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    Now let me say im not a fuddy duddy or anything like that. Heck back in 2000 i was into pin trading.

    But my sister and I were in DTD yesterday and came across the Vinylmation's and looked at each other like WTH lol. So we wennt into another store and there they were again, and another (i think) solely for them.

    So down anyone here collect them and whats the big deal with these things, because the ones i saw ,well to me, were ugly lol

  • #2
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    It's the latest fad in Disney collectibles. They have wide appeal, so they sell well. But eventually they will become the next Beanie Baby.

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    • #3
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      Personally, I think they're really cute; it's all a matter of different aesthetics appealing to different people.

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      • #4
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        I enjoy them. Everytime I go to a Disney park I'll pick one up as my reminder of the trip.
        Because of the variety there is always something to buy so it never gets old.
        Perhaps they have gone a bit overboard, but you could say that with the pins too.
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        • #5
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          Don't worry OP... I totally agree! They are just weird looking to me... and I collect pins.. but not like on a large scale.. just any new Ariel ones and then to remember my trip by..

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          • #6
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            I agree, I really don't like them. I think they are ugly/creepy.

            My Disneyland trips:


            Disneyland 1995 - 5 days

            Disneyland 1996 - 5 days

            Disneyland 1998 - 5 days

            Disneyland 2000 - 14 days

            Disneyland 2002 - 14 days

            Disneyland 2003 - 15 days

            Disneyland 2004- 3 days

            Disneyland 2005 - 30 days

            Disneyland 2007 - 21 days

            Disneyland 2008 - 8 days

            Disneyland 2009 - 16 days

            Disneyland 2010 - 5 days


            Next Disneyland trip:





            Leaving for California on September 8 at 5:30am with my 2 baby brothers, cousin, step dad, mother, and older brother..

            Driving down and arriving in burbank in the evening of September 9. Spending the first week with my grandparents in Burbank experiencing One day of Universal Studios, One day of Disneyland, Hollywood, and Jay Leno.


            September 16-Oct 1 is ONLY Disneyland every single day. Family members will be coming and joining throughout the time were there to spend a few days with us here and there in Disneyland.


            I can't wait!!!!!

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            • #7
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              As long as people continue to buy them what Vinylmation is to Disney is a continuous revenue stream - cheap to make and endless variations to release.
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              • #8
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                I don't care how cute or ugly they are. I have no clue why people are into this stuff in the first place. Instead of buying a Mickey vinylmation or a pin wouldn't it be nice of someone can take that money and give it to someone who is poor or hungry? Or maybe help someone buy a ticket who normally can't afford Disneyland but who would love to go.

                Just sayin'

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                  I don't care how cute or ugly they are. I have no clue why people are into this stuff in the first place. Instead of buying a Mickey vinylmation or a pin wouldn't it be nice of someone can take that money and give it to someone who is poor or hungry? Or maybe help someone buy a ticket who normally can't afford Disneyland but who would love to go.

                  Just sayin'
                  Everybody has collections or things that they spend money on. People could give money to a homeless person instead of going out to eat, but it just doesn't happen. I don't judge people who spend money on pins or vinylmation (even though I think they are ugly) I make sure I give money to homeless whenever I can but personally, I or anybody works hard for my money and don't regret any penny I spend on disney or at disneyland.

                  My Disneyland trips:


                  Disneyland 1995 - 5 days

                  Disneyland 1996 - 5 days

                  Disneyland 1998 - 5 days

                  Disneyland 2000 - 14 days

                  Disneyland 2002 - 14 days

                  Disneyland 2003 - 15 days

                  Disneyland 2004- 3 days

                  Disneyland 2005 - 30 days

                  Disneyland 2007 - 21 days

                  Disneyland 2008 - 8 days

                  Disneyland 2009 - 16 days

                  Disneyland 2010 - 5 days


                  Next Disneyland trip:





                  Leaving for California on September 8 at 5:30am with my 2 baby brothers, cousin, step dad, mother, and older brother..

                  Driving down and arriving in burbank in the evening of September 9. Spending the first week with my grandparents in Burbank experiencing One day of Universal Studios, One day of Disneyland, Hollywood, and Jay Leno.


                  September 16-Oct 1 is ONLY Disneyland every single day. Family members will be coming and joining throughout the time were there to spend a few days with us here and there in Disneyland.


                  I can't wait!!!!!

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                    Instead of buying a Mickey vinylmation or a pin wouldn't it be nice of someone can take that money and give it to someone who is poor or hungry? Or maybe help someone buy a ticket who normally can't afford Disneyland but who would love to go.

                    Just sayin'
                    With that logic, then why spend money on a ticket or an annual pass? When people go on vacation or go to Disneyland for the day, they want to leave with memories. Some memories are remembered through pictures and some are through souvenirs. I have a total of 3 Vinylmations and the only reason why I have those is because they are from the Muppets set. I love the Muppets.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by DisneyIPresume View Post
                      I don't care how cute or ugly they are. I have no clue why people are into this stuff in the first place. Instead of buying a Mickey vinylmation or a pin wouldn't it be nice of someone can take that money and give it to someone who is poor or hungry? Or maybe help someone buy a ticket who normally can't afford Disneyland but who would love to go.

                      Just sayin'
                      With this logic why do anything at all that requires spending money...

                      I'm also a bit surprised at all the hate for vinialmations...
                      Last edited by Meville; 08-18-2011, 08:07 AM.
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                      Originally posted by VintageMouse;n8463446

                      You know best :-)

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                      • #12
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                        Can someone post a picture of what a "Vinylamtion" is exactly?

                        I've never heard of or seen them.

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                        • #13
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                          Here is a link to multiple versions of vinylmation, Vinylmation | Disney Store

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Donald1980 View Post
                            Here is a link to multiple versions of vinylmation, Vinylmation | Disney Store
                            Thanks for the link.

                            Interesting.

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                            • #15
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                              I can't stand them either. They purposely distort the original shape of Mickey and they're made of a cheap material, probably on purpose considering the time frame in which they were released. Personally, I'm ready for hand painted ceramic figurines to make a comeback. Remember when you could purchase ANY character from ANY Disney film in the Emporium? There's been nothing since about Mulan, which is pathetic.
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                              • #16
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                                Here are a couple of examples or just disney vinylmation - Google Search

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                                • #17
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                                  Ugly imo.
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                                  • #18
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                                    Vinylmation appeals to Disney fans who want a souvenir that's a little edgy. It's sort of like the Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise where you can show that you're a Disney fan without wearing mouse ears or a touristy T-shirt. The fact that people don't like them or just don't "get" it is part of the appeal. It's a souvenir that isn't obvious and requires some explanation for The Uncool to understand.

                                    I've bought 5 souvenirs in my 30 or so years of going to Disneyland: 3 wooden guns from the POTC shop when I was a kid, a baseball cap at Grad Night and a Vinylmation Mickey. If I could just buy my choice of Vinylmation figure I'd probably have bought more of them, but the luck-of-the-draw packaging is a detraction for me.
                                    Last edited by bee1000; 08-18-2011, 08:47 AM. Reason: bold, baby

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                                    • #19
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                                      Originally posted by bee1000 View Post
                                      \ I'd probably have bought more of them, but the luck-of-the-draw packaging is a detraction for me.
                                      That's the appealing point that some people get with the whole blind box thing. You don't know which vinyl figure you're gonna get from that particular set or collection. So when you're opening the package you get that feeling of excitement.

                                      If you get the figure you want, awesome. If there's another one in a collection you want then you buy another one to try your luck. It's the same if you get one you don't like. You buy another one. It's the exciting/addictive way blind box figures work.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Originally posted by mavmaestre View Post
                                        That's the appealing point that some people get with the whole blind box thing. You don't know which vinyl figure you're gonna get from that particular set or collection. So when you're opening the package you get that feeling of excitement.

                                        If you get the figure you want, awesome. If there's another one in a collection you want then you buy another one to try your luck. It's the same if you get one you don't like. You buy another one. It's the exciting/addictive way blind box figures work.
                                        This, I think, is the key. It's a challenge to the buyer the same way that baseball cards used to be. You never know which one you're going to get, and that encourages a social aspect in trading and collecting. Pin trading has the social aspect, but there's no randomness or challenge in the collecting part.
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