Walt Disney World April poster art
The more I look at April's figure, the more detail I see. The figure's Sorcerer Mickey hat serves as the top turret of the castle in April's poster, complete with the orange/yellow two-tone colors. All around the vinyl we see the same colors shown on the poster: blue, yellow, orange, red and white. There's also the same use of shapes: squares, triangles and the circle from the center of the poster features on the front and back of the vinyl's head. The "2013" from the bottom right corner of the poster is placed on the figure's back, while the "Believe in Magic" slogan from the top left corner of the poster is visible on the belly of this vinyl. Finally, we can see the remaining turrets of the castle on each side of this figure's head.
April Vinylmation figure
This vinyl is a superb translation of the poster art to the Mickey mold and I love the shapes and bright colors. I think is an especially artistic piece of work, as opposed to just a Disney centered figure. Not one of my favorites in this series, but a great and likable vinyl nonetheless.
May's poster is packed with detail and many aspects of the poster have made it on to May's Vinylmation figure. The background of the poster features black and white icons of lucky charms and Disney characters and attractions. Mickey ears, dice, a dragonfly, an oriental symbol, and a pot of gold from the poster's background are spread across the whole body of the figure. Symbols from the border across the bottom of the poster can also be seen across the vinyl's body, including: a magic lamp, stars, a horseshoe, a heart, the number 7, and a four leaf clover.
May Vinylmation figure
The poster's central text "Two Thousand 13" is featured in exact replication on the face of the vinyl, while Mickey's head, taken from Mickey on the left side of the poster, can be seen on the right side of the vinyl's head. This figure's hands are also painted to be Mickey's gloves. Around the feet reads the "Believe in Magic" slogan taken from the top of the poster. This is one of my least favorite figures in this series, but that's purely because the red, black and white colors are not very appealing to me. Artistically, this figure matches the poster inspiration perfectly and is full of delicate detail.
June's poster art is relatively more basic than the poster art for other months, but I love the colors and simplicity. Central to the poster is Sorcerer Mickey's face with "Walt Disney World 2013" written inside the hat. June's Vinylmation figure has the same blue Sorcerer Mickey face, with the same detail in the hat. Around Mickey's head in the poster reads the names of Walt Disney World's four theme parks. This detail has been left off the vinyl which I think was a good call. It would have made the figure look messy. Instead the vinyl figure continues with Sorcerer Mickey's body (not featured on the poster) in the same metallic blue.
June Vinylmation figure
The stars surrounding Mickey in the poster can be seen on the vinyl's ears and feet, in the same blue, white and black colors. This not only matches the poster, but also looks magical and classic Sorcerer Mickey, reminding me of the Sorcerer's Apprentice scene in both The Great Movie Ride and Fantasia. Finally, the "Believe in Magic" slogan at the bottom of the poster features on the back of Mickey's head. I think this vinyl is not only a fantastic translation of the poster, but also a wonderful figure.
Join me again soon for Part #3 of my Poster Art Series Vinylmation Review, where I'll be taking a look at July, August and September.