2012 Dee Vee Award Winners

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2012 DeeVee Awards

The 2nd annual Destination Vinylmation Dee Vee Awards honors this year’s best Vinylmation and Artists. If you haven’t listened to Episode 96, please do, a lot of hard work was put into it by Nick and MC as well as all the presenters and artists who lent their voices. Here is the list of this year’s winners. We hope you enjoyed the process and remember to be on the look out for vinyl to nominate for next year’s Dee Vees. Please listen to our next podcast for the announcement of the winner of the Vinylmation from the voters drawing.

Favorite Disney Artist
Maria Clapsis

Some of Maria’s popular figures of the past year include: Star Wars, Tower of Terror Bellhop, and Roger Rabbit.

Thank you Maria for all your hard work.

And thanks to Inside the Magic host Rickey Brigante for presenting this award.

Favorite Disney Commissioned Artist

NOAH gave us customs such as: DCL Pirates, Muppets, Villains and Epcot 30th.

Thank you NOAH for your dedication to this art form.

Favorite Custom Artist

This past year Annemarie has made many stand out customs including: Furry Friends 2, Hurley, LOST and Figero/Cleo.

Best 3″ Figure
Director Mickey

Artist: Jim Valeri
Set: Burbank Studios

Best 9″ Figure
“The Clock Strikes Twelve” Cinderella’s Castle

Artist: Gerald Mendez
Set: “The Clock Strikes Twelve”

Thank you Lou Mongello from WDW Radio for presenting this award.

Best Jr. Figure
Three Blind Mice

Set: Nursery Rhymes

Best 12 Figure Set
Furry Friends

Set: Furry Friends

Best non-12 Figure Set
Disney Character Star Wars

Artist: Maria Clapsis

Thanks to presenter O.C. Vinyl Don from Vinylmation Traders.com

Best Chaser
Tower of Terror Bellhop

Artist: Maria Clapsis
Set: Park 9

Thank you to celebrity presenter Tom Corless, host of the WDW News Today and the See Ya Real Late podcasts.

Best Variant
Dapper Dans

Artist: Thomas Scott
Set: Park 9

Best Use of Ears
Mickey’s Philharmagic Donald

Artist: Casey Jones
Set: Park 7

Best Trading Location

Thanks to Dedicated to Disneyland Paris Podcast host Steve Riley for presenting this award.

Most Likely to Be Found in a Trading Box
Robots 2

Artist: Billy Davis
Set: Robots 2

Best Accessory
Rhino’s Hamster Ball

Artist: Monty Maldovan
Set: Animation 2

Thank you to celebrity presenter Amber from the Revolution Diaries podcast.

Best Mickey
Director Mickey

Artist: Jim Valeri
Set: Burbank Studios

Thank you to celebrity presenter Matt Hochberg from the WDW Today podcast.

Best Non-Mickey
Platform Figure
Park Starz Yeti

Artist: Thomas Scott and Casey Jones
Set: Park Starz

Best LE Combo Set
Carl and Ellie

Artist: Ron Cohee
Set: Pixar 1

Thanks to Carl C. Von Lewin from ChasingVinylmation.com for presenting this award.

Best Use of Clear
Hat Box Ghost

Artist: Casey Jones
Set: Haunted Mansion

Best Location Specific
Director Mickey

Artist: Jim Valeri
Set: Burbank Studios

Thanks to the creator of Vinylmation World, Gregg Gaines, for presenting this award.

Best Packaging
Furry Friends

Set: Furry Friends

Thank you to celebrity presenter Brent Dodge from From Scream to Theme.com.

Best Vinylmation Event
Mickey’s Circus

September 7-9 2012 at EPCOT

Thank you to celebrity presenter The Professor from the YesterEARS podcast.

Most Anticipated
Upcoming Series
Pixar 1

Release Date: All ready out!

Thank you to celebrity presenter Rapinzel from the Once Upon a Pin podcast.

Best DV Episode
Ep. 088 – Coverage of the Mickey’s Circus

This is a great episode and includes an interview with artists Thomas Scott, Maria Clapsis, Eric Caszatt and Caley Hicks.

Thanks to Matt Norris from Vinylmation Kingdom for presenting this award.

Favorite DV Cast Member
The Woman Who Reads the Podcast Intros

Years on DV: 2

Thank you to celebrity presenters: Adam from DisneyBrit.com and Juz from OrlandoSkyRadio.com.

Red Balloon Awards
The Red Balloon Awards are one-time categories that honor special achievement in Vinylmation. They are named after the first chaser from Park series one.
Best Furry Friend
Cheshire Cat

Artist: Enrique Pita

Best Park Series
Park 1

Artist: Various
Set: Park 1

Those are this year’s winners. What do you think of the results?

About the author

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.