With the standard versions of the Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven Pop! Vinyl figures by Funko already announced (and available for pre-order from Amazon), several exclusive variants were announced today for the die-hard Frozen fan and Pop! collectors.
Funko has officially announced its licensed versions of Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and Sven in Pop! Vinyl form from Walt Disney Animation Studio’s popular film, Frozen. The quintet (each available separately) is expected to be available at retailers in July. All of the figures are currently now available for pre-order from Entertainment Earth.
A spokesperson for Funko says she was unable at this time to respond to inquiries regarding the availability of a Pop! version of Hans, nor regarding any potential exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), however hints officially released by Funko are believed to point to possible variants such as a glow-in-the-dark Olaf and/or a ‘frozen’ variant of Anna.
Yesterday, Stitch Kingdom was invited to preview Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, an upcoming webseries produced by Disney Interactive. The following is a recap of the event — which included an advanced viewing of the webseries as well as a behind-the-scenes look at its creation — courtesy of Kiki Levin.
It’s not often you’d imagine members of the Walt Disney Company dumpster-diving for set pieces, but that’s exactly what happened during the production of Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. Conceived and created by the Disney Interactive team in Burbank, the stop-motion animation was made on a shoe-string budget (hence the dumpster-diving) but radiates the high production values and heart-warming storylines Disney fans have come to know and love.
Kidrobot, one of the premiere originators for designer vinyl toys, has recently begun selling figures from its newest licensed collaboration, Marvel.
Among the collection are Marvel editions of Frank Kozik’s Labbit including Wolverine (pictured here) from Marvel’s X-Men as well as the Venom Symbiote from Marvel’s Spider-Man.
As of today, in addition to the Labbit, Kidrobot has launched a full line of MUNNY do-it-yourself figures available in both 7″ and 4″ sizes. Each Munny comes with a selection of decals as well as props related to the Marvel character it represents. Currently available are: Iron Man, Captain America, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Venom.
DisneyStore.com today unveiled a whole new line of collectibles titled ‘Cutesations.’ Consisting of 5″ plush, Cutesations are series of 8 related plush, blind-boxed (a la Vinylmation). The inaugural series is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and consists of Alice, the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter, the Queen of Hearts, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Like Vinylmation, Cutesations are blind-boxed so you never know which one you’ll get, but unlike Vinylmation, they cost just $6.50 each. There also seems to appear no tray option, but rather a collectible plush stand (a mushroom in this case) which is only available as part of the complete set, for a premium — $79.50, which places the value of the mushroom stand and the guarantee of a complete set at nearly $30. Cutesations are available exclusively at DisneyStore.com and Disney Store retail locations.
Also being released today from DisneyStore.com is (most of) POP! Vinyl Series 3 by Funko for Disney Store as well as a new line of fashion items (mostly girls’ tees) inspired by entries in the collection such as Woody, Tinker Bell and Snow White.
To find these items, visit DisneyStore.com and in the ‘what are you searching for?’ box, enter in CUTESATIONS or POP.
Funko, who counts Disney Store amongst its licensors, recently teased a spin-off of its popular POP! Disney Vinyl collection on the popular fan-based FunkoFanatic forums. Here, Maleficent is seen in three different sizes (the same photo using Mickey Mouse as an example was also posted).
No timeframe for their release has been offered, but according to Funko, the mini collection will consist of only a percentage of the figures released and they will be available only as themed 2-packs (or possibly 3- and 4-packs).
As previously reported, wave three (of at least four) of the popular collectible series will be available exclusively at Disney Store beginning in January 2012.
Continuing on the popular series of vinyl collectible dolls, Funko is preparing to introduce its third series of POP! for Disney Store featuring another assortment of various Disney characters from across all of the film properties.
Series 3, which is anticipated to be released exclusively at Disney Store and DisneyStore.com in January 2012, features the Cheshire Cat and Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, Elastigirl and Edna Mode from Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles, Alien and Zurg from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Peter Pan and Captain Hook from Peter Pan, Ariel and Ursula from The Little Mermaid and classic characters Donald Duck and Winnie the Pooh.
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.
When the Disney D23 Expo comes to the Anaheim Convention Center from August 19-21, it will include a substantial presence by Disney Store, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and it’s inviting all the D23 Expo attendees to join in the celebration a bit early with the opportunity to purchase items exclusively available at the Expo.
Below is a gallery of item as well as pricing and edition sizes (usually some multiple of 25) which is sure to offer something for everyone, as long as they love the color silver, and don’t mind shelling out a few bucks (anywhere from $19.95 – $2,000.00).
Inspired by series two of the popular POP! Vinyl collection by Funko for Disney Store, Disney Consumer Products is bringing two exclusives to the Disney D23 Expo in Anaheim, California to the Disney Living Pavilion.
Pictured to the left is a 3″ flocked version of Lotso which will sell for $15 and is limited to an edition size of 480 pieces. He will be joined by a 9″ metallic Steamboat Willie, according to The Fire Wire, which will retail for $50 and limited to an edition size of 360 pieces.