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.
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.
Disney Design Group’s Vinylmation Animation Series 1 went on sale today at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Two of the 9″ figures previously revealed by the official blog also went on sale on DisneyStore.com – the 9″/3″ combo set of Elliott the Dragon and Pete from Pete’s Dragon and Beast from Beauty and the Beast, both designed by by Monty Maldovan. The combo set is a limited edition of 1200 pieces while Beast is limited to 1000 pieces.
Also revealed via the packaging for the figures are the remaining five figures in the 9″ collection for the series. In addition to Hyacinth Hippo from Fantasia (LE 1200, also previewed on the blog) are: Genie from Aladdin (LE 1200), Bolt (LE 1000), Merlin from The Sword in the Stone (LE 1000) and Willie the Operatic Whale from Make Mine Music’s ‘The Whale Who Wanted to Sing at the Met’ (LE 1000).
As the newest entry into the Disney Cruise Line fleet prepares to make her on-sea debut, Walt Disney Imagineering provides us this glimpse into providing the final touches on the interior of the ship. The lengthy video gives some great imagery of nearly-finished areas including the awe-inspiring atrium and its incredible LED-lit chandelier.
Disney Design Group has announced that in addition to the Dreamfinder/Figment Vinylmation and 3″ Retro Magic Kingdom figure being released at the Walt Disney World and Disneyland resorts on December 17, they will also be available online at DisneyStore.com.
In addition, the online-exclusive 9″ Mad Hatter and 3″ Dormouse by Chris Chapman and Maria Clapsis will also be available online. The DisneyStore.com exclusive is expected to be limited to 1200 pieces.
Update #1: Despite the announcement, the vinylmations did not appear on DisneyStore.com today. However, the limited edition Disneyland Ticket Vinylmation set has.
Update #2: The Mad Hatter vinylmation is now available online.
Disney Design Group has announced that its widely anticipated Dreamfinder 9″ figure with a Figment 3″ accompaniment from Park Series #5 will be released on December 17 at D-Street in the Downtown Disney Districts of both the Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The collectible, designed by Vinylmation artist Maria Clapsis, is limited to an edition size of 1500 and will retail for $74.95.
Also scheduled to be released on December 17 at both locations is the Park Series #5 limited edition 9″ Retro-Magic Kingdom figure by Rachel Sur which has an edition size of 800 and will retail for $44.95. The 9″ Attraction Poster figures by Alex Maher will be released at the Disneyland Resort only and will also retail for $44.95.
Via its official blog, Disney Design Group has announced that Lin Shih’s Disneyland Resort A-E Ticket Vinylmation set, honoring the original ride ticketing system, will be released at D-Street in the Downtown Disney District at the Disneyland Resort on December 10. The edition will be limited to a size of 1955 sets (in honor of Disneyland’s opening year) and will retail for $99.95.
The set will also be available in a very limited quantity on DisneyStore.com, so check with Stitch Kingdom daily for its DisneyStore.com updates to get your hands on this prized set.
Many announcements on upcoming Vinylmation releases came via the official blog today with the first being what was promised yesterday: a look at the last of the four initial Vinylmation figures to be exclusive to the Disney Store Times Square in New York City when it opens on November 9.
The 9″ ‘Graffiti’ by artist Gerald Mendez will be a limited edition of 1540 pieces (1540 because that’s the street number of the store on Broadway) and will even be individually numbered. It will retail for $49.95 and have a purchase limit of two per guest per day (assuming it even makes it to day two).
Just a day after previewing one of the first Disney Vinylmation figures to be exclusive to the Disney Store Times Square store in Manhattan when it opens on November 9, Disney Design Group returns with a look at this 9″ ‘Hey Taxi!’ figure by Jim Valeri. The figure, which will also be exclusive to the Times Square store, promises to have an equally intriguing back, according to the official blog. It will retail for $44.95 and there will be a purchase limit of two per guest per day.
Minnie Mouse has high apple pie in the eye hopes as the Disney Design Group reveals its first Disney Store Times Square exclusive via its official blog. It will retail for $12.95 and will be limited to a purchase of five per guest per day.
According to the article, the Statue is actually the first of multiple exclusives to the Disney Store located New York City which is slated to officially open on November 9. The largest Disney Store in North America, the Times Square location will contain an entire floor dedicated to merchandise exclusive to its location, presumably including these Vinylmation figures.