Villains 2 Vinylmation Explained

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Release Date: October 24
Where: Disney Stores
Price: TBA

Villains 2 is a follow up to the poplar Disney Store release of Villains 1 in early 2011. We had fun with that release and this second series looks to have a strong line up of bad guys. The style is top notch. I enjoy the fact that they did not feel the need to fit the entire Villain inside Mickey body part for body part. These larger than life characters are painted on to the mold large and bold. There are also many hat accessories… bad guys love hats don’t they?

Bowler Hat Guy
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
Voiced by: Stephen John Anderson
Artist: Kyle Jensen

Yeah!!!! I knew if I said his name on enough podcasts he would show up in a set. From one of the most underrated Disney movies of our time, this villain tugs at your heartstrings by the movie’s end. Thank you so much for giving us the bowler hat instead of painting it on.

Honest John
Worthington Foulfellow
Pinocchio (1940)
Voiced by: Walter Catlett
Artist: Gerald Mendez

Oh, the look of pure evil. Love it! Nice detail on the hat has well. Another case were I enjoy just the head and partial body.

Captain Hook
Peter Pan (1953)
Voiced by: Hans Conried
Artist: Oskar Mendez

A classic bad guy. I enjoy the way this set is designed with some character’s head taking up the entire Vinylmation. It’s a good choice that really makes these villains come right at you. But where is the hook? Variant? In the side view, you can see his hood painted on.


Dr Facilier
Princess and the Frog (2009)
Voiced by: Keith David
Artist: Gerald Mendez

This movie ushered hand drawn animation back into Disney movies. It was a beautifully drawn movie and this baddie stole the show… as many villains do. As much as I like the head shot close ups, this one deserves a fully body look. There is a lot going on with this character and so many movie references that could have gone into his ears. …looks like they put that detail on the back:

Evil Queen
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Voiced by: Lucille La Verne
Artist: Gerald Mendez

On the flip side to Dr. Facilier, this “bust-like” version looks phenomenal. I don’t mind no crown accessory, this painting is great. The vinyl losses a couple points for not using the ears. Again, give us movie references there.

Hades
Hercules (1997)
Voiced by: James Woods
Artist: Kyle Jensen

I think I like this one… a lot. But I want to see it in person. I think the head is a clear blue, and that is would be amazing! Again though, Disney Store artists… please use the ears more. the flames can go up into the ears. But I will give the artist benefit of the doubt on this design.

Big Bad Wolf
Three Little Pigs (1933)
Voiced by: Billy Bletcher
Artist: Enrique Pita

What a great character to include in this set! I think his face looks perfectly drawn. Look at the claws on the feet and the ears peaking out from the awesome hat.

Lady Tremaine
Cinderella (1950)
Voiced by: Eleanor Audley
Artist: Oskar Mendez

I am blown away by how good her face looks painted onto this figure. The wicked stepmother’s bad hair due fills much of head and ears with the silver streak on the forehead. Her face is outlined in an evil fiery glow.

Runaway Brain Mickey
Runaway Brain (1995)
Voiced by: Wayne Allwine
Artist: Enrique Pita

Another one? (Park 6 combo topper) Although I don’t want another so soon, this one beats the original hands down. I love the way that tongue hits the feat with a “splash.” And the brain on the back is amazing!

Shere Khan
Jungle Book (1967)
Voiced by: George Sanders
Artist: Kyle Jensen

A personal favorite bad guy. His voice is etched in my mind. This is done well. Very cartoonish looking and in the style of the lions on the lion king set. Also, great use of ears putting some jungle leaves in there. No tail accessory, but it’s nicely drawn on.

Yzma
Emperor’s New Groove (2000)
Voiced by: Ertha Kitt
Artist: Oskar Mendez


One of those movies you forget is Disney. This gives me much hope for a Kuzco, Pacha, Kronk and llama. This character has to be hard to capture on a vinyl and Oskar did a great job with her face, but it just misses. We don’t get the full feel of her giant head piece and collar.
Mystery Chaser


Last chaser was a popular villain from a recent classic. Go ahead, toss out a guess or two in the comments below. Mine? Gaston or the Horned King.

Click image to see chaser!

There will also be at least one 9″ / Jr Combo:

Genie Jafar and small genie Genie. It is designed by Enrique Pita, is LE 700 and retails for $59.95.

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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Ryan Thompson
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Ryan Thompson

That’s JAFAR and Alladin! :)

Ryan Thompson
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Ryan Thompson

Scratch that… Jafar and the GENIE he is holding…

Lindols
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Lindols

I like some of the set more the old characters than the newer ones. I’m not to keen on how they have just made the face the Vinylmation they didn’t do that with the 1st series. But I will be getting at least 5 but the reason I will be getting them is because of who they are (hook, evil step mother,evil queen, Hibest John, Shere kan) all classics and that’s why I’m getting them not because they look great.
Thanks for the great pictures and updates guys :)

Rust
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Rust

This will be the first case I buy. But I can’t believe they made Captain Hook and didn’t give him a hook hand.

I have to give the artists, especially the Mendezes credit for making some of the most creative character designs. Yzma, Hook, the Queen, Honest John are all great designs that aren’t just “character stretched onto Mickey”. It makes it so they don’t look like fat weird chipmunk mutants.

So many top hats…

Kermit528
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Kermit528

I’m sorry- these figures are just awful. They used to look like a whole body/character- now they just look like a head superimposed on a mickey shape. Facilier an Bowler Hat Guy look like the puppets from the old Nickelodeon show Weinerville- where the puppets were giant heads with tiny bodies.

MissMouse1928
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MissMouse1928

Now they’re just toys. On the old mold, they were art.

recks
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recks

wow….hook is a huge letdown. he had such potential too. hook should have had a sly grin and a hook hand. oh well. no villains for me.

jafar and genie are cool….

oakmanner
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oakmanner

I luv luv luv this set! I will be getting tray

Rust
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Rust

I have to disagree about Yzma, Nick, I think she’s easily the best one in the series. They didn’t screw up by making her stretched and bloated, she’s properly conveyed as being super gaunt. Plus look at that expression. I haven’t seen any vinylmation YET with that much character. She’s going right in the front of my villains display.

Aaron
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Aaron

Love all of these! I agree, it would have been nice to see Captain Hook with a hook hand, but the images on these vinyls are sure sharp!! Detailed as Disney would do! Have all of Villains 1 and HAVE to HAVE all of Villains 2! Did anyone notice how it said that Villains 2 is a LIMITED RELEASE???

Ryan Thompson
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Ryan Thompson

I don’t know, I love some of them, but I think a FEW more should’ve NOT been the “bust”, preferably Hades for example.

Brad B
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Brad B

I like the artwork designs of Run Away Brain, Shere Khan, and Bowler Hat Guy. All the others look off key. Captain Hook is just BAD. He looks like he has a cross between a Roman Soldier helmet and Mickey Ears.
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I wished they would have kept the faces ON the chipmunk (Mickey’s) face and not used half the body.I think that is why they look off for some reason.

Carol
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Carol

Absolutely agree.

There are some good characters in this series but with the faces stretched over the whole figure, they just look wrong.

IndyandMarion
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IndyandMarion

Gaston as the chaser, gonna call it now.

I’ll be all over this set when it comes out. The more people dislike it, the easier it will be for me to get them.

Velvor
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Velvor

I said the same thing!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Mc
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Kathleen Mc

I think they look phenomenal, but where is Hook’s hat? That definitely s/b an accessory with the figure. I agree that the hook s/b on his hand too!

Gregg
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Gregg

I like the bust-style representaions. I think with this style the artists can keep true to the way the characters look in the films and not have to distort then to fit the mold, ala toy story vinylmation (awful!). I will pick up a few of my favorites, including 9″ Jafar!

solo.dancer
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solo.dancer

for the chaser, im hoping for frollo, alameda slim, or amos slade :D

Kyle Duffield
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Kyle Duffield

I want to see Gaston as the chaser. That would work awesome!

BobPopa
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BobPopa

Ok I like most of the set.

The only let down for Me is Capt. Hook. His to iconic and he’s just a let down.

Love Bowler Hat Guy, Love BBW,

As for the Chaser…Gaston seems to be a popular guess, but I am going to give a Classic and Modern guess

Modern – Mother Goethel (Tangled)
Classic – Chernabog (Fantasia)

Zack
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Zack

I was so disappointed by the whole thing with an exception of a few..I was hoping for an awesome Hades, maybe a good Lucifer (Cinderella), but it’s not very good..why do they have to design it like that? Why not make their whole body rather than skipping the ears and head and being lazy? I thought the evil queen was going to be AMAZING but there’s no ears or a crown accessory? Come on. The only ones i like is Lady Tremaine, Hades, and the big bad wolf..and those are just DECENT..

Penguin
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Penguin

Would totally love a Clayton chaser (Tarzan) or even a Sheriff of Nottingham, although a villain from that movie has already been created. I like what BobPopa said with a Chernabog but he would a great design for a 9″.
Overall I like this set alot, the only disspointment is Captain Hook because he’s got a very nose, plus no awesome accessories such as a hat or hook.

Lol the design team loves top hats!

Carson
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Carson

I think mother gothel or gaston for chaser…captain hook is horrible and I’d rather have a full body view.