I GEEK DISNEY – Descendants POP

Posted on: February 2, 2016

If you’re not familiar with Disney’s Descendants, it was a Disney Channel movie where all the Disney villains were banished to the Isle of the Lost.  Here they lived & had children of their own.  When Belle & The Beast’s son Ben, who is to become king, makes a proclamation that the children of the villains should be given a chance at a better life, four are chosen

Mal the daughter of Maleficent

ml pop

 

Evie the daughter of the Evil Queen

evie pop

 

Carlos the son of Cruella de Vil

crlos pop

 

Jay the son of Jafar

jy pop

 

With a sequel Disney Channel in the works, short Disney Channel cartoons now playing, a prequel book out & a book that will be released that takes place between Descendants 1 & 2, expect to see more of these guys to come.

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I Geek Disney Funko Zootopia POP & Minis

Posted on: January 13, 2016

Coming in February Funko will be releasing Pop & mini’s based on Disney’s newest animated hit Zootpia.  Here’s a look at the figures.

nw pop

jh pop

sloth pop

e pop

godfther pop

zootopia minis

 

 

 

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I Geek Disney: Disney Dolls

Posted on: January 9, 2016

For years Disney’s Princess line of dolls has been made by Mattel, the same company who makes Barbie. But this year all that has changed for now Hasbro has the Disney Princess license.

http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2015-disney-princess-hasbro/

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I Geek Disney – Attractionistas Dolls

Posted on: December 2, 2015

One of the new items found in Walt Disney World is the Attractionista Dolls, a series of park exclusive dolls that caters to the Disney collector or doll enthusiast. If you’ve never heard of them, don’t worry, they’ll soon be the most popular Disney dolls out there, right next to the Disney Descendant dolls.

The Disney Attractionistas are actually 6 special friends who go to Disney together whenever they can. Each character has a special favorite part of the park & when they wished upon that star (as good ol’ Jiminy Cricket would swoon) their wishes came true & became something more than just a Disney fan, they became Disney Attractionistas, with a look inspired by their favorite ride.

The very first four dolls released this past summer were Maddie, based off the Mad Tea Party, Celeste, based off of Space Mountain, Gracey, based off The Haunted Mansion, & Pearl, based off The Pirates of the Caribbean. Two more dolls were just released Carrie, based off the Prince Charming Regal Carousel, & Nellie, based off The Jungle Cruise.

Each doll is 12 inches & has detailed clothing & comes with one animal sidekick. While these are park exclusives you can also order them online at www.disneystore.com

Pearl & Jolly Roger the parrot

perl

Gracey & Grimm the bat

grcey

Maddie & Sugar the rabbit

mddie

Celeste & Rockey the greyhound

celeste

Nellie & Congo the tiger cub

nellie

Carrie & Calliope the dog

crrie

 

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I Geek Disney: 101 Dalmations Tsum Tsum

Posted on: January 9, 2015

Celebrating Walt Disney’s 17th animated feature the Disney plush Tsum Tsum has now released versions of Cruella De Vil, Rolly, Lucky & Patch. Priced at $4.95 (plus tax) these plush are available at Disney Stores, www.disneystore.com, and Walt Disney World.

101 dalmations tsum tsum

Mr. Nostl

 

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New Disney Funko POP The Jungle Book & Robin Hood

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Due out this month are new POP! figures based on Disney’s The Jungle Book & Robin Hood.  The sets each have three figures to start with. For The Jungle Book there is: Mowgli, Shere Khan & Kaa.  Robin Hood features Robin Hood, Prince John and Sir Hiss. My personal favorite of this set is Robin Hood.  While there are many more characters to release, I wouldn’t be surprises if more were in the works already.  So, check your local stores where you find your POP! figures & be sure to get these for your collection.

mowgli

shere khan

kaa

robin hood

prince john

sir hiss

 

Nostl.

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I Geek Disney: Big Hero 6

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Big Hero 6 is less than a month away now, and with Disney Stores stocking items, it won’t be long before they begin to disappear once people see the film. With Christmas only two months away, there will be lots of Big Hero 6 toys under the Christmas tree, and to hang from it, this great ornament of Baymax flying with Hiro.  Priced at $12.95 it’s now available on www.thedisneystore.com & no doubt in Disney Stores as you read this.

big hero 6 ornament

 

Nostl.

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I Geek Disney: Exclusive Indiana Jones toys

Posted on: October 12, 2014

Ever since Disney’s-MGM Studios opened on May 1st, 1989, the theme park has been selling Indiana Jones merchandise, even before The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular opened on August 25th. The merchandise was exclusive to the stunt show, as well as having exclusive figures to the park.  Despite the name change the theme park eventually went through when it became Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Epic Stunt Spectacular has remained there for the past 25 years.  Though rumors are that the stunt show will be closing, Indy is still there, outrunning the giant boulder, facing off against the Cairo Swordsman, and re-creating scenes from the greatest adventure film ever, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

IJ Epic stunt spectacular

Merchandise is sold either at the Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost or at a cart near the exit of the stunt show

IJ outpost

Here are some of the exclusive figures sold for the Disney stunt show:

Mickey as Indiana Jones & Goofy as Sallah from Raiders of the Lost Ark

mickey indy goofy sallah

Indiana Jones

indy

Marion Ravenwood

marion

Indiana Jones

indy 2

German soldier

german soldier

German mechanic

german mechanic

Cairo swordsman

cairo swordsman

Large Raiders of the Lost Ark Indiana Jones figure

indy 4

Large Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom figure

Indy tod

Raiders of the Lost Ark PVC set

Indy pvc set

Mickey as Indiana Jones baseball

indy baseball

 

Nostl.

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I Geek Disney: Disney Infinity 2.0 Marvel Edition

Posted on: October 5, 2014

Earlier this year I bought the Disney Infinity for my Nintendo Wii.  The system comes with the Infinity Console, the disc, and the following three characters: Jack Sparrow, Sully from Monsters Inc. and Mr. Incredible.  The box also comes with a little cube which had each characters “world” on it, so you could either play in a pirate theme, monster theme or super hero theme.  Each character from those films could also play in their designated world, so, for example, Dash, Mrs. Incredible or Violet could all play in the Incredible’s themed world and so on.

I also got a double pack of The Lone Ranger and Tonto.  They came with their own world in which only they could play in. While other characters are available to buy that do not have their own world, you can still play them in the Infinity Toy Box.

The worlds of the characters I find pretty good while the Toy Box I find just OK.  Still, it was cool how they created this system and the characters that were coming out. Even more exciting was when they mentioned Marvel characters would soon be available, which they now are.  I was waiting for this to come out, and when it finally did, I was pretty disappointed to hear that it is NOT available for the Nintendo Wii, but only for the Nintendo Wii U.

marvel console

My issues for this is one, I have a Nintendo Wii, and I really don’t need to be spending over $300.00 on a new system when my current one works fine.  I also don’t like how the Wii U does not hook up to the TV but to the large controller, sort of like a Nintendo DS, only bigger.  Finally, I would have to then spend another $74.99 to get the new console the Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes Starter Pack 2.0 Edition. While this console will have Disney characters that can play on it,(Stitch, Merida from Brave, Aladdin, Tinker bell, Big Hero 6’s Baymax and Hiro), it does come with three Marvel figures: Thor, Black Widow and Iron Man, besides the Avenger’s world where the Avengers can play in.  A two pack with Spider-man is also sold with a world for the Marvel web-slinger to play in.

I really like how the Marvel heroes look. But I just can’t justify buying a new system, then a new Infinity console, just to play the Marvel characters.  The only thing I would consider is buying the figures themselves individually of Thor, Iron Man, Captain America, The Hulk, Hawkeye and Nick Fury just to put on a shelf.

While in the Disney Store this past week they had the following characters for sale:

Captain America

cap infinity

Hawkeye

hawkeye infinity

Nick Fury (which I think is for the Spider-man world play set).

nick fury

The individual figures are priced decently, but I won’t be making any purchases soon.  Still, they would look pretty cool on a shelf.

Nostl.

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The Rocketeer toy line that should have been

Posted on: October 2, 2014

In the summer of 1991 Disney released The Rocketeer in theatres as well as a ton of merchandise in stores. Counting on this movie to be their summer blockbuster the movie made back what it cost plus a little extra, but Disney considered it not a profit, cut their plans to make two more films, and had all the Rocketeer merchandise shipped to the mid-west where it was drastically marked down and put in 99 cent stores.

I first learned of The Rocketeer through issues of the great comic magazine “Comics Scene”. There were a few issues about the comic itself as well as the movie. Tie in some issues of “Starlog Magazine” and I was hooked on this film. When I saw the teaser trailer for the movie before “What About Bob?” with The Thousandth Man I knew I’d be seeing this movie for sure.

The movie itself was great, a Disney-styled version of the comics and one that had the Indiana–Jones-vibe Disney was going for, and I was nuts for it. That’s when my collecting began. The comic shop I went to had tons of Rocketeer merchandise. Each week I’d work, then on Saturday’s go to the mall to buy some.  I did this for weeks when, fearing they’d sell out, I brought in $90.00 and bought the rest of what I needed.

One thing that still surprises me to this day is how Disney, in all of their merchandising, never made a series of action figures for what was their summer block-buster. Ever since 1977 with the success of Star Wars, every summer block-buster had action figures. While Star Wars could make tons of figures besides the core group of characters, after all there were so many aliens in the film; films like Raiders of the Lost Ark had a toy line that just kept to the core of the film.

Both ways worked, yet, the Rocketeer had no figures.

The closest thing it had to an action figure was a “Bend Em” figure from Just Toys (the same type of figure and company that would release Star Wars versions years later).  The Rocketeer Bend Em had a rocket pack you could put on or remove, but other than that, that was it. Limited play ability, not much of a figure for action, and other than having a really cool card design, the Bend Em looked better in the card than out of it.

rocketeer bend em

Applause released a 9 inch doll of The Rocketeer as well.  Already posed, this doll didn’t do much.  Not really moveable, this doll looked better on a shelf then it played as a toy.

rocketeer applause

While Disney has throughout the years made up for this with detailed collector dolls like the Medicom Rocketeer Scale Figure, nice statues, the 2014 Hallmark ornament, the great Funko POP! and ReAction figures, 1991 was a rough year for Rocketeer collectors. Yes, there were other collectibles out there, but what I wanted most of all was a toy line to collect.

So, today, I present The Rocketeer toy line that should have been.

The Rocketeer figures would be the size of the Kenner Star Wars / Raiders of the Lost Ark figures. Personally I find this the best size. Perhaps with bending knees like the Raiders line. The following figures would  be:

Cliff Secord/The Rocketeer – with removable helmet & rocket pack

Jenny – in regular clothes

Peevy

Neville Sinclair

Lothar

German soldiers

Jenny – mail-away figure in the white South Seas Club dress

Vehicle wise there would be two:

Cliff & Peevy’s Gee Bee Racer

The bi-plane from the air circus that Malcolm flies with a Malcolm figure dressed as a clown

There would be one play set essential to the movie, The Bulldog Café. This would serve not only as a play set but a carrying case for the figures. This would open on a hinge. The first level would be the café, the second the attic with an escape hatch for the Rocketeer to fly from. Close the case and you can carry it with you to wherever you’re going to play The Rocketeer.

We could debate the need for a second line of characters like Bigelow from the air circus, gangster Eddie Valentine and his gang, the pilots that hang out at the Bulldog Café and even Howard Hughes, but I find these unnecessary.  I think the core characters listed above would do well.

There we go. The Rocketeer toy line that never was. While this never will be, we can be thankful for the Rocketeer stuff Disney does release, like the Funko ReAction figure released this year. It might be 23 years after the movie and just the Rocketeer, but we finally have a Rocketeer action figure.

Nostl.

 

Ian Westhoff

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