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Vinylmation Celebrates Five Years with Special Events in November 2013 at Disney Parks

posted on November 7th, 2013 by Steven Miller, Merchandise Communications Manager


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I find it difficult to believe that Vinylmation is celebrating five years. I’ve been writing about these collectible figures since October 2009 (it was my second article for the then brand new Disney Parks Blog! On November 7, 2008, Vinylmation was introduced at the Festival of the Masters event in Walt Disney World Resort. You can read about the humbling beginnings of Vinylmation in this article. Today, Vinylmation is found at numerous places around the world including Disney Parks, Disney Stores, online and even on Facebook. To commemorate this year’s milestone anniversary, we are holding two special release parties at Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts. Here is a look at the figures created for these events.

Disney Design Group Artist Thomas Scott designed the fifth anniversary figure shown above. The item has an edition size of 1,000, and will be sold in a mystery box that the Vinylmation team is calling, “Eachez.” The black figure is the more common figure in the box (900 of those), while the green figure is more rare (only 100 made). You may recall this concept from the 2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Thomas said the figure was inspired by both the question mark figure and the black and green colors that have been associated with Vinylmation for years.

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Thomas also designed a new limited edition Meet & Greet Mickey figure for the 2013 Festival of the Masters event.

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Artist Maria Clapsis designed two limited edition sets inspired by long-time popular artwork found on shirts and other items at Disney Parks. Each set has an edition size of 2,000.

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Finally, Ron Cohee designed this year’s Festival of the Masters limited edition figure. Presented as the “Eachez” concept described above, the figure has an edition size of 1,200. Mickey Mouse covered in paint is the more common figure this time.

Fans can meet Thomas, Maria and Ron on Friday, November 8 at D Street in Downtown Disney West Side from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. All of their figures, plus one more mysterious set from Thomas, will be released on that day at D Street in Florida.

For guests in California, the fifth anniversary “Eachez” figure and a mysterious set that my fellow author Michelle Harker previously mentioned will be released on Saturday, November 9. Thomas will also be at D Street in Downtown Disney District from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. that day.

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Don on November 7th, 2013 at 11:15 am

Steven, hope you’re having a wonderful day and thank you for the post! For any or all of the artists making appearances and signing at Festival of the Masters, are there going to be wrist bands given out or is it all first come first serve when it comes to the lines for each artist? Thanks!!

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Joseph on November 7th, 2013 at 11:38 am

I love my vinylmation collection! I just wish they would bring back trading in the parks and resorts instead of just one location in each park. I still see pin trading everywhere but I feel like vinylmations are neglected most of the time!

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Jerry on November 7th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Happy Birthday Vinylmation! I have been an avid collector for about 3 years now and have been fortunate enough to attend several of the trade events in WDW over last couple of years! I really want to give a sincere thank you to Disney and the Vinylmation Team for creating and keeping these collectibles alive and growing! It has been a great creative outlet for me and has enhanced my many trips to WDW! Keep up the great work as we look forward to many more releases to come!

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