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Old 03-28-2011, 12:56 AM   #16
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I am seriously in love with Vinylmation... I have a good collection going after just two short years of buying them... and I already have three chasers!!!! so much fun!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:48 AM   #17
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Love the keychains and finally got my fav Figment....also the Disney Afternoon.
We fell in love when we bought the first set @ the Villains store @ HS
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:57 PM   #18
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That is awesome....I tell you I have it bad....I drove to a local Disney store where I'm from and bought my little girl, 2 boxes of Toy Story, 1 cutester, I animation, and 1 have a laugh....It is very addictive...
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:03 PM   #19
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My neighbor tried for two WDW trips to get me interested in those critters. Finally the last summer trip with her family and our family, we went on the hunt for THe America Sings Eagle. Well, we got the Pirate Auctioneer...my DH is a big pirate fan. And so it began.

No one on that trip found the eagle. Our next trip, a few months later, we start looking at the trade boxes. We find the America Sings Eagle and buy a vinylmation to trade. The CM says to me, "What if you get one you want?" as I pick a box out of Park #4. I say, "Only if I get the POTC dog, or Nemo or Epcot or DCL". Thinking, yeah right, last time we ended up with ones I hadn't even heard of. First box . . . Epcot Center #2, second box...Nemo submarine, third box...DCL. I mean, what are the chances. We decide to buy one more to trade for the eagle. Did we leave that trip without looking for the POTC dog...of course not! One last look before leaving Epcot and there he was sitting waiting in the trade box. My DH was so happy.





That is an awesome story and an awesome collection....I was reading an earlier post and some one said there was a possible way to tell what was inside the boxes by looking at a stamp on the bottom of the box?
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:09 PM   #20
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We bought our first vinylmation on our trip in June 2010 and fell in love with them. We don't have too many, but truly enjoy what we do have. My nephew just returned from WDW this past Saturday and brought us a 40th Anniversary one. A co-worker of my husband's just left to go to WDW on Friday and is going to bring us back a couple. I can't wait!
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:44 AM   #21
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We bought our first vinylmation on our trip in June 2010 and fell in love with them. We don't have too many, but truly enjoy what we do have. My nephew just returned from WDW this past Saturday and brought us a 40th Anniversary one. A co-worker of my husband's just left to go to WDW on Friday and is going to bring us back a couple. I can't wait!
That is great! It is so much fun to open the boxes that you cant see what is inside. My little one along with us act like we are opening a Christmas gift. Very exciting stuff......
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:54 AM   #22
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How much do these cost?

A few years ago WDW had miniatures...characters,park icons, park rides...so cute!.....3 came to a bag for $5...you didn't know what you got until you openedthe bag.You could trade these too...we just loved them!...they had Star Wars ones too.I haven't been to WDW in a few years so I don't know if they still have miniatures...I think Vinylmation has probably taken their place.
I would also like to know the answer to this. How much do they cost? Do they have different sizes? What about the little bags with three characters...are they something different?
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Old 03-29-2011, 07:09 AM   #23
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I just started collecting a couple weeks ago, I only have 4 lol. But even though I only have 4 and I just started, its still a lot of fun! And there are so many!

That being said I have a question. I've been considering just saving my money and buying them by the set rather than individually. Does anybody ever do this? Or does that take all the fun away from trading them? I'm just afraid if I only needed 1 more to complete a set that I couldnt find anybody to trade with me. anybody ever run into any problems like that while trying to complete a set?
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:00 AM   #24
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Since the question has come up a couple times I'd like to address it.

Yes there have been occasional marks allowing a person to tell what is in a blind box. They are not intentional and when it is discovered by Disney they make sure those signs are fixed at the production plant. Any attempt to try and figure out what is in the box before purchasing is just plain cheating. Most vinyl boards disallow discussion of methods to do so.

That said, don't assume someone is trying to cheat if you see them looking at box bottoms. I've seen too many sitting on the shelf pre-opened on the bottom, so I'll often check the bottoms of a number of boxes before buying them.

Thankfully my buying habits have settled considerably. I have maybe 70 3" and eight or nine 9". The price increases and general glut of VMs now being produced make me slow down and take notice. My main love is the Parks series but at $13 each I just can't bring myself to buy much of them.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:45 AM   #25
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The miniature figures that come in little bags of three are not vinylmations. I believe they are for the monorail play set. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:49 AM   #26
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My kiddo (7) and I had a blast with these. I thought the cast members were very good to her in terms of letting her rechoose (she wouldn't know a muppet if it walked up and bit her on the nose). I suspect they just reached in and pulled out a girly one a couple of times, especially this one, which turned out to be her favorite:


Flowers and Fairies by BlindBoxes, on Flickr

We ended up with some great animation ones and a few park ones. She actually PLAYS with hers (gasp, I know).

DH even ended up getting a couple of Star Wars ones for his desk at work.


ETA: DD accidentally left her magic mirror Vinylmation on Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. We went to guest services to see if it had been turned in (of course it hadn't, but DD wanted to check). The very nice cast member-in-training didn't see it, but did give DD a voucher to go buy a new one at the Emporium, which was a very magical touch. (It also taught her to be MUCH more careful with her toys!)
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:06 AM   #27
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I love the keychains-I get to carry my own little piece of disney with me!!
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:13 AM   #28
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That being said I have a question. I've been considering just saving my money and buying them by the set rather than individually. Does anybody ever do this? Or does that take all the fun away from trading them? I'm just afraid if I only needed 1 more to complete a set that I couldnt find anybody to trade with me. anybody ever run into any problems like that while trying to complete a set?
You can buy separate boxes but you don't know if you have a set UNLESS you buy the whole tray which I think has 3 sets and 3 chasers. We were in DLR DTD D Street one afternoon when a mom bought a whole tray as party favors for her kids' birthday parties. Nice favors

My DD has been looking for a year for a certain one, still looking to trade or select it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:37 AM   #29
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You can buy separate boxes but you don't know if you have a set UNLESS you buy the whole tray which I think has 3 sets and 3 chasers. We were in DLR DTD D Street one afternoon when a mom bought a whole tray as party favors for her kids' birthday parties. Nice favors

My DD has been looking for a year for a certain one, still looking to trade or select it.
Our Disney Store sells them, and yo have to get there really early to see if a new tray is being set out. There are a lot of people who wait on "shipment" days and just go in and buy up the whole trays. It's starting to remind me of the beanie babies.

I just watch eBay and get the ones I want. So far I've been able to get all of the individual ones I wanted by paying no more than $1 over retail (including shipping). Of course I'm not after the chasers or anything. My Disney "desk" display at work is specifically themed, so I don't need all of them.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:37 AM   #30
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Obsessed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel about Vinylmations...I check the Disney Store online daily to see if they have posted anything new...I have about 50 vinyls right now with about 25 more to trade...I have put them in a shelf right by my bed so I can look at them when I wake up! HAHAHAHA!

I love them and CAN'T wait for the Haunted Mansion Series!!!
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