Pin Drop Friday- 9/21/2018
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.
The film “Scarface” may be 35 years old, but it’s still relevant, as its often quoted by fan-boys and wannabe gangsters. This week Third World Design launched a pin inspired by the film’s most iconic scene. “Say Hello to My Little Friend” is now available for $10 through the brand’s website. There also options to bundle it with two other new pins inspired by the 1983 crime thriller for $25.
In the movie “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York,” Kevin McAllister used his TalkBoy, a tape recorder that allowed him to toggle between normal and slow playback, to trick hotel staff into believing that he was traveling with family instead of on his own. The TalkBoy used in the movie was apparently non-functional and came to life with a little help from movie magic. Luckily for 90s kids, some marketing genius came up with the idea to make a real one and sell it at Toys R Us. (RIP Toys R Us.) In case your TalkBoy was sold off in a garage sale (like mine likely was) or you were unsuccessful in convincing a family member to buy you one, you can have the next best thing. Crumby Pins’new TalkBoy pin measures 1.5” long, is dual posted and comes with green rubber clutches. It’s now available at the artist’s website for $10.
In the action-adventure survival video game, “The Last of Us,” a grieving father must keep a 14 year old girl safe after a fungal-based, brain altering pandemic has infected more than half of humanity. This week, Pugnacious Pins released an homage to the popular game and its two main characters, Joel and Ellie. The enamel pin measures 1.6″ wide and has double backing clutches for extra security. It’s available at the Pugnacious Pins website for $10.
This week, pinmaker Wicky’s World released the latest in the “Horror Ball” pin series—an imagining of iconic characters from horror films attending a black tie ball. Valek the demon, from the horror films “The Conjuring 2” and the more recently released “The Nun” has arrived and is ready to dance. She’s made from soft enamel, measures 2.3” long and has two posts. It comes with two black rubber pinbacks and is emblazened with a Wicky’s World 2018 logo on its backside. The pin is now available for $10 at the artist’s Etsy store.
Kewpie Universal Monsters
What do you get when you cross some of Universal’s classic creepy monsters with a Kewpie doll? It’s not the start to a joke—it’s the concept for a series of new pins designed by the artist Show Pigeon and sold by pin vendor Yesterdays.
Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula and Creature from the Black Lagoon are each made from soft enamel and black dye, measure 1.25” long, and are single posted. Each comes with a black rubber clutch. All three are now sold individually at the Yesterdays website for $10 each.
Fans of the cartoon “Rainbow Brite” might remember the character Shy Violet of the Color Kids. Shy Violet was Rainbow Brite’s problem solver because she’s very smart and can come up with fast solutions to tough problems. This week, Pin Bot Shop launched a pin honoring the most intelligent color kid. Staying true to the original 1980s design, the pin features gold embellishment for a little extra shine. Each pin measures 2” tall and 1.25” wide. Only 200 of these pins were made, and each is backstamped with a production number. The pin is $10 in the artist’s Etsy store.
This week, 1980 Who launched a new enamel pin tribute to the ultimate in portable stereos. It comes in three variants: Neon Black (with pink and yellow details), Matte Gold (with black details) and Antique Silver. Each pin is made from soft enamel and the neon black pin has a glittery epoxy top coat. The pin measures 1.75” wide and is double posted. Shoppers have the option to upgrade the pin’s standard rubber backing for a more secure locking clasp. Each pin is $10 at the 1980 Who online store.