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Jason Furie
10 months ago
๐Ÿ RESULTS: Should Pineapple be on pizza?
The VERY FIRST UPDATE on the Pizza Pinz campaign asked a simple yet age-old question: Should pineapple be on pizza? I wanted to settle this debate once and for all. A poll...
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Jason Furie
11 months ago
โœจ Next Project Sneak Peek โ€” Movie Moths
Hey friends! Hope you are enjoying your Pizza Pinz!ย  I wanted to give you all a personal sneak peak of a brand new movie-themed enamel pin project I've been working on th...
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Jason Furie
11 months ago
๐Ÿ“ฆ Pizza Pinz are 100% Shipped!
Hey all! Just wanted to check in and let you know that 100% of the Pizza Pinz orders are shipped, and hopefully in your hands now. Phew! That was a whole lotta pizza-themed...
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Jason Furie
about 1 year ago
๐Ÿ“ฆ [MEGA UPDATE] Pizza Pinz are Shipping!
Wow what a ride! These past few weeks have been a pizza-lovin' blur ๐Ÿ• I've been receiving the pizza pinz from the manufacturer, folding the mini pizza boxes, pinning the pi...
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Jason Furie
about 1 year ago
๐Ÿ” 48 Hour Notice: Locking Your Shipping Address
Hey pizza lovers! I have a MEGA update coming soon with pics as all the pins have arrived and look glorious, all the mini pizza boxes are in hand and folded, all the grea...
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Jason Furie
about 1 year ago
โœจ Sneak Peek: The Pizza Pinz (And they are on the way!)
Hey friends! Hope you're all having a great week so far. I just came back form Essen Germany where I was attending Essen Spielโ€”the largest tabletop games convention in the ...
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Jason Furie
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7 months ago
Goal: $15,000 reached! โ€” We did it! This project reached this goal!
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Jason Furie
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7 months ago
Goal: 489 / 500 backers
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We need 11 more to reach this goal.
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Jason Furie
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7 months ago
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Jason Furie
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7 months ago
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7 months ago
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jason Furie
CREATOR
10 months ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ RESULTS: Should Pineapple be on pizza?



The VERY FIRST UPDATE on the Pizza Pinz campaign asked a simple yet age-old question: Should pineapple be on pizza?

I wanted to settle this debate once and for all. A poll would not suffice. Telling me what you prefer wasn't good enough. Yelling at me sure wouldn't work. What we needed were REAL results with REAL stakes! And nothing speaks louder than the almighty dollar ๐Ÿค‘

So let me refresh your memory on how I decided to end this debate: I made a pineapple lover enamel pin and a pineapple hater enamel pin. Whichever pin got ordered the most would settle the debate๐Ÿ๐Ÿšซ Out of nearly 500 backers, exactly 100 of you voted with your wallets. And since exactly 100 of you voted, doing the math was easy. Thank you.

Feast your eyes on the results ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘



So there you have it folks, the age-old debate is officially, overwhelmingly, absolutely over! Pineapple DOES belong on pizza and now we have the proof ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• Thank you to all who voted and be sure to rock those Pineapple lover pins whenever possible. And to the 16 dark souls who said NO, I'm watching you. Watching you closely.

Thanks again, and if you're reading this before February 7th at 1 PM PST, there's still time to back my next enamel pin project โ€” Movie Moths ๐ŸŽฌ At the time of me writing this, there are ONLY 16 HOURS LEFT so be sure to CLICK HERE and support โค๏ธ



I have a few cool campaigns up my sleeve for 2023, so be sure to stay connected and stay tuned!

Jason Furie ๐Ÿ•
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jason Furie
CREATOR
11 months ago

Project Update: โœจ Next Project Sneak Peek โ€” Movie Moths



Hey friends! Hope you are enjoying your Pizza Pinz!ย 

I wanted to give you all a personal sneak peak of a brand new movie-themed enamel pin project I've been working on that's launching soon on TUESDAY, JANUARY 17th right here on BackerKit!

Movie Mothsโ€” a new pin collection inspired by famous moths in movies! Inspirations from The Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Mothman Prophecies (2002), and Godzilla vs Mothra (1964). Sign up now to learn more and to be notified when I launch!

โžก๏ธ SIGN UP TO BE NOTIFIED AT LAUNCH โ€” MOVIE MOTHS



BUT WAIT! My wife Katie Bacigalupi is launching a crowdfunding project on the exact same day! It's her very first crowdfunding project and I think you should help show her some โค๏ธ

History of Floral Fads โ€”deluxe enamel pins based on floral fads through time including Renaissance, Baroque, and Victorian.



Both of these new crowdfunding projects are a part of Pintopia โ€” a series of small scale enamel pin projects from a diverse group of creators collectively launching on Crowdfunding by BackerKit!

I've spent the last month organizing, educating, and collaborating with a small cohort of artists and pin designers to launch 20+ enamel pin projects ALL AT ONCE! It's a little wild, it's a little risky, but it's 100% something you all should keep your eyes on. The lineup of artists and pins is just epic.

If you wanna follow along and see who else is participating, be sure to visit the main PINTOPIA PAGE and see what else is on offer. But sign up for Movie Moths and History of Floral Fads first of course ๐Ÿ˜œ

See you all on Tuesday, January 17th at 10 AM PST for the launch of Pintopia!

๐Ÿ• Jason Furie
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jason Furie
CREATOR
11 months ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ“ฆ Pizza Pinz are 100% Shipped!



Hey all! Just wanted to check in and let you know that 100% of the Pizza Pinz orders are shipped, and hopefully in your hands now. Phew! That was a whole lotta pizza-themed work but everything got designed, manufactured, and shipped pretty much all according to plan. Feels good to get these pinz out into the world. I hope you enjoy them as much as I've enjoyed making them.

There may be a few international orders working their way to you, so if you are not USA based, hold tight as they are on their way. And a couple folks messaged me mentioning a pin missing or mismatched. Those orders will be (re) shipping on Saturday ๐Ÿ’Œ

To commemorate this moment, here is a pic of me on my way to the local USPS shipping out the last Pizza Pinz bag.



Otherwise, it looks like we are good to go and dream about the potential of Pizza Pinz 2 ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ• Jason
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jason Furie
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ“ฆ [MEGA UPDATE] Pizza Pinz are Shipping!



Wow what a ride! These past few weeks have been a pizza-lovin' blur ๐Ÿ• I've been receiving the pizza pinz from the manufacturer, folding the mini pizza boxes, pinning the pins to greasy little backer cards, placing the pins in the mini pizza boxes, and then putting the little boxes in slightly larger shipping boxes, and then in big bags, and then dropping them off at the post office. Cool!

Let me clarify one thing I think you ALL need to know. I had to fold 1500+ mini pizza boxes by hand! And silly old me thought I could do it all by myself. No, no, no. I needed some help, and thank the pizza gods for the BackerKit team! I asked and they SHOWED up folding nearly 1000 mini pizza boxes at our San Francisco office! I owe them what the Wookie's call a "Life Debt". Take a look for yourself, it was epic. And yes, we ordered pizza afterwards. And ate it too!





As for the remaining 500+ pizza boxes that needed folding? Well, my partner and I set up shop in our bedroom and watched an unhealthy amount of The Great British Bake Off until the job got done. I thought I'd spare you any pictures of that as I'm sure it was a grizzly scene. So instead I will leave you with a pic of the hosts and judges. Seriously folks, this is a really sweet show. I highly recommend it. Where American cooking shows are full of blood, sweat, and tears...the British bring joy, laughter, and happiness. Refreshing!



Ok so you are probably wondering why I am talking about The Great British Bake Off instead of showing you the damn pies! Ok, ok, here we go. Let's take a look at the featured pins right before they were packaged and shipped off!










So these pics were taken rather crudely, but let me assure you THESE PIZZA PINZ RULE ๐Ÿ• The pins turned out excellent, and the mini pizza boxes were a HUGE challenge, but I got them just how I wanted them. And the cherry on top is the greasy lil' backer cards to make this pure pizza perfection! I truly LOVE these pins and hope you do too. It's been a passion project I've wanted to accomplish for years and it finally happened. And it's all thanks to YOU reading this. What I'm trying to say is I'm going to pass out those Wookie Life-Debts all willy-nilly and give each of you one as well โœจ

And for anyone curious what it look like to haul big bags. Here ya go!




As of the time of this writing I have shipped about 50% of the Pizza Pinz! I have to take a small break because I'm heading to PAX Unplugged (Board Game Con in Philly!) with the BackerKit team to hang out with the tabletop games community. I'll be gone starting tomorrow (in like 8 hours actually!) and will be returning on Monday. Once I'm back the reminder of the pins will be shipped off within the week. So I'm happy to report we are right on schedule and all the pins will be delivering before the holidays!

And one last thing. There was a point in time where I had 1500 mini pizza boxes laying around. I'd be a fool not to take the photo opportunity.



Jason โค๏ธ
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PROJECT UPDATE
Jason Furie
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ” 48 Hour Notice: Locking Your Shipping Address



Hey pizza lovers!

I have a MEGA update coming soon with pics as all the pins have arrived and look glorious, all the mini pizza boxes are in hand and folded, all the greasy lil' backer cards look fantastic, and all my packaging materials are arriving in a few days. I'm about ready to start shipping these lil' pizza slices out!

BUT first I wanted an update to highlight the important fact that you now have 48 HOURS to edit your shipping address!

You should have received a separate email from BackerKit letting you know. Here are a few key details to be aware of:

  • You have 48 Hours to edit your address on file (the one I collected in your backer survey)
  • After 48 hours all orders are locked and I can begin printing shipping labels.
  • If you do not need to update your shipping address, you do not need to take any further actions. You're all set!
  • You are a cool person.

So that's it. Assuming nothing goes wrong, your Pizza Pinz will be shipping out between late November and early December. Just in time to stuff some stockings if you're into that kinda thing.

Stay tuned for a more robust update with pics! And I have to let you all know the wonderful madness that is folding 1500 mini pizza boxes!

Ok ok, how rude. I can't post an update without at least a little sneak peek. I just took this in my kitchen with crappy light. It's the most-ordered slice โ€” Haunted Slice ๐ŸŽƒ



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Jason Furie
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: โœจ Sneak Peek: The Pizza Pinz (And they are on the way!)



Hey friends! Hope you're all having a great week so far. I just came back form Essen Germany where I was attending Essen Spielโ€”the largest tabletop games convention in the world. For those of you that don't know, I also design tabletop games. Here's just a few if you're interested: Rental Rumble (Available Now), Realm Runners (Coming Soon), and Shape Shape (Coming Soon).

Enough about games, let's talk about pizza! Great news: all designs are finalized, they are officially well into production, AND they will be arriving at my doorstep in about a week and a half. Woo-hoo. We are right on schedule and it looks like I'll be getting these slices out the door in early to mid November as projected. It's rare these things are ever on time, but things have been going super smooth.

There was only one design error that has already been corrected. The Pixel Pie slice was missing some crusty bits. Here's a look at the finished slices and the corrected Pixel Pie slice.





They are going to be slightly larger than pins I've designed in the past. To ensure they don't slide around on your jacket or backpack I've made all the 1.5" designs double clasped for extra support.

Everyone has been charged and all your info is locked in. I still have around 20 people who need to fill out their survey. If you get it completed before I start shipping you may make the cut. Otherwise you will have to wait until after all the completed orders are fulfilled.

What do you think of the pin designs!? Let me know in the comments!

Jason ๐Ÿ•
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Jason Furie
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ’Œ Surveys locking TOMORROW (9/21) at 8 PM PST!



Things are rolling along smoothyโ€”88% of you have completed you BackerKit survey. Great job!

BUT there are still a few stragglers out there that need to complete their survey to ensure they get their Pizza Pinz on time.

There are 58 of you that have not completed your survey!
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PLEASE fill out your BackerKit survey right now if you haven't yet as your survey choices will be locked in TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 21st at around 8 PM PST!ย 

Here are your important dates:

  • WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st โ€” BackerKit Survey choices are locked meaning you can no longer adjust your orders. I need this info to send final counts to my manufacturer. Your address will still be editable if things change.
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd โ€” Credit cards will be charged for all orders with completed BackerKit surveys.
  • NOVEMBER 2022 โ€” We are still on track for shipping out Pizza Pinz in November 2022. Woo-hoo! All pending manufacturing production schedules of course.

A few things to consider:

  • If your survey is not completed, your order will NOT be cancelled, BUT you will not be included in the first wave of shipping and your Pizza Pinz will be mailed at a later date. To avoid this, fill out your BackerKit survey now please.
  • Order your extra Pizza Pinz via your BackerKit survey as they are likely as cheap as they will ever be at just $10 USD each. MSRP for each Pizza Pinz pin complete in mini pizza box is $15 USD.
  • After orders are locked and cards are charged, you can still edit your shipping address. I will post an update when I am ready to lock shipping addresses.

Ok, I'm giving you all one full extra day to complete your BackerKit surveys so PLEASE have it done by TOMORROW Wednesday, September 21st by 8 PM PST!

Jason ๐Ÿ•

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Jason Furie
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about 1 year ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ’Œ All Backer Surveys Are Sent!



Great newsโ€”by this time EVERYONE should have received their BackerKit backer survey via email. I can tell all is going smooth as 72% of you have already completed your surveys! Great job!

If you haven't seen it yet, please check SPAM folders and ensure you are looking in the inbox of the email you made your BackerKit account with tied to your pledge! Please fill this out ASAP so we can get these pizzas in the oven!

In your backer survey, you'll be able to do the following:

  1. Choose the style of pin(s) you want based on the pledge level you chose during the campaign (Example: If your pledge level was "TWO [2] pins of your choice" you will first select the TWO [2] pins you want.)
  2. Select additional pins you want to add to your order (optional). As a special thank-you to backers, you can select additional pins to add to your order for a discounted rate of $10 each. No limit!
  3. Confirm your shipping address. You can always update your information any time before we finalize your address. You will get a reminder to confirm your address before we ship!
  4. Add your payment info for shipping and add-ons. You WILL NOT be charged immediately. You will have a few weeks to adjust your orders. I have tentatively planned to charge cards around September 22nd. I'll post an update with a heads up.
  5. Review and place your order. Remember, you can still edit your address and order until I lock it down. I will send an update before I do either with a few days heads up.

Remember, your credit card are NOT being charged just yet, I'll do that soon. Here's the tentative plan:

  • NOW - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th โ€” Fill out your BackerKit Survey (You can edit if needed during this time)
  • TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th โ€” Orders are locked (You can no longer edit your orders)
  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd โ€” Planning to charge all cards
  • PRODUCTION โ€” Once orders are in and cards are all charged, I will commence production on the pins!
  • SHIPPING โ€” If all goes as planned, hoping to get Pizza Pinz out the door in November 2022 pending manufacturing production schedule.ย 

As always, I'll keep on updating everyone as we move along! And soon I'll be able to reveal the winner of our Pineapple on Pizza vote AND I plan to share a breakdown of what pins were ordered the most! It's been really fun watching these orders roll in and see what slices y'all are picking.

A few designs are REALLY POPULAR! Can you guess which two are gettin ordered the most so far?

CLICK INTO to the update if you're reading this via email and let me know in the comments!

Jason ๐Ÿ•

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Jason Furie
CREATOR
about 1 year ago

Project Update: ๐Ÿ’Œ Surveys Are Coming (Please Read)



Hey friends, the moment you've all been waiting for has arrivedโ€”BackerKit surveys are coming for Pizza Pinz ๐Ÿ•

Here's when you can expect to get your BackerKit survey and start choosing your Pizza Pinz pizza styles:
  • 5% of you will get the survey at some point between TONIGHT (Tuesday, September 6th) and TOMORROW (Wednesday, September 7th). I'm sending out this small batch to ensure everything works smoothly.
  • Assuming all goes well, the rest of you can expect your survey between Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Be sure to check the email address you use to sign into BackerKit and the one you made your pledge with. Once you get it, you can expect to provide the following:

  1. Choose the style of pin(s) you want based on the pledge level you chose during the campaign (Example: If your pledge level was "TWO [2] pins of your choice" you will first select the TWO [2] pins you want.)
  2. Select additional pins you want to add to your order (optional). As a special thank-you to backers, you can select additional pins to add to your order for a discounted rate of $10 each. No limit!
  3. Confirm your shipping address. You can always update your information any time before we finalize your address. You will get a reminder to confirm your address before we ship!
  4. Add your payment info for shipping and add-ons. You WILL NOT be charged immediately. You will have a few weeks to adjust your orders. I have tentatively planned to charge cards around September 22nd. I'll post an update with a heads up.
  5. Review and place your order. Remember, you can still edit your address and order until I lock it down. I will send an update before I do either with a few days heads up.

It's VERY IMPORTANT for everyone to completely fill out the survey right when you get it as I will use the information within to decide my final pin orders with my manufacturer. The sooner you fill out the survey, the sooner I get to manufacturing the pins!

Also note that not all pins will come in the mimi pizza box. Here is a handy guide to help you, this image is also on the main campaign page:


THE FREE PINS

  • As a backer (at any level!), you will all automatically get ONE [1] "Pizza Saver" enamel pin added automatically to your order/cart for FREE. If you would like additional "Pizza Saver" pins, you can add them as your pledge choice(s) or as add-ons.
  • If you backed BOTH Pizza Pinz (Jason Furie) AND Bird Ita Bags (Corviforms), you will automatically get ONE [1] "Pigeon Party" enamel pin added to your order/cart for FREE. If you missed out, or if you would like additional "Pigeon Party" pins, you can add them as your pledge choice(s) or as add-ons. Party on!
  • Your free "Pigeon #1" pin from Bird Ita Bags (Corviforms) will come in your order from them, not your Pizza Pinz order.

SHIPPING

Your survey will reveal what your shipping costs are based on your region and your order weight. I spent a good portion of Saturday at USPS figuring out the best packaging and rates AND spent the rest of the weekend comparing notes with my fellow pin-makers. A lot of factors are at play here including the state of the world and it's affect on shipping, physical shipping costs, packaging costs, and handling time. Here are the final rates:

  • USA - $6
  • CANADA - $15
  • EVERYWHERE ELSE - $18

The simple fact is that these costs are out of my control and the world of shipping right now is complete mayhem. I hope you all trust I am doing the best I can. The good news is my estimates were really close with the exception of Canadaโ€”those prices have almost doubled. Since there are pins in this order I cannot consider these "Flats" and all packaged must be charged as "Parcel". If this will pose an issue with you, please reach out to me at [email protected]. I'm happy to chat about it, but again, these prices are out of my control and I will even take a hit on some regions.

YES, the prices are pretty consistent when you order 1-25 pins. So if you fall in that bracket, the shipping costs will remain the same. This is one of the reasons why I decided to offer ALL add-on pins for just $10.

PINEAPPLE ON PIZZA?

And don't forget! Our official "Should pineapple be on pizza?" vote starts NOW! If you think it should add a "YES - PINEAPPLE" pin to your order, if not add a "NO - PINEAPPLE" pin to your order. Each pin bought counts as 1 vote! If you buy both the data will be ruined! Just kidding, it'll be a neutral vote for each! We're going to settle this nonsense once and for all!



Phew! That was a way bigger update than I expected! That's the name of the game when there is this much movin' and shakin' going on. I'm so very excited to be one step closer to getting these little pizza pins in your hands.

Sound off in the comments with this prompt:

"If you could ONLY have ONE Pizza Pinz pin, which would it be?"

Small ya later,
Jason ๐Ÿ•
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