eBay Buyer Warning

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We just want to put a warning out there to Vinylmation collectors. We advise you DO NOT purchase Vinylmation from eBay seller MAXTOYSHOPS. This is the seller from Hong Kong that has come up recently with some sketchy items for sale (Alice in Wonderland, Darkwing Duck). His items, by all accounts, are not legitamite. They are scuffed, with out packaging or accesories and some are being sold before being officially released. These are NOT pre-sales. According to Disney, they are illegitamate sales. You are not getting an official product. They are also selling fake combo vinylmation. Heads and body’s from various figures mixed together. We must band together, get the word out and boycott sellers like this to police our own hobby and keep the market clean. We understand, it is tempting to pick up some of these figures before release, but they are not legit. (I would also be wary of the listings of released stuff) As of 6/16/11, he has a number of figures for sale that have not been released yet. These include but are not limited to:

Bonkers D. Bobcat
Disney Afternoons Series
by Christopher Chapman

Obviously from the Bonkers cartoon, I for one and excited about this combo. But please wait until it is released. I highly doubt these “dumpster dive” pieces are included in the LE 1000. And this HK seller sells them as singles, no packaging.

Fall Apart Rabbit
Disney Afternoons Series
by Christopher Chapman
Also from the Bonkers cartoon, the design looks great, so again, I am excited. But this seller’s figures are cosmetically flawed.
Captain Mickey
Disney Cruise Line
by Maria Clapsis
The Captain must have fell overboard and this seller picked him up. He is NOT released yet as of 6/16/11. Again, a very scuffed up piece.
Darkwing Duck
Disney Afternoons Series
by Christopher Chapman
This one falls into a different category… announced, but not released. Take a look… no hat, lots of scuff marks.
Here is an example of a fake combo. Beware! This is NOT a variant. If you have any questions about what you are buying, check our Released Series pages or email us. This is a combo from a Japan Exclusive Pirate Mickey head and the Driver’s body from Racecar 9/3 Urban 5 Combo by Eric Cazatt.

Please spread this message to all your Vinylmation Collecting friends.

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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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