Pizza Pinz

Pizza Pinz

🍕 Pizza Pinz Check In!
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20 days ago
by Jason Furie


Hey pizza lovers! It's been 2 weeks since we've funded Pizza Pinz so I though I'd check in and give ya'll a status update. We have a lot of parts movin' and shakin' so let's dive in like my favorite cool but rude teenage mutant ninja turtle Raphael diving into a hot slice 😎

🔥 Backer funds comin' in hott 🔥
It looks like most all cards have been charged and the bulk of the funds will be hitting my account in the next week or so. This means I can start finalizing my pin designs and get them closer to official production with my manufacturer. A lot of the details are already sorted out, they are just waiting on all my final files which are about 90% complete.

💖 TWO new custom slices coming your way 💖
We had TWO backers choose the $300 "Custom Slice" pledge level and I'm in the process of working out those designs. Nothing to show you yet, but we've settled on the 2 new designs. They are:

CATlifornia Poppy Slice - A delicat combination of cute felines and dainty California Poppies spread across a hot n' ready slice of pie. In short, it's cats n' flowers y'all. Cats n' flowers...need I say more?

Space Specter Slice - Born from a backer's love of the show Space Ghost: Coast to Coast and, well, pizza! A combination I didn't see coming BUT exactly what custom slices are all about! Making things that wouldn't otherwise exist! Expect this one to be a cool sci-fi theme inspired by the aforementioned show!

These two slices are in the design phase right now and I hope to share their final form soon!

📦 Mini Pizza Boxes are coming 📦
Ok, this is fun. I've been working with an amazing company to make these mini pizza boxes just perfect. And they are so good people. The final boxes have been finalized and ordered. I will share some serious pictures with you once both the boxes and the pin backer cards arrive. I can't overhype these enough. They are perfect.

✏️ Backer Surveys Coming Soon ✏️
Once I finalize the last 2 custom pins, I will be sending out Backer Surveys. This is the part where you get to:

  1. Choose your pins
  2. Add extra pins to your order
  3. provide shipping information
  4. see shipping costs with shipping charges soon after (weight based)



Even though surveys may be going out a tiny bit later than expected, everything else is ahead of schedule meaning we are well on track for a November delivery date! It's all lookin' goooooooooooood! We're on time.

Ok that's quite enough for now! I'm very excited to push this all forward. Now I need to go get designing these final TWO pizza slices so I can get these surveys out to you all!

While you wait, please take the very important poll above for me, and please comment why you identify with that character AND let me know who's missing from the list 🐢🐢🐢🐢

Smell ya later,
Jason Furie 🍕
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🍕 Thank you all!
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about 1 month ago
by Jason Furie


A big New York Style pizza slice thank you to all 489 of you who made this project happen! At the end of the day we raised $15,555 which is over 300% funded AND we unlocked each and every Mystery Slice. That last slice would not have happened without your extra help. I saw a lot of folks adding money to their pledge and upping their Pledge Levels in the last 24 hours. You rock 🤘

And on top of that TWO of you chose the "Custom Slice" Pledge Level which means I still have 2 new pizza slice designs to create. I'm not sure what those will be just yet, but they will be available for all to order once the surveys are sent. So stay tuned for that. I will reach out to the 2 backers soon so I can figure out what I'll be drawing.

SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!?

  • Your payment method will be charged today (it may have already happened for some). You will receive a confirmation email when your pledge is successfully processed.
  • I'll need 2 weeks to make sure all payments go through and any failed payments get a chance to update their info.
  • I'll use this time to work out what the custom slices will be and share in an update when I create them.
  • I'm finalizing the mini pizza boxes now, they look AWESOME, and I will be sure to show you all the final box once I have them in hand. 
  • Once all the above is squared away, you will get a backer survey where you will be able to select exact options for your order, add items to your order, provide your current shipping address, and pay for shipping.

Alright, I need to go relax a little bit, that was a very fun campaign and I'm so very thankful you all helped bring Pizza Pinz to life. This has been a little dream of mine for years now and you are responsible for making it a reality.

Stay tuned pizza-lovers,
Jason Furie 🍕
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Synthwave Slice Joins the Menu!
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about 1 month ago
by Jason Furie


We did it! The final Mystery Slice has been unlocked by reaching $15K in funding which is 300% of goal.

🌴 Introducing the Synthwave Slice!


Synthwave Slice was the clear winner of our recent community poll. Thanks again to everyone that voted for this cool theme.

I hope this slice gives off vibes of rad electronic music associated with action, science-fiction, and horror film soundtracks of the 1980s. It's chill man. Calming. Cool 😎

With only 5 hours to go, that's a wrap on all the Mystery Slices. We unlocked them all! You did it!

Any additional slices to join the mix will be from the $300 "Custom Slice" Pledge Level. If your dream slice didn't make the final cut, consider choosing that Pledge Level and get exactly what you want!

Stay tuned and see what the final backer count and funding amount is.

Jason Furie 🍕
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💸 This is how we reach $15K in 30 Hours
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about 1 month ago
by Jason Furie
COMMUNITY ACHIEVEMENT
Mystery Slice #4 Unlocks (Synthwave Slice)
Funding Goal: $15,000
We did it!
This project reached this goal!
Alright my pizza-loving friends, it's time to mobilize and reach our final stretch goal together — if we reach $15K in funding, the final Mystery Slice (Synthwave Slice) will unlock and be available to all on the pizza menu.

As of RIGHT NOW we have $1,142 to go until we reach $15K. That's it! My napkin math tells me that's just ~$2.44 more from each of the 468 backers here! THIS CAN HAPPEN 💖

4 EASY WAYS WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER:



CHOOSE A HIGHER PLEDGE LEVEL
Get a few extra pins as gifts or just because you are a pin collecting monster. Either way, remember that the higher the pledge level you are in means the cheaper each individual pin will be. So more pins = cheaper pins. That's some good math!



ADD ADDITIONAL FUNDS TO YOUR ORDER
Yes, you can do this! If you'd like to add some extra funds to your pledge you can totally do that. Any extra amount you add will convert into BackerKit credit after the campaign is over that you can use to get extra pins via your backer survey.

REMEMBER: you can add $10 for each additional pin you want to order.




GO FOR THE $300 PLEDGE LEVEL! (You know who you are!)
Three [3] of you have reached out to me saying you were considering this pledge tier and you all had some really cool pin design ideas. What are you waiting for, time is almost up! Let's get at least one of these through!

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And here we gooooo! The final 30 hours should be very, very interesting. I hope you join me in unlocking our last Mystery Slice. I'm putting some finishing touches on the new Synthwave Slice as we speak... It's proven to be a lot harder to design than I expected, but I think it's looking pretty cool!

Keep an eye on this update as the Community Achievement bar above will go up as we get closer to $15K!

Hope the next update is the big Synthwave reveal,
Jason Furie 🍕
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🏆 POLL RESULTS: Mystery Slice #4 has been chosen!
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about 1 month ago
by Jason Furie


The poll results are in to determine what new pizza design will unlock if we reach $15K in funding! As of the time of this update, we are at $13,698 with just 40 hours to go! We're so close 😅

Since you all are so amazing and supportive, I really wanted to hear from YOU which design I should draw next. And it looks like we have a clear winner:

SYNTHWAVE SLICE will be unlocked if we reach $15K!

And let me just put this out there. I have a lot of respect for you all, but there is a special place in my heart for the 4 of you that voted for Putrid Vomit Slice 🤮 Keep fighting the good fight.

Since we are so close to reaching our $15K Milestone, I'll be posting an update a little later today sharing how we can reach this goal even if no new backers join in the last 40 hours.

Please stay tuned as my next update will be a very important one 😎

Thanks,
Jason Furie 🍕
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✅ CAST YOUR VOTE: Choose the Last Mystery Slice!
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about 2 months ago
by Jason Furie


Thanks to 384 of you, we've blown past our funding goal, have unlocked 3 out of 4 of the Mystery Slices, and have raised over $11K so far. That's more than 200% funded! That's a lot of pizza! I'm forever grateful that y'all are helping me fulfill a dream of mine — to manufacture deluxe pizza themed enamel pins packaged in mini pizza boxes! What can I say, I dream BIG!

As a thank-you I've decided to let YOU choose the final slice design that will unlock if we reach $15K in funding. Since I wanted to run this poll properly, I've extended the campaign length by a few days to make sure all the votes get counted. I also have a few more fun ways for us all to connect throughout the final week of Pizza Pinz on BackerKit.

HERE'S HOW IT WILL WORK:

  • CAST YOUR VOTE NOW via the button above that says "Go Vote Here"
  • You should totally do this RIGHT NOW, but you have until WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH AT 11:59 PM PST
  • One vote per person and no editing once your vote is cast! So choose slowly and choose wisely.
  • I will post a new update on THURSDAY, JULY 7th revealing Mystery Slice #4 (The Winner)
  • If we reach $15K in funding, the new slice design will be available as an option to all!

Alrighty then, what are you waiting for? Go vote already. You have until WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH AT 11:59 PM PST.

Comment which slice you think needs to win here and why.

May the best slice win,
Jason Furie 🍕
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Square-Cut Slice Joins the Menu!
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about 2 months ago
by Jason Furie


Whoa! We've just unlocked Mystery Slice #3 by reaching $10K in funding which is 200% of goal!

✴️ Introducing the Square-Cut Slice!


This cut goes by many names, has many variations, and has many versions of its true origin story. Sicilian, Detroit-Style, St. Louis, Mid-West Style, Party-Cut, Tavern-Style...the list goes on. Sometimes it's spongy and thick, sometimes it's thin and crisp. But one thing is for sure, some folks just prefer the square-cut over the pie-cut. This new slice most resembles the Sicilian style.

There's one more planned Mystery Slice to unlock! I'll reveal the next design if we reach $15K in funding during this campaign. I'm going to keep this one a true mystery though.

BUT I have a few other surprises up my sleeve that may unlock more since we still have 2 weeks to go!

Is there a specific type of slice that hasn't show up yet that you would be SHOCKED if it didn't make the cut? Let me know in the comments! And thank you all so much for reaching this huge milestone.

Smell ya later,
Jason Furie 🍕
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Watermelon Slice Joins the Menu!
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2 months ago
by Jason Furie


We're barely into week 2 and we've already unlocked our second Mystery Slice.

🍉 Introducing the Watermelon Slice Pizza Pin!


The first Mystery Slice we unlocked last week was a classic favorite, so this time around I wanted to include another specialty Slice. And since the first day of summer is upon us, I thought we could celebrate in style.

There are more Mystery slices to unlock. I'll reveal the next one if we reach $10K in funding during this campaign! I'll give you a clue: This new slice is in great shape 💪

Any guesses? Comment on this update and tell me what you think the next Mystery Slice will be!

And don't forget to back Bird Itabags by Corviforms. If you back BOTH projects, you will get these 2 pins added to your orders for FREE 🦆🍕



Thanks,
Jason Furie ✌️
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Hawaiian Slice Joins the Menu!
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2 months ago
by Jason Furie


Hey everyone! Wow, what a great first week for Pizza Pinz. Not only are we 100% funded, but we've also passed our first Mystery Menu milestone of $6000. That means I'll be adding a brand new pizza slice to the menu for you all to choose from. And by the looks of our Should pineapple be on pizza!? thread, I think a lot of you will like this one! Some, not so much...

Introducing the Hawaiian Slice Pizza Pin!

I took a community poll before I launched this project, and my #1 request was the Hawaiian slice so I decided this would be a great first new pin to introduce.

Fear not, there are more new slices on the horizon. I'll reveal the next one if we reach $7500 in funding. Here's a clue to what the new slice will be: It's a summertime favorite and can really help cool you down on a hot day!

Any guesses? Comment on this update and tell me what you think the next Mystery Slice will be!

ONE LAST THING

HUGE shout-out to the folks that also backed Bird Itabags by Corviforms. We're running a special where you will get 2 FREE Pigeon-Pizza-Party pins if you pledge for BOTH crowdfunding projects. I know a lot of you came over from that awesome campaign! Birds and pizza. Does it get any better?

Here's a look at the 2 FREE pins you will get by backing BOTH at ANY pledge level!

 
Now get to the comments section, guess what the next Mystery Slice will be, and let's get to $7500 so I can reveal the next cool new pin design.

Thanks,
Jason Furie

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Pizza Pinz is 100% Funded!
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2 months ago
by Jason Furie

Pizza Pinz is 100% funded 🍕

None of this would be possible without YOU, your undying love for pizza, and your willingness to support me on a brand new platform 💕 I will be forever grateful that we could all come together and celebrate these pizza slices together that will be packaged in cute little pizza boxes 📦

MYSTERY SLICE #1❓

Now that we've passed the initial funding goal, it's time to start aiming for the Mystery Slices! Our first Mystery Slice will be unlocked if we reach $6000. What could it be? I think I may have spoiled it in one of the Community Comment threads 😅 Any guesses!?

A fun surprise 😮

Did you know there is another rad crowdfunding campaign happening through BackerKit? It called Bird Itabags & Accessories and you'll want to check it out. Not only because it is an amazing crowdfunding project that's about to cross $100K in funding, BUT because if you back BOTH of our projects, you'll get not one, but TWO FREE PINS added to your orders. Check 'em out!



Be sure to check out that project HERE ⬅️🦆

This is just the beginning. So many more slices to unlock, and lots of fun reveals and community activities coming soon. So please keep an eye on this page for frequent updates!

And if you want to get to those Mystery Slices even faster, be sure to share this project with your friends and family. You can use the below link and image to share if you haven't yet!

https://www.backerkit.com/c/jason-furie/pizza-pinz



See you soon,
Jason Furie ✌️
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VOTE: Should pineapple be on pizza!?
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3 months ago
by Jason Furie
WELCOME to the Pizza Pinz crowdfunding campaign 🍕 I'm so glad you're here. Throughout this campaign I have a LOT of discussion prompts, polls, and surprises to share with you that will often result in a brand new pizza slice design. Today is just the beginning! This project isn't mine...it's ours.

Up first, I'm going to address the elephant in the room—should pineapple be on pizza!? It'a an age-old question argued over the fire-pit since the dawn of time and I'm ready to put this argument to rest already! Are you the type that loves the sweet and salty blend of this forbidden mixture, or does the sound of hot cheesy fruit make your stomach turn?

HOW IT WORKS
  1. Choose a pledge level and become an official Pizza Pinz backer.
  2. A few weeks after the campaign ends you'll get a survey where you choose the pins you want. Simply choose the YES TO PINEAPPLE pin or the NO TO PINEAPPLE PIN to cast your vote. You are literally putting your money where your mouth is.
  3. I'll tally up the final orders once surveys are complete and share via a post-campaign update declaring the winner. (Yes, you will get the pin you choose no matter who wins.)

And in the meantime, be sure to COMMENT ON THIS UPDATE with your choice. All I ask is that you keep things nice and let us know a little bit about why you do or do not (there is no try) like pineapple on your pizza 🍍


I'm looking forward to a fun campaign with you all. I can't wait to see what new pizza slices unlock throughout the month. Stay safe and nice out there friends ✌️🕊

Jason Furie
www.jasonfurie.com
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