Documentary film maker David Jarrett has sent some information about his latest project based on the Reflections of evil event.

Save the date! On October 17, documentary filmmaker David invites you to join an all-star cast of Vinylmation collectors -Travis D from New York, Savannah from Wisconsin, and Jay and Tracie from Florida – as they experience the 2013 Reflections of Evil Vinylmation Showcase event at Walt Disney World!

This new film Vinylmation Vacation: “Evilmation” goes beyond the Vinylmation Showcase! From the events leading up to Registration to a special recap at its finale, enjoy insider analysis from Vinylmation Exchange administrators Jon Plesz & Casey Haute along with a demonstration of Vinylmation power-trading with Bigg Rob. This film also features the amazing talents of independent custom Vinylmation artists Mike Vetrone, Gillian Rice, Dylan Pommer, Mirande Legendre, and Heather Kattelman as they show off event-exclusive custom designs in never-before-seen interviews.

You’ll go to the head of the line for a 1st-hand look at the biggest Vinylmation event of the year as you experience the magic of Vinylmation trading with hundreds of collectors! Share the excitement of limited edition Vinylmation purchase opportunities! Discover the mystery of the Showcase Trade Boxes! Which one did you get? It’s all here in one glorious feature produced by the fans for the fans. Featuring an orchestrated score, this film will get you stoked out of your skull for all things Vinylmation, Disney’s hottest collectible!

Vinylmation Vacation: Evilmation prem”ears” on YouTube on October 16 at 9 PM EST /8 PM central, just one hour after the Toy Story of Terror debuts on ABC TV.* Pop some popcorn and immerse yourself in the action!

* No affiliation or endorsement by Disney is implied.

Join the public Facebook Event invite link here and throw your own viewing party (it’s customary and good etiquette to give away vinyl bloxes to your friends at such events):

https://www.facebook.com/events/221661971331399/

Can’t make the big premiere? Watch online anytime after the premiere ends! You can subscribe to David’s YouTube channel here for updates, including a notification when it’s live to watch: http://m.youtube.com/user/vinylmationvacation

For the mouse,

Dave Jarrett

1233558_10151940320609136_1708343844_n

At the Reflections of Evil trading event, there was a number of special unreleased Vinylmations popped into the trade boxes.   We have already seen the Animation 1 Tarzan but today we have found out that Vinylmation Kingdom Trader Denise Dacanay Floyd pulled a special Vinylmation out of the trade box.  This figure was set to be released as a Alice in Wonderland Ear Hat set but was later scrapped.  Denise caught up with designer Thomas Scott who confirmed the details.

1186042_10151940320529136_427036634_n 538996_10151940320704136_127380438_n 1233558_10151940320609136_1708343844_nWhat do you think of this one?

hits

hits
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 all of new previews from the Reflections of Evil event.

vm-13-2Hits

RogPalmerUK – Wow!  I think that was my first reaction while sitting watching all the messages, tweets, notifications coming through during the Vinylmation presentation.  So many huge releases coming out in the next year its hard to pick the ones I’m most excited about but for me there were a few stand out sets that I want to add to my collection.  First off I’m very excited about the return of Park Starz for 2014, I love the Park series and not being restricted to the Mickey mold means they can go much further into the designs.  Other series that caught my eye include Marvel 1& 2 and Star Wars 4 plus the Indiana Jones set though I did think to myself, I only really want Indiana Jones but that is something rather cool.

Other highlights that stood out included the 2014 Sorcerer with all the different variants and different park versions, I liked the idea of this years Poster Art series and the yearly update figure is an important one for the general masses, plus its just a cool design and with 4 different versions and 4 variants, its got a bit of a chase factor to it.   There are lots of other great things that caught my eye including the new Pirates of the Caribbean series, Tower of Terror and Haunted Mansion sets.

 Ben Whitmore

Festival of the Masters: It is great to see a more inspired use of Mickey’s character, not in a role he has played before and inspired by the Downtown Disney annual Festival of the Master. As a keen painter and fan of the event this is definitely on my wish list. It is also promising to see news of a potential variant for this figure which is a great move for Disney as it adds a level of mystery and surprise to what would typically be an open edition.

Haunted Mansion Stretching Room Set: Disney would release anything Haunted Mansion and I would be sold! this time they have decided to make some of the finer details of the pre show and characters I have always enjoyed watching unfold in front of me. Honestly I cannot say a bad thing about this set, not only do I respect the artists talent to take a 2D portrait and portray a representation of this onto 3D object but to also include each characters accessories on the ears of the vinyl. This is full use of the canvas, something I am always happy to see more of rather than the addition of easily lost accessories; this makes it more of a designer toy and less of an action figure.

Park Starz 3: Although I don’t think anything has been shown I am still extremely excited at the prospect of more unique shape park characters.

Jeremy Arruda – Oh man! I have so many good things about Villains 13! I am super excited for some of these. My first hit would be the Aladdin Jrs. They look incredible! Sure they would look good on 3″, but i think they are executed excellently!

My second hit would be animation 4! Excited to see the rest of the characters produced! Timon is my favorite as I have wanted one like that forever! Also a huge fan of the jaq and gus-gus set. Good to see them get 3″ forms.   I also love the 2014 sorcerer mickey as well!   Additionally, not sure if this was released at ROE, but I am in love with the unveiled designs of the 25th anniversary figures. I need that chip, dale, stitch, and pluto!

Chris “HusBuzz” Tremblay    –  Every big event that goes on involving Disney always finds a way to captivate me, but the Reflections of Evil event is one of those rare events that makes me wish I could pack up, leave the Northeast and move south so I’d have a better shot at attending such an event live and in the flesh. Villains are an absolute cornerstone for my love of all things Disney, and this definitely would’ve been the place where I’d be in my element. We learned a LOT…almost too much with ROE…to fit it all within one article, so I’m trying to limit my talking points to strictly villain related items to match the theme of the event. With that being said, here’s the Hits and Misses, as viewed from my home in Rhode Island.

HITS:  Right off the bat, no question without a doubt, the biggest hit for me goes to the Mickey/Pluto combo set. With Hook and Scar being featured, it’s an absolute no brainer that this set somehow had to make its way into our collection and be featured with our other fall holiday themed Vinyls.  One of my favorite villains in Hook coupled with the villain to one of my favorite films of all time? Check. Mate. A close second as a hit was the Nightmare Before Christmas #2 8 blind box set. Absolute favorite film of all time and I’m loving the addition of the minor characters from the film adding a nice touch to the collection to round out the set while still leaving the door open for a 3rd set.

Misses

RogPalmerUK – Sadly not everything that’s coming out in the future is exciting me, which is good thing, I simply don’t have the space or money to buy everything Disney put out, nor do I want to, the days of “gotta buy them all” are long gone and maybe I now starting to limit what I’m collecting, it makes it a bit easier to make that decision.  So I will kick things off with both snowy Crapsters and Urban Redux sets, neither have appealed to me in the past and they are a easy “Miss”.  Other misses for me include the Frozen figures, the girls look too Cutester for me and Oalf looks a bit weird.   I am also not a fan of the Nightmare Before Christmas movie so those figures are a miss but that’s more of a personal thing than anything I dislike about the figures.   Oh and we can throw Duffy into this pile too…urgh!

Other things I’m not planning on adding to my collection include the Aladdin Junior series, I just don’t really get Juniors, the sets of 16 are just too large and I’m sure a 3″ series would have sold much better, so I suggest Mike Vetrone starts mass producing his custom series to fill the gap.

 Ben Whitmore – Urban Redux #2: Sadly Redux #1 wasn’t enough to get me interested in ever picking up another Urban vinyl ever again. Bring back Disney inspired artist respresentations that played with the Mickey shape and send back the cliche stereotypical designs popular with the likes of other designer toy brands at the start of the millenium.

Cutesters Snow: Really? we need more seasonal based Cutesters? you’d think Cutesters 1 would be enough however popular they were with my other half. You’d think they’d get the hint now and make something both cute and Disney related? With plenty to choose from I find it hard to comprehend why they would ever do another set of these and I can’t imagine these being as well designed as the Cutesters En Vogue which as far as I am aware sold quite well. To be fair this is prob why we are seeing another series, so as consumers I beg you please demand Disney quality. My only hope is that this is backlog designs that need releasing until we get to more Disney related sets like Jungle Book and Aladdin.

Chris “HusBuzz” Tremblay    – Madam Mim. With all due respect, I’m over you. I was never a huge Sword in the Stone fan, but I absolutely appreciate the Vinylmation world trying to pay homage to the old films that may fly under the radar for some as it’s easy to lose amongst films like Lion King, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, and all the other classics the 90’s brought us but Madam Mim, you’ve outworn your welcome for me, personally. We wasted a slot in the first Villains set for you, and now we’re trying to force feed more of you to the masses? I just don’t give a single care for this combo set released, and gave a chuckle when we saw it up for retail sale almost immediately after the event. Sorry, Mim.

My last miss? This new thing called “8 figure sets”. Absolutely stoked for the Nightmare set, and Pirates 2 for instance, but then seeing the “set of 8” listed with each instantly gets me frustrated. It’s definitely a way to help me save money, I get that and my wallet appreciates that, but I feel the trend of leaning towards 8 figure sets means the creativity is starting to die out and ideas are no longer in the plenty.  I feel like changing the mold took a step in the wrong direction for Vinyls overall and this new feature actually takes another step into that direction. Just hoping it’s redeemed with Quality over Quantity with these sets.

Jeremy Arruda – I did not like any of the vinylmations released at the event this year. They did not appeal to me any way as I do not collect villains, but even if I did, they were a big let down. Mim, don’t care for; beagle boys, very plain; malificent, too girly, not enough evil;

There were also many series that were released that I don’t care about. Urban Redux 2, Marvel, and Jungle book all look very drab to me. There were so many other releases its impossible to touch on each. But there are my hits and misses!

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.

b20b3d84223811e3b03722000a1fc75a_7

A week after the Reflections of Evil trading event in Orlando, some of those unsold RSP items have made their way to D-Street, much like last years Popcorn Dumbo Variant and more recently with the D23 Expo.  There looks to only be the Beagle Brothers, Madam Mim and Angry Sulley Popcorn variant available as all the other 13 figures must have sold out.

b20b3d84223811e3b03722000a1fc75a_7

Thanks to our friends over at Vinylmation Exchange and @vinylguy87 for sharing this image.

What do you think about Reflections of Evil vinyls being on sale at D-Street?

BUfJaEVCIAEy9cc.png large

The unreleased Vinylmations continue to surface at the Reflections of Evil trade boxes as another member of Vinylmation Exchange picked up a rare prototype, this time it was of a Annual Passholder #3 for Walt Disney World which featured a blue clear bottom.

BUfJaEVCIAEy9cc.png largeHere is the original to compare to:

Walt Disney World® Resort Annual Passholder Series #3

Thanks to @VinylmatXchange for sharing the image.

4e56d0e61e5a11e397c822000a1f8f8e_7

Throughout the week we have been discovering a few unreleased Vinylmations that never got released sneaked into the trade boxes at the Villains 13 – Reflections of Evil.  We have seen a Animation 1 Tarzan, Dumbo, Orlando Magic and Shellie May Duffy Bears.

And today once again thanks to a very lucky Vinylmation Exchange member, who pulled a Vinylmation Boxer.

4e56d0e61e5a11e397c822000a1f8f8e_7What do you think about this Boxer?

Thanks to Vinylmation Exchange for sharing this image.

roe

roeWell Well Well, what a week that was, I wasn’t even at the event and I’m exhausted, so let alone all those lucky folk who were at the event.   This is the Wrestlemania or Superbowl in the Vinylmation Kingdom and its a big week for the site, trying to bring as much information to those who weren’t in attendance, as while lots of excitement is there for those at the event, people like me are just as interested in what’s going on.  So there was certainly a buzz in the air, its not possible for every Vinylmation fan to head to Epcot for the event and we are here to share the information.

But we can’t share that information without the people on the ground, so I just want to throw a huge shout out and thank you to our main guy Travis who was constantly sending me and Matt images of what was going on in Florida, both before, during and after the event.   Also on the ground was Jay Grumet who also was feeding back information for us.   I also have to give a big thank you to everyone else who was sending out information from the event such as @DizThruBrwnEyes, Vinylmation Exchange and Destination Vinylmation.   Plus the other Vinylmation sites like World, Nation and Trade City were also all sending out information, one of the great things about Vinylmation is that we all love Disney and Vinylmation, so its great that we all do generally get along and hopefully between everyone, managed to bring the best Vinylmation coverage.

The actual main presentation went a little differently than how we expected it to, with the restriction on photos/videos at the last minute meant that we changed how we were going to cover the presentation, but generally that 45 minutes as a blast, Matt was posting live on the site with Travis sending messages of what was going on while I was on Facebook/Twitter doing the same thing with information that Lisa Jackson was sending me from the event (So a big thank you goes to her, she actually took part in one of the quizzes and won a Beauty and the Beast set).   This truly was a fantastic experience and I would like to thank everyone who helped out as without everyone’s help, we wouldn’t have been able to cover the event like we did.

Ok, so now the madness has died down a little and I’ve had time to go through all the images again, scroll through all the social media and generally take a bit of time to think about the overall event.

Obviously not being there in person does change how you look at an event, much like the D23 Expo, I can only imagine what it’s like in the lines, looking at the previews and I can’t experience the atmosphere, I have heard a few grumbles online about how busy the event was, how the RSP items weren’t as good as the D23 Expo and how the trade boxes weren’t full of amazing stuff all the time.  The last one was something that stood out to me following the event, I think expectations were high that people would be pulling lots of great stuff out of the trade boxes and that certainly did happen, personally I feel expecting Disney to pull out every single Outlet/BOGOF vinyl and replace it with a high end item isn’t realistic but its a shame there was a bit of negativity about the event.  Again I wasn’t there so that’s not my own experience.

What I am excited about is what news came out of the show, to me there was lots of things I wanted to see at the event and I think most of my “wants” list came true.  I got a new Star Wars set, a new Park Starz series and probably more important of all, some differences to Vinylmation.

One of the biggest changes in 2013 has been the reduction of case sizes from the traditional 12 to 8, we have seen it a few times already in 2013 but at the show, they have really gone to town on the smaller sets, so much there looked to be only 3 series coming out (Marvel, Animation and Star Wars) with the standard 12 figures.  I think that’s a great idea to reduce the amount of figures per series, it should make sets stronger in theory but it means they can produce more different lines of figures for different people but reduce the amount of figures.  One thing I like about the smaller sets is for example, if I want to buy the Indiana Jones, Pirates of the Caribbean and Toy Story #2 series, I’m buying a total of 24 figures for complete the set with the chasers, but under the old case size, for the same amount of figures, I’d only have 2 sets.  So overall with the same amount of money and space, I will now get 3 series instead of 2, which is a great thing.  It means when I have an opportunity to blind box off Disneystore.co.uk, I will be buying a few less blind boxes and if I’m buying a case, its less initial outlay.

Earlier in the year we found out that Vinylmation wanted to bring the “chase” back to Vinylmation and I think looking at what Disney announced during the event, that’s something they are taking seriously.  There looks to be a much stronger push for variants, which can push up sales for these figures as people want both, but for me variants have never been that important, so its not a huge thing for me.  But I know some collectors love variants and spend a ton of money trying to get one either by buying one or buying blind boxes.  The move away Open Window figures is very obvious, all those figures sat in the outlets took a while to get rid of but its pretty easy to see the open window figure is becoming a rare thing, I read online that they are planning on having only a few selected open window figures constantly available in the parks like the Theme Park Favourites from now on.  This is a good idea plus they need to have some figures out for display so people can see what they are buying into.

Continuing on with the same theme is the idea that they seem to be getting a better idea of limited edition sizes, sizes seem to be getting generally smaller, there are a few noticeable exceptions with higher numbers like Olaf and the Haunted Mansion set but generally I think reducing numbers is a good thing.   It’ll help stabilize prices on the secondary market and ensure faster sell outs for Disney, so we better get used to paying slightly higher prices.  To me it looks like they are doing as much as possible to stop items having to be reduced to the Outlets, so I think the “cheap” days could be a thing of the past for many sets.   Not sure on the LE500 on the trade night figures as they are great designs but for non-locals, these aren’t going to be that cheap.

Generally I’m pretty excited about what I’ve seen previewed for the coming year, it does seem some of the projects like the 95″ Pixar, Popcorns, Princess molds and even to some extent the Juniors and 9″‘s have been pushed to the side as they focus on making more 3″‘s with more variants and smaller cases.

I’m very positive about the forthcoming year with Vinylmation.

How about you?

BUY-Nw0IQAA8Wut

In the past couple of days we have found out about a number of unreleased figures found in the trade boxes at the Reflections of Evil event, which included a Animation 1 Tarzan and some Shellie May’s.

Our friends over Vinylmation Exchange have shared an image feature two more unreleased figures found in those trade boxes by Exchange members.

BUY-Nw0IQAA8WutThanks to Vinylmation Exchange and their members for sharing these images.

What do you think about these unreleased figures?

wpid-BUYBRCRIIAAY36X.jpeg

This past weekend at the Villains 13 Reflections of Evil event, not only were rare variants & chasers pulled from the trade boxes, but special unreleased early production figures also got placed in the boxes including these Shelly-May figures on a Duffy mold.  These figures got pulled by two different members of Vinylmation Exchange.

image

Thanks to Vinylmation Exchange & the two lucky members for sharing these images

What do you think about these figures?

roe

roeNow all the dust has settled on the Reflections of Evil event, I wanted to run through all the news from the event in one handy guide.


Here are some of the interesting news from the event:


There was plenty of Vinylmations that were available at the event:

There was plenty of customs of display at the event and here is a quick run through of all the Custom related stories from this past week:


Here is a condensed list of releases that we discovered:

  • Halloween 2013 Stitch & Mayor – 20th September
  • Afternoon #2 Darkwing Duck – 20th September
  • Silly Symphonies – 27th September
  • Food & Wine Figure – 27th September
  • Marvel – October 11th
  • Marvel #1 Hawkeye Combo Topper
  • October 18th 2013 -Afternoon #2 Talespin LE1500
  • Urban Redux #2 – October 25th
  • Nightmare Before Christmas #2 – Halloween
  • Vinylmation 5th Anniversary – November 8th – LE 1000
  • Marvel – November 8th Ant Man & Wasp LE1000
  • Holiday Mickey & Minnie Skaters Set – 11/01/13 – $24.95
  • Holiday Santa Minnie – 11/01/13
  • Holiday Ornament Twin Pack  – 11/01/13
  • Festival of the Masters – LE1200 – 11/08/13 – $16.95 (with Variant)
  • Festival of the Masters Meet & Greet Mickey LE500 – $49.95
  • Animal Kingdom Hello Kitty Kitty – LE2000 – 11/08/13
  • Animal Kingdom – Tigger is that You? – LE2000 – 11/08/13
  • Pixar #2 – November 15th – Blind box series
  • Frozen Twin Pack – LE1500 – 11/22/13
  • Frozen Olaf – LE2500 – 11/22/13  (with Variant)
  • Park 13 – 11/22/13
  • Afternoon #2 – Gummy Bears – LE1500 – 11/29/13
  • Park 13 – Haunted Mansion Stretching Ghosts LE2000
  • Star Wars Jedi Mickey & Emperor Stitch LE2000 12/13/13
  • Animation 4 – 12/20/13
  • Animation 4 – Jaq & Gus Twin Pack 12/20/13
  • Animation 4 –  Huey, Duey & Luey Triple Pack 12/20/13
  • 2014 Sorcerer Mickey 12/13/13 (There is a WDW, DLR, DLP and HKDL version)
  • Park 13 – Tower of Terror Set – LE1500 (plus Variant edition)
  • RunDisney Figure 1/8/14 plus Variant
  • December – Cutesters Snow
  •  Park 14
  •  Indiana Jones (8 Set Blind Box)
  •  Pirates of the Caribbean #2 (8 Set Blind Box)
  • Toy Story #2 (8 Set Blind Box)
  • Robots #4
  • Jungle Book (8 set blind box)
  • Aladdin 16 piece Junior blind box set
  • Park Starz 3 – 12 piece blind box set
  • Star Wars #4  – 12 piece blind box set
  • Duffy – Blind box set
  • Si and Am Twin Pack
  •  Marvel #2
  • Vinylmation topiaries – 5 Piece Garden themed set all with Combo Toppers
  • D-Tour #2 (blind box set with both Mickey and Minnie Molds)
  • At each Official Trading Night there will be a release. There is a Mike, Figment and Stitch, all LE500 with a 1/10 Variant.

Next years event is called “Imagination Gala”


Here is a Gallery of most of the photos of the display cases that Travis took at the event:

What are you looking forward to?

vm-13-2

vm-13-2With lots and lots of news coming out of this weekends Reflection of Evil event, here is a break down of all of the release information we have found out.

  • Halloween 2013 Stitch & Mayor – 20th September
  • Afternoon #2 Darkwing Duck – 20th September
  • Silly Symphonies – 27th September
  • Food & Wine Figure – 27th September
  • Marvel – October 11th
  • Marvel #1 Hawkeye Combo Topper
  • October 18th 2013 -Afternoon #2 Talespin LE1500
  • Urban Redux #2 – October 25th
  • Nightmare Before Christmas #2 – Halloween
  • Vinylmation 5th Anniversary – November 8th – LE 1000
  • Marvel – November 8th Ant Man & Wasp LE1000
  • Holiday Mickey & Minnie Skaters Set – 11/01/13 – $24.95
  • Holiday Santa Minnie – 11/01/13
  • Holiday Ornament Twin Pack  – 11/01/13
  • Festival of the Masters – LE1200 – 11/08/13 – $16.95 (with Variant)
  • Festival of the Masters Meet & Greet Mickey LE500 – $49.95
  • Animal Kingdom Hello Kitty Kitty – LE2000 – 11/08/13
  • Animal Kingdom – Tigger is that You? – LE2000 – 11/08/13
  • Pixar #2 – November 15th – Blind box series
  • Frozen Twin Pack – LE1500 – 11/22/13
  • Frozen Olaf – LE2500 – 11/22/13  (with Variant)
  • Park 13 – 11/22/13
  • Afternoon #2 – Gummy Bears – LE1500 – 11/29/13
  • Park 13 – Haunted Mansion Stretching Ghosts LE2000
  • Star Wars Jedi Mickey & Emperor Stitch LE2000 12/13/13
  • Animation 4 – 12/20/13
  • Animation 4 – Jaq & Gus Twin Pack 12/20/13
  • Animation 4 –  Huey, Duey & Luey Triple Pack 12/20/13
  • 2014 Sorcerer Mickey 12/13/13 (There is a WDW, DLR, DLP and HKDL version)
  • Park 13 – Tower of Terror Set – LE1500 (plus Variant edition)
  • RunDisney Figure 1/8/14 plus Variant
  • December – Cutesters Snow
  •  Park 14
  •  Indiana Jones (8 Set Blind Box)
  •  Pirates of the Caribbean #2 (8 Set Blind Box)
  • Toy Story #2 (8 Set Blind Box)
  • Robots #4
  • Jungle Book (8 set blind box)
  • Aladdin 16 piece Junior blind box set
  • Park Starz 3 – 12 piece blind box set
  • Star Wars #4  – 12 piece blind box set
  • Duffy – Blind box set
  • Si and Am Twin Pack
  •  Marvel #2
  • Vinylmation topiaries – 5 Piece Garden themed set all with Combo Toppers
  • D-Tour #2 (blind box set with both Mickey and Minnie Molds)
  • At each Official Trading Night there will be a release. There is a Mike, Figment and Stitch, all LE500 with a 1/10 Variant.

Next years event is called “Imagination Gala”