Today sees Wenlock and Mandeville re-appear in their guards uniforms, but a little larger and in new packaging.

These pins are the same mascot poses as pins 0489 and 0502, but are slightly larger - 18x35 mm instead of 15x30 mm for the Mandeville pin as an example.

A new form of packaging has been used for this pair of pins. This time they are not on card but in a 'twin pack' box-set. The box measures 110 x 75 x 25 mm approximately and is branded in the mascot guards images of Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London used for the original pins and the printed versions (0539 and 0542). Those backing cards have been classified as Version 5 cards on the website. We understand that these pins will not be available individually on card as all have been boxed.

The issue size of these pins is 10,000, so more limited than the 200,000 of the originals and 500,000 of the printed versions. The price of the boxed set is £20. No word on retailers at the time of writing.

Two other boxed sets of mascot pins have been seen on eBay. We understand that these sets will be available shortly but limited to the London 2012 shops for 4 weeks before being available through other retailers.