The Unboxing Begins!

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  1. Arendelle

    Arendelle Well-Known Member

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    It has arrived! I have received package notification from my apartment building that a large box has arrived and I’ve confirmed that it is from the person I bought the Little Mermaid pin Collection from! I haven’t picked the box up yet from the front desk, but I did set eyes on it as I stepped out the door to my chiropractor appointment! I’m so very excited! Will post pictures soon! FYI it cost over $150 just to mail this massive heavy thing!!! Stay tuned!!!


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  2. Arendelle

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    The box![​IMG]


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  3. Arendelle

    Arendelle Well-Known Member

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    40 lbs of pins!!!


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  4. Arendelle

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    The box is open!


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  5. Arendelle

    Arendelle Well-Known Member

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    Ok! Three big Disney bags!


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  6. Arendelle

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    Contents so far!
    6 large pin trading books with pins yet to be seen!
    Small pin trading book? No pins?
    Three zipper bags with pins.
    One zipper bag with empty boxes for TLM puzzle pieces (shall I hope the puzzle is to be found inside?
    In one of the zipper bags I have noticed a felted box...very curious about that!


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  7. MommaIvy

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    Holy Smokes!!!! That is AMAZING!!!!


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  8. DoReMarie

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    Wow!!! It’s like Christmas morning! I’m on the edge of my seat following along and living vicariously through you! Can’t wait to see the actual pins, but the size of those bags are almost exciting enough!
     
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  9. Arendelle

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    I can’t wait either!!!
    However, I’m forcing myself to actually accomplish a few things before I give in!
    I have 3 packages I have to pack and mail (two trades and an eBay sale I forgot I had listed FOREVER ago! - Good thing I still had it! lol) So, once those are wrapped, sealed, labeled, and safely delivered to the lobby I will allow the next step to occur!
    Ok now....be productive!
    *Old Hag cackles ensue*


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  10. Disneychildwithin

    Disneychildwithin No Disney Character Left Behind Proclaimer

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    Give me your address, I'll start.
     
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  11. Arendelle

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    I would LOVE to have help with this project!!! Hey, I’m in Orlando if anybody ever gets the urge to come visit/trade/hang! Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of it!

    Ok!!! I think I’ve gotten most of the things done I have to and I can actually get started. I’m both excited and a bit nervous. I really spent a LOT (of Dad’s) money on this. I’m hoping it’s all I hoped for.

    I was always one of those kids at birthdays and Christmas that wanted to save presents so it would last longer and I would be disappointed when offered to open packages the night before my birthday because I felt like I was kinda “missing something” on my birthday. I feel like that now for the first time in a LONG time...I’m super nervous to start and that it will all be over too soon! But I’m also super excited!!! Lol!! Well...let the unboxing officially begin!


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  12. Arendelle

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    I’m starting with the largest of the zipper bags. [​IMG]


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  13. Arendelle

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    What I found:
    32 pins
    1 Brooch (lol) - still pretty

    My favorite 5 pins - Crisp, clear, beautiful!
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    My four ? Pins
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    Ariel has a red eye in the Artist Choice or maybe the paint in her eye is missing?
    One of Melody’s pupils is flesh colored.
    Sebastian looked tots crazy! (But I imagine the pin is fine!)
    I’m not sure about the art on the parade one...is this really a Disney pin? Maybe it’s supposed to be how a person dressed as Ariel looks? I’m confused. It doesn’t have anything helpful on the back either.[​IMG]



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  14. Arendelle

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    Soft Enamel Mermaid triplets[​IMG]
    I wasn’t sure at first why this was in a TLM collection, then I spotted it!
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    So random!
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    And then the remainder!
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    What do you think? What are your favorites? Do you think any of them are funny?
    FYI I only plan to keep the Ariel pins (I might keep some of other Mermaids and a few Flounder and Sebastian, but definitely no Ursula, I also will likely not be keeping any with words or dates on them.)


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  15. Disneychildwithin

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    Even Louie made it in, nice!

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  16. watzshakinbacon

    watzshakinbacon B for Belle or B for bacon?

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    Woohoo!! What a haul!!


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  17. ladyroselie

    ladyroselie Water Talent Fairy

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    I love the Ariel in a dress pins :) This is such a fun post!
     
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  18. Arendelle

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    Zipper bag #2
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    Diving in!


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  19. Arendelle

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    Do I like the contents of this bag?
    Do I like Ariel? Lol
    What I discovered:
    A total of 11 Pins.

    First I found these 5 little loves
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    The top center was very much on my wants list!

    Next I was looking at this box:
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    I have to admit I was more than a little concerned that it might (possibly) be empty. I already had received this brooch previously from this person and I thought this might have been the box for it. [​IMG]

    So I paused and then opened it slowly. I was SO happy! Look what was waiting for me!

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    I must admit that the snail probably made me the happiest!

    Running total for TLM collection so far:
    37 pins
    1 brooch
    1 boxed set



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  20. Arendelle

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    Zipper bag #3 and final zipper bag!
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    Let’s get down to business... (wrong movie, oh-well!)


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  21. chubs191

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    Wow, what a fantastic find! I'm sure you're gonna have so much fun going through everything! As a fellow Ariel collector, this is truly impressive!
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    If you end up getting a Nouveau (or anything on my wants list) and for some ungodly reason don't want it at all, let me know ;P I can't wait to see what else you got!
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    A couple years ago, I was fortunate enough to get a 70 pin Ariel collection for a dollar a pin, but this looks much, much larger.
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  22. Arendelle

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    First, my favorite 5 pins in this bag. [​IMG]
    QQ - what is surprising Ariel on the one from TDR?

    The odd:
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    This Ursala is a “charm” that I think was supposed to fit in an interchangeable Lanyard than CMs could wear so they didn’t have to buy a whole new Lanyard to change characters! I have heard of these, but never actually seen one!
    I don’t know if Ariel has just had a bad day in manufacturing or if the lines are just way too thick or ? But that sure gives me the creeps!
    Poor Sebastian’s sign is very much broken! Making him a very broken LE pin. ):



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  23. Arendelle

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    I wish I’d only paid $1 a pin!!! Ha ha, but I’m so happy for you!


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  24. Arendelle

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    The rest of the final zipper bag!
    A number of doubles from previous bags and just in this bag.
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    In this bag:
    32 pins
    Unopened sleeve of HM TLM Pins (6? I think)
    Lanyard Charm
    1 broken pin


    Running total for TLM collection so far:
    69 pins
    1 unopened sleeve of HM pins (6?)
    1 brooch
    1 boxed set
    1 Lanyard charm
    1 broken pin


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  25. caw caw rawr

    caw caw rawr Squirrel!

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    This is exciting! Thanks for bringing us on your unboxing adventure!
     
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