Tag: Pin Collector

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.”

Meet Caitlin of For The Share of Flair

This past week, a few readers have been asking me: Who are you?

My vision for The Share of Flair is to become a trusted news source within the pin community—and that can’t happen if I don’t paint a fuller picture of who I am and what I’m about. I probably should have done this sooner—here goes.

I’m Caitlin M.F. Hornshaw. I’m 30 years old and I live in Pasadena, California, with my husband Phil and our two kitties, Kiwi and Xander. I grew up in Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and an emphasis on News Editorial.

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