I collect the AP pins (there were 4 this month alone) and I also collect rides and lands for Disneyland. I used to get anything that was cute, but it can be way too much, so I like to just stick with one subject.
I collect Olympic pins (DER!). And I'm very particular about which ones I want.
I prefer pins that are emblem specific, meaning they have the emblem used for a particular Games (the logo you see used for say, the 2010 Vancouver Olympics). I also like the mascot pins.
What I don't collect are the sponsor pins. Some people go ape for those kind but not me, I'd rather not buy a pin that has the Olympic logo along side a Panasonic logo, just not my thing. I have a few Coke pins but none I ever bought, they were all given to me.
O'Nut - I was thinking of you last night when I was looking at Olympic merchandise for the 'couver games! We are looking at doing the whole Olympic experience and staying at Whistler for the 2 weeks and all that so I got a whim and went to look at merchandise. You have to look the part and all... and I saw this which made me think of YOU! (Crazy, since I don't even KNOW you!)
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I started collecting Daisy Duck pins when my boyfriend gave me several for Valentines Day in 2006. Now I have over 150 Daisy pins (and an empty wallet). My darling bf thought it would be a fun hobby for me (he collected hockey cards), but soon after I started trading in the park he got sucked in too. He collects Space Mountain pins and DLR Cast Lanyards.
My pin collection is divided into 2 halves. The first half consists of pins that just looked interesting to me, or happen to remind me of a particular event that occurred during a trip.
The second part of my collection consists of the Princes, who are apparently almost impossible to find by themselves, without their respective Princesses. So far I've managed to get Prince Phillip, Aladdin, Kokoum and the Jack Skellington "I'm No Prince".
I want Prince Eric.
Are you telling me that you built a theme park.. out of a vinery and a bear shaped mountain?!!?..
I collect international pins mostly, because I like to have an air of grandeur and worldliness about me when I'm at WDW, where sophistication is limited. LOL. No, I like to collect international pins that are sold at WDW, like special Florida-only commemorative pins of anniversarys and stuff at California, Paris, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
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October 2007 - Walt Disney World Resort
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I don't have a photo but I do have the entire collection of VMK Pirate pins. And it's on a POTC lanyard But I'm thinking of starting a collection of Maleficent, Mansion and Peter Pan pins. I just need another Lanyard. lol, I'll have a picture soon though.
Whatever catches my eye
It started with a Nightmare Before Christmas
It now includes: Nightmare, Alice in Wonderland, Hercules, and pirates... there are more, but those are usually the only ones I can find pins of at the resorts. I'm too cheap and lazy to search on ebay
Well, I'm now collecting any pin that has Walt's portrait. Still collecting Capt Hook and Crocodile, and Peter Pan pins.
I also like finding "Rescuer" pins of any type. They are sooo hard to find. Madame Medusa is not too hard to find. I don't collect any "Rescuer's Down Under" pins at all.
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