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9 posts from July 2012

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Summertime the Disney Way!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 27, 2012 9:19 AM

We are nearing the close of July, but summertime festivites are still in full swing! From beach days to BBQs, roadtrips to some R&R, summer is a great chance to enjoy the weather and spend time with friends and family.

What summertime activities are your favorite? Do you have any exciting past or upcoming plans? In the spirit of the season of sun, we have a fun poll for you to take below!

Be sure to check out Disney Store for all your summer gear!

Summer Brights Tumbler with StrawSummer Brights Ice Cube Set
Mickey Mouse Flip FlopsAriel Flip Flops
Cars SunglassesTinker Bell Sunglasses

Stealth Mater is on a Mission!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 26, 2012 9:15 AM

Everyone's favorite snaggled-toothed tow truck is on the move! In just four days Disney Store is releasing the newest CARS die cast Chase Edition - the sleek, shiny, but ever-silly Stealth Mater.

Complete with matte black paint scheme and goofy grin, Stealth Mater is equipped for any high-security, top-secret mission! With his vast knowledge of automotive parts and engines and title as the (self-proclaimed) world's best backwards driver, Mater is sure to save the day.  

This super sleek Mater takes his place as this month's featured Limited Availability Die Cast Chaser.

Stealth Mater Stealth MaterWhat’s a Chase edition? These classic die cast CARS characters feature exclusive, creative, never-before-seen paint finishes. You can own the likes of MaterLightning McQueen, and other characters with completely unique designs—they’re totally awesome! Race on over to to learn more about these limited availability die cast and get in on the chase!

Be sure to look for Stealth Mater, available online at and in stores starting July 30th, and check out all our other high-speed CARS gear rolling into Disney Store this fall!

Mater's Philosophy

Mater's philosophy to be inspired by today:
"Don't need to know where I'm going, just need to know where I've been."

Special Offer for Friends & Family

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 19, 2012 3:45 PM

Looking to stock up on your Disney Store favorites? The time to act is now!

For a limited time (7/19/12 - 7/22/12) take 25% off your entire purchase online & in stores. That's an offer that can't be beat!

So what are you waiting for? Find your local Disney Store or head over to and bring the Disney magic home with you today! 

Click on the image below for more information.

Friends & Family Special Offer

San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Mission Accomplished!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 18, 2012 10:00 AM

Greetings, Buzz Readers!

San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 was a HUGE success! An amazing time was had by our Cast Members who attended—from our So Tasty Vinylmation Series to an exclusive first-look at Frankenweenie product, Disney was quite the hit!

Check out some photos below of all the behind-the-scenes Comic-Con action!

Each day, Disney Parks and Resorts partnered with Disney Store at the Funko booth to giveaway 500 Comic-Con exclusive Vinyls. Guests who followed @DisneyStore on Twitter received updates alerting them when the Vinyls were released at the booth.

Comic Con 2012
From left: Doug Oglesby (Disney Store), John Balen (Disney Store), Eric Caszatt (Disney Parks and Resorts) and Thomas Scott (Disney Parks and Resorts) at the Disney product display at the Funko booth at Comic-Con International 2012.

Our So Tasty Vinylmation series was the star of the show! Two figures from the collection were released every morning of Comic-Con and sold out before noon each day! These awesome Vinylmation figurines are scented as everyone’s favorite snack foods—a collectible that is sure to make your mouth water! Fans also loved the free So Tasty Vinylmation paper chef hats. Did any of you who attended snag some So Tasty swag?

Comic Con 2012
Guests are excited to wear their free So Tasty Vinylmation paper chef hats at the Disney product display at the Funko booth at Comic-Con International 2012.
Comic Con 2012
Disney Store and Disney Parks Comic-Con vinyl figures and Comic-Con Vinylmation give-aways at Comic-Con International 2012.

The Disney Store and Funko POP! Vinyls were as popular as ever, having been hot ticket items at last year’s Comic-Con. Fans were eager to get their hands on the Glow in the Dark POP! Oogie Boogie figure and POP! Sulley and Boo set. I don’t blame them, Boo is just adorable!

Speaking of our good friend Sulley, Comic-Con 2012 was the first time a Disney·Pixar character has been featured as a BLOX vinyl figure. This year, the Sulley Color Studies BLOX from Monsters Inc. was the Disney BLOX hot item, featured in two unique color waves and inspired by The Art of Pixar.

Comic-Con 2012
A fan at Comic-Con 2012 displays his exclusive Sulley Color Studies BLOX and So Tasty Vinylmation figures from Disney Store.
Comic Con 2012
Disney and Disney-Pixar Comic-Con Exclusive POP! and BLOX vinyl figures available at the Funko booth at Comic-Con International 2012.

Let’s not forget our awesome Marvel product! Guests at Comic-Con had their sights set on the Exclusive Spider-Man action figures by Diamond Select Toys, featured at the Diamond booth. The Amazing Spider-Man Unmasked figure will be available online at and as well as in Disney Stores nationwide starting in July 9, 2012. The one-of-a-kind Metallic Spider Man figure will be available exclusively online at and beginning July 30, 2012. Be sure to snatch these must-have figures up into your web before it’s too late!

Comic Con 2012
Comic-Con guests dress as their favorite Disney Villains at ABC's The Neighbors booth at Comic-Con International 2012.

Other notable Disney Comic-Con highlights include the fantastic Art of Frankenweenie booth, where fans got a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tim Burton’s animated masterpiece and exclusive new Frankenweenie product, as well as the life-sized Disney POP! Vinyl Maleficent, which made for a perfect photo op.

Comic Con 2012
Exclusive sneak peek of the sets from Disney's Frankenweenie film by Tim Burton at the Art of Frankenweenie booth at Comic-Con International 2012.
Comic Con 2012
Comic-Con guest dressed as Maleficent poses with the Disney POP! Vinyl Maleficent display at the Funko booth at Comic-Con International 2012.

How many of you were in on all the action at this year’s Comic-Con? Tell me about your experience and favorite moments in the comment section!

NEW! Under The Big Top Vinylmation Series

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 12, 2012 3:30 PM

"Ladies and gentlemen! We will now present for your entertainment the most stupendous, magnificent, super-colossal spectacle! I give you..."

Dumbo Ringmaster
The "Under The Big Top" Vinylmation series!

The newest phenomenal, fantastic, flamboyant, and fabulous Vinylmation series to come to Disney Store,  "Under The Big Top" will launch on Monday, July 23, 2012 in-store and online. With the Circus coming to town, we are excited to share news that would even make an elephant fly! Take a sneak peek at some of the awesome vinyl figures below!

6387047710602-4In celebration of this new release, the Disney Store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California will hold an extra special 2-day early release artist signing event. Artist Gerald Mendez will be on hand from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Carousel Court to sign the "Under the Big Top" Vinylmation series! Join us for a very special experience filled with circus-themed fun and activities including juggling, face painting, balloon art and a magician!

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How many of you are planning on attending? Are you excited about the new Under The Big Top series? We sure are!


Disney Circus

*Purchase limit: one (1) tray or eight (8) singles per guest. Autograph limit: one gold ticket is valid for up to 7 autographs based on the purchase of a full tray of Under The Big Top Vinylmation only. One silver ticket is valid for 3 autographs based on the purchase of 3 to 8 individual 3” Under The Big Top Vinylmation only. While supplies last.

San Diego Comic-Con International 2012

By Official Disney Store Blogger,

San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 is up and running!

We are very excited to be attending Comic-Con again this year with a brand new assortment of unique, exclusive Disney product in tow. Disney is teaming up with Funko to debut some totally awesome limited edition items, and Walt Disney Studio's Art of Frankenweenie booth will be offering an extra special preview of Disney Store's fall assortment of Frankenweenie merchandise.

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AND, for the first time ever, Disney Store's own vinlymation series, So Tasty, will be sold at Comic-Con! The So Tasty Comic-Con series features eight scented vinyl figures that look and smell like everyone's favorite snack foods. Take a sneak peek at 3 of the figures below - Cotton Candy, Orange Soda, and Caramel Apple!


How many of you are at San Diego Comic-Con this year? What are you looking forward to seeing the most? What are some awesome and cool things you have seen so far? Tell me in the comments section!


Retweet to Win a Brave Movie Poster Signed by Kelly Macdonald!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 06, 2012 9:00 AM

Disney·Pixar’s newest film Brave continues to be the number one animated movie of the summer! It’s easy to believe – the spirited and dynamic Merida is hard not to love!

The Spirit of Merida

Is Merida your new favorite Disney Princess? Wish you could take home an exclusive piece of memorabilia from Brave? Then look no further!

Our official Disney Store Twitter is giving away 3 Brave movie posters signed by Kelly Macdonald, the voice of Merida! For your chance to win, head over to @DisneyStore and be sure to follow us and re-tweet the 2012 Brave Poster Giveaway tweet. You can find the rules for our sweepstakes here.


Kelly Macdonald, the voice of Merida, signing Brave movie posters at the Brave Press Event in Hollywood.


Kelly Macdonald posing with the adorable Merida Toddler Doll from Disney Store!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to @DisneyStore now to re-tweet by 9am on Monday, July 9, 2012 for your chance to win!

Merida and her Father
Want more awesome inside information and cool facts about Brave? Check out the Brave Facebook Page and official Twitter for fun tidbits like the one below!

Notice anything about the wood pieces on the table? Look closely... that's the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story!

Pizza Planet truck in Brave!

How Did You Celebrate the 4th?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 05, 2012 3:30 PM

Happy 5th of July!

We hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July celebrating with friends and family and watched some spectacular fireworks and enjoyed some delicious sweet treats.

Happy 4th!
How many of you spent the holiday at a Disney Park? What is your best fireworks memory? The fireworks and decorated Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the picture below look pretty amazing!

4th of July
Hope you had a fun and safe summer celebration!

Flag Minnie Mouse Tee for WomenPatriotic Duffy the Disney Bear PlushFlag Mickey Mouse Tee for Men

The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical Release

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jul 03, 2012 10:00 PM

The Amazing Spider-Man from Marvel Entertainment premiered today in theaters nationwide! Have you seen it yet? What did you think?

The Amazing Spider-Man

Looking for some sweet spidey-gear to embark on your own adventures? Check out the awesome Spider-Man items from Disney Store below! Click on each image for more information.

Spider-Man BackpackSpider-Man Lunch Tote
The Amazing Spider-Man Tee for BoysThe Amazing Spider-Man Tee for Boys Red
Spider Strike Battle Racer Play SetThe Amazing Spider Man Web Shooter

Spider-Man Tee for WomenThe Amazing Spider-Man Tee for Men