My Little Pony Goes to Broadway Hard Enamel Pins
We want to make our favorite past time cartoon, My Little Pony, into Broadway themed enamel pins.
The Broadway Pony Project
Hi, Kickstarter! Welcome to our project! We are a mother-daughter team, Dustie and Emma, bringing our love of theater & My Little Pony to you through these cute little hard enamel pins in "My Little Pony" Broadway original characters (OCs).
Why This Project?
I grew up on the original My Little Pony (MLP) and still have the toys to prove how much I loved them. Emma started watching the new version a few years ago and loved the new stories and updated animation.
Emma has been designing her MLP OCs for years using her own artistic style. I have been admiring her works of art for years. In between the designing and admiring, we have been touring the Midwest to see our favorite Broadway musicals. Our top 3 favorites are Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, and Hamilton.
So, after mashing all this love of stuff together we came up with this project!
Funding for Production
We would like to use this campaign to help fund a production of My Little Pony OC pins from our 3 favorite Broadway musicals.
As you know there are production minimums to be met. This campaign will help us meet the minimum production costs. Any extra pins will be sold on our Etsystore.
Once we hit our funding goals (and stretch goals) we will be able to invest in a batch production of the 5 original characters (OCs) and if we are lucky we can add a few other supporting actors that are in the works.
We will be able to produce the Exclusive KICKSTARTER Pony and the Phantom Pony if we meet our $750 goal.
Each hard enamel pin will come with a backer card (printed by Grandpa Dave-this is a multi-generational family project) and metal locking butterfly pin.
We will ship internationally but the shipping rates (which we cannot control) and any taxes &/or tariffs will be at your cost.
$950 Unlocks Elphaba Pony - We would be defying gravity if we hit this goal!
$1400 Unlocks Hamilton Pony - Don't throw away your shot at getting this little guy!
$1800 Unlocks Christine Daae - Say you love this project and help us get all 5 ponies produced! That's all we ask of you.
$2000 Unlocks? - If we reach $2000 we will think up something really awesome for our Backers. Maybe a sparkle finish, a new original character (OC), glow in the dark?
It will be quite a production that will deserve a standing ovation if we hit our stretch goals!
After the Campaign
Any extra pins we are able to have produced will be retailed on Etsy for ~$10 depending on the complexity of the design and costs to make.
Any extra funds will be reinvested in our business to purchase editing & art software and marketing tools.
The artwork will be matched very closely to what you see. Remember that color varies by computer. So the color on your screen may not be exact to your pin when you receive it. We use the PMS color guide and relay those colors to the manufacturer.
Risks and challenges
With all projects there are risks and challenges.
We are working with a very experienced company for producing our pins. We know from what they have produced for other Kickstarter projects, and what they do commercially, they can handle this project with ease.
Once Kickstarter releases funds and surveys are turned back in (you will pick the pins you want based on what funding goals were met) the pins will go straight to production. The artwork is ready to go.
Productions times including shipping to us can take 2.5-4 weeks but as the order gets bigger the times for production may increase.
Our printer, for the backer cards, has over 35 years experience in the printing industry. He can do this.
We will ensure what goes out the door is pristine and you will be getting quality goods in a very timely manner. We would like to have all rewards in the mail for December shipping but cannot guarantee Christmas delivery. International orders take 2-3 weeks so we know that those orders will not make Christmas delivery.
We've gone through the pin production process and shipping pins through our Etsy store. We have done this, and know how much shipping costs, how to pack them and are becoming very efficient at getting quality items out the door.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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