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eachez easter oswaldThis past week saw the release of two different Oswald Eachez blind boxes, the first was the Easter Limited Release figure which was released at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World as well as online and the other was the Trading Night Oswald that was only released at Disneyland’s D-Street.

Oswald just brings out the craziness in people and this past Friday saw the Vinylmation community pushed to its limits, up first we have the Easter Oswald that isn’t a Limited Edition item so there could be upwards of 2000 to 3000 of these little blind boxes available (or just 500!  we just don’t know).  One of the biggest issues with the term “Limited Release” is that people aren’t sure what it means and Disney is using this term more and more. We used to call these open edition figures since it didn’t have a limited edition size, but now Disney has tried spicing up Vinylmation with the addition of the chase.  This figure sold out on Disneystore.com in minutes as people tried to get hold of him. Both D-Street’s seemed to have limited stock, but being Limited Release means, they could keep bringing out more and more.

By adding the variant factor,  people are buying tons of these blind boxes in the hope of getting the variant, resulting in loads of common figures flooding the secondary market such as with the RunDisney and 2014 Mickey’s which are also limited release.  So often if your after the common, just hold out a little and it shouldn’t be too hard to get hold of.

One of the biggest issues with Oswald, is the expectation that the value will continue to rise like the Classics chaser.  As more and more Oswald figures are released, I’d expect the prices to drop as we see more and more Oswald figures.

buzzlightyeartradingThen we have the madness of how Disneyland handled the release of the Trading Event Oswald Eachez.  I wasn’t there in person, but the reports from people online and from messages sent to me, it sounds like the release was handled poorly with people staying up most of the night to line up, when other people had been told they weren’t aloud to.  There was also some pins being released at the same time which resulted in one big line and wristbands being handed out to pin collectors.  Resulting in lots of unhappy Vinylmation collectors being unable to get a Trading Night Oswald and lots of people hit social media to complain about how the situation was handled by Disneyland Security.

It looks like Walt Disney World’s events are going to be slightly different as they’ve announced that the merchandise will be available at the trade night itself rather than in D-Street.

mkr2 eachezBut I think, no matter how Disney distributes the Trading Night vinyls, they are still going to be extremely sought after and will always leave some collectors disappointed as a Limited Edition of 500 blind boxes is extremely low, that’s without the variant factor.  The variant factor means people want as many blind boxes as humanly possible to see if they can get hold of the rare LE50 figures.   The Eachez concept is there to make people buy more than one and on such a Low LE, that instantly means people will go crazy.

If you look at how the Eachez line has sold since they kicked off last summer with the D23 Expo figure, they have all seemed to have sold extremely well, including the limited release ones like 2014, RunDisney and Easter Oswald.  Disney have hit a home run with these figures, the variant factor has increased sales without a doubt, if these figures had been in a open window box, they wouldn’t have sold as well or maybe not sold out as quickly.

eachezfrozenolafregThese Trading Night figures are setting a new standard for a hot item, we could see this every month for each event and people will be disappointed, there is no getting away from that.  For collectors like myself who live away from the parks, we are going to have to pay through the nose for those figures or have extremely helpful friends, I know many collectors away from the parks that have pretty much written off getting the Trading Night figures.  If your local to the parks, I know if I was able to get hold of a spare figure, I would be trying to trade for the next figure from the opposite coast.

Older collectors have said that this release was how Vinylmation used to be years ago, huge lines outside of D-Street and figures being extremely popular with quick sell outs.  But over the years, that slowly went away as Disney overproduced too much product, meaning many collectors never had to deal with these kind of issues until recently.  Many collectors have got used to low priced figures that had been discounted and the idea that you could just “wait”.  Those days are long gone in my eyes, sure the odd figure or series will be eventually discounted, but the Eachez line is carving out its own path, the factor factor and lower LE numbers are changing the hobby.

Some collectors don’t like it, but as Vinylmation has grown and evolved, with thousands more collectors each year, it’s not surprising that this has happened.

 

What do you think?

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Hello everyone, and welcome to week four of Disney Dollar Deals! This weeks theme is on the cute, fun loving character Oswald, to celebrate the newly released Easter Oswald Eachez. This newly released Eachez contains two types of figures; a standard Easter Oswald (9/10 chances) and a special variant (1/10 chances). So Let’s start!

As with buying from anyone on the internet, please be on the watch for sellers selling scrappers online from any sites outside of the Disney official stores/shops. Make sure to check out our scrappers guide!

Disney Store.com:

Easter 2014 Oswald Eachez- $14.95

If you can be quick enough to grab one, Disney store.com have the Easter 2014 Oswald. This Eachez, like I said above, there are 1 out of 10 chances of getting the awesome variant.

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Disney store are selling each blind box for $14.95, which is slightly higher than usual, but you can see why, due to its a limited release. Make sure to grab yours quick before they sale out!

(UPDATE – These sold out online in a day, showing the popularity of this figure)

 Voucher Codes:

As we know, lots of collectors will be buying on a different scales. So to save you even more money, we have some voucher codes which you can use on Disney Store.com.

$15 Off when you spend $100 plus Free shipping- Code: DMR15

Free Shipping when you spend $50 or more- Code: SHIPMAGIC

10% off, when you spend $50 + with a Disney Rewards Visa- Code: DRVCMEMBER

eBay:

Japan D23 Expo Oswald Chaser- $60.00

Last year at the D23 expo in Japan, the exclusive “Happiness Is A State Of Mind” series was released. They were priced originally at 1280yen each (about $12.44). The series contained seven commons, one chaser (which is Oswald) and a Tinkerbell variant. These sold out extremely quickly!

Image credit to ebay seller "retiredmats"

Image credit to ebay seller “retiredmats”

 

The seller “retiredmats” has listed, recently the exclusive chaser, which is of course Oswald. Its being sold for $60. The seller ships from the USA and has 100% positive feedback, so not much to worry about. Although, please be aware, the seller has listed that the vinyl does have a paint smudge by his arm.

Facebook:

Vinylmation Kingdom Trading:

For obvious privacy and security reasons I shan’t be naming names of the sellers on Facebook, due to these are listed under people’s full names. This although will give you an idea of what to look out for or even you could find the actual listing!

The trading group at the moment is exploding with Easter Oswalds for sale and trade. Many traders have brought especially, extra Eachez, so people who didn’t get their hands on a Oswald can! Have a look on the site! You might be able to find a brilliant deal!

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Most Expensive Vinylmation Of The Week:

Here is this weeks most expensive Vinylmation of the week. Every week, we scavenge the internet for the pricey Vinylmations around.

 

Blank and Bow- LE 50- Signed:

The seller “pdro6085” has the limited edition of fifty, hand signed and limited edition marked by the artist, Thomas Scott. This is one of the limited releases near Valentines Day, when the Black and Bow feature movie was released. (Click here to see our review of the movie) This is the 37th Limited edition set, as written on their ears.

image credit to the ebay seller "pdro6085"

image credit to the ebay seller “pdro6085”

This is selling for an mind blowing price of $2,500! Even though it still has not sold yet, at this current time of writing it has fifteen watchers, and it looks like it will go!

31/03/2014: The price has now changed to $500.00. It currently has 22 watchers! Even though its currently had a price drop, its still very expensive!

Community Corner: 

This week’s community corner, instagram has been flooding with lots of pictures, of the new releases. So here are some our favourites!

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Image Credit- Instagram user “dizthrubrowneyes” Topiary Combo Packs at Epcot

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Image Credit- Instagram user “dizthrubrowneyes” Got Oswald!

 

Got any news on cheap prices on the internet for Vinylmations? Recently seen an brilliant trade? Got a picture of Vinylmation stock levels at you’re local Disney store? Well comment below this article OR send us a picture with the hashtag #VKDDeals. (Make sure to upload it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and make sure its public, or we won’t be able to see it!)

 

Would you like to trade Vinylmations with collectors like yourself?

Do you want cheap deals on Vinlymations like the ones featured in this article?!

Join our trading/buying site and our auction site!
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Have you picked up Easter 2014 Oswald yet?!

Let us know in the comments!

All listings, vouchers and prices are correct as of the 28th March 2014. Voucher codes credit to Retailmenot.com


 

 

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Disney have released full 360 photos of the first Trading Night Eachez featuring Oswald (le450) and a variant (le50).

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Disneyland® Resort Trading Night
March 14 | By: Disney Staff

Calling all Traders! Join us for Disney Trading Night, March 28th from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Pacific Ballroom at Disney’s Paradise Pier® Hotel. Meet avid and novice traders, make friends, and share stories about your collections.

Pins: The limited edition Disneyland® Resort Trading Night pins featuring Anna from the Disney animated film, Frozen and Cheshire Cat from the Disney animated film, Alice in Wonderland will be available for purchase at Disney Pin Traders in the Downtown Disney® District. The pins will be available for purchase beginning at shop opening (8a.m.). Please note: Wristband Distribution guidelines will apply to the release at Disney Pin Traders.

Vinylmation™: The Disneyland® Resort Trading Night Vinylmation™ will be available for purchase at D Street in the Downtown Disney® District. The Vinylmation™ will be available beginning at shop opening (8a.m.). Please note: Wristband Distribution guidelines will apply to the release.
We kindly ask that Guests do not line up until one hour prior to the start of the event. Please park in the Downtown Disney® District parking area or the Mickey and Friends parking structure.

See you there!

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We have been waiting to find out what Eachez Vinylmation would be released at this months Trading Event in Disneyland on the 28th.

Disney has now confirmed that the first figure released will be Oswald.

This figure will be sold as a Eachez blind box with a LE500 with a 1 in 10 chance of getting a variant.

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Vinylmation™: The Disneyland® Resort Trading Night Vinylmation™ will be available for purchase at D Street in the Downtown Disney® District. The Vinylmation™ will be available beginning at shop opening (8a.m.). Please note: Wristband Distribution guidelines will apply to the release.

Will you be trying to add Oswald to your collection?

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The Official Vinylmation blog has posted some details on the 2014 Easter Oswald that is part of the Eachez line, which means there is a variant black and white version of the figure with a 1 in 10 ratio.  This figure isn’t limited edition so could be compared more to the 2014 Sorcerer Mickey or 2014 RunDisney Mickey rather than the Olaf or Food & Wine figure.

Here are the details:

SKU: 400008177528

Retail Price: $14.95

Artist Name: Darren Wilson

Edition Size: Limited Release

Disney Parks Release Date: March 28

Disney Parks Online Release Date: March 28

Locations:

Limited Release Mystery 2014 Easter Oswald.  There are 9 out 10 chances of getting a colored Oswald and 1 out 10 chances of getting a black and white Oswald.

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Will you be adding this figure to your collection?

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It’s Friday the 13th and while there is plenty of excitement over in Walt Disney World for the Reflections of Evil event, today those of us away from the parks still get a new release.  Today the 13th special from the 2013 Poster Art series is available through the Disney Store’s Facebook Store, a week before they are available in the parks.  This figure was designed by Maria Clapsis and has a Limited Edition size of 2013.    This is the first time the 2013 Poster Art series has been made available online.

Note: Disney’s Facebook Store usually updates later than the actual Disney Store

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Are you Lucky enough to get one?

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The official Vinylmation blog posted some details on a new 2013 Poster release for September featuring Oswald as the extra 13th figure.

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SKU: 400007546646

Retail Price: $14.95

Artist Name: Maria Clapsis

Figure: 3-inch

Edition Size: 2,013

Disney Parks Release Date: September 20

Disney Parks Online Release Date: September 13

What do you think of this one.