Sunday, February 19, 2017
Toy Story 2: Disney Store 30th Anniversary Pin (Jessie & Bullseye)
If you didn't know this already, this year marks the Disney Store's 30th anniversary! To celebrate this milestone, the Disney Store has a bunch of exclusive merch lined up— including 30 never before released limited edition pins commemorating Disney (mostly animated) feature films from 1988 through 2017. They are being released every Saturday for 10 weeks straight; the dates ranging January 28th through April 1st (as seen in the graphic below).
The pins come in sets of three for $19.99. Each pin represents a different movie which corresponds to a specific year (the pin sets are being released in [movie] chronological order). With that said, yesterday was the release of the week four pin set which includes Hercules (1997), Mulan (1998) and Toy Story 2 (1999). Today I'm taking a closer look at the Toy Story 2 pin, featuring Bullseye and Jessie, which I was able to get my hands on!
Disclosure: I didn't actually fork out for the full pin set just to get this one pin. One of my generous managers at the Disney Store I work at actually bought the set for herself, but didn't have any need for this Jessie one. Because she knows my love for Pixar, she gifted it to me! It was an extremely kind gesture and very much appreciated.
On the back it you'll spot the "Disney Store Genuine Original Authentic" logo, the "Official Pin Trading 2017" logo, text reading "30th Anniversary" and the artist's signature (who is, in this case, Monty Maldovan). Of course the traditional Mickey Mouse icon pinbacks are included as well.
This is actually a really fantastic pin that I wouldn't have otherwise got. I really love the sparkly glitter accents behind the characters which, by the way, looks so much cooler in person! My photo unfortunately doesn't do it justice. I'm thrilled to have this as part of my small Pixar pin collection.
This whole set completely sold out yesterday (in stores and online), however eBay sellers have already begun listing it. Check out current listings right HERE if you're looking to add this pin/set to YOUR collection!