Collector’s Corner: Michael and Colleen

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Name: Mike and Colleen

Hometown: Fairfax, VA (although our heart is currently riding the TTA)

Collection Count: 80
3″ = 69
9″ = 3
Jrs = 0
Park Starz = 8

How long have you been collecting?
Since October 2010. We originally had no interest in Vinylmation as we are pin collectors and things can get out of hand quickly. Then the Toy Story blind boxes came out, so we figured what the heck! Our first pull was Lotso. As he is an attempted murderer, we quickly decided that he would be a trading vinyl. Okay, one more Toy Story…we pulled…BIG BABY!?!?! Are you kidding me?! Another trader, but that Buzz Lightyear would be ours one day. Despite the worst first pulls ever, we’ve been hooked ever since. And yes, we have Buzz now.

Jiminy and Tink
Park Starz

What is your favorite figure that you own?
Mike: Dr. Facilier from Villains 2. Love the movie, love the villain, LOVE the hat!
Colleen: Tinkerbell from Park 7. Wings, sparkles, and wand accessory!

Haunted Mansion
Polynesian

What is your favorite figure that you don’t own?
Colleen: Obi-Wan or Ghost Obi-Wan…or both.
Mike: Any skeleton from the Pirates set. Despite many purchases, they still elude me.

Mr. Toad
9″s

Which of these is the best feeling: Pulling a figure you want… from a blind box you just purchased, from a great trade with another collector, from a mystery trading box at the park or from a clear trading box?
We both agree that pulling from a blind box is the best. We even did a long distance pull over Skype one time with Villains 2. The big reveal was the Mother Gothel chaser. How sweet it can be. Unless you pull Big Baby of course.

Except for our army, we’ve been working hard to get our vinyls in “themed lands” in our house. Our favorite by far is the Pirate Wall. Between the WDCC Hairy Leg Pirate, the movie poster, and a LEGO Black Pearl, it’s our miniature version of one of our favorite attractions.