What is Vinylmation? Disney Vinylmation is a brand of 3″, 1.5″ and 9″ vinyl collectibles sold at Disney theme parks. The figures all have a common shape (that of Mickey Mouse) but have different themed markings, colors and patterns. Along with ones painted by Disney, 3″ and 9″ Vinylmation figures are also available blank with no artwork printed on them. The purpose of blank Vinylmations is, similar to toys like the Munny by Kidrobot, to provide a three-dimensional canvas on which fans can play artist and draw, paint, or otherwise apply their own art or designs to the figure, creating their own one-of-a-kind piece of Disney art.
Since Florida Anime Experience is an Orlando, Florida event, we’ve decided to commission having two of these made each year featuring an iconic character portrayed by our Guest of Honor. This year’s 9″ collectible is (of course!) Sailor Moon:
The artist for this year’s Vinylmation is the talented Kristin Cirricione. As you can see, she’s done an AMAZING job!
TWO pieces are being created. BOTH pieces are being signed by all of our guests.
The first one we’re keeping as a momento for our convention.
The second one we’re giving away at Opening Ceremonies to a pre-registered attendee.
That’s right, if you already bought your ticket then you are entered to win. If you haven’t bought you’re ticket in advance, THERE’S STILL TIME! Click here to buy your weekend pass!
Questions you’re probably asking:
- Do I have to be present at Opening Ceremonies to win? No. If you aren’t there Friday for Opening Ceremonies when we announce the winner, we will hold your prize at Registration until you arrive.
- I bought a Lifetime Membership this year. Am I entered? Yes. We love our lifetime members!
- I bought a Lifetime Membership in 2011. Am I entered? Yes! (See previous answer.)
- Was there a Spike Spiegel Vinylmation made for last year’s convention? Not yet. We are retroactively creating one (and having it signed.) It should be on hand sometime this year… and yes, we will give one away.
Thanks for helping support Florida’s anime fandom by coming to our convention… and good luck!