Monday, July 23, 2018

Pixar Collection: Pixar Playtime Backpack (Tokyo DisneySea 2018 Exclusive)

 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea

Ready for one of the most unique, colorful and eye-popping Pixar backpacks currently out there? This amazing limited release backpack was available exclusively at the Tokyo DisneySea park during their "Pixar Playtime" event earlier this year (which ran January 11th-March 19th; think of it as Disneyland Tokyo's version of the US Pixar Fest happening right now at Disneyland and California Adventure). These "round face" style graphics of your favorite Pixar characters were utilized all around the park during the event and all over most of the exclusive merchandise sold there.

Let's see if I can list every character featured....I spy:

Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jessie, Pizza Planet Alien, Lightning McQueen, Mater, Cruz Ramirez, Hank, Squirt, an Otter, Nemo, Dory, Seagulls (MINE!), Mike Wazowski, Sulley, Randall, Boo, Wall·E, Eve, Joy, Sadness, Bing Bong, Miguel, Hector, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Jack-Jack, Carl, Russell, Dug, Merida, Bear Triplet, Remy and, last but not least, the famed Pixar ball. Phew! 34 characters, each represented several times in the pattern. Oh, and I also have to mention the good 'ol Luxo jr. lamp right there in the Pixar Playtime logo as well! So great.

 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea

One of my favorite aspects of this pack are the Pixar/Luxo ball covered straps. A Pixar fans dream design! My other favorite detail is what the artist did with Wall·E...look at his little hand popping out holding a leaf! Subtle and cute.

 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea
 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea
 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea

The backpack's size is about 15.5" tall x 13.5" wide. There is one small zippered compartment on the front outside of the bag and then of course the main storage area (which is divided into two pockets as seen below).

 Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea  Pixar Playtime Backpack Tokyo DisneySea

The original price for this there at Tokyo DisneySea was ¥4,300 ($39 US) and I paid around $75 for it on eBay (a high price I wouldn't have usually committed to, but I had Christmas money from my wife's grandmother—so that helped me justify it ;). I sure wish I was going to Pixar Fest at Disneyland soon so I could sport this there! Man am I missing out.

I totally love this backpack and hope that our US Disney parks get more unique items like this as well! Even with Toy Story Land and Pixar Pier opened (and Pixar Fest going on right now), I still haven't seen very much merch that has really stood out as "special". I'm not really a fan of generic merchandise that is essentially just cups, mugs, shirts, notebooks, etc. with just the event logo slapped on it. Now this backpack on the other hand is WAY COOL.

What do you think? If you're interested in adding this to your collection, be sure to check out current eBay listings HERE. Let me know any questions or comments you might have down in the comments! Lastly, to see the full range of exclusive Pixar Playtime merch that was available, check out this YouTube video HERE by TDR Explorer.

See ya real soon! 

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