Category Archives: Vinylmation
I was delighted to see the logo for Star Wars Weekends 2013 as shared by author Gary Buchanan. He said the artwork gives a nod to the 30th anniversary of “Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.” I vividly recall seeing the film in theaters with my parents in May 1983. I was completely obsessed with Star Wars at the time, so I love this poster as it reminds me of my childhood. Disney Design Group artist Tyler Dumas said they had some different poster concepts, like Mickey Mouse in the Rancor pit, before selecting an iconic scene from the Battle of Endor.
Here is a look at some new items with this year’s logo coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 17, 2013.
“First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Including a Disney Pin, a Coffee Mug, a Photo Frame and More”First Look at Star Wars Weekends 2013 Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
A trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth, aka Walt Disney World Resort, awesome as it is, can wear even the most seasoned traveler to the bone. Walking miles a day, waiting in crowded lines, eating delicious meals (ok, that’s not really a problem), basically pushing yourself physically, trying to “do it all,” can really fry the nerves and put a damper on an out-of-this-World vacation.
My family has found that if we don’t spend at least one evening in during our trip, we will have one totally Grumpy day where noone’s happy and everyone’s one edge. It actually took us two or three trips to figure the pattern out. We were always trying too hard to take it all in, to do as much Disney stuff as we possibly could without missing a thing that we just kept on going and going and going…and we’d end up regretting that choice.
But now we are older and wiser and more experienced at “Doing Disney.” Once we accepted the fact that we will never be able to see or do all there is to do at Walt Disney World, we were able to relax and enjoy whatever we could get to. And whatever we missed would wait till our return—and we will return.
Spending the evening in at your resort doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have to go to bed at 7:00 (unless you really want to!). There are plenty of activities to slow the pace that will not only help everyone in your party to relax but will also rejuvenate their Disney spirit.
So, check your game plan, double-check the Park guides, and make sure there’s no place you need to be, and then…
- Take advantage of the fine eateries onsite. Too often we bypass the fabulous food that’s right around the corner in favor of Park fare, but don’t forget about your resort restaurants. They’re on the Disney Dining Plan!
- Take a dip in the resort pools. Most resorts have small, “quiet” pools in addition to the large main pools for a more relaxing time away from crowds. All are kept at 80º F yearround.
Vinylmations are one of the most popular Disney collectibles today. These figures had their debut in 2008 and were 3-inch tall molds in the form of Mickey Mouse. Recently, the line has added many other shapes and sizes and the collection has grown to incorporate all aspects of the Disney empire. The figures highlight all the different arms of Disney including films, rides and characters. One of these “arms” of the Disney family, Pixar, has not had many figures in its image as of recently. But, all that is about to change.
Disney has announced a new Vinylmation series that will celebrate exclusively the Pixar studio. Last week, at Mickey’s Circus Vinylmation Showcase that was hosted at Epcot, all the upcoming Vinylmations were showcased.
Mouse Vault is an app for iPhone and iPod touch that helps you catalog your Vinylmation collection. Whether you are a serious collector or participate in trading and just want to know how many of each collectible you have this app will suit your needs. When you open the app you can chose from the Series Lists and add to your own inventory. Items you add will then show up under your collection. You can then use the “My Collection” tab on the home screen to access all the vinyls you have added to your inventory. You can now track your entire collection from virtually anywhere!
This is a really fun app for a lot of reasons. First and foremost it can be used as a resource for browsing all the different vinylmation collections. It also has the capabilities as your own personal catalog and at only $2.99 it is going to be an essential for veteran collector’s and newbies alike.
• The database will be updated regularly as new series are announced, updates are always free.
• The My Collection list is automatically updated by adding or removing a figure from your collection.
Want your own copy of this AWESOME app?? We have 3 copies to give away here on Chip & Co!
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We will pick 3 lucky winners on Friday just before our #DisneyTriva at 2pm EST. Those winners will need to email us their info so we can send over their codes.
Enjoy and Good Luck!
- Mouse Vault: A Vinylmation Collectors Must-Have App (picturingdisney.com)
- Picturing Disney is full of Winners! (picturingdisney.com)