May 30, 2011

Vinylmation Announcements for June 2011 - Part 02

London Store

It's greetings from the Disney Store on Oxford Street in London. The team shared with us a few photos of new figures being released at the location. They are carrying the United Kingdom flag from the Vinylmation® - Flags series. They have also released two 9-inch figures by Mark Wagner. These are open edition figures and have a retail of 30.00 each. 

Red Bus

Black Cab

We are happy to share some additional looks of figures that are being created by Noah for a special release party celebrating Ariel's Undersea Adventure on June 11 at Disney California Adventure. Noah will be releasing 12 custom hand painted 3-inch Figures (Retail: $150 each), and 12 custom hand painted 9-inch figures with stand Retail: $595 each). The release party will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Treasures in Paradise ins Disney California Adventure® Park. 

Noah at Work

9-inch figure

 3-inch Figure

Noah at Work


We have a few photos from Mike's meet and greet last friday. Congrats to the guest who scored the Obi-Wan Kenobi variant. Awesome!

Mike Sullivan


Mike was at Jabba's Hut on Saturday too. After Saturday, Mike is headed to Disneyland® Park on June 4 for a special appearance and signing event. It will be held from 9am to 11am at Little Green Men Store Command in the Tomorrowland® Area.


Today we are going to focus on Vinylmation at The Disney Stores. First up, Cutesters Like You.

Cutesters Like You

We announced this new limited release mystery series is coming to The Disney Stores on June 6. What we haven't told you is that the figures have names. Above is an image of the figures (sans the Mystery "Chaser") and below are their names. Can you match them? 

  • Schooly

  • Rocky

  • Exercisey

  • Pandy

  • Frenchy

  • Hippie

  • Smarty

  • Dreamy

  • Hero-y

  • Tuney

  • Glammy
    Yesterday, we shared information about a new 9-inch figure being released at the Times Square store tomorrow. Here is a look at a new 3-inch figure coming to the Times Square Store on June 26. You may recognize that design by Jim Valeri as it was originally featured as a limited edition 9-inch figure. This new 3-inch figure was also designed by Jim and will only be released at the Times Square Store. Here is a look at the turn-around image of the figure. 


    Alas, the Times Square won't be the only store to have "city specific" figures. There are two new figures coming on June 26 to Stockton Street store in San Francisco, California. The first is a 9-inch, limited edition figure designed by Gerald Mendez. It has an edition size of 1540 and will only be released at the Stockton Street store. The figure features a stunning day and night view of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

    9-Inch Figure


    The second item is a 3-inch figure designed by Dan Beltran (of Cutesters Like You fame). The figure features a San Francisco Cable Car and will only be released at the Stockton Street store. 

    Ding! Ding!


    But wait, there is one last bit of information that is super exciting! Starting May 31, we will begin open trading for Vinylmation in Disney Stores (excluding the Outlet stores)! Stay tuned for additional information about trading but know that the experience was modeled after the trading experience from Disney Parks.

  • May 28, 2011

    Vinylmation Announcements for June 2011 - Part 01

    A lot of important updates today!

    Ch-ch-ch-Chip 'N' Dale!

    On Friday, May 27, we are releasing the Vinylmation™ - Disney Afternoon - Chip 'N Dale Rescue Rangers set at the D-Street locations in California and Florida. D-Street in Florida will open at 10:30 a.m. and D-Street in California will open at 8:00 a.m. on that day. 

    Also being released on Friday, May 27 is a 9-inch figure for the Disney Store at Times Square in New York City. Wow! This one is awesome!! It was designed by Jim Valeri and features the Statue of Liberty. The colors on this figure really shine! 

    Statue of Liberty

    For fans in Florida who are attending Star Wars™ Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios™, we have good news! The Vinylmation - Star Wars Series #1 will be back in stock AND, to celebrate, we are holding a special meet and greet with Disney Artist Mike Sullivan who designed the series. He will be signing figures on May 27 and May 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Jabba's Hut (the specially designed merchandise location located near Disney's Rock 'N Roller Coaster). 

    Mike Sullivan

    And mark your calendars for the upcoming releases on June 10.

  • Disney Afternoon - Goof Troop - This is an on-line store exclusive set.

  • Vinylmation - Urban #6 - 9-inch - Moai by Casey Jones (Edition size 800)

  • Vinylmation - Urban #6 - 9-inch + 3-inch set - Angel and Devil by Thomas Scott (Edition Size 1000) The 9-inch figures will be released at the D-Street locations and via the on-line Theme Park store.

    Goof Troop Box
    The box for the Disney Afternoon - Goof Troop set.

    Goof Troop Figs
    Goofy and Max from the Disney Afternoon - Goof Troop set.

    Angel and Devil
    The 9-inch plus 3-inch set by Thomas Scott.

    The 9-inch Moai figure by Casey Jones.
    This is our Vinylmation Announcements for June 2011. More news to come ;)

  • May 26, 2011

    3-inch figure by Thomas Scott coming to Vinylmation Urban #7

    By Thomas Scott

    Another outstanding 3-inch figure by Thomas Scott. Coming to Vinylmation™ - Urban #7.
    Our favorite detail is found on the back of the figure.

    May 24, 2011

    Disney Destinations Public Relations


    News Bureau

    This figure is not considered to be a limited edition, and could be reordered at any time (hence the lack of an edition size on the footstamp of the figure). This figure was designed as a promotional gift and is not available for sale at Disney Parks. Finally, although it is similar to the blue figure found in the Vinylmation™ Clear Series #1, the figure is much darker and is not a re-purposed Clear figure. 

    Created by the Disney Parks News Bureau!

    Here is a look at the concept art used to create this figure:

    Media Relations Concept Art

    May 22, 2011

    "How To Vinylmation" signage

    Signage created by lead Vinylmation designer Thomas Scott to show "How to Vinylmation!"

    How To Vinylmation

    May 20, 2011

    Celebrating Star Wars Weekends and the official launch of Star Tours

    Vinylmation - Star Wars
    Look at what we found inside Jabba's Hut at Disney's Hollywood Studios™ yesterday! Today is the starting day for Star Wars™ Weekends and the official launch of Star Tours. We can't wait!

    May 18, 2011

    Vinylmation Tic-Tac-Toe

    Vinylmation Tic Tac Toe
    A magical moment at the D-Street - Vinylmation Tic-Tac-Toe

    May 17, 2011

    Vinylmation Announcements for May 2011

    Cars 2

    Oh today is an exciting day in Vinylmation-land. We have all sorts of announcements that we hope you will like. 

    First, the image above is the "Cars 2" set that we recently displayed at D-Street in Florida for the Car Masters Weekend (by the way, we hope you were able to attend the weekend). Contrary to popular belief, these figures are NOT part of a larger collection. The series will be sold in a two-figure set (with background) - similar to the infamous Wall-E and Eve set released in January 2010. The major difference is that this set is open edition. Stay tuned for a release date as it is coming soon. 

    Cast Chasers

    Second, the Cast Chasers we first told you about at the Vinylmation Showcase event in August 2010 are being released soon (please don't start looking for them today!). We are distributing the figures to locations in Florida this week. Why Floriday only? These two figures complement the Walt Disney World 40th Anniversary figures. Don't worry - we are working on Cast Chaser figures that will be introduced to the Disneyland® Resort. 

    So what are Cast Chasers? These 3-inch figures will be distributed to Cast Members to use for trading with guests. The figures will not be available for retail, nor will they be sold via the on-line store. The only way to add the figures to your collection is via trading. The figures do not have a finite production number similiar to their open edition retail counterparts. Give us about a week or so and you may start finding these figures while trading Vinylmation with Cast. 

    Super Cute!!

    Finally, we have some really exciting news about a new series being released at the Disney Stores on June 6. The limited release mystery series is called Cutesters Like You and we hope, like us, that you will love it! There will be 11 known figures and one mystery chaser figure. Each figure will have a retail of $9.95 (or you can purchase a whole tray to get the entire set). The figures were designed by Disney artist Dan Beltran. Stay tuned for additional looks and information about the figures in this new series.

    May 16, 2011

    9-inch Rocketeer Vinylmation

    The Rocka-who?

    Pretty awesome, isn't it? Adrianne Draude has quite the talent. Wow. 

    May 10, 2011

    Upcoming Releases for 9-inch Figures from Urban #6

    We have several updates regarding upcoming releases for 9-inch figures from Urban #6. Mark your calendars for May 20 as these figures will be released at D-Street and via the on-line theme park store. 

    Four Figs
    • Top Left - Designed by Doug Strayer (Edition Size 800 / Retail $39.95)
    • Top Right - Designed by Eric Caszatt (Edition Size 600 / Retail $39.95)
    • Bottom Left - Designed by Paola Gutierrez (Edition Size 800 / Retail $39.95)
    • Bottom Right - Designed by Susana (Edition Size 800 / Retail $39.95)

    May 8, 2011

    Vinylmation Viking Ear Hat

    May 6, 2011

    Eric Caszatt's Incredibly Happy Vinylmation

    This is the Eric Caszatt's incredibly happy Vinylmation. Seriously, have you seen a happier figure? We couldn't help but smile when we saw it. So we asked Eric how he created this design. 

    Happy Vinylmation

    "This figure is a great example of letting the creative process take over. When I started, I wanted to do something c. I began tweaking colors as I continued through the design process. By the end, it turned into some crazy, happy figure like from some 1980s cartoon or video game. Some people have said that it looks like Maria Clapsis did the artwork. Perhaps her art style influenced my design."

    This 9-inch figure will be released on May 20!

    May 4, 2011

    9-Inch Hyancith Hippo from Fantasia to be released May 13 and more artwork

    Animation 9

    The wait is over! May 13 will bring the release of the highly anticipated Animation #1 9" Figures of Hyancith Hippo from Walt Disney's Fantasia and Willie the Whale from Walt Disney's Make Mine Music. Due to the Downtown Disney® Car Masters Weekend event at Downtown Disney®' West Side, the Walt Disney World® Resort release will be at Art of Disney Parks at Downtown Disney® Marketplace. Disneyland® Resort will release the figures at D-Street at Downtown Disney® District. 

    Urban 7

    Looking ahead, here are three more Vinylmatio Figures that couldn't be more diverse. The imagination of all of our artists never ceases to amaze us. And one can never have enough penguin Vinylmation™ Figures, don't you agree?
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