Welcome to The Magic, The Memories, and Merch! This month we’re going to look at Universal’s Uni-Minis.
Similar in size to Disney’s popular Vinylmation, Uni-Minis differ in a couple ways. While the vast majority of Vinylmations are repainted versions of the classic Mickey mold, almost all of the Uni-Minis are more in line with Disney’s Park Starz series, which eschews the traditional Mickey form and instead lets the artists create whatever they want. The Uni-Minis do have their version of the Mickey mold, and it is in the form of a generic looking bear. These figures are usually limited editions and produced for specific events like Grad Bash or Mardi Gras.
Haunted Mansion Bride from Disney’s Park Starz next to Minion from Universal’s Uni-Minis
The heft of a Uni-Mini is also slightly less than a Vinylmation. At $12.95 per figure (same as a standard Vinylmation), the Uni-Minis feel flimsier than their Disney counterpart, although the style of each figure is closer to the $18.95 Park Starz series. There is articulation in both the head and arms of almost all the Uni-Minis.
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