March 13, 2010

Weekly (Pin) News

This week we will be beginning with some Toy Story 3 “news” (this seems like a weekly occurrence). First, we have a new (recently released), presumably final poster for the movie.toystory3poster

We also have a new character, Stretch, played by Whoopi Goldberg.23494_358053524077_35245929077_3477051_8306082_n

In theme park news, at Wednesday’s Shareholder Meeting, Bob Iger announced several new pieces of information. The first two regard the D23 Community of Fans. It was confirmed that the D23 Expo will not be returning this year (2010), but will become an “Every Other Year” event and return in 2011. We posted more information on Wednesday.D23Expo11_Head

Another event announced was the other “every other year” event, Destination D, which will be a two day event on even number years, in the same time of the D23 Expos (early September). This year’s theme is Disneyland 55 and is a D23 Member Exclusive, unlike the D23 Expo. More information was posted on Wednesday.


This week the Sherman Brothers were honored with a window on Main Street on Thursday. (Pictures from D23.)

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Also announced at the Shareholder Meeting was the Premier Passport, an Annual Pass for both coasts, Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. More information can be found here, we posted on Wednesday.


Finally in Park News, Disney Parks Blog announced a new form of advertisements. Tron skins are to be placed on the monorails of the Epcot line. Many fans are calling them “Tronorails”, and the feelings/reactions are mixed among the fan community.

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Onto the pins… We’ll start with two pieces of Vinylmation Pin News.

To be released April 8th in Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. The set will be of several 9in Vinylmations from Urban Series #3.

This limited edition mystery collection features Mickey Mouse in various artistic styles. Each box contains two (2) pins, and an additional mystery pin of one of five different styles from the Urban #3 Vinylmation™ collection. The pins measure approximately 2.75" tall by 1.5" wide.

This set will be $44.95 with an 750 LE of each pin. I guess we will have to see if this is a new thing. It seems that these pins are three dimensional with add ons to them and not just flat Vinylmation Pins, like we have seen before.


Another Vinylmation Mystery Set is for the Urban Series #4, to be released April 29th, and will retail for $16.00 at both Walt Disney World, and Disneyland Resorts, there is no Limited Edition.

This limited release mystery collection features Mickey Mouse in various artistic styles. Each box contains two (2) randomly selected collector pins.

Note: One of the pins in this collection is a mystery chaser. Find this pin to uncover its unique design! 400000212388

The 10th Anniversary Pin Trading Pins are released on the Cast Member lanyards. Blog_20100310_10thChasers

Finally in Pin News, Disney Pins has previewed a new collection coming out soon, the Chip and Dale Adventure Collection. (Tower of Terror and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad preview below)Blog_20100312_C&DAdv1 Blog_20100312_C&DAdv2

Finally we have three Vinylmation previews, the Goofy from Park Series #4, Coming Out in April 2010.Par4-11

And two from the upcoming Sports Series.Sports1-1 Sports1-2

Urban Series #3 9in Figures to be released March 19th in Walt Disney World. To be released in the following locations:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park – Merchant of Venus and Space Mountain Shop
  • Epcot® – Art of Disney and MouseGear
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios™ – Animation Gallery and Beverly Sunset
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park – Disney Outfitters
  • Downtown Disney® Marketplace – Art of Disney

Pictures and Information from Disney Pins, Official Vinylmation Blog

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