I'm super excited to make Thiago Cotterell's Fiesta Medal this year, and boy is it a doozie! You know Thiago by having some of the hottest medals of the past, including the Un Poco Loco medal that drove people wild in 2018! He is returning to a Coco-inspired theme for 2020 but with a twist in this Slinky Alebrije Fiesta Medal that came to him while riding the Slinky Dog roller coaster! He road the coast so much that his mom said that he found his "spirit animal!"
First off, this medal is two unique parts—a pin that can be detached and worn year round that features the Slinky Dog but as an alebrije. The colors are vibrant and yes, that is a real spring connecting the two pieces. The pin is made of hard enamel, which is the style more favored in the Fantasy Pin scene. The Slinky Alebrije attaches to a papel picado that features a landscape of the City of the Dead with "Viva Fiesta 2020" indented at the top! This is truly a beautiful medal!
This is the first of seven in our Spring Seven Pack—you can get all of them in limited edition medals by preordering the pack now! But we're going to do something a little special as well! There will be 50 PREORDER Spring Seven Packs in gold and limited edition styles. And there will be 50 of the Slinky Alebrije in limited edition style for individual order—it will include a gold plated pin and a lighter teal papel picado! $1 from every sale through 2020 was donated to Great Hearts Forest Heights, where Thiago is a First Grader. Thiago and his parents have raised THOUSANDS of dollars for the school through family medal sales, and I'm excited to make this one for him this year! Be sure to follow him on Instagram at @tjc_model.
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