MINDstyle has been promoting Epic Mickey in a very vague way as of late and with the other merchandising for the game going on, particularly through Hot Topic, it’d be of little shock if MINDstyle were to produce vinyl adult toy collectibles (ATCs) in support of the game. In fact, it might even be more shocking if they weren’t (or at least Medicom which is producing the VCD of Mickey in the collector’s edition of the game).
On its official blog, Disney Vinylmation has offered up a preview of an upcoming series first mentioned at its recent Trade City, USA event.
Vinylmation Celebrations offers up multiple occasions to celebrate such as graduation and just saying thank you, as pictured to the left. Each 3″ figure (the larger ones shown) comes in an open-window box so you’ll be able to see which one you’re purchasing, but the accompanying Vinylmation Jr figure (the smaller ones shown) will not be visible within the package so you won’t know which one you’ll get until you purchase the set.
The Vinylmation Nightmare Before Christmas 3″ and 9″ figures will be released at D-Street at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on September 10, 2010 a per the official Vinylmation blog.
The 9″ Oogie Boogie and Santa Jack (with elf) figures are limited to an edition size of 1,000
A smaller version of Jenny Chung’s Lilo CosPlay Experiment 626 figure was available exclusively as a purchase with purchase at the D23 Expo in 2009. Guests who made a qualifying purchase (it was the TRON-painted V.I.N.CENT for myself) were able to purchase up to three of the CosPlay figures for $23 each. To their credit, however, MINDstyle added to each pre-order an additional figure gratis due to some complications with order fulfillment. Now Chung has followed up with a new Lilo CosPlay figure inspired by the Experiment 626 project, this time Lilo is dressed as Stitch’s gal-pal, Angel. Perhaps most remarkable of all, MINDstyle says it will be available at select Disney Store locations this holiday season.
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.
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.
A couple of news items from the official Vinylmation blog today.
First is that the 16-piece set of the Vinylmation Billiards by Dawn Ockstadt will be released at D-Street at both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts on July 23. The limited edition collection is limited to just 1,000 pieces and retails for for $255.95.
The blog also notes that we already reported early this morning, that the Have a Laugh, Urban 4 and Vinylmation Jr Series 2 have gone on sale at DisneyStore.com. Also available are the Plane Crazy/Park Series 4 combo and the Vinylmation Condiments set.
MINDstyle has announced that they will launch the Tin Toy vinyl art toy collectible (ATC) at San Diego Comic-con later this month.
Limited to 500 pieces worldwide, the piece is inspired by the title character in the Pixar Animation Studios Short Tin Toy as created by John Lasseter and is often cited as the inspiration behind Pixar’s first feature-length film, Toy Story.
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We have previously advised that both the Urban #4 and Have a Laugh Vinylmation series will be released at the Disneyland Resort on July 2.
We can now confirm that both series will become available at D-Street at the Walt Disney World Resort’s Downtown Disney West Side exactly one week later on July 9.
Both series have already been on sale at the new Disney Store in Montebello, CA, the first Disney Store to sell Vinylmation figures. Although the store has also been selling the Toy Story series, no release dates for the Parks have been made available to us at this time.
First, the Black Cauldron 25th Anniversary set consisting of a 9″ Horned King and 3″ Gurgi by Disney Design Group artist Monty Maldovan will be released on July 2 at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts at their respective D Street shops in Downtown Disney districts.
Then on July 9, D Street at Disneyland will exclusively begin offering the Vinylmation ’55 collection, a combo set of two 3″ mousketeer figures and a set of 9″ Bandleader Mickey and a 3″ figure, both sets of which are limited to an edition of just 555 pieces and detailed on the Disney Parks blog here.