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It might be Halloween but today’s big new releases are all very Christmas themed as we have plenty of new holiday Vinylmation released at D-Street and online through Disneystore.com.

First up we have the Tinkerbell Eachez, which is a limited release and has a retail price of $14.95. The common figure features Tinkerbell in her red dress with the variant (1 in 10) version showing off a lovely green outfit.

“Ring in the holidays with this limited release Vinylmation Holiday 2014 Santa Tinker Bell Figure. Created by artist Ron Cohee, Tink is available in two designs, but you won’t know which you’ve got until you open the box”

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Another holiday themed release is the twin pack featuring Mickey and Minnie as snowmen. This twin pack is retailing for $29.95 and has a limited edition size of 2500.

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And today’s other big new release is this Gingerbread Duffy created by Caley Hicks which is also Limited Edition 2500 and priced at $16.95.

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Disney are also offering a bonus 40% off selected items including Park Starz Pirates of the Caribbean variants, Park 13, Park 14, Pirates of the Caribbean Series 2, Villains 5, Indiana Jones, Urban Redux 2, Duffy, Silly Symphonies and much more. So its a great time to pick up some bargains or Christmas presents.

What will you be adding to your collection?

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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 Duffy Series 1.

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RogPalmerUK – ?  …. urm……..  I do actually like the whole idea of doing something completely different and I’m sure Duffy fans will love this series.

WDWRobertHits: I am not sure about this series, as my initial feeling towards the set is rather cold to it. I do like Duffy as a character and I have 2 of the original Duffy vinyl’s as well. Perhaps it maybe that I see a lack of effort or creativity what has been released. For goodness sakes the Chaser is just a clear Duffy Bear! But here are a few that I like but for the most part I am not intending on collecting this set.

Bumble Bee – Though the first second I looked at it I thought of the Bumblebee Man from the Simpsons I still like the look of this Duffy Bear and the more I look at it, the more I want to at least get this one. With a simple, clean and the Bee look on Duffy just looks fabulous.

Green – Out of all the plain colored Duffy’s I like the green one the most. I think it because the green is similar to Kermit is why I am partial to it. Anyways, the two toned Green Duffy works out just fine.

Polka Dot – Am I the only that said to themselves “Hey there goes Twister Duffy” or “Hey there goes Color Dot Candy on Paper Duffy”? If you did then you must like this Duffy for the same reason. A colorfully fanciful Duffy for me, yes, for me!

NicoleDaughter and wife are HUGE fans of Duffy so this set was a no brainer. We all think the mold is unique and a nice change.  Would have liked to see Duffy in a Mickey costume, Mickey with a Junior Duffy or Shellie May

LudicI just visited Disneyland and could not resist buying these. I saw them and absolutely loved them, I kept going back and buying more. In the end I ended up with one of each except the green and mystery one. I ended up with 4 extra purple ones, luckily the extras will make great gifts.  Although I hope that for series 2 they have Duffy painted in various costumes because Duffy is all about changing outfits and cute costumes.

 

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RogPalmerUK – Ah Misses, yep lets put this whole series into the misses pile.  I don’t get Duffy and so this series is a complete miss for me, I just feel this whole series is missing something special, this is more of an urban brand and not aimed at Duffy fans.   Its cute, but I hope they try another series but maybe more “Disney” for the Duffy fans alone.

Stephanie – I think it would have been cute if they did holidays like how Duffy dresses up at Epcot.

TravisThe whole series is a miss….. they could have gone a different route (character based) and been a lot more popular and interesting

WDWRobertMisses: Brown – In my best Ben Stein voice I say this; “Wow a brown bear how unique”! Anyone? Anyone? Clear – Amazingly boring. Let me make this clear. I am not amused. Pass. Pink – I only gave the Pink bear a miss was only because I do not like it. But this one will probably be a hit for a lot of people. I must give Caley Hicks a lot of credit for not just making a plain old pink bear.

Blue – The moment I looked at this one I thought of Sally from the Cars Movie. Not only for the similar colors but for the artwork “Tattoo” on the back of Sally that can be seen when she is driving away from Lightning McQueen. I might be me but the more I looked at the Line/scribble art the more I see things that just look odd. I’ll leave it at that.

 

If you would like to take part in a edition of Hits and Misses, feel free to contact me via Twitter (@RogPalmerUK), email (Roger@Vinylmationkingdom.com) or by Facebook.

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Today sees the release of the first ever Duffy the Disney Bear blind box series, this urban style series consists of 7 commons and a chaser, with each blind box costing $12.95 and a tray setting you back $207.20. This series is available at D-Street at Walt Disney World and Disneyland along with being released online through Disneystore.com.

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Will you be adding these to your collection?

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In what can be considered the biggest underdog release in vinylmation history, Disney is releasing the Vinylmation Duffy Series 1 this Friday.  This release is happening a day after the San Diego Comic-Con begins and a week before the Sleeping Beauty vinylmation set gets released.  As this set is being released, the vinylmation community may still be buzzing about the reveal of the Pixar Villains, Park 14, and the Animation 5 set.

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 10.03.40 PMUnbeknownst to many,  Duffy is Mickey Mouse’s toy bear.  Wait….Mickey carried around a teddy bear?  Starting in 2002, Disney began showing Mickey carrying around this fluffy toy bear. For those of you who have gone to Disneyland, you may recognize Duffy as the bear who has the photo booth outside of Ariel’s Grotto.  In the 3 years that I have been going to Disneyland regularly, I have never seen a line of more than 1 person waiting to take a picture with this bear.  The line for Dole Whip and turkey legs is usually longer.  Yet, Disney decided to create a vinylmation series on this character.

Pardon the lack of excitement and level of skepticism.  Maybe this set isn’t aimed for my generation.  Growing up, I never saw Mickey with a teddy bear. Maybe this set is meant for the newer generation of Disney fans; fans who have never known Mickey to be without his trusty and fluffy companion.  Or maybe this set is aimed for those who find teddy bears to be cute.  There is no denying that the bears in the set have a certain level of cuteness going for them.

What do you think?  With all the current excitement around other new releases and this weekends Comic-Con, does this set stand a chance or is it destined to share the same fate as the High School and Zooper Heroes sets?

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20140603-190238-68558835.jpgOn July 3rd, there will be a new blind box series using the Duffy the Disney Bear Vinylmation mold, this 8 piece series contains 7 common figures and 1 chaser.

Here are a few educated guesses at what could be the Duffy Series 1 Chaser be?

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This was my first guess, Shellie May is Duffy’s girlfriend and would make a good addition to this series, though with the Urban feel, she may get kept back for another release.   Adding the bow to the Duffy mold and simply adding some eyelashes would help push this series to lots of Duffy fans.

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This might just be a personal choice, but having a chaser figure with Duffy either in Mickey Mouse colours or simply Mickey painted directly onto the Duffy mold would be a excellent way of increasing sales.

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The Duffy series 1 does have an Urban feel to it and it would make sense to do a Duffy series with Duffy dressed as different Disney characters (like the costumes you can buy for him), such as Duffy as Buzz Lightyear, Sulley, Woody, Stitch or just dressed up in celebration such as 4th of July or St Patrick’s Day.  So adding a chaser with a Duffy figure in one of those outfits can’t be ruled out, if it doesn’t quite fit the Urban theme.

What do you think the Duffy Series 1 Chaser Could Be?

 

 

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While we have known about the new Duffy blind box Vinylmation series for a while now, Disney have released some details on the new series which are all on the Duffy the Disney Bear mold.

Vinylmation™ Duffy Series 1

Retail Price: $12.95
Tray Retail Price: $207.20
Disney Parks Release Date: July 3
Disney Parks Online Release Date: July 3

Here are the 360 images of the 7 common figures:

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What do you think of this series?

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Today saw the first trading night of 2014 take place at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex and not only was there two Eachez released for the event (Buzz Lightyear and Winnie the Pooh) but we also got to see some previews via our friends over at Destination Vinylmation, of future releases including Park Starz 3 and a variant edition of Ezra the hitchhiking ghost.1538619_1440382089539519_986399942_n

Other previews include Duffy the Bear series 2

452f8242ca6c11e393230002c9d6f96c_8There is a Star Wars Dagobah Luke Skywalker and Junior Yoda two-pack coming on May 23rd with a LE 2000, and a retail price of $29.95.

10299874_623177607766093_283538644_nWe also now know that the Star Wars Series 4 blind box series will be released on May 16th at Walt Disney World and a few days later on May 19th at Disneyland resort.  And here are a few previews of that series including Bossk the Bounty Hunter.

10249326_686853208041013_2024735761_nAnd this preview of a 9″ Rancor and 3″ Keeper had already been announced, but was on display for the first time, along with the Eachez R2-MK/R2-D2 variant.

Another Star Wars release includes a Hologram Emperor Palpatine which has a LE 2000, with a retail price of $16.95, and will be out on June 6th.

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What are you looking forward to?

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This past weekend at the Villains 13 Reflections of Evil event, not only were rare variants & chasers pulled from the trade boxes, but special unreleased early production figures also got placed in the boxes including these Shelly-May figures on a Duffy mold.  These figures got pulled by two different members of Vinylmation Exchange.

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Thanks to Vinylmation Exchange & the two lucky members for sharing these images

What do you think about these figures?

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It’s time for some new releases and today see’s the launch of a few “special” figures.

First up, over at the Aulani Resort in Hawaii,

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  2. Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina – Minnie Mouse 3-inch figure by Maria Clapsis (Open Edition: 1,500 / Retail: $14.95)
  3. Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina  – Mickey Mouse 3-inch figure by Maria Clapsis (Open Edition: 1,500 / Retail: $14.95)

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Also released today is the Disney Vacation Club Exclusive “Home Sweet Home”

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While it’s not a major new release, the two Duffy Open Edition vinylmations are being released across stores in the US (They have been available on .com for a while).

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And finally if you haven’t noticed, there is a 25% off Friends and Family promotion at both physical stores and online with the code DISNEYPAL

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While visiting their local Disney Store, Vinylmation Exchange member “Brandon Thevinylguy Balasco” asked about some dates for future Vinylmation releases and was told the following:

  • Myths & Legends  1/7
  • Whiskers & Tails 1/21
  • Duffy 2/15
  • High School 2/25

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We have heard about Whiskers & Tails and Myths & Legends, but High School?  There are a few different thoughts on what that could be.  Could this be a set based on the High School Musical series?  Or maybe another generic Disney store series based on high school such as jocks, nerds, bullies, cheerleader, popular kids, goths etc or even popular Disney characters in high school outfits (a bit like Nerds Rock)?

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And then there is Duffy.  Could this be just a re-launch of the two open window vinyls that have already been released or perhaps some new open window series with Duffy in different outfits or maybe he will get his own blind box series?

Obviously at the moment, all we know is a date and once we know more, we will share that with you.

What do you think about these new releases?