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Waffling in Disney Pins

Today we're going to talk about waffling. Not the delicious Mickey waffles you may have had during your stay, but the design on the back of lots of official Walt Disney pins.

Waffling on Disney Pins


When you hear a pin trader talking about waffling, what they mean is the repeated design imprinted on the back of the majority of official Walt Disney pins.

Most of the time, the waffled design is a mickey head. The easiest way to explain this is with an image.
Waffling on the back of an official Disney Pin
Waffling on the back of an official Disney Pin
You can see the Mickey heads go all the way to, and past the edge of the pin, and that they are all uniform in shape.

Not all pins have waffles


Not all official pins have waffling, some, like the recent batch of Haunted Mansion pins, have no waffling but are official Disney pins and can be traded as such.

A back of an official Disney pin without waffling
A back of an official Disney pin without waffling
This pin is completely official and can be traded, but Disney decided to use a speckled background on this pin instead of the more well known Mickey head waffling.

Waffling can be missing or broken on fake pins


Having just said that not all official pins have waffling doesn't mean that you shouldn't keep an eye out for the waffling. A lot of fake pins will look pretty darn close to real from the front but will have some give away signs on the back.

Fake pins will either not have the waffling, or the waffling will be imprinted on and have a gap between the waffle effect and the end of the pin.

With official pins, unless there was a printing error, waffling will happen to the edge.

Do you know more about waffling?


If you have something you'd like to add about waffling, let us know in the comments below.


This article was written by tosbourn on Saturday 12 October 2019.


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