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Well, Disney has finally let a piece of valuable info slip. Today Stephen Miller posted a blog about his interview with the Disney Artist responsible for the Flags Set.
For a while now we here at Destination Vinylmation have been wondering who the mystery artist behind this series is, and now we know. The mystery artist is Caley Hicks, a new comer to the Vinylmation front. Also of note is that Lisa Badeen designed the cool boxes that came along with the series. Congrats to both of them on such a well designed series.
Picture from Disney's Blog.
Dream Stars Jr.
In the top picture you can see the back of this junior with the fancy Dream logo. Here is the front, with white stars and two yellow stars.
|This side looks like the "Bad Luck" side, so I guess the opposite side will have the white cat on it. In the logo we can see some suggestions of other symbols that might be part of the series: a horseshoe, the number 13, a skull and crossbones, a bat, and lightning?|
|Here's a co-luck side. Nothing particularly new here. The size will be 1.5" . It shows both the black cat and the white cat. They also mention that there are keychains as part (like the first two series)|
|This weekend we got a nice surprise in the mail (well okay, we paid a lot of it, but we're gonna call it a nice surprise). Our 3" vinylmations from Hong Kong flew all the way from Asia. Between Dumbo and his feather, and Sorcerer Mickey and his magical hat, they made their way to our homes for some pictures. Check out the picture above, the figures came in the new (and much hated) boxes, we prefer the tins.|
|Check out the back sides of these figures. Both have a reference to the 5th Anniversary Celebration that is the event these vinyl were released for. Also notice the hidden Mickey that the magic glitters form on Mickey's back.|
|Check out the bottom of each figure. They both say "Hong Kong Disneyland" and reference the "Celebration in the Air" 5th Anniversary Festival. Notice that neither figure mentions an artist. That fact still eludes us. (Also pictured is the platform from the bottom of the boxes.)|
|Here is the Hong Kong 9" Castle Vinylmation. Check out the great castle on top. With a great silhouette of Mickey in the body.|
On the back of the head is another castle (that makes three), a giant 5, and the words "Celebration in the Air"
|IT Tech 3"|
This looks awesome. The screen and keyboard are the perfect gift for that friend who is really into computers.
|Finger Click Jr|
One of the three Jrs that might be included with IT Tech. It shows the familiar icon of a finger that we all associate with the mouse.
|Thumb Drive Jr|
Another of the Jrs that might come with IT Tech. A great representation of a thumb drive.
|USB Cord Jr.|
The last of the three Jrs that might come with your IT Tech purchase. I like the simplicity of this figure.
Destination Vinylmation: How long have you been creating custom Vinylmation?
Cesar: I've been doing customs for about a year now. Only recently has it become more serious.
DV: How many pieces have you created?
Cesar: I've done about a total of 25 vinylmation customs. I started off with Munny customs. But once Vinylmations were introduced there was no turning back.
|DV: What's your favorite creation?|
Cesar: My favorite so far is Lilo. That was the first custom I added clothes to.
DV: What other art-forms do you create?
Cesar: I do illustrations and cartoon/comic drawings.
|DV: Do you collect the Vinylmation created by Disney artists?|
Cesar: Of course I do! I only collect the ones I like though.
DV: What is your favorite Disney Vinylmation figure?
Cesar: My favorite is Stitch (Park 5), although Buzz Lightyear is great as well.
DV: Can you describe the creation process of the LOST figures?
Cesar: The origin of the LOST customs came from an idea my cousin Steve Zaragoza and I had. We started to talk one day about how cool it would be if Disney would make a LOST series. But we realized that probably would never happen. So I decided to make my own. The first one I did was Locke. My cousin Steve sent me a sketch of Locke. Once I get the sketch I modify it to make it work on a vinyl. Steve designed Locke, Hurley and Kate.
The others were designed myself. I always knew I wanted to do a series of 12 vinyls. Some days I would make 1 per day, others it was 3 per day. As far as the clothing, I wanted to put them in the clothes they wore the day of the crash. None of them were really hard to do, just a lot of fun to make.
|DV: Some artists struggle, but you made good use of the ears. Was painting the island on the ears your plan from the start?|
|Cesar: Your so right! The ears are always a challenge. When my cousin Steve sent me the first sketch of Locke he put the island on the ears, which I thought was brilliant. It wasn't until I had a couple of vinyls made that I decided to make a part of the island in the ears, so when you put them together it completes the island.|
DV: Which one of the Lost figures you created is your favorite?
Cesar: I don't really have a favorite. I love them all. I did have a lot of fun designing Charlie, his shoes especially.
|DV: Where you happy with the LOST finale?|
Cesar: At first I was a bit disappointed. Not many things got answered about the island. But as time went by, I re-watched the finale and I get it now. It was never really about the island. It was always about the people. So I'm happy with the ending. LOST will always be a big part of my life.
DV: Will we see a LOST Series 2 from you?
Cesar: Most definitely! I'm already thinking about the characters. One thing's for sure, Series 2 will be the Dharma edition. I'm really looking forward to creating Desmond and Ben.
DV: Do you have any for sale?
Cesar: All the vinyls I create are for sale. I also do special requests.
DV: How can people contact you?
Cesar: If people are interested in any customs, they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org also they can add the facebook group "My Customations".
DV: Any tips for people who want to begin creating custom Vinylmation?
Cesar: The only tip I can give is to have fun with it! Oh, and try to get your work seen. It's always good for people to review your stuff.