Welcome to a brand new edition of Hits and Misses as members of the Vinylmation Kingdom give us their thoughts on a series and this week we take a look at the long awaited Classic Collection series.Hits
RogpalmerUK – For me the classic collection is a extremely strong set with over half of the series on my list to add to my collection with the main characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck being must haves (Mickey’s going to be much cheaper than his Park Topper Plane Crazy). These classic black and white characters just look crisp and smart, they will appeal to a much larger audience, even those who might not collect vinyls already and bring in new collectors. Oswald is a extremely strong chaser that will no doubt be extremely popular and pricey on the secondary market, certainly a great reason to blox this set for me.
WDWRobert – With this series I will start of by saying I am in my mid 40’s have a big love for all things Disney especially the classics. Having said that, of the eleven I can honestly can recall about most of the characters that are portrayed here. But to know all their names or even half of them I could not. Now this is a series I would like to complete. But if I am correct they will have the $12.95 price tag and that’s too much for this set.
Hits: The Classic Collection Series is a wonderful collection early creations of Walt and his creative team. This series will be greatly loved by the diehard Disney fans that love and appreciate these classic and iconic characters from the early Disney shorts. For me I would love to have the “Fabulous Five” Mickey, Minnie, Donald (who is showing his happy side) Pluto and Goofy err I mean Dippy Dog. Followed quickly by Oswald for his originality. But if I argue that I should add Peg Leg Pete and after confirming with my memory from Walt’s Biography was actually in the Alice Comedies. So when I see this series as a whole I am happy and impressed that they did this series even. This set has a “Very Nostalgic” factor here. So no matter what I am getting this series.
LibaryGeek – The biggest hit for me has to be Oswald. He’s important to Disney history, popular with many fans, and has never appeared in vinylmation form before. Plus, with the introduction of these new ears, he looks awesome. The other one I really like is Clara Cluck. I love that she’s included here, I think the look on her face is great, and her hat is fabulous.
arjaneelco – I love the fact they looked at Disney rich past to create this great set.This black and white era laid the basis for so many beloved characters and it’s great to see them in vinyl form.
As for my Hits I’ll go for three individuals, first up is Donald. His expression is spot on, he’s looking pretty mean like he was in those early shorts. Second is Pete, the actual Peg Leg is a great addition and he too looks pretty gritty and again, just like the old shorts looked and felt. My last Hit has to be the chaser: Oswald. He’s always been a special character within the Disney Legacy and it’s great to see the effort they are making to getting him back on the map through the recent Epic Mickey games, other merchandise and of course this great vinyl, gotta love those ears!
RogpalmerUK – Now while I like half the series, there are a load of characters I don’t really remember or have much interest in, so Horace Horsecollar, Gideon Goat, Clarabell Cow, Clara Cluck and Percy Pig are all characters I just don’t know and for that reason, they are big misses for me.
WDWRobert – For as much as I love this series for all the reasons I mentioned above, one can argue that they also can be the reasons for misses. For the general guest many of them will not know who most of these people are and what rides can I see them on? Okay the last part was not really a reason. For me, I would of liked to see a Steamboat Willie Mickey, perhaps the Duck that he used as a musical instrument. I would of loved to see a Skeleton from “The Haunted House”.
But I don’t have any ones that I don’t like. However things like price is a major downer for me. My guess this series will not fair as well as others at this price point.
LibraryGeek – There aren’t really any clear cut misses for me in this one, but there a few I like a bit less than the others. Donald, although he is one of my favorite characters, is one of them. He looks okay, but due to the vinyl form is beak appears very wide, while in the old style cartoons it was actually quite long. His hat is cute though! The other one I’d have to pick for a miss is Peter Pig. There’s no major reason for it, but I find him a bit more boring than many of the others – he doesn’t have a cool hat or accessories.
arjaneelco – As for Misses, there really aren’t any I think. It’s a strong set allround. It might not appeal to everyone and all ages but the Disney fans who love the long history of this amazing company and it’s founders are sure to love this set!
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