January 31, 2010

Vinylmation Connection: Artist Signing 1/29

Today we have an unscheduled version of Vinylmation Connection, this one we won’t be connecting vinyls to blog posts, but today we will be showing pictures of the latest Artist Signing Party from January 29th, brought to you by one of our readers, Greenhpper.

First, some pictures of Urban Series 4 three inches.108_1682




Nightmare Before Christmas set, to be released in October.108_1685


The Black Cauldron 25th Anniversary Nine and Three Inch set.108_1678


Nine inchers of Park Series 4, Sci Fi Dine In Theater (left), and Adventures through Inner Space (right).108_1690

Urban Series 4 Nine Inchers!108_1691 108_1681



New Merchandise to be out later this year.

Key Covers! Featuring the Cutesters Ladybug.108_1676


As well as the lion/tiger/panther from its a small world (Park Series 4). And also one sets of 10 buttons, in each package, there will be a mystery button.108_1695a

Finally, we have two sets of 24 stickers featuring various Vinylmations. Personally, i like these.109_1700 109_1701 Once again, a special thanks to greenhpper for the great pictures and information regarding the Vinylmations.

For more update Vinylmation news, check out our sister site, Vinylmation Connection, a Vinylmation ONLY discussion board, full of up to date information and releases. Check it out!

January 30, 2010

Weekly (Pin) News

Today we have a VERY quick WPN.

First we have this DCL pin that was the first pin in the new pin of the month set, each month features a character, January is Stitch.400000052670

Also this week, Whats HapPINing showed us a preview of a sculpt that will be released at the Dateline Disneyland Summer Pin Festival. The plaque is a pin.Blog_20100125_Sculp1 Blog_20100125_Sculp2 Blog_20100125_Sculp3

Finally in pin news, we have a new set released this past week, PT52. A new mystery pouch set that is RANDOM and NO ONE knows what is inside. There are 52 pins in the set, BUT with every one of the 52 colored pins there is a Golden Chaser, like the Golden DeeBee chasers. Check out the list of pins in the series,and some pictures.Blog_20100126_PT52Pouch


Finally, in Vinylmation news, we have several previews. This first one is said to be from the Have a Laugh Set (from VinylNation)VMBlog_2010125

These other previews are of the new Sports set coming out later this year.VMBlog_20100126 VMBlog_20100127_sports VMBlog_20100128_sports

Finally, VinylNation has a pictures of the Muppets Series #1 Chaser, Kermit in a Tuxedo.muppetchaser1 That is it for today, told you all it was gonna be short and quick.

Pictures and Information from OVS, VinylNation, and What’s HapPINing

January 29, 2010

Pinvestigation: A Bug’s Land!

A Bug’s Land was the first “big” addition to Disney’s California Adventure after it opened. Although Bountiful Valley Farm and Its Tough to be a Bug opened with the park in February 2001, the land opened over a year after the park opened.

Opening in October 2002 in response from guests that it lacked “kid friendly” attractions. Originally to be called Flik’s Fun Fair with a few attractions, the land “expanded” to include the Bountiful Valley Farm, and changed name to a bug’s land. The area is themed as though guests are actually bug sized. Oversized human items and foodstuffs are scattered around the land, similar to the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids play area at Disney Hollywood Studios.




You might ask how do bugs and DCA’s California theme connect, well as with everything in Disney the Imagineers created a story behind it.

It reveals that Flik and the other bugs were inspired to create their own fun fair when Disney's California Adventure opened next door to them. When the Imagineers set out to build the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, they discovered the bugs in the garden and decided to open up Flik's fair to park guests.



The area offers many attractions in a small area. image

First, the Bountiful Valley Farms opened with the park, as a “tour” of a farm, when A Bugs Land opened, various characters were placed around the area. pin3552



Added to the park in 2002 was Flik’s Fun Fair.IMG_8257

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With featured Flik’s Flyers, where guests ride on contraptions that are like hotair balloons, similar to Blowfish Balloon Race in Tokyo DisneySea’s Mermaid Lagoon.


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Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train is a “kiddie” train ride on the caterpillar “eating” through the various foods. Heimlichs%20Chew%20Chew%20Train_00


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Francis’ Ladybug Boogie is a “Mad Tea Party” type attraction where you board a Francis vehicle, and “boogie” to the music.Francis-Ladybug-Boogie_01

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Tuck and Roll’s Drive ‘Em Buggies is a “bumper car” style attraction as guest board the bugs. 

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Princess Dot’s Puddle Park is a water play area, similar to Honey I Shrunk the Audience play area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.Princess%20Dot%20Puddle%20Park_02 pin15732


The one shop located in the land is P.T. Flea Market, themed to PT Flea, the flea that was the ringmaster of circus in the movie, A Bug’s Life.Bountiful%20Valley%20Farm_040

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Pictures and Information from PinPics and WDW Info