I'm sure you've seen this at Kotaku and other news site, but Todd Sovich e-mailed me this story. Just in case you missed it, the Chogokin toyline is creating a Disney themed mecha called Chou Gattai King Robo. Mickey and Friends is in the subtitle of the logo.
"We’ve come a long way from Steamboat Willie. Apparently Disney and toy-maker Bandai are working together on a Voltron-like toy robot called King Robo, and according to the storyline, Mickey Mouse and his friends supposedly pilot the robot. The toy, part of the Bandai’s Chogokin line, will be released March 2013, and unlike most Disney toys, it will be aimed at ages 15 and up. If successful, the property could spawn an anime series."
I like the names of the individual robos:
Seems like they had Goseigers in mind when they came up with the naming. Anyway, click pic to make big. It looks pretty awesome. If they turn it into an anime series, I don't know if I'd watch it, but I certainly love the idea of it. After all, what has Disney been doing with these characters lately? It'd be nice to see nostalgic characters like this revived in a crazy Sentai-themed way.