Under the Big Top Explained

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Under the Big Top Explained
Release Date: July 21 at Costa Mesa Disney Store. July 23 Nationwide Disney Stores
Price: TBA
Details: 12 figure mystery box set based on circus figures. There is an artist signing with Gerald Mendez at the Costa Mesa Disney Store on July 21 from 10:30 – 1:30. There will also be special events and activities at the event. Some interesting fine print for the event. If you purchase a full tray of this set, then you get a gold ticket, good for up to 7 signatures. If you buy 3-8 boxes, then you get a silver ticket, which gets you up to 3 signatures. While supplies last.

Bearded Lady

A cross between a nice lady and a werewolf, this lucky gal has a crazy cool face follicles.


Similar to the Philharmagic Donald, the vinyl is upside. The hair in the feet doesn’t work quite as well as similar designs in the past, but it’s still fun and creative.


Not much use of the ears, but a great expression on his face. Although I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pudgy one.

Scary Clown

If you follow the podcast you’ll know that lots of people are scared of clowns. This one is not going to help that. Perfect for those of us who might be getting a little too much sleep at night.

Snake Charmer

Not really a North America type, I do like the accessory flute! And I like that the feet are actually the basket the cobra is coming out of.

Strong Man

Check out that accessory. It’s gotta be the heaviest one yet! The sweat is a nice added touch.

Tattooed Man

At first I thought this was a Hairy Man, but that didn’t really seem all that special. On second look, he’s covered with tattoos. Let’s hope for some easter eggs.

Fire Eater

Love the accessory (I always do). Looks great.

Ring Master

Great mustache. And Hat.


Reminds me of Abu. Another nice accessory!

Fortune Teller

Great us of artist technique to show the table and crystal ball in front of the vinyl.

Mystery Chaser

Click on image to reveal chaser.

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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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  • Hopefully Scary Clown doesn’t have a packaging error and get Mother Gothel’s dagger like Animation 2 Donald did!

  • A couple good figures in this set but I will not be picking any of these up. To much other stuff being released that I reaally want!

  • Got 8 of the set including the chaser. One of the best series to come out in a long time. Standouts for me are the mime, bearded lady, and snake charmer.

  • What circus characters are the chaser ones exactly. Is it like tall guy and small guy or what?

    • Yes, that is exactly what it is. Rumor is from the artist Gerald Mendez, we should be on the look out for more of these types of combos. What characters do you think would work well like this? Zoe said a Mrs. Potts and Chip!

      • Ummmm. Maybe a kevin and russel in the pixar series 1, or a Pooh and Piglet in another series.

        • I love the use of Jrs by custom artists, such as Rapunzel and Pascal, Lilo and Scrump, Sorcerer Mickey and Maleficent dragon just to name a few.
          Crush and Squirt would also work well. :)
          Maybe another Aladdin with Abu?
          Or to help start completing the Three Cabelleros maybe a Mexican Donald with Jr Aracuan bird.

  • Like this set and I will do my usual: choose my favorite and snipe it on Ebay! Ebay can really be a great collecting tool, esp. if you are not near the parks.

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