First Look at the NYC Hey, Taxi Vinylmation

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It looks like our NYC Reporter Lori and her family are inside the new store and we will be posting all the photos as they come.

Destination Vinylmation Exclusive

A first look at what appears to be the BACK of a large display model of the 9″ Hey, Taxi NYC Disney Store exclusive. (confirmed!) While the front was an empty window reflecting skyscrapers, the back has Mickey pointing to the Statue of Liberty which is reflected in the glass! Also there are taillights and the license plate says, “Mickey”. So with that we know of the front, the body of the vinylmation if the actual taxi with the head having the Taxi sign with lights, along with the blue sky and the skyline of New York City. The front has head lights and a grill, and the back has tail lights and a handle to open the trunk. Also of note: the skyline on the front with the Empire State Building is different from the skyline on the back (more on that after the photo)!

This Vinylmation was designed by artist Jim Valeri, who up til now had never done a Vinylmation but has two coming out at the store today. This one, Hey, Taxi, and the New York, New York black 9″. Before working for the Disney Store Jim Valeri worked for Disney Consumer Products as well as Cartoon Network.

Photo by DV NYC Reporter Lori

This is the back that the Disney Blog referred to by saying, “just wait until you see the back”. Does it live up to your wildest dreams?

Also, is it just us, or are those the World Trade Center Twin Towers in the skyline on the back? We’ve put some thought into it, and they look like the right kind of shadows, and geographically, if you were headed to the Empire State Building from the Statue of Liberty, you would go near them. What are your thoughts? Tell us what you think in the Comments!

Photo by DV NYC Reporter Lori

For anyone who wanted to see the front half. Also notice the Blue boxed New York vinylmations below the statue. Those are the 9″ New York, New York vinylmations. That means the statue is huge!!


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Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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