vanellope is so cute

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R.I.P. Disney Infinity

Today Disney announced that it is shutting down Disney Infinity, its three-year-old interactive game/collectible franchise.

“After a thorough evaluation, we have modified our approach to console gaming and will transition exclusively to a licensing model,“ Disney consumer products and interactive chairman James Pitaro said in a statement. “This shift in strategy means we will cease production of Disney Infinity, where the lack of growth in the toys-to-life market, coupled with high development costs, has created a challenging business model.”

This is too bad. Although the game never *quite* reached the promised level of world-building and interactivity, the sculpts created for the various Disney, Marvel and Star Wars characters were often brilliant.

Some of my personal favorites: Stitch, Ahsoka Tano, Vanellope Von Schweetz, Rocket Raccoon, Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde – SO, SO CUTE!!