So I’ve been thinking about this for a while now. There was a time when I loved my Emperor’s New Groove collection. I loved looking at my board. I loved searching for the 3, yes only 3, that I’m missing to be complete. I got excited when a new pin would come out and struggle to find a place for it on my board. Now, I honestly dread the prospect of a new ENG pin coming out. Loungefly, seemingly on a weekly basis, has been churning out pin after pin of sub-par, average, soft enamel, llama potion pins that I feel obligated to purchase because I’m trying to be complete and am so close. But I feel it’s a waste of money because I dislike the majority of the ones that have come out recently. They’re poorly made and designed and it has really devalued my collection to the point that I don’t take as much pride in looking at my board anymore. I have even contemplated limiting my collection only to a subset of ENG, like Yzma as a cat. Now, don’t get me wrong, there have been some Loungefly releases that I’ve genuinely liked, such as Kronk and Yzma on the rollercoaster, angel and devil Kronk, and most recently, the one that I ordered today from hot topic, Kronk and Yzma playing patty cake. Still, I suspect even that will be a poorly made, soft enamel pin that I’ll find fault in on that level, especially when compared with the WDI pins that will be adjacent to it. And that really brings me to the subject line of this thread, that Loungefly has basically ruined my collection. Does anyone else agree? Am I overreacting? Should I redefine my collection so that I’m not compelled to acquire any and all ENG pins that are released despite the desire to be ENG complete one day? I’m hoping that others feel the same about Loungefly or at least help me see that their licensure of Disney pins has been a good thing, though even their recent LE pins I haven’t been too impressed with. The “sliders” don’t really slide well and I have to fight with their scene changing pins to actually change the scene because again, it isn’t up to the same quality level as Disney releases. Maybe I should sleep on it and see how their new lenticular and patty cake pins turn out before deciding but it’s really a shame that a license can change the scope of a collection. Luckily, I haven’t had that problem with Mr. Toad pins and every single one of them that gets released still makes me squeal with delight and excitement. Stay away from Toad, Loungefly! Rant over.