NBC Hidden Mickey Candy Corns - real vs. fake comparison

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  1. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

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    Hi everyone! The 2010 Hidden Mickey pins featuring Nightmare Before Christmas characters are known to have fakes being pumped out from China, and I ended up with a fake set of Lock, Shock and Barrels courtesy of eBay. Lovely. But then I got my hands on some that are clearly authentic, so I thought I'd do a side-by-side comparison. I'm sorry I don't have Jack and Sally to compare as well.

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    You can see VERY clear differences between Barrel - he's missing a pupil and his entire nose in the fake pin! And while Lock is pretty close between the two, Shock has a major color difference in her clothing and all three of the fakes have much thicker lines than the authentic pins.

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    Here's the backs, though personally I struggle to identify any clear patterns/differences between the two.

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    There is a clear difference in thickness and weight between the two sets.

    Anyway, I hope this was interesting and maybe helpful to some people! :)
     
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  2. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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    At one point, weren't all the scrappers green candy corn instead of yellow?
     
  3. Nasubionna

    Nasubionna Active Member

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    Oh wow, I don't know about that, but I suppose there actually is a more greenish tint to the scrappers yellow part compared to the real ones. It doesn't show up well in my pictures, but I can see it now that you're pointing it out!
     
  4. TheMickeyMouseRules

    TheMickeyMouseRules Cat Expert Mouse Authority and Paperfolder

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    Thank you for the post... Always appreciate info on fakes.

    Regarding pin back differences: Is it lighting in the pics or is the DPT logo, the triangles in a circle frame, different? The circle frame on back of fakes look spikier/pointier to me.
     

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