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Vinylmation Teaser! Something Smells Salty and Sweet...

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 30, 2012 2:45 PM

Greetings, Buzz readers!

Something smells good over at Disney Store... and it's coming from a new Vinylmation series. Any idea which scents are wafting around our offices?

Make your guesses in the comments section below and check back tomorrow for the full reveal plus an exclusive Buzz video!

Mystery Scents at Disney Store
What scents do we have here...?

In the meantime, head over to to check out all our other awesome series out now!

New Brave Collection at Disney Store!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 24, 2012 5:55 PM

“No one knows how we came to this land… a land filled with magic and danger…”


The highly anticipated new Disney·Pixar film, Brave, is a riveting, high-spirited tale of a young firey-haired princess by the name of Merida who embarks on a quest to change her fate. Accompanied by her faithful horse, Angus, mischevious triplet brothers, and parents full of tough love, Merida meets adventure and excitement in her personal journey to discover what she truly wants.

Here at Disney Store we are enamored with the courageous Merida and her dynamic family, as evidenced by our fantastic new Brave Collection. From soft-stuffed bear cub plush to Merida’s archery set, the entire collection brings the Brave story to life for guests of all ages!

Explore the Brave images below to see just some of the exquistely detailed product available now at your local Disney Store and online at

  Merida Toddler Doll and Bear Cub Plush

Merida Toddler Doll and Hungry Cub Plush Toys
Merida Classic Doll, Angus Plush, and Brave Play Set

Merida Classic Doll, Angus Plush, Brave Mini Doll Set, Triplet Doll Set

Merida Role Play Costume Set

Games Merida Costume Collection


“If you had the chance to change your fate… would you?”

Then head over to Disney Store to bring home your very own brand new Brave products and get ready for your own real-life Scottish adventure!

Which piece of the collection is your favorite? I am completely captiavted by the soft, hugable, and adorable bear cub plush!




*Products in images are not shown to actual scale.

Snow White Vinylmation Jr. Series

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Disney's original Princess, the fair Snow White, seems to be receiving a lot of attention lately! From new star-studded blockbuster movies to lovely product at Disney Store, there is certainly a search for the fairest one of all. And it looks like Vinylmation is hopping on board, too!

Disney Parks just released a new Vinylmation Jr. Series featuring the lovely snowy-skinned princess, her seven quirky companions, friendly forest friends, the villainous queen and others. Not only are these tiny characters pint-sized, but they are key chains! The perfect accessory to bring some Disney magic to your backpack, purse, keys, or desk. 

Raccoon, Turtle, Dopey, Evil Queen Sleepy, Doc, Deer, Snow White


Each blind-box in the series contains one of 18 designs inspired by the classic Disney movie, but you won't know which one you've got until you've opened the box! Adds an air of mystery to the story, don't you think?


Snow White Vinylmation Jrs
With each character looking so cute, it's hard to pick a favorite. Which one do you like the best? I think the Evil Queen looks like the ultimate villain with her strong expression and tilted crown.

Head over to your local Disney Store or visit to pick up your Snow White Vinylmation Jr. Series piece today! 

Heigh-ho, Heigh-ho...


Congratulations to our Avengers Minimates Winners!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 21, 2012 4:45 PM

You all assembled to answer our sweepstakes questions for the Avengers Minimates, and we have our three winners!

Super hero-sized congratulations to Ronald O. of Stockon, CA, Jared H. of Portland, OR, and Denise M. of Burbank, CA! They are all the proud new owners of some super sweet super heros!

Avengers Minimates
Here are the answers to our Avengers questions:

  •  What famous bodybuilder/actor provided the voice for Hulk along with Mark Ruffalo in Marvel's The Avengers?

ANSWER: Lou Ferrigno

  • Sales of what meat dish skyrocketed after Tony Stark's mention of it in the film?

ANSWER: Shawarma

Thank you to everyone who participated in our Avengers Sweepstakes! Keep a "Hawkeye" out for the chance to win more Hulk-sized prize packs that would even make Iron Man soar! 

Shawarma, anyone?
How many of you saw the shawarma scene in Marvel's The Avengers? What did you think?

Happy Monday,


Enter Now! “Little Character Contest”

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 18, 2012 5:30 PM, a new online destination for expectant and new parents is offering proud parents, family members and friends the opportunity to enter their favorite little one into the “Little Character Contest.”

  Little Character ContestTo enter, you can upload your favorite photos of your baby onto the site by visiting Disney Baby Magical Moments. This easy-to-use tool allows you to add your favorite baby photos and memories to a dynamic collection of shared family experiences. What a great way to share your little one’s adventures and see those from other Disney-loving families!

The grand prize winner will be awarded a variety of once-in-a-lifetime prizes, including a “crawl on” role for your baby on ABC Family’s upcoming original comedy “Baby Daddy.” In addition, your baby’s photo will be featured in a Disney Baby ad in a national baby magazine for some prime print coverage. And last but not least, the winner will receive $10,000 towards your baby’s education, a one-year supply of Huggies brand diapers, and a VIP trip to attend the grand opening of the first Disney Baby store at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California.

Phew! That is quite the grand prize!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to Disney Baby Magical Moments and submit your little character’s best photos for a chance to win! Complete contest details listed below.

And check out these absolutely adorable baby bodysuits from Disney Store! Which one is your favorite?


  Mickey Baby BodysuitMinnie Baby Bodysuit

  Woody Baby BodysuitBuzz Baby Bodysuit



Contest Details:

  • Entry Phase: From May 15 to June 18, guests across the country can enter a photo of a magical moment with Baby (newborn - age 2) into the contest by visiting  Guests can enter an unlimited number of eligible photos during the contest entry period. Each week, one winner will be selected as a finalist by the Disney Baby team. The five weekly finalists will each receive a deluxe Disney Baby gift basket, along with a case of Huggies brand diapers featuring Disney characters.
  • Fan Favorite: Guests who enter the weekly contests will also automatically be entered into the fan favorite contest. The lucky guest whose little character receives the most votes during the entry phase of May 15 to June 18 will win a family-friendly Luxury Included® Caribbean Vacation provided by Beaches Resorts, a one-year supply of Huggies brand diapers and a deluxe Disney Baby gift basket.
  • Voting Phase and Sweepstakes: From June 28 to July 19, the five weekly finalists will have their entries showcased on the site for the public to vote for their favorite little character. Each person that votes will be entered into the Voters’ Sweepstakes, for a chance to win a luxurious beach vacation at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica, Calif. One entry per person into the sweepstakes is allowed on each day of the voting period.
  • Grand Prize Winner: On August 8, the finalist with the most votes will be announced as the grand prize winner. The grand prize winner will win a ‘crawl on’ role on ABC Family’s new original series “Baby Daddy” for Baby; a family trip to Los Angeles that includes a VIP invitation to the Disney Baby store grand opening along with a $500 Disney Baby store shopping spree; Baby’s picture in a Disney Baby ad in a national baby magazine and on; a $10,000 scholarship towards Baby education; and a one-year supply of Huggies brand diapers. 

Mystery Revealed! Win a Complete Set of Avengers Minimates!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 17, 2012 11:30 AM

Yesterday we had a mini invasion at Disney Store Headquarters of some pint-sized super heroes—Avengers Minimates exclusively available at Disney Store! Were you able to spot them in the photos I posted?

Mini Avengers Invasion
Mini Avengers Invasion

Mini Avengers Invasion
These Avengers may be small in size, but they still pack a super-sized bundle of excitement and fun! The Avengers Minimates come in two sets with three super heroes and one evil-doer in each. These sets are the perfect way to bring the action of the Avengers’ mightiest heroes home with you.

And right now you can! We are giving away THREE complete sets of the Avengers Minimates, right here on The Buzz. That means three lucky winners!

Captain America, Hulk, Kang, and Giant-Man
Hawkeye, Grim Reaper, Thor, and Iron Man
To enter, correctly answer the Avengers trivia questions below. Sweepstakes ends May 20, 2012, 11:59 PDT and on May 21, three winners will be randomly selected from the correct entries.


  • What famous bodybuilder/actor provided the voice for Hulk along with Mark Ruffalo in Marvel’s The Avengers?
  • Sales of what meat dish skyrocketed after Tony Stark’s mention of it in the film?

When entering in the comments section, please be sure to include your first name and email address in the information fields (email address will not be displayed with the comment). This is our way of contacting you. Entries received will not be published to the public during the duration of the sweepstakes.

Click here to Download Avengers Minimates Sweepstakes Rules.


Have you seen Marvel’s The Avengers yet? What was your favorite scene from the film? I love the moment when Captain America tells Bruce Banner, “Doc… I think now is the perfect time for you to get angry.” To which Bruce replies, “That’s my secret, Cap. I’m always angry.”

Good luck!


Mini Avengers Invasion at Disney Store Headquarters

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 16, 2012 4:30 PM

Marvel's The Avengers has made quite a smash at box offices, surpassing all records to become the #1 opening weekend of all time and one of the biggest movies of the year. A feat fit for the finest collection of super heros! 

The Avengers have not only appeared in theaters worldwide, but in Disney Stores across the nation as well with awesome and super cool products, like the Hulk Smash Fists and Action Figure. 

Hulk Smash FistsHulk Action Figure

We have noticed some small-scale super hero activity right here at Disney Store Headquarters, too. From tiny bolts of lightning to slight rumblings in the building, it looks like the Avengers have taken on miniture forms to fight crime for our Cast Members!

I snapped these photos of our super hero stage sets featuring Avengers product, and I think some of the mini Avengers are hiding out among the costumes and accessories. Can you spot them?

Mini Avengers
Mini Avengers
Mini Avengers
Mini Avengers mystery to be continued tomorrow... as well as a super surprise from Disney Store! You won't want to miss out!

"Hulk... SMASH!"


Congratulations to Our Mother’s Day Gift Set Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 14, 2012 5:30 PM

We hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating your moms on Mother’s Day and found fun, creative, and beautiful ways to say, “thank you!”

Today our Disney Store Twitter and The Buzz would like to show our appreciation by announcing Jennifer Allen of Eden Prairie, MN as the winner of our Mother’s Day Re-Tweet to Win! Jennifer will take a lovely assortment of products from our Disney Store fragrances, valued at $115!

Mother's Day Gift SetThank you to all who participated in our Re-Tweet to Win! Be sure to keep following us on Twitter and here at The Buzz for more chances to win fantastic Disney Store product!



And now the answers to our Disney Mothers Trivia! Haven’t taken the trivia quiz yet? Stop here! Scroll down and test your knowledge and then check back for the answers.

Let’s see how well you did!

1. This protective circus mother loses her temper at a group of boys who make fun of her son’s extra large ears.

ANSWER: Mrs. Jumbo from Dumbo

2. This kind-hearted, motherly character not only takes care of her own joey, but adopts a bouncy Tiger to look after as well.

ANSWER: Kanga from Winnie the Pooh

3. This tree-swinging mother showed great love adopting a human baby boy into her family clan when a leopard kills his parents.

ANSWER: Kala from Tarzan

4. This welcoming mother takes the shape of a piece of dishware when an evil curse befalls her master’s castle and turns him into a Beast.

ANSWER: Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast

5. This spotty mother initially has 15 little ones of her own, but adds in 84 more to save them from a cruel and evil London heiress.

ANSWER: Perdita from 101 Dalmatians

Kanga and Roo

Party McQueen and Stealth Finn Have Arrived at Disney Store

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

Lightning McQueen and Finn McMissile have rolled into Disney Stores looking quite snazzy with their new paint finishes! These two take their place as today’s featured Limited Availability Die Cast Chasers and are now available in store and online.

Party Wheels McQueen is sporting new rims and tires as well as a metal flake paint job, while Stealth Finn McMissile features a matte black paint scheme, devised for his stealth missions as a top spy.

Stealth McMissile & Party Wheels McQueen

Also hitting Disney Stores and today are two more single die casts, Kabuki Mater and John Lassitire. Check out the awesome designs below!

Kabuki Mater John LassitireHead over to to find complete details about our die cast Chase Editions and to order your own Party Wheels McQueen and Stealth Finn. And don’t forget about Kabuki Mater and John Lassitire! Not only are the paint finishes one-of-a-kind, but each die cast is only $6.50, and two for $12. What a steal!

Keep tabs at The Buzz for the latest and greatest information about the new die cast Chase Editions and for all your CARS product details.

Any guesses as to future design themes we’ll be seeing with the CARS die casts? I’m hoping for some international flair!


Win the Perfect Mother's Day Gift Set!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 13, 2012 8:00 AM

Happy Mother's Day!
On this special day, we wish to celebrate and recognize all the wonderful mom figures in our lives and say "thank you" for everything they do!

To show our appreciation, our Disney Store Twitter is offering you the chance to win a beautiful Disney Store fragrance set, featuring three of our best scents, including Magic, Pixie Dust, and the newest addition, A Princess Wish. Take a look at our gorgeous Mother's Day Gift Set below!

  Mother's Day Gift Set

· A Princess Wish Shimmer Body Lotion, Eau De Toilette, and Body Wash Boxed Set (SRP $29.50)

· Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette (SRP $24.50)

· Pixie Dust Body Wash (SRP $12.50)

· Pixie Dust Shimmering Body Lotion (SRP $12.50)

· Magic Room Spray (SRP $16.50)

· Magic Candle (SRP $19.50)


For your chance to win, head over to our official Disney Store Twitter, @DisneyStore and be sure to follow us and re-tweet the Mother's Day Gift Set tweet! You can find the rules for our sweepstakes here.

This prize pack is the perfect way to bring some magic to your special mom's day and show her just how much you care. But don't stop there! Disney Store has a whole collection of beautiful products that any mom would love to receive year around! Click on over to to check out our fabulous selection of apparel, accessories, jewelry, and more.

How are you celebrating Mother's Day this year? Tell us how you plan to share this special day with those you love!

Wishing all our moms a magical day,


Dumbo and Mrs. Jumbo