Episode 116 Red Gear Bear

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.

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rogpalmeruk
7 years ago

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
JEP
7 years ago

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
michael
7 years ago

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

Cliff The Vinylguy
Cliff The Vinylguy
7 years ago

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
Underdog
7 years ago

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…

Rust
Rust
7 years ago

I personally love the new mold much more than the old one, but around the same time they changed to the mold is when we started seeing sets that weren’t Disney-themed, Sales on things like BOGO or outlet stores, and price increases on things like 9″ figures, not to mention the output increasing to several sets a month. Things like that hurt the product way more than the new mold, which I actually think is an improvement.

Vinyl_Jason
Vinyl_Jason
7 years ago
Reply to  Underdog

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
7 years ago

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 »

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