December 30, 2009

Year in Review—Part 3

Today we are over halfway done with our journey through 2009’s pins. We hope you have enjoyed what we have had so far. Today we will take a look at July thru September’s pins.


Moving on to the second half of 2009, we begin with July!

Released on July 1st, a few days before the official opening of the attraction, this Hall of Presidents pin was released to commemorate the addition of the 44th President to the attraction. (Released July 1st, LE 2500)07-01a

Over in Disneyland, their Hidden Mickey series were being released in baggies before being released on the CM Lanyards. Many people were not happy about it. The Princess Tea Cup set was released in the beginning of July while the actual one on the lanyards only showed up just recently in November. (Released July 1st)07-01b

The Scoop and Friends set continues with Scoop and Clarice as McGillitcutty in front of the Chapeau (part of the Emporium). This was also released early during the Museum of Pintiquities to attendees. (Released July 2nd, LE 1000)07-02a

Disneyland’s Walt’s Classic Collection continued with the pin set inspired by Bambi. The set featured Bambi and Friends (below), Thumper, Bambi and Mother, and Bambi. (All Released July 5th, LE 1000 each)07-05a

Also started in July was 2009’s second (and final one ever) GWP set, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Matterhorn mountain attraction. (Board below)

The White Glove madness continued in WDW in July when the Wall-E and EVE WG was released. IT sold out within hours. (Released July 9th, LE 500)07-09a

California continued the O-Pin House Summer Pin Festival into July with many more Haunted Mansion pins released, but the Diorama had to be one of the most popular pins of the whole set of pins. (Released July 9th, LE 250)07-09b

ALso in DLR at the end of July was the Haunted Mansion Pinbassador Release. That was mayhem. Like most Haunted Mansion releases it was busy with Pin traders waiting HOURS inline for the pin. BUT also it was the PINbASSADOR pin, which many people collect, even if an HM fan. Below is one of two Pinbassador pins released during the Pin Festival. Both were released on the same day. (Released July 26th, LE 500)07-26a The final pin for July that we will be covering is the Scoop and Friends AUGUST released, (in July) of Scoop with the Dapper Dans. (Released July 30th, LE 1000)07-30a

Another August pin released in July was the August edition of BAD NEWS, featuring Gaston. (Released July 30th, LE 1000)07-30b

Over in DLRP, their PTN came with the release of this Donald pin. (Released, July 31st, LE 400)07-31

August 2009 Releases!

Augusts' Walt Classic Collection brought a Peter Pan set of 4 pins, including Peter Pan and Wendy (below), Peter Pan with the Lost Boys, Peter Pan and Captain Hook, and the Darling Children. (ALL Released August 2nd, LE 1000 each)08-02a

The Disney Vacation Club opened their Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort in early August, and what else was released to commemorate the opening then a pin. This was ONLY available to those who ARE DVC members. NOTE: This pin DID sell out and people waited in a VERY VERY long line when released. (Released August 4th, LE 300)08-04a

August’s Pin Trading Night brought a Pin Trading Knight Peter Pan pin. (Released August 14th, LE 500)08-14a

The next night WDW held their PTN and they released the next pin in their PTN set of Stitch in the Nights of Pin Trading set. (Released August 15th, LE 500)08-15a

DLR’s Piece of History in August featured Minnie and the Emporium from Main Street. This one of course sold out, but DEFINATELY NOT the mayhem that it normally is. (Released August 16th, LE 500)08-16a

August’s DLRP PTD brought the new PTN pin in the set featuring Runaway Brain Mickey. (Released August 29th, LE 400)08-29

Our final month we will be covering today is September.

Once again the PTK set continued with a popular character of Pooh as a Pin Trading Knight. (Released September 3rd, LE 500)08-03a

September brought the BEGINNING of the releases of the pins for the 10th Anniversary of Pin Trading, which didn't start until October. This is the logo pin. (Released September 3rd, OE)09-03a Walt’s Classic Collection’s set for September was inspired by Lady and the Tramp. The four pin set included, Lady and Tramp (below), Lady, Jock, and Trusy, Tramp and Tony, and Home Sweet Home. (Released September 6th, LE 1000 each)09-06a

October’s BAD NEWS magazine brought Jack Skellingon as the cover model for this pin. (Released October 8th, LE 1000)09-08a

In September, Disneyland Resort hosted a Haunted Mansion 40th Anniversary Merchandise Event on September 9th, 2009 (09-09-09) to celebrate Haunted Mansion’s 40th Anniversary. Many pins released, as well as other merchandise things, like chandeliers, and framed sets, all themed to Haunted Mansion. This Black Widow Jumbo Pin is one of the few pins released at the event. IT features Constance with axe in hand and pictures of her 5 past husbands with slider heads. (Released September 9th, LE 250)09-09a

On September 10th, the first D23 expo was held in California, and many pins were released for that, this is the Charter Year Membership logo pin, which members were eligible to purchase. (Released September 10th, Limited Release)09-10a

Disney Cruise Line entered into the Room Key pin collection with a set of two keys, one for each ship, Disney Wonder (below), and the Disney Magic. (Each Released on September 13th, LE 500 each)09-13a

Our final pin featured today from the United States is what else, but the Piece of History pin for September, showcasing the Swiss Family Treehouse, like the Emporium one in August, this one wasn't AS popular, but still sold out. (Released September 20th, LE 500)09-20a

This Tokyo DisneySea pin was released to commemorate the Turtle talk attraction, a copy of Turtle Talk with Crush in Epcot’s The Seas with Nemo and Friends, which opened on October 1st, 2009 in the American Waterfront section of the park. (Released September 24th, OE)09-24

Finally, for September we have the PTN pin of September featuring Baloo. (Released September 25th, LE 400)09-25


Onto the Readers Choice of this section… July 1st, 2009 through September 30th, 2009. Enjoy!07-22 07-26 08-06 (2) 08-06 09-10 09-24 09-25 09-26

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