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.
Are you on a mission to pet all of the dogs? This week, purveyor of “sassy pug-inspired designs,” SNG Design Co. launched a new pin especially for dog lovers. Asking if you can pet a dog you don’t know is just good manners. It respects the boundaries of pups who might not be comfortable with being touched by a stranger.
Made from hard enamel, “can I pet your dog” measures 1” long and comes in black or white. It’s now available for sale at the SNG Design Co. Etsy store for $10.
Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba! This afternoon, from DesignerCon in Anaheim, California, artist Alex Solis released his latest pin under his Odd Worx brand. It’s a tribute to the king of the pop, set in the world of Disney’s animated classic movie “The Lion King.” The pin is interactive . In a recreation of the film’s most iconic moment, Rafiki the mandrill lifts up Michael Jackson, presenting him to the animal kingdom—you just lift up his tail. It’s made from hard enamel and measures 1.35’ long. The King is available for $15 at the Odd Worx website.
Remember the game of M.A.S.H? It’s that fortune-telling game kids play using just a pen and paper—and M.A.S.H. stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House. You could also discover who you would marry, which city you would live in, how many kids you would have, or what kind of car you’d drive, for example.
This week, pin-maker Pinscript debuted a new pin as an homage to one of your favorite games from elementary school and junior high. It comes in four variants, each with a different letter circled M, A, S, or H. True to the spirit of the game, every pin comes in a blind bag so you won’t know which pin you’ll receive, or where you’ll end up living, until you order. Pins measure 1.25” wide, are made with hard enamel and feature screen-printed details. M.A.S.H. pins are for sale at the Pinscript website for $10 each.
Are Porgs friends? Are they food? Neither? Both? Utinni Bikini designed this Porg pin set especially for Laser Brain’s November Star Wars Pin Club. (Laser Brain is a monthly subscription service that sends recipients mystery pins each month.) They’ve sold out there, but are now available through Utinni Bikini. The set is made from hard enamel and rose gold metal and measures 1.5” tall. Each pin is double posted for added security. The set is currently available for $15.99 at the designer’s Etsy store.
Lantern Pins’ Galactic Hair-oine series celebrates the most memorable hairstyles in the science fiction genre. Today, from DesignerCon in Anaheim, Lantern Pins released their latest, and most requested, hairstyle in the collection: Moody Prince. It’s now available through the artist’s website for $12.