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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Coco: Pixar Studio Store Exclusive Logo Pin

pixar studio store coco logo pin

Here's another fun item I was lucky enough to pick up while visiting the Pixar Studio Store at Pixar Studios this past fall—this really pretty limited edition Coco logo pin! While I'm not a big Disney pin collector (I have a modest collection of a few that have stood out to me over the years), I couldn't resist this one for its rarity and fantastic design. I've always loved Coco's iconic, vibrant logo and I'm thrilled to have it represented in pin form.

My questions of the day: Have you shopped at the Pixar Studio Store? What did you purchase? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

pixar studio store coco logo pin

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pixar Concept Art Water Bottle (D23 Expo 2017/ShopDisney)

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

What's up Pixar fans?! I'm back for another blog post and today I'm taking a detailed look at this fantastic Pixar character concept art water bottle from ShopDisney.com. This originally debuted last July at the 2017 D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA and was then made available to the public on the Disney Store's website soon after. It was part of a larger line of products featuring Pixar sketch/concept art, which included shirts, notebooks, a messenger bag and a canvas artwork set (seen in THIS composite, made by my friends over at PixarPost.com).

This steel bottle stands at about 10" tall and holds 14 oz. (Not dishwasher or microwave safe). Original retail was $19.95.

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

There are SO many characters featured on this thing. So many that it was quite hard to photograph in a way that you can see them all! With that said, I'm going to try to count and list each character sketch...here we go...
  • Kevin (Up)                                                    
  • Wall·E                                                           
  • Zurg (Toy Story)                                                          
  • Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story)                                           
  • Nemo                                                       
  • Dot (A Bug's Life)                                       
  • Red (Cars)                                                    
  • Mama Bear (Brave)                                    
  • Seagulls (Finding Nemo)                          
  • Elastigirl (The Incredibles)                          
  • Cockroach (Wall·E)                                     
  • Boo (Monsters Inc.)                                    
  • Merida (Brave)                                            
  • Mater (Cars)
  • Rosie (A Bug's Life
  • Pearl (Finding Nemo)
  • Kevin (Up, version 2)
  • Lightning McQueen (Cars)
  • Mama Bear (Brave, version 2)
  • Slinky (Toy Story)
  • Joy (Inside Out)
  • Axiom Human— John? (Wall·E)
  • Dug (Up)
  • Edna Mode (The Incredibles)
  • Spot (The Good Dinosaur)
  • Anger (Inside Out)
  • Mr. Incredible  
  • Art (Monsters University)
  • Woody (Toy Story)
  • Frozone (The Incredibles)
  • Sulley (Monsters Inc.)
  • Mike Wazowski (Monsters University)
  • Emile (Ratatouille)

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

There we have it! 33 Pixar concept art sketches total. Phew!

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

And lastly, here's a really cool added touch: the topper twists off and doubles as a cup!

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

This plastic sipper part can be easily opened or closed at your sipping convenience and can also be removed by twisting it off.

d23 expo pixar concept sketch art water bottle

Unfortunately, this bottle did sell out recently on ShopDisney.com, but it can still be found on eBay using this direct link to current listings. A big thanks to my friend and fellow cast member Gabby for giving this to me over the holidays! I love it :)

Did you pick this up when it was available? How do you like it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Cars 3: Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen

Cars 3: Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen

Just when you thought there couldn't be anymore Lightning McQueen diecast releases, along comes this one—"Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen", one of the more recent Cars 3 Mattel 1:55 scale diecasts to hit shelves. Though technically this starting hitting a few months back, I only just found it in my area a week or so ago at Walmart. Finally!

As shown in the screenshot above, this is the way McQueen looks from the film's opening scene all the way through his epic crash. The main difference with this paint job, compared to his classic look, is the way Rust-Eze is printed in bold lettering across his hood, sides, back and rear spoiler. It definitely gives off a more modern, updated vibe!

Note: This one isn't to be confused with "Cars 3 Lightning McQueen", which has been available since the initial launch of this collection last May.

Cars 3: Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen
Cars 3: Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen
Cars 3: Rust-Eze Lightning McQueen

Be sure to check your local Walmart, Target and Toys R Us for availability! If you're having trouble finding this McQueen in your area, Amazon has him in stock currently (prime) for only $5.89. It doesn't get too much better than that! I've included the direct link to that listing below.

Happy hunting!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Coco: Disney Store Exclusive Lithograph Set (Blu-Ray/DVD Pre-Order)

pixar disney store coco lithograph set

This past Friday was another big day for Disney·Pixar Coco fans, as it was made official that the home video release for the film will be February 27th—just a little over a month away! For those of you who prefer to purchase movies digitally these days, the digital release of the film will be here even sooner on February 13th. Either way, it's right around the corner and I can't wait! Check out my friends over at PixarPost.com for the full list of bonus content we can look forward to. 

As usual, the Disney Store is now accepting pre-orders for the Blu-Ray/DVD/Digital Copy "Multi-screen" edition (which you can do in store or online). Do so and, per tradition, receive a FREE lithograph set of four prints (in a snazzy collectible folder) AND a $10 off $40 or more coupon valid the week of release! You know that's exactly what I did Friday night after work—gotta have my Pixar lithographs.

pixar disney store coco lithograph set

Check out my photos of the lithos and folder below! I love how even the back of the folder has some marigold pedals floating about. Nice little touch.

pixar disney store coco lithograph set
pixar disney store coco lithograph set

This still from  the "Un Poco Loco"/talent show scene makes the perfect backing for the inside of the folder.

pixar disney store coco lithograph set

Here are the lithos! My favorites are Hector and Miguel dancing in the streets (directly below) and Miguel strumming his guitar (third down). The only one I don't really care for is the Dante print; there are SO many stunningly beautiful shots in the film (like the marigold bridge, Pepita flying over the city or Miguel and Mama Coco—to name a few) that I just wonder how this one made the cut for this set. Nothing against the shot itself or the animation, I just feel there are other screen caps that would been more pleasing for display purposes.

pixar disney store coco lithograph set
pixar disney store coco lithograph set
pixar disney store coco lithograph set
pixar disney store coco lithograph set

Each print is a standard size of 10"x14" (so it should be pretty easy to find basic frames for them) and is stamped with the official gold Disney Store seal for authenticity. 

pixar disney store coco lithograph set

This lithograph set is only while supplies last, so be sure to head to your local Disney Store (or visit their website HERE) soon to pre-order your copy of Coco! Despite the fact that some of the images chosen could have been stronger, this is a very nice set. Highly recommended for any fan of the film! After all, they are free high quality prints—so why not?

What are your thoughts? Which is your favorite image? Do you have a moment in the film you wish was represented here? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cars 3: Maddy McGear

cars 3 maddy mcgear mattel diecast

Tonight I'm taking a look at another recently released Mattel 1:55 scale Cars 3 diecast...Maddy McGear! I found this one at Walmart last week and was thrilled to finally find something new in my area after months of Cars desolation.

As shown in the screen shot above, Maddy is a Lightning McQueen mega fan seen in the stands during the film's opening sequence (as well as the film's closing Florida 500 race). She's the little car who yells "LIGHTNING MCQUEEN!" and, at the end, "CRUZ RAMIREZ!"

cars 3 maddy mcgear mattel diecast

Honestly it was fun to find a new character who isn't a Demo Derby or Piston Cup racer (as much as I like those cars as well, there's just been a lot of them). This one is especially cute and, though her moments are brief, she definitely makes an impression in the film.

If you haven't found Maddy for your collection yet, I'd keep checking your local Walmart or Target stores. I thought I had missed out on her, but no! She's still showing up out there. If you'd rather just snag her online, I've included an amazon link below.

Best of luck on the hunt! Let me know if you have any comments or questions—I'm here to help.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Toy Story: Pizza Planet Mug (BoxLunch Exclusive)

toy story pizza planet mug boxlunch gifts

OoooOOooooOooo...Check out this Toy Story Pizza Planet 14 oz. ceramic mug, sold now exclusively (in store and online) at Boxlunch Gifts! This microwave/dishwasher safe mug is out of this world cool and a great addition to my growing Pixar mug collection. It was yet another fun surprise I received for this past Christmas!

You know I'm a sucker for anything Pizza Planet related. Not sure what it is, but I'm drawn to any product inspired by it or which features the Pizza Planet logo (including the iconic truck and the aliens). With this mug, I really like the colors and the cute space/alien/the claw screen art. It's simple and really captures the overall Pizza Planet feel.

toy story pizza planet mug boxlunch gifts

Here it is unboxed for your viewing pleasure!

toy story pizza planet mug boxlunch gifts toy story pizza planet mug boxlunch gifts
toy story pizza planet mug boxlunch gifts

What do you think? For all you Toy Story fans out there, I think you'll most certainly want to add this to your collection. It has my stamp of approval for sure! Pick it up at your local BoxLunch store or on their website HERE for $14.90. Get it while you can!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Cars 3: Kris Revstopski

Cars 3: Kris Revstopski

A couple of days ago, I was doing my routine Mattel Cars 3 diecast check at my local Walmart (not expecting to find anything, since it's been dead in my area for months) and finally stumbled upon 12 new diecasts all at once! I was SO excited, especially since I had just been thinking that morning about how far behind I had gotten for the year. One of the new characters I was able to find was this one right here—Kris Revstopski!  

As shown in the screenshot above, Kris is a flag waver for the Piston Cup racing series. She (yes, this car is female) is seen at just about every race seen in the film! Her official bio reads: Being a Piston Cup flag car like Kris Revstopski is hard work. Many fans of racing don't realize the rigorous training and testing a vehicle needs to go through in order to prove they are worthy of holding that checkered flag. When a race begins or ends, it's all eyes on Kris Revstopski.

 Cars 3: Kris Revstopski
Cars 3: Kris Revstopski

It's always fun to find a brand new, never before released Cars character. This one is great! I really like the checkered flag accessory that she can hold on her side view mirror. I also have to mention that she'll look perfect displayed with the Florida 500 Race Track I got for Christmas! More on that soon. 

If you're still looking to add Kris Revstopski to your collection, head to the Walmart or Target nearest to you to check for availability. If you'd rather just pick her up online, you can use the direct link below for the best current Amazon listing. 

Happy hunting!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Coco: Miguel & Dante Figurine (By Enesco)

coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco

Check out this beautifully sculpted Coco inspired Miguel & Dante figurine/statue produced by Enesco (as part of the Disney Showcase Collection)! This is currently being sold on the ShopDisney site for $59.95. I was muy emocionado to have gotten this from my parents for this past Christmas—a huge thanks and shout out once again for being so generous!

I absolutely adore the style in which this thing is sculpted; a great combination of smooth and jagged edges (for example, what I'm referring to is really noticeable in Dante's face/ears and Miguel's jeans). Perfecto! Check out my plethora of photos below so you can appreciate all the incredible details for yourself. They really nailed the look, personality and charm of each of these beloved characters!

coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco

Just look at that intricate detail and weathering on Miguel's guitar. Wow! 

coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco
coco miguel and dante statue figure enesco

The tallest part of this figurine is obviously Miguel, who measures around 6" tall (that includes the base). Dante is about 3.5" tall and the base itself is about 7" in length. The characters are crafted from a stone resin material and are hand painted, so naturally they're very fragile. It goes without saying (even though I'm saying it now) that this is an adult collector's item only. 

This is a high quality product that has my highest recommendation! If you're a fan of Coco and a collector of Disney/Pixar products like this, then you'll most certainly want to pick this one up. As mentioned, you can purchase it currently on the ShopDisney site HERE or the Enesco online shop HERE.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Mini Toy Story / Luxo Jr. Ball (Pixar Studio Store Exclusive)

mini pixar toy story ball

Back in 2015, I posted a guide to all the different versions of the iconic Pixar/Luxo Jr./Toy Story ball that have been available to purchase over the years. View that post HERE if you missed it! Today I'm checking out yet another version that I acquired more recently during my trip to Pixar this past fall. Check out this mini version of the ball (only about 10" diameter), available now exclusively at the Pixar Studio Store!

This was also given out to a few select guests at this past year's 2017 D23 Expo (which I wasn't able to attend this time around) near the Pixar booth during random times. Shout it out if you one of the lucky guests who obtained one there!

mini pixar toy story ball

As you can see, this little guy is a pretty adorable size that fits right in the palm of my hand. A perfect shelf display piece! And I love how shiny it is (just like it should be). In my opinion, you can't have too many Pixar balls floating around. ;)

mini pixar toy story ball

I believe this was around $5 or $6 there at the Studio Store. Not bad at all! Keep an eye out for this one (and the bigger, more movie accurate version—which I posted on HERE), if you're ever able to shop there. Both were available when I visited!

If you really want this one now and are willing to pay a steeper price, someone is selling a couple on eBay currently for $50. Check out THIS DIRECT LINK if you're interested.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below and stay tuned for more from my personal collection of Pixar toys and collectibles!

Monday, January 8, 2018

The Art of Coco Book Review

Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review

After some delay, I'm finally here for my review of Chronicle Books' latest Pixar offering, The Art of Coco! If you know me or have been following along here for any amount of time, you'll know that I'm a huge fan of this series which dates back to 2001 with Monsters Inc. Since then, there has been an "Art of" release for every Pixar feature film and I've had a blast collecting each one!

Before I get into my inside look, I have to say a huge congratulations to the entire Coco cast and crew! If you didn't know, Coco took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film last night and I couldn't be more thrilled for everyone involved. In honor of that, I felt today was the perfect time to finally get to this review. Note: You can watch Director Lee Unkrich's acceptance speech HERE.

Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review

Like usual, the cover art for the sleeve and the sturdy book itself are both fantastically done. It's always exciting to see which concept art image will make it to the cover with each subsequent release. Miguel and Dante on the marigold bridge was the perfect choice with this one! Take off the sleeve and the book itself is black with embossed guitars taken straight from the film's iconic logo.


As with the best of the "Art of" releases, this beautiful hardcover book is full (162 pages to be exact) of concept art, digital renderings, research photography, clay sculpted maquettes, storyboards and written insights from the creators. The only things this time around that seem to be missing are any kind of color scripts and deleted scenes (which at least should be on the home video release), but all the standard content is here and looks absolutely fantastic. Each page is as vibrant as the next.


After John Lasseter's Foreword (always well written) and two powerful introductions (one by Director Lee Unkrich and one by Co-Director Adrian Molina), this book wastes no time getting into what you want to see—all the stunning art from the earliest of ideas to the more finalized designs! The book closes out with some acknowledgments (special thanks) by the producer of the film, Darla K. Anderson.

Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review

A special memory I have with this book is when I went out to Pixar this past fall to view the film for the first time, I was honored to also open this book for the first time afterwards with my friend Daniel Arriaga— who was the Character Art Director for Coco. It was such an amazing moment, sitting there with him and his wonderful family in his living room flipping through these pages and getting first hand insights into the art and artists. I'll never forget it!

When you look through this book, keep an eye out for much of Daniel's work. It's everywhere! Below you can see a photo of him holding a xolo dog for research.  

Now here's your peek at some of the many wonderful pages you'll find inside. And don't worry—if you haven't seen the film yet (I know it still hasn't opened in the UK), there will be absolutely no spoilers in the art I chose to show you here.

 Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review
Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review

Here's a cool insight you might not know! Below is some concept art for Miguel with his skeleton face paint and two photo references. The boy in the photos is none other than Daniel Arriaga's son!

Pixar The Art of Coco Book Review

Well there you go—and that's just a small taste at what you can expect inside. Per usual, this is a really beautiful tribute to the incredibly talented artists who worked so hard at making the film what it is today, yet who too often go unnoticed. Do you have a favorite Pixar artist whose work you look forward to seeing?

If you're a fan of Coco or animation in general, you won't want to miss this one. It's a great learning tool and a feast for the eyes. There are so many details in this book that you really could look through and study it for hours. If you're interested in adding this to your collection, I recommend picking it up at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon using the direct link below.

Look forward to my next "Art of" book review, "The Art of Pixar Short Films", soon! Then come June, I'll of course be taking a look at "The Art of Incredibles 2." Stay tuned for those!

Size: 11.4" x 9.4"
Retail Price: $40 (though it's always on sale for less, usually around $27)
Original Release Date: October 10th, 2017
My Rating: 9/10