Angelology IV: Angels of Extinction

Angelology IV: Angels of Extinction

A fourth series of angel pins, inspired by endangered and extinct creatures.
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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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Introduction

Hello there! I’m Mary, known as UltraInfinite online. This is my sixth pin campaign, to fund the creation of angel-themed enamel pins inspired by endangered and extinct creatures.

The first four designs, that inspired this campaign, are based on cherubim: angels with many animal faces. I have combined the faces and features of multiple endangered or extinct animals to come up some new takes on classical cherubim.

I have already run five Kickstarter campaigns to fund the creation of a variety of enamel pins, and I have experience with the past four campaigns using Backerkit for fulfillment. Most of my pins are available on Shopify, Etsy, or with my stockists. Here are a few recent designs:


The first goal of this campaign will be to fund two pins of my design. Stretch goals will include pins and other items designed by myself and guest artists.

How Backerkit works

  • Backerkit will not charge you unless the campaign reaches its funding goal.
  • You can change your pledge amount at any time before the campaign ends.
  • Surveys will be sent out once the campaign has completed so you can pick which designs you would like.
  • You will receive updates on production and fulfillment as they progress, through your Backerkit email or the Community tab on the campaign page.

Once backers have received their pledges, any extras will be available after the campaign; but at a higher price, and in their respective artists' shops.

Missed the campaign or can't pledge? See the Survey section for more details on how else to get the pins.

Here are answers to some common questions:
  • Can I include items from your Shopify/Etsy shop with my order? For ease of fulfillment I am not offering shop item bundling for this campaign.
  • My situation changed and I need a refund. If the campaign funding period is still in progress, you can cancel your pledge. If the campaign has ended, you have 14 days from the campaign end date to request a full refund. After this time no refunds will be given. The only exception is if I am unable to ship to you, and this refund will be minus any Backerkit fees and taxes.
  • Can I change my survey selections? Yes, surveys will be unlocked right before the pins ship to backers, so you can make any last-minute changes. If you change your selections at this time, and there are an insufficient number of pins to cover your selections, you may receive a B-grade pin, be asked to select a different pin, or have your pledge delayed by several months while more pins are made.
  • When will you charge cards for pledges and addons? You can expect charges when the campaign ends, and right before pins ship to backers for those that purchase addons.
  • Will backers get a coupon for extras? Yes, backers will get a coupon for campaign extras in my shop. However I cannot guarantee leftovers will be available of all items, to guarantee getting an item it's best to pledge during the campaign.
  • What is your pin grading policy? For my complete pin grading policy, please see my About Page.
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Pintopia Freebie Pins

I'm happy to share that Angelology IV is a part of Pintopia 2. This Backerkit event features lots of fantastic pin campaigns; as well as freebie pins from partnered campaigns.

As part of the event, I have partnered with guest artist VileWorm to offer freebie pins as part of our campaigns. If you pledge to both VileWorm's Eldritch Entomology campaign as well as Angelology IV, you will receive a freebie pin from each campaign.

Here is the one for Angelology IV, designed by VileWorm.

Pangolin Mini Pin will be a little over 1 inch long with gold plating.


And here is my design, available from Eldritch Entomology.

The Eldritch Ladybug pin will be a little over 1 inch long with gold plating.


These pins will only be available to backers who pledge for both campaigns, so be sure to pledge if you want them!
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Campaign Freebies

Aside from the Pintopia freebie pin, the following campaign freebies are available.
 

Each pledge will include a sticker, and a postcard print featuring artist credits on the back.



Early Bird Backers, who pledge in the first 48 hours of the campaign, will receive a Cone Angel sticker. Returning Backers, who have pledged to a previous campaign, will receive a Cat Demon sticker. 

All these stickers are also available as addons if you wish to purchase one.
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Shipping

Rewards will ship via USPS with tracking.

Shipping will be charged after the campaign ends, as part of the Backerkit survey. Please note that the pledge amount during the campaign does not include shipping cost.

Notice for international backers: Backers are responsible for any customs fees or taxes that may be placed on international orders. No refunds or replacements will be given if your package is lost or returned to sender as a result of not paying these fees. International mail service has been suspended for some countries. Backers are responsible for confirming if service is suspended. If I am unable to ship to you I will refund your pledge, minus any fees and taxes.

Due to LUCID and EPR packaging laws, shipping is not available to Germany and France respectively.

Shipping will be flat rate. Shipping prices, which will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey, are available below:
  • United States $5
  • Mexico $17
  • Canada $17
  • Australia $21
  • UK $20
  • All other countries $21
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Campaign Pins

  • Pins will be hard enamel except where noted otherwise.
  • Pins come with backing cards and rubber clutches.

Now, onto the pins! Here are the pin designs and details.

Our first goal at $1500 is to fund two Angels of Extinction, Thylacine and Red Wolf.

Thylacine will be 2.5 inches wide with black nickel plating, red glitter, and a red dangle charm.


Red Wolf will be 2.5 inches wide with black nickel plating.

At $3000, two more pins will be funded: African Wild Dog and American Cheetah.

African Wild Dog will be 2 inches wide with black nickel plating.

American Cheetah will be 2 inches wide with black nickel plating.

Next to fund at $7000 are four guest artist pins!

California Condor by royarach.

California Condor will be 2 inches wide with black nickel plating, and yellow and red glitter accents.

River Dolphin by VileWorm.

River Dolphin will be 1.75 inches long with dyed plating, soft enamel, epoxy, and stained glass accents.

Dodo Bird by Raph.

Dodo Bird will be 2 inches long with gold plating and yellow pearlescent enamel.


Dunkleosteus
by Toldentops

Dunkleosteus will be 2 inches long with rose gold plating.

At $10K, the first four Angels of Extinction pins will be made available in alternate colorways.

Thylacine (Vampiric) will also have black nickel plating, red glitter, and a red dangle charm.

Red Wolf (Sunset) will have copper plating.


African Wild Dog (Pastel) will have soft enamel with epoxy and dyed metal plating.


American Cheetah (Pink) will have rose gold plating.


At $12K, Dandelion Angel, Starry Squid and Tattoo Seraph will be unlocked.

Dandelion Angel will be 2 inches wide with gold plating and screenprint.

Starry Squid will be 1.8 inches wide with gold plating and screenprint.


Tattoo Seraph will be 2 inches long with black nickel plating.
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⭐ New! Pin Stretch Goals

The following pins are now available to fund via stretch goals. Please read the following carefully for important information regarding these goals.

  • During the campaign you may pledge for these pins at the standard cost of $15 per pin.
  • After the campaign, the prices of some of these pins may be higher as survey addons or in the preorder store: about $16 to $18.
  • To lock in the discounted price for these pins, you must be a campaign backer and pledge to the campaign. But if you miss the campaign you can still get the pins in the preorder store.
  • If any of these stretch goals are not funded during the campaign, the designs will be made available after the campaign in the survey/preorder store, based on order quantity goals per design.
  • The survey will be sent out shortly after the campaign ends; and likewise the preorder store will open after the campaign ends. See the Survey and Timeline sections for more details. 
  • You don't need to pledge to the campaign to get access to the preorder store or preorder the following pins. But if you want the campaign freebies you will need to pledge; there's a $5 pledge tier for those who just want those.

Our first new stretch goal at $15K is to fund designs of the six origin companions from Baldur's Gate 3. We will be using a different manufacturer for the Lae'zel and Astarion pins, so please note that they may be mixed grade pins, but the best of the batch will go to backers. For my grading policy, please read my FAQ/About Page

Lae'zel will be a whooping 3 inches wide, with black nickel plating and three pin posts. She may be mixed grade.


Karlach will be 2 inches long with black nickel plating and glitter accents.


Gale will be 2 inches long, with screenprint and recessed metal details.


Wyll will be 2.3 inches long with black nickel plating and screenprint.


Shadowheart will be 2.3 inches long with gold plating.


Astarion will be 2.5 inches long, with soft enamel, epoxy, and red chrome plating. He may be mixed grade.


Our second goal at $16K is to fund three recolors of Eldritch Saints pins.

Joan of Arc (Monochrome) will have gold plating and hard enamel.


Stigmata (Blue) will have red chrome plating, soft enamel + epoxy, and a teardrop dangle charm.


Oath of the Drowned (Vampiric) will have screenprint, half-raised metal under transparent enamel, and gold plating.


Our third goal at $17K is to fund three recolors of Angelology III pins.

Sea Angel Mermaid (Sunset) will have three pin posts, gold plating, and a gold chain.


Throne Angel (Rainbow) will have rainbow plating, soft enamel, and epoxy.


Angelic Wizard (Purple) will have rose gold plating and screenprint.


Our final goal at $18K is to fund two designs of Spiderverse characters.

Hobie will be 2.3 inches long and have rainbow plating, soft enamel, and epoxy.


Miles will be 2 inches wide, with purple chrome plating, soft enamel + epoxy, and screenprint.


Just to reiterate: if any of these stretch goals are not funded during the campaign, the designs will be made available after the campaign in the survey/preorder store, and will be unlocked based on order quantity per design.
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Addons

Want to add more pins to your pledge? To add pins to your pledge, select them from the Addons menu. 

The following sticker addons are available. You may also add an additional freebie sticker to your pledge.

The Chess Angels sticker pack features six stickers, with guest designs by Kami-Scribbles, Raph, KetrinaDrawsALot, and Ophanimgold.

Queen by Kami-Scribbles, Pawns by KetrinaDrawsALot, King by Raph, Rook by Ophanimgold.

The Four Beasts of Daniel sticker pack features four stickers, with guest designs by royarach and Raph.

Lion by Royarach, Leopard by Raph.


The Four Elements sticker pack features four stickers, with guest designs by Toldentops and KetrinaDrawsALot.

Water by Toldentops, Earth by KetrinaDrawsALot.


The Four Seasons sticker pack features four stickers, with guest designs by Wyrmzier and Ophanimgold.

Winter by Wyrmzier, Autumn by Ophanimgold.

The Geology Angels sticker pack features four stickers, with guest design by VileWorm.

Uranium by VileWorm.


The Robot Angels sticker pack features four stickers, with guest designs by Ketrinadrawsalot, Raph, and Yoshiko.

Perceptron by KetrinaDrawsALot, Resurrection by Yoshiko, Robot by Raph.


The following keychain addons are available.

Soaring Smilodon by Kami-Scribbles.

Soaring Smilodon will be 3 inches long with a gold star clasp.

Titanis: Long-Horn Bison, Smilodon Cherubim by Ophanimgold.

Titanis will be 3 inches long with a gold star clasp and star holographic material.

Sacred Spix's Macaw by Goetia.

Sacred Spix's Macaw will be 3 inches long with glitter epoxy and a rose gold star clasp.
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The Survey

Once the campaign ends, surveys will be sent out for backers to choose their pins and other goodies. These surveys will be sent to your Backerkit email, so please make sure you are able to access that email. We will be using Backerkit to coordinate rewards.

Using Backerkit, you can add to your pledge if there are additional campaign items you'd like; or preorder pins if you missed the campaign. However, it's best to pledge for them during the campaign to help unlock goals.

Once pins are in-hand and ready to ship, backers will receive photos of the pins and will be allowed to make changes to their survey if desired. If there are an insufficient number of pins or other items to accommodate these changes, you may receive a B-grade pin, be asked to select a different item, or have your pledge delayed several months while more are manufactured. At this time, campaign backers and preorder backers will be charged for any addons via Backerkit. Please see the Timeline section for an estimate of when pins will ship.

Missed the campaign?

Once the campaign has ended, a Backerkit preorder store will be opened for a limited time. To track the campaign progress, preorder backers are recommended to keep an eye on the campaign page to see what updates are being posted; or subscribe to my social media to see previews of the items when I have received them.

Once pins are in-hand and ready to ship, preorder backers will be charged for any addons via Backerkit. Please see the Timeline section for an estimate of when pins will ship.

Once the preorder store closes, you will need to wait until post-campaign leftovers are available.
After backers have received their rewards, any leftovers of my design will be made available in my shops, but at a higher price. International shipping to most destinations is available through my Etsy shop.
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Timeline

There may be changes to this timeline, please check the campaign updates for the latest information.
  • March 28 2024: Campaign launches!
  • April 18 2024: Campaign ends.
  • April 25 2024: Surveys are sent out to backers. 
  • May 4 2024: Surveys close. These may be edited shortly before pins are ready to ship if you change your mind about some pins after seeing photos.
  • May - June 2024: Funds are released. Orders are placed. Pins and other items go into production and are shipped to me.
  • June 2024: Pins are checked for quality, then shipped to backers. For my complete pin grading policy, please see my About Page.
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❤️Pintopia 2024


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