PASADENA, Calif., July 11, 2012 — Disney Store will debut its limited edition Sparky-Saurus vinyl figure, inspired by the upcoming Tim Burton film from Disney, Frankenweenie, in the Funko booth (#4829) at Comic-Con International 2012 in San Diego, California. Inspired by the unique aesthetic of the stop-motion black and white film, Sparky-Saurus is attached to a base that looks like the homemade movie set constructed in a scene from the film. Only 1,000 Sparky-Saurus vinyl figures will be available at San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). Also at Comic-Con, a preview of Disney Store’s fall assortment of Frankenweenie merchandise will be on display at Walt Disney Studio’s Art of Frankenweenie booth (#3635).
Disney Store also announced that its new snack food-inspired Vinylmation series, So Tasty, will release at the Funko booth at SDCC. The So Tasty series is the first Disney Store-designed Vinylmation series ever sold at Comic-Con. An extension of the first So Tasty series, which launched at Disney Store in April 2012, the So Tasty Comic-Con series features eight scented vinyl figures that look and smell like everyone’s favorite snack foods. The series features flavors like orange soda, pizza, caramel apple and cotton candy, and two of the eight figures in the series will be released each day, from Thursday to Sunday at the convention. To thank fans, Disney Store will give away limited edition So Tasty-themed paper chef hats throughout Comic-Con weekend (supplies are limited).
“With Disney POP! Vinyls, the limited edition Frankenweenie exclusive and Vinylmation figures, available to the Comic-Con guest for the first time with the So Tasty series, Disney Store and Funko have come together to provide truly unique Disney collectibles,” said John Balen, Director, Merchandise-Hardlines at Disney Store. “We have something special for every Comic-Con guest to collect and enjoy.”
The popular Comic-Con Disney POP! Vinyl figurines by Funko, which debuted at SDCC in 2011, are back at the Funko booth this year with an assortment of new characters including: The first ever Disney·Pixar BLOX figure, Sulley Color Studies BLOX inspired by The Art of Pixar, 480 units, $25.00; a special 2-pack set featuring a 9″ POP! Sully figure with a 3″ POP! Boo, 480 units, $50.00; a Fantasia Twin Pack POP! featuring a 3″, metallic Sorcerer Mickey and Chernabog, 480 units, $25.00; Glow in the Dark Oogie Boogie POP! 3″, 480 units, $15.00; POP! 3″ Winnie the Pooh with special flocked detailing, 480 units, $15.00; POP! 3″ Alien (Toy Story) with metallic finish, 480 units, $15.00; POP! 3″ Blue Cheshire Cat, 480 units, $15.00; POP! 3″ Muppets metallic 3-pack featuring Manha Manha-Snowth, 480 units, $40.00.
Disney Store will also host daily give-aways of 500 Comic-Con exclusive Disney Parks Vinylmation figures each day from Thursday to Saturday at the Funko booth, 1,500 figures total. Guests can follow the official Disney Store Twitter handle (@DisneyStore) for live give-away updates throughout Comic-Con. Comic-Con guests can also pick up a special flier at the Funko and Art of Frankenweenie booths and use the flier’s QR code to purchase five Disney Parks vinyl figures available only at DisneyStore.com (one figure available for purchase per day during each of the 5 days of SDCC, see flier for details).
Disney Consumer Products Licensees at San Diego Comic-Con:
- Mattel- At the Mattel booth (#3029) fans can find the Disney·Pixar Cars 2012 San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Mater, the vehicle that captures the hilarious scene from Cars 2 when Mater finds himself in a Tokyo bathroom stall.
- LEGO Systems, Inc.- The LEGO booth (#2829) at SDCC will feature LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes sets and buildable construction figures, in addition to new characters unveiled for the first time in their 2013 LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes minifigure form. A life-size model of the Incredible Hulk in LEGO form will dominate the floor and an exclusive Spider-Man in LEGO form will be given away to one lucky winner who enters Friday’s raffle.
- Diamond- The Diamond Select Toys booth (#2607) at SDCC will feature a first glance at the Amazing Spider-Man Disney Store exclusive figures: the Amazing Spider-Man Unmasked figure and the Metallic Spider-Man figure in their booth on display. The two figures will be available at select Disney Stores and at DisneyStore.com starting July 2012.
- Hasbro- Marvel fans will want to check out the Hasbro booth (#3213) for a comprehensive look at the extensive line-up of 2012 toys including its wildly popularMarvel Universe and Marvel Legend collector lines, plus upcoming figures will be revealed for the first time following the Hasbro Marvel panel. At the Hasbro booth fans can pose as their own action figure in either a Marvel’s The Avengers or Amazing Spider-Man ‘life-size’ Marvel blister card package! Visitors to the Hasbro booth will also see something brand new for 2012, as Hasbro showcases its new Marvel Bonkazonks stunt battling game line in a unique display.
For information about all Vinylmation series, guests can visit the official Vinylmation blog atwww.vinylmation.com. To stay updated on all the exciting things going on at Disney Store, guests can subscribe to the official Disney Store blog, the Buzz, at blog.disneystore.com.
To find a Disney Store location, guests can visit www.DisneyStore.com/storelocator or call (866) 902-2798. Guests can also sign up for email alerts at www.DisneyStore.com/Updates, become a fan on www.facebook.com/DisneyStore or follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/DisneyStore to stay connected to your favorite destination.
About Marvel Entertainment
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The Disney Store retail chain, which debuted in 1987, is owned and operated by Disney in North America, Europe, and Japan. Disney Store is the retail merchandising arm of Disney Consumer Products, the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney brand to merchandise. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including exclusive product lines that support and promote Disney’s key entertainment initiatives and characters. Disney Store opened its first store in Glendale, California and, in doing so, originated the themed retail business model. There are currently more than 200 Disney Store locations in North America; more than 40 Disney Store locations in Japan; and more than 100 Disney Store locations in Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom , plus online stores www.DisneyStore.com,www.disneystore.co.uk, www.disneystore.fr and www.disneystore.de. Each Disney Store location offers a magical shopping experience that can only be delivered by Disney, one of the world’s largest and most successful entertainment companies. For more information, please visit www.disneyconsumerproducts.com/press/us/disneystore or follow us atwww.facebook.com/DisneyStore and www.twitter.com/DisneyStore.
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Disney Consumer Products (DCP), the world’s largest licensor, is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) and its affiliates that extends the Disney and Marvel brands to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home décor and books to food and beverages, stationery, electronics and fine art. DCP develops Disney entertainment franchises into 365 day-a-year product opportunities at retailers worldwide. DCP is comprised of three businesses: Licensing, Publishing and Disney Store. The Licensing business is aligned around six strategic brand priorities: Disney Classic Characters & Disney Moms and Babies, Disney Media Networks & Games, Disney & Pixar Animation Studios, Disney Princess & Disney Fairies, Disney Live Action Film, and Marvel. Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) is the world’s largest publisher of children’s books, magazines, and digital products. Disney English is DPW’s English language learning business, which includes over 35 Disney English learning centers across China and a supplemental learning book program. DPW’s growing library of digital products includes best-selling eBook titles and original apps. The Disney Store retail chain operates across North America, Europe, and Japan with more than 350 stores worldwide. Disney Store carries high-quality products, including exclusive merchandise tied to key Disney and Marvel entertainment offerings. www.DisneyStore.comand www.DisneyStore.co.uk are Disney’s official online shopping portals. For more information, please visit Disney Consumer Products or follow us atwww.YouTube.com/DisneyLiving, www.Facebook.com/DisneyLiving andwww.Twitter.com/DisneyLiving.
From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.
A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D. The talented voice cast includes: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell and Winona Ryder.
Presented by Disney, “Frankenweenie” is directed by Tim Burton, produced by Tim Burton and Allison Abbate, from a screenplay by John August, based on an original idea by Tim Burton. “Frankenweenie” releases in U.S. theaters on October 5, 2012.
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