The Wonderful World of Disney Vinylmation

Disney Vinylmation is a line of Disneyana collectibles that was first introduced to the world in 2008. Not too long ago. The name comes from a combination of the words Vinyl and Animation. So what exactly are they? They are vinyl figures made in the form of Mickey Mouse, but with the print of other characters or patterns. Size choices are 1.5″, 3″, or 9″. The most popular (and most common) are the 3″ characters.


The Disney Vinylmation characters are broken down by a variety of series. Each series is retired after a certain time (normally six months), which gives it an increased value for collectors. Here is a list of the series that you can choose from. This list was updated in 2014.

More Disney Vinylmation Series

  • Accessories
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Animal Kingdom
  • Animation
  • Astrology
  • Bakery
  • Big Eyes
  • California Adventure
  • Cast Exclusives
  • Celebrations
  • Chinese Zodiac
  • Classic Collection
  • Clear
  • Collegiate
  • Color Block
  • Commemorative & Events
  • Create Your Own
  • Cutesters
  • D-Tour
  • Disney Cruise Line
  • Disney Store
  • Disneyland 55th Ticket Book
  • Disneyland Paris 20th Anniversary
  • Disneyland Resort
  • Extreme Wrestlers
  • Flags
  • Furry Friends
  • Hat Combos
  • Haunted Mansion
  • Have a Laugh
  • Holiday
  • I Love Mickey
  • Japan ETO
  • Jingle Smells
  • John Carter
  • Juniors
  • Limited Edition
  • Limited Release
  • Lion King
  • MLB
  • Mascots
  • Mechanical Kingdom
  • Monorail/Disney-Pixar Cars
  • The Muppets
  • Myths and Legends
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Nerds Rock
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Nursery Rhymes
  • Occupations
  • Oh Mickey
  • One-of-a-Kind
  • Open Edition
  • Park Starz
  • Pirates of the Caribbean
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Pixar
  • Robots
  • Romantic Treats
  • Sea Creatures
  • So Tasty
  • Spooky
  • Sports
  • Star Wars
  • Steam Park
  • Sushi
  • Theme Park Favorites
  • Toy Story
  • Toy Story Mania Japan
  • Tron
  • Tunes
  • Under the Big Top
  • Urban
  • Villains
  • Vinylmation Jr
  • WDW 40th Anniversary
  • Watch Combos
  • Whiskers and Tales
  • Zooper Heroes
  • High School
  • Oz the Great and Powerful

Buying Disney Vinylmation

You can buy them in a sealed box. What you are buying is not known until you actually open it. This is kind of like collectible trading cards. You don’t know what you have until you actually open the box. What you do know when you purchase one is the series and the figures that are part of that series. There’s also an unknown figure in each series, which is called the “chaser”. These are rarer to find. Even more rare are Variants, which is a newer addition to the more recent Disney Vinylmation series. These are the rarest of each series and the highest sought after figures of Vinylmation.

You can also buy Disney Vinylmation by the case, which includes 24 Vinylmation figures. This consists of 2 full sets of 11 characters, 1 chaser, and 1 extra Vinlymation (so you’ll have 3 of one character in a case). This is why Disney started to add the variation characters; because people could just buy a case and be guaranteed a chaser. Now, there’s something that’s super-rare that you’re not guaranteed to get.

The Vinylmation Jr series features 1.5″ Vinylmation figures, hence the name, Vinylmation Jr.

You can also purchase Limted Editions, which you’ll know what figure you’re getting without opening the package. These may also come in sets of more than one character.

If you’re a Disney fan and enjoy collectibles, you should definitely consider making Disney Vinylmation a part of your collection.

What to Do Now?

Definitely go above and dig into some of the different Vinylmation series.

Looking for other collectible ideas related to Disney? Take a look at Disney Infinity or trading cards.

Looking to buy, sell or trade Disney Vinylmation? Check out eBay.

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