I got this Fjord a while back but finally got around to reviewing him. Honestly, I really love this pin. I got some more, particularly a number of BH ones for Christmas, and Fjord still has something particularly charming about the balance and color of its design that makes him a favorite. It's hard to take photos of (he's more truly green irl, I'd say even the product photos skew too blue), but the color balance is really nice. He would be a lot easier to photograph if these pins were made with black instead of silver metal as they're so reflective, which I think the product photos also struggled with, but that's personal preference that black looks better displayed.
The one thing I will say and what lost him a star (sorry Fjord) is that there's enamel bleeding over the lines on mine, from his scar into his skin and a little bit from his white tuft into the black hair (it looks like shine in the photo but irl you can tell it's the white enamel). It's not a big issue by any means, but it is something noticeable. I wouldn't mind collecting lower-grade CR pins, I just wish there was more attention paid to whether the pins were fully correct and I knew it was lower-grade before buying it. I also think that these pins are so large that they could really use a second post to help keep them secure and from moving around. I'm scared to wear them because I don't want them to fall off because I love them too much to lose them :)
I think this might be my favorite of the M9 chibi pin designs- the ombre coloring on his skin, the perfect greying streaks in the hair, the wave, the splash of red on the snea snake tendrils. Fjord has such a good character design to start with and this definitely does him justice, and the backing in particular is such a great touch, especially for collectors who hang onto those things! Fantastic pin, stunning and oh so cute!
The pins good quality and is adorable.