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Today Disneystore.com has been updated with a few new items including the new Mission Marvel Perry which retails for $12.95.

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But the big surprise is the release of the new Greetings from NYC which is available on Disneystore.com as well for $12.95. Meaning this figure isn’t a Times Square exclusive.

There is also a few new promotions on Disneystore.com including the Oz Great & Powerful sets for just $3.99 each and the return of the Buy One Get One Free on Whiskers & Tails and High School.

Today the Long Ranger set is made available in Europe through .co.uk & fr.

What are your thoughts on today’s new releases?  And the NYC “exclusive” being available online?

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hitsWelcome to a brand new edition of Hits and Misses as members of the Vinylmation Kingdom give us their thoughts on a series and this week we take a look at Oz – The Great and Powerful

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RogPalmerUK – My wife is a huge Wizard of Oz fan and thus I have seen the movie a few times and thought it was ok but when we went to see Wicked on the West End in London, I really enjoyed it and the story.  So I am looking forward to seeing the new movie but with the cost of the cinema nowadays, I’ll have to wait until its out to rent before I get to see it (however my wife has now told me she wants to see it at the Cinema!).  Remakes, sequels and prequels have become the norm, so classic’s are constantly being revamped for the modern audience but the characters remain the same, so this set has some very well known characters.  But this movie reminds me a little of John Carter with too much hype that it can’t live up to and the vinyl’s seem to suffer from the same problems as Human’s don’t transfer to the Mickey mold too easily.  Which is why my favourites from these sets are the less Human characters like the Baboon Junior which just looks fantastic.  The Wicked Witch is probably the strongest 3”, probably because I remember Wicked being so amazing, but it does look a little too much like the Holiday vinyl.  And the fact that are available in the UK, makes them much more appealing.

Disneycollector -Oz The Great and Powerful is interesting. Honestly, it’s giving me Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland vibes (which I hated), and after Spiderman 3 (Emo Peter, the dance scene, and little Venom were enough for me to hate it), I don’t know how good this will be. Regardless, let’s take a look at these sets. My first hit is without a doubt The Wicked Witch of the West and the flying monkey combo. Just, wow. This is how you do a combo. Second hit is Glenda and the doll. The combo looks beautiful, especially Glenda’s tiara.

Imagination-Parade – I am a big Wizard of Oz fan. I’m really looking forward to this movie, and I even liked what I saw of the art for these vinyls when it first came out. However, looking at the results now, I’m not as excited about the vinyls as I was originally. That being said, my biggest 3″ hit goes to the Wizard himself. Good facial expression, good accessory, and I like the emerald green ears. Of the four, I’m most likely to purchase his set. The Wicked Witch also has a great facial expression, though her hat is distracting me, as it almost looks too small for her. All of the Jr. companions have really nice detail work on them. Finley (the monkey) is my favorite, though I think he could’ve made a great 3″ with accessory wings!

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RogPalmerUK -These sets don’t shout to me “Buy me” for a few reasons, obviously having not seen the movie means I have a instant cloud hanging over the series but these vinyls just don’t blow me away.  Human’s just don’t seem to work as well and I look at these sets thinking, if they packaged the whole set like the recent Cinderella set it might have worked better as these 3” & Junior sets look over priced.  Which is probably why I think these will probably end up going discounted at some point, especially if the movie doesn’t do as well as expected.   A bit like the recent Fantasia sets, I’m not sure not they work with lots of them and for me the entire series just comes across as a miss.

Disneycollector – Yep, I’m splitting them up two for two. I’m calling the other two equal. They aren’t bad, but they don’t stand out for me like the other two, especially the Wicked Witch combo.

Imagination-Parade – Glinda and Evanora are the big misses for me. I do like Glinda’s crown, but I wish her dress/body weren’t so plain. Evanora’s dress is better, but she definitely has the problematic chipmunk cheeks going on. These are two figures that maybe could have benefited from that new Minnie Mouse mold with the dress, and, while Glinda’s face is much better than Evanora’s, I don’t think either one particularly translate well onto the Vinylmation figure. If I were wanting to purchase something for either of these characters, I’d much rather spend my money on the gorgeous Disney Store dolls than these vinyls. Also, since these sets are a 3″ and a Jr. but are priced the same as many 3″ combo packs, the price is a miss for me as well.

If you would like to take part in a edition of Hits and Misses, feel free to contact me via Twitter or PM.

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It’s another new release Friday and today sees the release of the Oz – The Great & The Powerful twin packs.  These are available at D-Street, Online (in the US & in Europe) and at selected US stores.

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it’s also worth noting that if you are buying any of these Oz twin packs, you can get free shipping with the code : OZSHIP for this weekend only.

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In other Disneystore.com news, there is now a promotion on the Mechanical Kingdom open window series, a Mix & Match 2 for $20.

Also released this week, over in the United Kingdom & France were the Vinylmation High School series, which are priced at £8 & €10.  The Oz Twin Packs are also available in the UK for £14 each.

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The Vinylmation Collections blog has posted a story today for this Friday’s new releases “Oz – The Great & The Powerful”

Oz The Great and Powerful Vinylmation™ Arriving Soon

March 4 | By: Disney Theme Park Merchandise

 Oz The Great and Powerful Vinylmation™ sets are coming to Disney Parks on March 8, 2013. Each set contains one 3-inch figure paired with one 1.5-inch Vinylmation, Jr. figure created by Disney Design Group artist, Ron Cohee. March 8, 2013 Ron Cohee will be signing these incredible Vinylmation™ figures from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at D Street in Downtown Disney® West Side.

 

Retail: $ 24.95, plus tax per set Location: Walt Disney World® Resort & Disneyland® Resort D Street Locations

Enjoy the show!

 

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Our trading partner, Vinylmation Exchange today posted some photos via twitter (@vinylmatXchange) from D-Street, Walt Disney World which features a new display for the Oz twin packs plus a new store layout since they have removed the table filled with vinyls.

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The Disney park blog updated today with some details on the new Oz twin packs. Here’s what Steven Miller said about the release:

‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ Vinylmation Coming to Disney Parks

My son and I recently attended the Disney Parks Blog meet-up for “Oz The Great and Powerful” at Epcot. It was wonderful seeing several Disney Parks Blog readers and friends in person. We both enjoyed the film, along with some challenging trivia before the show (must study next time). My son was a big fan of the winged monkey Finley, while I was delighted to see Bruce Campbell make a brief cameo appearance in the film (he’s one of my favorite actors). With the motion picture arriving in theatres on March 8, Disney Theme Park Merchandise will be offering a variety of merchandise at Disney Parks. I peeked behind the curtain to see what new items are coming soon to stores.

Similar to other major film releases like the award-winning “Brave” or “Wreck-It Ralph,” the merchandise team partnered with the Disney Store to offer select “Oz The Great and Powerful” items at Disney Parks. You can currently find some of those items we will also carry on DisneyStore.com, including incredibly detailed dolls. We have created, however, a few items especially for Disney Parks.

I visited The Land of Oz Garden at Epcot the other morning to capture an image of four new Vinylmation sets coming to Disney Parks on March 8. Each set contains one 3-inch figure paired with one 1.5-inch Vinylmation, Jr. figure. Disney Design Group artist Ron Cohee created these figures. If you are in Florida on March 8, you can meet Ron from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side.
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March 8 will also see the release of a commemorative opening day pin in select locations at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts. This limited edition pin will have an edition size of 1,000.
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The soft lines team will release four new shirts for women and one shirt (“Fragile by Feisty”) for girls. I thought the “Good” and “Evil” shirt was a fun design.
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Finally, we will be releasing two D-Tech on Demand cases for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 4/4S.

I hope you enjoy the show!
– See more at: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2013/02/disney-parks-celebrate-oz-the-great-and-powerful-with-new-merchandise/#sthash.KZx2Z8LG.dpuf

 

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While the Oz – The Great & Powerful twin sets aren’t out until March 8th, some Disney Stores in the US have been breaking the release date.  Vinylmation Exchange member Ann Furman Hohmann picked up the new twin packs and shared her photograph showing off the packaging.

598587_4363462610029_273685601_nThe packs are set to be released at D-Street, Disney Stores and on .com on March 8th and are priced at $24.95 each.

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Thanks to Ann Furman Hohmann for the photograph

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Ron Cohee will be signing at D-Street Florida on March 8th ( 5 – 7pm)  with the release of his Oz the Great and Powerful sets.

From the Disney Parks Merchandise Events page…

Vinylmation™ Disney Oz The Great and Powerful Series Signing with Disney Artist Ron Cohee

March 8

D Street, Downtown Disney Marketplace

Celebrate opening night of Disney Oz the Great and Powerful with the latest Vinylmation™ series by Disney Artist, Ron Cohee. Ron will be making a special appearance and signing at D Street in Downtown Disney® Marketplace on Friday, March 8 from 5:00p.m – 7:00 p.m.  The Vinylmation™ Disney Oz The Great and Powerful series consists of four (4) two figure sets. Each set consist of one(1) 3-inch figure and one (1) 1.5-inch figure and retails for  $24.95, plus tax.  See you there!

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Details have emerged on the official Vinylmation collectors page on 4 twin packs based on the new Oz movie that we first saw pictures of at the Mickey’s Circus trade event in September.

All 4 twin packs will be released on March 8th at both D-Streets and on Disneystore.com

Release Date: March 8, 2013

Edition Size: Open Edition

Figure Size: 3-inch & 1.5 inch figures

Artist: Ron Chohee

Retail:
$24.95, plus tax, per set

Locations:

  • D Street at Downtown Disney® District in California
  • D Street at Downtown Disney® West Side in Florida
  • Disney Parks Online

Below are the full images of each of the 4 packs.

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What do you think of these twin packs?

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With so much news coming in over the Mickey’s Circus Weekend, here is a quick look at Oz – The Great and the Powerful which is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz.  The movie will be out in March 2013, so we could see these released around that time.

If you haven’t seen the trailer for Oz, click HERE.

Thanks to Sean Hasle for the pictures

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The Vinylmation Event’s page has been updated with a Artist Signing with Ron Cohee:

Vinylmation™ Disney Oz The Great and Powerful Series Signing with Disney Artist Ron Cohee

March 8

D Street, Downtown Disney Marketplace at Walt Disney World

Celebrate opening night of Disney Oz the Great and Powerful with the latest Vinylmation™ series by Disney Artist, Ron Cohee. Ron will be making a special appearance and signing at D Street in Downtown Disney® Marketplace on Friday, March 8 from 5:00p.m – 7:00 p.m.  The Vinylmation™ Disney Oz The Great and Powerful series consists of four (4) two figure sets. Each set consist of one(1) 3-inch figure and one (1) 1.5-inch figure and retails for  $24.95, plus tax.  See you there!