Update 3/4/12 Two updates below. Alex Maher actually had a hand in the Snow White Jr designs along with Thomas Scott. Also, Billy Davis is freelance, not a Disney Cast Member.
We had a ton of fun and learned a lot last night. Including many, MANY, release dates!!! Take a look…
As usual, the line exploded about 40 minutes from the doors opening. Also as usual, much pre-show trading took place.
Then the scramble for tables began. These shows have been incredibly packed lately. Pin and Vinylmation traders alike claimed their space and hunkered down for 3 hours. But the highlight of any WDW Trade Night (sorry DLR traders) are the displays of upcoming figures… and we got to see a few new ones!
Alice in Wonderland LE Flowers Set
Four 3″ figures make up this set. It was a great little surprise to see a yet to be revealed Alice LE set and a lot of excitement surrounded this one.
Alice in Wonderland LE Cheshire Cat Set
Also on display were the two 3″ figures from the Cheshire Cat set. This one we knew about for quite a while, but were happy to get a release date on it. What we couldn’t get a release date on however was the 9″ LE Alice set we have had sneaks of on the Vinylmation blog.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Jr 6
Thomas Scott and Alex Maher
This of course is the next Jr. mystery box set of 18. We have seen a lot of dwarfs, but finally all 7 together. Now Thomas alluded to Snow being in this set… and come on, what would the set be without here, but we saw her in all her tiny glory last night.
I’m a big fan of Snow and in Jr form, she is captured wonderfully. Right along side Aurora from Villains 2, the Princesses look good on the miniature canvas.
Billy Davis (entire set)
With the first Robots set put in the hands of the Disney Store artists, it was a mild surprise to see the second series designed by artist Billy Davis. Billy, has given us Sea Creatures and even the Urban 8 Robot. That Robot was sure a pre-cursor to what we will see in Robots 2. Billy certainly took a different angle on the look of the Robots for this series and so far, I think I like it better than the first series. Shielded from view (guess they were not supposed to be on display last night) were two other Robots, and one had a big bubble (think Buzz) giving a 50’s sci-fi movie robot feel. Since I just dined in the Sci-Fi diner, I recognized the style.
9″/3″ Animation 2 Price Phillip and Maleficent Dragon
Honestly, the Maleficent dragon doesn’t do much for me. I enjoy the Villains 2 Maleficent better. However, the Price Phillip looks absolutely spectacular! Not to say the dragon isn’t expertly designed, just a matter of personal taste. I don’t like how I’d have to buy the combo to get him. (anyone want to set up a split?) This is a solid LE addition to Animation 2.
9″ Park 8 Mickey Mouse Revue
Paris got it first, but our time is coming soon. The first in a line of Park 8 LEs. I wasn’t really into this design… that is, until I saw the back last night. Breathtaking and super creative.
9″ Animation 2 Roger Rabbit
OK, this one is cheating. We didn’t see it at the trade event. But sometime after this weary eyed trader went to sleep last night, the Vinylmation Blog updated with a release date and turnaround of the great 9″ Roger Rabbit.
Meanwhile at D-Street….
The store was lit up with the new 7″ Night Lights.
Green, Red, Purple and White are available for $24.95 each and they come with batteries.
You can test them out in the store, so I’m not sure how much juice those batteries will have left once you get it home.
The USB drives were also available.
Urban 1 Oopsy, Cast Exclusive Mickey and Cutesters 1 Owl where the chosen designs.
Probably due to the $65 price tag, these where kept behind the counter where guests had to ask for them.