No Chance for Sunburn in O-Town

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According to Disney’s Vinylmation Blog today, Orlando’s D-Street will NOT be receiving any of the 9″ Independence Day (Sunburn Man) figures on the planned D-Street release day of June 17.

Looks like the May 27th online release of this LE 500 figure was a mistake. Now, the figures allocated for Orlando have been sold out. Only California’s D-Street will be receiving this figure. “We apologize for the mix up.” – Disney Vinylmation Blog.

That is unfortunate. This is a great figure! One of my favorite 9″ Holidays to date. I did order mine with my phone while in line for Rescue Rangers that day. We were all surprised by his appearance on the Disney Online Store, and now we know why. If you do have the chance, grab this one. We will start at the top. The fireworks in the ears are done very well. Painted on nicely with vibrant colors. His eyes are a deep shade of blue that really standout on the pinkish red figure. Obviously, too much fun in the sun for this guy, as you can see the tan lines where his glasses, tee shirt and even watch were! I didn’t even notice the patch on his left wrist until I got him in the mail. The swimming trunks are also well done. They have a matte finish to them and have little stitches painted on. It is painted well enough to give the appearance of fabric. Again, the colors here are great. Not too bold, but just the right color for that fabric look. And the drawstring is in a silver paint that ties it all together. Add in the over-sized feet in sandals and you have a cartoonish looking figure that reminds me of my Dad on those hot 4th of July nights.

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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 am so glad I got this one online. I love it, and every time I see it…it makes me smile.

Thanks to destination vinylmation for giving their readers a heads-up on its online release.