Back to the Future (1985): Marty’s Art in Revolution Pin

Replica vector graphics by me. Assuming the size by Zazzle is close (1.25 inches?), I think this is a good option for anyone looking to make a BTTF 1 Marty costume, or just for fans of Constructivism:

 

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The Expanse: Amos Burton’s Pin

Amos has a silver-tone devil / demon head pin on his jumpsuit, and a matching tattoo on his arm. I’ve seen many that are close, but none I’m convinced is “the” pin. Retouched screencaps & stills below the jump:

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Elementary: Sherlock’s Lapel Pin(s)

Taken from hi-res promo stills:

And then there’s this one (also from a promo still):

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Which may be the same pin, desaturated or in silver. Or not. The three above appear to be the Arethusa coin / pin / replica.

There are at least two other pins, however: The much-rumored Royal Marines pin and what appears to be a gold Sovereign:

Gold (?) full Sovereign coin / replica / pin on the left, Royal Marines pin on the right. The above images have been taken from promo stills / screencaps. Below are examples of the ‘real’ found objects, as seen on the internet:

Again, because I do not know their exact size, I cannot be sure what they are (pins, cufflinks, tie tacks, replicas, etc).

Congo: Captain Wanta

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“I like that, Miss Ross – You surprise him!”

Happy birthday to Delroy Lindo, who’s been in a surprising number of things, including Gone in 60 Seconds, The Cider House Rules, Up (as the voice of Beta), Romeo Must Die, The Core, an episode of The Simpsons, Broken Arrow, Get Shorty, and so on, but whom I will always remember as the ‘complicated’ Captain Wanta from Congo – unbelievably uncredited, brief, but played with great verve!

Regrettably, I am unable to ID the pin he wears:

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It appears to me to be a bird in front of a sun. I suspect it’s a foreign air force pin of some sort. He also seems to wear similar but much smaller pins on his epaulettes, best seen in the alternate angle. They do not appear to be the standard US captain’s bars, nor the Belgian captain’s insignia:

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The Hunt for Red October: Soviet Ambassador’s Lapel Pin

The Soviet Ambassador Lysenko (excellently played by Joss Ackland) is wearing a red, flag-shaped lapel pin. The President’s National Security Advisor Mr. Pelt (also excellently portrayed by Richard Jordan) is likewise wearing a US flag lapel pin.

However, the ambassador’s pin is not a simple Soviet Union national flag. Upon closer inspection, it appears to be emblazoned with the text “ВЕРХОВНЫЙ СОВЕТ СССР,” “Supreme Soviet of the USSR.” This was the most powerful legislative body in the Soviet Union.

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Similar (almost certainly replica) pins can be found for about $15 on Ali Baba, or for ludicrously high prices on eBay.