Color Blocks… or Jr Series 2 Remake?

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Last week, the mysterious Color Block series appeared on the Disney events calendar as a June 29 release. Intrigued, we anxiously awaited our first look at this series. Would it be an artsy series like the 6 piece Black and White set? No. No it would not. Here is the first look direct from the Disney vault:

Look familiar? Ya, you probably remember these designs from Jr. Series 2.

Pretty close. And the fact is the designs work so incredibly well on the 1.5″ figures! Sure we get more detail now on the juniors, but series 2 still stands as a great looking Disney themed set. But to blow those designs up to a 3″ figure and sell them for $12.95??!! We are so used to more and more detail and ground breaking designs that this almost, especially at that price, seems insulting. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for painting on representations of a character as an artsy take on a vinyl. But these designs do not have that much to them and there is an incredible amount of wasted space. With so many brilliant designs out there like Mascots and Star Wars, I can not see spending a dime on these. Here is a look at the rest of this 8 figure set that includes Buzz, Woody, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Nemo and Cheshire Cat.

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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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  • At $12.95 each, I find the pricing offensive. I have a huge problem with their pricing structure anyhow (and am more than happy to present them with reasonable pricing options, they should really just listen to me), and while I find the pop-art appeal of them interesting, I wouldn’t pay full price for them. As mentioned above, they’re going to end up in the outlets (if only I could find one near me!) – and I’m hoping that the collectors let Disney know how they feel with their wallets. Of course, that’s just my opinion.

  • I’m not fond of them enlarging this set, but if they did so with Small World Jr.s I may be tempted to buy…well, one. As far as the price — $12.95 is too high. I like my vinyls to be $9.95.

  • This is, by far, one of my very favorite sets…EVER!!!! The Jr Series 2 has been one of my long standing favorite sets, and I absolutely love the designs!!!! The thing about this set is that you can tell which character it is just by the very clean, simple, and vibrant colors!!! However, I’m not crazy about the price point of $12.95-it seems a bit over the top…nor do I like the use of the Cheshire Cat…I would have loved to see the inclusion of Figment, Genie, or Peter Pan…maybe even Cinderella-I don’t know, would that count as a princess?

    DisneyMozart

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