More Ponderings of Xero's Mind
The New Mold
So I had a little free time tonight and it got me to thinking. I always get into trouble when I find myself alone to think. Anyways, got to thinking about the new mold. I know how I feel about it, but how does everybody else feel? I mean really feel about it.
Will the new mold be a positve move for vinylmation or will it end up being a negative?
Does anyone actually like it?
Does anyone actually think that it is an improvement over the original?
Does anyone really know why Disney made a change?
Well there were a handful of reasons that I remember being explained (sold) to us. Let me go through and dissect each of those with you. One at a time.
Better designs ?
Sure we have been told that the new smoother design will allow the artists to improve on their designs. Making future new mold vinyls more detailed and intricate. Really? We have seen Sea Creatures and Cutesters Like You thus far and I fail to see anything spectacular. Sea Creatures may be the blandest series to date. Just look at the amazing detail on this guy.
Nothing screams detail more than a big purple blob head.
Better translation into the human form ?
Please.Oh Please. Look at Capt Jack.
Notice those cheeks. Nothing human looking about those cheeks. And if you have seen any Cutesters Like You in person, you know that the new mold is no more suited for the human form than the original. At least we still had the Mickey form to fall back on. What do we have now? Some would still say Mickey. I say fine, it still may be Mickey, but not Vinylmation Mickey
Better quality ?
OK. The jury may still be out on this one, but I still hear rumblings of paint application errors. Hello. Of course there will be errors. These are not Faberge Eggs. They are massed produced $10 toys…errr collectables. That is not a reason to change a mold. Unless it is more cost effective (oops. Did I just say that?)
Better adaptability for future designs?
So the feet are removable. OK. What vinyl design has utilized that thus far? We have had 2 released series and a previewed one. The feet look normal to me. So I guess we will have to wait until there is a Mermaid set before we really see something cool there. I for one, don’t care to see the feet any different. And can’t imagine there are that many designs that would benefit from “special feet”. I am one for uniformity in my collection. That will just throw me off
Better use of accessories?
The right hand is more cupped. Allowing Mickey, or whatever the new mold is supposed to be, greater freedom to hold on to stuff. As I look around my room at my collection, I find the original mold right hand holding on to accessories just fine. Fairy Godmother is holding her wand just fine thank you very much . Now if I threw her across the room to see if she would fly, I guess she may lose her wand. Maybe the new mold will alleviate this issue. Can’t wait to throw one across the room to find out. I fail to see how the new mold will really make that much of a difference
Anyways. Just a quick look into my how I see things.
Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing?
A step forward? A step backward?
My 7 year old daughter X-Girl says that the Mickey Ears are still there but it no longer has the MIckey Face. You know the line. From the mouth of babes.
That’s what she thinks. What do you think? Let us know
And I really want to know if anyone really thinks that Mickey actually looks better on the new mold? Take a look
I really want to know what you all think of this mold. Like it or not.
Don’t be shy