disney StoreBy the time you read this, they’ll probably all be gone, but someone at DisneyStore.com took their crazy pills this morning and now’s your opportunity to take advantage of the situation.

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%.

Available to choose from are: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine and Tiana (pictured).

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.

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Photos: Disney’s ‘Epic Mickey’ Launch Event at Disney Store Times Square

Junction Point Studios development team at Disney Store 'Epic Mickey' launch event

In celebration of the launch of Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive Studios and Junction Point Studios today, the newly opened Disney Store Times Square played host to an event of epic proportions. At the center of it all was gaming veteran and Junction Point creative director, visionary Warren Spector. Spector was joined by the rest of the development team as they realized the fruits of their labor for the past three years in Epic Mickey.

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Disney Star Kyle Massey, Warren Spector to Launch ‘Epic Mickey’ at Disney Store Times Square Early Morning Event

Epic Mickey from Disney Interactive StudiosDisney Interactive Studios today announced that Kyle Massey will be trading in his dancing shoes for a digital paint brush when the highly anticipated Disney Epic Mickey launches on November 30th for Wii. Massey will serve as the special celebrity cashier at the festivities taking place at the new Disney Store in Times Square.

“Kyle exemplifies the youth of the world that have grown up with Disney. He’s the perfect addition to this event that will allow adults and kids to experience the joy of Disney Epic Mickey together.”

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Disney/Pixar Cars by Ridemakerz Now Available at DisneyStore.com

Disney/Pixar Cars from Ridemakerz Just in time for the holiday season, DisneyStore.com has introduced the Ridemakerz custom cars inspired by Disney/Pixar’s Cars and the Cars Toons. Up until now, this special Ridemakerz collection has been exclusive to just the handful of ‘Imagination Park’ concept Disney Stores, but is now available to online guests at DisneyStore.com. Here’s how you can build your own Disney/Pixar Cars Ridemakerz today in just a few simple steps:

Step 1: Pick your body. You can choose from Classic Lightning McQueen, Classic Tow Mater and Classic Sally or you can go custom with the Cruisin’ Lightning McQueen, Dark Racer Lightning McQueen, Dinoco Lightning McQueen, Mater the Greater, Stealth Tow Mater and Sally Custom bodies.

Step 2: Decide whether you’d like a basic chasis or if you’d like to make it a radio controlled car (an optional rechargeable battery/charger is suggested but not required).

Step 3: Choose your wheels and tires (note they’re sold as sets of 2 with front and rear tires distinguished, so you’ll need a total of two sets of each). There are even tires that carry the Lightyear brand name, just like the movie!

Step 4: Accessorize! Choose from a wide collection of various accessories including spoilers, street lights, hood scoops, side pipes, muffler tips, decals and more!

Hint: To easily see all the options available for the Disney/Pixar Cars by Ridemakerz, check out our beta DisneyStore.com interface here.

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Photos: Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi from Disney’s ‘Tangled’ Appear at Disney Store Times Square

Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi at Disney Store Times Square

Mandy Moore (voice of Rapunzel) and Zachary Levi (voice of Flynn Rider) stopped by the Disney Store Times Square in New York City earlier today to take some time to read to local schoolchildren. The pair are in town to promote the 50th animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Tangled, which opens in theaters nationwide on November 24.

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Disney Store Opening Hours for Black Friday 2010; 131 Stores to Open at Midnight or Earlier Plus Early Bird Discount

This holiday, Disney Store will dazzle its guests with a wide range of exclusive Disney toys, seasonal décor, hand-crafted ornaments, and stocking stuffers for the entire family. Bargain-hunters and night owls can get a head start on holiday shopping this year as Disney Store prepares to open more than 130 stores nationwide at midnight on “Magical Friday” Nov. 26 (Black Friday). Guests who arrive between midnight and 10 a.m. can take advantage of 20 percent off all items and “Magical Friday” deals as low as $5. DisneyStore.com will continue the holiday cheer with one-day online-only prices on more than 1,000 gifts on Cyber Monday (Nov. 29). Guests can check DisneyStore.com daily for the day’s Top 10 selling items to inspire gift ideas to round out their holiday shopping list. From “Magical Friday” through “Cyber Monday,” more than 10 million guests will visit Disney Store to find the hottest toys and unique Disney-inspired products to delight everyone.

“More than 95% of Disney Store product is exclusive to the store – items you can’t find anywhere else. Shoppers will get special deals on the hottest assortments–all inspired by hit Disney entertainment such as this year’s blockbuster Toy Story 3 and Tangled which releases Thanksgiving week,” said Jim Fielding, president of Disney Stores Worldwide. “At Disney Store we take great pride in the quality of our products, storytelling details, and the smiles we bring to children when they unwrap their gifts at home this holiday.”

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