A few years back the oh-so-clever merchandise makers at Disney cooked up something special when they combined two of my mostest favoritest things ever, cupcakes and Vinylmations, into the Vinylmation Bakery series of collectibles. Disney characters hiding under Disney-themed faux frosting – delicious to look at!
They’ve done it again with a new series, Mystery Vinylmation Cupcakes, now available at disneystore.com, Disney Store retail locations, and in the parks for $12.95 each. Here’s the packaging. Note the bakery string printed on the boxes, such a sweet detail.
As this is an open-window set, where you can see which character (or character family) you’re getting, you can choose your favorite. But in a twist that’s new to the Vinylmation World, hidden in each open character is one of three mystery facial expressions. So you know, for example, that you’re getting Mickey, but you don’t know which of the three Mickeys you’ll receive. You have control and surprise in equal measure.
I purchased two of each of the six characters and was lucky enough to get two of the three variants for five of the characters. Confusing, eh? In other words, I bought 12 and got 11 different ones.
First I pulled the frosting off Figment.
And the ghosts. I pulled Ezra and Phineas. I’m still on the hunt for their pal Gus.
I ended up with Dopey twice on my last pulls. The other cupcake dwarfs are Grumpy and Doc. I wonder if Doc would caution me about indulging in so many cupcakes?
I think the element of surprise is great in this new series! I can’t wait to hear what you think!
Are these on your wish list? Would you choose a real cupcake or a Vinyl one? Let us know in the comments below.