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Disney To Host Huge Celebration for Mickey Mouse’s Birthday on November 18th

To celebrate his upcoming birthday, Mickey Mouse is surprising some of his biggest fans in eight locations around the globe. Leading up to the big day—November 18—Mickey will take off to such exciting destinations as Japan, Chile, Canada, China, England and the United States. These magical moments will be captured and shared on Disney’s Mickey Mouse Facebook and Instagram pages. Mickey will bring a few more surprises when he visits the Good Morning America studios in New York City on November 15. Fans are encouraged to join the fun on social media using #HappyBirthdayMickey.

Disney Stores and shopDisney.com

In honor of the occasion, Disney’s e-commerce site shopDisney.com will feature special Mickey birthday merchandise from November 16–23, and on November 18, all Disney Stores in the U.S. will host celebrations throughout the day with entertainment and activities.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

On Mickey’s birthday, the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts, as well as Disney Stores in the United States, will be distributing commemorative “Happy Birthday, Mickey!” buttons. Disneyland Park in Anaheim will host a special cavalcade featuring some of Mickey’s friends along with the Disneyland Band; and at Magic Kingdom Park in Lake Buena Vista, FL, characters and performers will dance in a special birthday-themed song during Move It! Shake It! Dance & Play It! There will also be commemorative merchandise, treats and photo locations throughout both resorts. Celebrations will also take place at all of Disney’s international theme parks including Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disney Resort and Shanghai Disney Resort.

Disney Channel and Disney Junior

Special marathons of Mickey and the Roadster Racers and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse will air throughout the weekend of November 17 on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, and a new Mickey Mouse-themedDisney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes short entitled “Happy Birthday” debuts November 17 on Disney Junior YouTube. On November 18, Disney Channel will air Mickey Mouse shorts every half hour throughout the day, starting with the premiere of “The Birthday Song,” a new short in which Minnie Mouse loses the notes to Mickey’s birthday song and needs to recover them to save the festivities.

Disney’s Digital Worlds

In addition, D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, Oh My Disney, Babble and other Disney sites will be posting Mickey-related videos, galleries, stories, crafts, recipes and shareables leading up to and on his birthday. And a selection of Disney games and apps will feature special Mickey-themed content and giveaways, including Disney Magic Kingdoms, Kingdom Hearts Union Cross, Disney Tsum Tsum, Disney Magical Dice, Disney Story Central, Disney Jigsaw Puzzles! and Color by Disney.

Mickey’s birthday is celebrated in honor of the release of his first theatrical film, Steamboat Willie, on November 18, 1928, at the Colony Theatre in New York City. Since then, he has starred in more than 100 cartoons and can currently be seen on Disney Channel in the Mickey Mouse cartoon series and on Disney Junior in Mickey and the Roadster Racers.

Kingdom Hearts Select Action Figures Hit Comic Shops This Week

It’s the 15th anniversary of the popular Kingdom Hearts game franchise, in which young hero Sora teams up with classic Disney characters to save his world and others. Now, with a new installment of the game set for 2018, Diamond Select Toys is rolling out their line of action figures based on the previous installments! Series 1 hits comic shops and specialty stores this week, but there are more exclusive packaging and character variations coming to other retailers in the coming weeks! Read on for details!

This week, comic shops, specialty stores and online retailers will receive two three-packs in Select-style packaging, with larger blisters and side panels.

  • Sora with Kingdom Key, Dusk with articulated support stand, and a Soldier
  • King Mickey with Star Seeker keyblade, Axel with chakrams, and a Shadow.

Sora, Dusk and Mickey feature a full range of articulation, while Axel features upper-body articulation and the Shadow and Soldier each have three points of articulation.

Exclusively at Walgreens, single packs are currently available of:

  • Sora
  • Axel with his chakrams
  • King Mickey with an exclusive Kingdom Keyop0 and an exclusive figurine of Pluto with an articulated neck.

At Toys”R”Us, Target and GameStop, two-packs will soon be available of

  • King Mickey with Star Seeker keyblade, and Dusk with articulated support stand
  • Axel with chakrams and Shadow

Additionally, each location will get an exclusive two-pack:

  • Master Form Sora with Kingdom Key and Soldier (Toys”R”Us)
  • Wisdom Form Sora with Kingdom Key and Soldier (Target)
  • Valor Form Sora with Kingdom Key and Soldier (GameStop)
  • Sora with Kingdom Key and Soldier (GameStop)

Coming to comic shops and specialty stores in Spring of 2018, Series 2 of Kingdom Hearts Select figures will feature:

  • Roxas with Oathkeeper keyblade, Donald with Mage’s Staff, and Goofy with Shield
  • Pete, Chip & Dale, and Soldier
  • Aqua with Rainfell Keyblade, and Goofy from Birth By Sleep

Kingdom Hearts Select Series 2 images will be revealed later in 2017. Additionally, Series 2 will feature additional packaging variations and exclusive figures at other retail chains. 
Find a comic shop near you at http://www.comicshoplocator.com!

Funko Announces ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’ Pop! Vinyls

The latest addition to the Pop! Disney line is a series of Pop!s from 2000’s ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’. When an arrogant Mayan Emperor is turned into a llama by his ex-advisor, he turns to a village leader to retake his thrown a better man.

Pop!s in this series include Kuzco, Pacha, Kronk and Yzma. There’s also a 1:6 chase version of Yzma.

Hot Topic will exclusively offer Kuzco as a llama.

Look for these this winter.

Funko Announces Disney Afternoon Action Figures

Funko has announced their latest action figure collection featuring characters from the The Disney Afternoon block of programming. These fully articulated figures stand roughly 3 ¾ inches tall and most are featured with accessories.

This series includes the terror that flaps in the night, Darkwing Duck, the richest duck in the world, Scrooge McDuck and the fun-loving Baloo. Also included in this first series are the
mischievous chipmunks, Chip and Dale. There will also be a 1:6 chase Darkwing Duck featuring a black and white deco.

Look for these in November and find them available for pre-order at your favorite retailers (I’ve linked to AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth above).

Previews Offers Exclusive Beast Kingdom Donald Duck Statue

Diamond Comic Distributors and Beast Kingdom are proud to celebrate 83 years of fun, adventure, and good old-fashioned Disney magic with the new Donald Duck PREVIEWS Exclusive (PX) Statue.

This exclusive hand-painted Donald Duck statue features our favorite fine feathered and short-tempered friend dressed in his classic sailor shirt and cap, and placed upon a wooden base.  This Miracle Land series sculpture is based off official original sketches and pictures to capture the contours, lively expression, and color schemes that bring a warm and familiar atmosphere to this piece.  

This PREVIEWS Exclusive product is featured in the September issue of Diamond’s PREVIEWS catalog. It will carry a suggested retail price of $115.00, and will be available in stores late January 2017.

  • DISNEY ML-003 DONALD DUCK PX STATUE (SEP172706)

Fans are encouraged to embrace their inner child, and head to their local comic specialty shop to preorder this statue. To find a comic shop near you and order, visitwww.comicshoplocator.com, or place an order at AwesomeToyBlog sponsor Entertainment Earth.

Funko Releasing Snow White Pint Size Heroes and Pop!s To Celebrate 80th Anniversary

The 80th anniversary of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is here and Funko is releasing a series of Pint Size Heroes and Pop!s to celebrate.
The Pint Size Heroes include Snow White, the Seven Dwarfs, the Evil Queen, Witch and the Prince. These will be available in September.

Pop!s coming include Snow White, all seven Dwarfs (Dopey, Bashful, Sneezy, Sleepy, Happy, Grumpy and Doc!), and the Evil Queen. A 1:6 chase version of Dopey features a kiss from Snow White. There will also be an exclusive Grumpy with diamond and pick from Books-A-Million, a Glittery Snow White from Hot Topic and a maid version of Snow White from Toys R Us.

Funko Reveals Rock Candy Tinkerbell, DuckTales Pop!s

Funko today shared a new batch of upcoming Disney releases – a Rock Candy vinyl figure of Tinkerbell which is expected for August and a series of DuckTales Pop!s which will be released in September.

Pop!s included are Scrooge McDuck, Huey, Dewey, Louise, Webby with her Quacky Patch doll and a Gamestop exclusive Magica De Spell with Gannarino.

Check them out below.

 

Funko’s 8th Wave of SDCC Exclusives- Disney

Funko today announced their 8th wave of SDCC exclusives – all themed around the Wonderful World of Disney. All of these will be available at SDCC, many of these will be available at a number of retailers that are sharing the exclusives. Today’s new announcements are:

  • Pop! Disney: Chip & Dale 2-pack (Flocked)
  • Pop! Disney: Winnie the Pooh – Bouncing Tigger (Flocked)
  • Pop! Disney: Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride – Mr. Toad (1500 LE)
  • Pop! Disney: Moana – Hei Hei
  • Pop! Disney: Disneyland Resort – Jolly Roger (Glow-in-the-Dark 1000 LE)
  • Pop! Disney: Darkwing Duck – Negatron (Glow-in-the-Dark)
  • Dorbz Ridez: Aladdin – Aladdin & Abu with Magic Carpet

Funko Debuts Disney Rock Candy, Bob Ross and One-Punch Man Pop!

Funko has shared a number of new upcoming products over the past few days. 

On the Rock Candy front, Funko debuted the first wave of Disney Rock Candy figures which features Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and Mrs. Incredible. These should be available in August.

On the Pop! side of things – you’ll be able to add the host of ‘The Joy of Painting’ to your Pop! collection with the Bob Ross Pop!. He’ll also be available in August – happy little trees are not included.

Also due in August are Pop!s from the anime series One-Punch Man. Characters on the way are Saitama, Genos and Lord Boros. There will also be a Pocket Pop! of Saitama released.

See all these newly announced upcoming releases below.

Disney’s D23 Expo Merchandise Preview

Bursting with D23 Expo 2017-themed official merchandise and other specialty items from Disney Theme Parks, the Dream Store returns with something magical for Disney fans of all ages. From Disney-inspired apparel, art and collectibles to accessories, books, and more, the Disney Dream Store is a Disney enthusiast’s dream come true. Highlights include:

Disney Theme Parks Merchandise: Celebrate the joy and magic of Disney history with specially curated Throughout the Years collections celebrating key milestones, such as the Pirates of the Caribbean 50th Anniversary, Space Mountain 40th Anniversary, Epcot 35th Anniversary, Star Tours 30th Anniversary, as well as other items that are sure to bring excitement to every Disney fan-atic! Guests can enjoy a sparkling selection of jewelry designs from ALEX AND ANI, Crislu, and Rebecca Hook.

The creative Interchangeable Bow Collection will make its debut at the Disney Dream Store.The collection comes with a traditional Mickey Ears headband that guests can easily swap with one of six specially designed bows available for purchase.

Official D23 Expo and Disney Legends 30th Anniversary Merchandise: Show your D23 Expo 2017 side with official D23 Expo 2017 logo merchandise including tees, headwear, drinkware, souvenirs, pins, and more! Guests can bring home the “R5-D23” droid and Brethupp the Ewok plush—debuting at D23 Expo 2017! The Dream Store will also be featuring a Legends 30th Anniversary collection including a commemorative tee, limited-edition pin, and paperweight.

Guests can find an exciting assortment of items showcasing product debuts, original artwork, giclées, deluxe prints, and more from the following: Steve Adams, Dave Avanzino, Jasmine Becket-Griffith, David Bird, Britni Brault, Choice Collectibles, Joey Chou, John Coulter, Daniel’s Woodland, Disney Fine Art by Collectors Editions, Dooney & Bourke, Craig Fraser, Jeremy Fulton, HARVEYS, Brian Kesinger, Daniel Killen, Ink & Paint Artists, Jerrod Maruyama, Bridget McCarty, Miss Mindy, Mark Page, Mike Peraza, Patty Peraza, Larry Nikolai, Noah, Precious Moments, Linda Rick, Shag, Jim Shore, Javier Soto, George Scribner, Sketch Artists, Vinylmation™, Joe Yakovetic, Kenny Yamada, and more!

Dream Store Autograph Sessions: Disney fans will get the chance to meet some of their favorite authors and artists inside the Dream Store. Autograph sessions will be posted daily via the D23 Expo Mobile App (available soon for download) and daily at the Disney Dream Store.

Details about Dream Store merchandise offerings, special artist appearances, and more will continue to be updated on www.D23expo.com, www.DisneyParksBlog.com, www.DisneyParksMerchandise.com and on Facebook and Twitter at “DisneyD23”.

Tickets for D23 Expo 2017 are available for $81 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $72 for a one-day adult admission and $53 for children 3–9. Multi-day tickets are also available. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2017, visit D23expo.com.

Ahoy! Pirates of the Caribbean Pop!s Coming This June

In advance of the theatrical release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Funko has announced a series of Pop! vinyls to accompany the movie. This series includes Captain Jack Sparrow, Will Turner and the pirate hunter Captain Salazar. A 1-in-6 chase variant of Captain Salazar will be yours to hunt – Ghost Salazar. Also look for a Hot Topic exclusive version of Captain Jack Sparrow, he features a unique weathered gold deco. 

See them all below and look for them in stores this spring.

 

Funko Reveals Star Wars and Disney Lanyards, Disney Pen Toppers

Funko today shared some new additions to their lanyard and and pen topper product lines. 

From Star Wars both a Chewbacca and Rey lanyard are available now. Coming in April, Disney lanyards include Ariel, Maleificent and Belle.

Disney pen toppers are due later this month and include Belle, the Beast, Ariel and Ursala.

Details on Monogram’s Lilo & Stich Figural Keychains

Monogram is showcasing their new Lilo & Stitch blind bag series in a new video on YouTube. Featuring 11 different figures in the assortment, who knows which one you’ll grab. Give their video a watch and check out a few pics of the figural keychains out below.

 

Monogram Introduces 2017 Blind Bag Collections

Our friends at Monogram sent over details of the 2017 blind bag collections. This year continuing properties include Disney (with Series 9 and 10), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Series 2) and Deadpool (Series 2). New properties being introduced include Lilo & Stitch, Invader Zim & Teen Titans Go!. 

Check these all out in the gallery below.

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