Apparently the PIXAR Animation Studios has an online store set up on Shopify where employees can actually purchase all of the really cool exclusive PIXAR stuff only available at their studios store. Unfortunately, it’s password protected so yeah, not available to the public sadly.
The only reason I can think it is not publicly accessible, is that they may not have production rates to meet the global demands that would arise. Everyone and their dog would be wanting this limited edition pixar-employee-only merchandise, and their manufacturers may not simply have the ability to meet that demand, or the cost of producing those items on a much grander scale is not concurrent with the money return.
(TL:DR; they may run at a loss if they did so, or might not be able to meet demands.)
I’d love to visit the Pixar Studio Store. However, I think it should stay private. I mean, it’s for employees of the Studio, and has that special charm to it. I’d like if they’d offer more adult sized Pixar appearl at Disney Stores though
I’ve gotten a buch of Pixar related merchandise in the past few months(all the art books and soundtracks ever released on CD , games, most of the LEGO sets, a couple of pins, some DMR exclusive 3D glasses, two TS3 shirts, a bunch of plushies, and a few of the TSCs, but nothing from Pixar. I tried asking if I could buy the TS3 soundtrack Pixar exclusive CD, but they couldn’t let me.I’d love a Pixar logo shirt though.(Pixar related stuff is all I collect now days besides my good friend’s books).
I’ve been to a handful of Disney stores, and half of the merchandise is Pixar stuff anyways (mainly Cars and Toy Story). But I wish they would sell more merchandise relateing directly to the animation studio, as oppossed to character from the two high ranking francises.