Retro Weekend: 03/13/11

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Lots of cool news from the world of vinylmation this weekend.
Here is a wrap up…
The Urban 6 Mickey Hats are now slated to be released on March 18th.

New Urban 6 Ear Hats

Then, a day later, Disney officially announced the two 9″ figures the hats were based on.

You’ve seen the hats, now see the 9″ figures.

The TRON: Legacy set (already out in Hong Kong) was given a release date in the US, March 25th.

TRON Release Date

And a listener told us more about the artists involved.

Tron Vinylmation Explained

We scored a big artist’s interview with Chris Chapman, which we first blogged about…

Spotlight On: Chris Chapman of the Disney Design Group

… and then we played the interview on our latest podcast. (Along with a review of Jrs. 3, Mystery Mailbag, and more!)

Destination Vinylmation Podcast
Ep. 013 El Raton

Finally, leader (listen/reader) Zoe sent in some nice pictures and information about the still not officially released Villains 1 9″/Jr sets.

Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty: Up Close and In Hand

Also worth noting is this week’s Destination Disney podcast. The gang talks with former Executive VP of Operations at Walt Disney World Lee Cockerell about Disney’s theme park’s disaster readiness. An informative listen.

Destination Disney Radio
Show 3/11/11

About the author

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.