"Rapunzel at Disneyland" WDI pins -help!

Discussion in 'Pin Comparison' started by LadyBarclay, May 7, 2018.

  1. LadyBarclay

    LadyBarclay Active Member

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    So these are supposed to be #103664 and #105012, but oh, the backs!! One has a border and one does not. By my count, at *least* one is a fake. Does anyone have pins from this set they know to be authentic?? :(. What are the backs like?

    The numbers on the back are also the same on both pins. ?? -I know next to nothing about these numbers, but I had been assuming each pin's number was unique. (They both came on backer cards, and both cards have that number on them too.)

    As to the fronts, Punzie and the tower has the look of an epoxy finish (to me), like a clear coat layer is over the painted areas. The other pin does not have this. I do not know if the gold tower image on the one pin necessitates such a finish, or what. They just seem very dissimilar for being from one set.

    Any help is very appreciated.

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  2. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    I have the entire set, purchased direct from WDI by a friend who used to work for DLR. When I get home, I can take pictures. If you're on FB, I can send them via FB messenger.

    But, I believe the one with the tower is fake, just based on how it looks from the front.

    LMK
     
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  3. LadyBarclay

    LadyBarclay Active Member

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    Oh my gosh, please!! Sending pm!

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  4. Girugamesh

    Girugamesh IG:Instapinzzies & Girugapins

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    I also have the full authentic set obtained before fakes were made! Can provide pics when I get home also but agree the one on the right looks a little off
     
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  5. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    pix sent of all pins, I'll take pix of the back of the one on the left (already send of the right).

    I forgot how weird her yellow hair was in that tower pin.
     
  6. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    Just a reminder, a border is NOT always an identifying factor! Lots of pins bought directly from Disney still have those pesky borders!
     
  7. starry_solo

    starry_solo Judge of the Dark Court Staff Member DPF Super Moderator

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    So, an update, I brought my Rapunzel pin bag with me to @docfish2u 's pin party yesterday and Joan (@LadyBarclay) and I compared pins..

    @LadyBarclay and I discovered a few things (both pins are scrappers or counterfeits).
    - for the tower pin, the scrapper is smaller than the real pin. About a millimeter or so, but noticeable. Also, the box size and the writing on the back are different (I forgot if it's smaller or larger on the scrapper).
    - for the "The End" pin, the sorcerer hat stamps are more pronounced and you can feel it if you run your finger on it (as well as the backstamp) - that's on the scrapper version.
     
  8. pretty Omi

    pretty Omi Resident Smol Wolf

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    What a bummer!
     
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    Ajk Not so new anymore.

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  10. bookhugger

    bookhugger I love books!

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  11. LadyBarclay

    LadyBarclay Active Member

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    Yep. I thought I was being very cautious when buying stuff off of ebay...but not cautious enough. Lesson learned.
     
  12. bcol

    bcol "They call me Bruce" ....and mupins

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    That sucks. I do not have much experience in the real / scrapper thing. My nightmare is to trade someone a fake that I thought was the sanctioned pin.
     

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