The World of Pandora Comes Alive in Summer 2017

pandoraOne of the new attractions to Disney World’s Animal Kingdom parks this summer 2017 is the sci-fi world of Pandora.  James Cameron’s Avatar film turns into a theme park with a detailed walking world and rides.  The Na’vi River Journey is like a Pirates of the Caribbean ride and Avatar Flight of Passage looks to be like the Harry Potter Forbidden Journey ride.

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Crafting the Playskool Heroes Millennium Falcon

galaticheroesfalcon4One of my favorite playset/vehicles is the Star Wars Millennium Falcon.  I have memories of looking at the Kenner Millennium Falcon in toy catalogues and watching the TV ads.  Disney BOXED takes a look at designing and crafting the Playskool Heroes Star Wars Jedi Force Millennium Falcon Playset.  This is the Toys”R”Us exclusive version featuring 4 figures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, C3-PO and R2-D2.

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Disneyland Anaheim Trip

DL001It’s the 60th Diamond Celebration at Disneyland and I just had to go this year.  I remember the many family trips, then trips with the cousins, going with college friends and then going as an adult over the years – Disneyland meant something special to me.  This epic summer 2016 trip would be with all my cousins and siblings and most of us did a 2-Day Hopper to check out Disneyland and California Adventure.

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Boba Fett Hoodie

bobbafetthoodieFans of the iconic Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett will take to this Disney Store exclusive – the Boba Fett Interactive App Hoodie for Adults and Kids.

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TRON Ride @ Shanghai Disneyland

shanghaidisneylandtronrideDisneyland fanatics will want to travel this summer for the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland in China.  One cool attraction that has me hyped-up is the TRON Lightcycle Power Run presented by Chevrolet.  This eye-popping adventure ride looks really neat and puts you in the world of TRON.  Here’s a look at the full ride by Inside the Magic!

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Red Chapter Clothing Comany with Marvel Comics

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Bryan Hopkins demonstrates his Ambigram tattoo

What is an Ambigram? I would have to say its the art of font design and creative wordplay, where one word passes off as two at the same time… or maybe superimposition, where one thing is placed over an existing thing to conceal something?

Okay enough, just watch the video we shot at Silicon Valley Comic Con with Bryan Hopkins, lead singer of Elvis Monroe, who is the co-founder of Red Chapter Clothing with world famous Ambigram artist Mark Palmer. He’ll tell you what an Ambigram is and how they have creatively designed them for the Marvel Comics world !

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Deluxe Figure Playset

starwarsawakensfiguresFans of Star Wars The Force Awakens who collect figure statues might want to check out this new item exclusive to the Disney Store.  This is the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Playset which features a collectible box and 10 statue figures.  The figures stand 4″ and made from PVC.

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It Took Me 10-Years to Build My LEGO Wall-E

 

wall-epixarlegoIf you remember a couple of years back when this LEGO Ideas 21303 Disney*Pixar Wall-E item came out?  Well, it actually took LEGO Ideas member and fan designer Angus MacLane around 10 years to build the ultimate version of Wall-E.  Here’s an interview with animator and director Angus MacLane of Pixar Animation Studios.

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The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

blackseriestiefightercoverI like buying Hasbro’s Star Wars Black Series line of 6″ figures because of the details and pose-ability, but I never thought we would get full fledge vehicles or spacecraft for the 6″ line.  I’m proven wrong with this Hasbro release of the The Black Series First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter.  Now that’s a mouthful.

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Big Hero 6 Marvel Team Tin Lunch Box

bighero6lunchboxLunch box collectors will truly enjoy picking-up this collector’s tin lunch box from the Disney/Marvel Big Hero 6 flick.  This spiffy Big Hero 6 Tin Lunch Box comes with cool artwork on the box and measures 7″5/8 x 6″.

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Campbell’s Soup Gets Star Wars Packaging

starwarscampbellsoupsAnother Star Wars licensed approved!  This time can soup-maker Campbell’s Soup cans will have branded Star Wars themed characters and slogans.  Not only that you’re Spaghettios’ and Chicken Pasta Soups will get Star Wars theme-shaped items.  I guess it’s time to hit Safeway and collect these cans.

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Kingdom Hearts 3 Announcements

kingdom hearts 3The Disney-only convention D23 made some big splashes and one of them was the video game Kingdom Hearts 3.  The Disney x Square Enix collaboration announced two new worlds for the game, the world of Tangled and the Big Hero 6 city San Fransokyo.

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Star Wars Land Announced

starwarslandThis past weekend was the Disney-only convention D23, which had many big movie announcements and other Disney-related items.  Imagineer Scott Trowbridge showcased the upcoming Star Wars Land in both Disney parks Orlando and Anaheim.  Plus they will be updating Star Tours with a new planet from Episode 7.

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Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere

stellosphereboxIf you’re fan of Disney cartoon series Miles from Tomorrowland, then you might want to pick-up this nifty spacecraft/playset featuring lights, sounds, and 3 separate spacecraft that can combine into one bigger craft.  The Stellosphere does require 6 AAA batteries that are not included.

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Disney x VANS = The Disney Collection

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Disney teams up with VANS for the Disney Collection.  A mix of Disney branded footwear, apparel and accessories for the young and old, men and women.

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Viral Video Friday: Age of Ultron Reaction by Inside Out

insideoutavengersreactionOne of the YouTube trends is fans doing Reaction videos and here’s one done by the Inside Out crew, which is Pixar’s upcoming animated flick.  The characters from Inside Out react to the Avengers’ Age of Ultron trailer.

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Miles from Tomorrowland Talking Action Figure

milestomorrowlandboxartOne of the new animated shows on Disney Junior is Miles from Tomorrowland and stars the Callisto family who live on the spaceship Stellosphere and work for the TTA (Tomorrowland Transit Authority).  This Miles Talking Action Figure stands 12″ tall and has light-up effects, 15 talking phrases from the animated show, articulated legs, helmet visor, torso throwing action and boomerang-like weapon.

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Lafayette x Gizmobies = Disney

lafayettdisneyIf you’re a Disney freak and have an iPhone 6 to protect, then check out these cute protectors:  Lafayette x Gizmobies.  These items already dropped in Japan and will also be released in States in the months ahead.

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Elsa Deluxe Singing Doll Set

elsaboxcoverI’m still not tired of hearing “Let It Go.”  I get into karaoke-mode every time I hear the song somewhere!  This Disney Elsa Deluxe Singing Doll Set will now add to my “Frozen” addiction.

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2015 Funko Frozen Mystery Minis

funkominifrozenboxSomehow I found myself at the mall this past weekend and walked into a Hot Topic store and these 2015 Funko Frozen Mystery Minis caught my attention and credit cards.  I bought a couple of blind boxes just to check it out.

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Baymax USB LED Lamp

usbinfothinkbaymaxlightNeed a light in your dreary dorm room or work desk?  If you’re Disney’s Big Hero 6 fan, then you might want to pick-up this InfoThink Baymax USB LED nightlight.

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Star Wars: The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight

lukeskywalkerI recently had spare time to review a bunch of books and stuff, and one on the list is from Disney Worldwide Publishing, Star Wars:  The Adventures of Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight.  What a novel approach to this book project, take the original Star Wars concept art from Ralph McQuarrie and tie-in the 3 movies:  A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi into one book.

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Frozen’s Olaf Action Figure

olafherocrossIf you don’t know anything about Disney’s animated hit “Frozen”, then you must have been hibernating these past 2 years.  The comedy relief snowman Olaf will into action figure poses thanks to HK company Herocross.

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The Most Expensive 2015 Disney Calendar

frozencollectionI really enjoyed watching Disney’s animated feature Frozen and of course the song “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel.  Frozen fans will buy anything and everything related to the flick, and this is for wealthy Frozen fans, I guess the upper 1%.  This ain’t no regular calendar you find at Barnes & Nobles discount rack!  This is a platinum-studded Frozen calendar that costs $835,800USD, okay wait … take a breath.  Yes, $835,800USD.  I can buy house for this!

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The Big Hero 6 Japan Promo

bighero6japantrailerI’ve seen Big Hero 6 twice already at the multiplexes, so yeah, you can say I’m a huge fan of this animation.  In Japan, Big Hero 6 will get a December 20, 2014 release date, but Disney Japan’s marketing department instead of a usual trailer cut promoting the flick, it has outdone itself with this simple black & white hand drawn animation to promote the film.

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