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Today's an exciting one for our friends over at Mondo: according to The Hollywood Reporter, they've just landed a new deal with Disney to roll out an exclusive line of collectibles, including pins, tiki mugs, and "other fun items" (which we're guessing will include new posters, statues, and everything else Mondo's become known for over the years).
"The Disney license launches with two collectible enamel pins featuring Disney’s most famous character, Mickey Mouse, beginning a series of monthly Disney Pins releases, along with two new tiki mugs from the Mondo Tee-Ki line, featuring Sorcerer Mickey from 1940’s Disney’s Fantasia, and Scrooge McDuck. Future Tee-Ki releases will include characters from The Lion King and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas; photos of the pins are above, and concept art for the mugs can be seen below."
Says Brock Otterbacher, Mondo's creative director for toys and collectibles:
“Imagination is often associated with Disney, and rightfully so. Through their films, animated classics, and characters, Disney's pantheon has inspired generations, old and young, to dream big. For us here at Mondo, it's no different. We've all had our imagination stirred by Disney in one form or another in the work we do — whether it's to design better, dig deeper for inspiration, or just add more heart. With this in mind, we couldn't be more proud of what we're bringing to both Disney and Mondo fans alike. From our pins and tiki mugs, as well as other fun items down the line, we're taking our queue from Walt himself — ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’”
Pretty wild to imagine all the stuff Mondo could create underneath the umbrella of this deal. Disney's got a vast history, and Mondo has the ability to whip up just about any kinda collectible they can imagine. At the top of my own must-wanted list? A series of screenprints based on the Indiana Jones trilogy (yes, trilogy, and that's the end of that discussion). I would also like the Haunted Mansion theme song on vinyl, please. Oh, and I'll go ahead and take one of those Nightmare Before Christmas tiki mugs, for the missus. And, and, and...
Nothing further to report at this time, but we're excited for Team Mondo and can't wait to see what they do with this. Stay tuned for further updates as they roll in.