How I got the Lambert the Sheepish Lion Vinyl has a story.
I visited my local Disney Store, and they were having a sale, buy 1 Vinylmation and get a Robots 3 Vinylmation free. I picked up a Whiskers and Tales, and a Brave set, which was marked down to $7.99!
I opened up the boxes right there. The two Robots I got were Grumpy Bot and the Alien Bot from Toy Story. The Whiskers and Tales figure I got was the Baby Pegasus from Hercules.
Now, in the photo above, you can clearly see I do not have the Baby Pegasus pictured. That's because when I opened up my box to reveal a Baby Pegasus, a young lady standing nearby gave out a little gasp. "I've been trying to get that forever! I've bought 7, and still didn't get it!" I told her I'd be more than happy to trade for whatever figure she had. She pulled out Lambert, the Lion pictured above. She was almost in tears, and gave me a hug!
"Lambert the Sheepish Lion" is an animated short film released in 1952, narrated by Disney Legend Sterling Holloway, the original voice of Winnie the Pooh, about a lion cub mistakenly left with a flock of sheep by a stork. It's a fish out of water story about how Lambert comes into his own. It's a wonderful cartoon which I haven't seen in several years.
I brought it out this past weekend.
It can be found on YouTube, but I have it on the Walt Disney Treasures, Disney Rarities, Celebrated Shorts: 1920s-1960s DVD Set.
Lambert is pictured on Disc 2 (which is odd, as his cartoon is actually on Disc 1).
So the trade at the Disney Store turned out to be very fortuitous. I was able to make someone happy, and in return was reminded of an animated treasure, and have a wonderful momento as well.