Friday, September 30, 2016

Rogue One Shoretrooper Eachez Release

A Rogue One Shoretrooper Eachez has been released today at Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort, the Shop Disney Parks App and the Disney Store Online in anticipation of the upcoming release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December.

There's one common and two variants that make up this Eachez. The common figure (pictured in the top left) has a 9 in 10 chance of being in the blind box, while the two variant figures (pictured top right and at the bottom) each have a 1 in 20 chance of being in the blind box. This is a Limited Release meaning exact production quantities are not known. Each blind box retails at $14.99

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday - September

Series: 2013 Poster Art
Artist: Caley Hicks
Released: September 2013

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Vinylmation Stories - J. Jonah Jameson

Today's Vinylmation Story is a little different from many of the other backstories behind the Vinylmation I chose to add to my collection. I'm a huge Disney fan, but I still enjoy and appreciate the Universal Orlando Resort. While there's obviously competition and rivalry between the two, each has something the other doesn't have, and I like spending time at both.

I was drawn to J. Jonah Jameson because he is a recurring character in the Spider-Man universe who also features in The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction in the Islands of Adventure theme park at Universal Orlando. Spider-Man happens to be one of my favorite rides over at Universal because I'm kind of a comic book geek.

The entrance to the Daily Bugle
(Photo Credit:

Jonah Jameson is first seen when you enter the attraction queue, themed to the Daily Bugle. His picture is hanging on the wall as you step inside. Continuing on in the attraction, you make your way through the Daily Bugle, seeing various different articles the journalists have written, as well as notes from Jonah. You set out to follow Spider-Man and make headlines for Mr. Jameson, who is contact with you throughout the ride.

A journalist's work station inside the Daily Bugle
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This Vinylmation reminds me of the ground-breaking Spider-Man attraction that I love so much, and he's expertly designed by artist Thomas Scott. This figure looks like he walked out of the comics! His outfit is perfect, he has the same angry expression he always has, and what a perfect touch to add a Daily Bugle newspaper article in his ear - which features a memorable comic headline, "Spider-Man: Hero or Menace?" This figure was also a gift to me from my sweet younger brother, making him a very sentimental piece in my collection. All this is what made J. Jonah Jameson a must-have for my collection.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Marvel Hawkeye Eachez Release

The Marvel Hawkeye Eachez has been released today at Disneyland, Walt Disney World and the Disney Store Online. There's a 9 in 10 chance of pulling the common figure, Hawkeye in uniform, and a 1 in 10 chance of pulling the variant Hawkeye. This is a Limited Edition of 2,500 meaning there are 2,250 common figures (pictured left) and 250 variant figures (pictured right). Both were designed by artist Thomas Scott and each blind box retails at $16.99.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Mystery Bakery Figment

Series: Mystery Bakery
Artist: Ron Cohee
Released: July 2013

Friday, September 16, 2016

Vinylmation Jr. #15 Marvel Series Release

The Vinylmation Jr. #15 Marvel series has been released today at Disney Stores, Walt Disney World, the Disneyland Resort and the Disney Store Online. This is a 12 figure set, with 11 commons and a chaser, plus a variant. Each blind box retails at $9.99

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Mr. Tom Morrow

Series: Park #5
Artist: Thomas Scott
Released: October 2010

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Beauty and the Beast #2 Vinylmation at the Disney Store

As of this week, my local Disney Store still has several boxes of the Beauty and the Beast #2 Vinylmation series. If you're still wanting to pick up this set, check out your local Disney Store, the or the Shop Disney Parks App.

Friday, September 09, 2016

Winnie the Pooh Tsum Tsum Vinylmation Series Release

A Winnie the Pooh Tsum Tsum Vinylmation series has been released this week at the Disney Store, the Disney Store Online, Disneyland, and will be releasing soon at the Walt Disney World Resort. This is an 8 figure blind box set featuring Piglet, Eeyore, Pooh, Owl, Tigger, Roo and Christopher Robin, plus an unknown mystery chaser. Each blind box retails at $12.95

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Disney Cruise Line Pluto

Series: Disney Cruise Line
Artist: Maria Clapsis

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

The Backside of Vinyls - Mr. Toad's Wild Ride

Today on the Backside of Vinyls, I'm looking at Mr. Toad's Wild Ride from the Walt Disney World Annual Passholder series. This attraction closed in 1998 so newer Disney fans might not recall or may never have experienced Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. But the back of this vinyl includes a couple of neat nods to this extinct attraction.

The back of this figure is of course the back of Mr. Toad for the most part. But in the back of the ears we have the wheels from the ride vehicle:

(Photo Credit: Inside the Magic)

Then on the back of Mr. Toad's head, we see a devil holding a pitchfork from the memorable Hell scene at the very end of the attraction:

(Photo Credit: Jim Hill Media)

These small touches make this Vinylmation so much more than just Mr. Toad, these details really make this figure reflective of Mr. Toad's Wild Ride at the Magic Kingdom, and a reminder for big fans of the former attraction.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Nerd Goofy

Series: Nerds Rock
Artist: Doug Strayer
Released: February 2011