Tail Spin and more on February 25th!

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Update: 2/22/11 The Tailspin set from the Disney Afternoons series release has been pushed back to March 4th. Check for it online then!

Big news from Disney today! The first 3″ Disney Afternoons combo pack featuring Tale Spin will be released as an online exclusive on February 25th. Also available the same day at D-Street in Orlando and CA will be the 9″ Park 5 Goofy’s Barnstomer and 9″ Retro Disneyland figures. Here is our take:

Tail Spin

We have been waiting awhile for the Disney Afternoons release, and Disney decided Tail Spin would lead the pack. First off, we get great, fun packaging here.

There are, however a few surprises. First is the Tail Spin release will be exclusive to the Disney Store Online. No word on if the full line of Disney Afternoon figures will be this way. Second, it is a Limited Edition size of only 1000 sets. The retail price is a nice $24.95. And third, its not coming out as a series… so we will see these releases sprinkled over time.
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Baloo. One of my favorite Disney characters. They have done him well here. Love the cap.
Goofy’s Barnstormer
With Toon Town having closed forever on February 11th, Goofy’s Barnstormer is undergoing a theme change, so this figure will pay tribute to the old Toon Town. Here is what Goofy’s Barnstormer will soon become at the Magic Kingdom:
Retro Disneyland
This figure celebrates Disneyland. It is adorned with the the icons of Walt’s vision for Disneyland, mixed with that signature retro colored box theme they use in the logo.

We were getting worried, not having any release dates past this Friday’s Nerds Rock. What do you think about Disney not giving more advaced word about release dates like they used too? Leave your comments on that, Disney Afteroons, Goofy’s Barnstormer or Retro Disneyland below.

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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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