One thing is for certain: Disney is going to cash in with the sales of these collectible, interactive figures for its upcoming Disney Infinity video game. They work similarly to the popular Skylanders series where each toy can unlock a different character to play as in the platformer. Disney plans to release Infinity on June 18 (as repeatedly told to me by a development team member demoing the game) for PC, Nintendo Wii, Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and various mobile platforms.
I suppose we can then expect a chaotic eBay black market to emerge for the 2013 holiday season (the figures regularly retail for $12.99 each). In the mean time, check out these 3D wiggle pictures I snapped of a few treasured Disney characters using my Nintendo 3DS. If you suffer from seizures, however, you might want to hold off on looking … especially at that Incredibles one at the end.
Above: The collection of interactive figurines Disney has unveiled so far for Disney Infinity
Above: Sully and Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc. and the upcoming Monsters University
Above: Captain Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa from The Pirates of the Caribbean
Above: Violet, Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl and Dash from The Incredibles