Tag: Nostalgia Pins

Pin Drop Friday- 10/19/2018

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.

 

Doodle Dose

iChat With Hodor

Fans of Game of Thrones have never seen Bran’s guardian, Hodor, write. But if he were to—and to take it one step further, he were to text you, he’d probably still just say “Hodor.” This week, the pin maker Doodle Dose debuted a futuristic look into the world of Westeros. Measuring .75” x .75”, this pin is made from hard enamel and has shiny silver polished plating. It’s available at the artist’s Etsy Store for $10.

 

Robotron Industries

I Am Tired of Earth

In the graphic novel “Watchmen,” Doctor Manhattan heads to Mars to build his Clockwork Palace and proclaims “I am tired of Earth. These people. I am tired of being caught in the tangle of their lives.” It’s a feeling most of can relate to—at least at one time or another. Robotron’s latest pin brings this iconic moment to life. It’s made from hard enamel, measures 1.25” wide and is dual posted. Now available in the maker’s Etsy store for $10.

Pin Drop Friday- 10/12/2018

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.

 

BB-CRE.8

Star Wars/80s Movie Mash-Ups

Star Wars pin maker BB-CRE.8 adds new pins to their online store every Friday. This week, the brand takes us back to the 1980s—mashing up iconic movies with beloved characters from the SWU. Rambo plus Bobafett equals Ramboba-Fett. Conan The Barbarian meets Ben Swolo (AKA Kylo Ren) makes the ultra muscley Ben Swolo The Barbarian. C-3PO takes a job cleaning up the streets of Detroit and comes out chasing down creeps under the name C3P-Cop. And Beetlejuice merged with Darth Maul makes the obnoxious, devious demon Beetle-Maul.

The pins are each made from black nickel and hard enamel. Measurements vary between 1.5” and 2”. They’re all dual posted and come with corresponding rubber clutch-backs. Each pin is back-stamped with the artist’s brand logo. All four mash-up pins are available at the BB-CRE.8 website for $10 each.

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

Big Frank

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.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/28/2018

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.

Emma Shavick

Sailor Moon Pumpkin Kitty

Sailor Moon” just wouldn’t be the same without Luna and Artemis, the black and white cat guardians from the series. This week artist Emma Shavick released her enamel pin, pumpkin versions of the crescent kitties and they’re just in time for the spooky month of October. Made from soft enamel and back-stamped with the artist’s logo, the design comes in three variants: black, white and orange. Each measures 1.2” by 1.2”. The limited edition pins are now available in the artist’s Etsy store for $10 each. While you’re there, be sure to also check out the artist’s new pink variant of her bestsellingGremlins” Gizmo design.

 

Punch It Chewie Press

Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Set

Today Star Wars Fantasy pin-maker  Punch It Chewie Press debuted something extra special for die-hard Star Wars fans. In the new Clone Trooper Pin Set, each box contains two of the five pins total, of which four have been revealed and one remains a mystery. You’ll have to chance to score a clone from the 501st Legion, the 212th Attack Battalion, The Coruscant Guard, A Standard Clone or the rare Mystery clone. Pins are made from silver metal and hard enamel and measure approximately 2” tall. Each pin is back-stamped with the artist’s logo, features screen printed details, is dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber pin-backs. The Clone Trooper Mystery Pin Sets are now available at the artist’s website for $15 each.

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.

Third World Design

Say Hello to My Little Friend

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.

 

Crumby Pins

TalkBoy

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.

Pin Drop Friday- 9/7/2018

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.

Save The Panduhs

Frida Belcher

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if you crossed artist Frida Kahlo with “Bob’s Burgers” matriarch Linda Belcher? Save the Panduhs brought this fantasy to life with their latest limited edition pin, which launched in their store this week. Frida Belcher is made from soft enamel and measures 1.5” long. It’s dual posted and comes with corresponding rubber postings. Each purchase comes with a free 1” button or sticker. It’s available for $10 at the Save The Panduhs website.

Pin and Pint Tournament merges Smash Bros. players and pin enthusiasts

Inland Empire-based video gaming event to feature pin artist BB-CRE.8

Like many great (and terrible) ideas—the concept for Pixel Bar and Eatery’s Arcade Wednesdays came to Geo Garcia while he was drunk.

Shortly after the bar opened, the event’s organizer and DJ approached the owners, wondering why there weren’t video games at a bar called Pixels.
The owner was intrigued by the idea but didn’t know how to incorporate gaming into the bar.

“I said, without really knowing much— ‘well, I could probably figure it out if you give me the chance.’ And he said, ‘if you figure it out, we can make something happen.’”

Garcia loaded up a few consoles with games and presented his idea to the owners for what he thought would be an entertaining evening at the bar: video game tournaments and live DJ sets.

That was four years ago—and every Wednesday since, except for holidays or occasions when the bar is closed, Arcade Wednesdays has been a mainstay at Pixel Bar and Eatery, 3535 University Ave. in Riverside, California.