Spotlight On: Disney Store Artist Oskar Mendez

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All this week, we are taking a look at the Disney artists behind the Robots Vinylmation series. There has also been a ton of Robot news announced. Make sure to check out Robots ExplainedRobots UncoveredPodcast Ep. 30Robot Artist Signinga look at the great packaging, our review of Robots, and of course, Disney’s “When Robots Attack!” video for more Robots coverage.

Oskar Mendez
Graphic Designer / Illustrator
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The son of Senior Character artist, Gerald Mendez, Oskar Mendez literally followed in his father’s footsteps. Born in Mexico City, Oskar came to the US when he was 4 and graduated from Art Center college of Design in Pasadena, CA before stepping into his first job at the Disney Store. Now Oskar’s been at the Disney Store for 4 years and is designing Vinylmation like Communication Bot and the limited edition Reflector Bot from the Robots series.

Reflector Bot 9″

Oskar gets his inspiration primarily from animation artists old and new, such as Peter de Seve, Claire Wendling and Heinrich Key… to name a few. Oskar loves to draw from life and paint when he gets the chance.

What are some other Vinylmation Oskar Mendez has designed?

Maleficent 9″
Villains 1
Aurora Jr.
Villains 1
Kaa
Villains 1

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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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