Although Disney was hoping for much more of a celebration during the 2020 season for Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary, and so were we, no one got it! But we did get the merchandise, like this POP! Rides Mr. Toad at the Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride Attraction vinyl figure.
Now were has Toady driven himself to now? Let us have him tell us in his own words:
“Come along! Hop up here! We’ll go for a jolly ride! The open road! The dusty highway! Come! I’ll show you the world! Travel! Scene! Excitement! Ha ha ha!“
Pausing beside a Roadside Attraction on the open road, Toady looks to be enjoying the road trip we all wish we were on!
I do like the packaging for the Funko line of 65th merch! The sepia tones of the boxes and the cool graphics really, well, pop.
Most Funko figures no longer come with backing cards in the boxes, but this one did. It had a nice fireworks graphic along with the Castle logo just inside on the lid lip.
Let’s have a closer look at the scourge of the open road:
Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride is a classic dark ride at Disneyland which was one of the original attractions in the park on opening day on July 17, 1955. Its story is based on Disney’s adaptation of The Wind in the Willows, one of the two segments of the feature film The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.
We enjoyed riding this attraction during our one and only visit to Disneyland and snapped a few pics to remember the illustrious Mr. Toad:
As you can see from the image above, the Funko vinyl representation of Mr. Toad’s car is pretty much spot on!
But mustn’t tarry another moment, chaps, we still have a few more miles to cover:
The bottom of the figure is stamped for 2020 and tells us it was manufactured in Vietnam. We can also see a bit of the construction method used to assemble the product.
We’ve had a jolly ride together with Mr. Toad and his wonderful automobile! But I also would like to introduce you to just the amphibian himself be means of the Mr. Toad Funko Vinyl Figure that was also released to celebrate Disneyland’s 65th Anniversary.