9″/3″ Park 6 Alien Encounter – “9 Alien and 3″ Skippy Artist: Maria Clapsis LE: 1000 Price: $74.95 This design looked intricate from the concept art and the figure does not disappoint in person. In fact, I’d have to say I’m more impressed in person. The 9″ Alien looks absolutely fantastic. Lots of detail and great colors [...]
9″ Park 6 Up Artist: Maria Clapsis LE: 1000 Price: $44.95 There was a lot of buzz outside D-Street this morning for this figure. Even though, in my eyes, two other great pieces were coming out, Up was the Vinylmation everyone wanted. To me, it is the simplest of designs. It is just the floating [...]
9″ Muppets 2 Sam the Eagle Artist: Monty Maldovan LE: 1500 Price: $44.95 3 for 3 today Disney. Great job. I may have been more excited to see Up. I always love tributes to extinct attractions I love. But Sam the Eagle stole the show today. Hands down, one of the top five 9″ Vinylmation [...]
Happy 2 Years Vinylmation! Everyone else seems to have started the celebration early, but we here at Destination Vinylmation waited til the baking was done and the day was correct before wishing you a happy 3rd year. We’ve only been collecting for 6 months, but we love you all the same. So as a special [...]
Update: 8/11/11 Disney just announced that the release date of 20000 will be postponed a week to August 19th. The 9″ + 3″ Park 6 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea figure will be a Disney Store Online exclusive on August 12 19th. It is LE 1000. Copyright Disney Today, on the Disney Parks Blog, Caley [...]
Wow, almost there. And it’s crazy how fast it’s come. But I honestly think I have almost two thousand and eleven Vinylmation. Just kidding… almost. But the new year is almost upon us and Maria Clapsis has designed four 2011 Vinylmation to celebrate the occasion. They are available now across the WDW and DL Resorts [...]
Today is the day Baseball’s All Stars gather in Phoenix, AZ for the Mid Summer Classic. So M.C. and I decided to each pick our 2011 Vinylmation All Stars. On the last podcast, we each picked our 9 All Stars, our absolute favorites, from the sets released in 2011. Any 3″ or 9″ was fair [...]
In our last Podcast (Ep. 030 Gold Chaser) we gave our our mid-year Vinylmation report cards for all the sets released so far in 2011. Take a look at how we grade the sets and join in with your own.
Update: 5/21/11 According to Disney, the WDW Cast Traders at at the warehouse awaiting pick up by the various stores are the WDW resort. They will be available any day now in all 4 parks and at Downtown Disney trading locations. Have a magical search! At the trade show tonight, DV reporter Ryan got this out [...]
Update: 7pm Straight from the @DisneyStorePrez- Promotion this weekend only! According to the Disney Store Facebook, starting tomorrow for every $20 worth of merchandise you buy at a Disney Store, you can get a 3″ vinylmation figure for only $5. Buy a hundred dollars worth of stuff, get 5 for only $25. However, this only [...]
Well the big reveal was made this morning (at a little past midnight) so here’s our take of it all starting with the Animated 1 series in this post. Two of the 9″s that are being released with the Animated 1 series on January 7th! The first is a 9″ + 3″ inch set of [...]
On the Disney Parks Blog today, Steven Miller talked about the release of Muppets 2. Most of the information was not new to frequent readers of DV, however the images he included were! Confirmation of all 4 of the 9″ Muppets, 3-D Kermit, Animal, Gonzo (with Camilla), and Sam the Eagle. No word on edition [...]
Update: 7/18/11 Disney has officially announced a July 29 release date for both Davy Crockett and Animal Kingdom. Here is a first look at Animal Kingdom (that is not concept art) This figure, designed by Maria Clapsis will be LE 800 and $44.95. I wonder what animal lurks in the darkness? Davy was designed by [...]
Update: 5/24/11 Today Disney announced a June 10th release date for Angel and Devil 9/3 combo by Thomas Scott (LE 1000) and 9″ Moai by Casey Jones. These figures will be released at both D-Streets. You can see the pictures below. Update: 5/5/11 Today, Disney announced that “Love” “Viking” “Star (Bright)” and “Light Meter” would [...]
The Holiday 2 Corncob
Update: 5/30/11 As noted in the comment below, the closure of the Florida Mall Disney Store is only temporary. Check out the story in the Orlando Sentinel. The store will be renovated to included many interactive features and will reopen in September. A nice sign on the door would have been nice. But two parts of the story [...]
The trading Mystery Boxes at D-Street and World of Disney have reduced in size from 24 cubes to 15. (email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can confirm the change is property wide) The smaller boxes have 3 rows of 5 numbers making them a lot easier for cast members to handle them. Although it does [...]
With the full body shots of Mushu released yesterday and the one from last month of Simba(??) we see that the Tail is a new body feature that will be coming to Vinylmation as part of the Animated 1 set. Back at Trade City 2010 we noticed the tail on Mushu but couldn’t really get [...]
It was teased at Trade City this year, and now it’s come true! Now at the Florida D- Street store there is a clear box where you can trade Vinylmation Jrs! We were at the Festival of the Masters today and we will soon be posting more photos and a new Podcast about our visit, [...]
Here is a fun look inside the NYC Disney Store in Times Square. They have some cool Vinylmation displays and of course are the home of the exclusive Statue of Liberty Minnie. A huge thank you to Dana, author of The Dragyn’s Lair blog for these great pics! Interactive Magic Mirror Hey Taxi display Graffiti [...]
The Holiday 2 St. Patty’s Day
Disney released the Bakery set last Friday and I want to talk to you today about these figures and the feature that surprised me once I opened up the box. This is a 6 figure open window series that retails for $11.95. Not a bad price considering what they could have done. They have charged [...]
This past weekend saw the release of some city specific Vinylmation, one on each coast. The similarities end there however as the New York release was by all accounts a smooth affair. However, the San Francisco release left some unhappy costumers wondering why there were not enough Vinylmation to handle the demand. If you missed it on [...]
I’m sure everyone is in line outside of D-Street this morning for Muppets 2. If you get too many Muppets to carry anything else, you’re in luck. The 9″ Holiday 2 Easter Basket is available at the online Disney Store. The price is $48.95, so if you’re in line now you know the price! Nevermind, [...]
“Here we experience the story of our country’s past… the colorful drama of frontier America in the exciting days of the covered wagon and the stage coach, the advent of the railroad and the romantic riverboat. Frontierland is a tribute to the faith, courage and ingenuity of the pioneers who blazed the trails across America.” [...]
Over at Tomopop.com writer Kristina Pino has put together a quick article on the recent Cutester Too series. Check it out. Ms. Pino has done several articles about vinylmation for Tomopop, and we’ll try to point them out as we see them. Also check them out for news about other collectible toys. Screenshots from Tomopop.com
Check out a new video by Evilos. A year of his artwork, set to music. Very cool.
As if changing the dates, making us wait for the release, retro-actively changing the prices on blog posts and not owning up to it… Disney sent me this today: It’s my TailSpin Vinylmation! But wait! What’s this on the bottom? Are you kidding me Disney!!! You can take the time to jack up the price [...]
“We caught this guy enjoying some cotton candy at the Texas Ranger’s ballpark in Arlington. He really looks to be enjoying his cotton candy. Thought you guys might want to see.” - Scot Moore
The Vinylmation.com blog revealed a first look at an upcoming Sci-Fi themed vinylmation. A green skinned alien! No other information was revealed. Does this have anything to do with Sci-Fi Academy coming to Disneyland? Anyone have any idea the connection to Disney?
Super Rumor- We got word from the twitter friend (@keithkrebs) that Disney’s Vinylmation Villains 1 series may be out in some Disney Stores as early as Friday, January 14th. This comes only one week after the release of the Animation 1 series. Steven Miller told use when we interviewed him last year that they would [...]
We were following the twitters out there, and stumbled upon an interesting tweet that mentioned a custom 9 inch vinylmation and an eBay sale for charity. We were, of course, interested. It turns out that a custom vinylmation artist named Celeste, made and offered up for auction a vinylmation representing Adam Lambert. The piece is [...]
“You are all weirdos!” It’s our highest honor to present, from The Muppet Show, Sam the Eagle, swooping into D-Street stores tomorrow. From the pictures he looks really good. I love the little touches, like the talons on the feet and the single huge eye brow. The painting of the beak on the nose looks [...]
Well, Disney has finally let a piece of valuable info slip. Today Stephen Miller posted a blog about his interview with the Disney Artist responsible for the Flags Set. For a while now we here at Destination Vinylmation have been wondering who the mystery artist behind this series is, and now we know. The mystery [...]
Kermit 3-D 9″ Animal 9″ Today Vinylmation.com announced that the Kermit 3-D and Animal 9″ figures that are part of the Muppets 2 set will be released on August 5th at both D-Streets. Each piece is by Monty Maldovan and will retail for $44.95. There will only be 1500 of each piece. Are you picking [...]
The Animal Kingdom Series Released: Animal Kingdom Florida on 8/27/10 Ape Artist: Dan Howard Brown Bear Artist: Dan Howard Cheetah Artist: Dan Howard Jaguar Artist: Dan Howard Koala Artist: Dan Howard Lion Artist: Dan Howard Musk Ox Artist: Dan Howard Orange Tiger Artist: Dan Howard Panther Artist: Dan Howard White Tiger Artist: Dan Howard Zebra [...]
The D-street store in Orlando had this on display yesterday
SPOILER ALERT! 12/31/10 Thank you @emaereyes for sending us the picture of the Animation 1 Chaser. For all those wishing to see it, click here. For those who want to wait and be surprised, we can tell you, it looks really well designed. Update- 1/7/11 Confirmed 2 of 3 variants for the chaser. The pic [...]
The Pin Connection on eBay has posted this Vinylmation up for sale: There is a Yellow variant version of Happy Lolipops! M.C.’s assumptions were correct! You can see the Blue Happy Lolipops on the right. We knew that was in the set. However, the boxes Cutesters Too came in had this picture: So as it [...]
The Vinylmation Facebook showed a sneak peak of another Holiday 3 Series. (We previously saw the Chanukah figure.) Today they revealed another Valentine 3″. I really like it. I think it’s better then the 9″ Cupid from the Holiday 2 set! What are your thoughts?
Today, Disney announced that Walt Disney World Florida would get another trading night on July 8th. It will be in the Contemporary Resort in the Fantasia J Ballroom from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Woohoo! These have always been a lot of fun. Be sure to be early, last time the line was huge!!!!!!!
Update: 6/24/11 The artofdisney site had a second one of a kind Foose vinylmation on display. This one based on the character Ramone from Pixar’s Cars. The vinyl is based on the flame design from the side of Ramone from the first Cars movie. Like the previous one, there is only ONE of this vinylmation [...]
In today’s clip, Steven talks about the response to replacing the tins with boxes. Special thank you to Steven Miller and Disney. Steven Miller is the Project Manager Disney Trading. He works in Disney Merchandise and heads up trading of Pins and Vinylmation as well as some of the Disney social media sites such as [...]
Today Disney opened up it’s Sneak page and allowed us a viewing of the Goof Troop set by Chris Chapman. We only saw a little bit of the designs in the advertising pictures a month ago, so it’s nice to see the whole figures. Again, no release date set for this set. What do you [...]
On Friday, March 18th from 6-9pm, there will be a Vinylmation trading event in the Contemporary Resort at WDW. In an effort to help out collectors going to the event, we invite you to leave a comment here and/or a post on our Facebook wall and let other collectors out there know what figures you are [...]
You don’t know how lucky you are!
The Holiday 2 Vinylmation blind boxes are back down to $9.95 after seeing a price increase to $12.95 for Park and Urban 5. Disney has been keeping us on our toes with price ups and downs the past couple months, will future blind boxes stay at this price? Did Disney hear our frustration with the [...]
For those of you who were wondering what the back of Prancer looked like, here it is.And if you wanted some hidden Mickeys check out the holly berries on his collar!
Custom designer Evilos (@EvilosArt) has finished his latest project. Borrowing from his previous, Mickey in Carbonite which we post about a little while ago, Evilos has made the figure inside the carbonite removable. Now not only Han Solo can go in, but Darth Vader can win and Luke Skywalker can fall for his trap. Or [...]
While at D-Street this morning picking up my Flag Vinylmation set, I got a chance to snap a photo of the only Urban 9″ we haven’t seen yet. This I’m calling bacon. There is a LE of 600. Look for it soon.
Update: 4/18/11 It looks like everything has been fixed over at the Disney Store Online. They have SINGLE blind boxes of Jr 3′s for $8.95. Get them while you can! Update: 11 AM One of our listeners sent us his receipt for several cases of Jr 3′s for $8.95 a piece. The order was made [...]
Several people were hoping that the Bakery series (released today at D-Street) would be online. It is! Well, kinda. The Marie, Minnie, and Tink cupcakes are available, but not the other three. The price is $11.95.
Nick dropped by D-Street Florida today and got some great shots of the Bakery Series coming out tomorrow. They look so yummy! Nick also got a shot of the poster that confirms the price as $11.95. Whohoo! Which one is your favorite?
Comic-Con was this weekend in San Diego, CA. Funko, who makes Pop! Vinyl figures, had a selection of special LE Disney Pop! Vinyls for sale. Our friend Daniel was at the event. Here is his account. “All of these were sold out by end of day Friday, except Mr. Incredible.” Here are the 9″ Buzz [...]
Apparently the newly shaped mold isn’t the only change we will see to the vinylmation form when the Sea Creatures swim into D-Street on April 22nd. Much like the current arms and head, the feet will now also be removable. Besides the obvious DV Combo Contest possibilities, what does this feature do for Vinylmation? Disney’s [...]
The Holiday 2 Groundhog
Here is a picture of that new 15 cube Vinylmation Mystery Trading Box we talked about last week. As far as I can tell, it’s only at D-Street and World of Disney at Downtown Disney. As of the first post, I wasn’t sure if it was in the parks or not. I was at Magic [...]
The Holiday 2 Chocolate Bunny
We were afraid of this. We heard rumors of a country wide bad guy break out today. And it looks like it is true. Facts are still a bit cloudy right now, things are happening very fast. We are getting in pictures from eye witnesses as we speak. Villains are being spotted around the country… [...]
Congratulations Sabrina, from Utah, for winning the Evilos contest. Your vinylmation is on it’s way. Thank you to everyone else who participated, and keep a look/ear out, for Combo Contest #2. It should be very soon!
Update: 3/7/11 11:30 PM A Pin collection that resembles this series (but isn’t called Bakery) surfaced. See farther down this post for analysis. Update: 3/7/11 We enjoyed drawing up the mock versions of the two Mouse cupcakes, that we wanted to try another. This is the only other one we are positive about. “Cheshire Cupcake” [...]
Nick was able to snap this quick pic of Carl Fredricksen and his famous house flying by the EPCOT Spaceship Earth earlier this morning.
Update: 5/13/11 It looks like we were wrong. It’s only a two pack (like Wall-E and the Disney Afternoons). Lightning and Matar. Still cool though, and now we worry that it might be a limited edition like the other two-packs. The figures look great though! (Pic thanks to @CFOnDemand) Disney confirmed there will be a [...]
Update: 4/7/11 On a hunch, we contacted our friend @milkyjoe75 and asked him to take a picture of the back of his 1st Visit 3″. Look what he found! Hong Kong also gets it’s own variant. We assume that this means there is one for Disneyland Paris also, and have contacted our friend in France [...]
An update to the Disney Vinylmation site has us lost. Yesterday we reported that the Park 6 series was to be released on April 1st, as seen written on the picture page for all the Park 6 figure turn arounds. Now that piece of information has been replaced with the words, “Coming Soon”. Does this [...]
Disney today has posted some new, official Disney Store Online purchase limits for Limited Edition Vinylmation products. This announcement comes 1 week after Disney’s Presidential Customer Service department called me about an online survey I filled out about my online ordering experience. On the tails of Goof Troop and other debacles, I’m sure they have received many such [...]
Chris sent in these two pictures. What a trading day at MK he had on Thursday! WDW 40th Cast Trader Variants only found by trading with Cast Members at the Parks
By DV Contributor RMThompson First, let me preface this entire article by telling you that I love trading in the parks. I really don’t ever want to see Vinylmation trading disappear, and if we HAD to keep it in its current form (flaws included) or not have it at all, I’d take the flawed version any day. [...]
While at Star Wars Weekend on Saturday, I couldn’t find any trace of Star Wars Vinylmation at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. But I did find this… The 8 figures from this first series will be released this fall in 2 figure combo packs and will retail for $18.95. You can check out the full review for [...]
Most of us depend on trades to enhance our own Vinylmation collection, so the more options we have for trade locations, the better. This article will explore the most common trading practices, locations, and suggestions. For those collectors who live in Florida, it is a bit easier to trade on Disney properties like the Magic [...]
Update: 1/16/11 The winner are announced and the gallery of entries is here. Update: 1/14/11 The entries are all in. We are voting, and the results will be announced on the podcast this weekend. Check the site later this weekend for the gallery page of all the submissions. For those of you who don’t listen [...]
Update: 5/26/11 The contest is over! Lots of great entries. We’ll be looking them all over this weekend and announcing our winners then. Thanks to everyone who entered the contest, and everyone who retweeted and followed us so they could win that prize as well!! Update: 5/19/11 Less then a week left in the competition. [...]
Almost 100 entries… 282 arms… 152 heads… 17 Hats… 9 pairs of glasses… 8 Lincolns… 7 Buzz… 2 Claws… Lots of creativity. We had so many entries, we had to find a way to acknowlage as many as we could. So we created a some categories: Best Combo Figure, Best Group, Best Word Play, Best [...]
First off, a big thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Every entry was awesome and very creative. We were constantly amused and blown away each time we opened our email up. We look forward to the next time we have this contest, and to all the contests we will have in the future. Listen [...]
If you happen to be in San Diego this week for Comic Con, check out some of the cool Disney Pop Vinyl exclusives that will be sold there. Warning: If you aren’t at the Sand Diego Comic Con DO NOT LOOK AT THESE. YOU WILL WANT THEM! The 9″ Metallic Maleficent will be sold for [...]
We came across a contest on Facebook today. We are not involved in this contest in any way, but we thought it was a cool thing to share with everyone. Vinylmation Customations is giving away a Free 3″ Custom Vinylmation to a lucky Facebook fan. We have meet Vinylmation Customations at WDW trade shows before [...]
I went to the trade show last night at WDW (as seen in the post last night), and while I was walking around looking for something cool to trade I spotted the following Custom Vinylmations. Squirt Flower These amazing customs are the creation of Shaun Myers. I love the detail work on both pieces. The [...]
People can no longer complain that we are just collecting little figures that take up shelf space… Vinylmation are now functional. Want a cool drink? Vinylmation is there. Want a yummy chocolate treat for your next Disney party? Yep, Vinylmation can help you with that now too. It was announced today that those mysterious Vinylmation [...]
Today at the Online Disney Store everything has gone as expected. The Sea Creatures, Muppets 2, and 9″/3″ Urban 6 Gumball Machine and Kid all appeared online this morning. As of this posting each of these is still available! The 9″/3″ Urban 6 Gumball Machine and Kid by Caley Hicks and Maria Clapsis are an [...]
The Disney Cruise Line has another Vinylmation in it’s family. This one is celebrating the inaugural trip to Alaska for the Disney Wonder. It is designed by Maria Clapsis and is LE 2500. Thanks to Brad for these great pictures. As you can see, it comes packaged in a commemorative box. The figure looks like a totem [...]
The bakery series. A group of us were talking at D-Street yesterday, while we waiting for the Duck Tales release, and the topic of the bakery series came up. We discussed the frosting and how much larger it seemed then the actual vinylmation. We projected that this frosting might be an additional piece, similar to [...]
The Cutester 1 Series Released on 12/22/09 Apple Artist: Lisa Badeen Bumble Bee Artist: Lisa Badeen Critters Artist: Lisa Badeen Crowned Hearts Artist: Lisa Badeen Cupcake Artist: Lisa Badeen Ladybug Artist: Lisa Badeen Minnie’s Dress Artist: Lisa Badeen Nested Doll Artist: Lisa Badeen Owl Artist: Lisa Badeen The Three Good Fairies Artist: Lisa Badeen Hearts [...]
Dan Beltran’s Cutesters Like You series is no online for purchase. You can get individual blind boxes for $9.95 each, or get a whole tray (with a guaranteed chaser) online for $238.80
One year ago… Kick Ass and How to Train Your Dragon were leading the box office. Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Kesha’s “Tik Tok” we topping the music charts. Park 4 had just hit store shelves. It was April 16th, 2010 and a new store just opened in the West Side of Downtown Disney [...]
As part of D-Street’s 1st Birthday, Artists Maria Clapsis, Eric Caszatt, Casey Jones, and Doug Strayer were on hand to sign Vinylmation. Right off the bat we’d like to thank them for the time they took out of their weekend to come to D-Street to celebrate it’s birthday. It means a lot to your fans [...]
Update: 4/11/11 First, Disney announced Doug Strayer (Nerds Rock!) will also be attending this event. Also, a pirate vinylmation has appeared. It’s by Casey Jones. This is interesting timing, if this is the pirate that Art of Disney says will be released one May 21st. Interesting….. While Californians are waiting to talk to Monty about [...]
In addition to the known Noah one-of-a-kind Vinylmation, the D23 website hinted to other Vinylmation at the August Expo in Anaheim. The wrote “Take home a piece of the magic from this year’s D23 Expo, with an assortment of merchandise including apparel, headwear, pins and Vinylmation™. ” And displayed this picture: They also talked about [...]
3/4/11 Nerds on DisneyStore.com. Daisy isn’t even listed! And Mickey, Chip, and Dale are all sold out.
At the WDW Trading Event, we were told that the 9″ Park 6 Davy Crockett would be out mid-August. Today, on the Disney Vinylmation Facebook page we saw a July 29 release date announced. Look for Davy and his hat at both D-Streets in just a couple weeks!
The Event page of the Disney Vinylmation Blog announced releases for Disneyland on January 28th. They will get the Flags set that day. Disneyland will also get the Frontierland 9″ for the 55th Anniversary of of Disneyland. Here’s another look at it. There will only be 555 of these. The artist is Alex Maher.
A few months back, we showed you a peak of some new Disney Cruise Line Vinylmation. One among the bunch was a figure available aboard the Disney Magic on the new Mediterranean Cruise. We didn’t really get a good look at it in the display case, but Vinylmation World has posted some great turnaround pics of this [...]
“Fantasyland is dedicated to the young at heart and to those who believe that when you wish upon a star, your dreams come true.” – Walt Disney Another wonderful depiction of a vintage Disneyland poster has been released in Vinylmation form. Fantasyland is the 3rd in a 5 figure 9″ series released to celebrate Disneyland’s [...]
So much to talk about from the last few weeks. I recap my coverage of D23 Destination D: WDW 40th event. It was an amazing weekend, and I will take you inside the convention walls. I review the new Star Tours atraction at Hollywood Studios. It was an exhaustive day, but I meet all the [...]
Download the latest episode of the Destination Disney Radio Show. This week we look into how Disney cast members are trained to handle crisis like the earthquake in Japan that affected Tokyo Disney. We are joined by the former Executive VP of Operations at Walt Disney World, Lee Cockerell, who was there on 9/11 and [...]
In this week’s episode of Destination Disney… The new Mickey Mouse meet and greet opens at the Magic Kingdom and we tell you all about it. Adams uncovers some secrets to the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts refurb and a web post hints at what to expect from Star Tours 2. Kindom Royal Rumble puts Dumbo [...]
Kingdom Keepers author Ridley Pearson stops by to tell us all about his fourth book in the series and what he thinks, and knows, about the future of guest interaction and technology at the Disney parks. We talk to Josey Miller from TripAdvisor.com about things to do besides Disneyland in Anaheim, CA and why they [...]
Disney just raised ticket prices, we tackle the whys and ask if you would give up some new park elements for consistant and lower ticket prices at times. We also what other guest cost like food and rooms are doing. Also, Doug Ingersol, author of The Complete Idiots Guide to WDW stops by to talk [...]
It’s our first podcast and we jump right in with News and Release Dates, mention our opinion of some newly released sets like the New York Exclusives and the incredibly cool Ice Tray, then follow up with a heavy hitter, our full review of Urban 5, released just days ago! It’s even spoiler free for [...]
Destination Vinylmation Ep. 002 Creepy Wallpaper It’s a week early, but we had so much info to share from the Festival of the Masters that we couldn’t wait. Check it out and leave us your impressions.
Destination Vinylmation Ep. 003 Electric Light Parade It’s here! The interview with Steven Miller of Disney along with Nick and M.C.’s thoughts on all he had to say. We also keep you updated with the latest news and releases like always. Tell us what you think, as well as your reactions to the things Steven [...]
Destination Vinylmation Ep. 004 Figmouse This episode we review the EPCOT Holiday Vinylmation, all 3 Watch Sets (guess which one is out favorite) and spend the last half talking about the newly released Holiday 2 set. Also included are free reviews of Epic Mickey, plus all the news and announcements you would expect! Let us [...]
Ep. 013 El Raton A big episode this week. Disney Artist Chris Chapman (Disney Afternoons) stops by to tell us about the creative process behind Vinylmation, his creations and much more. We chat about the potential Cutesters Too Variants. We review Jr Series 3 Good Luck Bad Luck. Of course we also deliver the latest [...]
Another unfortunate happening in the Vinylmation community. Edith sent us an email with links to more Hong Kong eBay auctions. This time for Darkwing Duck Disney Afternoons. This seller is listing both Darkwing and Gosalyn Mallard separately. As you can see, like the previous Hong Kong auctions, the figures are scuffed up. And in this [...]
As part of the news today about the new form of Vinylmation, Disney released this figure. He is the Dirt Foot Pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. This pirate has stuck in my head since I was a little kid. I am always afraid to look up at him when passing under the [...]
Copyright Disney We first saw Doug and Porkchop as some “dumpster dives” on eBay, now Disney has official given us some product shots and a release date. This Chris Chapman designed set will be an Online exclusive and will hit the Disney Store Online on July 29. Doug is LE 1000 and retails for $26.95. [...]
On Thursday, we posted an article talking about Disney’s new line of Pop! Vinyl figures and our thoughts on a few of them. Today we give you the POV of an expert in the vinyl collectible world. Kristina Pino is a writer for the collectible toy website Tomopop.com. On our next podcast, she will be [...]
Welcome Vinylmation fans. This is the third edition of the DSO, Disney Store Online, report. This week there are, not surprisingly, quite a few additions and subtractions to the DSO, with additional Combo Packs, mystery boxes, and quite a few 9”s added. Check out the Report after the jump
Today, at DisneyStore.com: All 8 Nerds Rock! are avaialble for $9.95 a piece. For those procrastinatiors, Urban 3 Cases ($139.95) and singles ($5.99) are still available and on sale. All 8 WDW 40th Anniversary figures are avaialable at $12.95 a piece. The elusive USA Flag is available for $9.95. There are still some Jacks from [...]
Right next to Muppets Star Wars was a sign displaying the 5th series of the Disney Star Wars line of figures. This is where they take classic Disney characters and and put them into the Star Wars universe. Before Vinylmation, these were my favorite Disney collectibles. Looks like this one has a decidedly Clone Wars [...]
Last week, we featured Disney Store Artist Enrique Pita in our “Spotlight On” series. Today, the Disney Parks Blog released a great interview with Enrique. They also released this look at Enrique’s Robots concept art. Look closely at the NOT released Robots. We already heard hints that a Series 2 will be on the way. [...]
Here is a quick look at some new and still available Vinylmation at the Disney Store Online Bacon just became available today online and at D-Street. Maria Clapsis’s Orange Bear was also released today and is in stores and online. Simba was at D-Street today, but reports say it always read “Sold Out” online despite [...]
Hey there Vinylmation fans. This is the first edition of the Disney Store Online Report. For those living next to one of the two U.S. Disney parks or one of the Disney stores throughout the country, purchasing Vinylmations is fairly convenient. However, a great number of Vinylmation fans don’t live within driving distance of the [...]
Hey there Vinylmation fans. Welcome to the second edition of the DSO (Disney Store Online) report. In the past 2 days, Disney has made a few significant changes to their online store including posting some larger Vinylmation sets as well as price reductions. In case you missed out on the first DSO report, which can [...]
Hello Vinylmation fans. In this week’s DSO report we’ll be going over the new Urban 6 9”s, a few price variants, and unfortunately a few sell outs as well. Introducing At around 1 A.M. last Friday the Urban 6’s made their way onto the shelves of the Disney Store Online. Varying from Vikings to Light [...]
Hey there Vinylmation fans. The Disney Store is filled with new products, discounts, and a wide array of products that are gone this week; all of which will be covered here in this week’s DSO Report. Introducing The sun burned, sandal wearing, Independence Day Holiday 2 9” Vinylmation, designed by Tyler Dumas and a LE [...]
Welcome Vinylmation fans. This week on the DSO report we have a select group of cupcakes from the Bakery series making their way online, the departure of a few 9”s, and a new “Pinned” category. Introducing: We learned this morning at around 1 a.m. that three of the six cupcakes from the 3” Bakery series, [...]
This morning at 3 AM (EST) I went to check out the DisneyStore.com and look what popped up. Usually when they update the products the store does not shut, so this must mean something bigger is happening. Any ideas? Do you think Vinylmation will have anything to do with it? How long will it last? [...]
As of right now at the Disney Store Online: All 8 of the Nerds in the Nerds Rock! set were available yesterday online for $9.95 each. Today however, everyone but Minnie Mouse is Sold Out. (We have to believe they will come back soon) The 9″ Park 5 Goofy’s Barnstormer and Retro Disneyland figures released [...]
Well first off, Urban 6 and Urban 6 combo packs are online (we never were told what day they would arrive there.) Urban 6 Blind Box – $11.95 Urban 6 Combo Pack – $24.95 Also there is a sale on Big Eyes. Each one is only $7.99 All 12 are still available at 11 AM [...]
Update: 4/2/11 As of Midnight, the Park 6 figures and combo topper never made it on the site. The Vinylmation Events page had had them scheduled for a online release on the 1st, but that was deleted late this week. Who knows when they will appear online, Juniors 3 was supposed to be online weeks [...]
from Disney Store ANAHEIM, Calif. – August 8, 2011 – The spotlight will shine on Disney Store’s spectacular product lines at the D23 Expo, held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. from August 19-21. Disney Store will treat fans to a sneak peek of its fall and holiday 2011 products, as well as offer [...]
Today at the Online Disney Store everything has gone as expected. The Sea Creatures, Muppets 2, and 9″/3″ Urban 6 Gumball Machine and Kid all appeared online this morning. As of this posting each of these is still available! The 9″/3″ Urban 6 Gumball Machine and Kid by Caley Hicks and Maria Clapsis are an [...]
Today is the day. Disneyland Passholders can purchase Ariel and Goofy passholder exclusive Vinylmation. Cynthia sent us a picture of the line: “Was in line at 4:45 am. Everyone so far has a wristband. Good times.”
This Friday December 17th fans will be able to purchase The Mad Hatter Vinylmation 9″ online at the DisneyStore.com. We all know the Mad Hatter, but this post will focus on the less talked about 3″ that accompanies Hatter, the Dormouse from Alice in Wonderland. Did you know, the Dormouse in Disney’s 1951 animated classic Alice in [...]
Our friend Aranya, over in France, got her hands on the Park 6 set when they released it last Friday (along with the TRON and Sushi set). In it she found this cool variant of the Wet Paint Donald. Makes a lot of sense right? Aranya says they cost 12.95 Euros. Could this be a [...]
Update: Noon- The Doug set is now sold out. According to @VMKingdom, they were gone at 3:45 AM. So they were on sale for about 25 minutes. I hope more people got them this time because of the limits! Did you get one?? The update was a little late, almost 3:20 AM before it arrived, [...]
Update: Thanks for everyone who reminded me (MC) that vinylmation.com said the 9″ Park 6 would be delayed back on the 20th. Thank you! Update: We just realized that both 9″ Park 6 figures that came out in D-Streets stores today were also supposed to show up online. (See above screen shot from July 7th). [...]
Regardless of price, this set is pretty cool. here’s a first look at our Duck Tales set out of the box (Although the design on the back of the box is very cool, just like with Tail Spin) Check out the removable top hat (the third top hat in vinylmation). I also really like that [...]
Update: 4/2/11 The Art of Disney DLR page had this graphic and confirmed the price as $26.95. Also worth noting, the small print saying “2 sets per guest, per day”. Update: 3/25/11 Disney Events page officially posts the April 8th release date we announced earlier in the week. Thanks to J for pointing it out. [...]
Being released tomorrow, April 8th, is the 2nd set in the Disney Afternoons Series: Duck Tales! The set is designed by Chris Chapman and will be releases periodically through the next couple of month. But tomorrow is the release of DuckTales, and today we got a chace to see the turnarounds of both chracters! Launchpad [...]
Update: 4/8/11 It has been brought to our attention our wording may have been misleading. I never meant to imply Duffy-shaped vinyl will replace Mickey-shaped vinyl. I know that is not what Disney meant, but my quick wording late last night of this article may have given that impression. I corrected the wording below and [...]
While picking up our Sea Creatures, we saw that all four of the recent ear hats on sale. Both urban 7 hats are LE of 1000 and priced at $69.95. The animal hat is $69.95. The donut hole hat is $69.95.
We just want to put a warning out there to Vinylmation collectors. We advise you DO NOT purchase Vinylmation from eBay seller MAXTOYSHOPS. This is the seller from Hong Kong that has come up recently with some sketchy items for sale (Alice in Wonderland, Darkwing Duck). His items, by all accounts, are not legitamite. They [...]
Picture Copyright Disney Today vinylmation.com released real shots of The Florida Project vinylmation. You can check them all out at the site, but the most interesting, and freshest part of the announcement was a picture of the box the Empress Lily will come it. I love the colors of The Florida Project!
Disney’s Vinylmation Facebook page hit another milestone, 8200 fans. And as predicted, 1982 being the year EPCOT opened, we saw the release of some special EPCOT Vinylmation Concept Art. No indication if these are 3″ or 9″. No release dates or edition sizes either. Just some fun teases to keep an eye out for. Maybe [...]
We had some fun with messing around with our new Star Wars. This outfit was inspired by Star Wars IV: A New Hope. “Uh, negative, negative. We have a, a reactor leak here, ah, now. Give us a few minutes to lock it down. Large leak, very dangerous.”
This is the contest post. If you don’t know about it, check out Evilos’ Evil Giveaway Rules. You have til midnight EST to leave a comment to be entered into the contest. Good luck! First, we wanted to thank Evilos again. Check out the cool Evil Kermit above. We are giving this one away, but [...]
We received our Villains 9″/Jr combos today. Which one is your favorite? What do you think about Disney releasing these limited edition figures in select Disney stores? What is the most fair way to allow collectors to get limited edition items? Keep them at D-Streets or put them online? Maleficent 9″ and Princess Aurora Jr [...]
Last week we got an email from Sabrina. You might remember her as the winner of the Evilos’ Evil Kermit Contest back on April 15th. She sent the following pictures, along with a few kind words. “I got my Vinylmation yesterday! It is amazing- and it is a 9 inch! I was totally expecting a [...]
A while back we posted about the custom Mickey in Carbonite we bought from Evilos, showing a picture we took of Boba Fett pushing him to his ship. Evilos has one-uped us by creating one rad diorama with several of the Star Wars Vinylmation characters and his custom Carbonite figure. As always he fills the [...]
Thanks to custom artist Evilos, we have the great opportunity to hold a contest to give away a free Evilos Evil Kermit custom. *Not actual figure. You’ll see that Tomorrow in the contest post. Coinciding with the highly anticipated Muppets 2 Vinylmation series, on Friday, April 15th, we will be holding a comment contest; the [...]
Well, there’s more out there. After learning about London, NYC, and San Fransisco exclusives, today @TheRealWeinbeez pointed us to the DisneyPinForum.com where Stitch2814 posted a picture of an exclusive Dublin vinylmation. Dublin Shamrocks Looks pretty cool. Reminds me of the St. Patrick’s Day pieces from the Holidays series. So what city do you think the [...]
Update: 5/28/11 This London Disney Store on Oxford St. had it’s Grand Opening today. It is the largest Disney Store in Europe. Check out this new store at DisneyBrit.com. Here is a turn around of the London Exclusive 9″ Double Decker Bus Vinylmation: I have to say, although I really like the overall design of [...]
The Holiday 2 Eyeballs
Here is a look at the back of the 9″ Park 5 Sorcerer Mickey Vinylmation: Fantasmic! first appeared in Disneyland in 1992, Disney’s Hollywood (then MGM) Studios in 1998 and is set to premier at Tokyo Disney later this Spring. The show is a little different at both parks and has a runtime of 22-26 [...]
The latest rumor (unconfirmed, but the flyer looks like it’s from Disney) is that Hong Kong is getting it’s own exclusive Vinylmations. They will be part of the 5th Anniversary Celebration called, “Celebration in the Air”. The 9″ Castle Mickey is a Hong Kong exclusive. It will be a Limited Edition of 1000 and only [...]
Well it’s been a long time since we’ve gotten any info from Disney, but late last night the Events page informed us of a lot of new things, coming in just 8 days! First off: Everyone in California, once again the WDW 40th Anniversary will be delayed another week. That means that this Friday (the [...]
Today we found out a couple of Vinylmation that will be released in D-Street stores in Florida and California on February 4th. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Disney is releasing the Holiday 2 9″ Cupid. Super cute. The little guy even has some 2 o’clock shadow on his cheeks. (Click photo to enlarge). I [...]
Now that we have the latest Vinylmations in hand and in pictures, we thought it would be interesting to compare the Figment from Park 1 to his latest edition as part of the Park 5 set. Park 1 Fig Mouse by Maria Clapsis Park 5 Tux Figment also by Maria Clapsis Both are 3″ figures. [...]
Last week we heard a rumor about a LE set of 2000 called Black and White. The set was said to be by Sarah Matthews, and oddly enough, you are linked to the Disney Store page when you search for “Sarah Matthews disney artist” in Google! Sarah also runs “Orange Blossom Ink” with a fellow [...]
It looks like our NYC Reporter Lori and her family are inside the new store and we will be posting all the photos as they come. Destination Vinylmation Exclusive A first look at what appears to be the BACK of a large display model of the 9″ Hey, Taxi NYC Disney Store exclusive. (confirmed!) While [...]
The Disney Store was kind enough to send us over a Vinylmation Robot to share with you today. We were like a couple of nerdy sci-fi geeks when we got this package in the mail. We carefully opened the vintage style blind box. Then ripped apart the foil to uncover… Steampunk Bot! This C3-P0 look [...]
A BIG “thank you” to one of our listeners and twitter friend: TheRealWeinbeez, for these great pictures. You made us first on the web with the following: Here is a first look at the backs of the Vinylmation: And the Fronts: Here is the inside of the box: And the front: Here is an up [...]
Yesterday, (well technically today because it was blank all yesterday) Disney posted this sneak peak at the Urban 7 line. At first it wasn’t too interesting, we already knew the the alien and the penguin with the fish were part of the set. But then it hit me. That alien is different then the one [...]
Still yet another variant in Urban 7 series. Several people let us know that ebay had this Clear Paint Splatter. If you want this one, groebuck is trying to sell it now for $175. Thanks to everyone who pointed us to this!
Nick and MC are battling for the chance to NOT stand in the line for Star Wars Vinylmation. Both hosts took pictures of the Animation 1 set and have submitted them for your judgment. The loser has to stand in line on Thursday night to pick up both people’s Star Wars set, the winner gets [...]
Last Friday, along with all the other crazy things that happened, Disney released the Urban 6 Mickey Ear Hats. Nick bought the Gumball Hat. We really liked the ears, espeically when it was revealed that they would have plastic balls that could move around. Check out the heavy plastic piece for the machine knob. Both [...]
As a thank you to their fans over at facebook, the DisneyStore has offered a great discount this weekend. At both the brick and mortar stores, as well as the store online, you can get 20% off the entire order (minus a free special items). We even have confirmation from Disney that vinylmation are included [...]
For about the price of a Disneyland 1 Day Park Hopper, you will soon be able to buy a Booklet of Disneyland A-E Tickets!… only catch is they are Vinylmation and probably will not get you admission into the parks. But it’s a great looking set in a collectible box that will be available starting [...]
The Disney Vinylmation Blog recently released a picture of an upcoming Disneyland Passholder Exclusive Goofy’s Sky School Vinylmation. Here are some pictures and background info on this exciting piece. First, take a look at the Vinylmation up against some Disney Imagineer concept art for the attraction that is being built right now at the California Adventure: [...]
More news for today. This Captain Donald set we have seen before, but now we know that it is designed by Lisa Badeen and comes along with a a special Vinylmation Jr (those things are everywhere!) The bronze one depicts the statue you will see when you first enter the ship, and the other is [...]
Today the Vinylmation Blog gave us our next release date. One March 11th, the 3rd Juniors Series will be released in D-Streets Florida and California. It will later be released online at the Disney Store on March 18th. The series is entitled, “Good Luck / Bad Luck” and we assume, like past Junior Series, it [...]
Goof Troop is sold out. In approximately 10 minutes. At 4 AM in the morning. (EST) During the 2 hour break I took for sleep. From all reports it sounds like there was no limit to the amount you could purchase. And while this is an oversight on Disney’s part, let’s take a moment to [...]
The official Disney Vinylmation Blog has just released a look at the backs of the 9″ Park 5 Goofy’s Barnstormer and Retro Disneyland figures. Here is our take: Retro Disneyland Artis: Monty Maldovan LE: 800 Release Date: February 25th Where: D-Street in Orlando and CA I was on the fence about this one, mostly because [...]
More updates from our NYC reporter Lori. Another exclusive here at Destination Vinylmation. The back of the the Graffiti Limited edition NYC Disney Store exclusive. Check it out! On the top is the night sky with a skyline of NYC. Then the rest of the body is a red brick wall with graffiti (hense the [...]
Update: 11:40 PM According to the vinylmation.com event page, Sea Creatures and Muppets 2 will also be coming out online tomorrow. So stay up late or get up early to buy some of these! (Thanks Playwright for the addition heads up!) We just read that the Urban 6 9″/3″ combo of the Gumball Machine and [...]
Destination Vinylmation was allowed an exclusive hands on with the new Vinylmation mold this morning at D-Street. We also had the chance to talk to Vinylmation Project Manager Donald Ferro. This weekend on the DV podcast, we will share with you the complete interview with Donald, including Disney’s take on the new mold, but first, [...]
It’s Disney Artist Eric Caszett’s Birthday! We gathered some friends together to celebrate.
You made it 88 years! Congrats! Love everything you gave to us. Now…. When can we see your fabulous characters in Vinylmation form? Please say soon!
3″ Holiday Series 2 will be released on December 3rd at Downtown Disney in Orlando and California. Here is a look at the figures from August’s Trade City show: I’m most excited for the Groundhog and the 4th of July Patriot. How about you?
Looks like Clover from Holiday 2 already made it down to Raglan Road in Downtown Disney
Sorry it took so long to get our Thanksgiving Day post up. I was enjoying the family, food, football and Taylor Swift special. And by the time I went to take the pic, all the turkey was gone! So I snapped a pic of my late night leftover snack.
Lots of news today with the release of Muppets 2. One of the smaller stories however is this one. In the past, anytime a figure has come with a hat (or cap, or wizard’s thingie) thehat has been on the figure’s head. With Muppets 2 the hats come in little plastic bags and are packaged [...]
If there is one thing I found out about the Disney Store online is they provide super fast shipping. If you ordered Monday, you probably received your Mad Hatter Vinylmation today. If you haven’t ordered one yet, here it is, up close and personal.
The Holiday 2 Peep
Disney today announced some details of the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean series. It will be a blind box set based on the theme park attraction and will have 11 characters with 1 mystery chaser. Although this series is not based on the movie, a Jack Sparrow chaser is a real possibility… as he was [...]
Now for the photos of the real 9″ Hey, Taxi NYC Disney Store exclusive! (The previous pics were from the statue inside the store) It’s slightly different from the statue but somethings are much more clear. Here’s the back… I think the 9″ head clearly shows the World Trade Center towers better then the statue’s [...]
I found this hard to spot Hidden Mickey the other day on this Urban 5 figure: What other Hidden Mickeys have you found? You can comment here or post your Vinylmation Hidden Mickey pictures to: http://www.facebook.com/DestinationVinylmation
The Holiday 1 Series Released on 9/10/09 American Flag Artist: Rachael Sur Baby New Year Artist: Rachael Sur Christmas Tree Mickey Artist: Randy Noble Cooked Turkey Artist: Randy Noble Easter Egg Bunny Artist: Maria Clapsis Ghost Mickey Artist: Rachael Sur Glow Bat Artist: Dan Howard Leprechaun Artist: Rachael Sur Melty the Snowman Artist: Maria Clapsis [...]
Thanksgiving is almost here, so most of us are getting into the holiday mood. I bet most of you just received your Holiday 2 Snowglobe 9″ in the past couple days? I just put mine up on the bookshelf next to Prancer 9″. Remember, the Holiday 2 set of 3″ figures comes out next Friday, [...]
As to avoid spoilers, please click to link to the Holiday 2 chaser (I like it, do you?) http://ow.ly/i/63NG
The Holiday 2 Series Released: D-Street Florida and California on 12/03/10 Candy Cane Artist: April Kelly Chocolate Bunny Artist: April Kelly Clovers Artist: April Kelly Corn Cob Artist: Monty Maldovan Easter Chick Rachael Sur Eyeball Randy Noble Groundhog Artist: Maria Clapsis Jack O Lantern Artist: April Kelly Love Artist: April Kelly Mardi Gras Artist: April [...]
Here’s what it looks like this morning as we enter D-Street. Just to the right of this is the Ice Tray sets. Too cold a day for Ice
Along with Muppets 2, this Eric Caszatt designed Vinylmation will be for sale this Friday, April 15th. Easter Basket is the next to last 9″ Holiday 2 design to the hit the shelves. This colorful piece represents an Easter basket sitting on some grass with Easter eggs surrounding it and one big one sitting inside [...]
In today’s clip, Steven talks about the design stages of Vinylmation. Special thank you to Steven Miller and Disney. Steven Miller is the Project Manager Disney Trading. He works in Disney Merchandise and heads up trading of Pins and Vinylmation as well as some of the Disney social media sites such as the Disney Vinylmation [...]
The Disney Vinylmation Blog announced we are getting our Birthday Cake Vinylmation on December 10th ($44.95 LE 1000)… but it is not edible. You never know after the ice cube trays (release date: December 3). This figure looks delicious, and it looks like a Disney Design Artist stole a piece out of the back!
Update: 8:30 PM As of now, Tailspin is sold out in the Disney Store. Update: 1:43 PM Tailspin is now available. Spin it Spin it Spin it. And the price has been raised to $26.95!!! Update: 12:25 PM I wrote this almost 12 hours ago to express my joy over ordering Tailspin. That soon faded [...]
Announced today were two exclusive vinylmation for San Fransisco. Both will be released on June 26th (the same day as the 3″ Hey Taxi in NYC). Both will also be exclusives to the Stockton Street Disney Store. First up, another Tinned 3″. Woohoo! This time it’s a cable car. It looks awesome. I must have [...]
As we rumored a few weeks back, the Times Square NYC Disney Store did in fact release another 3″ exclusive today and our friend the Playwright was there. I “Mickey Head” NY in a tin This I “Mickey Head” NY is a 3″ version of a 9″ figure that was released a few months ago. [...]
Here is an up close look at the Ice Cube tray exclusive 3″ Vinylmation. It’s is like a Clear Vinylmation with a frosty look to it. And two eyes, a nose and a mouth visible on the head. I would say I can’t wait to freeze up some Vinylmation shaped ice cubes and sip a [...]
The Ice Cube Tray Vinylmation Released on 12/3/10 Ice Cube Tray Mickey Artist: ??
Needless to say this eBay auction turned a few heads the other day. Thanks to Brad for giving us the heads up. eBay seller JMPERRIN from Michigan sold this Red Balloon chaser. Hey, at least he offered Free Shipping! Not many of these list too often, so it’s hard to get a full picture of [...]
I had the chance to speak with Steven Miller, Project Manager Disney Trading, at the Festival of the Masters at WDW this past weekend. Steven is a man of many hats… he works in Disney Merchandise and heads up trading of Pins and Vinylmation as well as some of the Disney social media sites such [...]
The Holiday 2 Love
Disney will release a couple 9″ Park 5 figures today at D-Street Orlando and CA. Goofy’s Barnstormer and Retro Disneyland. Check out some pictures here. They are also available right now online. Retail price is $44.95 and they are limited to 2 per customer. Screenshot from the Online Disney Store Also remember, Disney has pushed [...]
No really, Junior Vinylmation are tiny. Series 4 was teased today with a tweet by Vinylmation Designer Thomas Scott. Only a few hours later, vinylmation.com is confirming the series. Each one of the pieces in the Juniors 4 set will be related to the “It’s a Small World” ride. The series is by Thomas Scott [...]
Vinylmation Park, Urban and Steampunk… or Steampark, as Disney terms it… watches were released at D-Street today. Steampunk and Urban come with a $150 price tag. Park retails for $125. All 3 are a Limited Edition of 750 each. Here are some first pictures and partial reviews: (listen to Destination Vinylmation podcast episode 4 coming [...]
Update: 9:15 PM First visual confirmation of $12.95 Disney Store Price. Thank you Sharon from Illinois and Cliff from Florida. Update: 3:00 PM We got our Muppets 2 at D-Street. We’ve been hearing (see comments) that they are selling for $12.95 in Disney Stores. I just called our local store and they are saying the Muppets [...]
Update: 3/12/11 We got a response from Maria, “The yellow jacks and pink bubbles were just concepts. I had presented some variants and not all of them were chosen to go forward with. The concept art was just for fun!” So that answers our question. There are only the three variants in Cutesters Too, although [...]
Update: 1/20/11 We added the online exclusive Car and Driver combo. Several 9″ Vinylmation will be released on January 21st 2011. In both D-Streets: Urban #5 – Moon 9″ Artist: Doug Strayer LE 1000 (The moon glows!) Urban #5 – Drippy 9″ Artist: Thomas Scott LE 1000 Urban #5 – Hidden 28 9″ Artist: Susan [...]
The much anticipated Dreamfinder 9″ Figment 3″ combo Vinylmation was released today at D-Street Orlando and California! This is a perfect use of the 9″, 3″ combo and the detailed depiction of these two Disney fan favorites in spot on. Dreamfinder and Figment were the stars of the former Journey into Imagination ride at EPCOT. [...]
Good Luck or Bad Luck? That is the question Disney asks us with the upcoming Jr.’s 3 set. Horseshoes, lucky clovers, black cats and broken mirrors will all be part of this themed set in which half of the vinyls are good and the other half are bad luck! What images to you think are [...]
Disney announced a slew of information today, and one of the big things was the information of several vinylmation being released on June 10th. First up: Goof Troop will be available online only from the disneystore.com The artist is Chris Chapman and the set has a LE of 1000. The 9″ Urban 6 Moai Statue [...]
Today, while as we discovered the London exclusives, Disney announced several new “location” themed exclusives. The first is a 3″ version of “Hey Taxi!” It will be released exclusively at the Times Square Disney Store in NYC on June 26th. The design is by Jim Valeri, who also designed the original 9″ figure. And the [...]
Also released today is the Kali River Rapids figure. This ride is from Animal Kingdom, which makes sense because it was a reward for reaching 9,800 followers on the Vinylmation Facebook. (1998 is the year Animal Kingdom opened). Originally the name for this ride was Tiger Rapids Run, which makes a lot of sense since [...]
Update: 5/4/11 8:06 AM EST – SOLD OUT at the Disney Store Online. We also got a better look at the charm that comes with this 9″ figure. It’s in the shape of Minnie’s bow. Update: 5/4/11 3:45 AM Today is the day Kidada’s vinyl comes out. In fact, it’s already out at disneystore.com. Check [...]
Our reader, The Playwright, was at the Times Square NYC store for the opening of the Kidada section of the Disney Store. Here are some pictures that were taken from the trip. The first floor looks like it is still under construction, but as the sign says, “There’s plenty of Magic upstairs.” This is the [...]
Since everyone is talking about Kidada Jones’ 9″ vinylmation, we also wanted those who don’t already know, that she had several other things designed for Disney. One of the cooler sets is the Wish-a-Little set of Princess figures that includes a necklace with a special charm. They sell for $49.50 on the DisneyStore.com. There are [...]
DV Reporter Zoe was nice enough to take these pictures for us. Check out the front. She says it’s “even better in person”. It does look pretty sweet. Here’s our first real look at the back side. Kinda of strange as Minnie is thru the hole on the front, but on the back she’s also [...]
Hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband. Cuz they’re killing everbody out there!
Today @vinylchaser informed us that Willie the Whale and the Hyacinth Hippo were online. Watch out though, these dangerous beasts are hard to find. You can't just look at Vinylmation, ya gotta search for "Hippo" or "Animation" to find them. $39.99 each.
While waiting for the elusive Tailspin set, we noticed that the price of the Big Eyes at DisneyStore.com have gone down. Originally priced $9.95 at the online shop, they have been reduced to $7.95. So if you haven’t picked up the series yet check this sale out. The figures still available at this time are: [...]
Update: 5/20/11 Lots of new info found at the trade show. Check out the “First look at the B&W Set” post. Over at VinylmationKingdom.com they uncovered a place holder on the Disney Store of an upcoming “Black & White” 6 piece Vinylmation set designed by Sarah Matthews. This will be a LE of 2000. It [...]
Its hard to build one of these in Orlando or Anaheim, but we can buy the Vinylmation…. soon hopefully. Holiday #2 Reindeer comes out November 19th, lets hope Disney releases Mr. and Mrs. Snowman soon.
This Friday, December 17th D-Street in California will release 2 of the 5 Disneyland exclusive Disneyland ’55 Attraction Poster 9″ Vinylmations ($44.95). Yesterday I told you about Tommowland, today we travel to Adventureland. Walt Disney loved nature and adventure. This is evident in his award winning True-Life Adventure documentaries. Adventureland was meant to be based [...]
Disney officially announced today that trading will start in Disney Stores on May 31st! They said that the experience will be “based on the experience in the parks”. So I guess that means there might be Clear boxes AND Mystery boxes?? There will be more info to come. Although I also expect several stores to [...]
Fellow Vinylmation collectors are sharing their Disney Store Experiences below. Join in the conversation… send us some pictures of trading at your area Disney Store! Disney Stores accross the country are now getting into the spirit of trading Vinylmation. Over the past few weeks, the trading boxes were shipped all accross the country and today [...]
Vinylmation Jr pics by Aranya Last week we posted photos of the Celebrations set from our French friend Aranya. This Jr was part of the Party Time 3″. We put the word out on twitter asking for help with what it was. Disney Artist Thomas Scott responded, “It makes sense when you see the side [...]
From Orlando, FL, home of the UCF Knights, Nick and M.C. (and UCF alumni) congratulate Central Florida on their 1st Bowl victory and team record 11th win.
Take a close look at these pictures M.C. and I took at D-Street this morning while waiting for Animation 1. Notice Luke and Darth holding anything? Close up of Luke Lightsaber close up There is Darth with his red Lightsaber! This was our first up close look at the upcoming Star Wars Vinylmation set since [...]
Update: 3 PM According to reader Shaun, everyone in line at the Florida D-Street got one, but then they sold out almost immediately afterwards. So congrats to the line! (Boy was it hot out there!) By many counts, it is possible not everyone in line will get a Rescue Ranger Vinylmation that was released today.
Thanks to listener weinbeezy for sending us this picture of people waiting for the doors of D Street in California to open this morning to get the LE Disneyland Ticket Booklet set.
Thanks Alex for this great pic!
This is what arrived at my doorstep yesterday: The Admiral Donald Set! Available only from the Disney Dream’s inaugural cruise. We saw this set back at Trade City, and Nick just loves Donald, so it was only a matter of time before the set was purchased. At Trade City we saw both 3″ figures, but [...]
Interesting news found on the Disney Vinylmation site today. With confirmation that the Park 6 series (and combo topper) will be released on April 1st at D-Streets and Online; Disney gathered a bunch of previously released images of Vinylmation and categorized them as “Future Park” figures. We have already posted these images in previous articles, [...]
One of our listeners and Vinylmation custom artist Cesar Diaz sent in these pictures of a 12 figure LOST set he created. He did a fantastic job and we are excited to share these photos with you. Check back for an interview with Cesar about this set and his other creations coming soon. Click here [...]
I know Valintine’s Day, and the release of the 9″ Cupid “Love is Blind” Holiday 2 figure, was a few weeks back, but I just noticed a sizable difference in the figure released for sale and the figure Disney posted on their blog. Just for fun, I’d like to share it with you and see [...]
The Vinylmation 9″ Holiday 2 Cupid “Love is Blind” figure came out this morning. It is designed by Quynh Kimball and limited to just 450 figures. This piece, just in time for Valentine’s Day, retails for $48.95 and can be found at D-Street in both Orlando and California. There are also some available at the [...]
One of our leaders, @emaereyes, tweeted us this, “Check out this awesome deal! CYO #Vinylmation 3″ are $2.99 and 9″ are $19.99 at your Disney Store”. She said she bought several and “they had 3″ white, red, black, and yellow. For the 9″ they had black, red, purple and yellow”. This is a great time [...]
Update: 10:30AM All the villains 9″/Jr combos are sold out online. Also as of this time, all the Villains 9″/Jr sets are sold out of the Tampa Disney Store (and we suspect any other EST store). Tampa only had 8 Maleficent sets (and the family in the front of the line bought like 6). Well [...]
Here is a tweet from @zoekatherine on March 12: “Sleeping Beauty Vinylmation! She is so cute! This is the first princess Vinylmation made! So exciting! ” She purchased these at the Mission Viejo, CA store. They also had the Jumba/Stitch and Julius/Minnie combos on the shelf as well. The Villains 9″ + Jr combos are [...]
This morning the 9″ Villains 1 Maleficent showed up at the DisneyStore.com. It quickly sold out. I still think it’s odd that Maleficent continues to pop up once in a while, even though they cancelled all those “3 pack” orders back when they were originally released.
The Holiday 2 Masquerade
Direct from the Disney Vinylmation Blog… Confirmation of the Star Wars Release! In Florida, they will be released on Midnight of Thursday 13th (or Friday morning the 14th depending how you look at it!) There will also be an artist signing with Mike Sullivan (There will be a limit of two trays per Guest and [...]
Update: 3/22/11 Disney’s Vinylmation Events page confirms an April 15th release date for both CA and FL D-Streets. Update: 3/17/11 In a rare turn of events, after posting an article about a hidden piece of vinylmation information, Disney has actually expanded rather then decreased the information online. The “event link” now works. In addition to [...]
Today we remember the men and women who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy in this country. We are thankful for the freedom to spend time on something so insignificant in this world as Vinylmation. Now for me, in a larger sense, Vinylmation is myself taking a piece of Disney home with me. Bottling up [...]
It’s Christmas Eve! Here is Christmas picture #5. Each day this week, Destination Vinylmation has released an original Vinylmation Christmas picture here on our site and a different picture at the Destination Vinylmation Facebook page. Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
Check out our Destination Vinylmation Christmas greeting and make your own while you’re there.
Vinylmation fans can pick up an early Christmas present at the Disney Store Online. The Holiday 2 Series 9″ Snowglobe Figure with 3″ Snowman was released today. Interesting to note is the price point of this 9″, 3″ combo is only $44.95! That comes as a surprise when previous Vinylmation 9″, 3″ combos were priced [...]
Each day Destination Vinylmation will release a Vinylmation Christmas picture here on our site and a different picture at the Destination Vinylmation Facebook page.
Update: 4/11/11 Disney acknowledged the change in mold design today on their blog. Donald Ferro, vinylmation developer, said, “We are always striving to make the best possible figures. The first form was introduced in November 2008. As the artwork has become more complex, there were elements of the first form which made it challenging from [...]
Both of these have already been seen on the shelves at Disneyland Paris, but today, Disney announced a July 29 release date stateside for both Davy Crockett and Animal Kingdom Crate. They will be released at both D-Streets as well as a “limited quantity” available at the Disney Store Online. Check them out below and [...]
First, today’s Christmas picture: Here is Christmas picture #4. Each day this week, Destination Vinylmation will release a Vinylmation Christmas picture here on our site and a different picture at the Destination Vinylmation Facebook page. Enjoy! Also today, our special Christmas episode of Destination Vinylmation was released on Mousevent. It’s a special story about finding [...]
Here is Christmas picture #2. Each day this week, Destination Vinylmation will release a Vinylmation Christmas picture here on our site and a different picture at the Destination Vinylmation Facebook page.
Update: 3/16/11 - Disney’s Vinylmation blog today states that the general release windows they talked about yesterday were referring to the release dates of these figures at the Disney Parks. Seems like they still might be sporadically available at select Disney Stores. We placed a call to a Tampa Disney store and they said they just got a [...]
Surprise! Disney released two 9″ Cutesters Like You figures at the Disney Store Online today. They both retail for $39.95 and are LE 650. These are the first 9″ figures from the Cutesters series. Gothy Great color pallet on this figure. I like the pig tails with skulls, nice touch. Cheery A cheerleader here who [...]
Update: 4/9/11 Wow, I just looked at the price tag on a box a friend who was in line behind me bought. His box is priced at $26.95, but they only charged him $24.95. Once again I have to say thank you to D-Street for being very cool about this situation. It seems now that [...]
Can you tell what this might be? Disney’s Vinylmation Blog says “It’s probably not what you think.” No artist or size, but we do know that it will be released during the Florida Project this September. We are not too sure what to make of this except maybe a bench? We are thinking something on [...]
We noticed over at the events page of Vinylmation.com that the Online Disney store now has more release date for future Vinylmation. On February 16th, the store gets Cutesters Too. (Check out our Cutesters Too explained page.) On February 25th, they get the Nerds Rock collection. (Check out our Nerds Rock! explained page.) Info from [...]
For those of you looking to trade Jrs, Nick found a new place. At Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom, you can trade Jrs in this neat wooden case at the trading post. Now people in Florida have two options, this place, and at D-Street. How many people have traded Jrs??
The Disney Vinylmation Blog released some treats for us today because their Facebook account reached over 7100 likes. If you haven’t liked them on Facebook yet, do so, because the more people who do, the more stuff we find out about. And now today’s stuff: In 1981, WDW turned 10 years old. 1981 also marked [...]
Prisoner Transport to cell block 1138
Here’s the second part of the preview Disney put out thanks to it’s 8,900+ followers on Facebook. The Hollywood Studios Earful Tower. This design is by Jason Zucker. No word on release date or size, but we think it’s probably a 9″. The design represents the water tower you can see in Hollywood Studios. At [...]
Thanks to our twend @milkyjoe75 we have a look a a few more Jrs for the Celebrations Series that comes out this Friday, April 8th! Here the a few that we hadn’t seen before! (We have already seen Baby Bottle, 2nd Place Ribbon, Chinese Thank You, and Money from our French friend Aranya.) Baby Rattle [...]
36 custom hand painted 9″ Tron figures were released at D-Street in FL and CA today. Each figure has unique features and come with a $595.00 price tag. M.C. and I couldn’t find enough change to pick one up, but we did snap some pics for our fellow Vinylmation fans to enjoy. Are you going [...]
The Muppets 1 Series Released on 2/8/10 Beaker Artist: Monty Maldovan Bean Bunny Artist: Monty Maldovan Bunsen Honeydew Artist: Monty Maldovan Fozzie Bear Artist: Monty Maldovan Miss Piggy Artist: Monty Maldovan Rizzo Artist: Monty Maldovan Rowlf Artist: Monty Maldovan Statler Artist: Monty Maldovan Swedish Chef Artist: Monty Maldovan Sweetums Artist: Monty Maldovan Waldorf Artist: Monty [...]
Spoiler! Well it was predicted with the rest of the set so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise, but here is the Muppets 2 chaser (front and back). The photos are from eBay seller lindogcatbird. Thanks! (Before the reveal people thought it could have been Gonzo, or another Kermit, or Waldo, or Skeeter) Muppets [...]
After a lot of leaks and expectations, we finally got the Muppets 2 chaser in hand. Check him out… Remember we do like to try to keep spoilers hidden for a little bit, so just click on a pick to see his front or back! Muppets 2 Chaser (front) Muppets 2 Chaser (back)
We recently took all our Muppets to visit Muppet Vision 3D at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. As always, please visit our Facebook page for the Muppets DHS Photoshoot Variant pictures. (click the pictures below for a larger image)
I finally got my Mickey in Carbonite from Evilos!!!! It felt like forever while I was waiting, but it took less than two weeks to receive after I ordered it from his ebay site. It cost me $59.99 plus shipping and is a great addition to my collection. I got caught up in the fever [...]
The first pictures of the upcoming Tron Vinylmation were released to day on the Disney Parks blog. It was announced Tron will be an open window 8 figure set to be released in 2011! Check out the Disney Parks blog article at http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2010/11/vinylmation-tron-legacy/
Thank you to Devin for pointing out a new Jumbo Vinylmation Pin he found on eBay. It’s an Urban 6 design and is the Mystery Chaser in the pin set. It is a Limited Edition of 250. Film Camera Mickey With a closer look around eBay, we found 3 more Jumbo Vinylmation Urban 6 Pins [...]
Today, Disney also gave us a vague look at some future Vinylmation. At first glance, they seem to be from two different series. Update: Thanks to a comment from “Unknown”, the ALT tag for the original picture of these on vinylmation.com says, “Urban 7″. We don’t think that they ALL are part of urban 7, [...]
**Reminder, the figure in this picture is a combo we made. No word on what he will really look like! We promise! It was just a joke before (for April Fools) but now we have confirmation that it will be coming (It just won’t look like the figure we made). If you wish hard enough, [...]
Update: The glasses on all these figures do come off, and, as long as the figures are not moved a lot, they will stay on after the band is removed. It is similar to the 3D Mickey glasses. All you have to do is find the right spot of the head to sit the glasses [...]
Update: 4/2/11 Yes, as most of you commented, this is indeed our April Fool’s Joke. It’s the Park 5 Stitch with the body of Mr. Toad and a pair of glasses from the Nerds Rock set. The piece was inspired by the artwork for the Nerds Rock line as seen on various non-vinylmation products. In [...]
Oh, as a nerd I can relate to these… I can’t wait for Donald! We saw Chip and Dale at Trade City, but this is our first 3D look at my favorite duck.
A few news and notes about today… Cupid “Love is Blind” 9″ Holiday 2 figure from Q. Kimbal is available at the Disney Store Online (as well as D-Street in ORL and CA). Grab it while you can… LE 450. Retail is $48.95. Beautiful detail on this piece. Flags 12 figure open window figures are [...]
Update: 4/11/11 The Playwright visited the NYC Disney Store this morning and emailed us some pictures. A couple things to note: The new box is taller with a larger open window front design and an artist card is included. I Love NYC on the shelf Side and Back of box All 9″ NYCs still for [...]
M.C. played detective and turned the Dreamfinder/Figment box around to snap these for us: Here is an up close of the new Fantasia 9″ Let’s head over to Toon Town for a ride on Goofy’s Barnstomer. Post your comments on what you think this 9″ Park 5 Vinylmation depicts.
Update: 5/18/11 Vinylmation.com posted the pictures of these two. Find more at the Annual Passholders Explained Update: 5/15/11 Don noticed that the Art of Disney now has confirmed these two as being released in mid-June and that the full name of the Ariel piece is “The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure”. More as it [...]
Disney Parks Blog had an exciting announcement today! We knew about the new Osborne Spectacle of Lights 2 and the Nutcracker, but they posted a picture of a new Thomas Scott (Toy Story) designed Vinylmation featuring the Cast Choir Tree at the EPCOT Candlelight Processional from the Holidays Around the World celebration. I can’t wait [...]
Sea Creatures Vinylmation were released on Friday. They are the first Vinylmation to feature the new mold that will be phased in over time. What follows is my take on it, and a New Mold, Original Mold side by side breakdown of the differences. My overall opinion of the new mold is positive. From the [...]
I was like a kid in a candy store last night at the Vinylmation/Pin Trade show at Walt Disney World. The candy store was the Fantasia Ballroom in the Contemporary Resort. The candy was the amazing looking upcoming Vinylmation from Park 7, Holiday 3, Urban 7, Astrology and The Florida Project. First up, lets flash [...]
Update: 3/14/11 Rumor – According to Elizabath Schafer on Facebook, the hats are already available at Disneyland. We’ll keep looking for a picture to confirm. 2/10/11 Today, Disney released details of a couple new Vinylmation Ear Hats + 3″ Combos for the Urban Series. We have seen these types of designs in Vinylmation pin form [...]
Photo from FanPop.com According to reports by both the Playwright in NYC and Stitch’s Kingdom, Disney Villains Series 2 is on track to hit Disney Stores this Fall. Stitch’s Kingdom also reports 3 figures from the set: Copyright Disney Shere Kahn The Jungle Book He is one of my favorite Villains. With Kaa in Series 1, [...]
Or very own host, Nick, wrote an article for disneybrit.com about the new Star Wars Muppet figures recently reported on by Steven Miller over at Disney. I’ve seen Nick’s horde of Disney figures, including the Disney characters as Star Wars characters, but these Muppets ones looks amazing! Plus they don’t seem to recycle the same [...]
Each year on my Birthday I take a 9″ Vinylmation to WDW and add some character signatures to it. Yesterday I decided to take some fun pictures with my new Celebration 1st Visit Park Jrs that seemed to fit nicely with my vinyl. I included some close ups of these Jrs, maybe my favorites so [...]
According to Disney’s Vinylmation Blog today, Orlando’s D-Street will NOT be receiving any of the 9″ Independence Day (Sunburn Man) figures on the planned D-Street release day of June 17. Looks like the May 27th online release of this LE 500 figure was a mistake. Now, the figures allocated for Orlando have been sold out. [...]
The 9″ + 3″ Urban 5 Car and Driver set will be released tomorrow, Friday, January 21st exclusively online at the Disney Store. The 3″ Driver looks great with a cartoonish smile, goggles and a racing jacket on with his car’s number. Here is a close up on the figures ear which depicts a windshield wiper. This set will [...]
We all know when Noah does a Vinylmation, it is something to behold. Take a look at this D23 Exclusive figure that will be available at the August Convention in Anaheim. This one-of-a-kind figure has a running broom on the body, the D23 logo and Tinker Bell on the head, a sorcerers hat and a Mickey [...]
If you missed your chance at the very limited edition of Noah’s 9″ custom TRON figures, then here’s another chance at a similar product. Originally sold in the Pop Up Shop in Culver City, these 3″ versions are $150 each and of very limited quantity. Each was only available for a week last year, but [...]
The Holiday 2 Jack O Lantern
As I was looking at the Disney Vault page for an unrelated topic, I noticed that things had shifted since last time I was there. Thinking the release of Animation 1 this morning had shuffled things when added to the site I investigated and found that they had not updated the page with Animation 1 [...]
Update: 5/28/11 The Playwright sent us some pictures from the NYC Times Square Disney Store, vinyl displays and the new 9″ Liberty NYC figure. Check them out below. He also said there are no markings on the box that say Limited Edition. So this may be another Statue of Liberty Minnie that is around for [...]
A couple of updates to the Occupations Series. First, the price: $16.95 Second: The Jrs have keychains on them. Third: We got a Red Light Jr, which means that the Red and Blue lights don’t come together, and thus either the Blue or the Red is a Jr. Variant (the first EVER Jr variant) For [...]
It may still be cute, but it’s a mystery no more. If you want to see the Cutesters Like You mystery chaser, click the picture below. Thanks Cliff for sending this in. Cutesters Like You was released at Disney Stores across the country today.
Earlier this week, we posted an article asking for the end of Limited Edition Vinylmation. Many of your responded both pro and con. One reader submitted a strong rebuttal to our argument. Here is Brian’s Case FOR Limited Edition Vinylmation: DV, as much as I love your site, I am in complete opposition to your cause. LE’s [...]
If you can’t make it to the Disney Stores, DV likes to update you on what’s available (and not) online. Jr Series 3 Good Luck/Bad Luck is still not available, Urban 6 is back and a brand new series is making it’s online debut. Here is the newest addition to the Online Disney Store: The [...]
A reader wrote us and asked “I bought a black 9″ vinyl that I plan to bring to Disney to collect autographs on. Do you have any idea what the best kind of marker (I was thinking silver) to use on a vinylmation?” Let us know your opinions so we can help our friend out. [...]
Not only did Disney include an upside down Mickey in Urban 1, but on the Vault page of the Official Disney Vinylmation website, they have mistakenly put pictures of the 9″ Urban 5s where the Urban 1s should be. So how do you like the changes to the Destination Vinylmation website? Anything you want to [...]
Oh, I can just hear the music now…
Well, Goof Troop is sold out, but there are two other sets that just went up on DisneyStore.com that you can purchase. Two 9″ sets from Urban 6 were released today. The Casey Jones Moai statue is only $39.95 and has a run of 800. The Thomas Scott 9″/3″ Angel and Devil set are priced [...]
Once we got over the excitement of the addition of Lightsabers to Luke and Vader’s Vinylmation figures, we missed the rocket pack on the back of Boba Fett. Well, the Disney Parks Blog released this turnaround photo today: This set just keeps getting better and better! What other surprises do they have in store for us? We [...]
It’s been a while since we’ve just pointed to another blog for a story because we like to try to give you all the info we can, here and now. This story is just off the subject matter for Destination Vinylmation, and we wanted to point you to it, without rehashing too much of it. [...]
Looks like some updates on what late Winter’s Park 6 set will look like. First up is the Tiki Statue from Adventureland at Magic Kingdom. Hopefully this one won’t squirt you with water. The next one is based on the Primevil Whirl ride at Animal Kingdom. It’s a bumpy ride, but one of my favorites. [...]
Our friend Aranya sent in pics of the Park 6 series including the chaser (pictured below). She picked them up at Disneyland Paris. We have heard rumors that Park 6 has been pulled off the shelf at DLP until the US April 1 release date. Other news about Park 6 include the visual confirmation of [...]
Our Park 6 figures decided to take a trip to the Magic Kingdom. We said, OK, and documented the trip in pictures. A big thanks to Chris for helping us out with the shoot. You can find “variants” to many of these photos at our Facebook page: Facebook.com/DestinationVinylmation Look what Donald pulled out of a blind [...]
We found a couple of the 2011 vinylmations at the Swan! More pics to come once we get home. Both came in an open box and with cards.
Thanks to an email by Don that pointed us to the Disney Pin site, we have a sneak peak at two new Urban 7 designs. These two pack pin sets have held designs that represent the 9″ vinyl designs. So that seems like a good assumption here! Check them out: Delightful Flowers Mean Old Dog [...]
Update: 4/28/11 The Japan Disney Store exclusive Pirate Mickey Hero of the Caribbean went on sale today and we found some already up on eBay. These pics are from eBay seller hawaiian_seaside. We also now know the artist is Kazuhiro Murase. Artist Card Artist Signing 4/13/11 Looks like Japan is getting a great looking Pirate [...]
According to Disney’s Vinylmation blog, Disneyland will now have Pirates series in D-Street on July 1 just as Orlando. Check out our Pirates Explained page for details. Also, to best both US locations, Hong Kong Disney will see the Pirates series in stores on June 18th! Just days away. So if that Hong Kong Vinylmation [...]
There’s been a lot of new recently about the Pirates Party on July 1st at WDW for the release of the Pirates of the Caribbean 3″ series. (The set also comes out the same day in California, but with less pomp and circumstance.) The party starts at 10:30 AM (when the store opens) this Friday. [...]
Pirates of the Caribbean was released on Friday, July 1. It’s the first in what seems to be a line of attraction based Vinylmation sets. Here is my take on this much anticipated set. At first glance, this series is about head wear! 5 different hat styles in this set. Looking good guys! But what’s under [...]
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was released in theaters across the country today. So we ask, are you more excited about the fourth Pirates movie or the upcoming 12 figure blind box POTC Vinylmation series based on the attraction? Remember, Saturday, May 21 is the release of some custom Pirates Vinylmation at Disneyland. [...]
Today was release day for Pirates of the Caribbean Vinylmation in Orlando and California. At D-Street in Florida, it was also a special release party with artist Casey Jones. Casey signed POTC figures for fans The weather was bad, but the line still long to see Casey Jones. This picture was taken just before 1pm. [...]
It was a beautiful summer day at the Magic Kingdom… until the Pirates attacked! Luckily, I was there and armed with my camera. The first 12 are taken at the POTC attraction, but then, having been out to sea a very long time, they decided to check out the rest of the park. And these [...]
This weekend, May 13th – May 15th, EPCOT will host Pixar’s 25th Anniversary Weekend. This exciting celebration will give guests the opportunity to Meet and Greet their favorite Pixar characters that are not normally out and about the parks! You will also be able to browse a photo gallery from Pixar films, and explore the [...]
Pro-Cards “I think they provide a fun surface for artists to sign, if you don’t want them signing your vinyls. I also think they provide some interesting insight into first drafts of some vinylmation (espeically the first series). I also think they are a convenient way to display your collection, without dragging ever vinylmation figure [...]
by Nick LoCicero Earlier this week, Disney released a new series of Vinyl toys called Pop! Vinyl. These are not to be confused with our beloved Vinylmation, but they are along the same family lines that Vinylmation came from. As a side note here, we are very excited about this weekend’s podcast. We will be [...]
Here is a rare peak behind the scenes at Destination Vinylmation. M.C. and I are in the studio this afternoon recording this week’s podcast. Coming up in this episode: The latest Vinylmation News Animation 1 Explained Star Wars Preview Look for Destination Vinylmation Episode 6 to be released Sunday night.
Check out all the craziness in the last 24 hours! Today we learned all of the figures that would be in the Sea Creatures set. Their names, their extra parts, and their connection to the big announcement Sea Creatures Explained Taking a break from the chaos we published pictures from The Playwright in NYC Pictures [...]
Update: 11 PM We took a look at the vinylmation.com blog tonight as part of our rounds and notice something interesting. The Rotary Telephone pic was a little different. It’s lost the grey outline around the body and is all red now. Any ideas what this might mean? It doesn’t seem like a variant. More [...]
Lots of cool news from the world of vinylmation this weekend. Here is a wrap up… The Urban 6 Mickey Hats are now slated to be released on March 18th. New Urban 6 Ear Hats Then, a day later, Disney officially announced the two 9″ figures the hats were based on. You’ve seen the hats, [...]
Another weekend with lots of news. Here’s the recap. On Friday, Urban 6 was released. The first thing on everyone’s mind… what’s the chaser? Urban 6 Chaser Revealed Front and back The next thing everyone wanted to see was the variants. (With some help from our CA reporter Zoe.) Blue Finger Blue Nature Cycle Clear [...]
This whole week has been crazy, but here are some of the articles we had this weekend that you may have missed because we were changing servers. First up, Nick got an exclusive hands on with the new Mickey Vinylmation Mold. Check out his first reactions to the actual figure in real life. New Vinylmation [...]
This weekend in Retro Weekend we have some cool photos, a new foreign vinylmation, and several confirmations of pieces and prices. Check it out. On Friday Nick and MC visited a local “sea themed” park and took some cool pictures of the newly released Sea Creatures set with some friends of theirs. Under the Sea [...]
Last weekend we saw a lot of upcoming figures for the first time thanks to the trading event over at WDW. We had a lot of fun there and want to thank everyone who attended and came up and said, “Hi”. We got our first look at some of the Urban 7 figures in real [...]
Disney just sent us these pictures from the site of an archaeological dig. If you have been wondering where these great looking vintage Robots came from… here are some details. Copyright Disney It appears a dig uncovered this box. It came with a mysterious warning. But The Disney Store decided to wipe off the dirt, break the [...]
Disney is amazing us with the promotion and coverage of the Robots Vinylmation release. They continue this week with artist profiles and a story on the artist signing this past weekend at the Fashion Valley Disney Store in San Diego, CA. Photo from Disney Store Blog Here, Marcella Lau signs a Robot for a guest. [...]
Well the time has come again to reveal another of this week’s release’s chaser. This picture was taken from sfmissionfinds’s eBay auction. And now the Chaser for Robots! What do you think???
We brought you the news that there will in fact be a special Vinylmation for purchase at the Room For 1 More event celebrating the Haunted Mansion at 40 on September 30. Registration for the $285 event was up on July 20. So if you don’t have a ticket by now, you are probably going [...]
We caught Sam the Eagle from the Muppets 2 set making his roost over at EPCOT. Here are some pics.
The first of the 9″ Muppets 2 will be released on June 24th in both D-Streets. Disney specifically said they would not be released online. The piece is by Monty Maldovan. There will be only 1500 of these and will retail for $44.95. For more info on the rest of the 9″ Muppets 2 series [...]
Just today I was thinking of taking some photos of The Muppets Set and wanted to add the America Sings Bird from Park 3 to represent Sam the Eagle. Then Disney posted a photo from the next set of Muppets and I decided to wait. What other Muppets didn’t make it into set 1 that [...]
Well it looks like the Alien is not the only variant in Urban 7. Nick J pointed us to an ebay auction where the seller, ljmendelsohn, sold this green variant of the Cyclops for $175!
Disney let it slip on their events page that the Steam Park series we’ve all been waiting for since 2010 is finally coming out on July 8th. This will be at both D-Streets. From what we know of the set, it will be a 6 piece set that will be packaged like the Sushi. One [...]
Coming out tomorrow is the box topper for the Animation 1 series. Here’s some pictures of the front and back. The front was just released at the Vinylmation Facebook. I like the tail the most I think. He’s got a sad sorta face, but the whiskers are fun. I am totally going to pick up [...]
The Holiday 2 Patriot
Pink Rock Star from Urban 5
Update: 3/27/11 As of right now, Young Kevin Flynn, Sam Flynn, Quorra, Clu, Zuse/Castor, and Rinzler are sold out online. The only ones left are Kevin Flynn and Jarvis. Sam Flynn, Clu, and Castor (Zuse) are already sold out at the Disney Store Online!
There’s been a lot of talk this week about Holiday sets (Mostly because the Holiday 2 set is coming out on Friday) and we remembered something interesting we found in the archives over at the Disney Chat Blog. According to Todd on November 2nd, there’s a pretty good chance there will be a Chanukah Vinylmation [...]
Baloo the pilot (complete with pilot’s cap) and Kit Cloudkicker have joined us for the Talespin two pack from the Disney Afternoon’s series. This will be the first set from the series to be released. (Does this mean we won’t see Rebecca Cunningham in Vinylmation form?) What other Disney cartoons would you like to see [...]
On of our readers sent us a message to check out this new custom artist Facebook page the other day. What we found there were some great Starbucks and Ghostbuster inspired pieces. The artist is Jorge Castilla from Chino, California. Jorge talked with us about these great custom pieces. Destination Vinylmation: How did you come [...]
Update: 1/5/11 The 2011 Marathon Collection will be released in Florida at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on January 7. Artist Eric Caszatt will be at the HP Field House from 1-2 pm to sign figures from that collection only. 12/29/10-There are a few new Vinylmation at http://www.disneystore.com/. 2011 Walt Disney World Half [...]
Star Wars Vinylmation was re-released at Disneyland today and series artist Mike Sullivan was on hand to sign figures for guests. One of our readers David sent us some pictures and a recap from the event. The queue started right at park opening. There was an initial line to buy the Vinylmation. There were enough [...]
Disney announced today, that they have restocked the Star Wars Series in the stores in Hollywood Studios. They also announced a signing event with the artist, Mike Sullivan, for May 27 and May 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Jabba’s Hut. Be sure to drop by then to get your things signed, as [...]
As we found on the Art of Disney blog, Mike Sullivan will be signing his Star Wars set on June 4th, 2011. This signing will be at the Little Green Men Store Command in Tomorrowland, Disneyland. This will also mark the re-release of the Star Wars set in California. Mike Sullivan is a great guy, [...]
Very exciting news for Star Wars fans this week on Vinylnation.net. Star Wars 2, an Open Window Set, and possibly some new figures as early as this Fall. First off, when asked if Rex, the droid from Star Tours, will be included in Star Wars Series 2, Donald Ferro, Vinylmation Project Manager, said “We’ll be [...]
If you missed all the Star Wars news from the last 24 hours here it is: The crowd was out in full force last night as hundreds of people lined up outside of the D-Street Florida store to get their Star Wars Vinylmation. Nick and MC arrived at 6pm to check out the festivities and [...]
Hope you are enjoying Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The first of four action-packed weekends just wrapped up and there is a lot to recap. First, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue had it’s grand opening on Friday, May 20. I had the chance to preview the attraction earlier in the week. It is [...]
Disney Steampunk inspired Steam Park set will be available at both D-Streets Friday morning. The 6 figures set, designed by Mike Sullivan (Star Wars) will retail for $99.95 and be limited to 1000 sets. They will be up on the Online Store on July 22nd. Chris was at D-Street and sent us some pictures of [...]
I had the chance to speak with Steven Miller, Project Manager Disney Trading, at the Festival of the Masters at WDW this past weekend. Steven is a man of many hats… he works in Disney Merchandise and heads up trading of Pins and Vinylmation as well as some of the Disney social media sites such [...]
We’d like to introduce a new segment here at Destination Vinylmation. We like to call it, “Stormtrooper of the Week”. Each week on Wednesday we’ll debut a new stormtrooper that they left out of the Star Wars 1 series. (Basically it’s an excuse to break apart our vinylmation and try out different combinations.) This week, [...]
It’s Wednesday again, and that means another editions of Stormtrooper of the Week here at Destination Vinylmation. This week we ran into (no pun intended) Mr. Toad. It seems that after years of poor driving, in a car that’s 62 years old, he decided that instead of installing air bags he’d just wear some armor.
This Wednesday we have a clip from the upcoming Lilo and Stitch: Halloween High-Jinks.
Well, I’m a day early with this one. My week has been so out of sync that I forgot what day it was today. But that just means you get a smile a day early. Sometimes the Stormtrooper of the Week hits too close to home.
It’s been a long night waiting for a Vinyl that hasn’t shown up yet. To easy the pain here’s this week’s Stormtrooper of the Week. Sometimes all you need to feel better is a change (of clothes). Photo background borrowed from the Kay E. Holekamp Laboratory
This week’s picture tells the story of the young Edward. Life is hard for a kid with eyeliner.
Don’t ya just hate practical jokes? I know Boba does. Beware! Background photo from originaltrilogy.com
This week’s caption will be chosen by your birth date. If you were born before 1992, check out the left side. If you were born after 1992, maybe the right side is more up your alley. Whichever you pick, Enjoy!
This week I, Nick, am taking over the Stormtrooper of the Week. Several days ago I went to Megacon. Look who I found there…. On some weekends Sheldon puts on his favorite superhero’s costume and poses for pictures at the local Con.
Every now and again, Large Neil remembers why he hates the rebellion sooooooooo much! Original background from starwars.com
If a Stormtrooper is a good shot, a hard worker, and very lucky, they end up…. here.
The Empire didn’t pay Kelvin enough, so at night he had to freelance.
It’s Star Wars Day. May the Fourth. Not all stormtroopers are heartless killing machines. Sometimes they have fragile hearts that can be broken. Sometimes the world just doesn’t make any sense to them. Just look at Bob here…
The other day I was watching the Game Show Network, and look who showed up on a rerun on Chain Reaction!
The Empire tends to look the other way when dealing with the consequences of workplace environments on highly confidential weapons platforms.
Late late at night. Near the equatorial trench. On the side farthest from the super laser’s focus lens. That’s where the troopers go to get their rave on at the hidden death-cotech.
This weekend we got a nice surprise in the mail (well okay, we paid a lot of it, but we’re gonna call it a nice surprise). Our 3″ vinylmations from Hong Kong flew all the way from Asia. Between Dumbo and his feather, and Sorcerer Mickey and his magical hat, they made their way to [...]
Another photo from Nick’s adventure in the Flower and Garden Festival.
As promised on Facebook yesterday, here are some surprising finds from across the pond. My Destination Disney co-host had not clue the significance of these pictures he sent back to me from his trip last weekend to Disneyland Paris. As you can see, several 9″ Park 6 figures are for sale in the DLP gift [...]
Susana Gay, the artist behind the 9″ Urban 6 Light Meter figure took some fun pics of the piece along with an old camera and an actual light meter. So, even though the piece is sold out online, you still have a chance to see some of the coolness. Susana also lets slip that the [...]
Update: 5/13/11 10 AM Looks like the Sushi Set is back up on DisneyStore.com. Get yours before they are sold out again! Update: 5/1/11 Sushi sets still available at D-Street Florida. According to DV reporter Zoe, they are also still available at D-Street California. Update: 5/1/11 Sushi is sold out online. We will check D-Street [...]
Update: If we look at the picture close enough, it seems to say that it’s a limited edition set of 1000! We knew it was coming out next Friday, and thought we knew the price. We were right, the price has been confirmed by D-Street at $99.95. How long will this line be?
Here is a look at the Sushi set we heard about last year during Trade City. This set is designed by Thomas Scott and features 3″ Shrimp, California Roll, Unagi, Salmon Roll, Tuna and Salmon. As well as Jr Ginger and Wasabi. This set comes nicely packaged in a little box and of course, Disney [...]
Update: 2/22/11 The Tailspin set from the Disney Afternoons series release has been pushed back to March 4th. Check for it online then! Big news from Disney today! The first 3″ Disney Afternoons combo pack featuring Tale Spin will be released as an online exclusive on February 25th. Also available the same day at D-Street [...]
As of 8:30 PM 3/2/11, Tailspin is Sold Out at DisneyStore.com. That means it took less than 7 hours to go through 1000 sets! Although, there didn’t seem to be any limit on how many you could buy, so we don’t know how many people actually got them. Also, this doesn’t mean there are none [...]
Today Disney announced on their blog that the Tailspin online exclusive series will be delayed until March 5th. This is a Saturday. Does this mean it now lines up with some other release? Maybe they will have the rest of the Disney Afternoon Series out in stores the same day? I hope so! What are [...]
On a happy note, we did get our Tailspin’s today. (Only 6 days later, that’s pretty cool) Let’s avoid all the controversy for now and just take a look at the first set of the Disney Afternoon Series. First off, the back of the box is awesome. While the front and sides are covered with [...]
The Holiday 2 Candy Cane
This morning four of the 9″ Urban 6 Vinylmaiton were released in D-Streets and online at the disneystore.com. The Viking, Stars, Light Meter, and Love are all $39.95. All are LE of 800 except for Stars which is LE 600. As of 11:20 AM (EST) all four were still available online. For more info on [...]
Disney released this picture of the backs of all the 3″ Robots. I especially love the back of the Mystery Chaser!
If I were in charge of Vinylmation, and I’m not, I would get rid of Limited Edition Vinylmation Releases. Goodbye. Good riddance. LE Vinylmation, you have caused too many problems around these parts and it is time to go. I hear your voices and want to make those awesome LE figures available to you! No [...]
New episode of The Destination Disney Radio Show available for download. This week, Michelle Wargo from Heartbeat Radio guest hosts for Nick and takes a look back at her life and love affair with Disney. Nick Interviews Disney Artist Chris Chapman. And we have the latest Disney News. Download at www.DestinationD.info or on iTunes.
This week, we are joined by special guest Jason Lethcoe. Jason is a former animator at Disney Studios who, among other films, worked on The Little Mermaid. He shares some stories and tells us about the feeling around the studio when The Little Mermaid was in production. We also talk about collecting Disney memorbillia, the [...]
Digital Disney Disney just announced a fully redesigned Disney.com where all things Disney can be streamed to wherever you are on all your devices. What does this mean for the consumer? What does this mean for Theme Park guest interaction? We talk about it. Also, Adam took a trip to Disneyland Paris and Nick had [...]
The opening of the new Cheetah Hunt coaster at Busch Gardens got us thinking… which park is better, Disney’s Animal Kingdom or Tampa’s animal themed park? We go over the pros, cons, rides and shows and try to help you find the right park for your family. We of course discuss the latest Disney news [...]
Today the Disney Vinylmation Blog released this picture of an upcoming vinyl from the Florida Project trade show (Sept 9-11 2011 WDW). Clearly a retro color take on Mickey, it’s color scheme is the same as a previous poster advertising the project: This might indicate that their will be a 9″ that has this poster [...]
For those of you who came over to Vinylmation from Pins, you probably already know what Disney’s RSP or Random Selection Process is. If you are familiar with it, please feel free to share your comments below. For those not familiar with the process, what follows is a brief explanation of it. The reason we are bringing this up today, is [...]
I love retro Disney merchandise… so this Friday, December 17th’s release of 2 of the 5 Disneyland ’55 Attraction Poster 9″ Vinylmations ($44.95) designed by Alex Maher is very exciting! These Vinylmation are only available at D-Street in California. Today, I will talk about Tomorrowland… Here is Walt Disney’s vision of Tommorwland in his own [...]
Today, Disney announced that the California exclusive Annual Passholders Little Mermaid and Goofy’s Sky School will come out on July 8th and will cost $14.95.
Here is the new Annual Passholder exclusive Orange Bird Vinylmation by artist Monty Maldovan. This Citrus mascot who once made the Sunshine Terrace in the Magic Kingdom his home from 1972 to the mid 80′s, is now available for purchase at D Street in Downtown Disney. I love the retro design elements. He makes my [...]
Well okay, maybe not the rest of the band, but today Disney’s Vinylmation Blog posted some new photos of upcoming Vinylmations. As I asked for last week when they announced Sam the Eagle (I’m going to just assume they read this blog); Disney has shown us another member of the Electric Mayhem- Janice from the [...]
Update: 5/18/11 A picture on the Vinylmation.com blog today reveals Star Wars cases in Jabba’s Hut in Hollywood Studios. Then they reminded us that Star Wars Weekends will be coming in two days. This is probably as close to confirmation that SWW will be the re-release for the Star Wars set in WDW. From the [...]
We got our emails from The Florida Project announcing that the RSP process has begun. The deadline for submitting your selections is July 31st, at 11:59 PST. So take another look at everything being offered and make your selection! Retro Dumbo RSP2 Artist: Thomas Scott Sold with Retro Mickey 9″ LE 1500 Set Price: $74.95 [...]
On the latest Destination Vinylmation show, 010 Teacups, we discussed the upcoming Florida Project, and whether or not they would have event specific Vinylmation. We concluded that they would, and not two days later Disney announced the same thing. Here is the first piece, of which we are sure, there will be many. The head [...]
Claudia, one of our readers/listeners and featured custom artist, sent us her pictures, video and a few words about Friday’s Pirates of the Caribbean Vinylmation release party at D-Street Orlando where they had up for sale some amazing one-of-a-kind Pirate themed customs. She was there for both the morning Vinylmation release and afternoon artist signing [...]
The Disney blog announced that the online store will begin selling the 9″ and 3″ Snowman set on November 17th. That’s TOMORROW folks! This set was designed by David Mitchell who also designed the Prancer 9″ which will be released this Friday at D-Streets on both coasts. (There are only 1000 Prancers being made) Original [...]
A release date has been announced for the next Disney Afternoons Vinylmation set! On May 27th, Chip ‘N Dale Rescue Rangers will be available at D-Street Orlando and California. Artist: Christopher Chapman Release Date: May 27th (CA D-Street open at 8 AM) Price: ~$26.95 LE 1000
On June 20, 1995 Aliens invaded the Magic Kingdom. For eight years, guests to ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter were treated to a scary adventure that attacked all the senses. When the X-S Tech employees make a mistake with the teleportation device, a huge alien appears before the audience. Much of the same effects you feel in [...]
Disney says the best kept secret is their vacation club, I’m beginning to think it’s Vinylmation. We knew about the 9″ Disney Dream figure, the Captain Donald 3 figure set (first pics of the Jr are later in this post!) and the Donald Aqua Duck. But it looks like cruisers on the Disney Dream’s Maiden [...]
Yet another variant in Urban 7 series. Several people let us know that ebay had this Black Telephone. Personally, I like this one so much more then the Red one. So lets try to get me one! Just kidding. But if you want this one, azraelsbane is trying to sell it now for $250. Thanks [...]
Frank Oz was born on May 25, 1944. He is a legendary puppeteer who worked with Jim Henson on many beloved Muppets characters. He created and performed the characters Miss Piggy and Fozzie the Bear. Both can be found in the Muppets 1 Vinylmation series. He also created and performed Animal and Sam the Eagle. [...]
Update: 5/20/11 @VinylKonrad snapped this pic for us. It seems that there might have been two different prices for the pieces in two different stores. But at least one of theme was selling it for $11.95, so make sure you get them at that price. Saves you $24 bucks! Update: 5/21/11 At the trade show [...]
A Star Wars Vinylmation tray photo popped up on the Vinylmation Facebook today, so we thought we’d share it with you. Steven Miller did say the packaging was gonna rock, and so far he was right! (Click for larger picture) Breakdown- The display case has a giant Darth Vader vinyl as it’s center piece. It [...]
In today’s clip, Steven talks about the Star Wars Vinylmation package design. The entire interview with Steven Miller will be released as part of Destination Vinylmation Episode 3 this weekend! Look for it on iTunes or at www.DestinationVinylmation.com. Follow VinylmationCast on Twitter for updates. Special thank you to Steven Miller and Disney. Steven Miller is [...]
It looks like Thomas Scott and Casey Jones got bored during lunch, because they went over the D-Street Florida and sharpied up the whole place. Thomas Scott went crazy with his sharpie, signing everything in sight that he designed. Everywhere I turned I saw something signed by one of them. Thomas used a sleek looking [...]
Evilos (the maker of the Mickey in Carbonite figure) is back with a custom set of Pooh and his friends. I really like the gold color of Pooh and the writing of his name on the shirt is wonderful! Also amazing is the mohawk for Eeyore. I’ve always identified with Eeyore for some reason. Check [...]
Looking in at the Trading Event at WDW on Friday night. A fun night, mostly because I traded for over 12 Vinylmations, including the Park 4 Chaser and TWO green army men!
M.C. and I traveled around WDW today to do some end of the year trading and take some pics for our upcoming comprehensive WDW Trading Locations page (coming soon). We noticed some signs of possible refreshing of the mystery trading boxes at Downtown Disney. Some of the notables we found today in the mystery trading boxes were [...]
Update 03/15/13 Last month, Disney officially reduced the number of trading locations at the parks and resorts across both Walt Disney World and Disneyland. We have adjusted the Trading Locations pages accordingly. If you ever find any differences than what we have listed, please let us know. Also, some of the rules have been adjusted. [...]
I want to thank everyone on Twitter, Facebook, Email and Comments to the site who gave us updated info on the trading locations found throughout WDW, DLR and the world. We appreciate the pictures of any of the locations we were missing. Please continue to help us keep the Trading Locations section of our site [...]
Here is a 360 turn around of the 9″ Park 5 Tree of Life Vinylmation. Check out the great detail: Did you/will you pick up Tree of Life?
According to the blog, wonderland912.blogspot.com, Tron Vinylmation is on the shelf in Hong Kong Disneyland. Here are the pictures from their blog site. Thank you to Daniel on Facebook for posting the picture on the DV Facebook page. Nice 8 figure open window set. We will keep you updated as details come in.
This morning the TRON vinylmation were released online at the DisneyStore.com. All 8 are available as of 4:30 AM EST. Also check out the price. Only $9.95! After last week’s Urban 6 were released at $11.95 it’s nice to see an open box set released at the old standard price of $9.95. Are you waiting [...]
Disney surprised us late last night at announced the release date for the TRON series we already saw available in Japan. On March 25th the 8 figure, open window, set will arrive at D-Streets Florida and California, as well as the DisneyStore.com. No word on price. Check out all the figures at our TRON Explained [...]
First images from d-street Florida. More to come.
The rumors were true, the Urban 6 combo topper is two-tone Mickey similar to the Urban 5 combo topper. As you can see, this one is Yellow. We haven’t found many people too crazy about the blah two-tone designs, but this bright Urban 6 figure is a step up from the dreary Urban 5. Will [...]
Urban 7 was released on Friday, and like many Vinylmation sets, couldn’t wait to check out the theme park. So, I tracked this set down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and found an unlikely love connection as well. We will post those pic later. In the mean time, check these out. And remember, to see the [...]
We took our new Vinylmation Sea Creatures on a trip to Sea World on Friday. They rode Manta a few times, watched the new One World show, and posed for pictures with there fellow water lovers. Check out our Variant Sea Creature Pictures at Facebook.com/DestinationVinylmation.
Vinylmation Custom Artist Cesar Diaz has a very special announcement: For a while now I’ve had this idea where I want to put together a custom Vinylmation art show. Well that idea is now becoming a reality. I’ve already booked an art gallery to display the custom vinyls I make. But I didn’t stop there! [...]
What’s your favorite Pixar movie? Mine is Up. It not only is a great Disney movie, but one of the truly great films ever made. What is it missing? It has amazing characters. You are emotionally connected to Carl from scene one. Kevin and Dug are comedic genius. Up has a beautiful storyline. It is [...]
July 8th is still the day to get the Disneyland Passholder Exclusives, but there is an update to where you can purchase them. July 8th a blackout date for some APs so there will be 2 locations to purchase Goofy’s Sky School and The Little Mermaid from: Embarcadero Gifts inside Disney’s California Adventure Park (open [...]
Disney moved the Disney Afternoons Tail Spin release day once on us already (to March 5 according to the official Disney Vinylmation Blog) now they moved it again. According to the Events page at Disney’s official Vinylmation website, the new release date is March 2nd. screenshot from Events page Check out our Events page for [...]
Update: 1/14/11 According to @EPCOTCENTERed the Creatures hat was accidentally sold in Disneyland back in October or November of 2010. (Confirmed) 1/13/11-We found these at D-Street Florida while waiting for Star Wars. $49.95 each. The top one is based on the Hidden 28 9″ and the bottom one is based on the Creatures 9″ 3″ [...]
Well the time has come again to reveal this week’s release’s chaser. The artist is Maria Clapsis. Spoiler. To see the chaser from Urban 6, click on the image to the left. And now the back. Check out the tail. Kinda weird. But weird’s the appropriate word, right?. To see the back of the chaser [...]
On Friday, Urban 6 was released. They wasted no time checking out their surroundings. And who could blame them? I caught them walking around the Flower and Garden Festival at EPCOT. Click on the pictures for larger images. Side Mickey couldn’t help checking out the EPCOT ball Green Thumb was right at home at the [...]
On Friday the Urban 6 set and the Urban 6 Combo Topper were available online. They are no longer coming up when you search for Vinylmation. Looks like D-Street is your only option for now! Update: Looks like you can also purchase them at Disney Stores across the nation! Thanks jayproze for the heads up!
Or at least that’s the price online for these figures. Also online are the Combo Packs for the price of $24.95. More in a few minutes from D-Street. Update: Few minutes later. The price is confirmed at $11.95 at D-Street also! They weren’t supposed to be online today, but they are. Urban 6 individual boxes [...]
One of the weirdest, and thus coolest, variant choice ever – The Blue Thumb. Now maybe the gardener just hit his thumb and it swelled. Of maybe Disney’s Cirque went over to Universal and chopped off their competition’s finger, but I like it! Although the wrinkly butt is kinda strange. Tell us what you think! [...]
Well the time has come again to reveal this week’s release’s chaser and combo topper. Urban 7 Combo Topper I actually like this one. The color works for me. Seems like a Metal Mickey (like one of the exclusive Pop Vinyl for Comic Con) Thanks to J for the heads up. The combo topper will [...]
We showed you the photos from Urban 7′s trip to DHS and told you about the love that blossomed out of it. We got our hands on these pictures of Dizturb and Zombie School Girl getting close and comfortable with each other. First they checked out a flick on Hollywood Blvd. Then they went to [...]
One of our listeners, and D-Street release day line friend, Cliff from Florida sent in this Valentine: Chocolate Dipped Strawberry
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As we noted a couple days ago, Disney posted the upcoming Villains set in the “Vault” page of the official Vinylmation website under the section for Disney Store Exclusives. This prompted the question; “Are these figures currently available in the stores since only released sets go onto the “Vault” page?” I sent a message over [...]
Today, Disney officially announced three 9″ + 1.5″ (Jr.) Villains 1 combo sets to be released at select Disney Stores and the online Disney Store on March 21. Picture from Disney Store Facebook page The following concept art is from the official Disney Vinylmation Blog. Maleficent 9″ + Princess Aurora 1.5″ Artist: Oskar Mendez LE: [...]
Update: 3:30pm EST – We contacted Disney about some discrepencies in the store names / locations. Steven Miller was nice enough to get back to us and update the list. Please recheck for the store nearest you. Disney announced today the select list of stores that will be selling the Villains 9″ Vinylmation figures when [...]
!!For more info check out Villains Explained!! A fellow tweeter of ours got his hands on a set of Villains 1 and took some really nice pictures of them. Thanks so much @keithkrebs for these well shot photos! Check out the whole cast up close and personal! Some notes: $9.95 price tag (12.95 in Canada) [...]
It looks like the Disney Stores couldn’t keep the evil Villains contained. Now it seems that they will be taking over both D-Street stores on May 6th. They even got the California Store to open at 8 AM!
Disney has deemed the Villains rehabbed enough to released them into the Theme Parks. Today, D-Streets at Walt Disney World and Disneyland have seen the re-release of this once Disney Store exclusive series. It’s a great set that fits perfectly with Animation 1 on your Vinylmation shelves. To celebrate the D-Street release, we wanted to share with [...]
While looking around the “Vault” at Disney’s official Vinylmation website, I noticed something under the Disney Store Exclusive section. Looks like this upcoming set will not be available at the Disney Theme Parks, only at your local Disney Store. Click here for a handy Disney Store locator to find the one closest to you. When [...]
All this week, we are taking a look at the Robots Vinylmation series. Make sure to check out Robots Explained, Robots Uncovered and Podcast Ep. 30 for more Robots coverage. It’s funny how much detail is put into something that is meant to be thrown out by the consumer, but Disney has given us some great packaging for Vinylmation lately. [...]
Our buddy @VinylKonrad will be at the trading event tonight at WDW. He’s bringing with him a mystery trading box of his own. Make sure you stop by his table and check it out. Also check out our table with lots of trade options. We too are planing a mystery box, but it’s not nearly [...]
209-28-MOUSE Remember our new VinylMagic Phone Line. Call it 24/7 with your Vinylmation Comments or Questions and we may play them on the next show. We give you all kinds of ways to reach us… Follow @VinylmationNews on Twitter Email DestinationVinylmation@gmail.com Facebook.com/DestinationVinylmation Outside D-Street, like way too often and now our phone number, 209-28-MOUSE. We [...]
The Disney Pins site has announced some new Vinylmation 3D pin sets that feature designs from previously released Vinylmation sets. All four of these pin sets will be released on April 4th at WDW and DLR. No edition sizes has been announced. If you missed the Vinylmation set the first time around, pick up this [...]
Today Disney announced that their will be a vinylmation Lion King set. In an unprecedented announcement, Disney told us not only that the Lion King set will be a 12 piece blind box set, but that it will be a Disney Store Exclusive and it will be released on August 29nd 2011! They also emphasized [...]
Every vinylmation designer has his or her own unique interests. In this column, we will learn more about your favorite Vinylmation artists by takign a look at something they enjoy while not at work. Most of the time this will come from something they mentioned in an interview, blog, on Twitter, or Facebook. The subject [...]
Here is Christmas picture #3. Each day this week, Destination Vinylmation will release a Vinylmation Christmas picture here on our site and a different picture at the Destination Vinylmation Facebook page. Enjoy!
Celeste V created the Adam Lambert custom Vinylmation figure we talked about yesterday. This figure is up for auction on eBay with 100% of the proceeds going to charity. Hurry, the auction ends on February 2nd at 3pm Pacific time. Visit the auction site here. Today, we had the chance to ask Celeste about her [...]
by Ryan Thompson Welcome to the very first Vinylmation Exchange Report, or V.E.R. It’s no secret that part of the allure of Vinylmation is the ability to trade for the ones you want; however, sometimes it’s hard to be sure you’re getting a fair trade. This article, which will be posted every Thursday, will contain [...]
by Ryan Thompson Welcome to the third edition of V.E.R., or the Vinylmation Exchange Report. This week’s article will focus on Park series 9 inch releases. The park series, is of course, Vinylmation inspired by scenes, characters and imagery from the various Disney theme parks, and what a better way to display them than in [...]
Update: The vinyl sold for $500.00!!! Congrats to Don, Evilos, and everyone who bid! Christopher Avalos (aka Evilos) has donated a custom 9 inch Winnie the Pooh Vinylmation to help raise funds for Charlie Greenman, a little boy who will be 11 months old tomorrow. About 12 hours after Charlie was born he began having [...]
Yep! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios I found a set of Vinylmation ice cube trays ($16.96) that come with an exclusive 3″ figure!
Although the space shuttle Endeavor never lifted off for it’s history flight today, Disney posted a story about a couple Vinylmation that recently returned from a trip to space. Picture from Disney Parks Blog Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis in May of 2010 brought with them a Park 3 Mission Space and a Create Your [...]
Look who was at Kennedy Space Center for the historic landing of the Space Shuttle Atlantis this morning. With the conclusion of the 135th mission, the shuttle fleet is now officially retired. Photos by Chris Lanam Our friend Chris was at KSC to take these pictures of the Maria Clapsis Park 3 Mission Space figure. They [...]
A lot happened today on the Vinylmation front, so here is a recap. Disney officially announced an April 1st release date for Vinylmation Series Park 6. We had pics of the pins representing Park 6, but today Disney released turn around pictures and the artist’s names. Find Park 6 Explained here. We already knew Urban [...]
Sometimes it’s fun to take some Vinylmation info and rumors out there and speculate on what’s to come. We know Disney plans to put out an alien Vinylmation after this mysterious picture was posted on the Vinylmation blog yesterday: Couple this, with the rumor of a Robots series coming to Disney Stores… and you get [...]
We are still hearing lots of chatter about Cutesters Like You and Robots… two rumored upcoming Disney Store Exclusive Vinylmation sets. The latest word is a May 23rd release date for Cutesters Like You. This set is to be geared toward girls and features girls doing “sporty” and “outdoorsy” things. Could this be a clue [...]
Twitter follower @lindols has received some interesting rumors. She says that someone she knows from Paris says they will be getting the Cars 2 set in August. She also says they will be getting the Alice in Wonderland set (including a 9″ and 9″ combo) in September. Her source also said that on a more [...]
Today Thomas Scott released this picture on Twitter. So what does it mean? I haven’t seen this figure before, so does this point to the first figure of Juniors 4? We are pretty sure that series will be coming at some point. Maybe this is the first clue. Will the whole series be people dressed [...]
Update: 5/14/11 In yet another odd change of events, last night @noahfineart announced that the Little Mermaid custom was not the only one he was doing. He is also doing the Pirates 9″ custom. We haven’t seen any confirmation, but we assume that this is the 9″ Custom that will be released with a signing [...]
Update: 6/1/11 We hear more and more that this is just a mistake on the store’s part, so we are closing this speculation out for the time being. Don’t worry, it doesn’t seem like Park 4 is coming back, every one’s high valued pieces are safe. (If only we can find me an EPCOT ’82 [...]
Over on twitter @artisticdoodle send out a mass tweet saying, “Heads up, Villains 1 may be out of print. Out of stock at DLR D-street and at my local Disney Store and not listed on DisneyStore.com. D-Street and local Disney Store have no idea if they’ll get anymore. D-Street sold their last case last week. [...]
Copyright Disney We decided to start a new series here on DV. Whenever we get a question we need your input on before giving an answer, we will post it here, in the VM Rafiki Help Line. Rafiki of course is very wise and the word Rafiki means friend. So we thought it an appropriate [...]
The line outside of D-Street for the release of Star Wars. The line wraps all around the back of the Pretzel/Ice Cream/Bathroom building across from D-Street.
Photo by DV NYC Reporter Lori The New York City Disney Store will be opening today at 9 am (EST) for a soft opening before the official Grand Opening on November 9th. Destination Vinylmation NYC reporter Lori will be reporting from NYC Disney Store for us. Check back here all day for updates on all [...]
Reader Don pointed us to a sale at the DisneyStore.com on the 9″/3″ Urban 4 Combo Walk/Don’t Walk. It used to sell for $74.95, but it was on sale for $56.99. By the time we got over there it was already sold out. Oh well…
Now on sale at D-Street Florida (in California in a few hours)
WDW hosted a trading event at the Contemporary Resort yesterday. First off, we want to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our table to say hi or to trade with us. It was great to see a couple hundred people lined up outside the doors to the room before the event. Once let in, [...]
Update: 5/4/11 Thanks to Konrad for noticing that Disney updated the events page confirming this event as vinylmation! Disney Pin and Vinylmation (confirmed) trading event: May 20, 2011 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Ballroom of the Americas This will also be the first day of Star Wars Weekends, where it [...]
Looks like the 9″ Holiday 2 Sunburned Guy seems to be online. $48.95. LE of 500. Get it while it lasts. Also available today were the Park 6 figures. They can be purchased individually in a blind box of for a case. $12.95 and $310.80 respectively. (Thanks to everyone who mentioned this to us!)
Dr. Teeth At the trade event last Friday, DV reporter Ryan got some snapshots of some of the upcoming releases. One of the most notable figures was a new figure from the Muppets 2 series (tentatively to be released on April 15th). It’s DR. TEETH! From the Electric Mayhem. Since Janice was first revealed , [...]
Last month we did a whole week of wedding related Vinylmation. In honor of the Royal Wedding this week, and in conjunction with @DragynAlly’s Wedding Wednesday, we put together some pictures. Weddings and Vinylmation, together forever! We found this picture over at the Disney Wedding Blog. If I ever get married, you KNOW, that this [...]
With the reveal of the 3″ pieces from the Celebration set, we got to see the Bride and Groom that Stephen Miller hinted to back on February 1st. This however, is not the first time Vinylmation have been to a wedding. This week we will take a look at various version of the Vinylmation Wedding [...]
Today’s Wedding Customs are by Jenifer Marie. She makes custom Vinylmation in a number of various wedding themed sets that you can order from her website: lilsqueakrr.etsy.com. One Vinylmation set she makes is this darling bride and groom. They look great! Way cooler than the Celebrations boring, painted on bride and groom. These are up [...]
From the moment his visor’s feed met hers, Jonny knew they were prefect for each other. Background photo from RedandJonny’s Flickr
Today’s pieces are by a first time custom artist. Lisa Farry and her husband, Trace, were getting married and wanted to show off their love of Vinylmation. Taking a 9″ white and a 9″ black Create Your Own Vinylmation Lisa created a Bride and Groom that guests could sign in place of a guest book. [...]
Maybe there will be a Vinylmation soon just for you! Here are pics of the upcoming Teacher and Computer Vinylmations for the Occupations series. You get the 3″ and one of three mystery juniors in each box. There are 3 different juniors to collect for every different 3″.
If you answered, “they all showed up on a store shelf at the NYC Times Square Disney Store in Vinylmation form”, you have amazing and scary powers… because you’re right. Dabid’s Blog reports they found some Merlins, Bolts, Willie the Whales, and Hyacinth the Hippos at the NYC Times Square Disney Store back on January [...]
Here at DV, we like to read things into Disney’s words. Hey, it’s fun to speculate. Well today, the Disney Store posted a short Q & A with Disney’s Vinylmation Product Developer Donald Ferro. The post points to more Flags to come! The first series of Vinylmation Flags was a 12 figure set consisting of all [...]
Update: 8:30 PM As of now, Tailspin is sold out in the Disney Store. Update: 3:11 PM Well, Disney went and changed the price on the blog they missed, so now it’s all gone. We now know the answer as to why we had to wait so long to get Tailspin today. It’s because Disney [...]
This September at The Florida Project event, a 3″ Dumbo Vinylmation designed by Thomas Scott will be released in a 9/3 combo with a 9″ Retro Mickey. If there were a poll of the most iconic rides at the Magic Kingdom, Dumbo would surely be toward the top of the list. In the shadow of [...]
We here at Destination Vinylmation would like to congratulate Paul and Julie on their engagement. Paul took a special approach to asking his lady for her hand, and since it involved Vinylmation we asked Paul to tell us a little about what went into making that special night. “It was June of 2009 in California [...]
Check out the new video from vinylmation.com that Disney made to announce the Robots Vinylmation Set. I like this video a lot. What do you think?
It’s cold outside as MC and I wait at D Street for Vinylmation Ice Cube trays, holiday 2 and some watches. And remember the artist signing today!
Check out what we stumbled onto at the Disney Store. The rare Pied Eyed Mickey from the Big Eyes series. And only $9.95 at the moment! Get them while you can!
Clear those shelves fellow Vinylmation Anonymouses. The Occupation Series will be coming out on March 4th. This will be a 3″ open window (like Sports) 10 figure set, each sold with one of three randomly packaged Jrs associated with each figure. That means that there will be a total of 30 Jrs! 30!! They will [...]
Update: 5/21/11 Added Scott Tolleson pics that Evilos discovered on Scott’s facebook page. Now we can see how they came out! Update: 5/14/11 We now know the details of the May 21st custom Pirates release. When: Saturday, May 21 from 2pm – 5pm Where: D-Street, Downtown Disney District, Disneyland Resort What: Local California artist have [...]
Based on the reveal yesterday of two of the coolest Vinylmation Mickey Hats so far, (the first I’ve ever actually wanted to purchase) Disney revealed two of the 9″ figures for the Urban 6 set. We already had glimpses of these figures from a set of pins that was announced, but today they were confirmed. [...]
M.C. Visited Festival of the Masters today and brought us back some great pics! Here are 3 of the upcoming Steampunk series Vinylmations… including M.C.’s favorite, the clock gears piece that comes with the pocket watch.
We re-tweeted a link to this article on Tomopop a few days ago and we just wanted to catch anyone who missed that message. A great picture of a cool custom. The article is by Kristina Pino. Here’s just a snippet of the photo. Please follow the link to check out the full photo. Braaaains [...]
Yesterday, we finally got a sneak peek at the 3″ Vinylmation designed by Noah for the Little Mermaid release at California Adventure on June 11th!! We only get to see the front of the figure which looks fantastic! The same turquoise color was used as the 9 inch! (they would make quite the set!) The [...]
Hello everyone! I am currently recovering from an extremely Ariel/Little Mermaid filled past few weeks so please excuse my absence on the site! But no fear I’m back with lots of information on what Little Mermaid things have been going on. I would like to start this post by saying, The Little Mermaid Ride is [...]
Hello everyone! Yesterday we found out that a Small World Vinylmation Jrs. Series is going to be released around the time of D23 (21 days – I am SO excited). I think it was such a smart idea to make the Jrs 4 Series be Small World themed, it works perfectly. I am going to [...]
Last week after picking up my Pirates of the Caribbean Vinylmation I figured I would go and have some fun at Disneyland. After walking around the park for a while, my bad seemed a bit too light. When I looked down into my D-Street bag, the six Pirate figures that I purchased were missing! There was [...]