Monorail Cars or Cars Monorail

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Update: 3/16/12 Disney’s Vinylmation Blog has cleared up the Cars Monorail news.

The series will be a blind boxed set of Cars characters as Monorails! I love this idea and really hope more characters are used in the future. They will retail for $11.95. Each figure is 4.5″ with the artwork designed by Maria Clapsis and Thomas Scott. Lin Shih designed the form and Eric Caszatt designed the packaging.

The artwork is truly beautiful. The series will first be released at the DLR Annual Passholder event for Cars Land talked about below… then in select stores at both DLR and WDW on March 30th. Disney Store Online will see a release at a date TBA. Vinylmation forms are expanding way past Mickey and even characters now and I for one very much welcome it! I came around on Park Starz rather quickly, am not a big fan of the look of Popcorns, but these… are great. I may not want to collect all the forms of Vinylmation, but keep ideas like these coming Disney.

Back on March 12th the Vinylmation.com blog posted the above picture of a Blue Monorail figure. Lots of people speculated on what it was (we know there will be a new mold monorail as part of the Contemporary Hotel Park 8 LE) but no one knew for sure. Then there were rumors of a Monorail Cars pack. We originally thought that meant there would be a set of figures that represented the front, middle, and end cars of a monorail. Now it’s looking more like the figures will be Cars characters as monorails. I know confusing. We haven’t seen any pictures yet, but it will be interesting to see them when they are show.

The only way to get them is to go the the Annual Passholders Disney California Adventure Merchandise Showcase from March 27 – 29, 2012 at Stage 17 in Disney California Adventure. Merchandise is limited and there is a limit of 2 trays per customer. (Which brings up the question: Trays? How big is this set going to be? Is it a full 12 figure set?)

For details on this event go to the Art of Disney page.

Anyone going? Will they be picking this up?

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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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IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

Meh. Even if I was in DL, I’d pass.

Rob B.
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Rob B.

My 7 year old will be all over these, time to find some extra paypal money.

leeshka
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leeshka

That seems…. like some classic Jack Donaghy corporate synergy. I think IndyandMarion said it best. Meh.

ThatDisneyDude
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ThatDisneyDude

Maybe it’s the Cars World versions of Disney Parks transportation (like the other merchanise)

Penguin
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Penguin

I’m intrigued by the idea. Looking forward to seeing a picture of them. I’m interested in the Monorail mold, but not so much about the Cars film. Would love to see other characters as monorails, especially Stitch, I can see the monorail window being part of his gaping mouth. I reckon they will look similar to these little toy cars as Disney characters, however instead of the car it’s a monorail. http://origin.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/1be/f/AAAADAg3cbQAAAAAAb79XA.jpg?v=1327598795000

However this mold will have a smaller audience compaired to the mickey mold, more for those who love/visited DCL and WDW.

Cinderelli
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Cinderelli

Confused :/

Kelsey
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Kelsey

wow, can’t wait for this… I love monorail stuff and cars to top it off, woo hoo!

TJ
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TJ

Ill pass.

austin reed
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austin reed

This replaces park starz variants for my favorite vinylmation yet to be announced in 2012

Evilos
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Evilos

Does anyone know how the case will be layed out? 24 with Chaser? Park style release or Urban, or just cars?

AlexZ
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AlexZ

Kids will probably like them, but I’ll pass. Then again I never really got into the whole cars franchise. It would be interesting to see what will happen if and when blanks come out though.