Analyzing a Pin Mystery! (feat. Rani from Pixie Hollow)

Discussion in 'Pin Showroom' started by ladyroselie, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    For Christmas my husband got me one of my longtime pin wants, the Disney Shopping Fairies Framed Set (#52263). However, something has always bothered me about this set...

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    Why is Rani standing next to herself?! With different colored wings no less...

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    Both versions of the pin artwork has been used in different pins. Disneyland Paris Rani (44785) and Disney Fairy Series Rani (53571).

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    As a matter of fact, even Rani's wings have had different shapes, they more swirled appearance of the pink wings, and the straighter shape of the blue have both appeared on various Rani pins.

    Example of the swirly shape, Disney Shopping Fairies Rani (43934):

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    Examples of the straighter shape, Mini Pin Rani (52354) and Tinker Bell & Friends (40966):

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    Now you may be asking, "what the heck Disney?! How could you put two versions of THE SAME FAIRY right next to each other on a framed set?" Well, my theory is that the sitting Rani was actually supposed to be someone else. Now there are several of the main book fairies missing from this set - Lily, Bess, and Beck. I personally think that the sitting fairy was supposed to be Beck the Animal Talent Fairy and after this set was made the artwork of sitting Rani made it onto another pin (53571). Here is a picture of Beck's wings for reference, they look a lot like the pink Rani wings to me and the sitting pose makes sense for an animal fairy.

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    So... what do YOU think? How could Disney mess this up? Who was the extra Rani supposed to be? Did they just think she was a separate fairy or was the art messed up when it was supposed to depict Beck or someone else?

    Either way, Rani is one of my favorite fairies so I don't mind having more pins of her, but I will be dismantling this set because of this. Thanks for joining me on this silly fairy pin mystery!
     
  2. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    It just occurred to me how silly this is, since in the first book (Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg) Rani cuts off her wings to swim with the mermaids and save Neverland! As far as I know there is only one pin of Rani without her wings, a Hidden Mickey that I don't have yet.
     
  3. slbrabham

    slbrabham Well-Known Member

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    The pins are beautiful either way. Congrats on finding an awesome framed set you wanted.
     
  4. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    Thank you! I've wanted to do this post for a long time, ever since I saw the set and realized there are two Rani pins in it. I might be the only one who is so obsessed with this, but that's okay! I love Rani pins LOL.
     
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  5. tiggeriffic

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    That is odd. I wonder if there are any other discussions about it anywhere. Nice looking frame/set, congrats!
     
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  6. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    I'd love to read any other discussions if there are any. I know that the book fairies aren't as popular as the film featured characters so it might not really have been on people's radar.
     

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