Monday, September 30, 2013

Star Wars 3 Photoshoot

I can't wait for some kind of Star Wars land expansion... so I have more spots to take photos of Vinylmation! In the mean time, we use the limited space provided at Disney's Hollywood Studios. We took series 3 of Star Wars around the park. I hope you enjoy.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Spotlight On: Gerard Kwok's Superpowers

We saw these pieces of work by Gerard online and knew we needed to see more. So here is a whole set of these one of a kind creations and his own descriptions. A keep a look out for more work from Gerard, because we can't wait to see what he does next!
The "Nighty Ghost" - Power to control the dead spirits (more or less like Hades from the Hercules)
The "God of Thunder" - Electricity manipulation (Extracting power from bad temper)
The "Planetary Guardian" - Having a series of weapons capsuled up and stored in his body
Mad Hatter
The "Tea Monster" - Aroma manipulation (Scent that kills / hypnotize)

The "Knight of Technology" - A Traveler in the virtual reality. His role is like a computer virus but does all the good things to the digital world. The only R3 member that is in intangible form
The "Shehulk" - Incredible strength and durability like Colossus from the X-Men
The "Naughty Thief" - Low-level telepathic power + Stealing power like Rogue from the X-Men
The "King of Hunny" - A hunny generator with the power of shaping hunny into different forms (diff shape and diff level of density) for attacking or shielding
Queen of Hearts
The "Queen of Madness" - Heat manipulation (Generating heatwave. Level up when getting mad)
The "Martial Master" - Excellent combat skill + Kinetic power manipulation like Gambit from the X-Men
White Rabbit
The "Time Smith" - Time manipulation (Stopping time / turning back time)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Thomas Scott Marvel Artist Signings at WDW and DLR

Disney Design Group Artist, Thomas Scott will hold artist signings at D-Street in Downtown Disney Marketplace on October 18 from 5 – 7 p.m. and again on November 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

He will also be on hand for a special appearance and signing on November 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. at D-Street in the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland, as well.

Marvel, designed by Thomas Scott, releases at both D-Streets on October 11th. The Marvel limited edition combo set of Yellow Jacket and Wasp releases on November 8th at both D-Streets.

Never Produced Disney Store Vinylmation Artwork Surfaces

Over the past week, a few interesting pieces of artwork of never produced Disney Store Vinylmation have surfaced. The first was released intentionally by Disney Store artist Jim Valeri on his personal website. Back in 2012, the Disney Store released a Blind Box set of 13 figures that would light up when placed on a base (sold separately). The set celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Disney Store and featured the following line up.

Apparently, the set was planned to be much more ambitious. Jim Valeri has released the following artwork showing 13 more figures.
Here is a quote from Jim Valeri off his website: “This Vinylmation series was designed for TDS 25th Anniversary which came out about a year and a half ago. The original idea was to have 25 pieces….for the 25th Anniversary…see the math there? Anyway, that turned out to be a little too ambitious given our timing and manufacturing logistics so 13 of the intended designs were nixed…”

I personally never enjoyed the style of this collection, but did appreciate the artwork. I would have for sure liked to see a few of these replace the released figures. I'd take Genie, Donald and Peter Pan over Goofy, Tink and Dumbo. How about you?

Also in the past week, a piece of artwork, seemingly unintentionally, was leaked to the internet and discovered by a member of Vinylmation Exchange. Last year, series of open window figures called Disney Tunes was released to the Disney Stores. It featured six Disney characters with a musical theme.

It appears that there was at least one more design that never made it to the production factory (or will be released in the future?)

The Cheshire Cat, dressed to the nines like a hip jazz cat, was designed on a blue clear body with musical instruments and music notes floating about.

Villains 4 Explained

Villains 4 Explained
Rumored Release Date: October 14, 2013
Disney Stores

First photos courtesy of Vinylmation Kingdom:
Aladdin Guard (Aladdin)
Cyclops (Hercules)
Pain (Hercules)
Oogie Boogie (Nightmare)
McLeach (Rescuers Down Under)
Sheriff of Nottingham  (Robin Hood)
Dr. Frankenollie (Runaway Brain)
Fat Cat (Rescue Rangers)
Rhino Guard (Robin Hood)
Malificent (Sleeping Beauty)
Gantu (Lilo and Stitch)

Dr. Frankenollie Variant (photo from Vinylmation World)

Medieval Explained

Medieval Explained
Released: September 16, 2013
Disney Stores

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Episode 135 Green Thumb

Ep. 135 Green Thumb

This week the theme is "un-released." We talk about the leaked photos of Villains 4, the un-released figures pulled out of Reflections of Evil trading boxes and artwork of un-produced figures that made it to the internet. Also, Matt from Vinylmation Kingdom stops by to give his take on the RoE previews.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Zooper Heroes Photoshoot

When the day needs to be saved, we call upon the heroes upon us to rise up. These Zooper Heroes are always lurking in the shadows at Walt Disney World ready to jump into action.
Chicken was called just in time... the chefs were about to mistake him for dinner.

Duck calls upon her flights of furry supper power.

The bells of justice always ring when Eagle is around.

Kangaroo takes the high ground to surprise her foe.

Monkey takes a break from ant eating to patrol the Animal Kingdom

Pig needs a diet, as he landed a bit too hard.

Rhino leaves his mark.

It doesn't look good for Sheep as Bo Peep has prevailed on this day.

The city is safe when Turtle emerges from the sewers to defend the land.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

RoE: Marvel Series 2

It was announced that there would be a Marvel Series 2 in 2014. Not a huge shock. But Thomas Scott did point out a clue if we looked close enough to the box art.

My Spidey senses are tingling.