I know that isn’t what they are called, but that is what I like to call them. Last week, when the Marvel Vinylmations went on sale, the store my wife works in had 3 cases. 1 case was bought by a cast member, another case was bought buy a customer, which left 1 case left to put on the floor. My wife took out 4 boxes for me and the rest sold out that day. Here is a photo play-by-play of my Marvel Mickey Ears and who I got:
Here’s all four boxes lines up nice and neat. Iron Man and Captain America on are the front or back side of each box, the one side has the list of all the figures made, and the other side tells the size (3 inches) of the figure.
Side of the box with characters and blacked out chaser figure.
As mentioned in another post, even if you open the box, each figure comes foil wrapped so you still cannot see who you get.
Here are the four figures out of their box and wrapped in their foil. I felt like I was getting a Golden Ticket like in Willy Wonka, wondering just who was inside each foil wrapper.
So these are the four I got. Captain America who comes with a removeable shield, Dr. Strange (both I wanted) the Future Foundation Spider-man, which at first I did not want, but I really like that costume the more I look at him, and an old school Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. It was kind of odd to see the old school Nick Fury when I’m so used to seeing the new one played by Samueal L. Jackson.
The one thing I like about the way the Marvel characters look on this “Mickey Canvas” is they cover it well. Some of the characters, whether it be from Star Wars, the Muppets, a Disney character, or the other versions they’ve made like Villains, Cutesters, or Urban, sometimes don’t look too good on the “canvas”, so I’m very happy with how the Marvel ones have turned out.
So, I got two out of the four I really wanted. I still want to find The Hulk, Iron Man and Thor. Now, the trouble with these is that, once you begin to buy them, you never know what you will get, so you run the risk of getting doubles. My wife and I were in another mall today which just happened to have a Disney Store. We looked around and I was shocked to see they had 1 case left of Marvel “Mickey Ears”. I didn’t know which box to choose, but I knew I wanted one. So, I chose a box, we paid, walked right outside the store to a bench and sat down so I could open it, and this is who I got:
That’s right! Thor, with his enchanted Uru hammer Mjolnir!
I was pretty excited. 2 more to go and I then have all the ones I want. Until they make more that is.