Rhino rolls out of D-Streets

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Today we stood in line for 7 hours to pick out this cute furry guy from the D-Street in Orlando. Word is that in California they have been waiting since midnight and they are already out of the first stock and are waiting for the next one.

Tell us about your experiences getting Rhino.

We also got this pic of the store before the change out. Looks like the topper, Roger, and the Land are ready for next week.

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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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Annemarie
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Annemarie

AAIIEEEE!!! ROGER!!!!

Ashley B
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Ashley B

They sold out before I got there around noon. Its rumored wdw only got 390.and some are reserved for online?

disneyman
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disneyman

some are online, yes!!

Carol
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Carol

I don’t think this is correct – Rhino is not expected to be sold online.

disneyman
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disneyman

awww :-(

JayH
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JayH

I was at WDW D-Street as well. I got there around 8:30am and was about 50th in line. One of the managers walked the line around 10:00am and commented they only received 300 and that you could only get 2 per guest. I actually got into D-Street at 11:15am, they only allowed 10 people in the store at a time. Got my 2 Rhino and went on my way.

Snikklfritz
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Snikklfritz

The 1000 Rhino’s were split pretty evenly between both D-Streets and Online. WDW D-Street sold out at exactly noon. My one beef with “viny collectors” is while there is criticism of Disney upholding rules and regulations of this and that, the collectors are notorious for breaking them. Everybody was told 2 per guest and yet, a good amount of the early birds jumped right back into line. When they were caught by Dstreet staff, they intensely argued they were not there or only bought one. Things like this hurt the overall appeal of the hobby. A majority of the line… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

The early birds that jumped back into line and ended up with 4 are not ‘vinyl collectors’. It is obvious what they are – you only have to look at what is for sale on ebay and how many some sellers have to sell!

As you say, things like that do hurt the overall appeal of the hobby as a lot of proper collectors did what they were told and lined up relatively early and ended up with NOTHING!

Snikklfritz
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Snikklfritz

I think the last people who were able to buy Rhino said they got in line at 10am. So at least everybody that lined up early early were you able to get one.

TheJunka
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TheJunka

We were there at about 10am as well and we did not get any. There was a group of 6 people in front of us that had bags of rhinos when they heard that they were turning people away that had already bought some they sent one person away with the bags. I was happy that the line never made it to them again but unfortunately it didn’t make it to us either. We just wanted one, not to sell just to have but my girlfriend left very sad and it ruined most of the rest of the trip since… Read more »

Snikklfritz
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Snikklfritz

Sorry for the rant, I’m sure nobody on this site were culprits. I enjoy reading this site because everybody on here seems to enjoy collecting for the joy of it and not so much making it a sport like others.

Tron26
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Tron26

Don’t feed the beasts.
No matter how much I want any of these sets, I refuse to purchase them at the outrageous prices that these eBay sellers are wanting for them.
… Then again, it’s not their fault. Demand is there. On most of these items, the bids start at relatively normal prices, and are worked up from there by bidders. (Except for those wanting $130+ BINs. Now THAT’S Absurd.)

Bob dickens
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Bob dickens

Wow, 7 hours for that vinyl. To each their own. Have to beat the resellers. That crowd gets bigger with every LE release.

Claudia Hurtado
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Claudia Hurtado

I got confirmation from cast members and management at D-Street in Orlando that Rhino sold out at 12 noon.

Constance Himelberger
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Constance Himelberger

I got in line at 0800 and was in the store by 1100. It would have been kind of Disney to open the store early to get the line moving as regular shoppers were turned away at the door, unless they wanted to wait in the line. One couple with a infant in a stroller actually asked if the infant could get 2 Rhinos…..they were told that the infant needed his own form of payment……seriously. I had a good laugh over that one !

Snikklfritz
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Snikklfritz

There are many things operationally that prevent D-Street from opening before 10:30. If it were possible to have opened earlier, they would have done it on Friday. It has gotten out of hand with parents bringing in children and infants in order to purchase more. I 100% agree with Disney not allowing guests who are unable to provide payment to purchase these limited editions. Can you honestly say an infant has any idea what Rhino or even Vinylmation is?

Annemarie
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Annemarie

If they just made the rules say 2 “per family” it would cut out the people getting their kids to buy extras.

Carol
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Carol

Yeah – but how do you define ‘family’ – lets face it the people that queue up with their infant in a stroller and ask if they get two, will be the ones that get in line seperately under this sort of rule so Dad will get two and Mum will get two. Same with the ebay sellers that (I believe) some ended up with 12 Rhino’s – they will just split up in line and get their two each regardless. The only thing that Disney can do is set a maximum per person (but not infants!) and police the… Read more »

Constance Himelberger
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Constance Himelberger

I really think that WDW should bracelet people and then cut them off at the door or after the purchase. That would stop the line jumping for more purchases.

Snikklfritz
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Snikklfritz

D-Street in Orlando will begin wristbanding for major releases