Haunted Mansion Variants?

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Update 9/16/12 @VM_Paris just tweeted this picture seemingly confirming the existence of the HM Variants. Earlier this week, HM blind boxes were mistakenly released in Paris. Two notes… these are ones we see in the leaked photos below and also the color looks different but that could be just the light.

Hatbox Ghost clear and sold variant
Phineas clear and solid variant.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Haunted Mansion series is set to be released on September 21s and 22nd. We might have just found a big reason for both the delay and why you’ll want to buy this series…

The Variants!

An anonymous source sent us these pictures of what seem to be variants of the figures. Only rumor at the moment, but these figures definitely take the floating wedding cake. They appear to be non clear versions of several of the figures. They also appear to be made of the plastic that would glow in the dark. Can you imagine that??? Above is Phineas and the Hatbox Ghost, although the hatbox ghost losses his gold tooth for some reason. Below we also have a version of Gus. Who knows how many of the figures get this version. What if there is a glow in the dark version of everyone? The ghosts with all glowing bodies and the non ghosts with glowing eyes or other parts?

Of course, these also could be prototypes of an earlier version of the figures before they settled on clear. These could also be, but much more unlikely, some LE combo or something. We’ll know in a week.

Here’s a look at what we think it might look like if it glows.

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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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Rust
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Rust

They look better than the regular ones, but still not great. Cool idea for a variant thought.

Evilos
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Evilos

These must be the variants no doubt.

Peter
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Peter

Prediction; These variants will be CRAZY expensive on the secondary market…

Brad B
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Brad B

How about a case breakdown of 12 regulars and 12 variants? Bet they would sell a ton of cases!!

Dan C
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Dan C

Just out of curiosity anyone know if they will only be available in parks or if they will be offered online?

DJ donvito
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DJ donvito

whats the exact release date?

Steph
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Steph

What’s so exceptional ? Park 10 Haunted Mansion figure already glows in the dark….

ThatDisneyDude
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ThatDisneyDude

These are the variants we are looking for.

Rust
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Rust

From reading what people gotten on facebook and the message boards, these variants are way more common than past variants. It seems like there’s at least 1, often 2 in almost every case.