Holy Grail Mail!!!

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  1. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    I was planning to just post about this in Mail Days as per usual, but it's gonna require multiple gifs to truly express my happiness, and I don't want to clog up that thread. And anyway, a special pin calls for a special post...

    So I was expecting this to come on Thursday, but when I checked the USPS tracking last night, I saw that the package had made it to my local post office ahead of schedule and would be arriving TODAY.

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    I had only just woken up when I heard the doorbell ring and literally could not run to the door fast enough! I signed for the package and darted right back to my room to open it immediately...

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    So yeah, no big deal, I just finally got my holy grail is all.

    This has been my #1 most wanted pin - the very first one I marked as a grail on PinPics - since I first fell down the pin collecting rabbit hole around a year ago. It is by far the prettiest pin I have ever seen!! Photos do not do it justice! I wish I could post a video so you could see how much it sparkles when it catches the light. I can't believe it's actually right here in front of me...

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    Seriously though. I pretty much never see this pin in anyone's traders, and the few that come up for sale are always way, way out of my price range.

    But then last fall my guardian pin angel @Patronus posted a fortuitous sales thread, and lo and behold, there was my Megara Reveal/Conceal. Not only for $50 less than on eBay, but available to purchase using a PAYMENT PLAN!! Instead of plunking down hundreds of dollars on a tiny piece of metal like someone with a Scrooge McDuck money pool, I could make small partial payments at my own convenience (I believe her sales thread is still open, so go check it out!! She has lots of other rare pins.) Not to get all rant-y, but I really wish more sellers would allow this! They'd still ultimately get the prices they want, and people like me (working my way through college without financial support from parents) would actually be able to buy them.

    All of this is to say, Patronus is simply wonderful, and I can't thank her enough for her patience over the past 3 months as I've sent her little payments here and there. I certainly have other grails that I hope to someday own (especially the matching Esmeralda R/C, which has now moved up to the #1 want spot), but I don't think any of them will top this awesome feeling. Maybe check back with me when the Meg and Esmeralda WDI Heroines drop. xD

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    Bonus: A side-by-side photo of my holy grail next to my very first pin ever, a humble little OE I plucked off a rack in Disneyland...

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    A couple of years ago my family was able to go to DLR for the first time since I was a little kid. We decided we would each get a pin to commemorate the trip, but I was having trouble finding the perfect one... I really wanted something from Hercules or Hunchback of Notre Dame, so needless to say, the pickings were slim. I had my fingers crossed that there would be a Megara pin somewhere in the parks, but after searching for 3 days, I was ready to throw in the towel. At literally the very last minute of our trip, while I was in the room packing, my little brother texted me from the hotel gift shop down below to tell me that he FOUND A MEG PIN. I still have the picture I took in excitement right after buying it!

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    Even though it's just an OE, it's still one of my absolute favorite pins for sentimental reasons. Like I said, I didn't truly fall down the pin rabbit hole until about a year after this, but it's definitely what kicked off the obsession. Seeing it next to my grail definitely makes me feel proud of the progress I made with my Meg collection in 2017 (I'll have to post a full pic in the Showroom sometime soon!), and makes me super excited to see how the collection will grow in 2018!!! :D

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  2. Ajk

    Ajk New to DPF but not to trading

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    Super Congrats! Awesome pin. And story!
     
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  3. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    Congrats! I still need to get Megara and Rapunzel and then my R/C collection is complete! Ariel is on hold for me with someone else, I just owe him a few more pins and then she's mine!
     
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  4. Shelterkat

    Shelterkat A Very Merry Unbirthday!

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    WOW congrats!! She is gorgeous!
     
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  5. Haunted575

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    Such a beautiful pin! Congrats


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  6. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    I mean... It's not THAT cool.......... *cries bitterly of jealousy.....*

    But seriously, that is STUPENDOUS! :D I'm so excited you have such a spectacular pin! :D Definitely well deserved. *hugs* Never let it out of your sight! Or I may swipe it. ;P

    ....geebus it's so pretty...........
     
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  7. Spr175psu

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    Stunning, simply stunning...

    And because I know we both love Community...

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    One more for good measure...

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    Congratulations!!!!
     
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  8. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Oh wow, congrats yourself!! That's impressive. Is Rapunzel R/C even real? I thought it was just an urban legend, like Bigfoot... every now and then someone thinks they've spotted it, but there's no concrete proof of its existence.

    Lol, just kidding. If you've made it that far into the set I'm confident you'll snare Punz too! Those are going to look so gorgeous all together!
     
  9. Purplemandms

    Purplemandms Like the candy!

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    I felt pretty much the same way when I got my Tink R/C! I couldn't believe it! It makes my heart happy to see pin matches made in heaven become a reality.
     
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  10. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Aww, we're going to get her for you too, don't worry!!! I found you that Genie grail didn't I? ;) We gotta be Meg pin twins! <3
     
  11. MerlinEmrys

    MerlinEmrys Hicitus Pinicus!

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    You very much did. And, like your Meg, that was the first pin I ever marked as a Grail on my pinpics. :3 so it makes me all the happier that you got yours! :D

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  12. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Can we please start a tally to keep track of how many Community gifs we can find a way to post?

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  13. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Oh yay, I'm so glad you have her! And you're so right - this hobby wouldn't be nearly as fun if I just concentrated on obtaining my own pins. It's such an amazing feeling when you can help someone else with their collection!! It makes me so happy to see other collectors happy. I don't understand the people who are so competitive with this hobby...
     
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  14. Disneychildwithin

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    Congrats! Man, it only took you 1 year to get your grail...so jealous...
     
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  15. sirradel

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    Wow, that’s an amazing find! Major congrats


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  16. NutMeg

    NutMeg I tie my own sandals.

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    Damn straight :p And if I can slay both of our grails then I can surely find another Meg R/C for you and make it a trifecta! The search begins at dawn...

    Actually, wait. The search begins after the Meg WDI Heroine has been released, and after we've both recovered from the kidney-removal surgeries we'll undergo to afford them. THEN the search begins at dawn...
     
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  17. SiuJerkJai

    SiuJerkJai Mrs. Nesbitt

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  18. SiuJerkJai

    SiuJerkJai Mrs. Nesbitt

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    And just to cover the Heroines release in advance...
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  19. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Wow!! Congrats!! She is gorgeous! Is it a jumbo? Or just ... takes up more space than the OE. I guess I wasn’t in the pin trading game when the princess R/C came out cuz I didn’t realize they were such a big deal until maybe a few months ago?

    So happy for you! ️ can’t wait to see your entire collection!


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  20. xdattax

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    Congrats on getting such a pretty pin, especially one that means so much to you!


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  21. Spr175psu

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    Lovin' all the Community gifs.

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    And for no reason at all, one of my favorite lines...

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    My daughter told me that in addition to Meeko, Ariel/Eric/Max, and Chip and Dale, she wanted to start collecting Rapunzel.

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    Can I get in on this, too?

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    Worth a try!

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  22. Nasubionna

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    LOL, I love all of your gifs and the story here! So many congrats to you!
     
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  23. Elizabeth Bradley

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    Congrats!! This is one of my favorite pins in my collection. Looks great
     
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  24. Papaya

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    Wow, it looks amazing, especially on the picture with the flowers! Congratulations! And I love that Herc & Meg OE pin too, I think it's one of the best OE couple pins. So utterly sweet!
     
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  25. LadyBarclay

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    I really think this should be Merlin's new Avatar [​IMG]

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