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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Video: Coco Skullectables Hacienda Playset Review




Tonight's post is a video update to my YouTube channel featuring my review of this awesome Coco Hacienda Playset—as part of the Skullectables mini figure (blind bag) line! Look for my full written review tomorrow. In the mean time, you can check out the post I did a few weeks back covering the whole Skullectables figure collection (series 1).

 Let me know your thoughts!

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Cars 3: Fabulous Lightning McQueen

Cars 3 fabulous Lightning McQueen

Following yesterday's post on Dinoco Cruz Ramirez, tonight I'm taking a look at the Cars 3 Mattel 1:55 scale diecast of Fabulous Lightning McQueen—also from the film's epilogue! Of course if you've seen Cars 3, you already know that McQueen gets this new design and blue color scheme at the end of the film to celebrate the memory of his mentor "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet." As spoken by Cruz, subtle.

McQueen keeps his 95 racing number (as well as his Rust-Eze sponsorship), while Cruz inherits Doc's number 51. On his back of McQueen are the words "For Doc Hudson." This diecast got all the details right!

Cars 3 fabulous Lightning McQueen diecast
Cars 3 fabulous Lightning McQueen diecast

Note: If you missed my post last week on the Fabulous Lightning McQueen diecast precision series version, you can check it out HERE. While this standard version is pretty amazing looking (one of my favorite diecasts for sure and one of my all time favorite looks for McQueen), the precision series one is even more detailed.

You can find this diecast in stores now. He was super hard to find in my area for the longest time, but I finally found him at Target a few weeks back (I have also since seen him at Toys R Us and Kohl's). Finally, you can also get this same version in a 2-pack combined with the regular Cars 3 [red] McQueen—which I've spotted at Toys R Us and Target as well.

Good luck on the hunt out there my fellow Cars collectors! Let me know your thoughts and if you have any questions.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Cars 3: Dinoco Cruz Ramirez

Cars 3 Dinoco Cruz Ramirez screen shot

I'm back with another Cars 3 Mattel 1:55 scale diecast review and this time I taking a brief look at Dinoco Cruz Ramirez! This version of the character was released clear back on May 1st and was part of the exciting initial launch of the Cars 3 diecasts. To this day she can easily be found on store shelves.

As shown in the screen shot above (I'm so glad I have Cars 3 on home video now so I can get these stills so much easier), Cruz appears this way during the film's epilogue. After she shows her chops as a fantastic racer during the big Florida 500 race, Tex Dinoco sponsors Cruz and buys Rust-Eze. She even sports Doc Hudson's number 51 in honor of his legacy!

Cars 3 Dinoco Cruz Ramirez mattel diecast

This diecast looks great overall. No complaints here! You can't really tell from my photos, but I especially love her metallic (almost glittery) yellow paint job and shiny blue rims. This is one that looks even cooler in person, so be sure to pick this Cruz up if you spot her in stores.

Cars 3 Dinoco Cruz Ramirez mattel diecast

Something I thought was crazy (I still don't understand it) is why this diecast was revealed and released almost two months before the film hit theaters. It's a total spoiler! No pun. Seriously, it gave away the ending/twist that Cruz becomes a racer and gets to live out Lightning's old dream of being sponsored by Dinoco. I do wish this design hadn't been so prevalent in the film's marketing and toy line before the film's release, but oh well. It's not like it ruined my experience, but I thought it was odd and wanted to bring it up.

If you still need to add this one to your Cars collection, you can find this diecast currently in stores at your local Walmart, Toys R Us or Target! If you'd rather shop online, I also included a direct link to Amazon below.

What are you thoughts?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Coco: "Remember Me" A Lotería Game

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

Last Thursday (Thanksgiving) I was feeling ambitious and thought I would be able to get a post written, so I put it out there on social media that this would be that day's blog post. Boy did that not happen as it turned out to be a crazy busy day from early morning till night —then with my insane retail work schedule and family gatherings, I ended up having no time the entire Black Friday weekend to get this post up. Today I finally have the day off and things are a bit calmed down over here, so here it is....only four days late. Thanks for your patience! Daily posts will resume as normal throughout this week.

Here we have something fun that I've been excited to introduce you to...this Disney·Pixar Coco inspired "Remember Me" Lotería game! Lotería (which is the Spanish word for lottery, if you couldn't tell) is essentially the Mexican version of bingo (which has been being played there for generations); only instead of calling out plain numbers and then having them correspond with the numbers on your board, Lotería uses images on a deck of cards and on the "tablas" (boards). So yes, in short, it's bingo with pictures.

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review
Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

This boxed set comes with 54 cards, 12 tablas (each with a different selection/arrangement of the 54 images—16 on each board in 4x4 grids), 100 cempasúchil (marigold flower) cardboard [punch out] tokens (though traditionally, pinto beans "frijoles" are used as markers if you want to try that) and instructions. What's cool is that all the images are done by a variety of artists, so you'll see many different styles here. You'll notice that some are directly based on Coco (like Ernesto's guitar, Mama Imelda, Pepita, etc.) and some are just inspired by Spanish words/general Mexican culture.

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

Here's a fun fact: My friend Danny Arriaga (Pixar character artist— character art director for Coco) actually designed the Dante image used in this game seen on the card below! It was a blast playing this game with him and his family when I visited them earlier this month. It was so much fun learning more about the the meaning of the artwork here and the Spanish words I was unfamiliar with (as well as what the traditional version of this game is like).

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

Here are the sheets of cempasúchil tokens that I've yet to punch out.

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

To Play: One player acts as the caller for the round. The caller shuffles the deck the deck of cards, draws from the top of the deck and announces it to the players. Players with the image called then place a token on the corresponding place on their tabla. The first person with four tokens in a row (winning patterns seen on the instructions below) wins! And don't forget—the winner needs to shout "Remember Me!" in this version (traditionally you shout "¡Lotería!"). When we played, we actually changed it and decided the winner shouts "Coco!", so you can really do whatever you want (we thought it rolled off the tongue better ;)

This is a very simple game of chance, but that's bingo for you! There's really no strategy (virtually any age can play), but it's good old fashion fun. It's also very quick (about 10 minutes per round). The Arriaga family also taught me about a longer version you can play called "blackout", which is, rather than the winner only needing four in a row, is about filling the entire board. That was fun too!

Coco Lotería mexican bingo Game review

For fans of Coco and those who have been enjoying (as I have) learning more about Mexican culture, I can highly recommend picking up this game. It's something the whole family can have fun with together! This is a Toys R Us exclusive, so be sure to pick it up at your local store or online HERE for $14.99.

Have you played this? Did you grow up playing traditional Lotería? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Coco: Family Skull Graphic Tee (Art by Stacey Aoyama)

pixar studios store coco skull family tee t-shirt

It's finally here everyone! At long last, today is is the official US release date for Disney·Pixar's newest film, Coco. I just got back from seeing it a third time and it was just as rich and beautiful as it was the previous times. It's such a special film and I encourage all of you to go out and support it this week with your families and loved ones.

To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to post on this amazing Coco inspired graphic tee that I picked up at the Pixar Studio Store while visiting there a couple weeks back! The artwork featured here on the front is by the fantastic Stacey Aoyama, who also worked on the similar Morelia International Film Festival poster for the premiere of Coco in Mexico last month (AND yet another variation of this design for the film crew t-shirt seen HERE). I had seen this art circulating online for a while, so when I saw it was available on a shirt there at the Studio Store, it was a must have for me.

pixar studios store coco skull family tee t-shirt

Just look at this art. It's vibrant. It's gorgeous. It's intricately detailed and perfectly designed, yet minimal in its style. It's completely stunning how all the pieces (characters and all) are formed together to create the overall signature sugar skull look and shape. Having Mama Coco there in the middle is such a sweet touch (and makes sense if you've seen the film) and I like seeing some of the other main cast represented here as well (love Pepita on the bottom).

On the back you'll find the film's logo—another great touch.

pixar studios store coco skull family tee t-shirt

Though this particular version of this shirt is exclusive to the Pixar Studio Store (completely out of reach for most fans out there), the good news is that the ShopDisney website has this same Stacey Aoyama graphic available on one of their Coco customizable t-shirt options (in both men and women sizes)! Check out that page HERE. Also, though it's out of stock right now (it may come back), BoxLunch Gifts also has a similar tee with this graphic on it (visit HERE). So there's options for you if you want to get your hands on this design!

Lastly, the Cyclops Print Works website just released this design on an officially licensed 18" x 24" poster as well—limited edition of only 200 produced (hand-signed and numbered)! You can purchase that poster HERE for $60.00 (as well as an alternative tree variation of the print HERE). Get yours before they sell out!

See more of Stacey's beautiful art on her site HERE and be sure to follow her on Instagram and Twitter! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Coco: Pixar Studio Store Exclusive Greeting Card (Art by Jerrod Maruyama)

pixar coco art jerrod maruyama

Coco finally hit US theaters nationwide tonight at 7pm and I just got back from viewing it for the second time. I loved the film just as much, if not more, this time around! To celebrate this long anticipated release, here we have a bit of fantastic art from my friend—you know him, you love him— Jerrod Maruyama! This stunning artwork features Miguel surrounded by six of his ancestors who he meets in the land of the dead: Mama Imelda, Tío Oscar, Tío Felipe, Tía Rosita, Papá Julio and Tía Victoria (all in Jerrod's signature and unmistakable "cute" stye).

The only way to currently get this artwork is here on this greeting card, which is available only at the Pixar Studio Store in Emeryville, CA. The inside is blank for your own sentiments and on the back is the classic (and simple) Pixar Animation Studios logo with Miguel cleverly in the place of the "i". I'm not sure if this design will ever get a wide release (like at the Disney Parks) or printed any bigger than this, but for now I'm going to go with no. Time will tell though.

pixar coco art jerrod maruyama

Jerrod has hit yet another home run with this Coco art he created. The stylized designs of the characters, all the fun fillers (skulls, flowers, bones, etc) and the eye popping colors make this piece up there with some of his best. I'm a huge fan!

A BIG thanks to Jerrod for sending this on over to me for my Pixar collection—and for signing it as well! It's perfection. It will surely be cherished as the beautiful and rare art piece that it is.

What are your thoughts on this Coco art? Pretty awesome right? Shout it out in the comments below and be sure check out Jerrod's blog HERE to learn more about him and is work. If you like what you see (how could you not), you can also follow him on Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Flickr, Dribbble and Twitter.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Cars 3: Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series (Mail Away)

Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away

Clear back in June of this year, Kmart held a "mail away" promotion for a FREE Precision Series Fabulous Lightning McQueen diecast! This exclusive offer lasted until July 31st and the car was finally shipped in late August (after several delays). I received mine on August 31st, so I've been meaning to get to this post for a while. To read about all the original details of the promotion, check out my post HERE.

As it is with all the Precision Series releases, this 1:55 diecast truly lives up to the name. The overall make is top quality and every last detail is precise—from the authentic deco to the rubber tires to the opening hood/metallic engine (not to mention the sleek acrylic case/simplistic outer packaging). It's all really stunning. This is a true collector's item for the adult Cars fans out there. Like usual, a removable diecast license plate/tag with the character's logo (plus stats on the back) is included as well.

Note: A screwdriver is needed if you're looking to remove the car and the plate fully. 

Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away

The back of the package also lists the character's stats—in this case Lightning McQueen with his new "old school" blue paint job. This is one of my all time favorite looks for McQueen.

Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away

I didn't completely remove Lightning from his base, but you check out my otherwise detailed photos of him below! This thing is perfect.

Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away
Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away
Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away

All the Precision characters come packaged with their hoods propped up, but here he is with it down for the full effect. Just look at those details! I just love the overall clean presentation of all the cars in this series, with this one being no exception. So slick!

Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away
Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away
Cars 3 Fabulous Lightning McQueen Precision Series kmart Mail Away

Unfortunately, the only way to have gotten this was to do the mail away promotion over this past summer. If you missed out on that, you're out of luck for now (unless you're ok with the steep eBay prices which currently range $80-$90). This thing is, at this point, pretty rare I guess you could say! There is no word yet if this will have a wider release later on.

Were you able to get your hands on this? Which is your favorite Precision Series release so far? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Coco: Complete Tsum Tsum Collection

pixar coco disney store tsum tsum collection

Tuesday, November 7th saw the release of the brand Coco Tsum Tsums collection at the Disney Store and ShopDisney.com! As a Tsum Tsum fan, I was so excited to see another Pixar based series come along—and just in time for when the film hits on the 22nd (just FOUR days away)!

In this collection there are seven fantastic characters: Dante, Miguel, Mama Imelda, Hector, Ernesto de la Cruz, Mama Coco and Pepita. Interestingly enough, there was also suppose to be a non-skeleton Miguel and a skeleton Ernesto de la Cruz (seen HERE). I wonder what happened? Were they straight up cancelled or will they show up in some future collection? I guess time will tell. UPDATE—See end of post

These plushies are part of the Tsum Tsum "mini" collection and are the standard 3 1/3" size. Like usual, they're soft with super great embroidered features and retail for $5.95 each.

Take a closer look at each one below!

Dante & Miguel
pixar coco tsum tsum dante miguel

Mama Imelda & Hector 
pixar coco tsum tsums

Ernesto de la Cruz & Mama Coco
pixar coco tsum tsums

Pepita
pixar coco tsum tsums pepita

Standouts for me include Dante (that tongue!) and the colorful Pepita—though they're all really well done. I also have to note the superb embroidered designs on the skeletons/Miguel and the great use of fabrics/materials across the board. So detailed! Lastly, I love that Mama Coco is included in this collection as this is the first piece of merchandise I've seen released of the character.

Pick these up at your local Disney Store before they're gone or snag them on their website right HERE. Have you purchased any of these yet? Which one is your favorite? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below.

UPDATE 1/03/18:
Well guys, the mystery is solved! As mentioned in my original write-up above, a non-skeleton Miguel and a skeleton version of Ernesto were originally planned as part of the main Disney Store Coco Tsum Tsum collection. Surprise! While still no sign of skeleton Ernesto in the US (turns out he's a Disney Store Mexico exclusive, but he IS out there), the non-skeleton Miguel Tsum is now being sold exclusively at Toys R Us. Not only that, but he is accompanied by a previously unrevealed Tsum...non-skeleton/alive Hector (complete with goatee)! How cool right? You can find both of these in the Tsum Tsum section of your local Toys R Us.

human alive hector and miguel non-skeleton tsum tsums

Once again, I love all the little touches/details with these guys. I especially love Miguel's look, notably his mole, the guitar on his back and the way his hood is up! I'm so thrilled that these ended up being produced and released...though it was in a strange roundabout way. I wonder what happened and why these got a random Toys R Us release after the fact?

And one question remains: Will skeleton Ernesto ever get released in the US? Or will he remain a rarity? There is one currently on eBay, but the asking price is WAY to high.

What do you think? Shout out your thoughts in the comments below.

human alive hector and miguel non-skeleton tsum tsums

Thursday, November 16, 2017

My First Visit to Pixar Animation Studios!

my experience at pixar studios tour

Well guys, it happened. And this time I didn't wake up from a dream only wishing it had happened like all the times before (though if I didn't have these photos, I maybe would doubt myself). This past weekend, I had the completely and utterly surreal opportunity to visit THE Pixar Animation Studios—but not only that! I was invited to take part in a "friends and family" screening of Pixar's upcoming film Coco (releasing in the US on November 22nd). Yah, I had to pinch myself a few times just to check if I was awake.

Let's go back in time to last Friday afternoon...that's when the trip began. Things got real as I was driving to JFK airport to catch my flight and I spotted the Coco themed taxi billboard below. The timing for that was perfect.

pixar coco taxi new york

Made it to my gate in the nick of time! Took a direct flight to San Fransisco (which is just outside of where Pixar is located in Emeryville, CA) and was picked up by some incredible friends. 

pixar studios gym bag
visiting pixar studios

The Arriaga family were my generous hosts for the weekend and they all went above (or should I say "to infinity"?) and beyond to make me feel comfortable and at home. I literally still don't have enough words to thank them for helping me fulfill a lifelong dream and for taking such good care of me. I'm still so honored and humbled by the experience and will be always be "eternally grateful" to them. After just two days, we went from online acquaintances to family—I miss them tremendously already.

If the name doesn't sound familiar, Daniel Arriaga is a character/sets designer at Pixar (for Coco, he was the Character Art Director). Find out more about him and view his stunning work on his blog HERE and be sure to follow in on social media (Twitter & Instagram). He's one of the nicest guys of all time, so feel free to reach out and say hello! When you see his name in the end credits of Coco, please give him a cheer. He and his team deserve every bit of praise for their years and years of hard work, helping mold the film (quite literally) into what it is today.

can't fail cafe CA

On Saturday morning, we hit up a delicious little dive for breakfast called "Rudy's Can't Fail Cafe" (a local favorite of the Arriagas). It's at right around the corner from Pixar

rudy's can't fail cafe emeryville CA
can't fail cafe CA breakfast

Then this happened.  😱

visiting pixar studios coco 2017

Walking through the parking lot, toward the iconic giant Luxo lamp and ball and into the famed Steve Jobs building was an out of body experience. I kept thinking "I'm really at Pixar" and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. 

visiting pixar studios coco 2017

Lego Buzz and Woody greet you as you walk in! Howdy partners. 

pixar studios lego buzz and woody
visiting pixar studios coco 2017
visiting pixar studios coco 2017

Before our 12:30 screening of Coco began, I was able to soak in the main Steve Jobs atrium for a few minutes. Of course, per tradition, the massive room was decked out with decor and art based on their current film—this time obviously being Coco! Loved the colorful picado inspired banners.

And the next amazing thing that happened? I was able to meet, in person, some friends of mine who've I've gotten to know through social media/this blog! Tiffany W. (disneyminimalist on Instagram) and Kelly Bonbright (script supervisor at Pixar—Instagram HERE), it was SO fun to meet you both. I wish we could have had more time and snagged a pic together!

pixar studio store 2017

We all visited the Pixar Studio Store (another dream of mine come true) for a few minutes and I was able to get an idea of what I would want to purchase after viewing the film. This is the store I've mentioned countless times here on this blog—the one only open to Pixar employees and their friends and family (filled with all sorts of exclusive stuff)! I finally got to go in. Unreal.

pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017

Time for the main event!!

pixar studios 2017 screening room coco

Sorry things are a bit dark and blurry, but below is the Steve Jobs building screening room. I felt so honored to view the film in the room where the Pixar filmmakers review their daily work on screen! The picture and sound quality there is out of this world. I'm not usually a fan of 3D (which is how we viewed the film), but for Coco in this particular screening room, I was blown away by it!

By the way, if you ever make it to Pixar and view one of their films in this theater, make sure to look up when the lights dim. You'll notice the ceiling turns into the night sky—complete with shooting stars! Don't forget to "Oooooooooo" and "Awwwwwwww"...it's a tradition there that's been going on for years. 

pixar studios coco screening 2017
pixar studios coco screening 2017
pixar studios coco screening 2017

And here's something neat—Each attendee got a "friends and family screening" collectible trading card, each featuring a character from the film! I was lucky enough to receive Mama Coco.


Now as far as my full review of the film, I'm going to save that for a separate post. I will say though that it is absolutely INCREDIBLE. The animation is stunning, the story is so poignant, the characters are so much fun and the music is gorgeous. The character and set designs are all so special and unlike anything you've ever seen. And let's just say when we walked out of the theater, just about everyone  had the sniffles and were rubbing their eyes. Just get yourself ready for tons of heart, fun twists and turns and lots of emotion. I haven't been able to stop thinking about it and cannot wait to see it again!  Every family needs to see Coco and I'm so excited to introduce mine to it.

After the film, I was able to enjoy more time in the Studio Store (and yes I wanted to by just about everything, but showed some restraint ;). Since the next screening of Coco had started, the place was completely empty! The Arriagas were able to show me around the rest of the building with some peace and quiet. It was so nice to to be able to take our time! Another huge thanks to them.

pixar studio store 2017pixar studio store 2017
pixar studio store 2017pixar studio store 2017

And yup, even the bathroom signs there were Pixarfied with character silhouettes.

pixar studios men's bathroom

Right now you'll find Coco concept artwork in just about every corner!

pixar studios coco 2017
pixar studios coco 2017
pixar studios coco 2017

Here's the famous "Cafe Luxo" where many of the Pixar employees eat their meals daily. Unfortunately it wasn't open this time around, but maybe one day I'll be able to eat my way around that epic cereal bar I've heard so much about.

pixar studios cafe luxo

Even the mail room deserved a photo! You know, they're always hiring there ;)

pixar studios mail room

A poster for a current "Pixar Science and Art Fair" going on this week there at the Studio.

pixar studios science and art fair 2017

Needless to say, Pixar has won a few awards. And it makes sense, since they're only the BEST animation studio EVER.

pixar studios trophy awards

This beat up Woody doll is there displayed in a glass case as it means something very special to John Lasseter. Years ago, Lasseter received this doll and a letter from a Disney World cast member which reads:

"...we had a young child about 6-year-old by the name of Caleb come into City Hall at Magic Kingdom Park. He brought us his well played with Woody doll. You see, his parents bought him a new one and he wanted his first one to have a great new home and to spend infinity and beyond with Buzz Lightyear. We felt it was appropriate to share him with you..."

pixar studios woody doll toy in case

The only area the public is allowed to tour on the second floor are the art galleries showcasing work from their latest films. No photos were allowed, but right now it's set up for Cars 3 on one side of the bridge and Coco on the other. It was so cool to see all the art and hand sculpted maquettes in person! Not to mention all the first hand stories that Daniel was able to share with me. 

pixar studios 2017

Me and Daniel are ready for Incredibles 2! It was super cool to be one of the first to see the brand new, yet-to-be released teaser trailer for the film in front of our screening of Coco!

pixar studios 2017 the incredibles

LOVE all the giant Pixar characters placed around! More to come...

pixar studios 2017 luigi and guido
pixar studios 2017 rainbow unicorn

We then hopped over to the Brooklyn Building, which is the newest of the buildings there on the Pixar campus (completed in 2011). This four-story building accommodates up to 900 artists and support staff and is organized internally as a small city (with a network of interior "streets" and other common gathering spaces—including a baseball lover's dream lounge which I got to pop into). This building didn't allow as many photos, but I took what I could get.

pixar studios campus 2017

Here I am with Bing Bong and Danny's son Adriel! Fun Fact: Adriel here was used as the main character reference for the design of Miguel in Coco! Even down to the mole on his upper lip. How cool right?

pixar studios 2017 bing bong

Hello. Name's Bruce.

pixar studios finding nemo bruce shark
pixar studios finding nemo bruce shark

Even Hank can be found camouflaging around on different walls! Like, come on. This is the coolest place ever.

pixar studios finding dory hank
pixar studios finding dory hank

Mike and Sulley use to have a more premiere location, but they've since been "banished" to the back of the building in a small room near the elevators. Poor guys! Their age is starting to show.

pixar studios mike and sulley
pixar studios tour 2017

We then walked around the grounds past the Pixar consumer products building, around the amazing lap pool and through the basketball court (complete with a massive Luxo ball graphic in the middle—now that's a court I would want to play some ball on). There's even a hammock! These guys know the right way to work hard and play hard.

pixar studios tour 2017
pixar studios tour 2017
pixar studios basketball courtpixar studios basketball court
pixar studios hammock

Over there in that little amphitheater is where Steve Jobs would hold outdoor company meetings! Back when when the majority of the employees could actually fit out there.

pixar studios tour 2017

And we're right back to my favorite spot out in front of the Steve Jobs building :)

pixar studios giant luxo lamp and ball
pixar studios giant luxo lamp and ball
pixar studios steve jobs building 2017

Well everyone, that concludes my first visit to Pixar Studios and my initial thoughts on Coco. It was everything I could have hoped for and SO much more thanks to the Arriaga family and everyone there who made me feel so welcome. It was the time of my life and a memory I'll never, ever forget. I look forward to hopefully returning there for future experiences!

I hope you all enjoyed my overview of my time at Pixar. Of course there was so much more that happened during the weekend, but I can only document so much here! If you have any questions on the experience or anything regarding the Pixar Studios campus, be sure to leave me a comment below or shoot me an email.

So long, Pixar. Till we meet again.

pixar studios steve jobs building 2017