A few years ago a new collectibles craze started here in the US that involved vinyl characters. I have one that I received as a gift from a client and posted a blog with pictures. Not long after the vinyls took off Disney decided there was money to be had and got into the vinyl collectibles as well with their Vinylmations collectibles.
Most are based on a series of some sort such as the Park Starz which feature represent a park or attraction in one of the parks, such as the Yeti from Expedition: Everest, or the mascot for Blizzard Beach water park. Some are characters from Disney movies or cartoons, and many are reinterpretations of classic characters from Disney, especially Mickey himself. The next trip to Walt Disney World (WDW) after I received the Dunnie I bought a Vinylmation. I have bought many since then and always make it a goal to get at least one each time I visit.
Now I am starting another series on the blog that with feature the Vinylmations I have collected and my thoughts on them.
First up will be from the team sports themed Vinylmations and the bane of my families existence, my New York Yankees Vinylmation. This one has the traditional Mickey silhouette that the vast majority of the Vinylmations feature, and it is wearing a Yankees jersey with over-sized Yankees cap for a head. One of his ears is a normal ear, but the other is a baseball as well. The Vinylmation has a serial number but does not state how many of these were made.
Perhaps there should have been a different one for each of the World Series titles they made, or maybe even a set of little rings in the box. But then the Boston Red Sox Vinylmation I bought for my sister would be jealous so maybe not. ;)