I had originally thought August was going to be a quiet month for me. My main collections (Alice, Small World, Incredibles and Cindy) were looking to safe for the month. Nothing really was showing for the D23 Dreamstore RSPs, Fairytails that interested me much except one pin of interest. Then it happened. The other pin previews started to come out. First Haunted Mansion and then WDI and DSF, oh my (and don't forget the new Alice pins in Paris). There was new Alice pins at both WDI and DSF and an Edna Beloved tale. I was overwhelmed by the amount of pins coming out in just within 2 weeks of each other. Then there were all the surprise (free) pins that came out at the Expo for visiting booths or taking photos. I have been collecting for close to 10 years. I did miss the pinnacle time of pin trading with the quarterly events at the Parks and the Disney auctions. During the last 10 years, I have noticed a couple of years ago pin trading going down by Disney, eliminating the Park pin trading nights, hidden mickeys not coming out for a year and other downgrading of the love towards pins. But now especially after this month it seems Disney is showing the love again to pins. What is everyone's thoughts on this? I was wondering if others have noticed the increased attention to pins or if I am just dreaming it. I am a bit excited to see what comes in the future.