Span of Sunset x Disney "Opening Day aka Mannymania" Cheshire Cat Now Available!
April 27, 2009
Baseball season has begun! The latest Span of Sunset, Inc. x Disney collaboration: new colorway of  Cheshire Cat vinyl figure under the moniker "Opening Day aka Mannymania" has been unveiled for immediate release. The Cheshire Cat vinyl figure is based upon Lewis Carroll’s character from Alice in Wonderland, here reborn into a three dimensional form by Span of Sunset, Inc. "Opening Day aka Mannymania" Cheshire Cat vinyl figure takes its colors from the original white and blue scheme and is instantly recognizable and will surely excitement for the season to come!


Produced in a limited quantity, the Cheshire Cat measures 8", features a GID mouth and eyes, and comes in its own white/blue stripe themed box. Hot Dogs and seasonal tickets are not included!
"Opening Day aka Mannymania" Cheshire Cat is available now from Span of Sunset, Inc., both in store and online: http://www. 852.html
Span of Sunset
7527 Sunset Blvd,
Los Angeles CA
Store hours
11AM-7PM Tuesday – Saturday


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 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,, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post,,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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