These Rainbow Six Siege Koyo pins are must-buy merch for any fan

Rainbow Six Siege Koyo Operator Pins
Rainbow Six Siege Koyo Operator Pins (Image credit: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege stands stronger than ever, now securing millions of players, with an ambitious fifth year to follow Operation Void Edge's arrival. It reinvigorated the series with its competitive-primed shooter offerings and continues to grow throughout 2020. But for Rainbow Six Siege, its top success sits with its Operators; Ubisoft's roster of personified counterterrorist specialists. Defined by their unique gadgets and each with storied backgrounds, they've emerged as the charming personalities upon a gritty backdrop.

The Koyo Store sets out to bring a trace of your favorite Operators into everyday life, partnered with Ubisoft to deliver an ever-expanding range of Rainbow Six Siege merchandise. The staples of the officially-licensed "Six Collection" come as Operator pins, translating their clean-cut icons into collectible badges.

Take your favorite Rainbow Six Siege Operators on the go

Rainbow Six Siege Koyo Operator Pins

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The lineup of Rainbow Six Siege pins from Koyo now encompasses a majority of the game's personas, featuring those from launch through to the end of 2018 updates. The range is comprised of 44 collectible Operator pins (48 including limited gold pins) representing a majority of the roster, with its Series 5 release on the horizon to introduce all Year 4 additions. Each measure around 25mm x 25mm in size, with variances down to the source artwork.

Awarded an official stamp of approval from Ubisoft, the line of Koyo pins exhibits high quality down the fine details. Each of the products converts the sleek iconography with premium construction, retaining the clean lines and vibrancy through the shift into physical form. The square framing of most icons also helps each smoothly translate, besides minor simplifications, to suit the materials used.

They're built from a robust zinc alloy base with black nickel plating and topped with soft enamel for coloring. This results in a meeting of raised metal lines and recessed enamel, providing a ridged texture to each design. A silver metal butterfly clutch accompanies each, as the usual nub that secures pins to clothing, bags, and other fabric items.

Rainbow Six Siege Koyo Operator Pins

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Rainbow Six Siege Koyo Operator Pins

Source: Matt Brown | Windows Central (Image credit: Source: Matt Brown | Windows Central)

Quality is what makes Koyo stand out, retaining the sharp lines of icons, and translating a flat image to a contoured product. The color accuracy is also commendable, generally matching the tones of each emblem with their on-screen version, apart from a few less vibrant than expected. I make a note of this given alternative licensed products from FanFit gaming, often missing the mark with the accuracy of linework and color.

The Koyo team sent over its full Rainbow Six Siege range to Windows Central, demonstrating the sheer variety of designs as the game nears half a decade on the market. Ubisoft has already proven itself with ongoing diversity throughout designs, still able to represent its characters through identifiable icons, even holding up when materialized into physical products. The pins gracefully bring those digital signatures into the real world, all attributed to Koyo's approach and materials used.

These Rainbow Six Siege pins start at just $9 each, (opens in new tab) with bundled packs also available, pairing up to 12 into a single package. There's a considerable value at that asking price, posing a low entry purchase to represent your favorite or regular rotation of Operators. You can't go wrong with Koyo, making for an ideal pickup or gift for any Rainbow Six Siege fan.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.