Love is in the details

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I know Valintine’s Day, and the release of the 9″ Cupid “Love is Blind” Holiday 2 figure, was a few weeks back, but I just noticed a sizable difference in the figure released for sale and the figure Disney posted on their blog. Just for fun, I’d like to share it with you and see what you think.

Here is the figure Disney posted online on February 14th:

Also, take a look at this close up, excuse the quality, of this picture of Cupid from Trade City last August:
Now, take a look at the released retail figure:
Note the 5 o’clock shadow on the chin on the first 2 pictures. However, on the released figure, they decided to go with a clean shaven Cupid. Also, there is no glitter paint on the hearts or buttons on the earlier versions. And the paint job isn’t as good. They went with a yellow paint instead of gold. The early figures also lack the glossy paint on the blindfold as seen in the released version. (check out more pics of Cupid here)
I would have liked to see the facial hair stay… it fits in the with tattoos on Cupid’s arm. It would have been a nice detail, but I will trade that for the upgraded paint job quality. The difference is in the details. And those details lead me to purchase a figure that I had decided to pass on based on the earlier prototype.
What do you think? Do you like the Cupid figure? Facial hair or clean shaven? And have their been other Vinylmation you originally passed on, but when you saw it in person in the store you decided to pick it up?

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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 didn’t like the Birthday cake 9″ until I saw it in person and now it is my first 9″ vinyl.