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Merchandise for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ at Disney Parks is 8-Bitastic

posted on October 29th, 2012 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


'Wreck-It Ralph' Merchandise at Disney Parks

I recently attended the Disney Parks Blog meet-up for “Wreck-It Ralph” with my son. We had a blast playing games at DisneyQuest, including the new Fix-It Felix, Jr. game (and Tron, of course!). We also attended a special screening of the film later that morning. As someone who spent countless hours playing video games as a child (hello, 1980s), I loved this film! Between the 8-bit inspired soundtrack, numerous video game character cameos, and a humorous and heartfelt story, I left the theater shouting, “I’m gonna see it again!” At Disney Parks, we’ve introduced some merchandise to celebrate the film’s release on November 2. I visited both Mouse Gear at Epcot and Once Upon A Toy at Downtown Disney Marketplace to survey the goods.
'Wreck-It Ralph' Merchandise at Disney Parks

Similar to the release of Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” earlier this year, the Disney Theme Park Merchandise team partnered with the Disney Store and Disney Consumer Products for merchandise. There are a variety of new action figures, two story books (the “One Sweet Race” book is beautifully illustrated) and a rather detailed Vanellope Von Schweetz doll. The assortment also includes Fix-It Felix’s hammer and one of my favorite items that made for a fun morning at the office – Ralph’s “freakishly big” talking smash hands.
'Wreck-It Ralph' Pins at Disney Parks

Disney Theme Park Merchandise developed a few items that will only be found at Disney Parks. Look for a boy’s shirt featuring an 8-bit version of Wreck-it Ralph and a mystery pin set containing images of characters from the film. There will also be a limited edition pin releasing on November 1 at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts.
'Wreck-It Ralph' Merchandise at Disney Parks

The “most adorable merchandise” medal goes to these scented bean bag plush dolls inspired by the characters from the Sugar Rush game. They have such great names including (top row) Minty Zaki, Gloyd Orangeboar, Snowanna Rainbeau, Adorabeezle Winterpop, Jubileena Bing-Bing, (bottom row) Swizzle “The Swizz” Malarkey, Rancis Fluggerbutter, Taffyta Muttonfudge, Crumbelina DiCarmello, and Candle Head.

If you aren’t visiting Disney Parks soon, you can find many of these items on DisneyStore.com.

When you see the film, make sure you arrive early for the “Paperman” animated short (it’s wonderful!). Fans of video games should stay until the very end of the “Wreck-It Ralph” credits for a nice laugh.

 
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1

Tiffany on October 29th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Oh no! My family and I leave in about 3 weeks for WDW. My 4 year old son is going to go nuts!

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Fred from CA on October 29th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

I’m really looking forward to seeing Wreck-It Ralph!

 

Steven Miller on November 5th, 2012 at 3:54 pm

@Fred – I hope you were able to see the film this past weekend. :-)

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Jessica on October 29th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Awesome! These look fantastic. My boyfriend and I plan on visiting Disneyland in two weeks so he’ll probably be buying some of this.

Also it should probably be worth noting that the game itself isn’t 8-bit, it’s actually 16-bit. It’s called 8-bit due to the number of pixels that they were limited to back then. Once they were able to have more colors and processing power it was then called 16-bit. Not to correct or anything, but just something to keep in mind! :D

Can’t wait for Wreck it Ralph!

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Loren from CA on October 29th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I loved seeing all the merchandise after visiting Ralph and Vanellope at Disneyland…but, I was sad that there were no adult men’s shirts! Will there be adult men’s shirts soon? I really want one (or two or three if there are more than one design). Thanks! :)

 

Steven Miller on November 5th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

@Jessica – Have a great trip to Disneyland! Too bad you aren’t visiting Florida as I would have loved to meet up at DisneyQuest for some games. I have my quarters lined up for Tron or maybe Fix-It Felix, Jr. :-)

@Loren – I don’t know of any plans to carry such shirts at the Disney Parks. I’ve only seen the options on DisneyStore.com

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Kim from FL on October 30th, 2012 at 8:35 am

Hi Steven – this isn’t the right place, but I can’t figure out any other way to contact someone. The link over on the Pin Trading Blog for Novembers’ WDW pin releases is wrong- it links to Disneyland’s pins. I looked for a way to contact someone there, but could not.

 

Steven Miller on November 5th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

@Kim – Thanks for the heads up. I contacted the team responsible and it should be correct now. Sorry for the trouble.

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