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PROJECT UPDATE
McMadmissile
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Pintopia update: Finalized shirts and pins! 🎉

Sorry for the radio silence critters!

I've been hard at work getting everything finalized for production and I SEVERELY underestimated how much time it would take to get the pins ready to go (no regrets, but 40-odd pin designs is a lot to juggle😅). Almost all of the artwork required some simplification around the belly badges, and line work tweaks to remove any itty bitty spots that would be impossible to fill + bring everything up to a level of consistency I was satisfied with.

The good news is all of the most crucial fiddling is finished now. All artwork is finalized, including Charmsey's collaboration pieces so its full steam ahead on all pins and apparel, hooray! Physical sweater samples should be ready to share within the next 1-2 weeks.




Despite the extra time needed to get the pins ready to go, we're still within the tolerances I gave myself on the timeline and I'm feeling great! Plush prototypes are still receiving their final tweaks-- I was hoping they would be done this week but things are never quite that easy so we're still waiting on what (I hope) will be the last round of edits. 

This means that the preorder store will likely be open a little longer than previously stated. At this point I'm expecting a mid-July closure for the store and for surveys.

As soon as I have a concrete date I will be sure to update everyone through every channel possible.

Now for some plushie photos! Dragon Fruit Bat is complete and so heckin cute!! 



At this point all we're waiting on is, 

  • embroidery color tweaks on Rosy Maple Mothman
  • embroidery color tweaks on Twinkle Star Bat
  • paler yellows for Thornheart Wolpertinger
  • revamped flower style for Cherry Blossom Wolpertinger

So we're very, very close!

I believe that covers all of the most exciting developments over the past couple weeks. I continue to talk with my fulfillment team in preparation for Series 2 and Pintopia, making sure all of our SKUs will be compatible with their system (and changing them where necessary), preparing barcodes, developing all of our packaging material and so on. Not a day goes by where we aren't exchanging emails and while its a lot of work, its also very exciting!

Thank you all for your continued patience while I have my nose to the grindstone tying up all these loose ends 🙏 Looking forward to bringing you fellas a big plush update next week (again, fingers crossed!) and in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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(And if you need something to keep you busy while you wait, check out these bases you can download and color for free over on my ko-fi! Each one comes with both a layered .PSD and a black and white version for printing, https://ko-fi.com/mcmadmissile/shop

Happy Pride my lovelies! 🏳️‍🌈💖)

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PROJECT UPDATE
MindytheTurtle
CREATOR
about 17 hours ago

Project Update: Update: Locking Orders + Pins Ordered + Surveys

Hello everyone!

Just in case anyone missed it, the surveys have been sent out to everyone. If you haven't filled it out, please take the opportunity to do so. For add-ons, I've added the winking seal as a potential unlockable design. Currently, we're 5 orders off from unlocking it! If it doesn't unlock by the time I charge everyone's cards, I will be removing them from the individuals that ordered them. For those that have added on multiple pins after the backerkit and have reached at least 5 detotal pins, excluding any freebie pins, you will be getting a Kui pin. If it isn't listed, please don't worry, I will double check everyone's pledges prior to shipment.

Thank you for all of the support and unlocking 4/5 designs! We've reached a total of 33 different pin designs! This is my largest pin order, and honestly, I can't believe it... I'm going to have even more boxes in my room haha

Other updates! The pins have been ordered with my manufacturer, and I will be locking the orders in a couple of days. The notifications will be sent out soon after this update. Afterwords, when I pay the initial 50% payment for the pins, I will post another update that the cards will be charged in a couple of days for the cost of additional add-ons and shipping.

Thank you again for all of the support! I couldn't have done this without all of you! Also, if anyone has suggestions on future projects they would like to see or aquatic animals, please leave a comment!

MindytheTurtle
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PROJECT UPDATE
Bunni's Boutique
CREATOR
about 3 hours ago

Project Update: Survey Smoke Test Monday! Raffle Winners!

Hi everyone!

I have several awesome announcements to make!

1. Survey smoke-test will be sent out tomorrow!

Why Monday of all days? To brighten up your most dreaded day, and in-case anything goes awry, Backerkit will be available to help fix any issues!


And now....

2.  Drumroll please...

The winner for the free mimic sticker design here on Backerkit is...
Amber P!

I used wheel of names with everyone's email addresses, so I didn't screenshot the Backerkit winner, sorry! I would have had to blur out the whole email, which would defeat the purpose of the screenshot.

And the Instagram winner is...
pinsomniadesigns!


Much easier to share the winner from Instagram!


CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!


I will be reaching out to each winner through their respective forms of communication. Please check your email spam folder if you fail to get a communication from me. 


I AM SO EXCITED! I can't wait to work with you both!

Thanks for reading!
Bunni

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PROJECT UPDATE
VioletCascade
CREATOR
4 days ago

Project Update: Surveys and some pin previews!!

Hi everyone I launched the smoke screen and just couldn’t wait so I’ve launched all the surveys now!!
In good news I’m feeling much better and am on a medication that’s helping so far.

Important:

To those who backed by adding add ons and missed “pawty favour tier” I messed up during my brain fog it was supposed to be a limited number tier event for my birthday but if your campaign order was over $110AUD i’ll be treating it as a Pawty favour box and add one of everything even though the survey won’t state this because I honestly forgot but I’ll inform the backerkit staff!
(Please note this is applied for the campaign funds not preorder store)

Preorder store:

I’ve added the special colour of the collaboration pin to the preorder store alongside Rose the bunnerfly any additional pins will have a minimum unlock of 5 orders just so I can guarantee enough interest in the designs not for funding specifically! 


Please know I will balance orders out and no one will leave empty handed, if I have to eat costs i will I was hoping to plan through and avoid this happening but I hate to leave anyone upset so if it’s extra pins, stickers or faster shipping don’t be surprised! C: 

Everyone has been incredibly kind and supportive and I’m so looking forward to my next campaign which will be the long anticipated Momo plushie!
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PROJECT UPDATE
Tiffany Martrano
CREATOR
1 day ago

Project Update: Stickers Keychains and more!

Hi friends! Hope you've been having a wonderful past couple of weeks! I've been busily working on both this campaign and lots of other new projects for the rest of the year! To break the silence, I had some updates I wanted to share 

Stickers

Stickers have arrived and turned out wonderful! Each one has a nice soft metallic sheen to it, very happy with the outcome :) 


Keychains

I just got done filling the Meatsquito pins with the liquid and I'm extremely happy with how this keychain turned out! I can't post videos on backerkit but you can find a video I took of the shifting glitter and sand action HERE!

Unfortunately the Bee-Chain ended up having only one acrylic piece in it despite me paying for and requesting three pieces. I've sent an email to my supplier to try to rectify the issue ASAP, but thought I'd share anyways! I love how bright the colors turned out. Hopefully I get a response soon and I won't be too delayed with a remake for these keychains 


Pins!

I have lots of WIP photos for my pins, thought I would share some!
First up is the Velvet Worm! The UV printing on this one isn't what I originally wanted, as it fades into a lighter color than fades off into the dark enamel. I messaged my supplier about this and hopefully it won't be too much of a problem to get it tweaked. Otherwise I love the galactic sparkles on this one and the rich blue plating! This is the only pin thus far that I've noticed an issue with,

And then here are some of the other ones that are complete or very close to completion!




Some other things!

That's mostly it for now! Just as an FYI I'm running a little Birthday Sale where all items in my Etsy shop are 30% off! I've added a lot of new items which you can find in my shop HERE! Sale ends at End of Day Sunday 6/16 :)


My campaign partner UltraInfinite is also running another campaign set to launch soon, featuring tons and tons of sick designs (per usual). It's going to be a very exciting campaign so be sure to sign up for it if you haven't already and follow along HERE!


I'm also going to be a guest artist on this campaign, along with other very talented artists! You can find my design for the campaign below, featuring my very handsome OC Sarvael :)


Okay that's it for now! Per usual if you ever have any questions comments concerns or anything else send me an email at [email protected]! Backerkit fails to notify me of comments here even though I try to check to the best of my abilities. Hope to see you all soon and have a safe and happy weekend! 
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jess | JBlake Design
CREATOR
about 18 hours ago

Project Update: All Femme Fatale surveys released! 🐍💖🎉

The Smoke Tests went through successfully with no issues, so all the surveys have been released!! 🎉 If you see the survey, please fill it out as soon as possible!! :)

I'm going to set the charge card date for June 28th to give everyone time to gather the funds for shipping and extra add-ons. Please fill out the survey ASAP so I can get accurate counts of all the pins/add-ons! Your card will not be charged right away until June 28th when orders are locked/cards charged, so be sure to fill out the survey as soon as you see it!

As a reminder, there is an option to upgrade your pledge level tier in your survey to the "I NEED ALL THEM FEMMES" 11 pin set tier or the "MY HEART IS NOW CONTENT" Medusa board/full pin set tier. These top 2 tiers include the 2 new Harpy and Egyptian Goddess Nut pins for free~ If you backed my friend Allison's Femme Forecast campaign, you will also get both Persephone collab pins! 

Instructions on how to upgrade your pledge level directly in your survey can be found right here! <3 (If you were an Early Bird backer, and decide to upgrade tiers, your perks should stay on your account ^_^) Your survey link should be sent in a separate email, if you have trouble finding your survey follow the instructions here



Thank you so much for your patience and support, we are so close to the end! :)


:) <3

-Jess! <3

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PROJECT UPDATE
Ken Fiskorne
CREATOR
25 minutes ago

Project Update: Stickers are here, and that's about it for now

Good evening, Jailbirds!

Hope you've had a good, restful weekend. Beam me those vibes. Please. I need them. I tried to sleep in today, and the cockatiel jammed himself into my armpit and screamed into it every time I tried to settle in. The crest tickles. It's not fun.

The vinyl sticker order has arrived. It was over 10 pounds of stickers. My stickers guy has said there was a fun little adventure around the office finding a box big enough. Sorry, stickers guy. It will happen again.

Keen-eyed viewers who can ignore the mess will see pretty much all the campaign goodies here: mugshots in the middle, the huge bags of LITTLE SHITS on the left, and the 4-inch freebie on the left.

You see that giant stack of them that's barely fitting in-frame? That's all freebies, for all of you! Remember, there's almost 500 of you, plus a bunch of you ordered extras. Once again, thank you so much for your support - I genuinely didn't expect this kind of turnout for this campaign.

I will be working to set aside all pledge stickers, then packing up the rest to go to Anthrocon. I'll see you there!


We are still waiting on our pin sample. As mentioned in the last BIRD CRIMES update, we're doing another white value tweak on the gray midtone. None of those words mean anything to you. Sorry, gang. Basically, it's not ready yet.

Anyways, keep an eye out, because this next one is probably the last one: once this sample's colors are ready, all the other pins will begin production.

We are looking to fulfill pins at some point in mid to late summer. I will keep you updated as I get more information. Combined shipping is looking like it is on the table, but logistics still need some work.

Plush cockatiel project is still going on the back burner, samples are still in the works. Little tiel is on the home stretch, and big tiel needs a lot more work. Pics, again, when they are less ugly.

Let me know, if you haven't yet, which freebie voter sticker you'd like! You don't have to, but, I will honor all requests and stick a note on your order. Here are your options.

 
And, if any of the other stickers in that giant mess up there interest you, check shit out here. I just put up a new drop, including the pride month charity peacocks. Do some good, be a better person than me, and support GMHC with your flamboyant fowl purchase. Shit's gonna be wacky with shipping for a bit, but, I should have one more round going out before Anthrocon.

Remember: if you're going, drop by Corviforms at G20! I will be there running bird bingo all weekend... with a few shiny things to offer, too.


Thanks for reading, and sorry this one's really short. I have to get back to final artwork and sorting new stock.

Take it easy, and try to stay cool this weekend. Us here in the Northeast are going to have a pretty miserable week... how hot is it gonna get, where you are, backers? Stay inside, get some electrolytes, and stay good.
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PROJECT UPDATE
The Snarky Company
CREATOR
2 days ago

Project Update: Ink & Enamel Update - Pride Month Sale Code - Queer & Here

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update about Ink & Enamel, as well as some other Snarky Co. stuff happening this month!

Ink & Enamel Updates


Surveys
There are currently 50 backers who have not completed their survey. Please note that we are now past the survey deadline to guarantee you receive the designs you've chosen. I did order extras of each design, however, sometimes we do run out of a design. If you fill out your survey pass the lockdown date, and we run out of a design you've chosen, we will email you to ask you to choose a different design.

If you are having trouble finding your survey, please first login to backerkit and navigate to the "my projects" tab. That section will show you all the projects you've backed on BackerKit, and it will show you to your survey. You can also search your email for a survey email from Snarkyco. or BackerKit. If neither of those options work for you, please email [email protected].

Address Changes
I had mentioned before that I accidentally locked the surveys, however, BackerKit notified me there was a way to do this. If your survey has been locked down, but you still need to update your address, you can still do so. Just navigate to the my projects page on your backerkit account and find your Ink & Enamel survey.

Manufacturing
Currently all items are in the manufacturing process. I have received bookmarks and stickers, but the pins are in the beginning process of manufacturing. We are currently still on schedule to begin shipping by the end of July/early August.

Upcoming Shows 

Literary Ink - Book Themed Tattoo Convention
Chattanooga, TN - July 12-14th

Galaxycon Fae Ball
Austin, TX - August 30th-September 1st

If you live near Chattanooga or Austin, check out these shows and stop by our booth to say hey, we love meeting customers in person!

Happy Pride!

Happy Pride Month! I'm dropping an Etsy store code exclusive to backers for 20% of your entire order of $20 or more. Use code PRIDE2024, or use the following link: https://thesnarkycompany.etsy.com?coupon=PRIDE2024

Queer & Here

Tuesday June 18th we will be launching our 9th crowdfunded pin collection. You've been asking for years, and I'm finally putting a pride pin collection out there. Queer & Here will have a base pin design that comes in 20+ pride orientation/identity flag combinations. Aside from the base pin design, I will be live designing other, more general pride and LGBTQIA+ pins that will be available as unlock-able designs. There will be early bird tiers available for the first 48 hours!
 

To be notified when this project launches and get access to early bird tiers: sign up here!

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PROJECT UPDATE
Maybels Art
CREATOR
5 days ago

Project Update: June Update: Some preview pics

Hello!!
My many sent me some photos to have a look at the pearl/glitter pins to make sure the colours look correct! Im happy so im gonna share some here hehe. 

These are works in progress and haven't been plated so just be aware they will be neat by the end


I hope everyone is having a chill summer! 
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PROJECT UPDATE
Allison Weyda
CREATOR
2 days ago

Project Update: Final Order Lock / Charging Cards Tomorrow!

Hey All!

Tomorrow is the final day before orders are locked and cards are charged! Make sure to make any changes necessary to your orders and make sure your addresses are correct!

I've spent the last few days double checking my pin files and Pantone colors so everything will be as smooth as possible when I send the counts to the manufacturer. I'll be sure to send you all any updates during the process once it is underway.

You can send me an email at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about your order. Please let me know of any issues ASAP!



Thanks!
-Allison
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