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runDisney Merchandise for the Tinker Bell and Princess Half Marathons

Looks like runDisney is really taking advantage of the fact that more woman than ever are participating in their events!  Today the Disney Parks Blog reported the return of the coveted Disney Dooney’s for the Tinker Bell and Princess Half Marathons.  The designs are the same as last year when they were introduced, but will have a tag included that notes the year.  I honestly can’t say I’m thrilled with that, as I would’ve like to see a new design.

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Dooney

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Dooney

Princess Half Marathon Dooney

Princess Half Marathon Dooney

Also released were new pins for both races.  The Princess medal pin looks the same as last year, but I can’t tell if the year is on the pin or not…

Tinker Bell & Princess Half Marathon Pins

Tinker Bell & Princess Half Marathon Pins

I was most excited to see the mini medals (not to be confused with “Minnie” medals ;) ) for the new runDisney vinylmations!  I had wondered if we were going to see this when they released the vinyls for the WDW Marathon last week and now we can see it’s true!  Matt from Vinylmation Kingdom also confirmed with a cast member that we will be seeing these for even more future races, including the Tower of Terror 10-Miler!  Looks like I’m going to have to start making room on my desk for these :)

More Mini Medals!

More Mini Medals!

What do you think of this new merchandise?  What else would you like to see for runDisney events?

New runDisney Vinylmations for 2013 Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend

Big thanks to Matt from Vinylmation Kingdom for sending me photos on these great new runDisney vinylmations that are set to be released during the 20th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend!  The new figure will be released on January 10, 2013 and will retail for $12.95.  It is not clear if it will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo, but I sure hope it will be!

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Mickey is wearing a 2013 bib on the front and there is a space on the back to add your finishing time, which I think is a really nice touch.  Beats standing in line after the race to get your medal engraved!  Not sure about the expression on his face…he looks a bit confused.  Maybe his knee is bothering him after running the marathon…  ;)

The best part about this new vinyl are the accessories.  For an additional $1.95, you can purchase a mini finishers medal to put around Mickey’s neck for your respective race!  How cool is that?!?!

Mini Medals!

Mini Medals!

And as an added bonus, the artist Maria Clapsis (also the artist behind the Star Wars vinylmation series) will be at D-Street in Downtown Disney on January 13th from 5-7 pm to sign your vinyl!  Conveniently, this is during the Cool Down Party taking place that same day in Downtown Disney from 4-10:30 pm!

This new vinyl differs from previous years when each race had their own respective figure.  I like this design much better   and I think this is a great addition to the race weekend collectibles.  I love collecting vinylmations for special events and the addition of the medal makes this even better!  I wonder if they will be making medals for the other runDisney races throughout the year…hmmmmm

So what do you think?  Will you be getting a runDisney vinylmation?

**UPDATE: 1/3/13**  runDisney sent out a tweet this evening confirming that the vinyls will be available at the Health & Fitness Expo starting on January 10th!  Woohoo! :)

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