Why Vinylmation? Reason 2

Reason 2: Rare Characters or Unusual Versions of Familiar Characters.
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Another thing I like about Vinylmation is the rare and unusual characters. All of these examples come from the Park 6 Series.
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From Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe in Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom, comes that stellar entertainer, Sonny Eclipse.
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I love Sonny Eclipse, and love singing along whenever I visit Cosmic Ray’s, so when I saw this great little representation of him on eBay, I had to get him.

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This next piece is a Vinyl of the Troll from The Puffin’s Roost in the Norway Pavilion in Epcot.
Maybe not a character in the traditional sense, but I for one have a few photos from past trips of me posing with this lovable fella.
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The last Vinyl I’d like to share is a rather extreme version of a character a few of you may recognize.
In 1995 an animated short called “Runaway Brain” starring Mickey Mouse was released with the feature film “A Kid in King Arthur’s Court”.
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I have a couple of other Runaway Brain items I’ll share in the future.
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Next up, Reason 3: Limited Editions and Exclusive Figures
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Reason One     Reason Two     Reason Three     Reason Four

Why Vinylmation? Reason 1

Reason 1: Trading

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I confess. The first time I saw Vinylmation, I didn’t get it. Then, on a trip earlier this year to Disney World, I discovered trading.
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Some stores at the parks, and, as of just recently, Disney Stores, have a little clear lucite box, with three Vinylmations to trade. Some park locations have mystery boxes, where you pick a number from a box numbered 1 to 15 or 1 to 24.
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One day, while in the Screen Door General Store at the Boardwalk Resort, I saw a Rizzo the Rat Muppets Vinyl in one of the clear trading boxes. I wanted it. I also liked a few of the newly released Animation 1 set. So, I bought one. It was Aladdin. I’m an Aladdin fan, but I’m not as drawn to this Vinyl as I am to others, so I traded.

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The very next day, I found this little beauty in the Serka Zong Bazaar at the exit of Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom.

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I was officially hooked.
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Still wondering why Vinylmation?
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In future posts, I will share more reasons why I have been lured down yet another Disney collectibles path.
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Reason One     Reason Two     Reason Three     Reason Four