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 1885.6 #74 (DL Qual #239

Aug 14, 2012 4:33PM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
Oh noes! Another Owl with no Pupils at Westward Ho! :(

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Can you grab that Space Mountain license plate for me please? Thanks :) - TheNewTrent  748.0 #222 4:44PM
Hahaha I was just there and saw the one with no eyes was awesome - Pats_Fan  134.0 #2866 4:47PM
When did we get a new board backing? - BaseballMickey_CM  6790.9 #9 5:02PM
Mmm I saw it there on Saturday too...maybe when they stopped trading vinyls there? - MayBie  1885.6 #74 5:08PM
I haven't been in there for a few weeks, so they probably changed it since then - BaseballMickey_CM  6790.9 #9 5:10PM
I don't trade pins, just buy them from the parks so I'm safe, although out of pocket lol - TrueFromOzLovesDisney  459.7 #422 5:57PM

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 697.6 #243 (DL Qual #177

Aug 11, 2012 9:44AM  Disneyland Real-Time Land
This is a pin I removed from circulation today in Frontierland. Found it too funny and had to post for StrawberyGuy. How's it going Owl??

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😳 no eyes? - Sweet_Irish_Cream  4383.2 #22 9:45AM
Where's Owl's pupils? - MrsMears  217.1 #1681 9:46AM
He's just asleep. - DisneyFanZoe  1154.7 #130 11:10AM
Jinx! You owe me a coke... - NotSoDapperDan  323.8 #710 11:56AM
Ha! I didn't even see your comment. Deal! - DisneyFanZoe  1154.7 #130 12:15PM
Great minds! :) - NotSoDapperDan  323.8 #710 12:53PM
This gives a whole new meaning to the "see no evil" face lol - SPandEvLover  3400.4 #34 11:24AM

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Jul 30, 2012 6:30PM  Disneyland Talk Land
If you haven't picked up your copy of "How to Spot Fake Disney Pins" by our very own Strawberryguy, get a copy on Amazon and instantly download it to your iPhone, Android, Kindle, iPad, or pretty much any device. If you are thinking of pin trading at Disneyland, Disney World, or anywhere, this is the best $2.99 you will ever spend. There are tons of great picture examples and it is very well writt  More...

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Nice plug for the book! Anyways, especially during the peak season, you start seeing a LOT (and I mean a LOT) of fake pins being traded in the park. Also, I'm starting to teach more and more CMs I work with on how to spot fakes. - BaseballMickey_CM  6790.9 #9 7:14PM
Thanx BaseballMickey for all you do! Hopefully the other CMs will take this as seriously as you. - fvbmermaid  220.2 #1635 6:10PM
I read the book last week. It was well written and very informative. I was amazed at how people knowingly trade fake pins. My daughter and I usually only trade pins with CMs for pins we like. Now I know what to look for. Thank you so much for this book. - CinderellasMom  264.5 #1132 8:24PM
Usually I do but I wasn't really paying much attention that day. Was having way too much fun with my bestie to check right away. Even so, sometimes I can't tell right off, expecially if it's dark out.  - PrincessLani  111.3 #3265 9:02PM
K - pbrdad  134.4 #2858 12:14AM

 248.0 #1284 (DL Qual #2749

Jun 16, 2012 10:38PM  The Hub
Thanks to the "How to spot fake disney pins" I was able to catch this little beauty in my work traders. Other than the eyes, there is some bad bubbling/discoloration on the flower petals. I'm going to educate my cast about this stuff soon. :)

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She kind of looks like princess Claras cousin from Drawn Together. - tuesday737  1254.8 #115 11:21PM
I am Sam has two thumbs up says Roger Ebert. - curmudgeon  236.0 #1425 11:24PM
Her eye is fun-ky. - ImAlwaysCrazy  673.6 #253 10:42PM
no kidding lol - CM_Clopin  248.0 #1284 11:08PM
totally! - HandMeAChurroImmaFaint  5013.6 #18 6:23PM
Oh wow.... Good thing you caught it....:-) - disneymomma1  325.8 #700 9:49PM
She looks a little sick. Tell her to take 2 aspirin and call the doctor in the morning. - Armenda  1153.8 #131 9:51PM

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 275.3 #1006 (DL Qual #5361

May 21, 2012 2:55PM  Disneyland Talk Land
They got me. As you can see this seems like an obvious fake. The "Ebter" any time between is the giveaway. Anyways, what is the proper etiquette for getting rid of the fake pins. Turn in to city hall? Does DL care about fake pins and want to see what's out there? The terrible part is this pin was from a cast lanyard. BE CAREFUL PIN TRADERS.

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Ouch - MightyWhitey  1062.4 #149 2:57PM
If you got it from a CM, you should try and find that same CM and alert them to it. They should let you trade for another one. - LaneSparrow316  847.0 #189 2:57PM
I agree. Or trade it for a real one to a blind kid ala Dumber and Dumber like. - ManBearPig  417.0 #479 3:03PM
Give it to StrawberryGuy for his book - ScooterMike  1962.2 #69 2:59PM
Just looking out - ScooterMike  1962.2 #69 3:01PM
love the 10:28 am to 11:28 am return time!!! - ima-pirateswife  706.7 #235 3:08PM

 987.7 #168 (DL Qual #126

May 10, 2012 1:04PM  Disneyland Talk Land
Can you help me out Strawberry? Is this an authentic pin? My hearts saying no cause the coloring in the mouth is off and it feels extremely light in weight. I may still keep it because I'm trying to collect chip and dale. (hope this came out better)

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I don't claim to be an expert at pin fakes, but I'm in manufacturing, and any flash (metal left from defects in releasing from the mold) left on the edges of pins would have been rejected at final inspection by Disney. Having said that, if you like it, and weren't "swindled" in the transaction (i.e. paid big bucks on eBay for what you thought was legit), then keep it for collection. - Shroppy  272.8 #1045 3:00PM
I think if you like your pin a lot, and especially if you paid big bucks for it, you should keep it even if it is fake. It's a cute pin to have in your chip and dale collection :D - LivHeartsDL  4.7 #18156 3:13PM
If those pieces of flash are sharp, you can usually knock them off to keep them from scratching you if you're going to wear it on your lanyard. Use an an Xacto knife held perpendicular to the edge, from the backside and just run it along the edge, it's probably not holding on by much. The only thing to note is you will expose the base metal that won't be plated, and will probably be gold in color (brass). - Shroppy  272.8 #1045 3:18PM
Thanks Strawberry, that's high praise coming from you! I helped a friend with one of those "grab bag" lots on eBay and it actually was a good hands on education in fakes. We injection mold some metal parts where I work, and we have the some of the same issues that the Chinese pin factories have :-) - Shroppy  272.8 #1045 3:28PM
Thank you all for the info. I got this from a trade at the emporium. I suspected because of the grey beards and that it felt lighter then usual. Eagerly waiting for the kindle book. :) - Waites4DodgerEars_CM  987.7 #168 4:32PM

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 6790.9 #9 (DL Qual #3

May 5, 2012 12:12AM  Disneyland Talk Land
#Pin Spotting- All of the following are fake pins. 1) this is from the 2012 DLR Hidden Mickey set. You can tell its fake because the lines are thick and the name "Sagittarius" is not written straight. 2) This Cruella Bowling pin is completely off colored (has more of green tone) compared to the artist rendering in our CM Pin book. 3) Mickey Sorcerer- Mickey's left eye is completely black. And 4)   More...

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I really want to get my pins checked by you guys because I can never tell for sure πŸ˜– - rbeezy  703.0 #239 11:44AM
Thanks, Kevin! - SergZak  3125.8 #37 12:28AM
And it looks like Tink is crosseyed.
- IMissDisney  1205.3 #122 11:30AM
I really want to get my pins checked by you guys because I can never tell for sure πŸ˜– - rbeezy  703.0 #239 11:44AM

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