We got word the other night that something was wrong with the recently released Behind the Mask Vinylmation series. After putting in a few requests, Disney did indeed pull the series from store shelves company wide. The place holders were still on Disneystore.com as of this morning, but the photos were pulled late yesterday afternoon. No reason for the recall was officially given but with the inclusion of the 9″ Wrestler in the recall, many theories have risen that indicate it may stem from the inclusion of the Rising Sun Flag on the Hiro Chubasaki 9″ Wrestler and the Ninja figure from the Behind the Mask Series. However, that claim is pure speculation and has not been officially released by Disney.
Unlike the Furry Friends series which saw a good number of blind boxes fly off of the shelves, the Behind the Masks series had struggled to catch on before they were pulled over the last few days. Therefore, these may be some of the most limited of all time. Time will tell if the recall has a dramatic effect on prices the Vinyls. Until then, we’ll just have to sit back and watch.
Below is a look at the entire series including the rumored controversial Vinylmation. Also, to see the entire collection without their masks, click here.