SPOILER!!!!!! Lion King Chaser

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Update: Zoe overhead the artists saying “Oh no that is wrong” at the signing this morning….

Well according everyone (thanks for those who mentioned) this is a defective Chaser. (I saw the guy pull it out of his box) so this is the Chaser’s body with Banzai’s head. More to come…

Here is a photo from vinylmationkingdom of the real chaser and the faulty chaser…

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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

What a big disappointment!!! This series has such vibrant colors and designs. Too bad the chaser was wasted on such a lackluster piece.

VK Matt
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VK Matt

That’s Banzai’s head on an Ed body. I’ve seen that mistake 3 times now.

Patrick Soriano
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Patrick Soriano

I’ve seen a picture with Ed’s eyes different.

TSSD
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TSSD

Wrong head. That’s a Banzai head, the head for the Ed chaser is different. Right body though.

Penguin
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Penguin

What a let down. Thought it would be too obvious for him to be the chaser, I thought chasers were supposed to mysterious?

Carol
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Carol

I think the set would have to have all 3 Hyena’s but it certainly will one of those ‘forgettable’ chasers and not much sought after in its own right.

I am going to be buying a tray so I hope that I don’t get one of those faulty chasers with Banzai’s head – I would be right ticked off!!!!!!

IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

Welp. Now I’m only about 40% interested in this set.

Where’s Musfasa as the spirit? Seriously? The GREATEST moment in the movie, and no figure for that? C’mon. There better be a 9″ of this. Otherwise shame shame Disney.

Tara
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Tara

I am really disappointed over their choice of chaser. I always felt the chaser was something that was supposed to be extra special and really had a wow factor to it. With this series, I really feel like they could have been more creative.

Carson
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Carson

Rafiki should have been the chaser!

Penguin
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Penguin

This chaser will still be bought as people want to have all three rather than just two of them. So yes still going to try and buy a tray. I do however love the hidden mickey on Ed’s tongue.

Brad B
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Brad B

IndyandMarion :
Welp. Now I’m only about 40% interested in this set.
Where’s Musfasa as the spirit? Seriously? The GREATEST moment in the movie, and no figure for that? C’mon. There better be a 9″ of this. Otherwise shame shame Disney.

Remember Disney already has the SHAME of releasing this set on the NEW mold!! Strike One. No Ghost of Mufasa Chaser! Strike two. The Ed chaser and/or Bonzai’s head on Ed’s body chaser – Either is STRIKE THREE!! Disney, your OUT!!

IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

@Brad
After reviewing the play, the New Mold was in fact a ball and not in the strike zone. Count is now 3 balls and two strikes.

Brad B
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Brad B

After further review with 280 other vinyl umpires, the NEW mold was indeed a 1st pitch STRIKE, but will be counted as a foul tip for now. For now count is 3 & 2.

Kathleen Mc
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Kathleen Mc

I knew the chaser would be Ed-how could you have two hyenas and not the third! All the same, spirit Mufasa would have been great! I think that they probably shouldn’t have done baby Simba-as they already have Simba as a cub. Then they could’ve had all three hyenas and then had spirit Mufasa as a chaser. Grown-up Simba would’ve made a great chaser too.

Kevin Tolentino
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Kevin Tolentino

Not disappointed at all with the choice, great job disney eds face was captured perfectly in this figure

IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

I’ll still pick up a few of these. But that chaser? No. Just no.

(Foul tip? Nick, he’ll be on our side soon enough)

cesilie
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cesilie

I’m guessin’ he’ll end up in the boxes pretty often since most people won’t realize there’s a difference between him and the other hyenas… keep your eyes peeled guys!

Kathleen Mc
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Kathleen Mc

I’m just glad that all three hyenas are here!They are among my favorite villains! They’re very funny-until the end when Scar finds out that they’re not as dumb as he thought-brilliant! It did not make sense to have only Banzai in the Villain series-it would’ve been better to do Scar. The first Banzai, though, wouldn’t match Shenzi and Ed here, so I see why they did him again.

Jake
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Jake

Holy S***! I didnt realize the chaser mistake! I bought a tray and I sure enough have the messed up chaser! This sucks. Does anyone know if there is any recourse to getting the propper chaser???

Rick De Luca
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Rick De Luca

This is cool! I did not know this, but the first picture is actually a pic of my figure! Thanks for posting guys.

Kathleen Mc
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Kathleen Mc

SI opened my Lion King tray today,thinking What are th chances I get Ed-zai. Sure enough, that’s EXACTLY what I got! One of the cast members gave me the number to guest services-they are willing to send you the correct Ed and will not ask you to return Ed-zai in return. I called and left a message so hopefully they get back to me soon. I’m glad I can keep Ed-zai, though, because he is so unusual.