This morning, I was awoken by an assault of doorbell rings, only to find there was no one at the door when I finally managed to drag myself down the stairs. After muttering a few choice words that don’t belong here, I noticed a small box at my feet, which I promptly picked up and examined. After determining that it wasn’t ticking, I noticed a bit of handwriting buried under a cake of dust. ‘Do not open until after Christmas,’ it read. Dejected, I slowly turned back around to return to bed with box in hand, counting the days left until I was allowed to open it. As I trudged back up the stairs, the box tilted, allowing more of the dust to spill to the floor, exposing the rest of the message: ’1958.’
In addition to Robots, Villains #2 and Jingle Smells which we first shared in our 2011 Disney Store holiday preview, the official Vinylmation blog has revealed today that Disney Store will be offering a complete set of 3″ figures inspired by The Lion King on August 29.
The blog has shared artwork for the Mufasa figure, but has promised additional artwork and other reveals in the near future.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.