On July 7, Disney is releasing a new Vinylmation set echoing the SteamPunk ne0-Victorian themes of its earlier Mechanical Kingdom pin sets. The new limited edition series is composed of six vinylmation figures and will retail for $99 at D-Street stores in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.
The set, displaying a range of gears, handlebar moustaches, and tinted glasses, will be sold in a special themed collector case labeled “Steam Park.” The set taps into the rising interest in Steampunk, a fantastical re-creation of a steam-powered Victorian world that seeks to keep the best aspects of Victoriana. The earlier Mechanical Kingdom pin sets re-cast classic Disney characters as Victorian adventurers, and this new vinylmation offering continues similar themes.
What do you think? Do you like the “steampunk” elements being introduced into Disney merchandise?
- Disneyland and Disney World Vinylmation Event Calendar for Summer 2011 (chipandco.com)
- The Florida Project – 9/11/11 Vinylmation Showcase (chipandco.com)