I just bought my first several pins from a trusted eBay seller, after getting advice from this forum, and I am SO thankful! And excited! (So you'll have to forgive my enthusiasm. ) I'm wondering what your pin buying/trading style is? Do you have a certain type of pin you keep for yourself, and the others go on the lanyard? I like blues/purples/greys/blacks, which works out well, since I love the bad guys. So I tend to keep (and buy individually) those colors and characters. I figure when I'm trading, if I get one I love I'll stick it in my pocket and have a few others with me to fill the lanyard back up. I think also probably since I'm an adult, I'll likely let a kid give me whatever they want for one of my pins. I can do my picking-and-choosing with cast members. How about you?