Animal House: The Mascot Series

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Update: 5/7/12 The Disney Vinylmation Blog added Mascot Series to the release schedule today. Look for them on June 22 at D-Streets. They will be sold individually in open window boxes for $12.95. No word yet on other figures.

5/5/12 A few readers sent us over some pictures of new figure found on eBay. Hopefully someone landed in detention for leaking this, as it is another “dumpster diver” from Hong Kong. This one has intrigued me more than any of the dirty vinyls we have seen the past couple weeks. The name of the series this Pluto is from is called “Mascots.”

The second I saw this vinyl, I immediately thought of a line of clothing I see at the parks. The various shirts, jackets, hats, etc… feature Mickey and Donald in a retro university style. Not until I took a peak on the DisneyStore.com did I realize they call this clothing line “Mascots.” Take a look at some of the styles below and let me know if you agree, but once I saw the name, I’m even more convinced they are connected.

Mascot Mickey Green Tee

Mascot Mickey Hat

DisneyStore.com listing showing the “Mascot” name

Donald Duck Sweatshirt

To my dismay, there is only one Donald Duck item, this sweatshirt. One I would love to have, but I would only get to wear it like once a year living in Orlando. I always thought the graphic was incredible. I really like the retro look and as you can see, they do them in a number of poses and facial expressions.

The design style chosen for Pluto just looks amazing. We do know, the artist on this one is Maria Clapsis.

If the Mascot series turns out to be like the clothing line, I will most likely be signing up day one… as long as the final product line makes the grade.

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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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  • Loving this!!! Could this possbly mean Minnie and Daisy Cheerleaders, Mickey and Donald athletes, and a Goofy Referee…maybe throw in a Stitch, Pete, Chip and Dale, Grumpy, Figment, and maybe even a Tink. Whoever is in this set, based on this one figure, will look AMAZING!!!! A definate purchase for the collection!!!!

    DisneyMozart

  • Keeping in line my being selective in series these days, Imma just want Pluto only. <3

  • I already read about the DisneyStore clothing line on Vinylnation.net, but it’s nice to see that you guys frequent their site for information too.

    • Thank you. As the name implies, we consider this site a “destination” for Vinylmation info posted all around the net. We bring it all together in one place, give our take and encourage yours. As you can expect, multiple sites end up with similar information and we always site our sources when we use another sites info.

      We have used and credited Nation numerous times before, but as stated in this article, the Pluto was brought to our attention by numerous readers at the same time and the opinions are based on my personal experience and opinion.

      The Pluto instantly reminded me of this clothing line and it was excited to Google it and see the “Mascot” name. I own the Mickey cap shown above and check Mouse Gears every week to see if more Donald gear is added. I hope you enjoy our take on the news… what are your thoughts on this series?

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