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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Cars: Lightning Mcqueen Cars Land Men's Tee

cars land t-shirt

From Cars Land at Disney's California Adventure, comes this very cool Cars inspired Lightning Mcqueen men's tee! I was very happy when my wife Brita surprised me with this for my birthday last month in a Cars Land themed package.

I love the minimal, almost retro neon sign-esque look to the design on here. It definitely caught my eye while I was browsing the shops there! It's soft, nicely fitted and the graphic has a cool sheen to it (it's hard to tell in the pic, but the gold lightning bolts have a shiny metallic look to them).

cars land t-shirt

I haven't been able to find anything about this t-shirt online, but be sure to keep checking eBay if you're interested in buying. I believe it retailed for $19.99. Please let me know if you have any other questions or if I can help you out in any way!

Be sure to check back daily for more items from my personal collection of Pixar toys, collectibles and memories.

Events: Blog Two Year Anniversary


On June 30th, 2013, exactly two years ago today, I randomly decided to venture into the world of blogging...Pixar blogging to be specific. Wanting to do something different than any site I had seen in the online Pixar fan community, I decided it would be fun to create a blog completely dedicated to my personal collection of Pixar toys and collectibles. It would be a place where I could not only document and archive my collection, but also where fellow collectors and Pixar fans could come to find out about many of the great products out there that they may not know of.

That day, I took some very basic pictures of some of my items, did a couple little write-ups on them and called the blog "Dan the Pixar Fan." That was it! I figured I could do a post a day for a little while (maybe a few weeks tops) and that would be it; fun and done. 

Little did I know at the time, but that was only the beginning. 730 days and 783 posts later and I'm still going strong! I have not missed a day yet (that's become a goal of mine that keeps me going). It's crazy how fast the time has gone!

I had no idea that this would become such a huge part of my life, but I love it. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who visit the blog often (I don't know who you are, but you do! :). If it wasn't for you all who appreciate it, I wouldn't still be taking the time to do it every single day. I'm also grateful for all the friends I've made, all the followers I've gained on social media and for all the great opportunities I've had over the past couple years because of it (it may seem silly to say, but this little blog has been life changing). Last, but definitely not least, I'd like to give a huge thanks to my wife Brita, my parents and the rest of my family who have been such amazing supports to me. I couldn't do it without them!

Thank you all again and I hope you continue to enjoy! Much more to come.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Inside Out: Funko Fabrikations (Sadness & Anger)

inside out fabrikations

In 2014, Funko brand (usually best known for there "POP!" line of vinyl figures and bobble heads) created a new line of stylized pop culture characters- this time in the form of collectible "soft sculptures" called Fabrikations. Like the "POP!" figures, Fabrikations cover a wide range of brands  such as Star Wars, Marvel, DC and, of course, Disney/Pixar.

The first Pixar related Fabrikations are these ones right here...from Inside Out, we have Sadness (#19) and Anger (#20)! Each stands at about six inches tall and retails for $19.95. These are the only Inside Out characters released currently with no news of any others coming.

As with most of the Funko products, kids can enjoy these- but I think they're mostly marketed to adult collectors. Here's some more detail on the make of "sculptures" (notice they don't call them toys or dolls) as found on the back of the package:
These 6" fabric creations are quality crafted with the collector in mind. They are generously filled with dense foam to achieve a high end, super lush feel. With free standing feet and a rotating head, they are unlike any other collectible plush on the market.

Features:
  • High Quality Fabrics
  • Head Articulation 
  • Embroidered Detailing 
  • Vinyl Accessories
  • Flat Bottom Feet for Easy Display 
That pretty much sums things up! Now lets take a closer look at these guys...

SADNESS

I really love the look of the packaging for these. I find it very cool that they've included concept sketches of the character on both the inside and side of the box. It really does make the product feel even more like a collector's item.

inside out fabrikations sadness
inside out fabrikations sadness
inside out fabrikations sadness

ANGER
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inside out fabrikations anger
inside out fabrikations anger

Very cool "fire" hair! It gives this plush a very unique look.

inside out fabrikations anger

These are some fantastic products. They're very well made, very soft and have awesome designs- plus I love the weight they have to them. For all you Inside Out fans/collectors- these are a must have! Find them in store at Barnes & Noble (or on their site HERE), on eBay using this direct link or Amazon using the links below (among others).

A big thanks to my sister who snagged me these for my birthday last month! They're both great new additions to my collection.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Toy Story: Hallmark "Believe" Word Cutout

toy story hallmark

In the late fall of last year, Hallmark stores released a fantastic line of adorable decorative Disney·Pixar products. I couldn't help but purchase just about everything there and have reviewed most of them here on the blog; so if you're interested in checking others out, be sure to search "Hallmark" in the bar to the right.

Just when I thought I was caught up, they have just released a "Phase 2" of products in stores now that I couldn't resist- including this fantastic Toy Story inspired word cutout piece featuring an inspiring quote (though not heard in the movie)- "Believe: You can fly very high when someone believes in you."

This is a classy, really well made piece for any Toy Story fan's shelf or desk at home or at the office. It would also look great in a young kid's room or baby nursery. It measures approximately 5" W x 2.5" H x 1" D, is made of a resin type material and retails for $16.95.

This hasn't been released online just yet, but I'm sure it will be up soon. In the mean time, if you're interested in picking this up, you can find it at your local Hallmark store.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by! If you're a Pixar fan who loves to collect merch, this is the place for you. Be sure to come back daily to see more of my ever expanding Pixar collection.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Inside Out: Disney Store Magnet Set

inside out magnet set

Last month (May 4th), the Disney Store released an exclusive line of fantastic Inside Out merch featuring some adorable minimalistic designs...one of the products being this set of six character magnets! This set comes in a collectible tin case and includes Joy, Sadness, Disgust, Anger, Fear and Bing Bong (each measuring about 1 1/4" in diameter and are a domed clear resin material attached to a magnet).

This was a must have for me! I really love the look of these. I'm looking forward to displaying them on a desk (or hanging) magnet board along with other Pixar magnets.

inside out magnet set
inside out magnet set

Here's a closer look:

inside out magnets

To me, I find these very well made. I haven't seen any problems with the durability of these things, but I have read in other reviews that the magnet tends to fall off the resin piece easily. I haven't had that happen to me though- mine all seem very secure.

If you're interested in picking this up for yourself, the set retails for $6.95. It can be purchased in Disney Stores now or on their website HERE. Have fun with it! Be sure to let me know in the comments what you think.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Inside Out: Funko Mystery Minis (+Hot Topic Exclusives)

inside out mystery minis

New from Funko, here we have the recently released Disney·Pixar Inside Out "Mystery Minis" collection! Here's the scoop- the standard case of these includes 12 blind box mini vinyl figures:
  • Joy (arms out) 
  • Joy (holding memory)
  • Sadness (regular)
  • Sadness (laying down)
  • Disgust (arm out)
  • Disgust (arms folded)
  • Anger (regular)
  • Anger (with flames)
  • Fear 
  • Rainbow Unicorn 
  • Bing Bong (holding hat)
  • Bing Bong (crying candy)
Now, Hot Topic stores have also released their own exclusive case of the mystery minis (the one seen here). This set is almost identical to the standard release, but it replaces Bing Bong (crying candy), Anger (regular) and Disgust (arms folded) with three very cool Hot Topic exclusive figures:
  • Subconscious Guard Dave 
  • Subconscious Guard Frank 
  • Joy (riding Bing Bong's wagon)  
inside out mystery minis

Earlier this month, I had been calling my local Hot Topic stores to see if they had this case in stock yet. Time after time I had no luck. Then one fateful day a couple weeks back, I just happened to stop by the mall hoping they (by chance) had them in stock. Lucky for me, they had literally just put a full case out and it hadn't been picked over yet! I was super thrilled and went ahead and bought the whole thing (since I was guaranteed to get all 12) and they even gave me the display box as well.

Then, of course being the completist I am, I tracked down the three standard releases (that weren't featured in this case) on eBay. Now I can proudly say this collection is complete!

inside out mystery minis hot topic

Lets take a look at each of the figures in more detail-

Standard Releases 
inside out mystery minis joy
inside out mystery minis joy
inside out mystery minis sadness
inside out mystery minis sadness
inside out mystery minis disgust
inside out mystery minis disgust
inside out mystery minis anger
inside out mystery minis anger
inside out mystery minis unicorn
inside out mystery minis bing bong
inside out mystery minis bing bong

 Hot Topic Exclusives:
inside out mystery minis guard
inside out mystery minis guard
inside out mystery minis joy

These are some very cool stylized figures. Some of my favorites include Joy in the wagon, Bing Bong crying candy and Anger with the flames...but who am I kidding, I love them all! They stand at about 2 1/2 inches tall and sell for $8.50 each. Again, these are blind box figures (like Vinylmation) so you won't know who you get until you open it up.

Speaking of opening up, be sure to check out my YouTube unboxing video below! Be sure to subscribe to me on YouTube (right here) as well.


You can purchase the standard Mystery Minis on multiple sites online. They're not too hard to track down (I've included some Amazon links below; that's a good place to start). As far as the Hot Topic case, head to your local store to see if they have a case in stock or visit their site HERE to purchase (currently on sale!).

Of course there's always eBay as well- visit this direct link to purchase there. Good luck on the hunt everyone! Be sure to share your success stories in the comment section below.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Cars: Hallmark Tow Mater Tin Sign

cars mater tin sign

In the late fall of last year, Hallmark stores released a fantastic line of adorable decorative Disney·Pixar products. I couldn't help but purchase just about everything there and have reviewed most of them here on the blog; so if you're interested in checking others out, be sure to search "Hallmark" in the bar to the right.

Just when I thought I was caught up, they have just released a "Phase 2" of products in stores now that I couldn't resist- including this very cool Cars "Tow Mater" Tin Sign.

This is a classy, really well made piece for any Cars fan. I really love the distressed/rustic look to it and the words "Always on call- Friends never leave you stranded." At the store, it was displayed on simple plastic easel (which would be my preferred method of display) but it also can be hung flat on the wall. It measures approximately 9" W x 7.25" H and retails for a reasonable $14.95.

You can purchase this at Hallmark stores now or find it on their website HERE

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wall·E: Disney Store 3D Character Wall·E Mug

disney store wall-e 3D mug

In late 2013, The Disney Store released a wonderful collection of six "3D character" mugs. Included in this release were Nemo and Bruce, Wall·E and Eve, Hamm and Mr. Incredible. These mugs were pretty much everywhere for a while but then they started to sell out...fast. I was able to get most of them at the time, however, the Wall·E one was long gone by the time I was looking for it for my collection (and very pricey on eBay). It was by far the most popular of the six.

For over a year, my Eve mug has sat lonely on the shelf wondering when her robot love would join her...that is until now! I was incredibly surprised to have received the Wall·E mug from my parents last month for my birthday. Just days before my birthday, it had casually come up in a conversation with my mom (I hadn't asked for it), so you can imagine how shocked I was when I opened it. How she found one and got it there that fast is beyond me! At any rate, I'm thrilled to finally have it as part of my collection. A big thanks to them!

disney store wall-e mug

This rounded square ceramic mug holds 16 fl. oz., is microwave and dishwasher safe and originally retailed for $12.95. It has some great details and looks great standing right next to Eve! This is definitely a highlight of my Wall·E collection.

If you're looking to add this to your collection as well, be sure to check out eBay using this direct link. Good luck on the hunt and please let me know if you have any questions or comments!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cars: Hallmark Lightning McQueen and Mater Tin Sign

Hallmark disney cars sign

In the late fall of last year, Hallmark stores released a fantastic line of adorable decorative Disney·Pixar products. I couldn't help but purchase just about everything there and have reviewed most of them here on the blog; so if you're interested in checking others out, be sure to search "Hallmark" in the bar to the right.

Just when I thought I was caught up, they have just released a "Phase 2" of products in stores now that I couldn't resist- including this very cool Cars Lightning McQueen and Mater Tin Sign.

This is a classy, really well made piece for any Cars fan. I really love the distressed/rustic look to it and the words "These are good folks around here who care about one another." At the store, it was displayed on simple plastic easel (which would be my preferred method of display) but it also can be hung flat on the wall. It measures approximately 9" W x 7.25" H and retails for a reasonable $14.95.

You can purchase this at Hallmark stores now or find it on their website HERE. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Inside Out: Funko POP Clear Bing Bong (Hot Hopic Exclusive)

funko clear bing bong

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about my collection of Inside Out Funko "POP!" vinyl figures (see post HERE if you missed it). Since then, yet another release has hit shelves- Hot Topic shelves specifically- this very cool clear Bing Bong!

This figure uses the same mold as the standard Bing Bong and is still #137, but uses a translucent vinyl representing one of the most touching scenes in the film. This was a must have for me.

hot topic clear bing bong
hot topic bing bong

This Bing Bong is about 3 3/4" tall (same as standard) and retails for $12.50. You can pretty easily find him in stores now or on the Hot Topic website HERE.

Stay tuned tomorrow for my unboxing/video review of the Inside Out Funko Mystery Minis!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Monsters Inc: Hallmark CUBEEZ

monsters inc cubeez

Last fall, Hallmark stores released CUBEEZ- a series of collectible, stackable, tin storage cubes featuring some beloved Disney and Pixar characters (see my posts on the Finding Nemo ones HERE and the Toy Story ones HERE). This past April, the line continued with the release of these adorable Monsters Inc. Mike and Sulley CUBEEZ.

There are so many possibilities with these things! As for me, I got these containers for stacking and displaying, but you can most definitely fill them with fun little trinkets as well. I just loved the look of these stylized, cube versions of these characters and, as a collector, I just couldn't resist.

Each CUBBEZ is 3" W x 3" H x 3" D. They retail for $7.95. Check them out in more detail below!

Sulley
monsters inc cubeez
monsters inc cubeez

Lift the top and it slides right off. Inside there's a little booklet that features their entire current Disney CUBEEZ collection (including classic Disney, Star Wars, Pixar, The Muppets, etc.).

monsters inc cubeez


Mike Wazowski  
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You can currently find these at Hallmark stores, or purchase them online (HERE for Sulley and HERE for Mike). A big thanks to my wife Brita for getting me these for my recent birthday!