PIN BACK's (Dont lose your Lanyard Pins Ever Again)

Mupghle

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Oooh, these are perfect! I nearly lost a pin the other day. The back fell off but somehow the pin stayed on! Phew. Definitely going to grab some of these.
 

Dizzypins

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Thanks for the link and the great idea! My grand kids have lost several pins and it always upsets them. I am at WDW at the moment is there any way to buy those backs locally?
 

cj130

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More people need to see this thread!!! Cant believe not a lot of avid pin traders know about this...definitely the best backs ever!
 

AgentOfAnarchy

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I bought some of these after I read this thread, they are amazing. I got 2 of the Hades no smoking pin as I really wanted to wear one but was scared of loosing it. I keep one on my coat now with this back and it is still there ^^ Thankyou for posting this.
 

cj130

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Seriously Thnx again for posting it. They are comfortable and Its made a lot of people happy (including myself) that they can safely wear their lanyards around the park with confidence even on the wildest attractions (Indiana Jones, Matterhorn, Big Thunder Mountain etc..) It really sucks that not a lot of Pin Traders and collectors know about these pin backs. More Avid pin traders and new guys definitely need to know! I hate seeing the ones that you have to screw on at Disneyland! Makes me cringe knowing that they damage the pin posts....Too bad they dont sell these at the park :(
 

Jrdnsmom

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Thanks Dan very helpful, I never thought about the dents you can put on your post, and I reccomend them sometimes, now I am going to try the ones in the middle, where can I find them so I can get my hands on some.
 

Rocke01

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I think that if the screw pin backs were the best the cast members would use them for their year pins and such that they wear. They instead wear these pin backs on them! I think it says a lot for the pin backs when the cast members themselves use them and Disney has them on their yearly pins they give out to the cast members. I do still have some of these in gold (which cost more) in bags of 10 for $5 plus $2 shipping send as a gift if anyone is interested just shoot me a PM. I love these and recommend them highly!
 

Dalamara

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I have some of these pin backs, and they rock so hard! :rock: The ones they sell in the parks, with the lil wrench thing, are awful.
 

Jrdnsmom

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When I finished reading this post I went to e-bay and bought a bag of chrome ones and I just put them on my lanyard last night and....They rock, I feel so much braver with them on protecting my precious pins, I will definatley be buying more, I had enough to cover my sons lanyard and mine and I just have 2 left, so totally buying more!
 

grapesoda

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I've been using these backs for quite some time now. It doesn't work for a few of my pins but for the most part, these are awesome. The ones they sell at Disney were such a hassle.
 

kronos

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Picked up a 50 pack of these last week, and they are definitely much easier/better than the locking ones. Thanks for the heads up.
 

Poohs_hotstuff

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Not sure if anyone here has mentioned this or knows about it, but there is a much cheaper alternative for never losing a pin, and it`s available free in almost any coffee shop. It is the little plastic stir stick that you get to mix your coffee with. First, you cut it to a small size, then you take your pin, remove the back and push the pin through the fabric. Then take your little piece of stir stick and push the pin post through it. On almost every pin there is a small bump on the post and if you push the little stir stick piece on as far as you can it will pass this bump and there is virtually no way it will go back over that bump and allow the pin to fall off. Then you place your back on the post and off you go. Even if the back falls off, the little stir stick piece will not, and your pin will remain just where you put it. It has been tried and tested for many a year by Olympic collectors, but I guess it hasn`t been well passed on. Just be careful removing them, as it has also been known to hold tight enough that yanking on the pin itself sometimes pulls it right off the post, lol. Hope this might be of some help to all who love to wear their pins!
 

Suzziesue

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We bought some of the spring mechinism pin backs and they work very well. We feel so much better wearing our pins on our lanyards. Worth the investment.

Sue
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CosettePontmercy

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Not sure if anyone here has mentioned this or knows about it, but there is a much cheaper alternative for never losing a pin, and it`s available free in almost any coffee shop. It is the little plastic stir stick that you get to mix your coffee with. First, you cut it to a small size, then you take your pin, remove the back and push the pin through the fabric. Then take your little piece of stir stick and push the pin post through it. On almost every pin there is a small bump on the post and if you push the little stir stick piece on as far as you can it will pass this bump and there is virtually no way it will go back over that bump and allow the pin to fall off. Then you place your back on the post and off you go. Even if the back falls off, the little stir stick piece will not, and your pin will remain just where you put it. It has been tried and tested for many a year by Olympic collectors, but I guess it hasn`t been well passed on. Just be careful removing them, as it has also been known to hold tight enough that yanking on the pin itself sometimes pulls it right off the post, lol. Hope this might be of some help to all who love to wear their pins!

HUH! I might actually try that just to see!
 

CosettePontmercy

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Thanks for the link and the great idea! My grand kids have lost several pins and it always upsets them. I am at WDW at the moment is there any way to buy those backs locally?

I know of one seller that, I think, overnights them to any Disney resort. PM me if you want their name.
 

tw1080

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Just an FYI, you can buy those types of backs at a lot of Army Navy stores as well (if you have one locally). I have purchased from the ebay seller previously linked (GREAT seller, by the way) too. I like them quite a lot. I've been told military folks refer to them as keepers or something of that sort. They're easy to use...actually with the rubber Mickey backs I sometimes have trouble getting them off, if they're a snug fitting one, and these are easier.
 

PinMaster13

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Hey guys and girls.
I just thought I would share this with you because someone had just told me about losing a really valuable pin from their lanyard. While It may sound like I am endorsing a particular pin back (well I am) I dont even know the person I buy them from other than their screen name on EBay.

Anyways, here we go.

The rubber Mickey Backs work ok but if you ever snag a pin or you are on a ride and getting shook around, or even in normal walking, they can come loose. I am sure you haveall had ones that go on really tight and other times really loose and look for a tighter one.

Didneyland sells a binding post system to keep pins on. BAD IDEA. The small allen scres that tightens to the post puts a small dent in the post. The post is actually pretty soft and once it get this dent, it is not as strong and can bend and break. It creats a weak point.

Most of you may be familiar with the everyday tie tack bak with the little ears on both sides that you squeez to get off. These work really well and the more you pull on the pin, the tighter it gets.

Someone has taken tie tacks to the next level and made a really nice Chrome one that has a spring mechanism and it totally awesome. I also like it because it does not snag on anything like the conventional tie back's (even though they do work well)

I have a pic below of all 3 styles but I highly recomend NOT using the Binding post system. Whenever I trade with people who have them (and I always carry the wrench) I look at the pin back because most people WAY overtighten them so they wont loose their pin and you can se the big dent in the post. Pushing that into your book one time may work but when you try to remove it, the post will break.

Anyways, A picture tells a thousand words so here it is. Dont be afraid to wear your nice pins anymore. There is a solution but also dont damage your pin back.
(AS MENTIONED, THE CHROME ONES IN THE MIDDLE ARE THE BEST)

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I still use the Classic Mickey backs, but I don't wear my pins around very often since they stay in my binder. But I have invested in these so if I ever need to go anywhere with my pins I know they will be safe.
 

jeffpriz

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I will be buying some of these! had lots of issues with pins falling off of my kid's lanyards at the parks this trip while using the plain mickey head backs.. bought a pack of the disney locking ones while we were there to keep the prized pins safe.. I remembered seeing something about these backs here! so glad i re-found this thread! These will be a great investment for the future! Remove all of the anxiety about the kids losing their pins!
 

Rocke01

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I have some bags of 10 gold ones I would be wiling to sell or trade. PM me if interested.
 

Dreaming Magpie

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I use the locking back that Dan (the OP) recommends. They work so well and I am not afraid of loosing a pin. I have one very small walking mickey pin (given to me from Disney Movie Rewards) that the special locking backs do not work on, it must be because of its small size? IDK (it is an official pin from DMR themselves). But other then that, all of my other pins are just great and secure! :bigthumb:
 

cyke23

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My 1st post! At D23 this year, someone was selling these pin backs in the Marketplace. I listened to the pitch but skipped buying them and proceeded to go through their large quantity of pins. I almost lost a pin on the lanyard I was wearing the next day. The pin was crooked, and as I adjusted, it came off. I use the allen screw locks so I was in total shock! The lock looked fine, but it was just loose. Now they're on probably way too tight since I was paranoid the rest of the day. Regrets on not purchasing them! At least I can get them on eBay.
 
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