Today, Disney Store announced the launch of its exclusive Vinylmation Robots series invading Disney Store locations nationwide and DisneyStore.com on Friday July 22nd.
These exclusive pieces have been designed by Disney Store artists. Their inspiration? The vintage wind-up robot toys of the 1950s of course. These spankin’ new collectibles are also featured in a never-before-seen “Grease’esque'” video (below) and on a 2,000 square-foot digital billboard above the Disney Store in Times Square, New York.
To continue the vinyl craze, Disney Store also revealed its first limited edition Disney POP! Vinyl by Funko at San Diego’s Comic-Con. The POP! Vinyls are Funko’s creative take on Disney characters and the limited edition designs are on sale July 20 through July 24 exclusively at Comic-Con.
The Disney Store Vinylmation Robots collection includes twelve 3″ vinyl figures ($9.95) representing a different robot persona, including Radio-Bot, Tesla-Bot and Love-Bot, to name a few. Also available are three 9″ limited edition Robot characters — Silly-Bot, Salvage-Bot and Reflector-Bot ($39.95).
The POP! vinyls are embellished with metallic finishing and glow-in-the-dark features. The series includes nine-inch Metallic Buzz Lightyear ($50), nine-inch Metallic Maleficent ($50), three-inch Flocked Sully ($15), three-inch Glow in the dark Mike Wazowski ($15), three-inch Metallic Mickey Mouse ($15), and a three-inch Blue Mr. Incredible ($15).
Ben Butcher, Disney-Pixar designer will meet with Comic-Con attendees and sign autographs at the Funko Booth #4829 July 21 and July 22 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Guests can also take a break from the madness of Comic-Con and head over to the Fashion Valley Mall Disney Store location, where they can meet their favorite Disney Store Vinylmation artists on July 22 and 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.