The Once Upon a Toy store at Disney Springs has replaced the four dies in its hand-crank machine with four new designs. Gone are two pennies from The Incredibles and two from Cars. The new dies feature Buzz Lightyear, a little green man alien, Mickey Mouse with arms outstretched, and Nemo with Dory.
More 8-die machines have been added (with zinc pennies supplied by the machines).
Two machines at Once Upon a Time were added. One has Beauty & the Beast theme, and replaces a 3-die Beauty & the Beast machine. The second machine has Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs as a numbered set; it replaces a machine with 3 princes.
Meanwhile, at the end of Sunset Boulevard a new 8-die machine has been placed in the photo preview area of Tower of Terror (adjacent to the gift shop). It has coins with a Tower theme, including several with popular Disney characters.
My sales page has been updated with numerous sets from Disneyland. This includes all the machines that have been installed since the 60th anniversary celebration ended in 2016.
All pennies are pressed on pre-1982 copper cents, and quarters are pressed on AU and BU quarters. In addition, there is a selection of designs pressed on foreign coins that are the same size as American coins.
A new 8-die machine with zinc pennies was placed at the Celebrity 5 & 10 store in July. The designs feature various classic characters with no particular theme.
There had been a 3-die machine at that location; the 3-die machine was removed during renovations of the adjoining camera shop and never returned.
PizzeRizzo – the Hollywood Studios pizza shop that replaced Pizza Planet – has two new penny presses. Of the six featured coins, three are new coins and three are retired coins brought back.
The first machine has a new coin with a PizzeRizzo theme, a Frozen design with Anna and Elsa, and Syndrome from The Incredibles. Inclusion of Syndrome means all seven Incredibles coins are available once again.
The second machine has a new Tinkerbell design and a new Stitch penny, and also brings back the old Walt Disney Studios coin with Mickey’s silhouette and a movie camera.
(Photo from CTM Group)
On June 6, 2017, a new 8-die machine as installed in Mickey’s Star Traders at the Magic Kingdom. As with the other 8-die machines, this one dispenses its own shiny (or, as they say on the internet, “shinny”) zinc pennies.