Holiday 3 Released

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Holiday 3
Release Date: December 9th 2011

Christmas Ornament

We now have plenty of Vinylmation to make your spirits bright around the holidays! This is a nice red and green design you would find on a glass Christmas Ornament. Would have liked to see a hook accessory, but that may be saved for Jingle Smells.

Variant

Founding Father

Hail to the Chief. Looks like a President’s Day figure. Powdered wig, a colonial uniform and the Presidential Seal in the ear.

Jelly Beans

Multi-colored jelly beans falling against what could be fake plastic green grass that you would find in an Easter Basket. With all these sweet Holiday Vinylmation year after year, Disney will have to make a tooth fairy vinyl because my teeth are falling out.

Variant

Fireworks

Boom! And explosive design to celebrate the 4th of July. I like this design a lot. The pointed head will be great. The warning label in the ear is a perfect touch.

Day of the Dead

A colorful tribute to the Mexican Holiday. We have the Trade City Day of the Dead, but this one has great detail. It has a skull in the head. The maracas in the head and ears make this an exciting design.

Cranberry Sauce

Vinylmation Farms apparently grows cranberries in addition to raising cows for milk and squeezing OJ. The silver on the arms and feet represent the can and label lets us know there is a yummy Thanksgiving Day side dish inside. It appears to already be coming out of the can as represented in the head.

Pot o’ Gold
This was revealed on St. Patrick’s Day 2011.
The body is a green pot with a four leaf clover. It is filled with gold with rays of golden shine filling the head of the figure.
Puppy Love

Revealed on February 16th 2011. It seems like a bear or is a dog who’s been hit with an arrow from Cupid. Poor guy, he doesn’t know what he’s in for. With all those hearts, it seems like a prime place to hide a Mickey.

Now that Disney released the official name, Puppy Love, the dog makes much more sense.

Hanukkah

This was shown back in November of 2010. The body is a dreidel, with the front showing the Shin side (which means you add one to the pot, the worst possible outcome to a spin). Shown on the head and the right ear are gold Hanukkah gelt, which is sometimes used while playing with a dreidel. These days the gelt are gold foil covered pieces of chocolate. Also of note is that one of the gelt has a picture of a menorah, the candelabrum used during Hanukkah.

Witch

This was a popular figure. A cool hat accessory comes with this green witch. She has a lot of ugly detail in her face. And her ears are painted a Halloween purple. Unfortunately, nothing special on the back.

April Fools Jester

Disney has often given us some great April Fools Day pins, so it’s a bout time we get a Vinylmation to celebrate this jokesters holiday. He has a simple, fun look to him. I like the eyes and tongue sticking out.


Chinese Dragon (Chaser)

Dracula
Artist: TBA
LE: TBA
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

An evil looking face and great detail on the shirt with the bats and the pocket watch. It captures Dracula well, but I’m spoiled by customs that add things like real capes.

Patriot
Artist: TBA
LE: TBA
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

A very Patriotic figure, I’m drawn to this one as I am to the Patriot from Holiday 2. He has nice definition in his face and it for sure looks like he will have an accessory hat. I may have to grab this one if the price is in the 40’s.

Easter Egg
Artist: TBA
LE: TBA
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

A colorful egg design with a chick peaking out of the crack in the head. It’s a solid design, but doesn’t appeal to me. I do like the idea and placement of design elements.

Chocolate Birthday Cake
Artist: TBA
LE: TBA
Price: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Identical in every way except color to the 9″ Holiday 2 figure by Tyler Dumas. Not a bad design. Its fun but the earlier figure had a small production issue. I was layered with stickers for the pattern and they overlapped, misaligned and shown through each other in parts distracting from the overall figure. Hope they fixed that in this release.

Be My Valentine
Artist: Lisa Badeen
LE: 1000
Price: $44.95
Release Date: 1/21/12
Thanksgiving Diner Aftermath
Artist: Mike Sullivan
LE: 600
$44.95
Release Date: November 2011

Wow! All ready for a nap. I have to say, I love this design. It’s kind of gross, but very cool looking.

Note his right arm. It looks a bit odd, almost like another left, but not sure if it is or not. If not, the new 9″ mold has two different right arms… one to hold accessories and one like this. (see below)

Nutcracker Suite 9″/3″ combo
Artist: Maria Clapsis
LE: 1200 -11/18 (D23 said 1000)
$74.95
Release Date: November 18th, 2011 Online

This is the Rat King from the Nutcracker. The new 9″ mold, like the 3″, allows for easier holding of accessories. Here is a look around his head:

Nutcracker Suite 9″/3″ combo
Artist: Maria Clapsis
LE: 1200 -11/18 (D23 said 1000)
$74.95
Release Date: November 18th, 2011 Online

The Nutcracker is the 3″ figure in this combo. Here, the shape of the head neck to body area of the new 3″ mold really pays off for the shape of the mouth.

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About the author

Nick LoCicero

Nick LoCicero has almost 20 years experience in the media industry. He has worked on numerous Disney related media projects, most know at WDWNT for WDW News Tonight. He has been visiting Walt Disney World since 1982. After moving to Orlando in the late 90's he became a passholder, developed a fascination with the history of the vacation kingdom and has spent way too much money on park merchandise.

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  • I don’t know where the Christmas ones went. Maybe they were ultra rare, because I have the snowman, gingerbread, and the hot cocoa. I got them last year during Christmas in a special gift bag. Hopefully they add that series to the holiday series…..

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