A Tron pin attached to a tote bag.

On the Hunt for Tron Pins

Whether it’s mugs, crystal figurines, or action figures, we all collect stuff. I collect enamel pins. I have boxes filled to the brim with pins. It’s a hobby that might require an intervention down the line, to be honest. For now, it’s my favorite thing to do, especially at conventions.

Pins are a great way to express what you love, so it’s no surprise my pin focus has grown to include Tron. Here’s the thing, though. When Tron: Legacy was popular back in 2010, I was a lowly graduate student with no money to spend on frivolous things.

I missed out on all the amazing pin releases over the years. Now, I’m trying to work my way back. It will no doubt be an expensive journey, but it’ll also be a fun one!

Here’s what I have, so far.

Tron pins laid out on a fabric background.
Credit: Radical Grid

Countdown to the Millennium Series (Left)

Released on December 3, 1999, this Tron pin was released as part of a series to help celebrate the coming of the new millennium. I found this one at Disney’s D23 Expo earlier this year.

Tron Lightcycle Power Run (Middle)

I bought this pin at New York Comic Con. It’s based on the Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction in Tomorrowland at Shanghai Disneyland. Thankfully, they’re going to introduce that ride at Disney World in 2021.

Sam Flynn (Right)

This limited edition (only 300 were made) was from the Soda Fountain and Studio Store in Los Angeles. I also bought this pin at Disney’s D23 Expo, and I’m glad I did because it’s very unique.

Tron pins laid out on a fabric background.
Credit: Radical Grid

Flynn Lives (Middle)

The Flynn Lives promotional pin was given to people who played a Tron: Legacy alternate reality game. Since they were never sold, they are extremely rare. Many thanks to my friend, Micah, for sending this to me as a gift.

Metallic Tron Lightcycle (Right)

This is another pin from the Tron Lightcycle Power Run attraction that I also bought at New York Comic Con. I love the black metallic finish with light blue accents.

I know I have a long way to go, but I look forward to adding more to my tiny collection in the future. In the meantime, what Tron pins do you own? Which ones are you trying to find?

Featured and Article Photos: Radical Grid

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