Update 10/07/13 The D23 Expo Japan 2013 Vinylmation will be a blind box set of 7 figures and 1 chaser. It will be released on October 12 at the Expo in Japan. The following photo was pulled off an eBay pre-sell listing. The set features Pooh, Sorcerer Mickey, Tinker Bell, Mike, Sulley, Woody, Buzz and Oswald as the chaser.
The Walt Disney Company Japan will stage the first-ever D23 Expo Japan, a special event for Japanese-speaking Disney fans created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. D23 Expo Japan, the first Expo to be held outside the U.S., will feature an array of engaging presentations—for the most part in Japanese—hosted by senior Disney Japan creative executives, showcasing what’s on the horizon from across The Walt Disney Company, including theme parks, movies, television, music, and interactive gaming. Fans will enjoy unique experiences; have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind merchandise and collectibles; meet many of their favorite Disney characters; and delight in countless other surprises. D23 Expo Japan will take place October 12-14, 2013, at the Tokyo Disney Resort in the Maihama area.
D23 Expo Japan will also feature two special exhibitions celebrating landmark Disney milestones. First, to pay homage to The Walt Disney Company’s 90th Anniversary, D23 and the Walt Disney Archives will present Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, featuring nine decades of treasures from the Archives’ vast collection. Plus, the Tokyo Disney Resort will celebrate its 30th year with a special retrospective exhibit. This special exhibition, presented by Oriental Land, operator of Tokyo Disney Resort, celebrates this milestone year by making D23 Expo Japan possible.
Check out the D23 Expo Japan 2013 event details as they are posted.
“We are thrilled to host this extraordinary, three-day event where all the wonderful worlds of Disney come together,” said Paul Candland, president, The Walt Disney Company Japan. “2013 marks The Walt Disney Company’s 90th anniversary, Disney Channel’s 10th, Disney Mobile’s fifth, the Disney-JCB Card’s fifth, Dlife’s first, and Tokyo Disney Resort’s 30th! The D23 Expo Japan allows us to show Disney’s tremendous appreciation to its fans.”
And like any Disney event, this will NOT be without merchandise! Thanks to @Takuya_Vinyl, we have a look at the Vinylmation for the event. No word on how these will be released or if they are Limited Edition.