Acme/Hotart/Pinopolis Cut Out LE Pin Variations... Question

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  1. akbecker246

    akbecker246 Member

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    There are more Acme/Hotart/Pinopolis LE 500 pins for sale on the Pinopolis web shop. The pin description for the cut-outs includes this statement:

    "We have “cut out” favorite characters and poses from some of the most popular ACME Artists Series LE 100 Pins and given them a life of their own. Classic Cutouts are LE 500 but have FIVE VARIANTS of 100 each! Each pin will be sealed in a package after inspection with the random variant unknown to us."

    I do not understand what this "Five Variant of 100 each" and "random variant unknown to us" means. If I purchase a cut0ut, will I receive the pin pictured? Or is this some sort of mystery set? Does anyone have any further information on this newest Hotart set?
     
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  2. speedwaystar1

    speedwaystar1 UK Disney Fan

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    From what I understand it's like the park pack . You'll get the pin you order but it may vary from the image shown , they haven't said what kind of variant it will be (frame / background / colouring) though
     
  3. akbecker246

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    So it would still be Mali Dragon, but with different colors? Or still be Stitch with a different color book? This would be fine... I just would prefer not to order Mali and receive Aurora (the other main image in the Mali Dragon pin).

    I also emailed Pinopolis... so will see what they say.
     
  4. speedwaystar1

    speedwaystar1 UK Disney Fan

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    That's how I understand it .
    Personally I'm holding off further Pinopolis purchases for a while though , I still haven't received my first ones yet (Dancing Princesses) , their customer service needs some improvements
     
  5. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    They started getting shipped out last week. I finally got mine on Monday (would have been able to pick it up at the 11/18 pin event had she not shipped it out the day prior).

    From what I've been told, it's pretty much a one-woman operation for shipping. Lenny's wife is the only one shipping anything out. I still haven't even opened up all my dancing princesses (they are still in the plastic bag in the bubbles).
     
  6. akbecker246

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    Pinopolis just responded... they confirmed the variant is as Speedwaystar1 stated. The wording of Pinopolis response:
    "Yes. You will get same pin. Just will have a slight color or metal variation."
    It will be fun to see which variant I receive.

    I guess right now, I do not have any problem waiting a few months for the pins. Shipping and billing at the same time would be great, but it is what it is... if I cannot control it... not going to worry about it and bottom line is I like the pins. The Acme/Hotart/Pinopolis in the US seems to be a bit of a mom and pop operation. I did receive my dancing princesses order last week, so would think your package should be coming soon.
     
  7. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    I think they need more help with the distribution of pins. Maybe they should hire someone?
     
  8. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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    It seems like a way to make more money out of the same design. It seems very odd to me.

    First they say the LE100 is that. Then they release another 100 as a platinum edition at Shanghai (are they still open?) Now 500 more?

    Is this new pin the same size as the LE100?
     
  9. akbecker246

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    Just an observation... but doesn't Disney use the same artwork too? Recycles the artwork and make more money out of it? As an example, I bought a Maui Jumbo LE 150 at DSSH last year and learned the exact same pin (smaller) was an OE pin in Paris.

    For Hotart, I would guess it also has something to do with the Disney art approval process. Perhaps it is one less step and they are able to make more pins. I actually really like the Maleficent cut out they are doing... I didn't want the whole pin with Aurora, so the cut out is perfect for my collection. It also has a really unique look. I am actually pretty excited about it. :):tigger:
     
  10. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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    I agree that Disney does the same thing. Pretty sucky :p
     
  11. DisneyFurEver

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    Interesting
     
  12. Disneychildwithin

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    I'm actually happy to be able to order the Ariel on the rock, it was a grail (Starry Night) that I don't need anymore because I'll be perfectly happy with these variations.

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  13. AvatarAng1

    AvatarAng1 DPF Court Jester

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    I guess I need to buy Scar then lol

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