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The Oh My Disney Blog posted an interesting story today using the Pixar Series 2 Vinylmations:

Vinylmation Pixar Series 2 is out, and naturally, we love it. There are seven Vinylmation in the series (and one chaser) and we’re having trouble deciding which one to go for first. Boo? No, Mr. Pricklepants. No, wait—Dory! Or actually… maybe somebody should send help. We’re really stuck on this one.

 

To honor our love for this series, we had a little fun pairing the Vinylmation with our favorite quotes:

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Which one is your favorite?

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We found out about the Pixar 2 Elastigirl variant weeks ago but Disney today released an official confirmation of the existence of this variant.

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Mystery Variant Revealed for Vinylmation™- Pixar Series 2

November 25 | By: Disney Staff

With the release of Vinylmation – Pixar Series 2, we are excited to reveal the Mystery Variant figure today. So please stop reading if you would prefer to keep an element of surprise.

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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 Pixar 2

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RogPalmerUK – This is one nice solid set and with the new smaller case size, I actually picked up a case which is one of the good things about the smaller sets as they are much easier to get hold of.  But getting onto the actual figures, the first figure that caught my attention has to be the Boo & Jr combo which just looks very cute, which isn’t something you hear me say very often.  I don’t have a few hundred dollars spare to pick up the 3″ Park Sulley & Boo combo so this is a great way to add Boo to my collection.  One thing that I think stands out about Pixar 2 is that while there are some very popular characters, when you put them on the shelf next to Pixar 1, the whole series works perfectly.

Other favourites of mine include Dory which is a perfect way to put this character on a mold without making it fat or looking awkward.  Mr Pricklepants is fantastic due to the Hedgehog accessory and I also think Dot is probably one of the best Bugs Life figures created so far.

WDWRobert – There were several Vinylmations that were really well done in this series. The first one isn’t a Vinylmation but the Series itself. I love the fact that a case contains only 16 Vinyls compared to having 24 Vinyls in a case. It makes purchasing a case a lot more affordable. As for the Vinyls themselves I love Mr Pricklepants from Toy Story 3. His character transitions well to the Vinylmation mold. I love the fact they gave him “real” Quills and not just paint them on. He is just a lovable character. Next is Dory. I love the fact that they used the Vinylmation to create a scene like they did with the Little Mermaid Flotsam and Jetsam with character and not just make it look awkward like other vinyls in the past. In this scene Dory is in the front of a jellyfish without a care in the world and then turn the Vinyl around and you will see Marlin in a Panic state.

@DisneyMart – Ermmm… Seeing as I loved Pixar 1 so much, I thought it’d be a certain thing that I’d love Pixar 2. But I can safely say there are more misses than hits. The bug hit for me is of course Mr.Pricklepants who is sculpted to perfection and is a completely unique vinylmation. The artwork for him is world class, and he will be the first one I add to my collection without a doubt.

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RogPalmerUK – While I did buy the whole set, I really dislike Mrs Incredible because I don’t think her body fits on the Mickey Mold, compared to the awesome Mr Incredible figure, this just looks a bit naff.   They have however managed to do her face perfectly, one of the issues of doing humans and especially females on the Mickey mold is making them look fat, but the hair works to shape the face very well.   I don’t think any of the other figures like Alpha or the Witch chase stand out amazing pieces but there isn’t anything I dislike about them either.

@DisneyMart – I really don’t like Mrs.Incredible, I understand that the artist has thought about the relative size of Mr and Mrs I but she looks very strange as a standalone vinylmation, maybe she looks better standing next to her husband. The next major thing for me about this series is that it is only an 8 piece series. Seeing as there are a gazillion Pixar characters in existence, it seems a bit strange they opted for the new smaller series, especially since Pixar 1 was a 12 piece series. It’s going to be a nightmare for collectors who like to display their vinylmation in a uniform way if they continue to swap and change the series sizes.

 WDWRobert – The Mrs Incredible’s Vinyl looks terrible. I am completely baffled what belongs to herself and what belongs to the background. The legs are not that bad but the arms are just awful. Where do they start? Where do they end? Then there is the Witch from the movie Brave. Why they chose that expression I’ll never know.

 

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 Pixar #2 blind box series in Disney Stores and on Disneystore.com.  This series has been passed over to the Disney Store team from the Parks Design team and gone through a slight change to the smaller case size which means there is just 7 commons and 1 chaser.  Blind boxes are priced at $12.95 with a tray costing $207.20.  They will be released on Friday in Walt Disney World and Disneyland, as well as in the UK/France tomorrow.

And remember to use the code: DISNEYPAL to get 25% off which ends tonightpixar 2 tray pixar 2

 

Click here to go to Disney Store.com

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Will you be picking these up?

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With the release of Pixar #2 this upcoming week in Disney Stores and in the theme parks, there have been a few stores breaking the release date and we have now found out about a new variant for this series, Vinylmation Exchange member Nancy Madrid posted a image of an Elastigirl figure which features a different coloured suit, mask and also features a Elastigirl logo instead of the Incredibles colours and logo which can be found on the common.  This figure was designed by Gerald Mendez.

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Today our own VK staff member Victoria was able to pick up some blind boxes at a UK Disney Store which had slipped out early before their release date.  And here is the Pixar 2 Chaser!

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This chaser is the Witch from Brave.

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Here is the selection of figures Victoria managed to blox.
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What do you think of this chaser?

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The Official Vinylmation website has posted 360 photos of the new Pixar #2 Series which has now been confirmed as also being available in both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, as well as being available in selected stores in the US, Canada, the UK and through DisneyStore.com/co.uk/fr.

This series is set to be released in North America on November 15th according to the events page however they are set to be released in the UK on November 12th.  They are priced at $12.95 per blind box.

Here are the full 360 photos of the 7 commons:  (Remember most series are now in smaller case sizes)

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Which is your favourite?

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hp_dp-25off_20131028Disneystore.com is running a 25% off Park Authentic items promotion until Wednesday which includes new releases like Urban Redux 2 and Silly Symphonies.

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While over in Europe, today sees the release of Jingle Smells 3 in Europe through Disneystore.co.uk/fr and in selected stores.

Disneystore.co.uk has also confirmed a European release for Pixar #2 for November 12th.

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We first found out about Pixar series 2 at the Reflections of Evil event.

Now we have got our first look at the case & artwork for this set.

This series has been transferred over from the Parks team to the Disney Store team.

It also has been changed to the new smaller sized box and case. Featuring just 7 standard figures.

What are your thoughts?

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At the Reflections of Evil event we found out about a load of new series coming out this winter and we have recieved a tip off from a Cast Member of some dates for the next couple of months for Disney Store releases.  These obviously haven’t been confirmed by Disney so we should take them as a “rumour” for the moment.

We already know Marvel is set to be released on October 11th but it looks to be heading to Disney Stores as well as to the parks.

marvel 1Villains #4 currently has two dates being thrown around, Friday October 11th or the following Monday 14th October which sounds about right as most Disney Store releases tend to come out on Monday.

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October 21st will see the Disney Store release Jingle Smells Series 3 and a new Holiday figure.   The holiday figures shown off at the Reflections of Evil event were from the “Park Team”, so we don’t yet know what these are.

November 11th will see the release of Pixar Series 2, these got previewed at the Reflections of Evil event and look to have moved from the Disney Park team to the Disney Store team (Gerald Mendez and Enrique Pita).  This series has also been reduced to 8 figures.  In this series there is Boo (with a Jr), Dory, Elastigirl, Mr Pricklepants, Dot, Alpha, and Emile.

Our friends over at Vinylmation Exchange posted these images of the Pixar Series 2 figures that got shown off at the Reflections of Evil presentation event.

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