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Are you TUNED in?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 10, 2012 3:31 PM

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Or should I say, Happy Tunes Day?

That’s right! Buzz reader Jason Alder hit the right note with his guess of Tunes as the name of the new musical genre Vinylmation™ series being released by Disney Store!

The line-up brings six different musical styles to life using what I think are some very fitting Disney characters:

  •     Pop 80’s Dale
  •     Disco Goofy
  •     Country Daisy
  •     Classical Mickey
  •     Classic Rock Donald
  •     Punk Rock Stitch

Take a sneak peak at these awesome photos of a few characters from the series!

Pop 80's Dale is jammin' to some 80s beats!
Looks like Classical Mickey has his gloves full conducting an orchestra.

Goofy is pretty groovy in that white suit. Far out!

Being a loyal fan of the 80s (I definitely still own some neon hair scrunchies!), I think Pop 80’s Dale is totally rad. Although I can’t wait to see what Country Daisy looks like- she’s always so adorable!

What’s your favorite musical genre of the bunch?? Share with us in the comments section below!


I’ve got the beat,


Musical Daisy Duck

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Release the Hounds! And Other Lovable Disney Critters

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Jan 06, 2012 3:44 PM

Hello Buzz Readers!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted due to the hustle and bustle of the New Year, but I come with a fun reminder and an exciting sneak peak for all our Vinylmation™ fans!

Tomorrow, January 7th is South Coast Plaza’s (Costa Mesa, CA) early-release Artist Signing of Furry Friends Vinylmation from 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. Our wonderfully talented artists that designed the series will be on hand to meet fans and sign the figures they personally designed. Check out my previous post on the Furry Friends Artist Signing for complete artist list and event information!

My favorite is still Peter Pegasus, but Patch has also stolen my heart! 101 Dalmatians was one of my all-time favorite movies on VHS as a young girl.

Some of the Furry Friends were spotted playing around our Disney Store offices! See who we caught on camera below.

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Oliver seems to be searching for some milk.

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Looks like Francis, Trusty, and Percy made their way over to the Kennel!

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What dog doesn't love water? Pluto is playing around in our Disney Store fountain.


And now for our Sneak Peak to test your Vinylmation knowledge!

A new series is being released from the DJs over at Disney Store. In this open box series, we bring a little melody into your day with the help of six of our favorite Disney characters. One of our other Official Disney Blogs released the series information a few days ago! Play detective to find out where!

Think you know the name of this upcoming series?? Leave your guess in our comment section and find out if you're right! Here is a little image hint to help with your private-eye investigation:

Mystery Vinylmation!
Chip? Or Dale? What's playing on those headphones?

Stay tuned for the full release of this amazing line-up!



Furry Friends Vinylmation Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 27, 2011 12:29 PM

Hello friends!

We have exciting news for all you Vinylmation fans and animal lovers!

To celebrate the release of Furry Friends Vinylmation, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA) will host an early-release Artist Signing event on Saturday, 1/7, from 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.  Jim Valeri, Gerald Mendez, Enrique Pita, Quincy Sutton, and Matthew Chittavanichprapa, the artists that designed the series, will be on hand to meet fans and sign the figures they were responsible for creating.  Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Oskar Mendez will not be able to attend.

Furry Friends Series

Max – Oskar Mendez (unavailable)

Francis – Oskar Mendez (unavailable)

Oliver – Gerald Mendez

Patch – Gerald Mendez

Trusty – Jim Valeri

Tramp – Jim Valeri

Meeko – Jim Valeri

Pluto – Enrique Pita

Peter Pegasus – Quincy Sutton

Percy – Quincy Sutton

Marie – Matthew Chittavanichprapa

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Max and Furry Friends CasePrince Eric's loyal friend, Max, from The Little Mermaid.
Francis, Percy, Meeko, Oliver
Your favorite furry characters from Pocahontas and Oliver & Company.

Aren’t they adorable?! Being a huge fan of the original Fantasia, my favorite is Peter Pegasus! Which is your favorite character in the series?

Go to to check out more Vinylmation series!


Peter Pegasus

Guests may bring their figure(s) in or purchase in-store and choose which figures they would like signed. Purchase limit of eight (8) 3-inch Vinylmation™ per style per Guest a day, or two full trays. Please note that artists will only sign Vinylmation™ figures they have designed. Each Guest is limited to two (2) pieces signed per artist.

Retweet to Win our Share the Magic Prize Pack

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Dec 16, 2011 10:55 AM

In the spirit of the holidays, Disney Store would like to 'Share the Magic' by offering the chance to win the ULTIMATE Disney Store Holiday Prize Package featuring the Top 10 Gifts of the Season!

To enter for a chance to win our Share the Magic Prize Pack, simply retweet any of our @DisneyStore tweets with the hashtag  #ShareTheMagic this weekend! Rules can be found here.

One lucky winner will receive the following 10 holiday gifts...


     Retweet 2 win


  1. Enchanting Disney Princess Costume Wardrobe Set for Girls -- 12-Pc.  (Size Small)
  2. Vinylmation Villains 2 Figure -- 3"
  3. Singing Rapunzel Doll -- 17'' H
  4. Pixie Dust Eau de Toilette
  5. Kidada for Disney Store Wish-a-Little Ariel Figure with Charm Necklace
  6. Advanced Talking Buzz Lightyear Action Figure -- 12'' H


To find these amazing gifts and more, visit 

Can you SMELL the Magic?

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 03, 2011 3:26 PM

It’s beginning to SMELL a lot like the holidays…

This week, we launched our newest holiday-inspired Vinylmation series, Jingle Smells! The first ever scented Vinylmation series, Jingle Smells includes four 3”vinyl figures designed and scented to look and smell like Marshmallow, Gingerbread, Chocolate and Candy Cane! Jingle Smells is the perfect holiday stocking stuffer for the entire family.

Come into our stores or order on to smell the magic yourselves (Jingle Smells figurines double as festive holiday ornaments, too!)

Check out this video to see how well the Disney Store Cast Members did in our ‘Jingle Smells Smell Test’…

Continue reading "Can you SMELL the Magic?" »

Congratulations to our Villains 2 Vinylmation Sweepstakes Winner!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Nov 01, 2011 10:15 AM

The lucky winner of Disney Store’s new Villains 2 Vinylmation tray is…Katie Bradley from Simi Valley, CA!


Here are the answers to the sweepstakes questions:

1. Which Vinylmation Artist designed the Big Bad Wolf from Villains 2?

        A: Enrique Pita

2. Which character is the villain in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland?

         A: Queen of Hearts


Purchase your own tray of Villains 2 Vinylmation at your local Disney Store or on

Thanks to all who participated in the sweepstakes! Check back on The Buzz for more upcoming sweepstakes!

RECAP: Villains 2 Vinylmation Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 26, 2011 9:00 AM

This past weekend Villains 2 Vinylmation AND the Vinylmation Artists who created the series invaded the Disney Store at South Coast Plaza for a signing event! Check out the photos from the event:


Kyle Jensen, Jim Valeri, Gerald Mendez and Enrique Pita



Enrique Pita holds a Junior Vinylmation from the series



Kyle Jensen being interviewed by one of his fans



Gerald Mendez takes a photo with one of his fans


Jim Valeri is all laughs!


The Vinylmation Artists had a BLAST meeting their fans! Visit to purchase our newest Vinylmation series!


Have you entered to win your very own Villains 2 Vinylmation tray on The Buzz? If not, enter here!

Behind the Scenes of Villains 2 Vinylmation

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 25, 2011 10:39 AM

Villains 2 Vinylmation have invaded the Disney Store this week! The Buzz wanted to learn more about how the Villains 2 Vinylmation series came to life and how they are more villainous than the first series. So we sat down with Vinylmation Artist, Kyle Jensen, to get the inside scoop.


The Buzz: Hi Kyle! Can you please share with The Buzz what you do here at Disney Store?

 I am a member of the design team that designs almost everything you see in Disney Stores except toys. So on any given day I could design anything from a t-shirt to a collectible to a backpack. In my role, I am able to combine my original designs with innovative fashion trends. The end product is not only fashion-forward, but appealing to our Guests. Also, I have the opportunity to work with the Vinylmation team in designing our Disney Store Vinylmation figures. It’s such a blast!

The Buzz: So, the big question is what is Villains 2 all about?

This one is pretty simple:  Villains 2 is all about giving fans MORE Disney villians that we love to hate!

The Buzz: Awesome! How is this series different than the first Villains series?

While designing the first series, we found that some of the characters would be better represented on vinyl if we designed their faces a little differently than your typical Vinylmation figure. This time, we decided to use the entire vinyl figure as a canvas for our villains’ faces, allowing their expressions to stretch from the head onto the body. We think this translates well for maximum eeeeeevil impact!

The Buzz: Which Villains did you design and where did you get inspiration from?

I designed Shere Khan, Hades and Bowler Hat Guy. Whenever I get to do a Villian vinyl, the inspiration comes directly from the movie itself. The more I watch the villain come to life, the easier the design becomes and I actually find myself quoting the character as I am designing (drives the people around me crazy)!

The Buzz: Who’s your favorite character in the series?

Of my designs, I love the way Sher Khan came out. I designed different versions of him, and  the version that was chosen by the team was actually my second choice, but the way my design translated onto the vinyl figure looks awesome as the final product. My other favorites are Runaway Brain, Eyzma and Shadowman. I want to collect them all!

The Buzz: Did you always want to be an artist?

No. I wanted to be a pro baseball player, actually! But I never quite had enough athletic skill to go very far, so I figured I would be an artist instead.  :)

The Buzz: Who’s your favorite Disney character?

I have to be honest, when it comes to Disney characters I love them all, but if I have to choose one it would have to be Goofy. The “How-To” shorts are some of my favorite Disney cartoons!


Thanks so much for sitting down with us, Kyle!

So now that you’ve got the behind the scenes scoop, who’s your favorite Vinylmation Villain? Check them out on!

Don't forget to enter to win your very own Villains 2 Vinylmation tray on The Buzz's sweepstakes!

Villains 2 Series Vinylmation Sweepstakes

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 24, 2011 12:01 AM

They’re baaaaaaack!

Today, marks the official launch date of the Villains 2 Vinylmation series in-store and at To celebrate, we are giving away a Villains 2 Vinylmation Tray to our loyal Buzz Readers! The Villains 2 Vinylmation series was designed by Disney Store Vinylmation Artists Enrique Pita, Gerald Mendez, Oskar Mendez and Kyle Jensen.

6387047710029-(1)Enter to win a Villains 2 Vinylmation tray! To enter, 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.


1.)    Which Vinylmation Artist designed the Big Bad Wolf from Villains 2?

2.)    Which character is the villain in Disney’s Alice in Wonderland?

When entering in 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.

For sweepstakes rules, click here.

Did you hear that Villains 2 Vinylmation invaded Disney Store HQ? If not, check out our photos here! Check back on The Buzz for a recap of the Vinylmation Artist signings from this past weekend at the Disney Store at South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California!

Tell us! Who’s your favorite Villain from the new series? Why are they your favorite?

BLOOPERS: Villains 2 Vinylmation: They’re Baaaaaaack!

By Official Disney Store Blogger, Oct 20, 2011 12:19 PM

Hey Buzz Readers!

We LOVED our photos from the Villains 2 Vinylmation Disney Store HQ invasion on Facebook. (If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look here!) We thought you might enjoy a few bloopers during the invasion…

Blooper3Woops! Captain Hook tossed Peter Pan up instead of down…

BowlerblooperBowler Hat Guy doesn't seem to notice that he's missing something up top…

Sometimes Shere Khan needs a little “Winnie and me time”…

Don’t forget that Villains 2 Vinylmation officially launch on October 24 in-store and! And, if you are in the Southern California area, please stop by our Villains 2 Vinylmation Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza! 

Villains 2 Vinylmation Artist Signing at South Coast Plaza – Saturday, October 22, 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. 

 To celebrate the release of Villains 2 Vinylmation, South Coast Plaza will host an Artist Signing event on Saturday, 10/22, 10:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.  Jim Valeri, Gerald Mendez, Enrique Pita & Kyle Jensen, the artists that designed the series will be on hand to meet fans and sign the figures they were responsible for creating.  Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Oskar Mendez will not be able to attend.

The signing will coincide with a Radio Disney event at the mall for an in-store princess coronation celebration.  We have provided Radio Disney with one case of the Villains 2 Blind Series, as well as the accompanying 9” Jafar / 1.5” Genie.  These will be raffled off in the mall as a prize for one lucky winner! No purchase required to enter the raffle.


Check back on The Buzz for more Villains 2 Vinylmation fun...