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PAX Prime 2015 Pin Quest

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  • TheAggroCraigTheAggroCraig Ultimate Lucky Douchebag MassachusettsRegistered User regular
  • darkinferodarkinfero BOP-IT Malden, MARegistered User regular
    oh man
    This pax. Let me get my running shoes.

    My Pin collection
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    Pinny Pal since PAX Prime 2013
  • RysheveRysheve Registered User regular
    So glad I'm a casual...

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  • evanephrineevanephrine ev-an-eff-rinn Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Hrrrrnnk those Portal pins! I love the PNW set as well, and it looks like I'll have to play Psychonauts to see if that Raz pin will be worth getting.

  • SerpicoBCSerpicoBC Registered User regular
    Prime is my last PAX as a completist. Though, in looking at the list, I may have already stopped being a completist.

    I'm so thrilled for the Portal pins and Vault Boy pin. They are my everything. I hope I can buy them both instead of wait in a four hour line.

    JuicesirKingPin1
  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    The collector in me is screaming to be a completionist, but the frugal, realist in me is thinking Robert Khoo was right in saying at a certain point it will be impossible to get all of the pins unless you are Mike Krahulik

    calamityjamie
  • aleph0aleph0 Registered User regular
    The Portal pins are probably at set of 4 for purchase, since it's at the We Love Fine booth.

    Polygon LE available only at Merch Lite.

  • SerpicoBCSerpicoBC Registered User regular
    I'm actually really rethinking my completionist ethic at this moment.

    Like, maybe I just stop? Maybe I just focus on the ones I want from now on? That'd be so liberating!

    HingoLazorzCowpuppyVaanrose
  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    As a casual, I'm just glad there continue to be a few things at each PAX I can hope to trade for at a later date, or at East. ^_^

    evanephrinePruncible
  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
  • contendrcontendr Registered User regular
    I love the Portal pins. They'll most likely be a $45 set at the We Love Fine booth (just like adventure time last year).

    I can't make it to Prime this year, but I have a friend who is willing to buy stuff for me. The Portal, PNW and Behemoth sets shouldn't be a problem, but I'm really hoping the Thinkgeek and Vault Boy pins are just simple purchases since I'm not going to ask him to jump through a bunch of hoops just to get pins for me.

  • SerpicoBCSerpicoBC Registered User regular
    Kappa Pin [Twitch]
    -Be one of the first 200 guests in line for Twitch Town Hall panel Friday, August 25,
    4-5PM at the Streaming Theater.
    -The first 50 people to play H1Z1 in the HP Omen gaming arena will walk away with one Kappa pin everyday at Twitch booth #3317.
    -Follow us on Twitter to find out which Twitch staff member is playing treasure goblin and hoarding a bag of pins to give away. They’ll be on the show floor daily at 12PM and 4PM. Don’t forget the secret phrase!


    Well, that sounds awful.

    Sammy.SamPruncibleVaanroseJuicesir
  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
    SOOOO happy that the Kappa pin is what I thought it was - I can continue not giving a shit about it.

    Pins for trade!
    2015 PAX Prime Omeganaut (I will forever hate Katamari)
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  • evanephrineevanephrine ev-an-eff-rinn Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Looks like Twitch is up to the same shenanigans, except this time their pin is even worse looking.

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  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    SerpicoBC wrote: »
    Kappa Pin [Twitch]
    -Be one of the first 200 guests in line for Twitch Town Hall panel Friday, August 25,
    4-5PM at the Streaming Theater.
    -The first 50 people to play H1Z1 in the HP Omen gaming arena will walk away with one Kappa pin everyday at Twitch booth #3317.
    -Follow us on Twitter to find out which Twitch staff member is playing treasure goblin and hoarding a bag of pins to give away. They’ll be on the show floor daily at 12PM and 4PM. Don’t forget the secret phrase!


    Well, that sounds awful.
    Same as East but even worse -- East was first 500 in line. This is 200. That's absolutely ridiculous. If the 1500 print run thing is true, only 27% of them are being given out in a definite way. And who knows how reliable the Leeroy method will be (it definitely wasn't helpful at East).

    #FuckTwitch2015

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  • theoriginalztheoriginalz PhillyRegistered User regular
    A Star Wars pin are you fucking kidding me!?

    -Gabe out

    We can only hope.

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  • OpSteelOpSteel neighbor of the village pindiot Fort Worth TEXASRegistered User regular
    A Star Wars pin are you fucking kidding me!?

    -Gabe out

    We can only hope.
    Commander Bragh Pin [Kabam]
    Checkout the demo for Star Wars Uprising and pre-register for the game at the Kabam Booth #111

    theoriginalz
  • theoriginalztheoriginalz PhillyRegistered User regular
    OpSteel wrote: »
    A Star Wars pin are you fucking kidding me!?

    -Gabe out

    We can only hope.
    Commander Bragh Pin [Kabam]
    Checkout the demo for Star Wars Uprising and pre-register for the game at the Kabam Booth #111

    OOOOOOOOOOOOO I didn't not see that. Well sh*t.

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  • SkeleVaderSkeleVader Your Friendly Dark Lord of Destruction Registered User regular
    contendr wrote: »
    I love the Portal pins. They'll most likely be a $45 set at the We Love Fine booth (just like adventure time last year).

    I can't make it to Prime this year, but I have a friend who is willing to buy stuff for me. The Portal, PNW and Behemoth sets shouldn't be a problem, but I'm really hoping the Thinkgeek and Vault Boy pins are just simple purchases since I'm not going to ask him to jump through a bunch of hoops just to get pins for me.

    My guess is the Thinkgeek will be a simple purchase, but the Bethesda pins will probably require some quality line time.

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  • gacbmmmlgacbmmml Registered User regular
    We're talking what... $300 to $350 for all the new pins? It sure gets expensive quick!!

  • gacbmmmlgacbmmml Registered User regular
    Also, with Twitch Town Hall happening on Fri. AND the D&D live game also happening on Friday... pin or not, I'm definitely going to see D&D in action.

  • CowpuppyCowpuppy Squirrel Squad (EAST) Registered User regular
    The only pin I absolutely need is Commander Bragh. I mean, it's Star Wars, and I was super interested in Star Wars: Uprising to begin with. There's a lot of others I like but I need that pin and would maybe shank someone for it. Not sure. The 1000 angels singing in my ear aren't really clear on that.

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  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    edited August 2015
    I like how the Rock Band pin isn't buy-only this time. Getting my group of friends to demo Rock Band 4 together and receiving a pin for it is super awesome.

    Lazorz on
  • GeveesoGeveeso Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    Oh man, I hope the Valve Portal 2 pins and Bethesda's Vault Boy are still available come PAX South :(

  • SolelronSolelron Wandering Gamer Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    how are you confirming they aren't buy pins? some are obvious (WLF, Behemoth) but how do you know RB isn't a buy option?

  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    Mike mentioned it in his write-up:

    http://www.penny-arcade.com/news/post/2015/08/14/pax-prime-pins
    Gabe wrote:
    Rock Band Pin [Harmonix]
    Available to attendees that play Rock Band at the Harmonix Booth #152

  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    Weird, now that the pin hype is going down and looking at the pins, anyone else think quite a few of the designs aren't as interesting as some of the older pin designs were? Not to be a downer, just wondering if I'm just being an art snob.

    Also where is the third Moonrise pin for the set?

    SkeleVaderaleph0Khraul
  • evanephrineevanephrine ev-an-eff-rinn Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    Weird, now that the pin hype is going down and looking at the pins, anyone else think quite a few of the designs aren't as interesting as some of the older pin designs were? Not to be a downer, just wondering if I'm just being an art snob.

    Also where is the third Moonrise pin for the set?

    Agreed, the 3rd party pins seem to be getting a bit plainer. It seems like they're moving away from "Hey let's make a cool pin!" and towards "Hey if we make any pin people will give us attention/money!"

    Also I just realized no Moonrise and now I'm sad.

    aleph0
  • aleph0aleph0 Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Yup I think a lot of the third party pins don't compare to PA/Bandland pins in terms of art quality. That's why I'm happy to pass on most of them, apart from the games I actually play.

    Also I must say I love the Pacific Northwest themed Core set! Especially Kemper and the fish.

    aleph0 on
  • SolelronSolelron Wandering Gamer Cornelius, ORRegistered User regular
    ok..I kept looking at the pin news not PA news ;)

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  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
    Weird, now that the pin hype is going down and looking at the pins, anyone else think quite a few of the designs aren't as interesting as some of the older pin designs were? Not to be a downer, just wondering if I'm just being an art snob.

    Also where is the third Moonrise pin for the set?

    I will never judge a pin by its pinquest imagery.

    Pins for trade!
    2015 PAX Prime Omeganaut (I will forever hate Katamari)
    jkalles
  • AjaxonAjaxon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    By my count there are:
    • 8 that you have to do something for (demo a game, go to a panel, pray to the Twitch gods, etc)
    • 15 to get from PA staff
    • 31 to purchase (including Merch 3.0 but that will be free for spending $100 at merch booth)

    WAHOO!

  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    Hingo wrote: »
    Weird, now that the pin hype is going down and looking at the pins, anyone else think quite a few of the designs aren't as interesting as some of the older pin designs were? Not to be a downer, just wondering if I'm just being an art snob.

    Also where is the third Moonrise pin for the set?

    I will never judge a pin by its pinquest imagery.

    Sorry to ask, but could you explain? Because whether I base my schedule around the pinquest images or not will greatly change how I schedule running around PAX. *Also to clarify I was not saying all the pins didn't dazzle me, just that there were enough to make me want to verbalize my concern because art school has turned me into a critic.

    Second question: Does "Available at ____" translate to "can be bought at ____"?

  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    Fucking hell.

    Fallout

    Portal

    Minecraft

    Camp W.

    Fucking Star Wars

    AjaxonTheAggroCraigadambargcalamityjamiefishfishmonkeyhatcookiekrush
  • AjaxonAjaxon Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited August 2015

    Sorry to ask, but could you explain? Because whether I base my schedule around the pinquest images or not will greatly change how I schedule running around PAX. *Also to clarify I was not saying all the pins didn't dazzle me, just that there were enough to make me want to verbalize my concern because art school has turned me into a critic.

    Second question: Does "Available at ____" translate to "can be bought at ____"?


    He means that sometimes the pins look way better in person.

    And typically yes, if it says "Available at" it usually means it is a straight-up purchase. Single pins are usually $10, sometimes $15.

    Ajaxon on
  • JKwonJKwon Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    Anyone know if the polygon is going to be limited? They didn't specify; which they normally do for LE pins

    PAX Prime 2010 [x]
    PAX Prime 2011 [x]
    PAX Prime 2012 [x]
    PAX Prime 2013 [x]
    PAX Prime 2014 [x]
    PAX Prime 2015 [x]

    https://pinnypals.com/pals/5Panel
  • LazorzLazorz Tokyo, JPRegistered User regular
    It'll be 1500 pieces.

    ArcticLancerdarkinfero
  • HingoHingo Minneapolis, MNRegistered User regular
    Hingo wrote: »
    Weird, now that the pin hype is going down and looking at the pins, anyone else think quite a few of the designs aren't as interesting as some of the older pin designs were? Not to be a downer, just wondering if I'm just being an art snob.

    Also where is the third Moonrise pin for the set?

    I will never judge a pin by its pinquest imagery.

    Sorry to ask, but could you explain? Because whether I base my schedule around the pinquest images or not will greatly change how I schedule running around PAX. *Also to clarify I was not saying all the pins didn't dazzle me, just that there were enough to make me want to verbalize my concern because art school has turned me into a critic.

    Second question: Does "Available at ____" translate to "can be bought at ____"?

    What @Ajaxon said. Here are some examples:
    Overwatch
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    Team Fortress
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    Don't get me wrong - I love the TF pins. However, I don't think the pinquest sheet does them justice (neither does the image that I snagged from Ebay).

    Pins for trade!
    2015 PAX Prime Omeganaut (I will forever hate Katamari)
  • BrushwoodMuttBrushwoodMutt Registered User regular
    edited August 2015
    Okay thanks, I guess that means after Merch Lite for Polygon and fodder gathering I should swing by the other booths to see in person examples. Minus Twitch, for obvious reasons :P

    Speaking of, is it better to get the Polygon first thing in the morning or try and get one of the demo pins?

    BrushwoodMutt on
  • GrassHopperGrassHopper Registered User regular
    Huh, I wonder if the Star Wars pin will also have a “©Disney” mark and be tradeable with Disney pins :? Pinception!

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