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
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.
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.
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