Hat’s Off to the Muppets

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Lots of news today with the release of Muppets 2. One of the smaller stories however is this one. In the past, anytime a figure has come with a hat (or cap, or wizard’s thingie) thehat has been on the figure’s head. With Muppets 2 the hats come in little plastic bags and are packaged along with the figure, not on the head as part of the figure. I think this is done for protection of the painting of both the figure and the hat. Any other ideas?

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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 think you are just witnessing the future of vinylmation where you will be able to switch accessories around to different figures as you please. Could be a cost thing also.

  • Someone told me at the last trading event to stick my finger in the box of Toy Story…. you can feel Buzz’s Helmet. Sure enough, when we went to buy, it was clear that someone had done that to the entire box. lol. It might be an attempt to prevent such things.

  • All I know is that it looks like they kept the old molds for these ones. Could it be possible they’re keeping the “old” mold for some vinylmations and using the newer mold for vinylmations that they plan on having more specific designs for? Just a thought.

    • From what we’ve heard, it’s more about when they made the change. There are still a lot of vinylmation series just sitting around waiting to be released. Those will filter out, but every once in a while a set designed with the new figures will come out also.

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