Pin Drop Friday- 8/31/2018
This weekly feature spotlights a variety handful of new enamel pin releases from the week. (This does not include pre-orders, only pins that are currently live and available for immediate purchase.) If you are debuting a new pin and would like it to be included in Pin Drop Friday, you can DM @for_the_share_of_flair on Instagram or email Caitlin.M.Foyt@gmail.com.
Official Clueless Pins
We’re totally buggin’. This week, officially licensed “Clueless” pins landed in the Strangeways shop. All pins are designed by artist David Ayllon.
The retro cellphone and beeper two pin set is made from soft, glittery enamel and comes with rubber pinback closures. Each pin measures 1.25” long. Give one to your best friend, or keep them both for yourself. Now available for $13.99.
If you could use some sort of herbal refreshment, grab up Tai’s pot leaf teapot pin. It’s made from soft enamel, comes with a rubber closure and measures 1.5” long. It’s available for $9.99.
Your man Christian is a cake boy! Are you one too? If you’re a disco-dancin’, Oscar Wilde readin’, Streisand ticket holdin’ friend of Dorothy then this pin is for you. It measures 1.5” long, is made from soft enamel, comes with a rubber closure. Also available at the Strangeways online store for $9.99.
“I am not nice, I am not kind and I am not wonderful.” Skeletor, He-Man’s arch nemesis, remains one of the most iconic villians in history. Now he’s a pin, and is unlike we’ve ever seen him before: a robot in the artistic style of Mike or Die. He’s now available for $10 in the artist’s Etsy store.
VHS or Die
Dead video format only! VHS or die! This original pin design by Pizza Ships comes in three different colors of metal: antique copper, antique nickel or polished gold. It’s available for purchase at the Pizzaship Storeenvy shop for $8.
Grubbin’ Naruto Chain Pin
Fans of the Japanese Manga and Anime “Naruto” will appreciate this new pin designed by High Five Pins. When teen ninja Naruto isn’t protecting the Hidden Leaf Village and trying to earn the community’s respect, he’s probably stuffing his face. (Anyone else craving some Ramen right about now?) This 3” hard enamel chain pin has a three post backing. It’s made from black nickel, and Naruto’s headband is made from antique silver. New this week in the High Five Pins store for $17.99.
Thriller and Captain EO
This week would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday. To commemorate the King of Pop, artist Patti Lapel debuted two new, limited edition MJ pins. “Thriller” Michael is made from soft enamel on black nickel, is double posted and comes with accompanying rubber clutches. The pin measures 1”x 1.25” in length and is available at the Patti Lapel website for $10.
The second pin features Michael as Captain EO, who is on a spectacular quest to save the world. The pin is also made from soft enamel on black nickel, is double posted and comes with accompanying rubber clutches. It measures 1”x 1.25” in length and is available at the Patti Lapel website for $10.
What happens when you cross a Porg with Mickey Mouse? Tomorrowland Design took that fact that Star Wars is a Disney franchise to whole other level, and mashed up the weird little bird cat creatures—and breakout stars of the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”—with beloved, classic Disney characters. There’s Mickey, Tigger, Stitch and Main Street’s own Dapper Dan. The fan-made pins’ dimensions are 1.5” x 1.3’ and are made from soft enamel. Shoppers have the option to buy the pin with a standard rubber backing or with an upgraded locking pin back. They’re available in the SeeYaEarSoon Etsy store for $10.34 each.
All aboard the Midnight Monorail! This week, Disney pin maker The Adventurelander launched the second pin in the artist’s new Princess Monorail pin series: Cinderella. The pin measures 1.25” long and is made from hard enamel and silver metal. It’s now available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10.
So cute you could eat them! LA Space Base noticed that there weren’t very many hamster pins available for pin collectors. This week, this artist (with a little help from fellow artist Faux Fox Studio) launched two variations of an original Hamster Onigiri, or Japanese rice ball, design. The Kawaii design comes it two variations: blue/pink with rose gold plating and tan/pink with gold metal plating. Each measures 1.25” long. They’re now available at the LA Space Base Etsy store for $8 each.
Get ‘em while they’re hot! Show off your enthusiasm for tasty, cruelty free noms with this new pin design by Mimster Shop. The pin measures approximately 1.25″ X 0.625″ and is made from soft enamel. It’s now available for $8.50 at the artist’s Etsy store.
What Tardar Sauce went to space? Milky Way Pins debuted a new pin this week, featuring the internet’s grumpiest cat. It’s made from soft enamel and black nickel and measures 1.13” high and 1.25 wide. The pin is dual posted and comes with butterfly clutches. It’s now available at untwineddesigns.com for $7.99.
The short-lived TV series “Freaks and Geeks” was filled with quirky characters, but Bill Haverchuck may be the most beloved fan favorite. He once drank the most disgusting concoction his friends Sam and Neil could mix up, he knows how to attract women by dancing “sexy” and he once dressed up as The Bionic Woman for Halloween. Artist Hello Sailor Tees brings to life one of our favorite Bill moments as a pin. It measures 1.5” long and is made from soft enamel. Now available for $7.65 in the artist’s online store.