Thursday, February 27, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Sorcerer Mickey

Series: Park #5
Artist: Monty Maldovan
Released: October 2010

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Things that make Vinylmation Collectors cringe

This article is a couple weeks old now, but I still think it's pretty funny. The Oh My Disney blog posted an article titled, "Things that would make Vinylmation fans cringe" and yes, these things do make me cringe!

Can you relate?

"There is no love like Vinylmation love. If you’re a fan of those cute little guys, it’s a very specific type of love, that might have a few “quirky” side effects. Assuming your Vinylmation love is real, this list probably speaks volumes to you.

There’s nothing worse than an unorganized Vinylmation collection...

Why is there a UCLA Vinylmation next to an Animation Series next to a Cast Member exclusive? There is no rhyme or reason to that. What’s going on?!

Oh look, an unopened Vinylmation box:

Things that would make a Vinylmation fan cringe
Why isn’t it opened? Is someone saving this for later? Why on earth would they do that?! This is terrible.

Don’t have enough room for your Vinylmation collection?

Things that would make a Vinylmation fan cringe
Putting them in the drawer is probably the worst thing you could do. How will they breathe?


Things that would make a Vinylmation fan cringe
Doubles? Doubles of this guy? Great, just great.

Wow, nice Vinylmation collection that is better than ours...

We’re not at all jealous. Not even a little bit.

When you order a Vinylmation online and don’t realize it’s one of those tiny ones...

Things that would make a Vinylmation fan cringe
Not that there’s anything wrong with those, but you expected the full size one!

When one of your favorite Vinylmation loses its accessory...

Things that would make a Vinylmation fan cringe
The accessory-wielding Vinylmations are the best… until they lose their accessories.

When someone doesn’t understand your love of Vinylmations. Don’t worry, you won’t find any of that here"

You won't find any of that here at Vinylmation Isle either! Thankfully, accidentally buying a Jr. has never happened to me and none of my vinyls (knock on wood) have ever lost their accessories either.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Backside of Vinyls - Test Track

To me, this vinyl is the perfect representation of the original Test Track attraction. I just love the back especially! I think of the crash test dummies, the signage around the attraction, the queue, the stickers on the cars - everything. It's great to see that thought and accurate detail is on the back as well as the front of this vinyl

Signs on the feet and arms of the vinyl

Circle stickers from the car are on the vinyl's ears and back

The figure itself reminds me of these crash test dummies

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jungle Book Series Release

The Jungle Book Vinylmation series has been released today at Disney Stores and The Disney Store Online in honor of the Disney movie's Blu-ray release. This is an 8 figure set with a surprise new addition - 4 Jr figures. The Jungle Book is a blind box series designed by Enrique Pita, Gerald Mendez and Marvin Lao. Each blind box retails for $12.95

On an unrelated side note - this was Vinylmation Isle's 200th post! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Vinylmation Stories - The Colonel

The Colonel
Series: Park #4
Artist: Adrianne Draude

I was a huge fan of the Downtown Disney attraction The Adventurers Club. I could get on my soap box and rant about how its closure is possibly the biggest mistake Disney has ever made, but I won't. Instead I'll say that I can still remember how much fun I had, all the characters names, all the times they interacted with me and my friends and family, all the jokes they made, I can remember every room in the Club and I can still recite the Adventurers' Creed and sing you the Adventurers Club song - lead by the one and only Colonel Critchlow Suchbench.

The Adventurers Club

When I discovered that our beloved Club leader had been immortalized in Vinylmation form, I had to have him. Not only did the vinyl encompass my fond memories, but the figure itself was a wonderful and accurate representation of one of my favorite Adventurers Club characters. I'm glad Adrianne Draude didn't forget about the Colonel. Great idea for a Park Series vinyl!

The man himself:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Minnie's Dress

Series: Cutesters
Artist: Lisa Badeen
Released: December 2009

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Backside of Vinyls - EPCOT Icons

I just love the old EPCOT icons! I've been missing EPCOT a lot this week, so I've decided to show the back of this 9" Park #2 figure:

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Blank Merchandise at the Disney Store Online

Blank and Bow from Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story, have made their debut at the Disney Store Online. You can buy a 3" Blank and Bow Vinylmation combo pack, a 3' (yes you read that right) Blank and Bow Vinylmation combo set, t-shirts and iPhone cases.

The t-shirts are priced at $24.95 and $29.95

The iPhone cases are priced at $34.95

3" Blank and Bow

The 3" Blank and Bow set is a Limited Edition of 50 and is now sold out. If you have a large amount of cash going spare, the 3' figures are available with a Limited Edition of 10 for just $13,000. Or, if you'd like yours signed, the same set with a Limited Edition of 1 will set you back $14,000. I wonder how long those will be around...

3' Blank and Bow

All orders of Blank merchandise will take 6-10 weeks to ship

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

25% Off at the

The Disney Store Online is offering 25% off your purchase plus free shipping on orders of $75 or more from today until 11:59pm PST on Monday February 17, 2014. All you need to do is use the code DISNEYPAL at checkout. It's a great time to buy some Vinylmation!

Throwback Thursday - Valentine's Day

2012 Valentine's Day
Series: Holiday Exclusive
Artist: Unknown
Released: 2012

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Blank - A Vinylmation Love Story at Disney's Hollywood Studios


Steven Miller (Disney Merchandise Communications Manager) posted on the Disney Parks Blog this week about Blank - A Vinylmation Love Story coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios in celebration of Valentine's Day. Blank is a 39-minute stop-motion animated short that tells the story of Blank and Bow, two unpainted Vinylmation who find love.

The short will be shown at the Premiere Theater in Hollywood Studios at 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm and 5:30pm on February 14-17. On February 14 and 16, there will be an exclusive showing at 10am for Annual Passholders only. (Annual pass must be presented on entry). There will also be an exclusive showing for Disney Vacation Club Members on February 15 and 17 at 10am. (Valid DVC Member ID must be presented). 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

The Backside of Vinyls - World of Color

I've never seen World of Color, but I've heard a lot about it and seen pictures and videos. It looks awesome! I think this Vinylmation represents the show perfectly, especially the back:

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Vinylmation Dreaming - EPCOT Series

I haven't posted in the Vinylmation Dreaming topic for a while and since I've been feeling the love for EPCOT recently, I wanted to share another of my dream Vinylmation series - the EPCOT series.

This would be a 12 figure set, because it's only fitting, and feature the logos from EPCOT attractions past and present. I've seen something similar done by Disney commissioned custom artist Noah:

And that's the kind of design I have in my head for my EPCOT dream series. On each 3" figure will be a different EPCOT logo. The commons would be:

Horizons - one of my all time favorites of Disney past

The Wonders of Life Pavilion - oh how I miss Body Wars and Cranium Command

World of Motion - I still remember the evolution of transportation

The Universe of Energy - I will always find Ellen funny

Communicore - featuring SMRT-1 of Vinylmation fame

The Land Pavilion - another of my favorite attractions!

The Living Seas - now "The Seas with Nemo and Friends"

Spaceship Earth - back in the days of Walter Cronkite

Journey Into Imagination - the original version with the Dreamfinder
Future World Logo

The World Showcase Logo

And for the chaser... my favorite logo to encompass them all...

The EPCOT park logo!

I wouldn't have any variants because I don't think they would fit. I really hope one day to see my dream series of 12 EPCOT logo figures!

Thursday, February 06, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Queen of Hearts

Series: Alice in Wonderland
Artist: Thomas Scott
Released: November 2011

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Backside of Vinyls - Big Al

My last Vinylmation Stories post was the story behind my Big Al vinyl, so I've decided to show him off again today:

The logo from Big Al's guitar (picture below) features on the back side of the 3" Big Al vinyl, a neat touch

Monday, February 03, 2014

Free Shipping at

Free Shipping With Disney Parks. Code: PARKFREE

From today until Wednesday, you can receive free shipping on your entire order at the Disney Store Online with the purchase of a Parks Authentic item. Vinylmation are Park Authentic items so go ahead and order those vinyls you've been wanting! The code you need is PARKFREE.

Offer expires at 11:59pm PST on Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

Saturday, February 01, 2014

Mail Day

I received these vinyls in the mail this week thanks to a great online trade. So happy that these 3 have finally joined my collection!