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.
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Just in time for the holidays, I Saw A Dino’s own original pin rendition of Dr. Suess’ iconic green meanie has arrived in the artist’s online store. The Grinch measures 30mm long and is made with black dye plating. The pin is single posted and comes with a black rubber clutch. It’s available for sale at isawadino.com for $10.
Gojirando exists both as a place—and as a concept. Gojirando the place is an isolated island that’s inhabited by massive, destructive creatures like Godzilla. Gojirando is also the moniker of a new pin brand who makes Kaiju-inspired monsters with collectors in mind. This week Gojirando launched their very first pin, a whimsical, cartoony take on Godzilla. This limited edition design is made from soft enamel and features polished gold plating. Each pin has dimensions that are 1.2mm thick and 30mm x 40mm long. Flip it over and you can see that it’s dual posted and is back stamped with the Gojirando brand logo. Godzilla is available for $12 at the artist’s website.
When a band of Mariatchi perform, it’s about more than the music. It’s the sum of a cultural revolution—one that encompasses the essence of Mexico and its people. This week, artist K Collectibles debuted El Mariachi in its online shop. The hard enamel pin measures 2” long, is double posted and comes with a corresponding rubber pinback. It’s available for sale for $10.
Are you a member of W.I.C.C.A.? That’s the Women’s Intersectional Cultural and Creative Association—for those who haven’t yet watched “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix. Social change remains necessary even in a world where witches can—and do—cast magical spells. Ireland-based artist Goose And Rabbit’s original design is made from hard enamel and includes glitter. It measures 1.25” long. Sabrina fans can find this pin for sale in the Etsy store for approximately $9.63. Sign up for the artist’s mailing list to receive 10% off you first order.
You don’t have to necessarily know the tune of a song to identify with its message. That’s specifically the case with Italian artist Miri Stuff’s latest pin, which references the Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On.” The lyrics are: “What do you do when a chapter ends? Do you close the book and never read it again? Where do you go when your story’s done? You can be who you were or who you’ll become.” This hard enamel book pin is 1” long. It’s available at the Miri Stuff website for approximately $10.36.
Arcade Healer makes Kawaii enamel pins inspired by anime and video games. An ultra fan of the pink puff Nintendo character, Kirby, this week, the artist debuted a new design based on the cheerful hero. Star Rider Kirby is made from hard enamel and features a shiny gold finish. He measures an inch long, is single posted and comes with a heart-shaped, bright pink rubber pinback. He’s available for $8.50 through the artist’s Etsy store.