Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Vinylmation Beginner's Guide - What is Eachez?

Eachez Vinylmation are frequently being released. In 2015, we have had 7 new Eachez, which is more than one release a month. In my opinion, Eachez seemed to appear out of nowhere with no explanation. New collectors especially might be wondering what Eachez is and what it means, but even more seasoned collectors might still be scratching their heads. I hope in this post to tackle some frequently asked questions about Eachez.

1. How do you say "Eachez?"
It's pronounced how it looks. Say it like the word "each" and then add "ez" on the end. Like saying "peaches" but without the letter p.

2. Why is it called that?
Honestly I have no idea and I've yet to meet someone who does. Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager with Disney, said on the Disney Parks Blog that the name Eachez was given to these figures by the Vinylmation design team. No explanation on the actual meaning of the name was given.

3. What is it?
The Eachez concept was first mentioned by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager at Disney, on the Disney Parks Blog in November 2013. However, it was merely a passing comment. The concept was described as being "a figure sold in a mystery box that the Vinylmation team is calling "Eachez". One is the more common figure while the other is more rare". Usually this means you have a 9 in 10 chance of receiving the more common figure, and a 1 in 10 chance of receiving the more rare figure, dubbed the "variant" in the Vinylmation community. But there have been some exceptions.

4. What is the Limited Edition size?
Usually 2,000 or 2,500 however some have been labelled as "limited release" as opposed to limited edition, meaning no set size was given.

Eachez are usually stand alone figures that are not part of a series. More often they are for an event such as the Food and Wine Festival, the year (2014, 2015), Run Disney, Halloween, etc. But some are connected to a series like the Spider-Man Eachez (to accompany Marvel #2) and the Star Wars Eachez to accompany the Star Wars series.

Sometimes the more rare variant figure has a different design, such as the Independence Day Goofy figures. Other times it's a different figure entirely, for example Easter 2015 Eachez.

I hope this post has cleared up some confusion on Eachez Vinylmation. If you still have questions, I'd love to try and answer them! Leave me a comment.

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