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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:59 pm

The Alton Towers clothing seems to be getting more and more fashionable and blending in with trends which I love!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm

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The Oblivion pin looks really good. 
By the by, how much are pins generally?

Pins are usually £4 except closed rides which are usually £4.50 and pins on sale which can be £1.50 to £3 ish. the rollercoaster restaurant pin has been £1.50 for ages

I hope all this new merch becomes available on the online shop soon.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:41 pm

Have y'all seen the Power Of The Towers hoodies? I need one!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 pm

Yes, there are hoodies, magnets, pens, keyrings, pin badges and notebooks too!

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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 pm

*throws all my money at Alton*
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:05 am

Hi, does anybody have one of the old staff badges "Delivering the Magic" that I could purchase from them please, it would be about 25yrs old, I've attached a picture thanks.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:40 pm

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I do really like these Power of the Towers pin badges. I think it's because they're a more compact size and not overcomplicated - they feel much more like a staff pin.
Without the card mount they do also feel like they could have been for staff!
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:15 am

Quite possibly. It certainly has that feel, especially when the 'STRONG' pins were mounted on a card. I've always had the feeling the the RCR pins should have been for staff at some point too!

I'm not sure what to make about the Power merchandise. Apart from the pin, I don't think I'll be buying anything else!
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Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:34 pm

I really like the Power of the Towers pin and do agree it does very much seem like it may have been originally intended as a staff pin badge.

It is good to see the range of pins expanded and although they're not all to my taste (which is actually a good thing as there is no way I could afford to buy them all :lol ) It's great that Merlin have recognised that they are a popular item to stock and therefore worth taking the time to produce a decent range of pins :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:31 am

I was never a fan of pin badges, I never felt the buzz for them really but now I do collect some. I don't collect every single one but do collect the ones which are of rides I enjoy or some which are different. This Power Of The Towers pin isn't exactly my thing and don't particularly like it too much but it definitely looks like something intended for staff!

I also love the new pins which represent old rides! Pins like the Ripsaw one do really bring back the memories of riding these in the past and just look great! So more of these would be great :)
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Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:49 am

I think it is important to just collect the ones you like, otherwise it becomes a very demanding and expensive hobby.

I do go for special pins though, such as the Power of the Towers, as they will be rare!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:43 pm

Its great that they're making so many different ones as there's definitely something for everyone's tastes and interests.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:35 pm

I really love the Power of the Towers pin badge , I've always thought the staff badges are much better and this definitely looks like one.

I think I used to want to collect every badge, but now Merlin are producing more, I'm treating it more like Disney pins so I will only buy the ones I really like now. Especially now the price is higher than previous.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 pm

Michelle wrote:
I really love the Power of the Towers pin badge , I've always thought the staff badges are much better and this definitely looks like one.

I think I used to want to collect every badge, but now Merlin are producing more, I'm treating it more like Disney pins so I will only buy the ones I really like now. Especially now the price is higher than previous.

Totally agree with this. We need more badges designed in the same way as the staff badges are!
I'm the same in that I used to want to collect all the badges, but now I'm only buying the ones I like and the ones that represent something to me (e.g. if a rie has certain memories attached to it, or if I've dedicated a significant amount of time to covering it for TTSP like I did with Wicker Man). I'm treating the pins much more like I do when I visit foreign parks now in that I have to buy them for a reason and not for the sake of it - for example last year I got pins for Fury 325, Mystic Timbers, and Steel Vengeance as those were three of my favourites rides on my trip, and this year I will similarly only buy pins for the rides that I enjoy the most. It's too easy to fall down the rabbit hole of buying all the pins!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:08 pm

It’s my first season as a MAP holder and I was never one for pin badges, but I found myself purchasing the generic Alton Towers 2019 badge and The Smiler (with it being my favourite ride) and I feel that’s enough for my lanyard. I couldn’t be one of those people who have a full lanyard of them as they’d irritate me too much when the swivel upside down :lol:
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:19 am

I'm just starting a new pin collection for theme parks, I personally love the pins which have roller coaster track in such as the Thorpe Park Nemesis Inferno and Stealth pins and though I do like the Alton Towers ones where they just have the name of the ride, I think it would be better if a unique piece of track for the ride was on the pin. For example, Oblivion having its drop (Maybe they can make it so you can move the rollercoaster train up and down). 

I just think these pins would look a lot more special and unique to the pins they have now.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:22 pm

Alton Towers have issued a product recall on some of their 3D Wicker Man mugs.
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