Let's turn the clock back to August 2016, the second "PinCon event" sponsored by the PinPics folks, held right after the Disney Pin Event at EPCOT. A friend of mine could not attend so I went for him and he was registered as a GOLD level member. This allowed him certain things at the event which included a breakfast where the "future of PinPics" was going to be revealed. This is the first time that this "virtual land" was presented to the Pin collecting community. As I looked around the room the majority of the collectors had that "what the hell are you talking about" look on their face lol!! The Q&A session focused mainly on the PinPics database and when were the updates going to happen - their right around the corner we were told. So basically, we have been here before. The revised database had been under development for years and will never see the light of day. Virtual pins, right up there with the PinPics pin "grading system", and other crazy ideas to make money and do anything other than fix the database - which is all we collectors want.