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Retro Video Game TV Buddy

Retro Video Game TV Buddy

A deluxe hard enamel pin of a tv buddy playing your favourite side-scrolling platformer video games.
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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 →


Hey! Thanks so much for stopping by. My name is Caitlin and I run snacks please, a colourful little corner of the internet dedicated to fun enamel pins, art and ceramics. You can check out more of my work at my instagram, and on my etsy shop!

The TV Buddy was originally a digital illustration done by Threesided, aka Scott Gamble. (aka my husband!) The design has lived comfortably in our shop for a few years, but I've always been drawn to it, thinking it would make an awesome pin design. So I set about (not for the first time -see our Skater Demon in the about section below), converting one of Scott's designs into something pinnable!

I ended up with something that both Scott and I are really pleased with. The lines are a little straighter, and there's fewer tiny details and colours but I think it still captures the spirit of the original. We both can't wait to see it come to life as a shiny hard enamel pin!


Pledge NOW and pay LATER - BackerKit works as an all or nothing funding goal. When the campaign ends and we've reached our funding goal, your card will be charged. However, if the campaign is unsuccessful, your card will not be charged.

Designs unlock as the campaign gains more funding - it's best to pledge early to ensure your favourites get funded!


Pledge to both this campaign and Tea N Buns' campaign and, upon the success of both campaigns, qualify for this freebie! (as well as the freebie from Tea & Buns!)


Several pledge levels are available with additional pins and rewards available as Add-ons.

Early Bird Specials: Make your pledge in the first 48 hours and get a FREE 2" vinyl Original TV Buddy Sticker.

  • One Art Print for $15
  • One Pin of your choosing for $18
  • Pin, Print & Sticker Bundle one pin design and one sticker design of your choosing for $34 (save $4)
  • Two Pins of your choosing for $35 (save $1)
  • Three Pins of your choosing for $50 (save $4)
  • Four Pins of your choosing for $66 (save $6)
  • The "Big 3" Bundle three pins and three stickers of your choosing and the art print for $78 (save 6)
  • All Pins & Stickers Bundle any 4 pins and any 4 stickers of your choosing for $85 (save $7)
  • The Whole Collection Bundle any 4 pins, any 4 stickers of your choosing and the art print for $95 (save $12)

NOTE: The above prices DO NOT include shipping. Shipping costs will be charged AFTER the campaign, closer to the shipping date via the backer survey.

All orders are shipped through Canada Post. International backers are responsible for their own countries VAT or import taxes/fees.

Shipping will be charged to you Separately and AFTER the campaign has ended.

Canada Rates (estimated) 
$12 - $24 CAD (generally cheaper if you are closer to Southern Ontario)

USA Rates
$10 - $16 CAD

$12 - $24 CAD (non-tracked vs tracked, varies by country)

$14 - $26 CAD (non-tracked vs tracked)


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 later.
  • Late April : Surveys sent to backers
  • Mid May: Production will start with an estimated 4-8 weeks of production time.
  • Late May:  Shipping cost charged to backers
  • Mid June - Early July: Production of Pins finishes and they ship to me in Canada.
  • Late June - Mid July: Packaging & shipping begins
  • Mid July to August: Delivery to backers! Hooray!

I've been an avid pin collector for almost a decade now. I've always loved how they are like shiny little art pieces you can hold in your hands. I knew I had to start making my own. Once I did, it was hard to stop. It's so gratifying and cool to see your design come to life as a pin, something you can hold in your hands!
Here's a handful of some of my favourite pins I've designed over the years. Hopefully it'll give you an idea of my commitment to design and aesthetic with my work!

As I said at the start of this campaign page, the TV Buddy won't be the first time Scott and I have collaborated to make one of his drawings into an enamel pin. This Skater Demon character below is an example of how we turned his original sketch into a print and then into a full on enamel pin!

Thank you so much for checking out my work. It means so much to me to be able to share it! Please consider giving my instagram a follow or checking out my etsy shop. <3

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 ✨

If you pledge to both the Retro Video Game TV Buddy (me) and the Dragons Pincard Collection (Tea & Buns) campaign, and both campaigns are fully funded, you will receive TWO free pins! One design will come from me, and the other will come from Tea & Buns.  

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