Sunday, September 13, 2020

Disney Pin Review: Hades - Windows of Evil - 2018 Release

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Captures Hades and some mythological characters
Cons: Pain and Panic would have been a fun addition to the pin
The Bottom Line:
Come and meet Hades
Dark window represents him
Good series entry

This Hades Pin is Actually Quite Pleasant

Greek Mythology came to life when Disney took on Hercules in the 1990’s.  The film may not have been quite as enduring as some of the early ones from the decade, but it did give us a memorable villain in Hades, the subject of this Windows of Evil.

As with the rest of the series, each pin depicts a different villain as captured by a faux stained-glass window.  Hades’ face is front and center, with his eyes glowing yellow.  Coming out of his head are the blue flames he has for hair.  Around him are some of his various creatures.  To the left is an outline that suggests his hell hound.  Then there’s the hydra on the right-hand side.  Finally, down at the bottom, is the boatman who ferries souls across the river.  We can even see the green river.

I mentioned the green river because that is one of the few parts of color in this pin.  Most of it is dark, blues and purples and blacks.  That fits the character and where he lives, so I get why they did that.

The window’s frame features a stylized skull at the very top and some flames around the sides.  Again, it is in keeping perfectly with Hades.

I think my biggest surprise with this pin is that they don’t include the main henchmen from the movie – Pain and Panic.  I realize that they were created for the Disney movie, but that would have been a bigger reason to include them in this pin over the creatures from mythology that didn’t play big parts in this movie.

That’s a minor complaint, however.  Overall, this is a great pin for what is a rather fun villain.  Yes, Hades is pure evil, but he is so fun in the movie, I find I rather enjoy him – at least how he was portrayed there.

So if you also like Hades, you’ll want to track down this Windows of Evil pin.  It will make a great addition to your collection.

If you'd like to see the pin, check out the pictures on my Instagram account.

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