Box Lunch - whaaaaaaaat?

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  1. Briscoefilms

    Briscoefilms Member

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    Sorry guys, been out for a while and reestablishing by Pin footing. Box Lunch pins? What? Are hey official Disney Pins? What’s the deal? I’ve looked through some info and still a bit lost.


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  2. hopemax

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    Disney makes pins themselves. Disney also licenses other companies to make merchandise including pins. Some of the licensees from the past were Monogram, Jerry Leigh, I think Applause had some back in the day. Loungefly is a Disney licensee who makes a variety of products including pins. Their products are often sold through Hot Topic and their new sister store Box Lunch.

    They are official Disney pins because there is a proper and legal licensing agreement. They don't have the logos on the back of the pin like pins sold at Disney retail outlets do (Disney Store, Parks, etc.) but they are ©Disney and are tradeable (as long as they are metal, and you don't get a CM who doesn't understand the rules).

    Another recent licensee is a company called Junk Food who produced a few sets of pins that were sold at Target as part of their new Disney line of merchandise.
     
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  3. Briscoefilms

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    Perfect. Thanks Hope.


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  4. Damiens pins

    Damiens pins Well-Known Member

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    Primark In the uk are now releasing pins also
     
  5. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Oooo… I loved Primark when I visited London last year.
     
  6. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Here are some pics of Box Lunch pins... they can be really cute.
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  7. hopemax

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    If there are any UK peeps who want to trade pickups of Primark pins for Box Lunch pins, I'm game!
     
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  8. Shelterkat

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    Sadly my Boxlunch store had zero Disney pins when I went May 31. (Brea Mall). They look nice though.
     
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  9. pretty Omi

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    Unfortunately for us in So Cal, it seems that all our stores suffer from a few folks who call or come in and buy out every single Disney pin that comes in... At my local store the manager there has told me she knows of one woman who does this, and so she tries to put out only so many for when she comes in and saves some aside for regular customers who come asking. But not all the other employees do. They don't mind if someone comes in and buys a couple of each design (I explained to her about trading) but agrees it's no fun if one person just comes in and buys them all out.

    PS. Random fun fact, Lounge Fly is owned by Funko!
     
  10. DeputyDonald

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    Whoa! Mind blown!
     
  11. Xanaduhaz

    Xanaduhaz Clinically Pinsane

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    I have also found what I think are licensed pins on EMP which is basically a European hot topic!

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  12. dancecats

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    So that explains why there never are any pins when I go in and ask. I was wondering. If the employees don't mind if someone buys a couple of each design (but not buys out the whole supply), why not just implement limits on how many a person can buy (like Disney does)?
     
  13. LadyBarclay

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    If you live close enough to a Hot Topic or Box Lunch, they both have free shipping to stores. So if you find a pin on their website (esp. if you have a coupon code!), you could pick that option (the thought of paying full shipping for just one little pin kills me! :confused: lol). I've been eyeing that new Box Lunch Mulan pin...
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  14. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    I have quite a few box lunch pins up for trade on Pinpics (and I have the recent Dumbo and Aristocat pins... which are not in Pinpics). If anyone is interested in trading.
    I routinely check out random box lunches that are not in SoCal, so usually can find multiples of the pins I am looking for.
     
  15. tiggeriffic

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    My local Box Lunch only had the Mickey hands heart and a Minnie icon. I've seen others there in the past but their selection now is lacking. It's soCal so the pin pincher must be lurking.
     
  16. pretty Omi

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    I asked her about this, and they’re not allowed to as employees just enforce a rule, it has to come from corporate. They do impose limits on things like Funko POPs.
     
  17. DiamondDollJeanette

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    I am new to the hobby and Loungefly are becoming a lifesaver to help me start my collection.
    By the way, both Box Lunch and Hot Topic have sales going on, buy 2 pins get 1 free.
     
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