Ken Fiskorne
about 1 month ago

Project Update: THAT'S ALL, FOLKS! Project summary + next steps

Good evening, Jailbirds! And, congrats, fellow Pintopia artists!

This is the final update for the actual fun part of the campaign. But, unfortunately for you, it is not the last time you'll be hearing from me.

Bird crimes closed at 1 PM PST/4 PM EST today. Don't cry because it's over, smile because you people somehow raised $14,043. Jesus christ.

Before we get to the boring technical business crap, let's go over some numbers and milestones.

$1k of that nauseating $14.05k was raised in 17 minutes. We launched 5 minutes before I went to work, and when I went to change my stupid podcast, we were funded. Let that sink in. In the time it took me to get to work, scrub up, and deal with a couple customers, you guys fully funded this campaign.

In about four hours, you smashed $4k and unlocked every initial stretch goal. The Parrotlet, Lovebird, Zebra Finch, Rooster and Broody Hen pins were hot and ready for all backers by the time I was done showering, feeding the dog, and getting a mid-day shitty Korean coffee.

Corviforms' BACKYARD BIRDS was funded in full, which is the understatement of the century. So, all mutual backers will be getting two free pins! If you joined a physical tier (even stickers only) for BIRD CRIMES, and got at least one pin from Corvi, you qualify.

Bird Crimes MUGSHOTS are available for all backers! These are vinyl stickers of each unlocked design available for $2. You could either add these to your pledge, or, you can grab them in your survey later.
You unlocked a free sticker sheet for all backers! Every backer who pledged for a physical tier will get the 4" vinyl CRIMES sticker sheet as part of their order.

Not including addons, British "people" or edited/cancelled pledges, 876 BIRD CRIMES pins have been purchased. At 1 oz. each, that is roughly half of my dog worth of pins. I expect three quarters, to one full dog, to weigh in once surveys are complete.

Eight stretch goal birds have been unlocked. All together, the Cockatiel, Budgie, Green Cheek Conure, Parrotlet, Lovebird, Zebra Finch, Rooster, Broody Hen, Sparrow, Pigeon and Cockatoo will be available for 1.75" pins and MUGSHOTS.

While we'll miss the seagull, wren and kakapo, these scumbag recidivists always re-offend. They might be back at a later date.

And finally, when it comes to backers, there are 469 of you! That's a pretty unfortunate number to have up on the campaign page for eternity, but that's an awesome turnout. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, to each and every one of you, for making this stupid thing happen.

If you are one of those backers, you will probably want to pay attention for a little longer. It is time to talk about surveys.

If not: there WILL be items available on the preorder store! That update will go out later this week.
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