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Disney Unveils Advance Look At Limited-Edition Merchandise For D23 Expo 2019

Disney today revealed a sneak peek at some of the new collections and limited-edition sets attendees can get their hands on during D23 Expo 2019 at the Anaheim Convention Center from Aug 23–25. During the show, fans can scoop up never-before-seen collections across the three Disney-operated retail shops on the Expo floor: shopDisney.com | Disney store, The Dream Store, and Mickey’s of Glendale.

D23 Expo 2019 attendees will be introduced to new collections that celebrate milestone anniversaries and fan-favorite characters across Disney, Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel along with must-have official D23 Expo 2019 gear and accessories, nostalgic Disney Parks-inspired items, and limited-edition collectibles celebrating Walt Disney Imagineering’s heritage.

Below are highlights of some of the exciting merchandise fans will be able to purchase at the show. To purchase tickets to the Expo, visit D23Expo.com.

Limited Edition Talking Woody $69.95

The Lion King’s 25th – Limited Edition Collectible $129.95

Pixar Backstage – Tiki Crew Mug $39.95

Lucasfilm Backstage – Crew Jacket $69.95

Walt Disney Imagineering Collection – Sorcerer Apprentice Mickey Ornament $29.95

Camp Collection – Haunted Mansion Clip Bowtie, Minnie Mouse Ears and Dress

$12.95 (bowtie)
$27.95 (ears)
$89.95 (dress)

Dapper Dan Adult Baseball Hat $27.99

D23 Expo Loungefly Mini-Backpack $75.00

D23 Expo Messenger Bag $70.00

Balloon Collection Acrylic Straw Tumbler $19.99

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2019 SDCC Reveals: Funko & San Diego Comic-Con

Celebrate Comic-Con 2019 and Funko’s Freaky Tiki Fundays theme with the Comic-Con Toucan as a Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Ad Icon and Pop! PEZ.

Also celebrate your favorite DC Superhero with the San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Pop! Batman with an SDCC bag!

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Mattel Unveils San Diego Comic Con Exclusive 1989 Batmobile Set

Mattel is celebrating Batman’s 80th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s Batman with an exclusive Hot Wheels set that will be available at San Diego Comic Con.

The set includes the iconic Batmobile from the 1989 film, along with a miniature die-cast figure of Michael Keaton’s Batman. The set also includes a shell that fits over the Batmobile and replicates the armored version of the car from the film. This set will cost $25 and you can pre-order it from Mattel on Monday, June 17.

In order to receive your pre-sale purchase, you will need to stop by the Mattel Booth (#2945) during regular SDCC hours to confirm your purchase. Mattel will ship your order after the event ends.

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D23 Expo Announces Lineup For This Year’s Presentations

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced the lineup of the most highly anticipated presentations at D23 Expo 2019, August 23–25. The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will kick off the Expo on Friday morning, August 23. Later that same day, Disney+ will showcase its exciting slate of original films and series coming to the streaming service, set to launch in the U.S. on November 12. On Saturday morning, The Walt Disney Studios will give fans a sneak peek at their collection of world-class film labels, including Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, and Lucasfilm. And on Sunday morning, fans will get a preview of what’s in store at Disney Parks during a presentation hosted by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Chairman Bob Chapek.

These Expo favorites will take place in “Hall D23,” the 6,800-seat venue located in Hall D of the Anaheim Convention Center. The schedule of Hall D23 Events and Presentations is as follows (all events subject to change and additional events to be announced in the coming weeks):

The Disney Legends Awards Ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 23. The ceremony, hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger, will once again honor those visionaries and artists who have made significant contributions to the Disney legacy. This year’s recipients are: Wing Chao, Robert Downey Jr., Jon Favreau, James Earl Jones, Bette Midler, Kenny Ortega, Barnette Ricci, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Ming-Na Wen, and Hans Zimmer.

On Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., the highly anticipated streaming service Disney+ will give guests a first look at some of its original content including Lady and the Tramp, The Mandalorian, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and many more during this star-studded presentation.

The Walt Disney Studios will present a behind-the-scenes look at its blockbuster collection of upcoming films on Saturday, August 24, at 10 a.m. Fans will see what’s on the drawing board for the acclaimed filmmakers at Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios and get a peek at the exciting slate of live-action projects, from Disney to Marvel Studios to Star Wars. As always, attendees will be treated to exclusive footage, special guest appearances, and more!

On Sunday, August 25, at 10:30 a.m., step into the magical world of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products with Chairman Bob Chapek to find out what’s new and what’s next for resorts around the globe, including more about the transformational plans for Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Single-day tickets for Friday and Sunday of D23 Expo 2019 are available for $89 for one-day adult admission and $69 for children 3–9. Gold Members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club can purchase tickets for $77 for a one-day adult admission and $59 for children 3–9. Single-day Saturday tickets and three-day passes are sold out. For more information on tickets and D23 Expo 2019, visit D23Expo.com.

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Star Wars Celebration Returning To Anaheim For 2020

At the Closing Ceremony for Star Wars Celebration 2019, Lucasfilm officially announced that you won’t have to wait two years for the convention to return. Star Wars Celebration will be back in 2020 and will return to Anaheim, where the convention was held in 2015.

Star Wars Celebration is an exciting convention filled with entertainment, celebrity appearances, stage shows, panels, interactive events, exclusive merchandise, screenings, and once-in-a-lifetime glimpses into the future of the epic saga.

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LEGO Group Breaks Guinness World Record Title For Largest Display of LEGO Star Wars Minifigures

Today, the LEGO Group marked 20 years of LEGO Star Wars by achieving a Guiness World Records title for largest display of LEGO Star Wars minifigures, kicking off a weekend-long experience at Star Wars Celebration. 

Two decades worth of products, content and collaboration between two of the world’s most beloved brands will be showcased at booth #1616 at McCormick Place in downtown Chicago, giving fans of all ages the chance to relive their fandom and build excitement for what’s to come this Fall.

Made up of 36,440 LEGO Star Wars stormtrooper minfigures, the record-setting display is arranged in the shape of the iconic stormtrooper helmet, measuring 20 feet tall by 20 feet wide. A team of 12 LEGO builders spent 16 hours assembling all of the minifigures, which were then shipped to Chicago to be arranged for display at Star Wars Celebration. Once assembled, the baseplates were transported to McCormick Place, where they were arranged for final evaluation by Guinness World Records Adjudicator, Christina Flounders Conlon.

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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Millennium Falcon Tiki Set

Beeline Creative announces their Star Wars Celebration 2019 Millennium Falcon Tiki Set.

Pre-order the set  for $100 at booth # 3319 and receive 4 free Star Wars Swizzle Sticks! The set includes the Millennium Falcon bowl, plus Chewbacca and Han Solo mini muglets. Bee Line Creative says followers of their newsletter will receive word of an opportunity to purchase the vessels after the Celebration! Check out their Instagram for more details.

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LEGO Darth Vader Bust

Turn to the Dark Side with the LEGO Star Wars 75227 Darth Vader Bust ($39.99)! 

This exclusive Star Wars Celebration building set features incredible dome and faceplate details, including a brick-built respirator encased in iconic black armor. Vader’s helmet is adorned with raised ridges and studs, which adds to the dramatic effect, and the instantly recognizable Dark Lord of the Sith will always strike fear in his enemies.

The 327 piece Darth Vader Bust Star Wars building set measures 262mm long, 282mm wide, and 59mm high and will be available April 11, 2019 through Star Wars Celebration. A limited number of sets will be released through a show lottery system each day of Celebration. For those not attending Star Wars Celebration, a limited quantity of this set will be available through Target REDcard.

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The Force Unites Us Print By Joey Spiotto

Here is Joey Spiotto‘s officially licensed Star Wars illustration available exclusively at Star Wars Celebration 2019.

“The Force Unites Us” brings together quite a few of the main characters from all 3 of the Star Wars trilogies in his Storytime style. This print measure 18″x24″ and is limited to only 250 prints!  Pre-orders go live this Wednesday February 27, 2019 at noon PT at Dark Ink Art. Please note that you must attend Star Wars Celebration to pick up the artwork in person. 

The Force Unites Us by Joey Spiotto
18″ x 24″ lithograph print
250 piece edition
$ 75.00

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SOFA Con 

SOFA Con is an online event from May 18th to 19th, 2019 that will showcase brand-new, exclusive artwork for sale from fan-favorite artists from all over the world.

This one-of-a-kind event was designed to bring together artists with the people who support them, so you can indulge in a weekend-long celebration of art from the comfort of your own homes. All the artwork for sale during SC will go up in the artists’ own shops.

Each artist’s sale will go live at a scheduled time, allowing enough time in between sales for SOFA Con patrons to discover new artists, catch up on the latest releases from old favorites, and make some purchases before moving on to the next shop in that day’s lineup. As SOFA Con approaches, a schedule will be released breaking down when each artist’s sale will go live.

Featured artists include: Richey Beckett, Dan Black, Scott C, Becky & Frank, Becky Cloonan, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Sonny Day, Daniel Danger, Ryan Duggan, Tomer Hanuka, Aaron Horkey, Audrey Kawasaki, Tula Lotay, Tara McPherson, Travis Millard, Mike Mitchell, Randy Ortiz, Alex Pardee, Lorien Stern, Teagan White, Matthew Woodson and more.

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