Best Retailer of 2020 Poll- Vote Now

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Which Disney Pin Retailer Released the Best Pins of 2020?

Poll closed Jan 1, 2021.
  1. WDI

    12.5%
  2. DSSH

    18.8%
  3. DEC

    6.3%
  4. Shop Disney/Disney Store

    12.5%
  5. Disney Parks

    37.5%
  6. Loungefly

    12.5%
  7. Other (Please Comment Below)

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  1. mybabykelly

    mybabykelly DPF Charter Member DPF Charter Member

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    While this year has been unconventional to say the least, we still got plenty of pin releases. Let’s take it to a vote... which retailer ruled 2020 with your favorite releases?

    Some highlights:

    WDI - Film Strips, Best in Show Dogs, Couples Crests, Cinderella/Pinocchio Anniversary

    DSSH - Character Blocks, Villains Playing Cards, PTDs, Cuties, Anniversary Pins

    DEC - Character Names Aristocats, Pluto’s Corner

    ShopDisney - Film Anniversary Series, Anniversary Sets, Keys, Castle Collection, Alien Remix

    Disney Parks - Minnie Main Attraction, Enchanted Emblems, I Collect, Trading Cards, Scratch and Sniff

    Loungefly - Blind boxes, Funko Pop Jumbos, 65th Anniversary Puzzle, $25 Jumbos.

    Other - List your other highlights below!
     
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  2. mybabykelly

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    I’ll start it off with DSSH being my #1 and Disney Parks being a close second. Loved the MMMA and it kept things exciting during the down months, but DSSH came back strong at the end of the year.
     
  3. tiffychann

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    I gotta give it to WDI for this year. I was really impressed by how well-designed and large the Pinocchio and Cinderella anniversaries came out. I say this because lots of the DSSH LE pins this year were... tiny and that made me underwhelmed when I saw the pins in person. Same with lots of the 20 Years Pin Event pins. I wasn’t blown away by most of them except for the framed set.

    I wasn’t super impressed with the WDI couples crests though. I guess for how hyped up they became relative to everything else WDI put out, I expected better.

    Wish we got to see more from DEC. I think they could have done better than WDI if they had the chance to release more pins.


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  4. mybabykelly

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    Sooo agreed. DEC was my #1 last year but they didn’t get the chance to release too much this year. I’m hoping they have some waiting to release once things get better :)
     
  5. coblj003

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    All things considered, Disney Parks could almost be considered ShopDisney for half of this year but pretty much bots/resellers/merchpass killed any enthusiasm for me. Loungefly interested me a bit and was pleasantly surprised that their LE’s usually stayed in stock for a while. I think the ultimate winner were DSSH’s surprise online queue’s even though the eventual releases were hit/miss for me; what was awesome that they were available to non locals for once...
     
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  6. Abyssinian28

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    In general, this wasn't a good pin year for me. If the WDI release had happened in June, it might have been a different story. So while my vote for overall quality will usually go to DEC or WDI, I have to sidestep and give favorite retailer to Loungefly this year!

    Despite some concerns about overall quality (will we see yellowing in 5-10 years?), Loungefly really saved us this year! While Disney was busy trying to figure out how to navigate the pandemic, Loungefly kept up a steady flow of releases, and introduced us to some wonderful new jumbos! And their blind boxes are always fun to collect.

    Runner up for me was DSSH. Although I didn't get lucky with the wave I did like (The rainbows and waves), I did manage to get the latest ones, and I'm excited to see them!
     
  7. Rick195275

    Rick195275 Well-Known Member

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    I’m going with parks pins, love the I collect, Disney scents and park cruisers sets! Runner up would be dssh for me.
     
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  8. akarih

    akarih Resident "Young Person"

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    Shall we cross off ShopDisney solely for the level of packaging we've seen this year or am I just a little too bitter about that.... I thought Disney Parks did a fantastic job with MMMA though, super cute sets.

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  9. TheMickeyMouseRules

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    Pretty sure MMMA is a Disney Store monthly series. Not sure why it was released in parks, but I am chalking it up to this weird year.
     
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  10. Jabberwocky

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    Best open edition pins: Disneyland Paris - they consistently make large beautiful rack pins

    Best park-specific pins: HKDL - their Marvel pins are some of my favorite pins being released overall **this is pretty much an honorary win as I don't think they really had the chance to release anything this year, but I have faith they'll bring it again next year!

    Best licensee: ReedPop/Comic-Con - Skottie Young pins are consistently fun and the boxed ReedPop Skottie set which included a collection of Skottie pins, along with comics and a journal in a fantastic illustrated box was the best presentation I saw this year in terms of one overall offering - but runner-up I think the Loungefly LE jumbos were surprisingly impressive, too

    Best LE pins: Year in and year out - the only pins that come close to the quality of the greatest pins ever released (Disney Auctions) are WDI pins.

    Best of the year: WDI
     
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  11. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Thinking... with the receipt of my Cheshire with balancing tea cups and the Amazon exclusive Manolorian pins... I am in agreement with Abyssinian28's assessment. I would like to change my vote to Loungefly.
     
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  12. aleck2008

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    I will vote for Soda fountain. They have some of my favorite releases of the year. Mother’s Day/Father’s Day, Christmas and rainbow pins....


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