@BoxLunch Celebrates the June 30 Opening of Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Nationwide Mall Tour & Limited Edition Merchandise
May 14, 2018
 
 
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 14, 2018– Today BoxLunch announced the launch of a nationwide mall tour and exclusive merchandise in celebration of the opening of Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios® at the Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida. Slated to open on June 30, Toy Story Land is an immersive eleven-acre experience, recreating Andy’s toy-filled backyard from the Disney•Pixar Toy Story films featuring Woody, Buzz, Jessie and all of their playtime pals. The Toy Story Land Mall Tour powered by BoxLunch brings a preview of Andy’s backyard to your backyard with several surprises along the way.
 
The Toy Story Land Mall Tour powered by BoxLunch begins on May 19 in Southern California and ends on June 24 in Florida, just in time for the Toy Story Land grand opening. The tour will feature interactive photo booths, sneak peeks at the Toy Story Land concept art and giveaways. At select events, special guests will stop by the tour including a fan-created, life-size Pizza Planet Truck replica. The Toy Story Land Mall Tour powered by BoxLunch dates include:
 
·     5/19 & 5/20 Southern California/Brea Mall (Brea, CA) 
·     6/2 & 6/3 Chandler Fashion Center (Chandler, AZ)
·     6/9 & 6/10 Mall of America (Bloomington, MA)
·     6/16 & 6/17 Orland Square (Orland Park, IL)
·     6/23 & 6/24 Altamonte Mall (Altamonte Springs, FL)
 
As an added treat for Toy Story enthusiasts, BoxLunch is also giving fans a chance to win a 4-night/5-day Walt Disney World® Resort vacation to “Play Big” at the brand-new Toy Story Land! Enter the “Play Big” Sweepstakes at Boxlunch.com/playbigsweeps. 

The reimagining of Disney’s Hollywood Studios will take guests to infinity and beyond, allowing them to step into the worlds of their favorite films, starting with Toy Story Land. This new 11-acre land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard. Guests will think they’ve been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz as they are surrounded by oversized toys that Andy has assembled using his vivid imagination. Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land, which will include two new attractions for any Disney park and one expanded favorite. (Disney Parks)

 
In addition to the nationwide mall tour, BoxLunch will also release a curated selection of exclusive Toy Story Land merchandise, featuring limited edition collectibles and apparel. Key items coming to BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com include:
·     Toy Story Land Edition Green Army Man Funko Pop! – The sold out Green Army Man collectible returns with a special metallic colorway and Toy Story Land branding for a limited release at BoxLunch. This Funko Pop! debuts at the first Toy Story Land Mall Tour stop at the Brea Mall on May 19 and 20, before releasing at all BoxLunch stores and BoxLunch.com in the following weeks.
·     Official Disney Park Trading Pin Series – BoxLunch presents a limited series of Toy Story Land pins, including characters such as Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Slinky Dog, Jessie, a trio of Aliens and Rex the Dinosaur. All designs are authentic official Disney Parks Pin Trading pins. 
·     Toy Story Land Apparel Capsule – A trio of BoxLunch-exclusive shirts release just in time for Toy Story Land’s opening day, including a retro-style ringer top, heather grey logo tee and a Wheezy & Mr. Mike graphic tee. 
 
BoxLunch, a cause-driven pop culture retailer, offers a wide range of officially licensed products – from apparel and accessories to collectibles and home goods – from some of the world’s most iconic brands. Connecting the passion of fandom with the spirit of philanthropy, BoxLunch donates a meal to a person in need for every $10 spent in-store or online through their partnership with Feeding America*.  
Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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