Thursday, July 20, 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Throwback Thursday - July

Series: 2013 Poster Art
Artist: Doug Strayer
Released: July 2013

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Collector's Space - My Vinylmation Displays


I've said in many previous posts that I would share my Vinylmation collection and I never have. But today I finally am! I have over 200 Vinylmation (excluding Jr. and 9" figures) and I don't display them all at the same time. I have sub-collections if you will and my vinyls are organized that way. I don't just mean the series that they are, such as Park or Pixar, but instead by the theme that I'm going for with those figures.

You can also see in this article the main way in which I display my Vinylmation, which is through custom made shelves. 

Magic Kingdom Collection

This first sub-collection is all of my Magic Kingdom themed figures. The first shelf is Fantasyland and Liberty Square, the second shelf if Adventureland (with the exception of the Vulture who with his hat doesn't fit in any other place on the shelf), the third shelf is Tomorrowland and Frontierland and then Frontierland continues on the bottom shelf. You will also see Haunted Mansion Mickey and Friends on that shelf which I placed there to fill the space, along with the "miscellaneous figures" The Colonel, Wet Paint Donald and the Mickey Bar. I probably could have arranged these better, but so far I haven't.

I also have a couple more Magic Kingdom figures not on the shelf, because what I didn't realize was painting the shelf was a TERRIBLE idea! The paint has transferred on to pretty much every figure. If the back of the figure has touched the back of the shelf there is now silver paint on the back of that vinyl's head. Pretty much every vinyl has it stuck to their feet also. I don't want to ruin any more figures so the ones that are already ruined are staying put and I won't add any new figures to this shelf. Thankfully you don't ever see the feet and you rarely see the back, so it's not noticeable, but I know it's there and I paid a lot of money for some of those figures, so it still makes me angry. I can't get the paint off without further damaging the figure.

Animal Kingdom & EPCOT Collection

This shelf houses my Animal Kingdom collection in the ears, and my EPCOT collection in the head. As those of you with a keen eye will see, some of these vinyls are not Park Series figures. The Yeti is from Myths and Legends but there hasn't been a 3" Yeti figure in the Park Series (only 9" and Park Starz, with the exception of the Yeti Mouse, which is ugly) so I got him to represent Expedition Everest since there's not a Vinylmation of that attraction either.

Next to Buzzy is an Urban figure but he looked so much like the guy from El Rio Del Tiempo that I got him and added him there. Finally Nemo is from the Pixar series but he's perfect in this collection given his EPCOT attraction. The first shelf in the head is the Tapestry of Nations parade and the Troll from Norway, the middle shelf is Future World and the bottom shelf is a mix of the two.

Hollywood Studios Collection

This shelf is mostly my Hollywood Studios Collection. The first two shelves are just a mix, with an Urban figure in there (Popcorn) because I always get popcorn there so it makes me think of Hollywood Studios. The middle shelf is my Hollywood Tower Hotel row with the elevator and ghosts. The fourth shelf are not Hollywood Studios figures but I wanted to display them on a shelf and they fir perfectly there. There's Lagoona Gator from Typhoon Lagoon, Summer Santa and the Snowman from Blizzard Beach, and a DVC Member vinyl that looks like Old Key West. My brother got me that one.

Finally the bottom shelf is another mix of figures most of which are not Park Series. Indiana Jones is from his own series but he's included because I love the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. Lightning McQueen and Mater are a two pack from a Pixar series but they're there because of their Hollywood Studios meet and greet. And then there's Chernabog who's from Villains #3 but I love his scene and Fantasmic and that's what he reminds me of so he's there too. I actually have one more to add to this shelf but as you can see, I don't have space.

So there's some insight into how I display my collection! I will be showing off other sub-collections in future Collector's Space posts.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Marvel Spider-Man Eachez Release


To celebrate the release of the new movie Spider-Man Homecoming, a Marvel Spider-Man Eachez has been released at the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort, and at the Disney Store online. This is a Limited Edition of 2,500 and both figures were designed by Disney artist Thomas Scott.

The common figure is Iron Spider (pictured left) with 9 in 10 odds of being in the blind box for a total of 2,250 pieces, while the variant figure is Spider-Man 2099 with 1 in 10 odds of being in the blind box, for a total of just 250 pieces. Each blind box retails at $16.99 and may become available later on the Shop Disney Parks App.