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Pin Trading May 2012 releases

Monday, 7th May 2012 at 22:20 by
Anthony
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Pin Trading May 2012 releases

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Entering our third month of 20th Anniversary Disneyland Paris Pin Trading releases, May 2012 sees the start of what could be two new monthly pin series for the occasion.

Mickey’s 20th Anniversary Train is the classic idea of a series of carriages, each featuring different characters, joining up to form a complete set. Whilst Mickey’s engine will cost you €19.99, the subsequent carriages appear to require a monthly investment of €12.99, all limited to just 600 editions. Similarly limited is the Jeu de Pins 20 ème Anniversaire, a €39.99 board game with collectible additional pins, all in the fabulous new “Retro” merchandise style. The first additional pin, also limited to 600 editions, features Mark Twain and Big Thunder Mountain in a retro style, for €14.99.

Slightly more affordable are the quirky “robot” pins, featuring Mickey, Donald and Stitch, available now at €8.99. A new souvenir Pin Trading collectors’ bag, in the 20th Anniversary “Signature” merchandise style, will set you back €44.99. Will you be picking up any of these new Pin Trading items?

Still, all a drop in the ocean compared to the prices (£160 and upwards) that the limited 12th April 2012 pins have been sold for on eBay. Those pins, released on the morning of the big date itself last month, were limited to 1,000 editions but still sold across the resort within hours. Reports from fans who attempted to buy the pins, risking missing the events themselves, suggested that there was no sales limit initially enforced for the €12.99 pins, leading some enterprising folk to buy whole handfulls in one sale, giving one of the few sour points to an otherwise exceptionally managed day.

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Comments (3)

  • Martin coombs  8th May 2012, 15:52

    Can’t wait until the 28th when we arrive. Lots of stuff to buy.

  • Have to agree about the Anniversary Pin sale. It was a shame! How can they sell this pin all over the resort? Informations a day before were different! Very, very disapointing. We didn’t get a single pin although we’ve been among the first to get into the park that morning after standing in line for 1 1/2 hours…

  • Loving the steampunk pin badges!
    I’ll definitely be collecting them!
    Does anyone know if they’ll still be available in July?
    Thanks in advance!

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