In this video, I unbox a Villains 5 – Pixar Vinylmation and share my thoughts on the series
Today sees the new Villains 5 blind box series released in selected Disney Stores and online at Disneystore.com. Each blind box is priced at $12.95 and this series consists of 7 commons and a chaser (here is the chaser). This blind box series has a Pixar theme with villains from the Incredibles, Brave, Up, Monsters University, Bugs Life and Finding Nemo.
Are you going to be picking these up?
If you were not one of the lucky ones to get the SDCC exclusive Pixar Villains set, Disney is giving you a second chance to join the party with the release of the Villains 5 vinylmation set. This collection will contain villains from at least 8 Pixar films. Ranging from classics such as Finding Nemo to newer films like Monsters University, this set is bound to have at least one vinylmation that you will want to collect.
Charles Muntz is the hero turned villain in the movie Up. This character was Carl’s childhood idol and the reason Carl and Ellie met. If Muntz did not inspire Carl and Ellie to pursue adventure, they may have never found true love. In the end, Muntz went mad with determination to capture Kevin, the creature people did not believe he captured. In pursuit of Kevin, Muntz put the lives of Carl, Russell, and Dug.
This is the vinylmation I am most excited for. Although not a villain in a true sense, Darla was the character in Finding Nemo that Nemo and the other fishes inside the dentist office feared. Known for loving animals but not knowing the proper way to take care of them, Darla was notorious for killing fishes while still in the plastic bag.
Mor’du was the mythical and legendary foe of Merida’s father in the movie Brave. Legend has it that Mor’du was an evil 12 foot tall black bear. According to story repeatedly told by Fergus, Mor’du was the one responsible for his missing leg.
This is the third iteration of Syndrome that we’ve seen this year. We’ve seen him once as a Robot in Robots 4, again as Incrediboy in the SDCC exclusive, and now as his full on evil on evil self in Villains 5. Seen in the movie The Incredibles, Syndrome was the die hard Mr. Incredible fan who became evil after feeling slighted as a young boy by Mr. Incredible.
Mr. Waternoose is one of two Monsters Inc villains that we see in this series. Seen in the original monsters movie, “Monsters, Inc”, Mr. Waternoose was the crab like creature who was the in charge of running the Monsters, Inc business. His evil doings involved doing whatever it took to keep the business profitable.
Dean Heardscrabble was the dean in charge of Monser’s University. Similar to Darla, Hardscrabble is not a villain a traditional sense. She was not out to harm anyone nor did she seem to have a vendetta against Mike or Sully. If anything, Dean Hardscrabble reminds me of my old college professors that were always about hard nosed and always about business. Wait….I take it back then. Dean Hardscrabble IS the ultimate villain.
Bambi’s buddy is a villain now? This Thumper is actually a from the movie A Bug’s Life. This character is a great counterpart to the other SDCC exclusive released, Hopper. In the movie, Thumper was Hopper’s muscle. If Hopper wanted something done to an insect that got in his way, he would unleash Thumper on the poor victim.
Thanks to the lovely thing called the world wide web and ebay, we know that Al Mcwhiggin, better known as “The Chicken Man”, will be the chaser in this set. In this set, Al will be dressed in his infamous chicken suit. In the movie, Toy Story 2, Al is the evil garage saler- toy collector who stole Woody from Andy’s front lawn. Fun fact: Al’s toy store actually made a quick cameo as a commercial on TV in the original Toy Story Movie.
What are your thoughts? Does this set interest you? If it does, will you purchase the full set or will you just try to get the villain from your favorite Pixar film?
Disney are set to release the fifth Villains series at Disney Stores (& online) next Monday but thanks to eBay and Vinylmation Exchange, we now know what the chaser for this series will be. It looks as if a tray of the series was put out early.
The chaser features Big Al from Toy Story.
UPDATE: The winner has been chosen. Congrats to Christopher Michael from our Facebook group. Hope you enjoy! Thanks to all who entered.
Last week, Vinylmation Kingdom and five other Vinylmation/ Disney news outlets participated in a week long puzzle promo with the Disney Store, where we pieced together puzzles that revealed these: the SDCC Exclusive Pixar Villains Vinylmations.
These awesome guys have been sold at the Funko Booth at SDCC and are limited to 480 each. They will NOT be released in Disney Stores or online. Their allotment has been sold out every day so far, and that trend is expected to continue today and tomorrow.
As crazy as this week has been, I came in to work yesterday to find another box from the Disney Store, this time containing one of the Hopper figures, which matched my puzzle. With it came a note from the Disney Store asking me to share it with our readers, giving one of them an exclusive chance to win a Comic-Con collectible.
So, how can you win Hopper? Starting at midnight tonight, we will hold a raffle through Raffle Copter (posted below). There are many ways to enter to win, including a daily tweet. Contest ends midnight on August 3rd, and I will draw the winner when I get home from vacation on August 6th, if not before.
Thanks again to the Disney Store for allowing us to give our readers this great chance to own an awesome custom.
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Contest ends Sunday, August 3rd. Winner will be chosen and announced on Wednesday, August 6th (Travis, who is running the raffle, will be on vacation through the 5th).
Winner will be chosen from all valid entries. Vinylmation Kingdom reserves the right to disqualify any entrant who is caught cheating. Entries WILL be checked.
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Following the new Disney Infinity 2.0 Villains trailer breaking today, Disney has sent us some details on the Green Goblin, Loki and Ronan figures including high resolution photos of the figures. What is also interesting is that within the Press Release, it says “Additional characters for Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes will be announced in the coming months.” So more Marvel is coming!
And here is the official press release:
Super Villains Come to Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition)
Today, Disney Interactive officially announced that a trio of popular Super Villains will be entering the world of Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) – Ronan the Accuser from Guardians of the Galaxy, Green Goblin from Spider-Man and the infamous Loki, God of Mischief from The Avengers. Whether it’s flexing their unstoppable powers for all things evil in their respective Play Sets, the updated Toy Box 2.0, or the newly added structured Toy Box Games, these Super Villains are forces to be reckoned with.
Ronan: Wielding the Universal Weapon, the ruthless Ronan the Accuser is an unstoppable force in both the Guardians of the Galaxy universe and in the Toy Box mode. Cloaking, energy blasts and super human strength are all part of the powerful arsenal at Ronan’s disposal as he vies to become the mightiest villain in the galaxy.
Green Goblin: Armed with Pumpkin Bombs, the brilliantly nefarious Goblin uses his Electro Shock Gauntlet to dispatch opponents handily in the world of Spider-Man. Super human strength, spectacular super jumps and the ability to charge his bombs into more powerful bolas all make him a villainous force to be reckoned with for both symbiotes and Super Heroes alike.
Loki: The God of Mischief is at your command when you play as Loki in Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes. Whether hassling Thor and Hulk in the Avengers Play Set or exploring the treasures found in the Toy Box mode, Loki’s sure to have a few tricks up his sleeve. From defeating his opponents with a powerful scepter to projecting decoy versions that bewilder even the cleverest of heroes, Loki is the villain you’ll love to hate. Creating mischief has never been so fun!
Last week at SDCC, Disney announced three new characters for Disney Infinity 2.0 and today, Disney have released an official trailer featuring the villains Green Goblin, Ronan and Loki.
Each of these villains will be available after the initial launch, though no official date has been announced for these figure. They also can be used within their respected playsets as well as within the Toy Box.
The Green Goblin is the main villain from the Ultimate Spider-Man playset, Ronan is from the Guardians of the Galaxy playset, while Loki is from the Avengers playset.
Here is the official trailer for the 3 villains:
What do you think of these villains joining Disney Infinity 2.0?
Today at the Marvel Panel at SDCC, John Vignocchi revealed three new playable characters for Disney Infinity Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition). We already had Loki confirmed, but the other two were merely rumored until today. now, thanks to our friend Brad over at Stitch Kingdom, we know the other two:
~ Green Goblin: The main villain of the Spider-Man Play Set
~ Ronan: The main villain of the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set
~ Loki: The main villain of the Avengers Play Set
Stay tuned this afternoon/ evening to Infinity and Beyond as we learn more, including pictures and possibly a trailer!
UPDATE: Blurry first look from Stitch Kingdom
UPDATE: Villains will be a Fall release, but not at launch. Trailer seen at panel will be available to view Monday.
UPDATE: Better picture by @basilsaadi on Instagram, as well as one from Allison Petrek from Toy Box TV
[UPDATE] Thanks to Family Gamer TV, we see that Ronan is a playable character inside the Guardians of the Galaxy Play Set. This squashes rumors of the villains (well, at least Ronan) being Toy Box only.
UPDATE: Here is a close up shot of Loki, thanks to out Infinity and Beyond member Edwin Johnson.
Here is the information from the Disney Store on the upcoming Pixar Villains releases for both the set released at SDCC and the set released on DisneyStore.com/ Disney Store. Yup…. two sets.
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is kicking off this week, and Disney Store has developed an all-new Vinylmation series that is a must-have for every Disney fan!
Starting tomorrow, Disney Store will unveil its Pixar Villains Vinylmation series at the Funko Booth. With a limited edition of 480 pieces per figure and a retail value of $10 each, these new Vinylmation figures are pure evil genius!
And on August 18, Disney Store will release an additional Pixar Villains Vinylmation blind box series with 8 more iconic characters from your favorite Pixar movies. Each figure retails for $12.95 and will be available online at DisneyStore.com and in select Disney Store locations.
But the villainous excitement doesn’t stop there!
We’re giving you a chance to win an entire tray of the blind box Pixar Villains Vinylmation series early, plus five signed figures premiering at Comic-Con! Head over to our Twitter page, @DisneyStore and be sure to follow us and re-tweet the Pixar Villains Vinylmation tweet. You can find the rules for our sweepstakes here.
Happy re-tweeting and good luck!
The Disney Store has released on their Facebook page official images of the upcoming SDCC Pixar Villains Vinylmations.
The Disney Store also released this little blurb:
Introducing our special set of Pixar Villains Vinylmation figures premiering at San Diego Comic-Con!
We’ll reveal even more Vinylmation news this Wednesday, including a chance to win this entire set!
Stay tuned on Wednesday as we reveal more information once released!
It’s been a “fun” week, getting puzzle pieces in from Disney and scrambling trying to figure out what they all mean. The final box came today and with it, pieces to complete the puzzle. Here’s my puzzle, Hopper from A Bug’s Life.
No other information came with the final set of pieces, but this is what we can gather: San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) will be where they will be released exclusively as open window boxes. As of this post, I only know of six different figures, each from a puzzle another media outfit has received:
~ Hopper (A Bug’s Life)- Vinylmation Kingdom
~ Zurg (Toy Story)- Stitch Kingdom
~ Stinky Pete (Toy Story 2)- Vinylmation World
~ Chef Skinner (Ratatouille)- Inside the Magic
~ Randall (Monsters Inc.)- Chip and Company
~ Incrediboy (The Incredibles)- Destination Vinylmation
Exact location and selling policy is not known, but there is rumor that they will be sold at the Funko booth inside SDCC.
Stay tuned for updates later today as we find out more complete puzzles.