Disney Store lines up fairies, ‘Star Wars’ items for expo

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) A whimsical world will unfold with the launch of exclusive collections including Snow White and Evil Queen Doll Collection, Fairytale Designer Collection, “Toy Story” memorabilias and “Star Wars” items at the D23 EXPO 2015, Disney’s fan event to be held from August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

Disney Store on Thursday announced the new collections and limited editions set to launch at the expo. The new items will be unveiled each day throughout the weekend and fans will also get a chance to meet the artists and designers, who have created the collections, read a statement.

D23 EXPO attendees will also get a first look at collections making their debut at the event, including the next instalment of the popular Disney Fairytale Designer Collection; a limited edition doll collection from ABC Studios’ television series “Once Upon a Time”; “Toy Story” 20th Anniversary; and Disney Tsum Tsum.

The fairy tale range will feature five sets of dolls, which capture the beauty and romance of fairy tale friends and foes. Guests can pre-purchase the complete set of five hero/villain pairs prior to the general public pre-sale beginning online from September 14.

The doll sets will be released and available for purchase in stores and online starting September 29, with a new pair released each week. Each set is limited to an edition of 6,000 globally.

That’s not it, the line expands into a collection of apparel, mugs, journals and home décor.

The Once Upon a Time Snow White and Evil Queen Doll Collection will delve into a ‘heroes and villains’ theme. With an edition of 300, the doll collection, inspired by “Once Upon a Time” TV series, brings to life the beauty, magic and charm of the iconic fairy tale characters from the show.

Along with dolls, guests will also get a chance to hobnob with the TV series’ actresses Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) and Lana Parrilla (the evil queen), who will be available for autograph signing at the ABC booth on August 15.

Moving on from the fairy tale land, there will be an exclusive collection of “Star Wars” items, with an array of apparel, collectibles, and toys, including the “Star Wars” Elite Series, a new line of detailed die cast action figures, representing characters from “Star Wars” Episodes I-VI.

Disney Store will also introduce “Star Wars Legion” helmets, a series of eight vinyl collectible helmets inspired by the “Star Wars Legion” helmet project launched in early 2014.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of “Toy Story”, a line comprising toys, collectibles and apparel will also be released on August 14.

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