Pinheads presents enamel pin sets made to look like polyhedral dice. Let others know you are a gamer by proudly displaying these pins on your clothing, lanyard, bag, or fridge!
These pins are made of soft enamel with an epoxy coating to protect the finish (which also made them hard to take pictures of--so shiny!)
The pins are made of iron and the numbers and facet borders are plated in polished nickel.
Each pin measures approximately 1.5" across.
Each pin set has the choice of one of two backing options: Magnets or butterfly clutch.
The butterfly clutch is great for securely attaching the pins to clothing, lanyards, or bags. The magnets are perfect for attaching to clothing without putting a hole in the garment. Additionally, the magnetic pins can be stuck directly to metallic objects like a refrigerator or filing cabinet.
And yes, we have tested these magnets, and they are STRONG.
Each set of enamel pins will consist of SEVEN pins: a D20, D12, two D10s, D8, D6, and D4.
As you can see from our pictures, we are still working on the second D10. Our initial plan was to have a percentile D10 with double digits. However, upon receiving the proofs, we realized the double digits were distorted on many of the die faces. It was a problem of attempting to represent a three dimensional object in two dimensions; the smaller die faces just didn't have enough room to have legible double digits. With that, we are making a D10 with the "0" face forward. We could have simply made each pin set with two identical D10s, but we decided we wanted each pin design to be unique.
Lastly, each pin set comes in a variety of color choices:
The multicolor set will include a pin in each color available. The D10s in the set will be the same color.
After an exhaustive search, we selected a manufacturer in China to produce our pins. This manufacturer is an expert in the production of pins, medals, etc. Our criteria for selection were:
- Ease and speed of communication
- Production time (both posted and tested)
- Expertise in the field
- Ability to produce in volume
Our manufacturer has satisfied all of our criteria - we have a good working relationship with them, and we've ordered samples in order to test their speed and abilities. We were also pleased to learn that this particular manufacturer has produced pins for a number of US companies - McDonalds, Disney, Wal-Mart, Marvel, and more, and as part of their contracts with these companies, the manufacturer has been independently audited several times. We are confident that this manufacturer has the right skills, speed, and service to produce our pins in a timely fashion and of the highest quality.
Shipping is $5.00 for 1-2 sets of pins and free for 3+ sets of pins. Please add shipping to your pledge amount if it applies.
This Kickstarter will only ship within the United States. While we would love to sell internationally, at this time we are limiting the shipping geographies to keep this project simple and shipping reasonable.
Pin sets will be shipped by USPS. We have already tested a number of packing materials, and we have settled on a nice combination of bubble-wrap bags (for cushion) inside a heavy-duty cardboard mailer for smaller orders. We don't want to use the words "crush proof", but these boxes are the next best thing! Larger orders will use USPS Flat Rate Priority boxes. We will detail our packing plans in an update.
While the molds for the pin designs are done, the Kickstarter allows us to raise funds for the mass production of the pins, as well as shipping materials and postage.
Wholesale inquiries welcome.
December 12, 2017 - Kickstarter Ends
Last Week of December - Surveys Sent Out
Mid-January - Pin Production
Late February - Shipping Begins
Risks and challenges
While Pinheads is a new company, the people behind the project have produced enamel pins before. We are familiar with the process, the challenges of production, and fulfillment. The molds for these pins have already been produced, so mass production and shipping are all that are left. That said, there is always a chance of delays in manufacturing and shipping. We have tried to build in a time buffer for those circumstances, and are confident we can deliver on time.
The Pinheads team has previously produced high-quality soft enamel pins for a tabletop gaming convention in the Midwest. You can see photos of those pins here:
As you can see, we have experience in this field, and we are 100% confident that we can produce the pins for this Kickstarter and many more in the future.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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