A pair of Ariels

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  1. megw717

    megw717 new, but not that new

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    I’m not actually asking if this pin is fake because I have eyeballs. I just wanted to show y’all so if you encounter this pin you know what to look for!

    This is pin #23733, Cast Lanyard Series 2 Princess Hair Ariel.
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    I saw it for sale and got excited bc I have 3/5 of this series and just need Ariel and Aurora. But I was concerned bc it looked a little strange, so I asked for a close up.

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    I’m not gonna point out all the differences. I’ll let y’all do it, like a fun game. :)
     
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  2. chubs191

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    Now you have me doubting mine. Does anyone:
    1. Have this pin?
    2. Got it in 2004?
    3. And can take a pic of the back?
    I have two, one of which I got in 2004 or 2005, but Disney is spelt with the s where the I is supposed to be. And the squiggle for the dot in the I is still there. Other than that, they look perfect.
     
  3. megw717

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    The pinpics page has several tips for spotting the fake ones. The back of this pin looks okay to me, except it kinda looks like it says “Lanyard Fin Series,” but maybe it’s just a bad pic. I mean it IS a bad pic, but maybe it really says “pin” and you just can’t quite tell.

    No, the noticeable issues are on the front.

    The pinpics entry does say that the back being spelled “Dsney” is a known issue on the fake ones :/
     
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  4. chubs191

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    Ah dang. Oh well. If you want a convincing fake, I'd be happy to send my extra to you.
     
  5. momin.ator

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    Her black eyes are lovely. :)
     
  6. megw717

    megw717 new, but not that new

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    That’s her natural eye color; the blue is undersea contacts
     
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  7. momin.ator

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    Photo of back of pin I believe to be authentic.

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    Photo of front of pin (sorry I don't take great photos)

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    Same pin on black background.

    Notice her lovely blue contacts.
     
  8. momin.ator

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    I just replied but didn't reply with reply so here is a real reply. :)
     
  9. chubs191

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    Mine looks just like that one except for the misspelling and maybe her eyes are less vibrant.
     
  10. momin.ator

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    Interesting. I wonder if the error is an error or if your pin is fake.
     
  11. megw717

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    hmmm idk? It says on the pinpics entry that that misspelling is a sign of a fake, but it also says her eyes are often gold

    It’s really frustrating sometimes. Tbh since I wouldn’t ever be trading or selling it, I don’t care THAT much if it’s fake as long as it looks nice. The one I originally posted, ofc, looks...terrible. So that’s a no from me, dawg.

    The real one you posted looks great; red lips, lighter hair, normal nose, two-toned hair; that bit above her ear is red; eyes are vivid blue; collarbone line looks normal; face doesn’t look squished and strange. Also the backs: yours is gold and clearly says PIN series, while the fake looks more silver and looks like it says FIN series. What a difference!!!
     
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  12. ItzaPinfan

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    Hahahahaha!

    I have one too, now I want to look at the one I have, I got it early in my pin life so imma assume mine is gonna be like:
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  13. megw717

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    lol!! Hopefully it was early enough that the fakes weren’t as abundant as they have become

    Also I have series pin envy because I want that one and the Aurora from the series BAD
     
  14. ItzaPinfan

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    Bummer looks like I threw that fish back in the lake some time ago...lol


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  15. TonkaToy

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    I noticed FIN right away. I also feel like the hair colour and eyes are off a bit. Silver coloured metal - real one looks like it is gold tone.

    Maybe it's a Disney "fin" because she is a mermaid!
     
  16. Lisa Lopez

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    I don’t know if I missed it, but I didn’t see anybody mention that the fake has flesh-tone eyes and teeth (instead of white)
     
  17. Spr175psu

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    I'm gonna go check mine! I got it from a reputable source (member here). I'll show some pictures in a bit.
     

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