Disney Pin Trading was the fad. They had pins of all the characters, attractions, and of course limited edition ones to keep you buying. I personally collected the Tinkerbell pins. They are all so different and cute! I have about 30 Tink pins and probably around 50 pins all together. Pin trading at the park is still in effect. You can buy pins and trade them amongst the Disney Cast Members(employees). The pin trading has now died down and the next disney collectable is on shelves everywhere.
The Disney Vinylmations are the new craze! A vinylmation is a figurine that is shaped in the form of Mickey Mouse. The way they are designed makes them a collectable. There are thousands of different designs from the characters of all Disney movies to everyday objects, and cool abstract designs. There are many different series to the vinylmation collection. The vinylmations are only a 3 inch figure but they are quite pricey. Depending on the edition you can spend anywhere from ten to hundreds of dollars.
I myself do not own any vinylmations, besides one miniature green alien one, but my best friend is a huge collector. She has spent over $800 on her collection and it is still growing. Some people find this Disney fad to be a not-so-good one, but others are all over it. A true Disney fan has some sort collectable from the parks. Whether or not the Vinylmation Collectables are for you, they are here and staying for awhile!