So my latest pin obsession is FigPins. These are roughly 3″ tall original illustrated pins in a plastic collectors case. While the series features pins from multiple franchises, my focus is of course Star Wars and as of August 11th they have released 44 Star Wars pins. This includes all exclusives and variants.
The quality of these pins is outstanding and the presentation is top notch, however the series is plagued by exclusives, variants and limited editions which naturally sell out fast and far too many end up on the reseller market instead of the hands of the collectors. If you want your collection to be complete, be prepared to shell out up to 5x retail price to scalpers. This is not going to be a cheap collection to complete.
But all gripes about exclusives aside, the quality of these pins really is second to none. This is a company that takes a considerable amount of pride in its product and it shows. Each pin has a unique serial number and can be registered in the FigPin official app. I think this is what irritates me so much about the scalping is that FigPin has put so much love and care into their product that it kinda sucks that they are in the hands of scalpers rather than collectors. More pins are scheduled to be arriving in the coming months.
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Outside of writing, one of my favorite hobbies is collecting Star Wars pins. Over the years I have amassed 100’s and 100’s of pins. I’m going to be expanding my blog and website to include highlights from my collection and new releases.
First up is the new series from Funko. These pins are about 4″ tall and the collection has received three waves, including two special edition pins and two limited edition chasers. As of July 2021, there have been 17 pins released and future waves have not yet been announced.
01 – Princess Leia
02 – Darth Vader
03 – Han Solo
04 – Greedo
05 – Greedo (chase)
06 – No pin assigned. Verified through Funko.
SE- Jawa (Loungefly exclusive)
SE – The Child (NYCC Loungefly exclusive)
07 – Stormtrooper
08 – Chewbacca
09 – Boba Fett
10 – C-3PO
11 – Luke Skywalker
12 – Han Solo in Carbonite
13 – Lando Calrissian
14 – Jabba The Hutt
14 – Jabba The Hutt (chase. Not uniquely numbered unlike Greedo)
The Jawa building business remains strong, despite how busy I am with all other aspects of my life. These are the latest two little fellas to leave the workshop.
As my writing continues to be successful and I’m brought on to new projects to write or rewrite scripts, I’m hoping that this will be the last year for the Jawa Trading Depot. It’s been a great ride, but I only have so many hours in a day. If you’ve been toying with getting one, I wouldn’t wait too much longer.