Japan Exclusive Zodiac Vinylmation

Update: 11/20/11 This blind box set was released as a Japan Disney Store exclusive on November 18th for 990 Yen per blind box (about $12.88 USD). The interesting thing about this set is there are 12 known figures and 1 mystery chaser. Thanks to reader Nick for pointing us toward some eBay auctions. The chaser has been revealed as:

Front (photo from eBay seller hawaiian_seaside)
Back (photo from eBay seller disneycoin)

The Siamese Cats from Lady and the Tramp. I was so very afraid of these cats as a kid. I used to think they were after me in my sleep. But this Vinylmation looks incredible. The sealed case still comes with 24 blind boxes, so it seems you get a set of 13 and another 11, hopefully different, figures. Here are some screen shots of the packaging:

Packaging photos from Japan Disney Store Online
We also now know the artist to be K. Murase… the same artist who designed the pirate Hero of the Caribbean Mickey from Japan.
Photo from eBay seller mickey20072007
Here is a look at the set from the Japan Disney Store Online:

I always enjoy seeing what comes out of Japanese Pop Culture. On eBay, a couple new pre-sales have popped up for some Japan exclusive Vinylmation. The first one is a very interesting looking set that could create a lot of buzz stateside.

It’s a set of Zodiac signs using Disney Characters. Can you name them all? Highlight the text below to reveal the characters.

Top Row:
Abu from Aladdin
Chicken Little from Chicken Little
Patch from 101 Dalmatians
Pumbaa from The Lion King
Middle Row:
Elliot from Pete’s Dragon
Sir Hiss from Robin Hood
Pegasus from Hercules
Bo Peep’s Sheep from Toy Story
Bottom Row:
Remy from Ratatouille
Maggie from Home on the Range
Tigger from Winnie the Pooh
Thumper from Bambi

The above set releases on November 18 in Japan. As of this post, two eBay sellers have it listed. One is a Buy It Now for $650, the other has a starting bid at $205. There is another Japan exclusive also listed on eBay as a pre-sale…

1290 Yen converts to about $16.79. Not bad for a special Vinylmation in a cool tin. Daruma dolls are seen as a symbol of perseverance and good luck in Japanese culture. You may need said luck importing this Vinylmation from Japan at a good price. Right now, there is one Buy It Now for $50 and a second auction that has 3 bids and is up to $51.

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