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  • Pin traders, a little help please

    So my kids are now into the pin trading. However, the black Mickey ear backs seems to pop off the back of theirs and they are losing pins. So we purchased the locking backs from Disneyland but I can not figure out how they work. They are little and gold. Any help.... Thanks
    "You can't judge a book by its cover."
    "No, but you can tell how much it is going to cost."

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    Re: Pin traders, a little help please

    UGH! I've lost a good lot of pins becasue of those Mickey backs! I don't exactly know what type of backs the gold ones are... I do know that they have screw on types.. is it perhaps that kind?

    To live would be an awfully big adventure.

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    • #3
      Re: Pin traders, a little help please

      Interesting....I think the Mickey backs are the best. What I would do when I wore a lanyard was just constantly be pushing the backs in. I never lost a pin. You just have to push the pin in very hard. I never used the gold backs so I can't help ya there.

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        Re: Pin traders, a little help please

        The locking pins slip over the post on the back of the pin and there is a very small screw in the side of the locking pin that you tighten against the pin post. They really do help keep the pins locked on. Hope that helps.
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          Re: Pin traders, a little help please

          Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post
          The locking pins slip over the post on the back of the pin and there is a very small screw in the side of the locking pin that you tighten against the pin post. They really do help keep the pins locked on. Hope that helps.
          oh that helps thank you. I was not unlocking them prior to putting them on, that was the problem. Now it is working, thanks
          "You can't judge a book by its cover."
          "No, but you can tell how much it is going to cost."

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            Re: Pin traders, a little help please

            Originally posted by poohnpiglet View Post
            oh that helps thank you. I was not unlocking them prior to putting them on, that was the problem. Now it is working, thanks
            I was wondering if they worked. Have been thinking of getting some. Haven't lost a pin yet on the ground, but have lost them in my bag... And have pricked my finger pretty bad from trying to get the mickey back off!

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              Re: Pin traders, a little help please

              TikiRoomLiz is a pin collector and she was tired of loseing the pins off jackets and lanyards, so she got these locking pins and told me about them. So I remembered that when I saw your message. I am glad I could help. Lucky I was on line at work today and saw it.
              Peter Pan Forever!!! I Will Never Grow Up.

              Thank You Poisonedapples

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              • #8
                Re: Pin traders, a little help please

                I use locking backs on all of my pins. They work great.

                The last time we were at DLR our daughter lost the first pin we bought her before we could get a locking back on it. Needless to say we now keep extra locking backs handy and put them on her pins right away.

                The pins cost too much to be lost before you get twenty feet from the store. I'm always finding lost pins laying on the ground in the parks.
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                • #9
                  Re: Pin traders, a little help please

                  Heya.. how much do those gold locking pin backs go for? Anyone?

                  To live would be an awfully big adventure.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pin traders, a little help please

                    Originally posted by Missviolet View Post
                    Heya.. how much do those gold locking pin backs go for? Anyone?
                    I think they are around $8 for a bag of them. I htink you get 10 plus the little allen wrench taht screws them on. I use my pin back whenever I wear a pin. Usually if it is a large one with 2 posts, I use one mickey back and one lock back. I have not lost a pin since I started using them.

                    Considering that pins cost 6, 8, 10 dollars or more, the lockign pin backs are well worth it.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pin traders, a little help please

                      The locking pin backs help - but you could still lose them that way. Make sure they are in there VERY tight.

                      Last May I tried to enlist help from Merch CMs to figure out how to get them to work- and that caused some trouble. But find a good Merch CM and they'll help you because I can't exactly describe it without looking at it. Sorry.

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