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EPCOT Trade Celebration 2013 – Part 2

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To conclude my report on the annual EPCOT 2013 Trade Celebration I want to share some photos of the gifts and merchandise that I brought home from the event. If you missed Part 1, you can read it HERE.

As I mentioned in my previous blog, this year started last September with the first pin of the month being released at the 2012 event. I purchased the broken mirror pin that had the picture of Cruella in the background. At that time I was undecided whether I would keep the pin or trade it based on the fact that I didn’t think I could get all 13 pins and I wasn’t a particularly villainous fan. However, with the help of some friends, a few trades and purchases of my own I did end up with all 13-Refections of Evil pins. The last pin was made available on the event Random Selection Process. The "RSP" is a sort of lottery used to allocate Limited Edition pins which are sold in small edition sizes.

The_First_and_Last_Countdown_Pins

I was lucky this year and got all the pins that I put on my Random Selection Process order.

RSP_Pins

Every year there are mystery pins and this year was no different. Each attendee could purchase up to 6 boxes. Each box contained 2 mystery pins and if you were lucky one of those pins could be a chaser. The Villains are limited release and the chasers, bricks to go with each Villain, are all limited editions of 213. I got a chaser in every one of my boxes.

Mystery_Pin_Box

Villains_and_Bricks

When you picked up your goods on registration day you also got the items from the Vinylmation Random Selection Process.

Evil_Queen_Vinylmation

Annual_Passholders_Cel

There were also registration gifts for each event.

Registration_Gift_Pin

Registration_Gift_Vinylmation

On Friday, the “Club 13” Day, I spent most of my time looking on the pin boards and in Vinylmation boxes for the event Vinylmation chasers and the event Mystery Pin mirror shards. I was able to find them all.

Vinylmation_Chasers

Broken_Mirror_Shards

There was a merchandise store with Limited Edition items specific to the event or items released early to event attendees. There were also a few items left over items from the Random Selection Process and a 13- Reflections of Evil completer pin, a Limited Edition of 500.

Completer_Pin

Madam_Mim_Vinylmation

During the event they brought in cases of the not yet released Nightmare Before Christmas 2 Vinylmation Series. Registered guests could purchase these before they went on sale to the public. I bought 2 boxes and I got the chaser . . . lucky me! This series is scheduled to be released at D Street in late October, just in time for Halloween.

Vinylmation_Chaser

We received our lunch in this nice insulated lunch bag.

Gift_Lunch_Bag

At the conclusion of the Club 13 Trade Day (Friday) we received a parting gift, the Reflection of Evil mirror and a pin.

Gift_Mirror

Club_13_Pin

The Saturday Villainous Breakfast gift pin.

Villainous_Breakfast_Pin

I purchased a mat from the merchandise store that I can display my pins on.

Countdown_Pins_and_Mirror

At then end of the pin trading event we were all given a boxed pin set that contained Villain prospects from Pixar.

Boxed_Set_of_Villain_Prospects

The Sunday morning Villainous Breakfast gift is one of my favourites, the Evil Daisy Duck.

Vinylmation_Daisy_Duck

I mentioned in my blog that I was able to make some good trades with the chasers I got from the blind box, this is my favourite. It is the chaser from the Vinylmations Classic Collection, released November 12, 2012.

Vinylmation_Oswald

That pretty much summarizes why my suitcase was almost overweight on my flight home!

The previous post in this blog was Epcot Trade Celebration 2013.

The next post in this blog is Jim's Attic: Century 3.

Comments (3)

Susan:

Sounds like you had a nice trip. I am not a pin collector. Could you explain what a chaser is? Thanks.

Rebecca:

What is a "chaser"?

[Carol: What is a chaser? A chaser can mean a couple of different things in the pin world. For example, in this blog I mention that the mystery box pins could be a limited release pin or a chaser. In this case the chaser is a pin that completes or relates to another pin but there are fewer of them produced (LE213 for this series). If you are familiar with the Cast Hidden Mickey pins, then you know that a series of colorful pins are released and then you will see the same pin but all in silver. There are fewer of the silver pins and they are referred to as chasers.

In the Vinylmation world it is a similar situation with the blind boxes. For example in a case of 24 Vinylmations there will be 2 of each design, however one of the twelve designs will have 3 in a case and one design will only have 1 . . . that one is called a chaser; fewer numbers again. The other reference to chasers in the Vinylmation world refers to Vinylmations that can only be obtained from a cast member, not purchased, such as the ones pictured in the blog above.]

Lucy:

That "Evil Daisy Duck" actually is Magica De Spell, Scrooge McDuck's arch-nemesis who is constantly trying to get his Number One coin to forge a powerful amulet.

[Carol replies: Good suggestion, there are certainly some similarities . . . but the gift Vinylmation was clearly described at the Villainous Breakfast as "Daisy Duck disguised as the Evil Queen"]

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