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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?

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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.
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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.

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A fan at Comic-Con 2012 displays his exclusive Sulley Color Studies BLOX and So Tasty Vinylmation figures from Disney Store.
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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!

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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.

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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.
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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..."

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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!


So Delicious, So Savory, So Tasty!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jun 08, 2012 5:00 PM

What are small, sweet, salty, and scented all over?

The new So Tasty! Vinylmation, of course!

So Tasty!
That delicious scent wafting across Disney Stores everywhere is coming from the six unbearably cute So Tasty! figures featuring our favorite delectable dishes and bubbly beverages, including Popcorn, Bacon Cheeseburger, Mint Chip Ice Cream, Lemonade, Grape Soda, and Root Beer.

The figures went out exploring in Disney’s California Adventure (presumably to sneak a peek at Cars Land!). Take a look at their adventures in the pictures below!

Bacon Cheeseburger

Mint Chip Ice Cream
Root Beer, Frozen Lemonade, Grape Soda


Which scent is your favorite? I love the lemonade one! It smells so refreshing and reminds me of summer.

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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!

Snow White Vinylmation Jr. Series

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 24, 2012 3:20 PM

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...


Lombard St. Vinylmation Release and Artist Signing

By Official Disney Store Blogger, May 11, 2012 2:55 PM

Hey all you Vinylmation fans!

Looks like we’re going to San Francisco… Be sure to wear your Disney Store gear!

To celebrate the release of the Lombard St. 3’’ Vinylmation™, our San Francisco Stockton Street store will be opening early at 8am on Saturday, May 12th for an exclusive Artist Signing event. Vinylmation artist, Enrique Pita, will be present from 8am to 10am to meet fans and sign figures that he is responsible for designing.

Lombard St. Vinylmation
Read about the super-talented Enrique Pita below!

Enrique Pita – Senior Designer

Enrique Pita

For Disney Store Senior Designer, Enrique Pita, it’s always been a dream to work for Disney. Born in Havana, Cuba, Enrique moved to the US in 1980 and studied commercial art design at LA Trade Tech College. Since then, Enrique used his expertise to expand his career throughout a number of industries including print press, typography, illustration and graphic design for companies like Guess, Tiltworks and Jerry Leigh. At Disney Store, Enrique creates artwork for everything from t-shirt graphics, styleguides to Vinylmation. His recent creations include Vinylmation from the Furry Friends, Robots, Disney Villains 2 and City Specific series. An avid Disney fan, Enrique calls himself a “collector who creates collectibles”, and is proud to show off his robust collection of Disney figurines both at home and in the office.

Enrique Pita Portfolio

We kindly ask that fans do not line up prior to 7:00 am. Enrique will only sign figures that he designed himself. There will be a purchase limit of eight (8) 3-inch Vinylmation™ figures per guest per day and signing limit of two (2) figures per guest, while supplies last (Note – talent appearance is subject to change without notice).

Who’s planning on heading to the Stockton Street store to get their Vinylmation pieces signed? What do you think of the Lombard St. Vinylmation? I love Enrique’s interpretation of the famous street!

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Lombard Street Fun Facts

NEW! Vinylmation Facebook Store

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Apr 30, 2012 9:30 AM

Calling all Vinylmation fans!

Looking for that one-stop shop for all your Vinylmation needs? Then look no further! Disney Theme Park Merchandise just recently revealed a brand new Vinylmation Facebook Store—a place for fans to shop, share, vote and receive special offers that can’t be found anywhere else. Located on the Vinylmation Facebook Fan page, this new Vinylmation Facebook Store is the perfect place to unite with fellow fans and expand your Vinylmation collection!

Facebook Vinylmation Store
But that’s not all!

As you become an active user of the new Vinylmation Facebook Store, you’ll have an opportunity to collect exclusive virtual Vinylmation badges! These badges will help you unlock special offers from Disney Theme Park Merchandise—the more badges you collect, the more special offers you’ll receive. What a great gift for being a Vinylmation fan!

Facebook Vinylmation Badges
Fans of the Vinylmation Facebook Store will also be able to shop select new series before they are released at Disney Parks, Disney Stores or Not only new series, but also Facebook Exclusive Vinylmation figures only available at the Facebook Store, just like the one below! 

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What a perfect place for all your Vinylmation needs! The Vinylmation Facebook Fan page and new Facebook Vinylmation Store are definitely worth checking out—so what’re you waiting for? Head on over to Facebook to be a part of all the action!

Which Disney characters are you hoping to see in Vinyl form this year? I’m hoping for some new Dumbo designs, or perhaps Ariel!


25th Anniversary, Day 17: Vinylmation Past & Present

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Mar 11, 2012 11:56 PM

Do you know the name of the Disney collectible toy line where figures like this come from?

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If you answered Vinylmation, then you’d be correct! These awesome little figurines are taking the world by storm with their ever-changing artwork in each new series design. They have become quite the collecting sensation!

Vinylmation is a fun and affordable collectible designer toy originally created by Disney Theme Park Merchandise. With its exclusive releases and blind boxes, Vinylmation is all about creative expression and the mysterious thrill of the chase.

First Vinylmation Series, Park #1

Park #1, first Vinylmation series released by Disney Theme Park Merchandise.

Devising a name for this unique collectors item came when Disney Cast Members thought to combine the word “Animation” with the world “Vinyl,” which is the medium upon which the creative designs are expressed. Currently the figure form used for the Vinylmation figurines is shaped like Mickey Mouse; however, artists do not consider themselves redesigning the famous mouse, but rather using the form as a blank three-dimensional canvas upon which Disney artists can express their creativity.

Vinylmation’s history with Disney Store is relatively young, as it was first announced in June 2010 that select Disney Stores would be carrying special series designed via a new line up of Disney Store artists. The Montebello, California location was the first of the stores to carry Vinylmation.

In November of 2010 a team of artists was assembled to help design Disney Store’s own exclusive New York City themed Vinylmation figurines that debuted at the grand opening of Disney Store Times Square.

Disney Store NYC Vinylmation Series
Following the exclusive release of NYC Vinylmation figurines, Disney Store followed with the first set of the wildly popular Villains series in January 2011. After these first Villains wreaked havoc at Disney Stores, they paved the way for a whole slew of new Vinylmation series designed exclusively for Disney Store. These series have included city-specific exclusives, Disney’s The Lion King, Villains 2, Tunes, and of course the totally awesome Robots. Want to know if your Vinylmation piece is a Disney Store creation? Check the bottom of your figurine for a unique artist signature! You might recognize some of the signatures below!

Disney Store Vinylmation Artist Signatures
Artist Oskar Mendez hard at work!

Disney Store artist Oskar Mendez has helped design a number of Vinylmation series for Disney Store.

Disney Store Villains Vinylmation

9" and 3" Vinylmation figurines from Disney Store's Villains series.

With their adorable, creative, and artistic designs, it is hard not to love Vinylmation figurines. Disney Store has an exciting year of Vinylmation planned, with new and never-before-seen series in store for Guests. We have an amazing set of artists on hand at Disney Store who are hard at work creating innovative and imaginative series of your favorite Disney characters. Be sure to get your exclusive Vinylmation information here at The Buzz as we keep you up-to-date on the latest figurine details!

If you haven’t seen our awesome Robots video yet, check it out below!


What is your favorite Vinylmation series? Any figures you are hoping to see in the coming year?

16 days to go!


Furry Friends Vinylmation Announcement

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 11, 2012 11:31 AM

Dear Disney Store Guests:

It is our commitment to offer high-quality merchandise and unfortunately the application of the Furry Friends Vinylmation artwork did not meet our standards.  As such, we are no longer selling the product.

We have not yet decided whether or not the collection will be re-released in the future, but we are offering a full refund to any Guest who is dissatisfied with his or her Furry Friends Vinylmation purchase. If you would like to return your Furry Friends Vinylmation figure(s), please return the merchandise to the nearest Disney Store or via and we will happily provide a refund for the full amount (or we will exchange your Furry Friends figurine for a Vinylmation figurine from any other series, if available).

Disney Store is still committed to supporting ASPCA’s work and will donate $1 for each Furry Friend Vinylmation produced, for a magical donation of $60,000. We apologize to our Guests for any inconvenience. 

Thank you,

Disney Store