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.
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.
I suppose the first place to start with reviewing the POP! Vinyl line is with the unboxing process itself. There really isn’t much to it. The box itself is a thin cardboard with a plastic film window. It’s simply opened/closed with a tab and there is absolutely no glue or even tape involved, so it’s quite easy to cleanly open and close the box without causing any damage to it, if that’s your thing. On that token, however, I’ve noticed the boxes are very susceptible to dents and tears so if finding a box in mint condition is on your objectives list, you’ll want to scrutinize and take your time when purchasing them in person at a Disney Store. On a related tangent, it might be interesting to note that Sulley’s name is misspelled on the back of every box except his own.
Inside the box, the figure is held in place by a custom-molded tray which is made of a thin plastic and open on the front side, offering full protection. In fact, Tinker Bell’s thin and somewhat rubbery wand comes further protected in its own sleeve.
Retailing for $12.50 each, the figures themselves are what one might expect for the relatively low price in the market. On the whole, I have no real complaints although the paint is sometimes questionable, especially on Mickey Mouse, where it appears the white paint has been added on top of black paint and the black bleeds through every so slightly, particularly on his hands.
The only form of articulation they have is that their heads can rotate 360 degrees except for Cruella De Vil’s whose cigarette holder/faux cigarette gets in the way of her big head, restricting it to more like 180 degree movement, and Mike Wazowski whose head (and arms) doesn’t appear to turn at all.
The only potential negative is that due to their big heads and tiny bodies, Cruella, Tinker Bell and especially Woody have poor centers of gravity. What that really means is that it’s difficult to make them stand just by setting them down. However, I quickly learned that if you just press down on their feet using two fingers to make them stand, they generally remain standing when you let go.
On the whole, I’m very happy with the collection and am already eagerly awaiting Boo and the rest of series 2.
As mentioned, the figures are $12.50 each which means an entire set will run you $150, before any applicable discounts such as using a Disney Visa. Also consider yourself warned that Maleficent has already proven to be the most desirable and elusive of the bunch, so if you don’t see her on the shelf, make sure you ask a cast member to check the store room.
Below is our gallery of photos of the POP! Vinyl collection for Disney Store Series 1 by Funko where you’ll find front, profile and back images of each of the figures plus a few bonus photos. Click on any of the thumbnails to expand to see the larger versions.
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The Funko POP! Vinyl collection for Disney Store is now available online:
Buzz Lightyear – 202551P
Cruella De Vil – 202562P
Jiminy Cricket – 202558P
Maleficent – 202556P
Mickey Mouse – 202559P
Mike Wazowski – 202553P
Pinocchio – 202557P
Snow White – 202555P
Stitch – 202561P
Sulley – 202554P
Tinker Bell – 202560P
Woody – 202552P
According to Melt Comics, this is a 9″ vinylmation designed by Kidada Jones for Disney store. Aside from Minnie Mouse peeking through a porthole and a portion of a porthole ‘below’ the feet, the vinylmation appears to represent something edible complete with sprinkles and heart shaped candies.
According to the site, this figure will be released exclusively at the Disney Store Times Square in New York City on May 4. Disney Store President Jim Fielding has added via twitter that the collection itself will be available online and at five Disney Store locations, one of which being Times Square. No additional information has been provided at this time.
This news comes in addition to what we have recently learned about Kidada’s ‘Wish A Littles’ collection for Disney Store.
The limited edition Vinylmation Sushi set designed by Thomas Scott is now available for purchase online. Limited to 2,500 pieces total, the set which consists of six 3″ figures and 2 Vinylmation Jr. figures retails for $99.95 and can be found by visiting DisneyStore.com and searching for item number 400000963297P.
Items included with the set are:
- 3” Shrimp
- 3” California Roll
- 3” Unagi
- 3” Salmon Roe
- 3” Tuna
- 3” Salmon
- 1 1/2” Ginger
- 1 1/2” Wasabi
In addition to the new release, DisneyStore.com is celebrating World Wish Day by donating 5% of all sales (up to $50,000) to the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as offering free shipping with coupon code WISH
Leveraging an existing Marvel licensing deal, Funko will be producing a line of Disney-inspired vinyl collectible dolls for its new POP! line.
Series 1 includes Mickey Mouse, Woody & Buzz Lightyear from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Sulley & Mike Wazowski from Disney/Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Pinocchio & Jiminy Cricket from Disney’s Pinocchio, Snow White, Maleficent, Tinker Bell, Cruella de Vil and Stitch. Series two is expected to include Lotso, Belle, Beast, The Incredibles, Boo, Jack Skellington, Minnie Mouse amongst others, according to a report from Pixar Talk. Each figure is approximately 4″ tall.
The first series, pictured below, is expected to be available exclusively at Disney Store beginning in May. According to Funko, they will also be available at the Disney theme parks.
The open-box series of TRON: Legacy vinylmation figures are now available online at DisneyStore.com. The 3″ figure collection consists of Clu, Jarvis, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Rinzler, Zuse and two Kevin Flynns, representing both the 1982 original film and the 2010 sequel.
To purchase the figures while they last, visit DisneyStore.com and in the ‘what are you looking for?’ box at the top, type in ‘tron vinylmation.’
Via 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.
Update #1: Via the blog, added photo from Disney Store’s facebook page, plus the following locations will carry the exclusive figures: Stockton, California; Mission Viejo, California; Cherry Hill, California; Fashion Valley, California; Montebello, California; Santa Monica, California; International Plaza, Florida; State Street, Illinois; North Michigan Avenue, Illinois; Freehold, New Jersey; Times Square, New York; Roosevelt Field, New York; Northpark, Texas
It’s been eons since the closure of Mickey’s Toontown Fair at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and it will surely be a few days before it’s forgotten — strike that, reverse it. Fortunately Disney Design Group has hearkened back to days of yore at Toontown’s Wiseacre Farms and will soon release its Park Series 5 9″ figure that pays homage to Goofy’s Barnstormer. The figure is set to be released at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts on February 25.
It can also be ordered online.
Also releasing the same day is a 2×3″ ‘TaleSpin’ pack featuring figures of Baloo and Kit from the Disney Afternoon television favorite. The set, which will retail for $24.95 and is limited to an edition size of 1,000 pieces will be released online through DisneyStore.com.
Note that the TalesSpin set’s release has been delayed until March 5.
For more images and information on other releases, check out the official Vinylmation blog.
As we announced yesterday via twitter, Disney Design Group today confirmed the release of its Vinylmation Villains Series #1 will be taking place on January 31, 2011. The edition is exclusive to Disney Store, so it will only be available at Disney Store locations that sell Vinylmation as well as likely to become available online. You can view all of the figures from the series as well as the chaser here.
Also, the Flags series will be released at D-Street at the Walt Disney World resort on January 21 and at the Disneyland Resort on January 28.
Throughout this past week, MINDstyle has teased its upcoming release of Disney Pook-A-Looz Vinyl Adult Toy Collectibles (ATC), Series 1. Unfortunately, not much information was provided on the collection other than the partial images of Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Pinocchio and Pluto seen here (although the MINDstyle blog referred to Pluto as Goofy, so that may be another hint).