Tag: Pin Collection

Pin Drop Friday- 11/9/2018

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.

Rolling Pins

Air Symbiote

If Venom played basketball, it would probably look something like this. This new fan-pin by Rolling Pins mashes up the world of Spiderman comics with the Air Jordan brand. The design, which is newly released this week, is made up of five different colors and measures 2” wide. It’s available for sale at the artist’s online store for $10.

 

Feed Your Head Pins/ Bodilpunk

Medusa

Medusa is one of the more notorious figures in Greek Mythology. She was a gorgon, a human-shaped monster with wings and snakes for hair and those who looked her in the face would be turned into stone. This week, Feed Your Head Pins launched a new pin inspired by the iconic character—and the original design, by the artist Rahadil Hermana, won’t turn you into a statue when you admire it.

The pin comes in seven different variants: Ink (black metal, white enamel, white glow), White Gold, Murda (gold metal and black enamel), Space Dust (white metal, black enamel, colorful glitter, epoxy dome) Victorian (antique copper metal, teal enamel, teal glitter) Rainbow Anodized Space Dust (rainbow anodized metal, teal enamel, colorful glitter, glow epoxy dome) and Raw (rainbow anodized metal.) The Rainbow Anonized Space Dust Variant is sold out. Medusa is now available for sale at the Feed Your Head Pins website for $20-$30, depending upon your choice of variant.

Food Your Head Pins shoppers can receive free shipping when they spend $40 or more by applying the lifetime code “lightweight.” Those who spend $100 or more can use the lifetime code “heavyweight” to receive $10 off their order.

 

Duncan Artworks/ The Pin Studio

H.A.R.D.A.C. Batman

Fans of “Batman: The Animated Series” may remember H.A.R.D.A.C., a supercomputer that would kidnap important people in Gotham City, like Commissioner Gordon and Mayor Hill, and then sub in an robot duplicate in their stead. H.A.R.D.A.C. eventually discovered Batman’s true identity and made a copy of him, too—and this robot thought he actually was the famous caped crusader. *SPOILER ALERT*– it was a super tragic story, actually.

This week, Duncan Artworks launched the latest addition to the brand’s Crime Alley Series. A collaboration with The Pin Studio, this pin version of H.A.R.D.A.C. Batman is made from soft enamel, features moving slashing arm and metallic enamel for the robot body parts. Each pin comes packaged to look like a real action figure. It’s now available for $15 at the Duncan Artworks website.

 

Alum and Ink

Milk and Cookie

Some things just go together. Prime example: Milk and cookies. This week, pin maker Alum and Ink launched a tribute to one of the best comfort food pairings known to man. This hard enamel pin is 1.25″ long and features a kawaii color palette of white, cream and brown. It’s set on highly-polished gold-plated metal. Shoppers have the option to upgrade the standard rubber pin back for a locking pin back for no extra charge. Now available at the artist’s website for $10.

 

Tiny Dangerous

Space Pup

We don’t deserve dogs. They’re too good for us. Sometimes they’re too sweet, funny and frankly, too weird, to even be real. Ever thought your dog was from another world completely? This new pin by Tiny Dangerous celebrates our favorite little space aliens. The pin is made from hard enamel and black nickel plating, includes screenprinted details and glows in the dark. It measures 1.5” long. It’s available for $12 in the Tiny Dangerous Etsy store.

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.”

K-Pop music, pins help collector to “stand up tall”

There’s K-Pop enthusiasts—and then there’s Hang Nguyen.

It’s taken the 28-year-old less than a year to amass her collection of over 230 pins, all of which are somehow related to Korean Pop music. (And that’s not including the 23 additional pins she recently ordered that are currently still on their way to her mailbox.)

“I started collecting them because the art was really beautiful,” she said “The first pin I bought was from (the artist) HAPPIPOP—it was just so beautiful l that I had to have it. And once I got it, I noticed that she had more. I just kept on going with it—because I loved the art. And now I have another thing to show people who I am. I’m not really normal, but this is what I like. This is who I am.”

Hang Nguyen, 28, is very proud of her collection of nearly 250 enamel K-Pop pins