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Old 08-14-2017, 08:09 PM   #101
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My Kintaro is 164/200, but Splinter, like Optimus Primer's, just says PROOF on it.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:36 PM   #102
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That seems very unusual. Someone with Facebook could leave a message on Pintrill's page. I would like to see photos of a Splinter pin with the issue number and one that says "proof." I'm a very visual person. Only if posting pics is convenient though.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:48 PM   #103
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Really curious what that means.

The only guess I can make is maybe proofs are the first ones made that were, in a sense, testers to make sure it was coming out right, and since it worked they were included in the batch prior to those that received numbers? (More to my theory that the earliest ones made could have been at the bottom of the pile prior to shipping and might go to those who got in under the wire...)
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:55 PM   #104
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Really curious what that means.

The only guess I can make is maybe proofs are the first ones made that were, in a sense, testers to make sure it was coming out right, and since it worked they were included in the batch prior to those that received numbers?
That's my guess too. Makes no difference to me, it's a great pin in perfect shape. & you can't beat the price of free.
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:06 PM   #105
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I know, I'm so glad I manged to grab it. Great price for a pin this big!
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:10 PM   #106
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Really curious what that means.

The only guess I can make is maybe proofs are the first ones made that were, in a sense, testers to make sure it was coming out right, and since it worked they were included in the batch prior to those that received numbers? (More to my theory that the earliest ones made could have been at the bottom of the pile prior to shipping and might go to those who got in under the wire...)
Proof could make it more rare. The proof theory of yours IndigoErth sounds like it makes sense. I wonder how many proofs got produced prior to the 1/200 marking. Could there have been 400 Splinter pins made? I am also curious how many of the pins Kevin Eastman got?

For Splinter I got 46/200 and ordered as soon as Autbot_Benz posted the link and my friend did the same and got 192/200. The two I got from a fellow dromer are Mona Lisa 124/200 & Kintaro 57/200.

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Old 08-14-2017, 09:43 PM   #107
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That's my guess too. Makes no difference to me, it's a great pin in perfect shape. & you can't beat the price of free.
Same. Mine is in mint condition as well.

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Old 08-14-2017, 09:50 PM   #108
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Mine also says "Proof". My friend got a 73/200. Wonder which one is better or more rare and should trade her for...
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Old 08-14-2017, 09:56 PM   #109
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Mine also says "Proof". My friend got a 73/200. Wonder which one is better or more rare and should trade her for...
I think you should keep yours. If she had something like 1/200 or 200/200, I would trade, but Proof might end up being rare.
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Old 08-14-2017, 10:17 PM   #110
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Mine also says "Proof". My friend got a 73/200. Wonder which one is better or more rare and should trade her for...
Yeah I would think proof would be more rare. But have no actual idea. Comes down to personal preference. Knowing that they got advertised as a run of 200. I would be extremely bothered if mine wasn't numbered. Even if the proof became twice as valuable in time I would still need one that has a 1-200 designation. And I would not buy a non-number on the secondary market. That's just me though and my weird way of thinking. Reminds me of how some comics are issue #0 which is cool.
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:44 AM   #111
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Got my Splinter pin and got # 1/200!




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Old 08-16-2017, 12:21 PM   #112
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Old 08-16-2017, 04:18 PM   #113
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You're theory is correct, the proof pins are indeed less common. The manufacturer first makes a set of proofs on a master disk that's about the size of a vinyl record, they present the proof to purchaser for approval on color and everything before moving on. Those look to be about 2 inches so I'd guess there's only about 6 to 8 proofs out there.
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:00 PM   #114
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Hard to say. They've been days apart and up to three weeks apart. They tend to go up roughly around when the new episode or arc airs, but that's a fairly loose term. They usually give a heads up a few days in advance on Twitter or Facebook though. I've missed 2 or of 4 so far
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Old 08-16-2017, 06:50 PM   #115
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You're theory is correct, the proof pins are indeed less common. The manufacturer first makes a set of proofs on a master disk that's about the size of a vinyl record, they present the proof to purchaser for approval on color and everything before moving on. Those look to be about 2 inches so I'd guess there's only about 6 to 8 proofs out there.
That's awesome. So there's prob a little over 200 made really, but just a few lucky people getting unnumbered.

And grats, Pointblank, I was hoping the owner of #1 might be on here!




If there is one for it, I'm very curious what/who the monsters arc pin will be!
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Old 08-16-2017, 07:16 PM   #116
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:11 PM   #117
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Just checked all of mine:

1) 98/200
2) 108/200
3) 173/200
4) 85/200
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I bought a Splinter off another dromer and it actually says proof on the back as well.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:15 AM   #119
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That's dope! Congrats.

Just checked the two that I have :

Kintaro - 95/200
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I'm hyped to have a numbered one and a proof. Sort of a best of both worlds type of deal. I hope the pins continue on this upward trend of better designs. They've gotten cooler with each release, in my opinion.
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Old 08-26-2017, 03:28 PM   #120
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For Splinter I got 46/200 and ordered as soon as Autbot_Benz posted the link and my friend did the same and got 192/200. The two I got from a fellow dromer are Mona Lisa 124/200 & Kintaro 57/200
Was able to find the first pin/Leo 102/200. Grateful to have all now that have been released.
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