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28/6: New Mascot Poses

Looks like the official online shop has launched some new mascot pins today. A quick look through the site reveals the following

Two individual mascots in Union Flag colours (soft enamel) - £6.50 each
A pair of Union Flag mascots (printed) - £7.50 the pair
A boxed set of Union Flag mascots (soft enamel) - larger than those above - £20 boxed
A boxed set of police mascots (soft enamel) - same size as the boxed Union Flag mascots - £20 boxed

24/6: Taxi Pins

Today sees the launch of 3 new London Taxi pins.

Each pin is limited to 50,000 pieces and RRP is £7 each. They are available now and should be with your favourite retailers soon.

21/6: Sponsor News - Eurostar and Airwave

We came across a press release today from Eurostar. It appears the first of 3 pin badges they plan to release has been announced. There was an internal competition to design the pin and the competition was won by the daughter of a Eurostar employee.

9/6: More New Mascot Pins

London 2012 have announced some more mascot pins for immediate sale. These pins show Wenlock trying four new sports, both mascots carrying the flag and 4 pins combining a london bus with mascots, flags and logos.

24/5: Seaside Pins

The series of pins depicting British Life continue this week with 8 pins on the subject of 'The Seaside'.

The pins are pictured below and show some typical seaside subjects such as ice cream and sandcastles.

22/5: London 2012 Pins from USA and Pin Licensing

Late on Friday a few readers started receiving mailings about 24 commemorative (i.e. retail) pins available in the US. Just to be clear, these are official pins made under licence, but they are not part of the 2,012 pins being made by Honav UK, they are manufactured under a different LOCOG licence.

17/5: New Cadbury Pin

When the Cadbury Spots and Stripes pins came out numbered CAD0003 and 4, it was obvious that CAD0002 was 'missing'. Jerry from Cadbury Spots & Stripes kindly posted on the blog comments that the pin was being issued internally following a colleague design competition.