Mattel had two exclusives this year and they were both great. The first was the Disney-Pixar CARS exclusive, The Convoy Brothers
. This four pack of die-cast RVs are "The King’s" biggest fans. Each RV is a unique sculpt and comes in a great display box and outer box with the Dinoco Motor Oil design on the outside. This item ran $100 and sold out FAST
The second Mattel exclusive was made in larger quantities and much more reasonable: The Toy Story Small Fry Buzz Lightyear
figure. Featured in the Toy Story short, Small Fry, this “Happy Meal” sized figure was tired of waiting in the display of Poultry Palace and took the place of Buzz Lightyear. Priced at $25, the figure comes in a great display complete with paper food and a kid’s meal box design. The writer and director Angus Maclane also made himself available to autograph the figures.
There aren’t a lot of Ridemakerz locations but having one in Downtown Disney Anaheim makes it easier to have some presence. This shop that features customizable remote control cars offered guests a limited edition D23 Lightning McQueen
for $75 and limited to only 500 pieces.
The company famous for greeting cards has long been an essential destination for collectible ornaments. This year, they’re offering two exclusive ornaments to the D23 Expo audience: Cinderella’s Castle ($35) and a Sorcerer Mickey Itty Bitty ($10).
Huffy Bicycles, long recognized for its bicycle innovations, launched a special run of limited edition Mickey Mouse
and Minnie Mouse cruisers
at Disney’s D23 Expo. Huffy produced only 1,000 of each Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse design, and D23 Expo attendees had the opportunity to purchase a cruiser and receive a frame badge engraved with the individual production number.
Both cruisers have aluminum frames and combine vintage Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse styling with custom features. Solid craftsmanship was used to create features ranging from the intricate sprocket design to the retro styled front bicycle headlight on the Mickey Mouse cruiser and the fabric lined wicker basket on the Minnie Mouse cruiser. The Mickey Mouse face and ears icon is sculpted into several components, including the chrome grip end caps, the fender caps and – everyone’s favorite – the valve stems. The fenders feature movie graphics from Disney’s classic cartoon short “Steamboat Willie,” and each cruiser features collector packaging, complete with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
In addition to the limited edition models available at D23 Expo, Huffy is developing a special edition version of the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse cruisers which will available in spring 2014. The special edition cruisers will feature timeless Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse designs plus exciting new features, and will be sold at nationwide retailers. Visit HERE
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