Today we finish up our Year in Review series with the pins released around the world of Disney Theme Parks in October thru December.
October brought the 10th Anniversary of Disney Pin Trading (in Walt Disney World), with that anniversary came more pins.
First we have two LE 50 pins (only one shown), each featured the respective castle, Cinderella Castle (below), and Sleeping Beauty Castle. These sold out fast, you either liked them, or thought they were ugly. (Released October 1st, LE 50)Also with the anniversary of Pin Trading, came a new set of two pins per month, the Walt Disney World Tribute Collection will last from October 2009- October 2010 featuring popular pins from the 10 years of Pin Trading. The first two were the popular Pin Trading Logo (first, below)
Over in Disneyland Resort, the BAD NEWS Magazine cover collection premiered the issue with Oogie Boogie on it. (Released October 1st, LE 1000)Walt’s Classic Collection featured a set of four pins inspired by Sleeping Beauty. The pins in the set included Briar Rose with her Forest Friends (below), Maleificent and Diablo, Prince Philip and the Dragon,and Princess Aurora with the Three Fairies. (Released October 4th, LE 1000)
Across the pond, over in the United Kingdom, the Disney Store Europe (UK) released another popular pin. Another Grape Soda Bottle Cap pin. It is practically the same as the one released in the Disney Soda Fountain. (Released October 10th, LE 750) The Nightmare Before Christmas fans had a good month, first with the Oogie Boogie pin released on the BAD NEWS magazine cover, now Jack was released during the Pin Trading Night, as a part of the Pin Trading Knight set. Was sold out within minutes, and was released ON Piece of History Sunday. So it was DOUBLE THE MAYHEM, when both the PTK AND PoH pins were released. (Released October 11th, LE 500)
The Piece of History pin of Alice in Wonderland was released the same day as the Pin Trading Knight pin (above), so as stated above the mayhem to purchase the pins was horrendous, this was actually the START of the police being called to DLR because of unruly (and non rule following) pin traders. (Released October 11th, LE 1000)
Believed by Disney to be a very popular set, they have to be disappointed with this next set if pins. The DeeBees were officially released on October 15th featuring various DeeBees dressed in their location of where they are from. (Released October 15th, Open Edition, Mystery Set)
A rare Figment AND Dreamfinder set was released to the public in October. Many Dreamfinder and Figment pins are released at Epcot pin events, but not to the public. This was the first in a while. It featured individual pins, a “booster set”, and an Frame Set. (Released October 22nd, individual pins LE 1000, framed set LE 100, booster set LE 500)
The pins in this set included:
- Daydream Figment
- Safari Figment
- Flying Figment
- Knight Figment
- Super Hero Figment
- Muskateer Figment
- Dreamfinder Sleeping (Completer Pin with Booster set)
- Dream Machine (Completer Pin with Framed Set)
Released at the end of the month as a surprise pin at a PTN in WDW, this 10 Years of Pin Trading pin was coveted by many at the PTN. Many others wondered why now at the end of October, and not in the beginning when they had the kick off event. Personally, I speculate (Not proven) is that they probably scheduled it to come out at the PTN on October 1st, but was probably delayed. (Released October 30th, LE 500)Moving into November…
November 1st, also brought the November edition of Walt’s Classic Collection. This month the set was inspired by 101 Dalmations, and featured four pins. The set included Roger Playing the Piano (below), Cruella de Vil, Cruella on Telephone, and the Dalmation Wedding. (Released November 1st, LE 1000 each)
And the oh so coveted (LOL) 2000 Dancers Pin. (BOTH Released November 5th, LE 1000)
This next pin has to be the MOST POPULAR, and had the MOST MAYHEM accompanying the release of the pin in DLR for the whole year. The Piece of History Haunted Mansion pin. This pin had the police called to the resort for crowd control and people parking ALL over property, and unhappy pin traders. (Released November 15th, LE 1000)
The Pin Trading Knights set continued with the Pluto as Knight released to coincide with the Pin Trading Night. (Released November 20th, LE 500) Disneyland Paris released a few “castle” pins featuring the castle with popular characters, like Stitch (below), and Mickey, Minnie, and Aurora. (Released November 21st)
In Hong Kong Disneyland, a Walt Disney day pin was released to commemorate his birthday featuring Stitch, a birthday cake, and a gold medallion with the Partners Statue on it. (Released November 21st) Our final November pin is from DLRP and their Pin Trading Night collection, this rare glimpse of Abu was released during their PTN in November. (Released November 27th, LE 400)
Moving on to our final month of the year, DECEMBER!!
The final pin in the BAD NEWS set features the Evil Queen on the cover. (Released December 1st, LE 1000)
In Walt Disney World, the Retro Gold Card Collection was released as a set of five that took the guests back to 1971. The set of five included the Skyway (below), (Released December 3rd, LE 1000 each)
The final pins in the Walt’s Classic Collection were inspired by Cinderella. The set included Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother (below), Cinderella with Prince Charming, Cinderella with Mice, and Cinderella with Bubbles. (Released December 6th, LE 1000 each)
Unlike most of the other Pin of the Month sets that ended in December, the Tribute Collection did not have its final pieces. It included the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Piece of History Series I (First pin in set) (below).
Another Retro Gold Card Collection released in December was Orange Bird collection. A five pin collection featuring the Orange Bird and several sayings, including, Orange Bird, think orange thoughts, Florida, Squeeze Me, and Nice. (All released December 17th, LE 1000 each)
Over in Disneyland Paris, the annual Pin Trading Event themed to Christmas was themed this year to Villains, and many pins were released, the next two are just a sample of the many. Like this PTN Logo Malificent with Diablo (Released December 19th, LE 400) Or this Cruella de Vil with PTE logo as wreath around her. (Released December 19th, LE 600)
Our final featured item for the year comes out the LAST DAY of the year and is a Hidden Mickey Mystery Pouch. Almost a YEAR after being released on lanyards, and after many grueling trips to search for them, the Hidden Mickey Alphabet set is coming to a mystery pouch today (December 31st).
Our final Readers Choice!
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