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HEX! A Tileset Inspired Pin Collection

HEX! A Tileset Inspired Pin Collection

HEX! is a collection of hard enamel pins. Featuring hex-shaped pins inspired by land tiles and a variety of fantasy rpg creatures, HEX! represents endless adventure.
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This project is part of Pintopia 2024, which runs from March 28th - April 18th 2024. The more Pintopia pins you back, the more FREE pins you can earn ✨ Learn more →

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📢 Backers returning from Folkgore get a free sticker!



What the heck is HEX? HEX! is a collection of hard enamel pins inspired by game tiles and endless adventure.

Some of us who love CCGs, TTRPGs, and board games love the lands as much as we love the adventures and creatures they spawn. This collection is designed so that each pin can be a standalone statement of your favorite environment, or you can mix-and-match to build a mini landscape just like you would on a tabletop. To round out the collection, HEX! also features select filler pins of familiar creatures to collect.


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HEX!'s hard enamel hex-shaped "land tile" pins are 1.75" across from point to point with two posts and rubber clutches. The mini filler creature pins are expected to be .75" to 1" with a single post. Backers will be able to choose between gold or gunmetal.

Land-themed Hex Tile Pins

Forest Hex Pin
Go over the river and through the woods with this classic land type. 
Desert Hex Pin
Don't forget your waterskin out there, buckaroo.
Volcano Hex Pin
One does not simply walk to the next tile.


Hex Tile Pin Stretch Goals

[UNLOCKED!] Plains Hex Pin
Plenty of sheep here...if you've got some wood.

[UNLOCKED] Swamp Hex Pin
The land type that scarred a generation.
[UNLOCKED] Islands Hex Pin
Beware the kraken! (...or maybe the sea serpent? Backers vote later in the campaign!)


[UNLOCKED] Multi-land Hex Pin
This baby can fit so many land types.


[UNLOCKED] Outer Space Hex Pin
Mission control, we're heading to space! (Thanks for the community suggestion, Moth!)


Creature-themed Mini Pins

Goblin Mini Pin
A goblin appears in your path!
Owlbear Mini Pin
An owlbear emerges from the underbrush!
Sheep Mini Pin
Forget wood for sheep, get sheep AND wood.

Mini Creature Pin Stretch Goals

[UNLOCKED] Gelatinous Cube Mini Pin
You spot a sword! Unfortunately, it's inside a cube.
[UNLOCKED] Dragon Mini Pin
You spot a dragon!



[UNLOCKED] Mimic Mini Pin
You spot a chest!

Special Collaboration Stretch Goal

[UNLOCKED] A special sticker made with Carrie Alyson and FREE to all backers!

Special Pin Display from Dragon Woodshop

But wait, there's more! Available as an add-on or in the all-in Adventure Collection, place your lands and creatures in this elegant double-sided pin display. Featuring an ebony side and a maple side, the HEX! Display has been custom designed for this collection by Carly K of Dragon Woodshop.




Pintopia Collaboration Pin

Dice Goblin Mini Pin
Back my project and Dice Are My Vice by Ølvl media and receive a special dice goblin pin from both of us. Get your shinies!



If you want to see this collection grow, you can help place more tiles in HEX!

My initial funding goal will cover producing the forest, desert, and volcano hex-shaped land tile pins, the goblin, owlbear, and sheep mini-creature pins, plus a sticker sheet and the Pintopia collaboration pin.

With enough support, HEX! will expand to feature seven total lands that can combine into one giant hex, and six total creature filler pins.

  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Plains Hex Pin
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Swamp Hex Pin 
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Islands Hex Pin (Backers Vote on Design)
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Gelatinous Cube Mini Pin
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Dragon Mini Pin
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Mimic Mini Pin
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Multi-land Hex Pin
  • [Collaboration Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Free Sticker! Collaboration stretch goal with Just Say No 
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Backers Vote: Dragon alternate colorway
  • [Stretch Goal UNLOCKED] Outer Space Hex Pin at $6000 (Thanks for the community suggestion, Moth!)
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Early Bird Specials: Make your pledge in the first 48 hours and not only will you get a free sticker sheet, you'll save up to 40% with special discount pledge levels! The higher the level, the steeper the discount.

  • One Pin of your choice for $16
  • Any 3 Land Pins mix-and-match any three lands for $45
  • HEX! 6-Pin Explorer Set mix-and-match any three lands, and any three creatures for $75!
  • All-in: HEX! Adventure Collection for $129 - Collector's edition with all hex tile pins, all creature filler pins, all stickers, and a special display board by Carly K. Backers of this tier will receive any unlocked stretch goal designs beyond the original six pins at no additional cost.
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Shipping will be charged separately after the campaign ends and closer to the ship date.

Shipping will be via USPS First Class with tracking or USPS Priority Mail insured; costs are subject to change based on USPS rates at the time of shipping. I'll be fulfilling again with the help of Carrie Alyson | Aspenhearted and sending all rewards to US & Canadian backers out through her studio in Washington state.

Estimated shipping as of the end of March 2024:

United States:
  • For 1–3 standard pins: $6 within the US
  • For 4–10 pins: $10–15 within the US
  • For larger orders, $15+ within the US 

Canada:
  • For 3 standard pins: $19–25
  • For larger orders, minimum $32

Please see the Pledge Levels and Add-Ons for estimated shipping costs for pin displays as the size of the displays do not allow us to offer flat rate options. If you'd like an estimated shipping cost for the size of your pledge, please contact us. We will do our best to ensure the most cost-effective and accurate shipping costs for all!

For backers outside of the US & Canada:

Backers outside of the US & Canada, I love you, but am unable to ship internationally at this time.
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🏳️‍🌈This is a queer and trans-led project.🏳️‍⚧️

Kim Kuzuri is a queer Japanese American artist and writer. They mostly put their illustration and design skills towards their day job or thirsty fanworks, but on occasion they follow other artistic pursuits including projects like this, figure sculpting in both traditional and digital media, and throwing together the odd zine. Follow Kim on Bluesky (@ponderosa121.bsky.social) or Instagram (@KimKuzuri).
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Welcome to Pintopia — a celebration of creativity and collaboration from a diverse group of artists collectively running enamel pin crowdfunding projects from March 28th - April 18th.

Freebie Cross-Collaboration Pins — All 125+ Pintopia creators have paired up with a fellow participant to create two unique pin designs together. If BOTH projects reach their initial funding goal, backers who support BOTH will get the TWO [2] cross-collab pins for FREE! One from each creator. The more pairs of Pintopia creators you support, the more free pins you will earn ✨





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Due to the unpredictable nature of the shipping and manufacturing process, these estimates are subject to change in either direction. We'll be sure to send progress updates regularly until fulfilled.

  • April 18, 2024: Campaign ends, and funds will be received 2-3 weeks after.
  • Late April-Early May: Surveys sent to backers
  • Late May: Production will start with an estimated 4-8 weeks of production time.
  • June: Shipping cost charged to backers
  • June-July: Pins arrive & grading, packaging & shipping begins
  • July-August: Delivery to backers

Important Terms & Conditions

Manufacturing
I am once again working with Carrie Alyson to manufacture, grade, and fulfill. We are working with trusted manufacturers, but delays can happen. We will always be upfront with backers along the way. We will disclose any setbacks, delays, and any other pertinent updates.

It's important to understand that this is a crowdfunded campaign. Crowdfunded campaigns are often subject to delays due to unforeseen circumstances. Please also understand that money pledged to a crowdfunded campaign is a donation or investment. This is not an online store and you will not immediately receive your rewards after pledging.

Please note that minor changes may occur in production, and that the images presented here are mockup designs. There is a possibility of slight changes in color and size in the physical item.

Please see the project FAQ for more details about variations in the final product, our refund and exchange policy, forfeiture of rewards, and other important information.

Lost or never received packages
We make every attempt to get your package from our facility to your home. Packages for this campaign will come with a tracking number. Regardless of tracking numbers, sometimes packages are lost in the mail. We will notify backers with an update when the project is near completion. If you have not received your package by the completion of the shipping process, you will have an extended period of time to contact us about a missing package.
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