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3rd in the series of The Panda Pin Project from The Panda Chronicles
3rd in the series of The Panda Pin Project from The Panda Chronicles
83 backers pledged $4,345 to help bring this project to life.

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Update: hey! It looks like we reached goal #.5! 

Pinky 2020 bumper stickers will be a "thingie" 

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WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

With 7 days to go,  WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!!!!!!!! But why stop there? And so we announce our first Stretch Goal! (and a half!) See in the FAQ section "What is a Stretch Goal?"

Stretch Goal #1/2: Hey! Wait just a gal-durn minute! You already have announced a stretch goal! What's with this HALF of a stretch goal????

Okay...well...um.... I REALLY REALLY REALLY want a Pinky Bumper sticker so I'm going to add a "PRE-stretch goal" Ha ha! So, if we get to $4200, everyone who has pledged at the Wu-Self Set level* and above, will get the Pinky 2020 Bumper Sticker. (*Or if you have pledged $46 or higher for any reward) EVERYONE will get a bumper sticker when we reach $4800 in total pledges. Does that make sense?

Stretch Goal #1A: if we reach $4800 in pledges, EVERYONE who pledges at the Patch level or above, will receive Pinky's 2020 cubpaign bumper sticker! (You KNEW Pinky would not be able to keep her paws off this cubpaign, right?)

"i told you, you should have voted for me!"
"i told you, you should have voted for me!"

Have your way wif Wu!

I did my first Panda Chronicle pin project on a whim. Would anyone want enameled pins of the characters I draw every week? Turns out that you did! Huzzah! Now I, and a whole bunch of other folks, are walking around wearing Pinky, Bubba, and Ping Ping pins!

The first three pins!
The first three pins!

Now, we are on the third pin and patch project, featuring the Real Mr. Wu and the Panda Kindergarten in their fabulous Fezmobile!

Was it fair to make the Wu Self wait for his big pin and patch debut?
Was it fair to make the Wu Self wait for his big pin and patch debut?

When I did the previous project, I started small (Bubba's pin) and when the project funded in the first 3 hours, I added the Ping Ping pin and the Bubba and Friends patch. Let me tell you, it got really confusing! People adding more rewards, changing categories, changing pledge amounts.  Yikes! Way too confusing!

The Pin:

The real Wu Self! (complete with ear tape!)
The real Wu Self! (complete with ear tape!)

The Keychain:

Don't let the Panda Kindergarten drive the car!
Don't let the Panda Kindergarten drive the car!


And last, but hardly least, the Wu the Pirate Patch:

Uh oh! Wu does not have paddles!
Uh oh! Wu does not have paddles!

So, you might notice that there are multiple reward levels, and a higher goal that we need to reach before ANYTHING gets produced. But you guys sailed past this expanded goal amount within the first few days last time, so I have no doubt you will give it the old panda try this time too!

All the pins are enameled and covered with an epoxy coating, which gives them a little extra bling! They come to you on cards designed for each edition of the pins, adding a little extra pandy goodness to the presentation. The patches are made using a woven technique which provides intricate details in the final patch!

I DO have a couple of fun stretch goals in mind, but they will be things that I will add on for everyone who pledges at the pin level and above! Cool huh? Stay tuned and all will be revealed once we meet our goal!

Once again, you can always add on extra pins and Mr. Wu patches. Just check out the FAQs or message me for details on how to do that!

Bubba and his friends! Hands off Banky Pig, Pinky! These patches are only available through the sets listed in the reward section. No more Bubba & Friends patches are available as add ons.
Bubba and his friends! Hands off Banky Pig, Pinky! These patches are only available through the sets listed in the reward section. No more Bubba & Friends patches are available as add ons.

Risks and challenges

As with all projects on Kickstarter, the full funding goal needs to be reached before the project can be funded and go forward. Unlike the previous projects, where I added one additional item at a time, as I reached the initial goal and stretch goals, this time ALL the levels are being added at the beginning, so all pandas rise or fail on reaching our goal.

There are, of course, a million things that can go wrong with any project, but as this is the third project I've done with the Panda Chronicles pins, and each time more people were willing to support this project, I feel confident that you will this time too.

I've tried to build some time cushions into the process, and having worked with the same pin fabricator each time, I am comfortable with the quality of the product and the timeline.

The one difference is that I am starting with 3 production pieces, which triples the amount I need to have the project happen at all. We far surpassed even this amount for the previous project, and by announcing all the possible pins and patches in advance, I hope to avoid some of the confusion that happened last time!

I will keep you informed every step of the way, and I'm happy to tell you that both of the first two projects went out earlier than promised in the reward timelines.

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    Buy a Panda a Cuppycake

    For people who think they already have too much stuff in their life, but still want to help the pandas on their way! Make a contribution of $5 or more, and I will share undying gratitude and an invitation to the Your Brain on Pandas Facebook group!

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    Wu the Pirate Patch

    In Mr. Wu’s very first adventure, he sailed off in his pirate ship with the help of the panda kindergarten. Just to show that I didn’t waste all those years in art school, this image is inspired by a famous Japanese wood block print.

    These 3.5" patches have an iron on backing, or can be sewed on the item of your choice. Patches are crafted with a technique that allows much greater detail than your standard embroidered patch.

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    The Wu-Self Pin!!!

    The Wu Self, and nothing but the Wu. If you’re a Mr. Wu purist, and want the Wu and only the Wu, this is the reward for you! This image had its start in the Bears in the Air story when the panda kindergarten brought Mr. Wu a build it yourself airplane! Hilarity (and grounding by Mama Bai Yun) ensued.

    These enamel pins are beautifully crafted, have a deluxe backing, and are mounted on a collector card, as are the previous pins in the set.

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    FezBook Mobile APP KEYCHAIN

    Nobody expects the Panda Kindergarten! And what could be more fun than the Panda Kindergarten careening around in Inspector Panda’s car! This is the perfect keychain for your car!

    This keychain is made with the same techniques and materials as the pins. We regret that we can not be responsible for any "unfortunate" behavior of the panda kindergarten, nor for any unexpected bursts of laughter when you catch sight of your new keychain. Do not let the pandas drive your car.

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    The Wu-Self Set

    All the items listed so far + undying gratitude!
    You get:
    Mr. Wu as a Pilot Pin
    The Panda Kindergarten Fezbook Mobile Keychain
    Mr. Wu the Pirate Patch

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    Pledge US$ 84 or more About US$ 84

    Boy Pandas will be Boy Pandas!

    Did you miss the earlier pin projects? Luckily, I still have stock of pins from the first two projects. Pinky's pins are running low, but there is still good availability of Bubba and Ping Ping Pins.
    This set includes everything I've produced thus far EXCEPT for Pinky (read on to the next reward for a very limited availability of sets with Pinky)
    You'll receive:
    Mr Wu’s Pin and Patch,
    The Fezbook Mobile App keychain
    Bubba pin
    Ping Ping’s pin
    Bubba and his friends patch
    Undying gratitude (of course!)

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    One Pinky to Rule Them All!

    This is it! ALL the pins and patches so far!
    Pinky rules the Panda Kindergarten with a velvet paw! You'll receive:

    Pinky pin (#claplouder)
    Bubba pin
    Ping Ping Pin
    Bubba and Ping Ping Patch
    The Wu Self Pin
    Fezbook Mobile APP keychain
    Wu the Pirate Patch
    Undying gratitude

    Act quickly on this one! Only 10 sets available and no more Pinky pins will be available until we release the complete sets later this year.

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