Spotlight On: Custom Vinylmation Artist Justin Marshall

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As a child, my favorite Disney characters were Dreamfinder and Figment. I loved the EPCOT attraction as it originally was. It was a delight for kids and adults alike. So when custom artist Justin Marshall came to us with a Journey Into Imagination custom, I could not wait to share it with everyone.

Destination Vinylmation: What does Journey Into Imagination mean to you?
Justin: I have always loved journey into imagination. It really shows the magnitude of figments popularity because this is a character that is spawned from a EPCOT attraction, and no where else, yet after all these years seems to be just getting stronger and stronger in popularity. Now that the original ride is gone makes it even stronger for that demand for figment, and the Dreamfinder. It was a experience for all ages that brought you through the arts, literature, performing arts, and science. For a time where no one owned a computer, the technology was amazing. They can bring back the exact same ride, substitute a few things with 21st century advantages and you will have a hit!

DV: So you’re not a big fan of the current version of the ride?
Justin: The ride now is… half ass done, and its a shame for all the creativity and hard work that went into it and now it sits in crates in a warehouse some where on the Disney property.

DV: I really like the retro feel of this custom. It seems like something you would find at EPCOT in the ’80s. But this figure really seems to hold special sentimental value to you.
Justin: I made this to keep the attraction alive, and hopefully the new generation of disney lovers will someday get to experience this attraction the way it was intended with some 21st century tweaks.

But wait, there’s more! Justin also wanted us to include these 3″ Figments as a compliment to the 9″ Journey figure.

This is one great looking Figment! Check out the detail on the space suit.
Here is Figment in his sweater.

Great job Justin. For more Justin Marshall customs, check out his Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/justinchad82

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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Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)
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Konrad Neumann (@VinylKonrad)

Brilliant.

Evilos
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Evilos

Amazing detail, great job Justin.

Lindols
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Lindols

Looks fantastic i love the Retro look, isn’t the 3″space Figment the one that will be released soon?

underdog
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underdog

WOW! one of the best customs i’ve ever seen!!

WDWgirl
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WDWgirl

Just beautiful. Would it be possible to have Justin make me this 9″ Journey into Imagination custom, or a similar custom?

Claudia
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Claudia

Amazing customs! Great detail, and LOVE the use of colors on his pieces. LOVE IT!!!!!

Kimberly
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Kimberly

You are an amazing artist Justin~! Remember me when they ask you to design a collection~!!!

sam
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sam

very very cool

Racquel
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Racquel

Great Job Justin !!!!! Love all the detail and the hard work you put into this .

chad
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chad

lets see disney release some good retro art while its still the 40th anniversary!!!