Chasing a chaser, or variant can be one of the most thrilling parts of collecting Vinylmation. There is no better feeling than picking up a lonely blind box in a near empty tray and opening it to reveal the chaser of the set. We all remember that first chaser we opened up, and it is truly one of the coolest moments while collecting.
Disney has done a good job recently coming up with some great chasers in newly released sets. From the Park 13 “Pardon Our Pixie Dust” chaser to Kaa to the brand new Robots 4 chaser of Toy Story’s own lunatic, Sid.
We all have our own strange methods of how to determine which little blox in the case that sits in front us may be that special one. One of the biggest complaints in the search for the mystery vinyl in each set is seeing boxes crushed, opened and nearly destroyed. This has been a big issue in many stores for a long time. Other than keeping vinyls behind the cash register, which some stores have actually done, there isn’t much being done to be able to control the small few who ruin the hobby for others.
A lot of us though shake the boxes, weigh them in our hands, among other things. I would love to hear what your method is for trying to find which one box may hold the vinyl you are looking for? Who was your first chaser or variant? Let us know in the comments below!