Pirate Mickey Sets Sail for Japan

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Update: 4/28/11 The Japan Disney Store exclusive Pirate Mickey Hero of the Caribbean went on sale today and we found some already up on eBay. These pics are from eBay seller hawaiian_seaside. We also now know the artist is Kazuhiro Murase.

Artist Card
Artist Signing

4/13/11 Looks like Japan is getting a great looking Pirate Mickey Vinylmation. Vinylmationworld.com yesterday found an ad on the the Japan Disney Store website advertising this upcoming release. According to our translation of the ads, this piece will come out on April 28th and cost 1290 Yen (approx. $15.75).

Pirate Mickey Hero of the Caribbean

Here’s the turnaround of our latest hero all the way from Japan. It appears to be using the old mold. This figure’s release comes almost a month before the 4th movie in the Pirates franchise hits theaters and more than 2 months before the Pirates attraction based series is projected to hit shelves here in the states. This colorful figure will be sold in a pirate themed tin.

Check out Pirate Mickey’s gold tooth and bandanna. The bandanna looks a lot like the one on the Jack Sparrow Pirate Vinylmation we saw last week. Jack is part of the Pirate of the Caribbean Attraction Series. Also notice the scar by his right eye. His eyes are a bit goofy looking.
Look at the bling. The artist gave Mickey lots of jewels and rings. On his left hand are two pieces, one of which looks like a blue Mickey Head.
Here’s the bottom of the piece. It says, “Pirate Mickey Hero of the Caribbean” The artist signature is to hard to read, but it looks like it starts with a K. Anyone know who that might be?
Looks like tins are back, or this figure was made before the change, we might never know. We do like the tins, and using it as a treasure chest makes a lot of sense! Lots of detail, including lots of booty, handles to carry it, and a Mickey shaped keyhole in the lock.
Japan Disney Store Ad
Japan Disney Store Ad

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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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