It may not be chocolate or roses, but for some, Valentine’s Vinylmations are the way to the heart. Vinylmations have always been a part of every holiday since their release in 2008—and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Over the years, there’s been some great Vinylmations to commemorate the day, and even some featuring Cupid himself. This month, we are taking a look at the Valentine’s Vinylmations – through the years.
Way back when Holiday Series #1 debuted in September of 2009, Disney released one of many Valentine’s Day Vinylmations. While the Vinylmation wasn’t your normal red or pink, the design resonated with collectors for the candy it featured. Not only was the Vinylmation highly sought after for its design but it was a chaser too, which gave collectors an extra incentive to obtain this rare Vinylmation.
A year later, Valentine’s Day would be represented in the second release of the Holiday Series, but this time, it was a little easier to obtain. The 3” Hearts Vinylmation would become a regular Vinylmation, but for a Valentine’s Day fan—it was a must-have.
Joining the Love Vinylmation in Series 2 was a 9” Vinylmation that brought back the days of being in middle school. The Vinylmation featured a Cupid design and was entitled “Love is Blind.” The Vinylmation was a limited edition, and would eventually gain in popularity.
A few years later, Disney released one of its only Valentine’s Day sets that has ever been released: The Valentine’s Day Lady and the Tramp set. This lovable set featured the iconic canine couple, Lady and Tramp—all decked out for Valentine’s Day. This set was very popular, being snatched up by both collectors and fans alike.
Finally, the Eachez Vinymations took full hold of the holiday in 2015 when Disney released the Valentine’s Day Mickey and Minnie Eachez Vinylmations. While the Mickey was easy to find, the Minnie Mouse Vinylmation was only inserted at a rate of 1 in 10 boxes. This led to some scarcity, and therefore made the Vinylmation that much more desirable.
Over the years, Disney has released a lot of Valentine’s Day-related Vinylmations, and the future doesn’t look like it’ll be too different. As we head into the Valentine’s Day season of 2017, don’t be surprised if Disney releases a new Vinylmation to commemorate the holiday!