I’ve mentioned in the past that I’m a sucker for all things Disney. That adorable little mouse with his giant ears and cute clothes and happy laugh. How can anyone not like The Mouse? It’s impossible. If you don’t like him you’re either a replicant or a Cylon. I love him, which secures my place in the human race. There are an infinite number of collectibles in the Disney universe and it’s a constant struggle for me not to buy them all. One such line of collectibles that I managed to resist until this January was the Vinylmation figures. I caved when they released them as Star Wars characters. Now, they’ve done it again with the Robots series.
The Robots were each designed by a Disney Store artist and are available only at DisneyStore.com or at Disney Store locations. This series turns the lovable Mickey into evil killer robots, only not so evil or killer. Mostly just incredibly cute. As with previous Vinylmation figures, each vinyl robot is 3″ tall and has movable arms and heads. Collectors will want each of the twelve different robots, but it’s not as easy as it sounds.
Each robot comes in a sealed box, and then in that box he’s sealed again in a foil wrapper. You don’t know which little robot you got until you rip open carefully open the box and cut the wrapper. To add even more mystery, there are eleven known variations, but the twelfth is the mystery Chaser that won’t be know until some lucky person opens the first one and reveals it to the world.
The robots are even named and I was fortunate enough to receive Ignition Bot, Atomic Bot and Cranky Bot for review. I love all three of them, but I must admit that Cranky Bot, with his see-through ears and cracked tooth is my favorite. How often do you get your very own Robotized Mickey with attitude? Now I’m off to play with my toys and count my pennies. Three down. Nine to go!