Disney Store to Unveil New Product Collections and Collectibles at D23 Expo 2017

Disney Store today announced the new collections and Limited Edition sets to launch at this year’s D23 Expo 2017, Disney’s ultimate fan event held at the Anaheim Convention Center July 14–16. The never-before-seen collections celebrate milestone anniversaries and everyone’s favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters.

D23 Expo 2017 attendees will be introduced to the new Disney Designer Collection and get a first look at the newest collections debuting at this year’s event, including exclusive Disney Store pieces from Her Universe, the Art of Snow White collection, MXYZ Vinyl Mini Blind Box Collectibles, and, for the first time ever, a D23 Expo Marvel collection from Disney Store.

In addition to the chance to shop special products not yet available to the general public, fans will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and designers who created these exciting new collections.

Highlights of the collections include:

  • Disney Designer Collection: Formerly known as the Disney Fairytale Designer Collection, the Disney Designer Collection takes the classic assortment beyond the fairytale to tell the iconic stories of Disney’s legacy of film history and introduces three series: Fairytale Series, Folktale Series, and Pixar Animation Studios Series. Three of the new Limited Edition dolls will be available for purchase:
    • Fairytale Series: Pinocchio (limited to an edition size of 1,023)
    • Folktale Series: Mulan (limited to an edition size of 523)
    • Pixar Animation Studios Series: The Incredibles (limited to an edition size of 1,023)

D23 Expo attendees can also preview and pre-purchase a set of the five limited edition dolls releasing at Disney Store locations and DisneyStore.com September–November (each limited to an edition size of 6,000):

  • Fairytale Series: The Little Mermaid, Tangled, Robin Hood
  • Folktale Series: Moana, One Hundred and One Dalmatians
  • Disney•Pixar: In partnership with John Lasseter and the Pixar Animation Studios team, the Disney Store shop at D23 Expo will offer a special collection featuring some favorite Pixar characters.
  • MXYZ Vinyl Mini Blind Box Collectibles: The newest vinyl blind box collection features eight iconic characters in the Disney Store MXYZ art style—perfect for collecting and trading. Retailing at $5 each, the mini-sized characters come with a key chain attachment to personalize accessories, bags, and more.

Disney Store D23 Expo Star Wars Troopers

  • Star Wars: The Disney Store shop will feature Star Wars apparel, accessories, drinkware, and, of course, collectibles. Notable highlights of the assortment are the limited-edition Star Wars Elite Series Premium Action Figures, featuring iconic hero and villain duos: Princess Leia and Darth Vader; Rey and Kylo Ren; and Jyn Erso and Director Orson Krennic. Each duo retails for $79.95 and is limited to an edition size of 1,000.

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  • Milestone Anniversaries: Disney Store will celebrate three milestone anniversaries at D23 Expo––Oswald the Lucky Rabbit’s 90th, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ 80th, and Bambi’s 75th––each with a special assortment.
  • Disney Tsum Tsum: Disney Tsum Tsum fans will be delighted with a new limited-edition set released each day during D23 Expo.

Disney Store D23 Expo Minnie Signature Collection

  • Minnie Mouse Signature Collection: Spotted––a collection of apparel, accessories, and a limited-edition Minnie doll, looking stylish as always.
  • Marvel: For the first time ever, Disney Store will offer a Marvel collection at D23 Expo––featuring limited-edition collectibles, a pin set, lithograph set, and ornament set.
  • Her Universe: Ashley Eckstein, founder of Her Universe, created exclusive pieces for Disney Store that will be available for the first time at D23 Expo. The never-before-seen products are featured within the Minnie Signature, Star Wars, Pixar, and Marvel collections.

Don’t forget to grab your D23 Expo items made in partnership with D23 and Disney Store, which will feature items created just for the event.

StorePass tickets will be available beginning at 9 a.m. each day at the StorePass desk located adjacent to the StagePass distribution area in Hall A. The StorePass will provide Guests with a shopping experience timeslot, between 11 a.m.–5 p.m.

Disney Books
Purchase the latest best-selling books and D23 Expo-exclusive titles in the DCPI Pavilion and the Disney Dream Store, including select titles available for purchase only to D23 Expo attendees before they go on sale to the public this summer, including:

A Kiss Goodnight (Richard Sherman, Floyd Norman)
On sale August 22, 2017

Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation

Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation (Mindy Johnson)
On sale September 5, 2017

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons (Dave Bossert)
On sale August 29, 2017

Art of Coloring: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
On sale July 18, 2017

Want to meet some of the magic makers behind these books? Check out these signings:

Friday, July 14
Alex Hirsch, Rob Renzetti, Stephanie Ramirez, Gravity Falls: Journal 3 (12:30–1:45 p.m., Talent Central)

Daron Nefcy, Dominic Bisignano, Star vs. The Forces of Evil: Star and Marco’s Guide to Mastering Every Dimension (12:30–1:45 p.m., Talent Central)

Pam Brandon, Delicious Disney (3:45–4:45 p.m., Disney Dream Store)

Jessica Fuchs and Steve Thompson, Disney Folktale Series Artists (5 p.m., TBD)

Michael Singer, Disney Pirates: The Definitive Collector’s Anthology (5:30–7 p.m., Talent Central)

Mindy Johnson, Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation (6–7 p.m., Disney Dream Store)

Saturday, July 15
Pam Brandon, Delicious Disney (1:15–2:15 p.m., Disney Dream Store)

Ridley Pearson, Kingdom Keepers (4:15–5:15 p.m., Talent Central)

Victoria Saxon, Poster Art of Cars (4:15–5:15 p.m., Talent Central)

Jessica Fuchs and Steve Thompson, Art of Snow White Artists (5:30 p.m., TBD)

Dave Smith, Disney Facts Revealed (6–7 p.m., Talent Central)

Sunday, July 16
Dave Smith, Disney Facts Revealed (10–11 a.m., Talent Central)

Dave Bossert, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit: The Search for the Lost Disney Cartoons (1–2 p.m., Talent Central)

Marty Sklar, Vanessa Hunt, Maps of the Disney Parks (1:30–2:30 p.m., Talent Central)

Floyd Norman, A Kiss Goodnight (2:30–3:30 p.m., Talent Central)

Fantasyland-Themed Disney Tsum Tsum Coming to Disney Parks on July 22nd

Disney has announced that Fantasyland-themed Disney Tsum Tsum are coming to select merchandise locations at Disney Parks on July 22nd.

These three-inch stackable plush were inspired by characters and attractions found in Fantasyland. You may recall getting a sneak preview of these new plush a few months ago when I shared details about the Haunted Mansion-inspired Tsum Tsum. I recently visited New Fantasyland in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort to take a photo of these seven new plush.

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Guests will find two Tsum Tsum inspired by the “it’s a small world” attraction. Additional Tsum Tsum include Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse; Mr. Toad from Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland park; a tea cup from the Mad Tea Party attraction; and a carousel horse.

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These 3-inch plush feature the Orange Bird from Magic Kingdom Park and a skipper from the world famous Jungle Cruise. They will be part of an Adventureland collection arriving in fall 2016.

Meanwhile, look for the Fantasyland-themed Tsum Tsum at the following merchandise locations starting July 22:

Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa in Hawai‘i – Kalepa’s Store

Disneyland Resort

  • Downtown Disney District – World of Disney
  • Paradise Pier in Disney California Adventure park – Tee, Hats & Tattoos
  • Mickey’s Toontown in Disneyland park – Gag Factory

Walt Disney World Resort

  • Disney Springs Marketplace – Once Upon a Toy and World of Disney
  • Disney’s EarPort at Orlando International Airport
  • Magic Kingdom Park – Curtain Call Collectibles
  • Epcot – ImageWorks
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Beverly Sunset
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Chester & Hester’s Dinosaur Treasures

The Disney Parks online store will also carry these Tsum Tsum starting July 26.

Finally, this Fantasyland collection is currently available via the Shop Disney Parks mobile app.

Happy Stacking!

Disney Store Announces Global Release of STAR WARS Tsum Tsum Collection

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Disney Store has unveiled characters from a galaxy far, far away as a part of the Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection, the newest addition to the popular stackable plush line that has taken the world by storm since it was first introduced at Disney Store in Japan in 2013.

The Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection will feature characters from A New Hope, The EMPIRE Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi and will come in three sizes – mini, medium and large. Characters represented in the collection include: Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Han Solo, R2-D2, Jabba the Hutt, Boba Fett, Darth Vader, Yoda, C-3P0, Ewok and Stormtrooper. The collection will be launched exclusively at Disney Store locations – both in-store and online – in the U.S., Japan and Europe on February 16.

Since its debut in 2013, Disney Tsum Tsum has quickly become one of the most successful plush lines in Disney Store history, prompting category expansion into softlines, accessories, home décor and more. Featuring classic and new Disney, Marvel and now Star Wars characters, Disney Tsum Tsum’s whimsical design reinterprets everyone’s favorite characters with a unique Japanese aesthetic.

“With a unique mix of charming design and collectability, Disney Tsum Tsum has solidified its place as one the latest Japanese pop culture crazes to go global, and we’re thrilled to introduce Star Wars characters to this ever-popular line,” said Paul Gainer, executive vice president of Disney Retail. “Disney Tsum Tsum has proven to be a true fan favorite and we look forward to delivering more exciting offerings in the future.”

Similar to the classic Disney and Marvel Tsum Tsum characters currently available, this first collection will serve as the evergreen Star Wars assortment that will live on as future assortments are introduced.

To capitalize on a growing fan base and the product’s collectible nature, Disney Store launched #TsumTsumTuesdays where a new collection of the adorable plush is unveiled the first Tuesday of every month. With the February 16 release of the Star Wars collection, Disney Store will also kick off a new #TsumTsumTuesday release cadence with a new Disney, Marvel or Star Wars Tsum Tsum collection launching on both the first and third Tuesday of every month.

In addition to its success at Disney Store, Disney Tsum Tsum has also seen great momentum moving into mass retail. Beginning with an exclusive launch at Target in 2015, where it has been well received by guests, Disney Tsum Tsum offerings now include collectible toy figures and figural, stackable lip balms. And, new this year, Disney Tsum Tsum can now also be found at a number of other retailers, including Wal-Mart and J.C. Penney.

The free puzzle app – LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum – which was first released in Japan in 2014 and quickly became the #1 free app on both iOS and Android, now boasts more than 50 million downloads worldwide.

“Disney Tsum Tsum” Mobile Game And Soft Toy Line Launch Globally

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Disney today announced the launch of “LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum” (\’so͞om-so͞om\), the top-ranked and free puzzle app from Japan, on mobile devices globally, along with a Disney Tsum Tsum stackable soft toy line. The app, which is published by LINE, the leading free call and messaging app, has reached the #1 free app spot on both iOS and Android inJapan and has been downloaded more than 14 million times. Coinciding with the global launch of the app, Disney Store is introducing more than 30 different stackable ‘Tsum Tsum’ toys available on DisneyStore.com, in select store locations in North America, and at Disney Parks starting today.

“Disney Tsum Tsum has quickly become a phenomenon in Japan, and we are very excited about the Japan-originated franchise now going global,” said Paul Candland, president, The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. “Disney Tsum Tsum is both a physical product and a digital game, allowing our guests to enjoy a multi-dimensional experience.  We are hopeful that the Disney Tsum Tsum franchise will be loved and enjoyed by our guests around the world.”

“Disney Japan has created some of our most successful and popular digital products and Disney Interactive is proud to be working closely with the team to extend their success globally,” said Jimmy Pitaro, president, Disney Interactive. “This is one of the first times that Disney has introduced a distinctly Japanese product to a global audience, and Disney Tsum Tsum offers our Guests a unique combination of quality characters, compelling game play and an engaging social experience.”

In LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum, which translates to ‘Disney Stack Stack’, players connect and pop as many of the Disney Tsum characters as they can in one minute.  The more Tsums eliminated within each level, the higher the score. As they progress through the game, players will collect Disney and Disney•Pixar Tsums, like Mickey MouseMinnie Mouse, Stitch and Buzz Lightyear. Each collectable character can be leveled up over time and has a special ability that provides in-game help. The app offers experiences for both kids and adults. By connecting LINE: Disney Tsum Tsum to a LINE account, adult players can enjoy social features in-game, like competing for high scores on leaderboards and gifting, with their friends.

In addition to the mobile app, a wide range of Tsum Tsum soft toys based on favorite Disney characters, from Mickey Mouse to Winnie the Pooh, will be available starting today, with additional characters rolling out in the fall. The stackable Tsum Tsum toys have the added functionality of a screen cleaner material on their stomachs and come in three different sizes: large ($24.95), medium ($12.95) and mini($4.95).

“Since the Tsum Tsum plush line debuted at Disney Store in Japan nine months ago, more than 1.6 million units have been sold,” saidPaul Gainer, EVP, Disney Retail. “We believe the popularity of this line in Japan is something that can be replicated globally given their fun and collectible nature.”