Wherever you have passionate fans, you have a group of collectors. Disney has a strong fan base and makes many products that cater directly to it. Vinylmation, a line of vinyl figures often shaped in the form of the company’s mascot Mickey Mouse, is certainly an example of a product that brings out the inner-collector of many Disney fans. Remy from Ratatouille, the critically-acclaimed 2007 Pixar film directed by Brad Bird, got his own Vinylmation figure as part of the Pixar series which was released last November. At this year’s Food and Wine Festival at Walt Disney World’s Epcot, Disney is set to release two more Vinylmation figures honoring a certain chef from the film. Take a peek after the break!
Disney often releases Vinylmation to tie-in with special events such as the Food and Wine Festival, which is a celebration of international food and wine held annually at Epcot. The focus on cooking in the plot of Ratatouille makes the film an obvious choice to design Vinylmation figures around. The two figures that will be released will be of the same character, Gusteau. The difference between the two figures is that one is made to appear like the character’s ghost which “haunts” Remy throughout the film.
The figures (via Vinylmation World) will retail for $16.95 each, although no details have been provided as to whether buyers will have a choice for which one they would like to purchase or if the figures will be packaged in blind boxes. They are limited-edition figures, with only 2500 being manufactured. They are set for release at the start of the festival, which begins on September 27 and runs through November 11.