MINDstyle is a Disney licensed toy manufacturer which has produced collectible designer vinyl toys of Disney characters. The company has a strategic creative and manufacturing partnership agreement with Funko POP! toys throughout China and Southeast Asia.
Based in China, and working with a variety of popular artists from around the world each bringing their own artistic styles to the medium, the company has produced elaborate touring exhibitions of the original custom art pieces that draw hundreds of thousands of visitors. Some of the many Disney initiatives MINDstyle has produced include: Basic Beanz series, Disney Experiment 626 Stitch Series, TRON Bambi (a bizarrely humorous mash-up of the two properties), Disney Mad Hatter Project based on characters from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Bloc28- Mad Mickey, the Alien Invasion: 'When Aliens Meet Artists' Series based on Toy Story's Little Green Men, and the 100 Acre Wood, 100 Artists & Friends Project based on Winnie The Pooh.
The company has also produced many high-quality, more tradionally faithful interpretations of Disney characters as well, including: Jiminy Cricket, Pixar's Tin Toy, Chernabog, and V.I.N.CENT from The Black Hole, among others. As many of their products are limited editions and primarily distributed throughout Asia, this has added to their scarcity and desirability in the U.S. on the secondary market.
- ↑ http://www.mindstyle.com/news.html
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- ↑ http://www.superpunch.net/2011/01/alice-in-wondelrand-toys-by-mindstyle.html
- ↑ http://vintagealiceinwonderland.com/disney-x-mindstyle-mad-hatter-project-tweedledum-and-tweedledee-by-gary-baseman/
- ↑ http://www.mindstyle.com/blog/?p=4664
- ↑ http://www.vinylpulse.com/2010/06/mindstyle-alien-invasion-when-aliens-meet-artists.html
- ↑ http://www.stitchkingdom.com/disney-mindstyle-offers-alien-invasion-project-disney-pixar-artists-10785/
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- ↑ http://www.vinylpulse.com/2009/07/sdcc-09-disney-x-mindstyle-vincent-from-the-black-hole.html