Spotlight On: Custom Vinylmation Artist Rust This World

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Destination Vinylmation: So far you have created a 9 inch Hades, Ursula and Maleficent for what you are calling your “Epic Villains” series. Is it possible to pick a favorite out of this trio?
Rust This World: I like different things about each one, but it’s hard to top Ursula’s giant tentacles. I tried to do something special with the sculpting for each figure in this series so that they really transform the Mickey shape.

DV: Which one was the hardest design to execute?
RTW: They have all been challenging. The sculpting of Hades’ feet was pretty tricky, as were Ursula’s tentacles. There’s a really high level of detail in the painting as well. These figures are just all around more complex than anything else I’ve done.

DV: I like the cohesive look. Did you have this in mind the whole time or did it spring from the Ursula design?
RTW: I made Ursula back in August when I found the tentacles in a store. She became probably the most popular design I’ve ever done. When it was announced that the big annual trade event in WDW would be villains-themed in 2013, I decided to make an entire set using a similar style. The whole style is based around big, detailed, and heavily sculpted figures.

DV: What event did you create these figures for?
RTW: I’m planning on attending the Reflections of Evil event next summer and want to have a big villains-themed showing.

DV: Do you have more planned for this series? 
RTW: Since I have until September, I’ll definitely try and get several more made.

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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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