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Today sees the first day of the Nightmare Before Christmas Trading Event taking place in Disneyland and thanks to Vinylmation Exchange Member Nick Atkins, we now have details on a special limited edition Jack Skellington Eachez blind box that is being sold at the event which takes place, today and tomorrow.  This limited edition Eachez blind box is limited to 2000 pieces but there are 3 versions, Smiling Jack which is LE1500, Laughing Jack is LE100 and Screaming Jack is LE400.

This blind box is priced at $16.95 and is currently only available at the Trading Event (unless it doesn’t sell out which it probably will), this trading event is a ticketed event which also has some limited edition one of kind customs from Javier Soto and Casey Jones.  This is only Eachez figure to come with two variants as the D23 Expo 2013 figure also featured 2 variants.

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What do you think of these Eachez?


Thanks to Vinylmation Exchange Member Nick Atkins for the photograph.


This month Disneyland hosts the Nightmare Before Christmas trading event on June 13 – June 14 at the Disneyland® Hotel, Exhibit Hall and Disney have released some details on a new 9″ custom Jack Skellington Vinylmation by Javier Soto which can be purchased via the Random Selection Process for the event.  For more details on the RSP process and for the full merchandise catalog, click here.

Here are the official details for the new custom:

In addition, we are pleased to announce that we will be offering a Jack Skellington Custom 9″ Vinylmation™ figure by artist, Javier Soto. This item will be available via the Random Selection Process during the event. Guests interested in purchasing this piece may submit their RSP preference in person at the event, only, no later than 2:00 pm Pacific Time on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Details for this piece may be found on the last page of the Silent Auction Catalog.

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Here are the other Vinylmation related RSP’s available for the event which include a Custom Vinylmation by Casey Jones and a lot of NBC themed Vinylmations all signed by Casey Jones.

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Today Registration has opened for the Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland Trading Event which takes place on June 13 – June 14 at the Disneyland® Hotel, Exhibit Hall.  Tickets are priced $90 each and

Disney revealed the details of what will be available on the RSP list and sadly doesn’t include any Vinylmations, making this event Pin focused, however Vinylmation trading will be part of the event according to some comments from a Disney Park Blog author from last month and the additional information sheet confirms that Vinylmation trading will be part of the event, but as of yet, we don’t have any more confirmation of any releases for this event such as one of the Eachez Trading Night figures or one of a kind customs.

For details on getting hold of tickets for this event, check out . 

Here are those comments directly related to Vinylmation.

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View the Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland Merchandise Catalog



NPL922514-613x919Following the recent news of the Nightmare Before Christmas Trading Event taking place on June 13th – 14th in Disneyland, we now have further information on the event including a full itinerary and further details which confirms Vinylmation trading will be available at the event.

Reservations for Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas in Disneyland® Event will be accepted only via beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. (Pacific Time).


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Yesterday we found out some more details on the Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas’ in Disneyland Trading Event taking place in Disneyland on June 14th, which featured lots of information about Pins but no mention of Vinylmation.

Today, Disney Parks Blog Author Michelle Harker replied to some questions about Vinylmation being available at the event.

nbc question 2 nbc question 1Looking at those answers, it looks very obvious at the moment that this is very much a Pin event but could feature some Vinylmations but it doesn’t look like its going to have much of a presence.  Once the merchandise catalog is released, we will have a better idea of what Vinylmation will be available.

What do you think about this news?



It is no secret that the Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite Disney/Holiday/Tim Burton movies.  I was thrilled when the first images of Jack were released.  I scoured screenshots and trailers released in the early days of Infinity, for any morsel of hope for a Nightmare Before Christmas play set.  As it turned out, I would have to settle for a Toy Box Figure, and Sky and Terrain Disc.

That won’t stop me from wishing though.  I must preface this article with the fact that all ideas aren’t completely original, much of this article is a response to the Inside Infinity Halloween Podcast where we discussed this very idea.

1. Storyline/ Time

This Play Set occurs after the events of the original movie.  Boogie’s boys do some Voodoo magic and revive Oogie Boogie.  Oogie wants some revenge but wouldn’t dare go after Santa again.  He decides to kidnap other Holiday characters.  It is the job of Jack and crew to rescue these Holiday figureheads from across Halloween Town.  Oogie has rampaged Halloween Town to distract the residents and Jack himself.  Part of the Play Set completion will be rebuilding Halloween Town which will unlock the specific building in the Toy Box for players.  Some buildings include, The Town Hall, Dr. Finklesteins Labratory, and of course Jack’s House.

The Play Set is complete once all Holiday Characters are rescued.  These characters include Tom the Turkey, Lucky the Leprechaun, and the Easter Bunny.  Their character cages will be modeled after the holiday doors they reside in.


Once all of the characters have been saved, the Play Set will culminate into a boss battle with Oogie Boogie.  This time however, instead of it taking place in Oogie’s hideout, Oogie will have fled Halloween Town, and gone to Christmas Town.  Once in Christmas Town, the player must fix the mayhem caused by Oogie’s arrival.  Much like the rebuilding of Halloween Town, this will provide the oppurtunity to unlock Christmas buildings, including an Elf’s House(s), Santa’s Work Shop, and Santa’s Home.  Once rebuilt, the player will have to use Jack’s Pumpkin bomb, or Santa’s Snow Ball/Ornament launcher to defeat Oogie Boogie.


2. Playable Characters

The Nightmare Before Christmas Playset will have 5 playable characters.  Already released Jack Skellington, Sally, The Mayor, Santa Claus, and my personal favorite, Variant Jack, Sandy Claws.


3. Play Set Layout

The starting location would be the town square, currently in shambles and only recognizable by a few buildings and the layout.  The Play Set would then take you across Halloween Town, including the iconic Spiral Hill.  Once Oogie has fled, the player will travel to Christmas Town.  A quest will send the player to the forest and through the Christmas Holiday Door.


4. Unlockables for Toy Box

Outside of the above mentioned buildings, each character would have their own unlocks.  Sandy Claws would unlock Rudolph Zero.  An NPC pet that can follow players around.  An as yet included mechanic, but hey, this is Blue Sky afterall.  Sandy Claws would also unlock a placeable version of the snow covered Spiral Hill and a Snow Covered Halloween Town Skydome and Texture Set.  The Mayor would unlock the Halloween Town Fountain.  Sally will unlock the pumpkin patch, and Cemetery assets from the iconic scene in the movie when she follows Jack.  She will also have her basket on thread to be used as a swinging weapon.  This will be an ability and an unlock.  Santa Claus will unlock a Christmas Tree, and multiple Christmas decorations including Stockings, and Christmas Lights.  He will also unlock a Christmas Town Skydome, and Texture Set.  Jack Skellington will unlock a Pumpkin King Scarecrow, Holiday Door Trees, and the Halloween Town version of the Spiral Hill.

5. Skills/ Mechanics

The main mechanic like many Play Sets, is platforming.  Also the usual fetch quest for the denizens of Halloween Town.  The Play Set will include a new feature though, delivery quest of items.  Dropping “bombs” in the form of presents on targets.  From not a pack, a’la Buzz’s Jetpack, but from a flying vehicle.  This leads me to the next section.


6. Vehicles/ Weapons

Weapons(Tools) will include Sally’s swinging basket, the Mayors Megaphone Horn, that will knockback enemies, akin to Jack’s Scare.  Additional weapons include Santa’s Snowball Launcher, Sandy Claws Ornament Launcher, and Pumpkin bombs.  The two flying vehicles that will be included are Santa’s Sleigh, and the Sandy Claws Sleigh.

7. In Game Challenges

In game challenges would include flying through gates, and accuracy for dropping presents on targets.

This is my version of a Nightmare Before Christmas Play Set.  I feel that it could tell a fun story that expands a bit from the confines of the movie, giving the player a 3rd person view of two of the best Holiday Town.  It is an extension of the current canon and acknowledges, and pays homage to movie.  Plus we get two different versions of Jack Skellington, and leave a 3rd (Pumpkin King) for a future release.  What do you think?  Do you like these ideas?  Would you like something added or changed?  Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to listen to the Inside Infinity Podcast Live every Monday evening.


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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 Nightmare Before Christmas Series 2.



RogPalmerUK – I need to come out and say this straight away, I am not a big fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas, I’ve tried to watch it a few times, I even brought the DVD but I just haven’t managed to sit right through it.   I love Tim Burton movies like Batman, Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow etc but his animated movies don’t click with me.  So for me I don’t really have any hits since I honestly don’t know who any of the characters are.   I think the design work on a couple of the figures like the Mummy and the Devil look pretty neat but I don’t plan on picking any of these up.

 Joshua Jackson – First off, I was a huge fan of the first NBC set so when I heard there was a second set being released I was super excited! What made it even better in my opinion was that it would be blind boxed, awesome move vinylmation team! My first and favorite figure from the set is the clown chaser. When I first saw him I fell in love, the colors, the expression, everything on this figure is spot on and easily one of my top favorite chasers ever!  Second hit is easily the winged demon, I always love it when vinyls has large add ones like these wings, and the red eyes give this figure a truly devilish appearance.

WDWRobert -I am a huge fan of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” the Movie. With a great storyline, amazing music and all around attention to detail that makes this movie a classic for all ages. I was really excited to add these vinyl’s to my collection. Currently, I only have Series 2 of The Nightmare Before Christmas or “NBC” vinyl’s and I plan to re-collect (I had them a few years ago and sold them to collect other sets I really wanted at that time) Series 1 as well. I love NBC 1 for it’s characters but love NBC 2 for its quality on transitioning a movie character to vinyl form, well except for one and I’ll cover it in my misses.

My first hit is “Jack Skellington”. He looks great on the new mold! I love his PJ’s and the colors are beautiful. I am very happy they used a matte finish rather that the glossy one on this set. Even if you are not a fan of the movie this vinyl is pleasing enough to collect. Next is the “Big Kid”. He is well done and not to be a broken record but with the use of a matte finish make this big guy look great and just another wonderful vinyl to have. Finally, and my absolute favorite movie character asides from Jack is the “Mummy”. The character is adorable in the movie and that adorable character looks amazing as a vinylmation.


RogPalmerUK – As I mentioned before, I haven’t seen the movie all the way through to have a opinion on the actual figures, so to say any are a miss isn’t really fair.

 Joshua Jackson – I must say there’s only one figure I’m not a fan of in this set and that would be the big kid. He’s a pretty well done figure and fits perfectly on the mold I’m just not a fan.

WDWRobert – “Devil” to me was not a favorite character in the movie so right there the vinylmation version has that against him. Having admitted that, one can say that his appearance on a vinyl is rather unpleasant as well. But the award goes to the “Winged Demon” as being the most unappealing one in the bunch. There were so many other great choices to choose than him. The winged Demon just did not transfer well from movie to vinyl.


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


Today is a rare New Release Thursday as Disney releases the new Nightmare Before Christmas Series 2 on Halloween.  These will be released at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World as well as through  The blind boxes are priced at $12.95 each while a case costs $207.20.

This new blind box series is in a new smaller case which contains just 7 commons and 1 chaser.  This series was previously released in Hong Kong Disneyland and at the Reflections of Evil event last month.

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Will you be picking these up?


This week sees the release of the second Nightmare Before Christmas Vinylmation series and today the Disney Park Blog posted a story about the 20th Anniversary of the movie and the new Merchandise that is coming which includes details on the new series:

This October marks the 20th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” This amazing stop-motion feature is a classic in the Miller house, especially around Halloween (my children love the film!). To commemorate this milestone anniversary, here are a few of the newest themed merchandise I found created especially for Disney Parks.


From October 29 to November 4, 2013, the Disney Parks online store will release an exclusive T-shirt and a D-Tech on Demand case for the iPhone 5/5S featuring the artwork shown above. Guests can order these items by visiting starting October 29. Once orders are complete, please allow six-to-eight weeks for delivery.


The Timepiece team recently introduced two 20th Anniversary watches as part of their Artist Watch program. The watches are available with either black or white leather straps. Presented in gift boxes, each watch has a retail of $75.00 (plus tax). Look for them in the following locations at Disneyland Resort: Fortuosity Shop and Port Royal in Disneyland park; Off the Page at Disney California Adventure park; and World of Disney in Downtown Disney District. For guests at Walt Disney World Resort, look for these items at Uptown Jewelers in Magic Kingdom Park or Art of Disney at Downtown Disney Marketplace.


On October 31, the Vinylmation team is releasing a limited release mystery series celebrating several characters from the film. Disney Design Group artist Casey Jones, whom you may recall from Hatbox Ghost shirt fame, designed this second series that builds off the first (and now retired) Vinylmation series from a few years ago. Look for this set at the D Street locations in California and Florida, and the Disney Parks online store once released.


Finally, the last item is more like a preview of things coming in 2014. I invite you to mark your calendar for June 14, 2014, as we will be hosting a trading event at the Disneyland Hotel that was inspired by Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas.” Look for more details in the coming months. I’ve seen the artwork for several items and they are outstanding!

Here are a few other items that I found including new winter weather attire coming to Disney Parks in November.