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While they might have been released in their Vinyl form back in the Fall of 2012, Popcorns and Park 11 are set to be released as Pins in March 2013.


Name:
“Vinylmation™ Park 11 Mystery Pin Set”Release Date: 03/07/13

Location: Walt Disney World® Resort

SKU: 7200562

Retail: $12.95

This open edition Mystery Pin Set features the designs from VinylmationTM Park Series #11.  Each box contains two (2) of ten (10) randomly selected pins.

Please note all sales are final. No Refunds, No Exchanges, or Returns.

To order this pin:

  • Contact  Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or send an e-mail: Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.comto place an order.
  • If sending an e-mail, please write “Attn: Pins” in the first line of your email.
  • Please reference the SKU number(s), description of the pin(s) and quantity desired.
  • Open Edition pins available for order after release date.
  • All Limited Edition pins may be ordered via Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services 30 days after release date based on availability. Two (2) Limited Edition pins per order.
  • Applicable sales tax plus shipping and handling fees will apply.
  • All pins will be available while supplies last.
  • All sales are final – no refunds, no returns via Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services.

Please Note – All information is subject to change including but not limited to artwork, release dates, edition sizes and retail prices.


Name:
“Vinylmation™ Popcorns Mystery Set”

Release Date: 03/28/13

Location: Walt Disney World® Resort

SKU: 7323520

Retail: $16.95

This Mystery Pin Set features the designs from VinylmationTM Popcorns series.  Each box contains two (2) of ten (10) randomly selected pins. With characters such as Kermit the Frog and Sully the Monster, you are sure to love this limited release pin set.

Please not all sales are final. No Refunds, No Exchanges, or Returns.

To order this pin:

  • Contact  Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services at 1-877-560-6477 or send an e-mail: Merchandise.Guest.Services@DisneyParks.comto place an order.
  • If sending an e-mail, please write “Attn: Pins” in the first line of your email.
  • Please reference the SKU number(s), description of the pin(s) and quantity desired.
  • Open Edition pins available for order after release date.
  • All Limited Edition pins may be ordered via Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services 30 days after release date based on availability. Two (2) Limited Edition pins per order.
  • Applicable sales tax plus shipping and handling fees will apply.
  • All pins will be available while supplies last.
  • All sales are final – no refunds, no returns via Disney Parks & Resorts Merchandise Guest Services.

 

Please Note – All information is subject to change including but not limited to artwork, release dates, edition sizes and retail prices.

 

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Merry Christmas to all of you at Vinylmation Kingdom. Up here in the Great White North, I can report that Santa and all of his reindeer have made it back safely and are resting quite comfortably. I hope all of you had pleasant visits from Santa. I know I did. This Christmas, I got a 9” Behemoth and 9” Alice in Wonderland, as well as the Tomorrowland two-pack. For myself, I got a Ticketbook set and the Vinylmation I have been after even before I started my collection – the 9” Rafiki. I’ll have more about my fascination with the Lion King in a future column.

In addition to these, I picked up a Heimlich topper (the blind box would turn out to be an extra Mr. Incredible…no complaints here!), four Park 7 blind boxes, four Park 8 blind boxes, and four Park 11 blind boxes. Needless to say, it was a very fun Christmas getting to open these. Here is how it played out.

Park 7: This is one of my favourite park sets. Before opening, my girlfriend Sara and I decided that the one we really wanted was Philarmagic Donald. She loves Donald Duck and I love the unique look of this figure. Also at the top of my list were Spacesuit Figment and World of Motion Dragon (I have a fascination with dragons). We ended up with a Muppetvision 3D, America on Parade, PHILHARMAGIC DONALD, and a Kali River Rapids. No complaints getting 4 different ones plus the one we wanted the most!

Park 7

Park 8: After catching our breath from the excitement of getting the Park 7 Donald, we moved on to Park 8. This set had a little bit less of an appeal for me than the Park 7’s. Sara worked in Walt Disney World for the past 2 summers, so the WDW figures were more meaningful for her. I really wanted either the WDW 25th Anniversary (Simba in front!), 100 Years of Magic or the Magic Kingdom Ticket. Sara wanted Buddy Boil and the Kilimanjaro Safari Truck. In the end, we did get the Kilimanjaro Safari Truck, along with Minnie Moo, Nautilus, and the Living Seas Diver. I’ve named the Living Seas Diver the “child of the Tomorrowland couple” because of their big heads. I suppose he could also be Buzz Lightyear’s long lost brother. Having no doubles here, I was quite satisfied with the results.

Park 8

Park 11: As we looked at the box of Park 11, we went through the list and decided that Francis was our number 1 priority. Last summer, she worked at Tough to be a Bug in WDW so A Bug’s Life characters have a lot of sentimental value here. This summer, she worked in Magic Kingdom. Genie, of course, was also at the top of our list. Having spent most of last summer in California, the DCA set was very attractive to me and I remember distinctly telling Sara “whatever happens, I’ll be happy here.” Boy, did I ever eat my words as I pulled out the Paradise Pier Man Hat’n Beach clown. No offense to clowns everywhere, but having already owned 2 full sets of Under the Big Top from the BOGO event, I was crushed to see this figure. To make things worse…the figure came with 2 left hands…definitely contacted Disneystore.com about that one. The sinking feeling lasted only about 30 seconds, as we were elated when Sara pulled Francis from her blind box! This was the real circus act we wanted and Francis immediately joined Heimlich and Flik on my window ledge. Our third one from the set turned out to be Funny enough, the last blind box was also Francis. With 12 blind boxes, there was bound to be a double somewhere! Luckily, it was Francis who we can’t get enough of. She’s He’s just beautiful.

Francis fits in perfectly here!

Francis fits in perfectly here!

 

Francis doesn't really want to be here. Note the two left-handed clown.

Francis doesn’t really want to be here. Note the two left-handed clown.

Now remember that Santa magic that I mentioned at the beginning of this article? Well, on Christmas Eve when we exchanged stockings, a park 7 blind box ended up at the bottom of Sara’s stocking. Upon opening it, she found a Cinderella Castle chaser! It was the perfect a little something to remind her of those hot summer evenings she spent as a Cast Member in Magic Kingdom directing guests around the castle before Wishes every night.

Sara showing off her photography skills.

Sara showing off her photography skills.

How did Santa treat you this holiday season? Feel free to share your Vinylmation highs and lows as well! I hope you all are able to celebrate 2012 well and start 2013 off with a bang. Have fun and be safe!

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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 Park 11 which is based on the Disneyland California Adventure.

Hits

RogPalmerUK –   Ok, lets get this out of the way, I have been to Disneyland a couple of times but haven’t had the chance to get to California Adventure.  So instantly this set doesn’t have the connection that the other Park series do, but that isn’t any different than most US collectors view on Park 10.  However I still plan on picking up the series because there are some very strong designs that I want in my collection.  Obviously the first pick has to be the Genie which just looks fantastic (and much cheaper than the 110th Japanese chaser).  Turtle Talk is an attraction that I have seen in WDW and enjoyed, plus with Crush being included in the new Pixar series as a 9″, this one is a perfect “Pixar” character with Francis also standing out due to the character from the movie.

Imagination-Parade – Well, let me start this by saying that while I’ve been to WDW more times than I can count, I’ve never been to Disney’s California Adventure, so I have no real connection to any of these. That being said, my favorites from this set are the character vinyls. I love the Minnie Mouse vinyl. There’s a lack of Minnie in my collection right now, and this one is really cute. I love the bow accessory, too! Francis is another favorite. The facial expression is fantastic! I think the clown is really well done, though I don’t know what it represents. DJ looks great, too, and I like that the car representing the new Radiator Springs area isn’t one of the obvious choices, since they very easily could’ve gone that route.

Mark – The first immediate hit for Park 11 is definitely the Genie. Although this is part of a park series, everyone can relate to this character and his tuxedo outfit with glitter really makes him stand out. My next hit is Monster’s Inc. Mike & Sully to the Rescue! I find this to be a nice representation of the ride since guests are taken around the attraction in a taxi. I like the use of the monster shadow in the windshield and not having to use the main characters in the vinyl which might have been too obvious a route. The third hit for me would be Minnie’s Fly Girls. This vinyl was perfect to head the Condor Flats area of California Adventure. It is a perfect translation of Minnie with a good use of the bow addition It is a fresh take to differentiate it from all of the other Minnie vinyls that have been previously made.

Misses

RogPalmerUK –  Because I haven’t been to DCA, many of the figures that aren’t based on well known characters will end up standing behind those on my display cabinet.  First up is the California Screaming one, I simply have no clue what it is and it just looks dull.  The Otter just doesn’t appeal to me again because I have no reason to want it, other than to compete the set.  My third choice is torn between the Toy Story Mania clown, World of Colour show since both the Car’s/Monsters Inc ones do look pretty good to me.  Sadly neither the clown nor the World of Colour interest me at all.

Imagination-Parade – Two big misses for me: World of Color and what I guess is the California Screamin’ vinyl. I had to go to the forum discussion to see what the CA Screamin’ vinyl was supposed to be. With the colors and the lightning bolts, I thought it was supposed to represent Lightning McQueen or Cars Land. I’m not sure how they would’ve accomplished this, but when I think of California Screamin’, I think of the images that make it look as if the inversion is within the Mickey shape (it’s actually only recently that I realized this wasn’t true,) so I wish the vinyl for that roller coaster would’ve somehow depicted that.

With World of Color…that show just looks spectacular. That’s Number One on our must-see list, should my friend and I ever get out to DCA, and I think the vinyl is just kind of blah, which is unfortunate. The arms look kind of cool, and at least I know what this vinyl is supposed to represent by looking at it, but the images from this show are absolutely stunning, and I just don’t think this vinyl does it justice. World of Color & California Screamin’ are, from an outsider’s perspective, probably the two most iconic attractions of DCA, and I think both vinyls could’ve been better.

Mark – The first miss for Park 11 would be Man Hat ‘n Beach. I haven’t really been counting, but this is at least the third clown vinyl in a few months (Mickey’s Circus & Under the Big Top). I know it’s supposed to be a jack-in-the-box, but it’s still a clown. Although it is a good representative of Paradise Pier in California Adventure, it’s just bad timing for the clown. My second miss is California Screamin’. I feel more could have been done with this one to make it a stand out. The not-so-hidden Mickey in the design of the track could have been utilized in the head & ears of the vinyl and left the rest of the body for the coaster. Perhaps variants of the color of the coasters would have helped too. My final miss would be the Orange Stinger chaser. The attraction has been gone so long now that I don’t even remember the ride. California Adventure was still not as attractive as Disneyland at that time, so it was never as popular and less visited. Although I feel it is designed well, this will definitely be a forgettable chaser to most collectors since not many can relate to it.

If you would like to take part in a edition of Hits and Misses, feel free to contact me via Twitter, on our facebook page or PM.

 

 

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It’s another new release Friday once again and today see’s the 9″ from the Park 11 series released along with the Toy Story 2 open window series.

Park Series #11 – Grizzly Peak, Disney California Adventure Park – 2001, 9-inch figure by Casey Jones (Edition Size: 800 / Retail: $44.95)

Also released today in D-Street in both Orlando and California, are the Toy Story 2 open window Vinyls which are also known as the Tokyo Disneyland Toy Story Mania series.

  • Disney-Pixar Toy Story – Little Green Men, 3-inch figure  (Open Edition / Retail: $12.95)
  • Disney-Pixar Toy Story – Woody, 3-inch figure (Open Edition / Retail: $12.95)
  • Disney-Pixar Toy Story – Jessie, 3-inch figure (Open Edition / Retail: $12.95)
  • Disney-Pixar Toy Story – Buzz Lightyear, 3-inch figure (Open Edition / Retail: $12.95)

These are set to be released online on Disneystore.com on Monday.

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The official Vinylmation blog posted some details on this weeks new releases.

We are pleased to announce Park Series #11 9-inch Vinylmation™ figure, Grizzly Peak, Disney California Adventure®  Park – 2001, by Casey Jones will be debuting at D Street in California and D Street on Friday, October 26th.  This 9-inch Vinylmation� figure retails for $44.95, plus tax.

 

In addition, the Toy Story Mania Vinylmation� collection designed by our friends from Toyko Disneyland® Resort will be releasing at D Street in California and D Street on Friday, October 26th.  This series showcase Andy’s crayon drawings of The Little Green Men, Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear. This open edition retails for $12.95 each, plus tax.

Visit the event page to find out about upcoming releases and signings for the month of November!

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It’s New Release Friday once again and today sees the launch of the Park 11 blind box series which is based on the California Adventure Park at the Disneyland Resort.   These are released online through Disneystore.com as well as at D-Street in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World.  Also remember that the PARKFREE promotional code on DisneyStore.com will get you free shipping on these items.

 

 

Are you planning on getting Park 11?

The rest of Park 11 including the topper has been revealed on an eBay listing and on tradetreetUSA . You can find the original listings here and here.

Park 11 will be officially released October 19th for $12.95.

Apart from the chaser we now know the figures that will feature in this set…

 Photo by Ratunina82

Photo by tradestreetUSA

 

Photo by tradestreetUSA

 

– Crush (Turtle Talk with Crush)

– Francis the ladybug ( Francis Ladybug Boogie)

– Genie (Disney’s Aladdin a Musical Spectacular)

– Pilot Minnie (Minnie’s Fly Girls)

– Clown jack in the box (Man Hat n’ beach shop)

– California Screamin’ ride vehicle (Calfornia Screamin’)

– Sea Otter (King Triton’s Carousel of the Sea)

– Mickey’s Fun Wheel gondola (Mickey’s Fun Wheel)

– Monster Taxi (Monster’s Inc Mike and Sully to the rescue)

– World of Color

– Radiator Springs DJ’s Dance ‘N’ Drive

 

 – California Mickey Topper (Sunshine Plaza)

 Photo by Ratunina82                   Photo by tradestreetUSA

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The Official Disney Vinylmation Events page has been updated with official release information on Park 11 which is themed around the California Adventure park in Disneyland.   They will be released in both D-Streets as well as Online through DisneyStore.com.

We first saw some pictures of Park 11 at Mickey’s Circus last month.

  • OCTOBER 19, 2012
    PRODUCT RELEASE
    D-Street at Downtown Disney® West Side in Florida/California
  • Park Series #11 – 3-inch figure (Blind Box Series / Retail: $12.95)
  • Park Series #11 – Mickey, Disney California Adventure Park, 3-inch figure (Combo Pack / Retail: $24.95)
  • OCTOBER 19, 2012
    PRODUCT RELEASE
    Disney Parks Online
  • Park Series #11 – 3-inch figure (Blind Box Series / Retail: $12.95)
  • Park Series #11 – Mickey, Disney California Adventure Park, 3-inch figure (Combo Pack / Retail: $24.95)
  • Park Series #11 – 3-inch figure Tray (Blind Box Series / Retail: $24.95)

 

 

 

 

 

Are you planning on picking up Park 11?

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The vinyls just keep coming as we spotlight more vinyls previewed at the Mickey’s Circus Weekend, here is a quick look at Park 11 which is themed on the Disneyland California Adventure park and it will be out October 19th and will retail for $12.95. There is also a 9″ Grizzly bear which has a LE800 and apparently will be the only 9″ for this series.


Thanks to Sean Hasle for the pictures