The Cast Lanyard Experiment: Part 2 – Tinker Bell Sunrise

The Cast Lanyard Experiment continues with a look at the first of five pins that came back from Disneyland Park via family member who made some trades with Cast Members without any previous experience with making trades or knowing what to look for and what to avoid.  Let’s take a look at pin number one!


DLR – Global Lanyard Series 3 (Tinker Bell – Morning)

This lanyard pin came out in 2005 at the Disneyland Resort.  Tinker bell pins are pretty popular as they contain probably the second most iconic character to represent Disney other the Mouse himself.  Let’s take a look at the two side-by-side.

Okay, so this one is pretty straight forward.  Tinker bell certainly does NOT have green hair (though it does match her dress nicely).  The colors on this pin are just…off.  The sun in the scrapper is a light orange, while the legitimate pin is a deeper orange.  On the flip side, the leaves are much deeper green in the fake in comparison to the real pin. Tink’s wings are also more translucent in the real pin and a darker grey in the fake.

The logos on the back of the pin match up to the pin description, but all of the lettering looks a bit crowded together.  The pin back is also a tad loose, but this could likely be from years of trading from guest to guest.  Oh, if only pins could talk.

Unfortunately, I am going to have to chalk up pin #1 as a SCRAPPER.


REAL – 0

It’s early in the game though, folks.  Let’s hope for a comeback in Part 3.


Posted on August 5, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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