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Finally some Disneyland Exclusives for all those California folk who have sat by and watched two straight Park series dedicated to WDW. Disney has announced a huge merchandise lineup the celebrate the opening of Carsland and the re-opening of the reimagined DCA. Here is a look at the full catalog. It is chock full of shirts, pins, coins and of course… Vinylmation.

The three limited edition pieces will be on sale at the event on June 15th in Disneyland. The other 3″ open edition figures will also be out that same day and retail for $12.95 each. For the three limited edition pieces there will be a purchase limit of only one per person and will be found in Zone 3 at the event. The event takes place at the Animation Building in DCA. More more info on the event and how to attend, can be found on the artofdisney page here.

What do you think of these pieces? Will you be getting any? Is that not the coolest accessory ever with the bear????

Passholder Exclusive
Buena Vista Street Red Car TrolleyArtist: Maria Clapsis
Limited Release
Release Date: 6/15/12
$16.95

It looks like this vinyl will be a limited release and only one per guest.

Great looking cable car. I really like the use of clear for the windows.

Red Car TrolleyArtist: ?
Open Edition
Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

I like the use of the rail line map on the feet and the stamp on the ear.

Hollywood Pictures BacklotArtist: ?
Open Edition

Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

A cool looking collage of the attractions in this part of the park. I like the color scheme too.

Condor FlatsArtist: ?
Open Edition

Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

Grizzly River RunArtist: ?
Open Edition

Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

LOVE the accessory! A must have!

Cars LandArtist: ?
Open Edition

Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

This one we found during the podcast. Nick really thinks it looks sweet.

Ariel’s Undersea AdventureArtist: ?
Open Edition

Release Date: 6/15/12
$12.95

I’d talk about this, but Zoe’s screaming is too loud to think.

Radiator Springs Racers 9″Artist: Maria Clapsis
LE: 500
$54.95
Release Date: 6/15/12

It looks like this vinyl will be a limited release and only one per guest.

Pretty straight forward conversion of a poster. Well done though.

Red Car Trolley 9″Artist: Maria Clapsis
LE: 500
$54.95
Release Date: 6/15/12

It looks like this vinyl will be a limited release and only one per guest.

I like the back of this one with the man and the kid and the Mickey balloons.

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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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  • I was at the Carland preview yesterday. I was able to get all except Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, Passholder Exclusivena Vista Street/(Red Car Trolley?),Radiator Springs Racers 9″, and Red Car Trolley 9″. Right now they seem to be exclusive to one store in Carsland which will be the pin and Vinylmation trading store. the store is called “Radiator Springs”

    • Thanks! Disney’s info has been scattered, espeically for the normal 3″ ones. The vault page says 6/15 but they haven’t been anywhere else. So little info….

  • YEAH!!!!!!!! Love the Ariel vinyl!!!! Two questions: Does anyone think that the 3″ open edition vinyls will be sold online or in WDW (especially since WDW specific open edition vinyls have been sold in DLR in the past)??? I ask because I won’t be going to DLR until August and don’t want to miss them.

    Second, could Maria Clapsis have designed the open edition ones since she designed the LE ones?

    • If I were to guess I’d say these should be exclusive to DLR, but that’s not always the case. I’d also guess that they were Maria, but we don’t like to post without more evidence. Anyone pick them up? What does it say on the bottom?

  • I’m a Disney World fan and won’t be buying these, BUT these look great! Ariel and Grizzly are very nice.

  • Question—Can Zoe or someone from DV tell me what the SKU # is for the Ariel vinyl? I am hoping to try to order it from Disneyland Merchandising. Thanks.

    Also, did it list the artist’s name on the bottom of the Ariel vinyl or any of the other 3″ vinyls?

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