RogPalmerUK – Its the winter, its cold outside, the US has just been reformed into a ice block, its probably a good time to release a Vinylmation series which has a winter theme to it. I’ll admit, Cutesters aren’t on my radar, hardly surprising really.
WDWRobert – I go back and forth on the Cutesters series. One series I like them, while another series I think they are just awful. The Cutesters Snow Day series is fair at best but there are a few good ones that I would like to collect and a few that I would love to just leave them out in the cold for good. Cloud: The face is okay enough and it does not go overboard trying to be too cute. However what I like most is the transition from a light semi-transparent bluish green to a dark solid of the same color. The snowflakes create a nice effect falling from the cloud. Seal: I like the use of the clear greenish blue for the water around the seal. The character is on the boarder of being too cute but I still like him. I almost think he would have been off on not having the earmuffs. Owl: Front of him. I love the baby blue that is used on him. Accompanied with a red scarf makes the front of this guy a big hit. Deer: I love the sweater! The artist created a nice transition the deer into vinylmation from as well. Great use of putting the antlers on Mickeys ears.
Jason Saldivar – Having never been a true fan of Cutesters vinylmations (I much prefer character-driven vinylmation), I do have to say the designs included in this series are better than previous sets.The winter theme is fun and makes for some interesting nature-inspired designs.
RogPalmerUK – I have at times referred to Cutesters as Crapsters, or in this case, Yellow Snow Crapsters. Which pretty much sums up my initial thoughts on this series, I’m a man in my thirties and this stuff doesn’t appeal to me at all. I just think this series is such a wasted opportunity, I think a girlie Vinylmation series is a fantastic idea, but add a little Disney to it, throw in a cute Minnie Mouse or a cute looking Pluto, there are so many other great Cute Disney ideas and I’m sure if the artists were let loose on some classic characters it’ll be a huge seller. The designs on this series look OK, cut off their Mickey Mouse ears and they could have been released by any Vinyl company.
WDWRobert – As I keep looking over these I keep asking myself why these did not have a release date before Christmas. Owl: Back of him. It looks like he is wearing a baby blue thong his feathered “Butt”. Narwhal: He just does not transfer well into a decent looking character. I think it’s the gold tusk. Penguin: I cannot believe they did not out a penguin into this series!
Jason Saldivar – Fox: The design is nice, but in the end it is just a plain fox. Not an especially interesting animal like the others.
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