Pin Talk – know the Lingo!
Have you heard unfamiliar terms used by pin traders and collectors?
We’re going to go over some of the common abbreviations here! If you see a link, click on it for more information about that type of pin!
• AP – Artist Proof
• Booster – A pin that originally came in a starter set, or booster set sold in the Disney Parks
• Build-A-Pin – A retired pin building experience
• Chaser – This is NOT the silver hidden mickey ones!
• Silver Chaser – This IS the silver hidden mickey chasers!
• CL – Cast Lanyard
• Completer – Pin made to complete a set, usually low LE or hard to find
• Dangle – Has pieces hanging from loops or chains
• DCA – Disney California Adventure
• DLRP – Disneyland Resort Paris
• DSF – Disney Soda Fountain
• Fantasy – A pin made by collectors, not Disney
• Flocked – Has fuzzy elements or parts on it
• Free-D – A pin that has a rubber element
• Gome – Ceramic Artist Elisabete Gomes makes pins
• GWP – Gift with Purchase
• HKDL – Hong Kong Disneyland
• “hm” – Hidden Mickey
• Hopening – This pin term was made up by Amy Donoho, it’s when you’re opening a mystery pack and hope to get the pin you really want. Opening + Hope = Hopening
• HTF – Hard to find
• JumboJ – A larger than normal pin
• LE – Limited Edition
• Lenticular – A pin that has 2 pictures on it which change when moved
• LR – Limited Release
• Mystery – A bag or box with 2 or more random pins
• NOC – New on card
• OE – Open Edition pin
• PODM – Piece of Disney Movie
• POH – Piece of History
• PP – Pre-Production, or Pin Prototype
• PTD – Pin Trader Delight
• PTN – Pin Trading Night
• PWP – Purchase with Purchase
• Rack – A pin that was/is sold individually in the Disney gift shops
• Retired – Not for made for sale any more
• Reveal/Conceal – Mystery box that shows a pin and hides a pin
• Scrapper – An unauthorized Disney pin, shipped from China directly to US sellers
• Slider – Has a sliding part that moves back and forth across the pin
• Spinner – Has pieces that can spin around 360 degrees
• TDL – Tokyo Disneyland
• WDI – Walt Disney Imagineering
Don’t see a term you’ve heard before? Leave a comment below and we’ll add it!!
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