Sunday, June 30, 2013

August Rush

For each month of the 2013 year, Disney has been releasing a limited edition Poster Series Vinylmation and they have been somewhat hit or miss. That trend will continue in August except this one is in our opinion the best one thus far!

This release is a collaborative effort from Maria Clapsis and Jonathan Bishop that is scheduled for 8/2/13 and will be at both D-Street locations as well as the Disney Store online. Just like its predecessors in the series, this will be an open edition with a run of 2,013 pieces and retail for $14.95.

What do you guys think about this one? Have you been collecting each figure every month? This vinyl is an absolute must have for us :)

Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Full Monty

If there is one regret that the Vinylmation Revealed staff has as a whole, it is not picking up every single Disney Afternoon Series 1 release. But, we will not make that same mistake twice!

Today, we get a look at the Disney Afternoon Series 2 release from Chip n Dale Rescue Rangers. This is actually a three vinyl set! It would appear that it includes a 3" Gadget, 3" Monty and a 1.5" Zipper! We are being told this will be released on 8/16/13 at both D-Street locations and online at the Disney Store. This will be a limited edition run of 1,500 and will retail at $29.95.

This is a must have for our staff, how about you? 

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Lone(ly) Ranger

Disney has definitely given a new meaning to T.G.I.F. for all of their Vinylmation collectors. But, inevitably in all busy release months, there is bound to be a set or two that gets forgotten in the shuffle. For this month, the Lone Ranger is odd man out...

Released on 6/21/13, the same day as the Beauty and the Beast blind box series, it may have been doomed from the beginning. This two-pack is a limited edition run of 2,000 sets that retail at $26.95 and includes both the Lone Ranger and Tonto. In person, this set is absolutely beautiful and our staff is assuming that the popularity of this set may possible increase if the movie gets rave reviews. If not, a price drop may be imminent.

What do you guys think of this one? Did you pick up a set? Can you imagine the open display possibilities for these guys? Check out this example below from Disney World.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

See Ya Later, Ben Ali Gator!

Just when you thought your wallet was safe, yet another Friday release is coming!

Fantasia 8 which is a two-pack of Ben Ali Gator and Hyacinth Hippo is scheduled to be released on 6/28/13. This will be a limited edition run of 2,000 sets that will be retailing at $24.95 and is a park exclusive.

Any thoughts on this set? Outside of the initial Fantasia two-pack, the staff has not picked up any of the following releases in this series. Though, if this ever does price drop to the sub $5 range like the Oz sets recently have, it will be a deal that is too good to pass up!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

There's No Place Like Home...

They say that all good things in life come to those who wait...and boy are we glad we waited!

Right now, online at the Disney Store, all of the Oz the Great and Powerful Vinylmation open edition 2-packs are $3.99! Yes, you read that correctly, these sets are $3.99! For all of you collectors who have been waiting for a price drop, this is as good as it will get on these beautiful sets!

We checked our local Disney Store today to see if the prices were the same in there and it was not. This is an online ONLY deal for the moment unless you live near an outlet as that is the price for these sets there as well. If you are looking for other vinyls to purchase online to get free shipping, it is worth noting the all of the in-stock NBA vinyls are $3.99 along with the 2013 Valentine's Day release. Or if you have not completed your Whiskers and Tales or High School sets yet, they are buy one, get one free. 

Happy Collecting and we hope you jump on these deals while they last :)

Monday, June 24, 2013

You Rang, Sir?

Since it's release on 5/3/13, the Tower of Terror Bellhop has been one of the most sought after figures from the Park Starz 2 series. And since Disney does its best to never disappoint their loyal fanbase, a variant will be released on 6/28/13 at both D-Street locations and online at the Disney Store.

Here is a sneak peek of what the tin that it will come in looks like:

We are being told that it is a limited edition run of 2,000 pieces and will retail at $24.95. 

What do you guys think of this one? Is this a must have? Our staff will be camping out online to pick one up as he is just too awesome to not join his fellow bellhops in our collection :)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

They Call Her Mellow Yellow...

The Bimbettes...triplet sisters who stick together through thick and thin. Including being sealed up in blind boxes!

With the newly released Beauty and the Beast Vinylmation series, three different versions of the Bimbette have been showing up in cases. Paula (green) is the common one in the set and both Claudia (red) and Laura (yellow) are variants. I mean, with them being triplets, they couldn't not be together in a set right?

Here is a close-up picture of our Laura (yellow) variant that we pulled from our case:

And yes it has been confirmed that these are two per case. So if you get one, there is another in the case. Very good trade bait in our opinion if you are trying to collect them all :)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Video: Beauty and the Beast Case Unboxing

Release day of the Disney Vinylmation blind box series Beauty and the Beast is finally upon us. Many people camped out online waiting for the cases to go on sale at the Disney Store and they sold out in 10 minutes! We were lucky enough to grab a case from our local Disney Store since we were waiting before they opened.

Check out our video as we unbox the entire case:

Interesting notes:

  • 2 Yellow Bimbette variants in our case
  • Both Gaston and Beast had 3 a piece in our case (production error confirmed with Disney)
  • Only 1 Maurice in our case

Friday, June 21, 2013

We Can Learn To Love A Beast!

Rarely ever do we look forward to waking up early when a 9 hour work shift lies ahead, but today is a much different story!

For weeks and weeks now, the anticipation surrounding the Beauty and the Beast set has continued to grow. Growing in to a hype train that cannot be derailed and finally, after we have all been patiently waiting, release day is upon us! 

The decision to buy a case of this series was made well before the preview of the set of 11 commons became available. We knew from the initial announcement that this was one we could not pass up because of our attachment to perhaps the best Disney love story ever told! And besides, after watching Once Upon A Time, Belle has definitely become a favorite of the staff!

Being at our local Disney Store at 9:30AM sharp is the plan but outside of that, we want to know what kind of content you want to see from this case from us. We are planning on shooting an unboxing video of the case (we promise to edit it so it will be shorter this time), but is there anything else you loyal readers want to see? 

Let us know and we hope to see you in line bright and early :)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tale As Old As Time...

With the upcoming Friday release of the Beauty and the Beast blind box series, time cannot move fast enough! As we all watch the clock tick down, Disney has given us a nice preview of the chaser for the series which appears to be Human Beast

As if the hype surrounding this release was not huge enough already, this only gets us more excited! This series was already a must buy for many Vinylmation collectors and having such a beautiful chaser can only make it more sought after. We will be waiting in line bright and early at our local Disney Store on Friday to pick up our case and will be sure to post a video for everyone to see!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

T-Shirt Time!!!

Speculation has been running high since last Friday's release of the Monsters University blind box series about whether or not there will be a variant. All of that came to an end today when we found out that there is a variant!

On the Archie figure that is designed by Ron Cohee, the variant version has a different logo on the back of the t-shirt. As pictured above, the variant has the Monster's Inc logo rather than a different fraternity's logo/lettering. We are unsure of what exactly to call the design on the regular version because we have not yet seen the movie and cannot accurately put a name on it.

It is still unclear as to whether these variants will be exclusive to the Disney Parks but for those of us who do not live near one, we can only hope that the Disney Stores across the country will see their fair share of these as well.

Our staff has never been big on variant collecting, but being that we loved Monster's Inc and of course anything that Pixar puts out, this is a must have for us! If you come across one of these and want to trade/sell it, please let us know!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Monorail Blues

With the release of Park 12, a surprise variant was found by Doug Robertson and he was kind enough to share the photo with all on the Facebook group Vinylmation Exchange

Prices have already skyrocketed for this variant and the demand is high. This definitely looks to be the next "grail" of many collectors. 

Have you pulled any Park 12 bloxes? Are you looking to get your hands on this beautiful variant? Would you keep it? Trade it? Sell it? 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Disney Cruise Line Greece Release Day

Today brings a Disney Cruise Line Vinylmation release, this time for people taking their vacation to Greece!

This will be a limited edition run of 1,000 pieces and will retail at $14.95. Like all other Disney Cruise Line releases, we are positive this will be a 3 inch figure in an open window box packaging. 

What are your thoughts on this one? We feel like this is a pass for us but could definitely change our minds once actual pics of the release do surface. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Monsters University Release Day!

Today is the release of Monsters University! It is a blind box series and retails for $12.95. As with all releases, we never really know about any variants and or the chaser until release day.

Here is a picture of the chaser:

Definitely not the most impressive looking vinyl, but this character must have some sort of importance in the movie which will be in theaters on June 21st. No variants have been announced/found yet but we will keep you updated. 

Did you pull any blind boxes or perhaps the entire case? What figures are your favorite from this series? 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sneak Peek: A Marvel(ous) Series

As first reported by Vinylmation World, we get a sneak peek at the long awaited Marvel Vinylmation series which is scheduled to be released at some point this summer and be a blind box edition.

We love them all! One thing to consider is that there are no villains here which could mean they will get their own release! Either way, we cannot get enough of these characters and would love to see as many Marvel releases as possible. 

Any speculation on who the chaser will be? Do you think there will be any variants? Will this be a release day case purchase for you like it will be for our staff? 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sneak Peek: Agent P Marvel Vinylmation

Everyone's favorite platypus will be making another appearance in an open box packaging!

Courtesy of a news and photo release from Vinylmation Kingdom, we get a sneak peek at the Agent P Marvel vinyl that should be arriving at Disney Stores at some point this month. Our staff loves everything to do with Phineas and Ferb and this release will be no different. A definite add to our collection!

What do you guys think? Are you a fan of Agent P? What do you think about open editions in general? We personally love them and wish more and more vinyls would be released as such! 

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hoarding Han

Today, the remaining Carbonite Han Solo were set to go on sale at Disneyland Resort. One of our favorite Vinylmation traders Catherine Liu decided to brave the crowds and take her chances. Pulling it to the parking lot, it already began to look like a mighty ominous day...

Making her way swiftly to stand in line, one thing was clear. Dozens and dozens of people woke up early to also come stand in line hoping to get a set as this has been one of the most anticipated Vinylmation releases in recent history!

Unfortunately, Catherine's valiant effort was unrewarded as she was unable to purchase one of these coveted sets :(

In a trend that seemed to start last week Friday with the Carbonite Han Solo release at Walt Disney World, there were many pictures popping up of people online who had bought as many as they could get their hands on and had their buddies do the same. These sets have begun to pop up on both social media sites and eBay at astronomical prices and will continue as long as people are willing to pay!

This brings us to our question for all of our readers. How much are you willing to pay for Han? How many sets did you buy if any? Which side of the "hoarding" fence are you on? For us, we will wait until the prices go down after the initial craze and hopefully get our hands on one soon :)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

6/8/13: Downtown Disney Vinylmation Display

One of our favorite fellow Vinylmation collectors is Catherine Liu! Not only is she an amazing trader but she is always going to Downtown Disney to share with the world what is on the shelves! Check out her latest update in pictures!

Friday, June 7, 2013

6/7/13 Vinylmation Releases

Today marks the start of what is looking to be an extremely vinyl filled June!

First up from the Animation 3 series is the release of the 9" Dumbo and Jr. Timothy Mouse. This one is a limited edition run of 250 pieces and retails at $99.95.

Also out today is perhaps one of the most anticipated releases thus far this year, the Carbonite Han Solo from the Star Wars 3 series. Designed by Maria Clapsis, it is a limited edition run of 2,000 and retails at $32.95. 

Did you pick up any of these today? Were the lines as crazy as the pictures we saw? We personally love them both but the packaging on the Carbonite Han Solo is just beautiful!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Mail Time: 6/6/13 Cutesters at the Beach Set

Some of the best deals to find out there on vinyls are often through social media.

Today, we just got a complete Cutesters at the Beach set in the mail! This set did not include the variant so if anyone has an extra to trade or sell, please contact us!

Better pics and YouTube video to come on this mail day :)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Park Starz 2 Haul

Check out our Park Starz 2 haul below

We got these from the Memorial Day weekend Disney Store sale where there was a coupon for 25% off qualifying merchandise and figured it was about time to pick these up.

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Monsters University

Vinylmation set = June 14th
Movie = June 21st

Who doesn't love Pixar? I have been an avid fan of their movies since the first time I saw A Bug's Life and that love has not subdued over time and has only grown! With that being said, I cannot help but share my excitement over the upcoming releases of the Monsters University Vinylmation blind box series and then the movie in the theaters the next week after that!

Looking at the preview for the set and of course not yet seeing the movie, it is very tough to tell which one of the vinyls in this series will ultimately become "must-have" for me as I collect based upon the connection I feel with the characters rather than value. But off the bat, Mike, Sulley and Randall will be proudly displayed in my ever shrinking space for vinyls!

Which ones do you want? Or will you get them all? Case buy or not to case buy? Share your thoughts with us :)