Pool Party Pikachu Is This Week's Best Pin, Because Look at Him

New pins from PSA Press, Full Slack, Pulp Free Pins, Pinmuseum, Extratruckestrial, and a 20% off discount code from Strike Gently Co.

by Charlie Ambler
05 October 2016, 8:05pm

As the founder of Strike Gently Co, I deal in pins and patches daily. The Creators Project asked me to pull together a weekly roundup of the best newly-released pins. Most of these will probably sell out. If you like them, smash that “add to cart” button. Every Wednesday, you can head to the bottom of this article for an exclusive discount code so you can keep your pin game sharp.  

In just two weeks, Americans had to cope with the two most bizarre presidential debates we’ve ever had. Regardless of background or affiliation, all of you 18-35-year-olds reading this website can all agree on four things—Donald's insecure and easily #triggered, Hillary Clinton is a reptilian, Tim Kaine could lead the beta uprising, and Mike Pence has a secret shed full of Nazi regalia. It’s all a bad simulation, so in classic American style, here are some wonderful consumer goods to brighten up your day. Scroll down for a special discount code to my shop, Strike Gently Co.

PSA Press


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Is it a video game character? Is it a nationalist symbol? Most people don’t know. Most people also don’t know who the Zodiac Killer was, because most people literally don't know anything. But here he is, in pin form, for all you edgelords and sad girls who grew up stealing serial killer encyclopedias from your local library.

$16.00 set here.

Full Slack


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Despite this movie being so twee, I really do love it. Seeing this pin made me remember just how much. Will the precocious teen get the depressed European teacher 20 years his senior? Of course not, but you will get to hear some killer Cat Stevens and Mark Mothersbaugh as Max Fischer learns who he is.

$8.00 here.

Pulp Free Pins


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While we’re on the topic of Cute, sometimes things are just so certifiably so, that they have to be acknowledged. Take this pin of Pikachu floating around on a raft. Just look at him. This has got to be hands-down one of the cutest instances of copyright infringement I have ever seen. Well done, Pulp Free Pins. 

$8.00 here.



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Pinmuseum makes some really high-quality ‘bootleg art’ pins. The irony of modern life is that you can get sued for stealing a basic Warhol image, but the greatest painting of all time has no trademark and can be used at will. I like that, though, since it means you can wear this sick pin set on both collars. The Creation of Denim.

$16.00 for the set.



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Look, it’s Skeletor as a Buddha. It doesn’t require that much explanation. You know you want it. Extratruckestrial also makes some crazy plastic toys reminiscent of the 90s Japanese plastic toy craze. Who wants to trade some? DM me.

$7.00 here.

Ok, that’s it. Hope you’re feeling better now that you have some shopping to do. Get 20% off at Strike Gently Co this week with code DIE. See you next time.


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