Coinkydink Or Coinkydonk? Vinylmation, Meet Kidrobot

While in Caleeforneeuh (that was my Governator impersonation), of course I had to visit the Disneyland and Caleeforneeuh Adventure Theme Parks.

While there, we happened upon a new Disney merchandising gimmick entitled… Vinylmation.

A taste:

Not to be confused with the Divinyls and "touching one's self"...

I should clarify this… it was I that was unfamiliar with the products.  My mother had already known about them and happened to purchase two earlier this year.  They were the display image on her phone, and I had no idea what they were until finding these at the park.  Mystery solved.

(SIDENOTE: It should also be known that my entire family is very Disney-fied. So much to the point that my brother knows – and swears by this fact – that the best gummy candies in the world are found in Disney theme parks.  He feels the same about their chocolate-covered pretzels, too.)

(SIDENOTE ADDENDUM: I’d have to agree about the gummy candy.  My brother thinks it’s because they use sugar from beets.)

Anyzip-a-dee-doo-dah, upon spying these Vinylmations, I immediately thought of these:

These are Ye Olde English Dunnies (I don't know if I should have pluralized it).

Kidrobot makes (or distributes) these painted vinyl rabbits, each called a Dunny (like I said, I don’t know if I can pluralize it).

Did The House of The Mouse rip it off?

Is it a Coinkydink or a Coinkydonk?

No, I really want to know.

Actually, I probably don’t care.


The only reason I know about Kidrobot is because of these:

Yes. These were sold by Taco Bell.

The conspiracy about the BellHedz can be read here.  Or you can read what (little) I had to say about them here.


  1. Jeremy H · October 1, 2010

    Yes, you can pluralize Dunny. Kidrobot does!

  2. Jeremy H · October 1, 2010

    From my perspective Disney is ripping off the concept of ‘graphical’ vinyl toys from Kidrobot. But most of Disney’s first child toys were vinyl, they have made vinyl toys for decades. Now if Disney starts producing ‘blanks’ of the obvious “Mickey-shaped” toy, then they would clearly be ripping off Kidrobot. If you do an internet search for ‘vinyl toys’, you will find a plethera of toys. Mainly ‘blanks’, not too many people are doing what Kidrobot does.

    If you wanted to, you could create your own vinyl toy. (I’ve looked into this.)

  3. sgottahurt · October 1, 2010

    Disney does offer “blanks”… BTW, have you checked out Kidrobot’s Simpsons line?

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