Park 8 Explained

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Park 8
Release Date: February 17, 2012 (D-Streets) March 2012 (online)
Price: TBA
Details: This mystery box series is the second Park set in a row that celebrates the 40th anniversary of WDW.

Update: 2/7/12 Variants, Combo Topper, and Chaser all confirmed (see pics below)

Update: 2/6/12 These are the pins for the series. Get a closer look at the belly halves of some of the figures.

Snowman
Blizzard Beach

Nice carrot nose! Really like the fact they used that prop in place of painting it on.

Buddy
Monster’s Inc Laugh Floor (MK)
Artist: Thomas Scott

What a cool addition into the Parks series. Off beat and very well designed.

Robot Chef
Horizons (EPCOT)

I’m surprised a Horizons figure waiting until Park Starz. Now Mickey mold gets one. Perfect use of clear ears to put the hat and cups. Head could have been done small with some clear, but I like it.

* picture from lostepcot.com
Safari Truck
Kilimanjaro Safari (Animal Kingdom)
Artist: Eric Caszatt

I’ve been asking for more ride vehicles, this set gives us 2! Mud on front and the cargo on top… beautiful. Can’t wait to see the back.

There is a variant version that has no mud:

Minnie Moo
Mickey’s Birthdayland (MK)

This cow with a Mickey Head spot was at a petting zoo inside Mickey’s Birthdayland (later Toon Town) in 1988. Another perfect character choice.

* picture from startedbyamouse.com
MK 1981 Ticket
Magic Kingdom
Artist: Thomas Scott

Yes!!! When we got the concept art we were hoping for an eyelet in the ear… little did we know we got a string too. Thomas explained how the original ticket came with this string you can tighten around your neck.

* picture from vintagedisneylandtickets.blogspot.com
Nautilus
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (MK)

I’m glad they are giving us a 3″ even though we have the amazing 9″. A good design with the top out of water and clouds in ears with the bottom underwater with bubbles ind the body.

* picture from http://waltdatedworld.bravepages.com
EPCOT Retro Map
EPCOT
Artist: Thomas Scott

I love retro and the colors on this figure are amazing in person. This was a design used on some merchandise in the early 80’s and the guide map. It represents both Future World and World Showcase.

100 Years of Magic
MGM Studios

The lone studios representative in this set is the giant hat that sits as the centerpiece to the park.

There is a variant to this figure:
WDW 25th Anniversary Logo
WDW 1996

Variations of this logo was put on various merchandise, CM name tags and other places as well. Nice capture of all the features with Sorcerer Mickey in one ear and Tink in the other. The clear head represents Cinderella’s carriage.

* picture from micechat
Robotic Diving Suit
The Living Seas (EPCOT)
Artist: Eric Caszatt

Thanks to Chris and Austin for helping me remember this classic. In the former Living Seas attraction, guests could get behind this suit to control the arms and simulate working underwater.

* picture from lostepcot.com
Mystery Chaser
Fort Wilderness Mickey
Ft. Wilderness Resort Logo WDW

Might be my all-time favorite Vinylmation. You know I love this hat on Davy Crockett and the design is spot on. This one has a sentimental tie for me as this was the resort of choice for my camping family when we visited WDW.

Combo Topper
80’s Rainbow Mickey

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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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