In addition to the Annual Passholder exclusive Mr. Toad 3″ Vinylmation figure being released at the Disneyland Resort on August 27, the Toy Story collection will also be making its debut at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World at D-Street in the Downtown Disney district. The Mr. Toad 3″ vinylmation will be available to annual passholders at Walt Disney World on August 29.
Also on August 27, the Animal Kingdom series will be released only at Disney’s Animal Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort. Meanwhile, the Disney Pin Trading 10th Anniversary 9″ and 3″ will be available at the Disneyland Resort (also available now at DisneyStore.com)
In regards to the Trade City, USA Vinylmation event taking place August 29 at Epcot, there will be a silent auction which includes many one-of-a-kind, original production, pre-production variations of Vinylmation figures.
Pictured above is the 9″ Dr. Elias Frumberlockle Steampunk Vinylmation by Chris Chapman which comes complete as shown. Other unique 9″ figures include a pre-production of a canceled figure also by Chris Chapman called Moai and a Tiki figure by Adrienne Draude. Other 9″ figures such as SHAG’s Haunted Mansion 9″ & 3″ set, variations on the Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet 9″ and 3″ sets and more.
There will be one-of-a-kind 3″ clear glitter set along with figures from the Sports series #1 (in which the tennis ball has actual flocking), as well as variations on other collections in addition to many other Vinylmation collectibles.
You can access the auction’s catalog here (PDF).
Also available at the Trade City, USA event will be a limited number of Toy Story, Animal Kingdom, Mr. Toad and the Pin Trading 10th Anniversary 9″ and 3″ set.
In addition to a look at some of the hand-painted proofs, the entry also came with an announcement that there will be a limited edition Vinylmation ‘Steampunk’-inspired pocket watch to be released at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts in December. It will be limited to 750 pieces and comes as pictured with a 3″ Vinylmation inspired by, in turn, the watch itself.
On its official blog, Disney Vinylmation has introduced the Steampunk Vinylmation series which will see its debut at some point in 2011. Featured on the blog is artwork by Mike Sullivan as well as the hand-painted sample (pictured left).
The blog also recently announced that the upcoming Animal Kingdom series (name not related to the Walt Disney World theme park) will be open-box.