Tag: I Saw A Dino

Godzilla is the star of Long Island artist’s designs, collection

Godzilla has been ruining lives since the 1950s.

Over the course of 32 movies, the furious, radiation-charged monster and his Kaiju pals (and arch-enemies) have violently stomped and smashed to bits not only Tokyo, but major metropolitan areas all over the globe.

The “King of Monsters,” as he’s sometimes called, is a world-famous pop culture icon—Godzilla even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His status might lead you to assume that finding Godzilla-themed enamel pins is a relatively easy task. But that’s not the case, says Bryan Berio, 40, a collector based out of Floral Park Long Island.

“Not that many people make Godzilla pins – or I’m just not looking in the right places,” Berio said. “I try to stay off the Bay (eBay) to look for them because I’ve seen some go for $80, and that’s just nuts for a pin.”

‘Nothing to Lose and Enamel to Gain’ at Pin Pop-Up NYC this Sunday

New York City-based collectors can head to Queens this Sunday to shop 22 different pin artists.

Artists include Knee High Horror, Trippy Pins, Jeff Cinco, Warrior Pins, Pin Lounge, St. Nicholas NYC, Noice Pins, Pin Day, Casual Mojo, Pintertainment 720, RollingPins, I Saw A Dino, Nitelyfe Pins, Mike Die, Turtle Shell Pins, I Am Christie Bear, Sty Over Sub, Pinvader, Honeybeezer, Couples Therapy Co, CashCannon1, Marj.jpg and Rawrz Squad.

Hosted by Knee High Horror and Trippy Pins, Pin Pop-Up NYC takes place 1 p.m.-7 p.m. at The Windjammer bar, 552 Grandview Ave. The Pop-Up is free and open to the public, but attendees must be 21 or older to attend, as alcohol will be served throughout the event. Happy Hour prices will extend to Bloody Marys, frozen Margaritas and Pina Coladas, and beer and shot combos.