I was browsing the #disneypins hashtag on Instagram this morning and an idea started forming in my mind: there is just a glut of fantasy pins, why is that? I like to see how people display their pins and do flat lays, but it often ends up being one or two authentic pins and then a whole bunch of fantasy pins. Not just rare characters either, like Charlotte or Miss Bunny, but Ariel, Rapunzel, and Aurora too. I wondered why so many people would spend their money on pins that may not be easily tradable or hold their value when they could be saving up money and getting authentic pins instead (even if some of those pins are many times their original price now). Then it hit me! Fantasy pins (can be) large and beautiful, and the pre-orders and sales are done online with fixed prices or auctions, if you get in early the prices are often reasonable. They are attainable for people who do not live near the parks or the Soda Fountain. They allow people to collect special and low LE pins, get them online, and other fantasy collectors will want them and sometimes pay an inflated price after sell out. I wonder, and I want your opinion, do you all think that if Disney was still doing more frequent low LE releases online fantasy pins would wane? People want to buy pins, and Disney isn't giving them enough if they don't live near a park. I kind of want a petition for Disney to bring back their old methods so that more collectors can have access and more trading can happen (with less price gouging). Basically I think we need more pretty and low LE (500 or less) pins to come out regularly online to keep the hobby fresh and allow non-local collectors to have a chance, and if the fantasy pin trend dies out or slows because of that I won't shed any tears. Please let em know your thoughts!!!