Update 5/2/12 According to an interview with Steven Miller on Attractions Magazine this Brave set will be available at the Parks sometime after the May 4th Facebook Store release date.
On the Disney Parks Blog, in an article about the new Vinylmation Facebook Store, Disney unveiled the Brave set we were all anticipating. It is based on the new Pixar film to be released in the US on June 22.
The set will include a 3″ Merida and 3 Jrs featuring “The Triplets”. According to the Disney Parks Blog article, this set will release on May 4th as a Facebook store exclusive. The great thing is, all items bought via the Facebook store, are just like purchasing items via the DisneyStore.com. You can add more items to your cart, use any promo codes, and check out with your already established account. For a full explanation of the Facebook Store, check out our previous article. As for the Brave set itself, we first had word about it a few weeks back when Disney posted an event on their site… May 25th in Orlando: “Join us for the signing of Brave set and Phineas & Ferb Series (open edition) with Ron Cohee on Friday, May 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at D-Street.” So a May 4th online release of this set gives collectors time to order and receive it before the signing. As for the set itself, Merida looks great and detailed with shadowing and nice use of ears, but the triplets seem to me a bit… redundant. A look at the trailers and official movie website show plenty of great looking characters to pull from. However, the 3″ and Jr approach here make sense given the characters, so that I applaud. Which do you anticipate more, this new set or the film itself?