Yes, I remember that. Multiple designs of different characters wearing COVID masks, with Mickey head backstamps and on Disney Parks replica cards. A casual collector would think they were legit Disney pins. There were Facebook posts of people who bought them asking if they were legit pins and being disappointed to find out they were fantasy. That was pretty shady. No reason to do the backstamp and cards unless you were actively trying to deceive people.MyD pins is great. They sell legit, reputable pins at good prices. They are professional and great to deal with. I have been there and the store a treasure trove of pop culture and not just Disney pins. They have rental space that is not their merchandise but I have heard they look for obvious fakes to make sure people aren’t selling them out of their shop.
TD collectibles on the other hand have a history of problematic behavior. They have sold many scrappers and when people ask they say how could they know and they are “tradable” because a cast member doesn’t say no even though they aren’t authentic. They become rude and aggressive if called out on behavior. They have also sold fantasy pins using Mickey heads on the back on authentic cards to make them look like real pins. They only advertised them as fantasy when called out for not stating as such. I would recommend staying away.
Oh I love how they try to use this excuse. I see this a lot from any seller who gets their pins direct from the factory, "Oh don't worry, I have a license to sell from Disney", oh really? How does one go about acquiring such a license? Or I've also heard them trying to spin how scrappers are perfectly acceptable, official Disney pins, just that Disney didn't deem them as sellable in their stores, and so the resellers are ALLOWED to sell them instead. Uh huh...They tried to spin me some line about it being Disney selling them overstock (and that they had some kind of license), but I call BS on that. For one thing, why would brand new releases have overstock? And second of all, Disney has their own outlets. This was like, 10 years ago, when we were just catching on to the fact that the factories were going a step further than scrappers, and were, in fact, running off extras of fully packed merch to sell out the back door.