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Welcome to a brand new edition of Hits and Misses as members of the Vinylmation Kingdom community share their thoughts on a series and this week we take a look at the Haunted Mansion – Mickey & Friends series.

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RogPalmerUK – I love this series, I love how Disney have taken one of my favourite attractions and mixed it up with the classic characters to do something amazing.  The detail on some of the figures are amazing, I love the Mickey and Donald Duck the most, these figures are simply fantastic and without doubt some of the best figures of the year.  I also think the Groundskeeper Goofy and Pluto are a nice touch.

 CrystalHits- the toppers. The sinister expression, shadowing, and cast member outfits are outstanding.    Grounds keeper Goofy. I love the accessory and the backside where Pluto is cowering behind him, scared.

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RogPalmerUK – I don’t think there is any figure in this series that is a miss, however I’m not keen on the reveal/conceal concept.  I get blind boxing, I can handle that.  But I don’t like the idea of being forced into buying additional figures that I don’t need.  Instantly if I just brought 4 combo toppers and was lucky enough to get the set of 4 + the combo toppers, I’d still have 2 figures I didn’t want.  It just seems very sneaky of Disney to sell extra figures like this.  I think Combo Toppers are great (even better if they are released on the same day…Boba Fett?) but I think this way of making people buy the figures is right.

 CrystalPete as the opera singer. One, why didn’t they choose a female character? Daisy would have been good. Or even a dopey character like goofy would have made more sense than Pete. Also, the colors are completely different than the other bi-color characters- it is this straight blue and Donald and daisy are more of a green. It makes it seem to not fit in with the set

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