Vinylmation News for 12.22.11 – Disney Store 25th Anniversary Series, Tunes Series Previews

To celebrate the release of Furry Friends, South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, CA) will host an early-release Artist Signing event on Saturday, January 7, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m. Jim Valeri, Gerald Mendez, Enrique Pita, Quincy Sutton, Enrique Pita and Matthew Chittavanichprapa, the artists that designed the series, will be on hand to meet fans and sign the figures they were responsible for creating. Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, Oskar Mendez will not be able to attend.

We are also happy to share a first look at a new mystery series coming to the Disney Stores on January 30, 2012. This Disney character-inspired series commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Disney Stores.

Similar to other mystery series, there will be 11 known figures and one mystery chaser figure. The entire series was designed by Jim Valeri and features one super, awesome, really cool feature.

When the figures are placed on a light up base, they glow. Let’s say it together – “Ooohhhhhh! Ahhhhhhhh!!!” Seriously, they look great, and it’s a great series to celebrate a milestone anniversary! The image below features the Sorcerer Mickey figure designed by Gerald Mendez which will be sold separately.

And one final note … ah, we crack ourselves up … we just received artwork for a new series themed to music. Here is a first look at two figures from that upcoming series that will debut in the first part of 2012.