Pixar films have a great collection of villains, from Stinky Pete in Toy Story 2 to Hopper in A Bug’s Life to Lotso in Toy Story 3. The heroes, though, are usually the ones who get the most love (and merchandise), unsurprising because they are who the audience is meant to identify with. Still, it is nice to give the villains some love at times. Given that there is no Pixar feature film this year to release a Vinylmation line around, the Disney Store is taking advantage and releasing a series featuring Pixar villains. Get a first look at the figures after the break! (Updated with a look at the chaser.)
The Disney Store is debuting six of the Vinylmation figures at Comic Con, which is now underway in San Diego. Included in the exclusive release are Chef Skinner from Ratatouille, Stinky Pete from Toy Story 2, Zurg from the Toy Story films, Hopper from A Bug’s Life, Incrediboy from The Incredibles, and Randall from the Monsters, Inc. films. There are only 480 of each that will be available for sale ($10/each) at the Funko booth, so they are likely to sell out quickly. The lovable Vinylmation figures have a large fanbase of collectors (I count myself as one of them), many of whom scour the world (and the web) for the figures they need, so once they sell out, you might have to resort to ebay, where $10 will be a steal. You can check makersfestival for latest updates.
Starting August 18th, eight more Pixar Villains Vinylmations will go on sale at Disney Store locations and on DisneyStore.com. You could make the argument that technically not everyone in the image below is a villain, but considering how difficult it would be to release a figure for them in the future (What series would they fit in? Pixar Misunderstood Character Vinylmations?), I am all for including them in the line. Now, why are there only seven figures in the image? There is always a special chase figure that will only be identified once the series is released.
Can you identify all of the characters above?
Update (8/14): We now have our first look at the chaser in the series, which will be none other than Al from Toy Story 2. What will make the figure even more popular is the fact that Al is in his hilarious chicken suit. Check out photos of him below, via Vinylmation World: