Episode 116 Red Gear Bear

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.

Ep. 116 Red Gear Bear

This week we talk about Animation 3 and the upcoming trade nights. In our feature topic, we discuss what we each believe is the high point of the Vinylmation hobby to date. And in Mystery Mail Bag, we tackle the differences and similarities between the Parks and Disney Store releases.

Listen in Popup Player

Download podcast

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.

newest oldest most voted
Notify of
trackback
Destination Vinylmation Podcast Episode 116 Red Gear Bear » VINYLMATION KINGDOM

[…] You can listen to the podcast by clicking here […]

rogpalmeruk
Guest
rogpalmeruk

Another great podcast…

Some of my favourite moments in Vinylmation include :
Trading a Disneyland Paris, where “outlets” don’t exist in the same way, so trading is generally much better.
Park Stars is a great move forward for vinyls.
when older traders used to be wanted

JEP
Guest
JEP

My favorite moments of Vinylmation Collecting is probably around Park 2, Holiday 1 and Park 3. When they had the artist signings at Art of Disney. It was much easier to trade while waiting in line. Plus all the new upcoming Vinylmation that they had on display. Not to mention the binder with concept art for future series.

michael
Guest
michael

Nick, hope you and any family you have in Boston are doing well

Cliff The Vinylguy
Guest
Cliff The Vinylguy

GREAT question! I don’t necessarily agree with Nick’s comment…”the best is yet to come.” Based on Disney’s recent actions to deminish the hobby (no trade boxes, minimal trade nights, high prices) adds a perspective that Vinylmation could indeed end at some point. Everyone’s experience with collecting vinyls is different and personal. For me, the “golden era” was…… START: PARK 4 (April 2, 2010) and URBAN 4 (June 24, 2010) Even tho vinyls started back in December 2008, for me it was a new type of collectible that was reasonably priced at $9.95, The hobby had a variety of series and… Read more »

Underdog
Guest
Underdog

In my opinion Vinylmation “jumped the shark” when they decided to change the mold..The original Mickey mold was one of the things that drew many of us into this hobby…and when they took that away, they took away the excitement…it’s been a mostly downhill hobby since then…

Vinyl_Jason
Guest
Vinyl_Jason

I still miss the old mold. That combined with the right choice in characters is what drew me in. When I saw SMRT-1 and Figment on a vinyl I was hooked!

Brian
Guest
Brian

These are all awesome points, and I think we all agree on approximately when the golden age was (based on MC’s suggestion of limiting it to the hobby so far) for Disney produced vinyls. Now, looking at it from a customs standpoint, it’s hard not to believe that right now is the golden age for custom artists! The quality of the work coming out is phenomenal! Just look at the CVM entries. Artists have taken all the available molds (Mickey, V95, Popcorns, Park Starz, Monorails), no matter their popularity, and customized them in so many inspired, innovative ways. Customs have… Read more »