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10-12-2009, 12:13 PM
Has anyone else noticed that the pins come in several different shapes? Can you make sets according to shapes or are the shapes design specific? I can see everyone going through their pins now. HA,HA.
10-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Are you referring to the VM stance? The new Holiday pins, one of the arms is right up next to the body where as the other series are not. Wasn't really sure what you meant :shrug:
10-12-2009, 05:11 PM
I've noticed that. The urban 2 pin set was the first to try to match the figure better by differentiating the shape of the two arms/hands. There are different pin shapes within just the holiday pin set itself. The candy hearts pin is shaped more like the urban 2 pins while the others have the figures left arm closer to the body.
10-12-2009, 06:06 PM
There is a difference depending on sets. Park 1, and 2 as well as the first cast memeber pin had a shape that wasn't as close to the actual figures. In the subsequent sets the design matches more closely and has a slightly different arm posture. The metal work of the pin also changes as the sets get more recent. The first was gold, while the newer ones are a dark nickel in color. If you look even closer at your pins some pins have bigger heads some have slimmer forms. I assume this is to accomidate designs that require the space. It is really quite interesting.
10-12-2009, 11:54 PM
I have mine in a pin binder but had noticed the changes in the series when I put them in. Vinylmation #1, Park #2 and Holiday 1 (with the exception of the Valentine's one) are the same mold, which models the first posters that were made of Park 1 and Urban 1 (I also referenced my posters). When Urban 2 and Park 3 were released, the designed changed to move the one arm out a distance from the body, and is also reflected on Park 2 and Urban 2 posters. For some odd reason, and my guess is a change in which pin was going to be the 10th one or art approval delays for Holiday, they used the new mold for the Valentine's one, as the others must have already been made and in production.
While I like the ones with the arm further out, they series look weird when displayed together.
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