Monsters University Explained

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Monsters University
Release Date: June 14
A 12 figure, mystery set based on the Disney Pixar movie Monsters University. It is mostly designed by Ron Cohee with one contribution by Thomas Scott. Overall, it is a well designed series by one of my favorite vinyl character artists. I am sure to have a stronger connection to some of the new Monsters U characters after watching the movie, but its hard to connect to a set like this before the movie is released. Mike and Sully and Randall and Sanderson look wonderful!

Update 06/19/13 Apparently there was a production error with the Art figure. He was originally shown to have a clear see through body, however the figure actually produced has a solid color body. Disney admitted the mistake and has shown us the photo of the correct Art.

However, some collectors have reported pulling the clear version. So it seems this one may be a rare unintentional “variant” of sorts.

Update 06/18/13 The chaser and a variant have been revealed by Disney. First, the chaser is Terri and Terry Perry.

Then, the variant is none other than the Scare Pig!

In the variant version, the Scare Pig has a Monsters U logo as opposed to Fear Tech. In the movie, I believe he is the mascot of FT. I’m sure the MU logo variant refers to a plot point in the movie.

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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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Walt Disney World Resort – June 2013 Merchandise Events - Orlando Sky Radio

[…] June 14: It’s a “monstrous” job but someone’s got to do it. Meet Disney Design Group artist Ron Cohee, who will be on hand for a special appearance and signing of the new Monsters University Series 1 Vinylmation. Ron will appear at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side from 5–7 p.m. Learn more here. […]


I got the scare pig variant before I knew there was a variant. I was gonna trade it after opening it in the Disney Store trade box, but didn’t see anything I wanted instead. Good thing I didn’t!