Thursday, October 12, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Pirate Mickey

Series: Halloween Eachez 2015
Artist: Maria Clapsis
Released: August 2015

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Vinylmation Stories - Storybook Collection

Usually when I tell my Vinylmation Stories, I explain the deeper meaning behind why I chose to add a figure to my collection. There are so many thousands of figures out there (yes, thousands!) most people can't possibly own them all. I've always found it interesting therefore what makes collectors choose certain figures over others. But with this set, there's not really any link to a beloved Walt Disney World attraction, nor any sentimental connection between me and these vinyls like there is with most of my collection. So here's the slightly different story on why I bought this set.

Firstly, I love how everything about the Storybook Collection screams Disney vacation. Donald and Pluto look adorable and have true likeness to their characters, wearing their usual outfits - with a tourist twist. Pluto is wearing a Sorcerer Mickey hat which is a popular souvenir at Walt Disney World. Donald has a visor and is wearing a backpack, which has a water bottle painted on one side, and some Vinylmation peeking out of a pocket. He is ready for a day at the park and I love the level of detail there!

The two of these characters together made a really cute set and I could instantly picture them accompanying me on my travels around Walt Disney World. They are both so ready for vacation! When I bought the set and unboxed it, I fell even more in love. The paint job is amazing! The colors really pop and look so vibrant on both figures, and I already mentioned the incredible detail on Donald's backpack. Pluto's hat is secured and isn't removable, which is good for taking him places. Donald's visor is rubber and while that can't be removed either (which I'm fine with) that's a good choice because now I'm not afraid of that breaking in transit.

These two Vinylmation will be joining me at Walt Disney World next month so stay tuned for pictures!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Throwback Thursday - Retro Epcot Map

Series: Park #8
Artist: Thomas Scott
Released: February 2012