Tag: Video Game Pins

Pin Drop Friday- 12/7/2018

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.

 

I Saw A Dino

The Grinch

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch! Just in time for the holidays, I Saw A Dino’s own original pin rendition of Dr. Suess’ iconic green meanie has arrived in the artist’s online store. The Grinch measures 30mm long and is made with black dye plating. The pin is single posted and comes with a black rubber clutch. It’s available for sale at isawadino.com for $10.

 

Gojirando

Classic Godzilla

Gojirando exists both as a place—and as a concept. Gojirando the place is an isolated island that’s inhabited by massive, destructive creatures like Godzilla. Gojirando is also the moniker of a new pin brand who makes Kaiju-inspired monsters with collectors in mind. This week Gojirando launched their very first pin, a whimsical, cartoony take on Godzilla. This limited edition design is made from soft enamel and features polished gold plating. Each pin has dimensions that are 1.2mm thick and 30mm x 40mm long. Flip it over and you can see that it’s dual posted and is back stamped with the Gojirando brand logo. Godzilla is available for $12 at the artist’s website.

K Collectibles

El Mariachi

When a band of Mariatchi perform, it’s about more than the music. It’s the sum of a cultural revolution—one that encompasses the essence of Mexico and its people. This week, artist K Collectibles debuted El Mariachi in its online shop. The hard enamel pin measures 2” long, is double posted and comes with a corresponding rubber pinback. It’s available for sale for $10.

 

Goose And Rabbit

W.I.C.C.A. Badge

Are you a member of W.I.C.C.A.? That’s the Women’s Intersectional Cultural and Creative Association—for those who haven’t yet watched “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix. Social change remains necessary even in a world where witches can—and do—cast magical spells. Ireland-based artist Goose And Rabbit’s original design is made from hard enamel and includes glitter. It measures 1.25” long. Sabrina fans can find this pin for sale in the Etsy store for approximately $9.63. Sign up for the artist’s mailing list to receive 10% off you first order.

 

Miri Stuff

Just Hold On

You don’t have to necessarily know the tune of a song to identify with its message. That’s specifically the case with Italian artist Miri Stuff’s latest pin, which references the Steve Aoki and Louis Tomlinson’s “Just Hold On.” The lyrics are: “What do you do when a chapter ends? Do you close the book and never read it again? Where do you go when your story’s done? You can be who you were or who you’ll become.” This hard enamel book pin is 1” long. It’s available at the Miri Stuff website for approximately $10.36.

 

Arcade Healer

Star Rider Kirby

Arcade Healer makes Kawaii enamel pins inspired by anime and video games. An ultra fan of the pink puff Nintendo character, Kirby, this week, the artist debuted a new design based on the cheerful hero. Star Rider Kirby is made from hard enamel and features a shiny gold finish. He measures an inch long, is single posted and comes with a heart-shaped, bright pink rubber pinback. He’s available for $8.50 through the artist’s Etsy store.

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.

PAX West: 2018 Pin Quest

What’s up, gamers?

PAX West, the video game convention that brings tens of thousands of gaming fans to Seattle every summer, officially kicked off today and will run through Monday with a schedule of panels, tournaments, new game demonstrations, video game-inspired musical performances and more.

The event even features its own brand of enamel pins that come with a fun twist. Some can be bought at vendor booths—The Pinny Arcade logo signage designates a booth as being a Pinny Arcade Authorized Pin Dealer–or at the Pinny Arcade store. But many have to be earned, kind of like scout merit badges, by completing specific tasks across the convention floor.

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.

Super Team Deluxe levels up with new video game themed collection

Today the collaborative flair company Super Team Deluxe rolled out a new line of pins for summer.

Entitled BFGS (The Big F***kin’ Game Show), the art “show” is a celebration of all things video games, past and present.

There are 26 new limited-edition designs available for sale at the Super Team Deluxe website. Only 150 copies of each pin will be distributed.

All pins are $12 a piece and each comes with a shiny commemorative sticker.

The original artwork is created by designers Vic Bell and Nick Slater.