It’s time once again to look at a set of the Disney Vinylmation figures. I love these toys — these small, Mickey Mouse-shaped figures that are released in hundreds of designs and flavors. One of the most recent waves of figures was a Holiday series, featuring toys decorated for everything from Christmas to Valentine’s Day to… of course… Halloween. Two of the four Vinyls in this picture come from this line: Jack-O-Lantern and Ghost Mickey. A full 24-figure case of Vinylmation toys costs way more than I’m willing to pay at the moment, so my acquisitions are restricted to buying and trading with folks online or my brother and sister (who turned me on to Vinylmation in the first place), as well as buying the occasional blind box or two. I lucked out, getting the Jack-O-Lantern in a blind box, and I got the ghost figure from Heather. There are a couple of other Halloween figures I’d like that I haven’t gotten my hands on… yet.
In the middle of the display is a figure from the Vinylmation Clear line, Dark Green Mickey. The clears are exactly what they sound like, multicolored figures in transparent plastic with no markings at all. A lot of the collectors aren’t happy with this series — it’s not collectible enough, I suppose. Personally, I think that the clears should either be cheaper or not blindboxed. But I like the Dark Green, and I think he fits in well with my other Halloween Mickeys. He is, in fact, the only clear Vinylmation in my collection at the moment.
The other figure, Candy Corn, is not part of the Holiday series. He’s actually a special edition figure that’s only available at the Disney parks during the Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween celebration that’s currently underway. Obviously, I haven’t been there myself, but some friends of the family (thanks, Aunt Donna!) went there recently and picked up Candy Corn figures for myself, Chip, and Heather. I don’t actually like the taste of Candy Corn, if I can be honest with you, but I love the simple, happy design of this figure. Candy Corn also came with the tin box he’s standing on.
The cool thing about being a geek like me? Stuff like this doubles as a toy and a Halloween decoration. I love that.