D23 Vinylmation Preview: Florida Project

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I can’t wait for the Florida Project! September 9-11 at EPCOT. We already knew all the figures for purchase, but we got a peek at the ‘gift’ given to people who registered for the Vinylmation day:

It’s a Minnie Mouse. I don’t know about you, but this figure doesn’t do much for me. Its kind of plain. I like the bow, but a generally ugly piece. Your thoughts?

The Orange Bird is a different story. I know we already have one (the AP Exclusive), but this one has a different facial expression and a Mickey Ear Hat! This guy will be only available through trading with Cast Members at the Florida Project.

Here is a look at the 3″ available. Dumbo will be sold with a 9″ Mickey and Pooh will be sold solo.

On the right, is the 9″ Mickey that is packaged with the 3″ Dumbo. On the left is the 9″ Empress Lily. Check out our Florida Project Explained page for more info.

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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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Josh
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Josh

The reason it’s a “gift” is because they know they only way to get rid of it is to give it away. Can you imagine how many of these would be sitting on the shelves if they tried to charge for them. That Minnie is the UGLIEST vinylmation ever created!

Wolfy
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Wolfy

All the new vinylmations look like they are obese. A social commentary on American society perhaps? It. Is. Over. Folks. Vinylmation is dead! Lol.

Martin Ortells
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Martin Ortells

Ugly Minnie is the consequence of a poooooor design decision courtesy of Disney and its new Vinylmation mold.

Penguin
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Penguin

Minnie would look better on the old mold but she could have worked on the new mold, if they adapted the sizing and positioning of facial features. But what is she wearing? At least she’s free.

JT
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JT

Her outfit is the cast member costume from the Walt Disney World preview center from the 70’s. If her face was proportioned the wat the Cruise Line Minnie is she’d look fine.

Brad B
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Brad B

Obese Minnie? A tribute to Thomas Scott’s art/proof/print in 30 secs or less NEW mold process!! I am excited for the NEW mold process! How about you guys? . Thomas, wake up dude!! I have seen your work. You are talented, but this Obese Minnie and the other DCL vinyls are atrocious! It doesn’t matter if the artists’ designs go to proofs with less imperfections and redos than the OLD mold process when the final product just doesn’t work. As a Disney shareholder, I don’t want my money invested in inventory sitting around warehouses because people WILL NOT buy these… Read more »

Rust
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Rust

That Minnie is absolutely unholy. Who thought that looked good?

It’s kind of funny that the mouse characters now look bad on a figure that was originally designs to look like them.

Jason
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Jason

The bird is sort of cute — like the hat. Minnie on the new mold (and the new mold in general) = horrible!

Doug macleay
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Doug macleay

don’t mean to be mean but it looks like Minnie need Jenny Craig!!!!!

Kelsey
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Kelsey

its pretty SAD when Minnie cant look good on her own body (essentially)… i mean come on! that thing is UGLY!

cesilie
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cesilie

I would still love to have BOTH! :D If anyone is not wanting theres I would trade for them in a heartbeat!

ragamuffin
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ragamuffin

ew i agree that minnie dosent look good

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

sometimes i almost come around to new mold. not in general. because i think the original mold did a lot to spruce up low-end designs. basically… there are designs that i promise you are in my collection that wouldn’t be if on the new mold. it’s gonna make my selection process far easier. and my money will be FAR less spent. that said, if the designs are awesome, i can deal with it. it’s a hard sell to my fiance’ however. this minnie… doesn’t help. it hurts my cause to still collect cause it’s our fun hobby. this may go… Read more »

JEBeyer376
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JEBeyer376

The Minnie doesn’t look great but she isn’t all that bad. She’ll make the other Minnie’s in my collection feel better about themselves.

The new Orange Bird is cute. I will definitely be trading for one of them at the FL Project.

I’m mixed on the new mold. I think it worked really well for the Robots series but I’ll reserve judgment on these until I actually have them in hand. Cannot wait for the FL Project!