2018 Hidden Mickey Release Watch

Discussion in 'Disney Pin Discussion' started by TheMickeyMouseRules, Dec 17, 2017.

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Which Upcoming HM Pin Set is YOUR Favorite (Pick One)

Poll closed Feb 10, 2018.
  1. DLR/WDW, Disney Plush Characters: Marie, Thumper, Dumbo, Tigger, Sully

    26.3%
  2. WDW, Fab Five as Kitchen Items (6 pins)

    13.2%
  3. WDW, Stitch (6 pins)

    13.2%
  4. WDW, Epcot Icons (6 pins)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. WDW, Surf Boards (6 pins): Socerer Mickey, Chip, Dale, Baymax, Cheshire, Robin Hood

    5.3%
  6. DLR, Cars Land Icons (6 pins)

    2.6%
  7. DLR, Mickey Mouse (6 pins)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. DLR, Emperors New Groove (6 pins)

    31.6%
  9. DLR, Surf Boards (6 pins): Buzz Lightyear, Mr. Incredible, Mike, Nemo, WALL-E, Lightning McQueen

    5.3%
  10. WDW or DLR Chasers

    2.6%
  1. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    Was at Disneyland today with no luck
     
  2. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Thanks for the update!
     
  3. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    The last estimate was mid March which came to be for WDW. For DLR I am hoping sooner than end of April...

    Maybe they have been released at DLR and they are disappearing so fast from the boards no one has seen them?
     
  4. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    It’s entirely possible, but even the traders haven’t had them yet, and I haven’t seen anyone posting about them?


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  5. Sami

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    I haven't seen anything for DLR HM's!!! I'm really hoping they'll come out for the start of pixar fest on Friday -___- we do have the pixar surf boards... *hopes*

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  6. pincrazy

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    Spoke to CM apparently DLR is separated from WDW in regards to pins since end of last year. They're still working out what needs to be done, and doesn't expect to see new HMs till end of month. More like May, the new ones they got were last year's WDW HMs and are still working through them. Quality for the dog bones aren't great but LK paw prints are ok. Had to show them the release pic, they weren't aware it had been posted.
     
  7. Jabberwocky

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    None at DLR today.
     
  8. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    I am confused by "the new ones they got were last year's WDW HMs". Does DLR receive WDW HMs routinely? And the quality is not great? Is DLR receiving official scrappers?

    ***Mind Blown***
     
  9. pincrazy

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    No not scrappers, they're coming from the bags for trading corporate side. Merlin would have to comment how the WDW bones were, but yes they decided from the 60th to switch the HMs so that each park got the other's. This was crazy, cause by the time they came out collector's had already traded for the other park's, but I'm guessing WDW didn't mind getting some of DLR's.

    The CM I've been talking to is the one who worked at bringing back the trading at Grand CA hotel. He's been updating me on the progress of the new HMs.
     
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  10. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

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    Haven't seen the DLR pins on the site for outrageous prices yet either. Only WDW.
     
  11. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    I haven't felt like posting on this thread lately. When I have thought about this next HM release I am actually now a bit ehh... in the 'let it go' mode. Need to cut back on this hobby anyway and the way DLR handles HMs is making that a lot easier. So I should thank them. :confused::(
     
  12. *Firefly*

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    We were at DLR last Sunday through Tuesday, the pin boards looked exactly like they did when we were last there in 2016, literally the same pins, it was a bummer. And at least 50% were scrappers, we passed on more pins than we kept.

    Additionally almost every guest we traded with had scrappers too, there were only two traders we encountered that had legit pins, really disappointing.
     
  13. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Agreed. DLR cast members and the park guests have bags full of scrappers... (and this includes some of the traders who I have seen trading on a regular basis... you would think they would figure it out and toss those fakes out).
     
  14. momin.ator

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    You can send your fakes to t-bird, he makes jewelry to give to kids.
     
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  15. Counselor

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    Literally, just returned from WDW and did not see a single new pin :( Brought lots of legit HM traders and came home with a few fun things my daughter picked but not a single one of the new pins were out on CM's lanyards ...
     
  16. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    So disappointing!
     
  17. translation

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    Went on a quick trip to WDW for the weekend, and I found only 1 new pin on a cast lanyard (in Germany). Was only at EPCOT, Contemporary, Polynesian, and Magic Kingdom (a cast member there told me that they haven't distributed them to cast members at MK yet). Very disappointing.
     
  18. Tamatoa

    Tamatoa I'd rather be shiny!

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    They've been out for a while now and I've only seen one new HM on the board at my location and none in the parks. I'm trying to keep an eye out for people and it's not going well... :c
     
  19. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Almost forgetting about this thread. I am definitely losing momentum for finding the HM pins.

    Here is the question: Has anyone seen these hidden mickey's (as posted at LIAA event) at DLR?

    Here is my expected answer: no (I am such a downer lately.)
     
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  20. momin.ator

    momin.ator Well-Known Member

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    You are not a downer. It is just disappointing and hard to wait.
     
  21. pincrazy

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    Went on Sunday, nothing new that I could tell, but we didn't get there till afternoon. Usually by then anything worthwhile is already picked up. On Wednesday the CM at the hotel said they still haven't received any new HM pins.
    I'm thinking maybe once Pixar Pier opens or for July 4th, sometimes there's a push to get new products out for the tourists, and the lower APs are blocked out. Just a guess though....:)
     
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  22. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    I also was thinking perhaps when the construction is done...? Downtown Disney had the WofD store only half open during my last trip. Here's hopin'.
     
  23. Connies_Hobby

    Connies_Hobby SPREADING the DISNEY PIN MAGIC!!

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    I have been looking for the New HM's at DLR every time I visit. Which is a minimum, once a week.

    I seem to remember, maybe it was last year, they were finally OUT around July?

    Anywho...Patience is a major Virtue with this hobby.

    I am HOPING to see some a the PT event June 14th. If I DON'T...you can be sure, that I will be asking the leads and the managers for info.
     
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  24. pincrazy

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    I'm guessing management knows how important HMs are for pin trading/marketing, and I've noticed at certain timings the availability of good pins come out then. BUT I've also heard there are pin traders that hit the parks at opening and get all the new pins, so it's hard to tell. I felt the moment it doesn't matter anymore is when it's flooded for a couple of months. Meaning in June/July/August it trickles out, then in October all of a sudden the pins will be everywhere, and disappear in December.
    It seems HM distribution is not a high priority, or new pin information either.
    As Connie mentioned it's a wait and see mostly. :(
     
  25. Jabberwocky

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    Talked to a DL lead last week who said they'd heard "coming soon". So fingers crossed... Although I'm still happy to trade for any hidden mickey Wonderland tea cups (real ones - there are sadly quite a few fakes out there) when I come across them on occasion. :)
     
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