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Toy Story Land Machine Update
 
Thursday, May 9th, 2019
 
 

In our previous post about the new Toy Story Land machine we mentioned that it was very odd to see the vendor's PENNYCOLLECTOR.COM dot border on the four penny designs in this new machine. While we have seen this border used on coins in numerous machines located across the United States this dot border had never been used on any Walt Disney World designs. We mentioned something about this in our previous post because we thought it was very strange to see this on the four new pennies when the new Toy Story Land machine was placed on-stage this week.

The die ring in the Toy Story Land machine was changed this morning removing the vendor's dot border making the four previous designs rather rare since they were only available to get for two days.

 
     
 
New Toy Story Land $1 Machine
 
Tuesday, May 7th, 2019
 
 

A new Toy Story Land machine that is one of the newer 4-die hand crank machines that provides a copper plated zinc penny that cost $1.00 for each coin is now on-stage at Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios.

The four new designs are Toy Story Land with Woody & Buzz Lightyear, Alien Swirling Saucers, Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania with Rex.

Toy Story Land 4-Die Machine

What is unusual with these four new designs is that they all have a PENNYCOLLECTOR.COM dot border on them which is a first and is not something that has been done in the past. The faceplate showing what designs are on each coin also does not show that this vendor's dot border should be on them but should have the normal dot border.

Toy Story Land Slinky Dog Penny

 
     
 
New $1 Magic Kingdom Machines
 
Wednesday, May 1st, 2019
 
 

Three 4-die hand crank machines that accept one dollar bills and a credit card instead of the normal two quarters and the penny that you want to press have been placed on-stage at Magic Kingdom. Two new machines with new designs are located at the Main Street Railroad Station. One machine that appears to have the same die ring but has been converted to accept dollar bills and credit cards is the Tomorrowland Speedway machine.

All three of these machines are preloaded with copper plated zinc pennies so you will no longer be able to use copper pennies that most collectors use. A credit card can only be used if you want all four designs. There is no discount if you want all four designs like there is for the eight and twelve die machines. If you are using dollar bills you can still speed load the machine as you have been able to do in the past by inserting all your money first before you start turning the hand crank. One word of caution is that if you only want to get one design at a time then you need to align up the wheel with the design that you want and then insert your dollar bill as you did in the past. The only difference is that you can't start cranking the handle right away because it takes 2-3 seconds for the dollar bill to register. If you start turning the handle too fast before the machine recognizes your dollar bill then you will end up getting a different design then you want. The bad thing is that there is nothing on the machine telling you when it's OK to start turning the hand crank. There are instructions on the machine telling you to wait 2 to 3 seconds.

One new machine at the Main Street Railroad Station has these four new designs - Mickey serenading Minnie with a musical instrument, Mickey & Minnie in a horseless carriage, Minnie dancing and Train Engineer Mickey on a train. The second new Main Street Railroad Station machine has four more new 2019 designs with Cinderella's Castle, Space Mountain, Dumbo and a Ship. The Tomorrowland Speedway machine still looks the same other then the new part that accepts dollar bills and credit cards. All the designs still appear to be the same.

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All-Star Sports Machine Die Replacements
 
Tuesday, April 30th, 2019
 
 

One of the 3-die machines at All-Star Sports has had its dies removed and replaced with three retired dies from Hollywood Studios. The machine at this resort that was changed had three designs from the Disney's Villains numbered series. Since these three Disney's Villains des have been removed we will be marking them as being retired in a future update.

Disney's Villains 5 of 7 with Captain Hook has been replaced with the Belle & Beast design that was previously located in a machine at Once Upon A Time at Hollywood Studios. Disney's Villains 6 of 7 with Hades has been replaced with the Mrs. Potts & Chip design that was also located in a machine at Once Upon A Time. Disney's Villains 7 of 7 with Cruella De Vil has been replaced with Artist Mickey sitting at a drawing table design that is 4 of 5 from the Film Strip series that was previously in a machine at Pizza Planet.

All-Star Sports 3-Die Machine Die Replacements

 
     
 
New Disney's Boardwalk 8-Die Machine
 
Monday, March 25th, 2019
 
 

A new 8-die penny machine is now on-stage at Disney's Boardwalk Resort in the Character Carnival gift shop located on Disney's Boardwalk. This new 8-die machine has new designs with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Chip & Dale and Pluto. All eight designs have the Disney logos on them at the top along with the usual Disney copyright.

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New Pandora 8-Die Machine
 
Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
 
 

A new 8-die machine with Pandora - The World of Avatar themed designs is now available inside Windtraders near the left side entrance door at Animal Kingdom. All eight designs are based on the Avatar Flight of Passage and Na'vi River Journey rides at this park. All designs have the Disney logo and Pandora The World of Avatar logos on them.

The new designs are:

  • Viperwolf
  • Utility Suit "Pandora Science Team"
  • The Shaman of Songs
  • Whale-like creature leaping out of water
  • Ayram Alusing (The Floating Mountains)
  • Sivako (Na'vi for "Rise to the Challenge") Flying Banshee
  • Na'vi (Neytiri)
  • Na'vi Face Medallion

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The Incredibiles Numbered Series All Back On-Stage
 
Wednesday, February 27th, 2019
 
 

In a recent blog post about a new die with Frozone from The Incredibles numbered series we mentioned that Frozone and Dash were on the same 4-ring die at Once Upon A Toy at Disney Springs. These were the only two characters that were missing from this series when they were removed in August 2017.

We had previously posted that a new die with Frozone, 6 of 7 was placed in a machine at PizzeRizzo at Hollywood Studios. Another new die with Dash has been placed in a machine inside Pin Traders at Disney Springs. With the addition of these two new dies it completes The Incredibles numbered series making the complete set available again.

The machine that the new die with Dash was put into also has Mr. Incredible, 1 of 7 and Elastigirl 2 of 7 from The Incredibles series. Another design in this machine was Olaf and this design has been replaced with the new die with Dash, 4 of 7.

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The remaining three designs in this series are Violet, 3 of 7 which is in a machine also at Pin Traders at Disney Springs, Jack Jack 5 of 7 which was another character that was replaced with a different die in 2011 that is in a machine at Disney Traders at EPCOT and Syndrome, 7 of 7 that is in a different machine at PizzeRizzo at Hollywood Studios.

 
     
 
New Die With Frozone On-Stage
 
Monday, February 25th, 2019
 
 

In August 2017, the 4-die ring in a machine at Once Upon A Toy at Disney Springs was replaced with new designs. Two of the designs that were on this die ring that was replaced contained two designs from the numbered series with characters from The Incredibles movie. One design was Dash, 4 of 7 and the other design was Frozone, 6 of 7.

A new single die has been made with the same Frozone design and has been placed in a 3-die machine at PizzeRizzo at Hollywood Studios. This new die replaces the design with the side profile of Mickey with a movie camera and the Walt Disney Studios logo.

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New World's Biggest Mouse Party Designs
 
Sunday, February 10th, 2019
 
 

Mickey Mouse turned 90 on November 18, 2018. As part of the events and merchandise that is available to celebrate this event, five pressed pennies have recently been placed on-stage at various locations at Walt Disney World.

In the picture below the first two pennies on the top row can be found at the Newsstand and in the Verandah Breezeway outside of Island Supply at Magic Kingdom. The third coin on the top right is in a machine inside Mouse Gear at Epcot. This same machine also has a 2019 penny that was placed on-stage at the first of the year. The next two pennies on the bottom row can be found in the Disney Studio Store at Hollywood Studios and inside Disney's Pin Traders at Disney Springs.

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All of these new coins have the wording of "World's Biggest Mouse Party" on them. We will also be treating these new coins as a mini set within the 2019 dated coins since one of these new designs has the year 2019 on it.

 
     
 
Toy Story Mania Machine Removed
 
Saturday, February 9th, 2019
 
 

The Toy Story Mania machine at Hollywood Studios has been removed. It is our opinion that this machine will not be returning and we will mark all four designs that were in this machine as being retired with our next database update.