Dec 7, 2011

Mickey Mouse Vinylmation - Cast Member Exclusive


Released March 19, 2009

This Vinylmation™ figure was released exclusively to Cast Members.



Dec 5, 2011

Walt Disney custom Vinylmation by Michal Miszta


"Another custom on small 3 inch platform, this time on vinylmation. The blank toy was sent to me over the ocean by Linda from USA. She bought me this gift in Disneyland in California. I decided to paint it as Walt Disney and keep him over my desk as a tribute to the man who pushed the art of animation to the next level and shaped entertainment and toy industry all over the world. I know that the world he created is full of colours, but I made him black and white to match my Albert Einstein figure."
 -   Michal Miszta

Nov 29, 2011

Holiday Themed Vinylmation featuring Goofy

On Friday, November 18, Disney has released a holiday themed figuring featuring Goofy. The figure was designed by Caley Hicks and will be presented in special packaging. Goofy is also holding a lollipop and has a removable hat.




The figure has a retail of $16.95 and will be sold at the following locations:

Walt Disney World® Resort

  • D-Street - Downtown Disney® West Side
  • Uptown Jewelers - Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Emporium - Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Frontierland Trading Post - Magic Kingdom® Park
  • Merchants of Venus - Magic Kingdom® Park  
    Disneyland® Resort
  • D-Street - Downtown Disney® District
  • The Star Trader - Disneyland® Park
  • Adventureland Bazaar - Disneyland® Park
  • Emporium - Disneyland® Park
  • Disneyana - Disneyland® Park
  • Nov 27, 2011

    Furry Friends series 2012

    Take a look at the new Vinylmation series coming to the Disney Stores on January 9, 2012. It's called Furry Friends and here are two figures from that series. It will be a limited release mystery series with each figure having a $10.95 retail. 


    Cats Dogs

    And in celebration of the release of the Vinylmation - Furry Friends series, the Disney Store will donate $60,000 to the ASPCA - $1 for every unit produced! To learn more about how you can help your Furry Friends, visit ASPCA.org today.

    Nov 4, 2011

    Alice in Wonderland series released today

    Alice in Wonderland

    Today, it is all about the new Vinylmation™ - Alice in Wonderland series! 


    D-Street locations in California and Florida will be releasing this series on November 4 and 5 respectively. The Disney Store locations will also be releasing this series on November 4. If are unable to visit any of these locations, then mark your calendar for November 11 as that is when the series will be released via the DisneyParks.com/Store.

    For those who are attending the release at D-Street at Downtown Disney West Side in Florida, Disney will be releasing three one-of-a-kind custom figures tomorrow. Each figure will have a retail of $1,000. They were designed by some incredibly talented artists.


    Queen of Hearts

    First, a 9-inch figure designed by Julie West from San Fransisco, California. The figure features a stylized Queen of Hearts presented in Julie's unique art style.



    White Rabbit

    This is a 9-inch figure designed by Jeff Lamm featuring the White Rabbit. Jeff hails from Ohio and created a one-of-a-kind Vinylmation figure earlier this past year featuring a pirate.

    Our last figure was designed by Lana Crooks and also features the White Rabbit. Lana is from Chicago, Illinois and the figure she designed looks awesome. It comes complete with a small pocket watch.



    White Rabbit

    These figures will be released on a first-come, first-serve basis at D-Street in Florida on November 4.
    Disney caught up with Thomas Scott on the eve of the release of this series. Thomas was the sole artist who designed the figures and packaging for this series. He shared with us a little history behind the creation of it. 

    "The 'Alice in Wonderland' series was planned to be an extension of the Animation series," explained Thomas. "We thought there could be certain features that could have an individual series. Alice was in Animation series one so I built upon that design. The animated feature has long been a favorite of mine and I am happy to see it come to life." 


    Oyster Baby

    Thomas said his favorite figure in the series is the Oyster Baby as he loves that scene in the film. It was one of the first figures that he created for this series. He spoke of the other characters selected for the series. 


    "I wanted a good balance of characters for this series," continued Thomas. "The film offers a whole array of characters so I selected some of the more popular ones and some characters who I never see on merchandise."

    Tray Inside
    Box
    Thomas also designed the packaging.

    Oct 31, 2011

    Oct 26, 2011

    Vinylmation Spooky Series 1

    Spooky



    Spooky 
     

    Spooky



    Spooky

    Oct 24, 2011

    Happy Villains Today - Celebrating the release of Vinylmation Villains 2


    The Disney Store is holding a sweepstakes on their blog, The Buzz.



    To participate, first you need to visit The Buzz and then correctly answer the Disney Store trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends October 30, 2011, 11:59 PDT and on October 31, one winner will be randomly selected from the correct entries.





    Questions:
    1.) Which Vinylmation Artist designed the Big Bad Wolf from Villains 2?
    2.) Which character is the villain in Disney's Alice in Wonderland? 

    You'll find the answer soon ;)



    Villains 2

    Villains 2 Series

  • Bowler Hat Guy - Kyle Jensen
  • Hades - Kyle Jensen
  • Shere Khan - Kyle Jensen
  • Dr. Facilier - Gerald Mendez
  • Evil Queen - Gerald Mendez
  • Honest John - Gerald Mendez
  • Big Bad Wolf - Enirque Pita
  • Jafar/Blue Genie - Enrique Pita
  • Runaway Brain - Enrique Pita
  • Mystery Chaser - Jim Valeri
  • Sep 20, 2011

    Donning Your Vinylmation Ears by Steven Miller



    Vinylmation Ear Hats

    When I think of classic Disney icons, one image immediately comes to mind – the Ear Hat. It has become that “must have” souvenir when visiting Disney Parks (I got one when visiting Tokyo Disney Resort a few years ago). You may recall from previous Disney Parks Blog articles that we’ve started introducing limited edition ear hats (for a refresher – see Alice in Wonderland and The 55th Anniversary of Disneyland Resort. These highly collectible hats are presented in a satin lined hat box and contain unique applications and designs. In a word, they look awesome (okay, that was three words). Now, the limited edition ear hat is coming to Vinylmation on September 24, 2010 at D-Street in California and Florida. These hats have an edition size of 600 each and contain a unique addition – a specially designed 3-inch figure. I recently spoke with Maria Clapsis, the artist who brought these ear hats to life.

    “These are the first limited edition ear hats I have designed,” explained Maria. “I used two different 9-inch figures from the Urban #4 series as the basis for design. I’ve designed pins and other Vinylmation figures before. Yet, it’s fun to do something completely different once in a while.”

    Vinylmation Figures


    The two figures she used were designed by Thomas Scott (pictured left) and Mike Sullivan (pictured right). I asked Mike about the inspiration behind his design.

    “It was how I was feeling that day [laughs],” said Mike. “At the time, I had been drawing lots of ‘cute’ things, so I went a completely opposite direction with this figure.”

    It looks like I found a hat to wear when it is one of “those” days.

    Flame Vinylmation Ear Hats

    Thomas explained that his design was based on the hot rod culture (a culture in which I wish I could join. Hint – I need a new car).

    “The figure is inspired by classic hot rod paint jobs,” continued Thomas. “The most common color scheme is black with red and yellow flames. The other popular one uses the blue as a base color to which I selected. I do not have a hot rod, yet I really like the culture and art design of hot rod customizers.”

    Vinylmation Ear Hats Figures

    Maria worked with Thomas and Mike to create the 3-inch figures. She took elements from the 9-inch figures. If you look carefully on the bottom of the figures, you will notice that two artists are listed – Maria plus either Thomas or Mike. I love the fact that if you have all three items, they tell a complete story.

    Fans in Florida can meet Maria and Thomas as well as Eric Caszatt and Casey Jones, who designed the recently released Vinylmation – The Nightmare Before Christmas series, on Friday, September 24 at D-Street at Downtown Disney WestSide. This artist autograph session will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. I hope to see you there (don’t forget to sign the “I Was There” figure).

    posted 1 year ago [on September 20th, 2010] by Steven Miller, Project Manager, Disney Trading

    Aug 26, 2011

    Menehune Vinylmation for Aulani Resort Opening Day

    Aulani

    On August 29, Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olino, Hawai'i, will officially open to guests. And Vinylmation® will be there.

    The Menehune-inspired figure will only be released in Kalepa's Store at Aulani. It is an open window box figure and will have a retail of $14.95.



    Aulani Aulani
    Aulani

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    Aug 22, 2011

    Aug 19, 2011

    Vintage Black & White Davy Crockett for D23 Expo

    Today is the start of the D23 Expo! We have one more look at a new 3-inch figured that will be introduced at the D23 Expo Dream Store today. The figure was designed by Disney Design Group Artist Casey Jones. It will have an edition size of 1,200 and a retail of $13.95. Below is an image of the packaging for the figure. 


    Packaging
    "Since Wave 1 of the Disney Treasures DVD sets, my family has loved Davy Crockett," exclaimed Casey. "[Davy Crockett's] presence is still felt in the Parks, with Disneyland's canoes, the ranch in Paris, and all over Fort Wilderness in Walt Disney World. He was the perfect character for the 9-inch figure I designed for a Vinylmation Park series. This special figure for the D23 Expo is the exclusive black and white variant, which is how most viewers first saw Davy in his broadcast premiere on the "Disneyland" television show, and in the opening day broadcast from Disneyland in 1955!" 

    Here a few more images of the 3-inch figure. Similiar to the 9-inch figure, Davy's cap is removable.


    3-Inch Figure 3-Inch Figure
    If you are attending the Expo, we hope you have a blast! Be sure to stop by the preview area for Disney Theme Park Merchandise. Debbie Carlos, one of the Merchandise Events managers will have a variety of upcoming figures on display in that area.

    Aug 18, 2011

    9-inch figure featuring Bolt from Animation #1 will be released on September 2

    Bolt Front

    The 9-inch figure featuring Bolt from Animation #1 will be released on Friday, September 2. This figure was designed by Disney Artist Monty Maldovan. It has an edition size of 1,000 and a retail of $39.95. The image below is the back of this figure.


    Bolt Back

    Aug 15, 2011

    9-inch Figure Featuring Bulldog Butch for D23 Expo

    One more figure being released at the upcoming D23 Expo. Eric Caszatt has talked about the 9-inch figure he created featuring Butch.


    Butch

    "I've always been a fan of the Pluto shorts, and Butch was one of Pluto's great rivals," explained Eric. "I felt that Butch gave Pluto an opportunity to show more of his personality and show how clever he could be."

    The bulldog Butch appeared in 11 cartoons beginning with "Bone Trouble" in 1940. This figure will have an edition size of 750 and a retail of $44.95.


    Butch in Box

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    Aug 12, 2011

    Black & White Vinylmation Released Today

    Set by Sarah Matthews. It's a six-figure set in black and white and has an edition size of 2,000 and a retail of $99.95. Released at the D-Street locations in California and Florida as well as the online store.

    Here are a few images of the set: 


    Black and White Black and White
    Black and White Figures

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