Disney Pin Trading Terms – know the lingo!

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!

APArtist 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
CompleterPin 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
ScrapperAn 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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