A friend of mine recently went to Los Angeles and brought me back a unique gift….a Disney Vinylmation figure (in the shape of Mickey Mouse). Disney’s Vinylmation figures are part of the recent decade’s designer toy explosion (Kidrobot being one of the most popular producers of the designer toys). These collectable designer toy figures are usually created with all sorts of CrAzY designs on them. Some of them are designed by famous artists and designers-and are highly collectable. The Vinylmation figure that my friend gave me was void of any design. It was blank. What was so unique about that? And-what does this have to do with rubber ducks? Let me explain….I would be putting my creative mind to work and painting my own design on this blank Mickey Vinylmation figure-and-I would be doing it to match the design of one of my favorite ducks. Off to work I went on Little Mickey (the name I gave him….he only stands about 2 inches tall, after all )
Here is the “Before” picture. I added a smile and eyes to him in this picture to complete the vision of the picture-but you get the idea.
And now I present to you…..the “After” picture…the design that was inspired by the duck in this picture:
Little Mickey: “I feel flushed!”
And here is another picture of Mickey and an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ duck from my collection:
Rabbit Duck: “We’re late!”