Do You Play Croquet?
While some of the pins in Disney’s All Stars Trading Card series were a bit of a stretch, there were others that were obvious. The February release was another of the obvious ones. Of course, we need to include The Queen of Hearts playing Croquet.
This series features Disney characters playing sports in a trading card design. Now, we don’t normally actually see trading cards for croquet, but that’s a minor detail I’m very willing to let slide. The pin itself features the Queen about to hit her croquet ball. Of course, the ball is actually a hedgehog rolled up, and her mallet is a flamingo. What else would you use? Behind her, we can see her soldier cards lined up, all of them hearts. Croquet is in a banner across the bottom in a glittery blue. The Queen herself is a pin on pin, so she stands out a bit. And the Queen has signed it up at the top, making it even more of a collectible card.
The pins in this series are fun. I love variations on a theme, which means many series appeal to me (unfortunately for my pocketbook). This is a good one since you do associate the Queen of Hearts with croquet from her appearance as Alice in Wonderland. And she’s one of the few villains in this pin series so that makes her stand out even more.
It’s always fun to see Disney coming up with new pins. These All Stars Trading Cards are creative, and the Queen of Hearts is a great addition to the series.