Pin Drop Friday- 10/6/2018
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 Mad Bombers are known for their unique brand of horror-themed, bubbly spa products. (If you’re looking for a “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “IT” or “The Babadook”-themed bath bomb—Mad Bombers have got you covered.) And they also make enamel pins! This week, the brand launched a hinged Frankenstein pin the can be opened up to reveal his insides—and the packaging is designed to look like Milton Bradley’s classic edition of the game “Operation.” Big Frank measures 2.5” long and is made from soft enamel. He’s now available for $15 at The Mad Bombers Etsy store.
Funny thing about the third film in the original (1978) “Halloween movie franchise. It doesn’t include Michael Myers, nor does it include and story elements from “Halloween” or “Halloween II.” “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” was meant to kick off an anthology of other spooky Halloween holiday-themed narratives—but, it wasn’t so well received, and so Michael Myers was brought back in the fourth installment. But that doesn’t mean that “Halloween III: Season of the Witch” wasn’t super creepy. This week, pin-maker Pixel Elixir debuted an original homage to the film that mashed up terrifying masks with the classic “Three Wise Monkeys” proverb. It measures nearly 3” tall, is dual posted and comes with two rubber backers. It also glows in the dark. Horror-pin collectors can find this pin at the Pixel Elixir website for $10.
Pop Culture pin purveyor is known for Wes Anderson-themed pin sets. More recently, the artist has been creating a series of Fantastic Mr. Fox pins and this week, Mrs. Felicity Fox made her debut. This particular pin in the collection will be limited edition. It measures 33mm long, is made from black nickel and includes screen-printed detail. Shoppers at the artist’s Etsy store have the option to stick with the standard rubber clutch or upgrade to a locking pinback. There’s also an option to upgrade the backing card to a Felicity-themed greeting card. This artist ships from the UK–The full set of Fantastic Mr. Fox pins in a luxury presentation box is available for approximately $59.53 USD and Mrs. Fox solo is approximately $9.47.
Each month, pinmaker Lost Lust Supply commissions an original design from a new artist–The September installment of the artist series is by Daphna Sebbane. The pin features a Markhor, or a very distinctive species of wild goat, easily identified by it’s long, white winter hair and enormous spiralled horns. It measures 1.75” x 2.5” and is double posted with corresponding rubber clutches. It comes in two color variants: black with gold plating or white with silver plating. It’s available at the Lost Lust Supply website for $8 each.
Trick or Treat! One could argue that Michael Keaton’s Beetlejuice is scariest when he turns into a giant snake. Artist Pastel X Ghoul recreated the 1988 film’s memorable scene for Monster Posse, and the design was turned into the brand’s latest pin release, which debuted today. Beetlesnake is available for $12 in the artist’s Etsy store.
Ouija boards hold a special place in our hearts—as a sleepover game that terrified us as children and as a plot device in countless scary movies. The history of the so-called spirit board is just about as mysterious and strange as the board-itself? For instance: Did you know that the word “Ouija” comes from the actual use of the board and is the Egyptian word for “Good Luck?” This week, pin-maker A Fink And Ink released a Ouija Planchette pin, just in time for the spooky month of October. The pin is made from hard enamel and nickel and measures 1.25” tall. It comes in two variants, silver or gold. Black heart rubber pin-back upgrades are available. Now available at the artist’s Etsy store for $11.
Geeky and Kinky makes enamel pins for sex-positive geeks. If you’ve been to enamel-pin shows in Southern California, you’ll probably recall the brand’s off-color designs. For instance: the members of the Scooby Gang in bondage, smooching superheroes, Sailor Moon as a dominatrix. This week, Geeky and Kinky launched their Love Gun pin, which has been a popular sticker for awhile. The pin measures 1.5’ long, is made with dyed black enamel and comes with two rubber backers. You can find it at the Geeky and Kinky website for $10.