It's Pride Month. You deserve to be proud.
Sometimes it’s hard to show your pride. Sometimes people call you fake, or say you don’t belong, but you can’t be afraid. You are valid and you will not be erased.
PRIDE PINS is a collection of enamel pins displaying animals holding pride flags. Show your pride. You deserve it.
Fursona Pins proudly brings you high quality enamel pins.
Our previous Kickstarter campaign, Carry the Stars in Your Hands, was an enormous success, raising $23,473 by its amazing backers. Over ten thousand pins were delivered to customers who backed the campaign and purchased over $6,800 in add-ons through Backerkit afterwards, putting the final total at over $30,000 raised in our first campaign.
This new campaign is more ambitious. With a final stretch goal of $40,000, we're excited to bring you an amazing set of pins representing LGBT identities.
When you back Pride Pins or purchase anything from Fursona Pins, you can confidently know you're purchasing from a minority and LGBT-owned business.
Representation is crucially important. We are proud to do our part. Will you join us?
Last 24 Hours!
Pride Pins is currently the #1 most funded enamel pin Kickstarter in history, and the most funded LGBT project live on Kickstarter right now. That's all thanks to you, our amazing backers!
Current Stretch Goal:
We are pleased to present a campaign where your identity is NOT a stretch goal. Each milestone represents the unlocking of all flags for each animal. The identities we are proud to represent in our campaign are below... as introduced by our campaign mascots, the Pride Pals:
Though our Pride Pals are super cute, the fun doesn't end there. You can mix and match our unlocked species and any pride flag you wish. Read on to see which species we have unlocked throughout the course of this campaign!
Pride Pins is the #1 LGBT Kickstarter live right now. We want to be more inclusive, too!
The following Pride Pals enamel pins are available exactly as-is: these flags are only present on their exact animal below, and are not available to the other species. We have these Pride Pals because we want to include other identities that have been requested throughout the campaign to be more inclusive for all our customers!
This campaign features twenty five beautiful animals. Remember, your identity is not a stretch goal. When an animal unlocks, all of its flags unlock with it.
Did you know... you can pledge now and pay later?
Pledge for all the pins you want at the end of the campaign. Kickstarter doesn't charge you until the campaign ends. Even if the pins you want haven't unlocked yet, pledging your full desired amount will help push the campaign toward unlocking those pins.
The Fox is our first goal -- one of the most prevalent creatures in the furry fandom. When we hit our goal of $1500, the fox unlocks as our first species!
Our second goal is the Bat, unlocking at $3,000.
Our third goal is the Bear, unlocking at $4,500.
Our fourth goal is the Wolf, unlocking at $6,000.
Our fifth goal is the Dutch Angel Dragon, unlocking at $7,500.
Our sixth goal is the Fennec Fox, unlocking at $9,000.
Our seventh goal is the African Wild Dog, unlocking at $10,500.
Our eighth goal is the Deer, unlocking at $12,000.
Our ninth goal is the Raccoon, unlocking at $13,500.
Our tenth goal is the Red Panda, unlocking at $15,000.
Our eleventh goal is the Tiger, unlocking at $16,500.
Our twelfth goal is the Cat, unlocking at $18,000.
Our thirteenth goal is the Hyena, unlocking at $19,500.
Our fourteen goal is the Lion, unlocking at $21,000.
Our fifteenth goal is the Dragon, unlocking at $22,500.
Our sixteenth goal is the Rabbit, unlocking at $24,000.
Our seventeenth goal is the Rat, unlocking at $25,500.
Our eighteenth goal is the Shark, unlocking at $27,000.
Our nineteenth goal is the Cheetah, unlocking at $28,500.
Our twentieth goal is the Opossum, unlocking at $28,500.
Our twenty first goal is the Ferret, unlocking at $31,500.
Our twenty second goal is the Horse, unlocking at $33,000.
Our twenty third goal is the Otter, unlocking at $34,500.
Our twenty fourth goal is the Goat, unlocking at $36,000.
Our twenty fifth goal is the Griffin, unlocking at $37,500.
Our twenty sixth and final goal is the Kickstarter Exclusive, unlocking at $40,000. If we hit this amazing milestone, every backer receiving a package will get a free Kickstarter exclusive glitter pin to the Pride Pins campaign!
This exclusive pin will come in six colors -- Blue (shown), Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Purple. Each backer can choose which color they get, and can purchase additional colors after the campaign on Backerkit.
The phenomenal response to this Kickstarter, and the amazing backers unlocking all content within twenty four hours of launch, has led to the development of new animal species for the campaign. Let's welcome the Husky, unlocking at $50,000!
A sponsored species has happened! The Coyote is now part of our lineup, pending payment by the sponsor at the end of the campaign.
A sponsored species has happened! The Lynx is now part of our lineup, pending payment by the sponsor at the end of the campaign.
Chickies everywhere unite! If we can reach the $55,000 goal, the Cockatiel unlocks!
We have a guest artist for our next stretch goal! Curlworks produces Speech Bubble Pins that go amazingly well with our products. We've partnered with them to bring you four pronoun themed hard enamel speech bubble pins: he/him, she/her, they/them, and "ask my pronouns." If we reach $60,000, all backers at $10 and more may select one of these pins as a freebie. Additional Pronoun Speech Bubble pins can be purchased in Backerkit for $5.00 each.
Our guest artist Curlworks has provided more Pins for Your Pins for our next stretch goal! At $65,000 these speech bubble pins will unlock for purchase during the Backerkit survey. If you love these, and want to give your Pride Pin a voice, add $5.00 to your pledge now for each speech bubble you want! Backers may also select one of these speech bubble pins instead of a pronoun pin if desired.
Another sponsored species has appeared! Take a peek at the Guinea Pig!
The stretch goals have become a bit more difficult now! If the campaign reaches $75,000, then the Crocodile will unlock!
Another species has been sponsored! The Saber Tooth is here!
Another sponsored species has appeared! Get yourself a clever girl with this Raptor!
A new stretch goal has appeared! If we hit $90,000 then we'll see the Eastern Dragon!
A sponsor has appeared, providing a Pitbull.
WOW! Can we make it to $100,000? If we do, the Snow Leopard unlocks.
These fantastic speech bubble pins by our Guest Artist Curlworks will unlock at $105,000! If you love these, and want to give your Pride Pin a voice, add $5.00 to your pledge now for each speech bubble you want! Backers may also select one of these speech bubble pins instead of a pronoun pin if desired.
At $110,000, then the Unicorn unlocks in all of its pastel rainbow beauty!
At $120,000, then the mystical Kitsune unlocks!
Surprise! The Wickerbeast has been sponsored by its species owner!
The Rosy Maple Moth is the next stretch goal, unlocking at $130,000!
Rejoice! A wrinkly baby has been sponsored! Here's the Sphynx!
A Ball Python has been sponsored!
Then we have the Barn Owl, unlocking at $140,000!
Next comes the Cobra, which unlocks at $150,000!
After that is the Red Fox, which unlocks at $160,000!
The Skully is a sponsored species, so it's already unlocked!
The road to #1...
Pride Pins is currently #2 Most Funded Enamel Pin Kickstarter of all time. The final stretch goals lay out the path to #1! Let's do this!
When we hit $170,000, the Kangaroo unlocks!
At $175,000, a flag expansion occurs! This unlocks the Unity Flag for all species (all species are also recolored to match the flag's color scheme). The Unity Flag is a trans and POC inclusive flag that highlights the unity of the furry fandom's uniquely welcoming LGBTQIA+ community.
At $180,000 the Highland Cow unlocks!
At $190,000, the Corgi unlocks!
At $200,000, the German Shepherd unlocks!
At $210,000, the Leopard Gecko unlocks!
At $215,000, a flag expansion occurs! This unlocks the Pastel Rainbow flag for all the bases, which includes recoloring all the animals to a grayscale and rainbow accented color scheme.
At $220,000, the Axolotl unlocks!
At $225,000, the last of our stretch goals unlocks with the Raven! GOOOOOOAL!
We have a couple of custom products we're offering during this campaign as well to make your Pride Pins experience more interesting!
If you add $150 extra to your pledge, you can have any unlocked animal of your choice with a custom drawn flag and 50 Copies of that flag shipped to you ($3 per pin). You may also have the animal recolored to your specification, as long as no additional lines are added. This pin may be made available to all customers during Backerkit and in the official Pride Pins shop (at our discretion, if we feel it fits our line of products--we are only interested in stocking gender identity and LGBT orientation related products in our Backerkit store and Pride Pins shop. Unrelated flags will not be stocked).
Backers who order a custom flag are welcome to re-order their custom pin in the future on FursonaPins.com. This is perfect for dealers who want a nice stock of pins for their shop or cons!
Please contact us for approval by messaging us on Kickstarter if you would like to order a custom flag through this campaign. Let us know what the flag looks like and what it represents, as well as which animal you'd like it drawn onto.
Is your favorite animal not available during the campaign, but you'd love to give other backers a chance to enjoy that animal as a pin? If you add $1,500 extra to your pledge, you can immediate fund a new animal of your choice. That animal and its fifteen flags then becomes available to all backers through Backerkit, and the official Pride Pins shop (at our discretion).
A Custom Animal order comes with 25 copies of each flag of the pin you have created (375 pins--or about $4 per pin) for you to sell or trade. Animal species are subject to approval. We cannot create copyrighted fantasy species unless you own the copyright to that species, but we can create real life animals and generic fantasy animals.
Backers who order a custom animal are welcome to re-order their custom animal pins in the future through FursonaPins.com. This is perfect for creators of fandom species or dealers who want a nice stock of pins for their shop or cons!
Please contact us for approval by messaging us on Kickstarter if you would like to order a custom animal through this campaign. This price includes shipping to the US, but International orders will require us to weigh and bill the package later.
The following add-ons are available through Backerkit after the campaign:
Pride Month Itamals Bag (Includes Exclusive Pin)
Our partner Itamals has designed a beautiful Pride Month themed Itamals bag specifically for this Kickstarter! In Backerkit, you can add on a Pride Fox Itamals bag for $65. It also comes with an exclusive Pride Fox Itamals Pin designed by us -- that you can only get if you purchase the bag!
What better way to display the beautiful pins you'll be collecting from this campaign?
Pride Pins Kickstarter Exclusive
This adorable pin is exclusive to this Kickstarter campaign, featuring glitter on the cape! Bring home a Pride Pins exclusive during the Backerkit survey.
Pride Pins Lanyards
Pride Pins is proud to offer themed lanyards from our campaign. Every one of our featured flags has an associated lanyard with it. In Backerkit, you can add on a lanyard of your choice for $8.00.
Work together as a community to unlock exclusive Pride Pins swag.
Together, you and the Pride Pins community can unlock new rewards for your backer deliveries! Throughout the campaign, the backers will be working on unlocking these Swag Pack goals. Keep coming back daily to check on the goals, and let your friends know to share/retweet/etc. to bring the goals closer to completion!
These swag pack items, if unlocked, will be available to any backer pledging at "One Pride Pin" tier or above.
Pride Pals Stickers
Pride Pals are the fifteen animals chosen to represent the fifteen flags earlier in the campaign. When you retweet this tweet, you bring the backers closer to unlocking Pride Pals Stickers! At 1,000 R/T, backers may select one sticker of their choice to accompany their package. At 5,000 R/T, backers get a full set of all fifteen Pride Pals Stickers!
Past: 1345 / 1,000 Retweets -- 100% One sticker unlocked!
Current: 1345/5,000 Retweets - 26.9% Complete!
Pride Pals 5x7 Mini Posters
Pride Pals are the fifteen animals chosen to represent the fifteen flags earlier in the campaign. When you share this Facebook post, you bring the backers closer to unlocking Pride Pals 5x7 Mini Posters. At 1,000 Shares, backers may select one Mini Poster of their choice to accompany their package. At 2,500 Shares, backers get an upgraded holographic Mini Poster of their choice instead!
Past: 1000 / 1,000 Shares -- Complete!
Current: 2510 / 2500 Shares -- Complete! Holographic Posters unlocked!
YCH Pride Stickers
When you post on Instagram with the hashtag #lovepridepins, you bring the backers closer to unlocking the YCH Pride Sticker. At 100 Instagram posts, backers get the blue 3"x3" YCH Pride Sticker. At 250 Instagram posts, backers may select from the six color options for the sticker. At 500 Instagram posts, backers get the full rainbow of all six colors!
Make your Instagram post by creating your favorite combination on PridePins.com!
Past: 100 / 100 Instagram Posts -- 100% COMPLETE! YCH Blue Sticker Unlocked!
Past: 302 / 250 Instagram Posts - COMPLETE! All color YCH Stickers unlocked!
Current: 302 / 500 Instagram Posts -- 60.4% Complete!
Free Pride Pins Lanyard
Did you know we have a Telegram group? When you join our Telegram group, you bring the backers closer to unlocking a Free Pride Pins Lanyard. At 1,000 members, backers get the Rainbow lanyard (on the left). At 2,500 members, backers can choose their flag for their free lanyard!
Past: 1000 / 1,000 Telegram Members -- COMPLETE! Rainbow Lanyard unlocked!
Current: 1229/ 2,500 Telegram Members -- 49.1% Complete!
Free Trading Cards
Did you know we have a Discord server? When you join our Discord server, you bring the backers closer to unlocking Free Pride Pals Trading Cards. At 350 members, backers get one trading card of their choice from the fifteen Pride Pals. At 500 members, backers get two trading cards. At 750 members, backers get three trading cards. At 1000 members, backers get 5 trading cards!
OBJECTIVE COMPLETE! 350 / 350 Discord Members -- 1 TRADING CARD UNLOCKED!
OBJECTIVE COMPLETE! 543 / 500 Discord Members -- 2 TRADING CARDS UNLOCKED!
OBJECTIVE COMPLETE! 809 / 750 Discord Members -- 3 TRADING CARDS UNLOCKED
Current: 951 / 1000 Discord Members - 95.1% Complete!
Kickstarter Exclusive Pin
This Kickstarter Exclusive Pride Byte pin is the sister pin to the Pride YCH pin! When you join our Patreon, you bring the backers closer to unlocking free Kickstarter Exclusive Pins. At 1,000 Patrons, backers get the black nickel plated Pride Byte. At 1,250 Patrons, backers get both the black nickel plated Pride Byte AND we'll include a silver plated variant -- Byte's FROST BYTE coloration. At 1,500 Patrons, backers get all three variants -- black nickel, silver plated (FROST BYTE), and gold plated (PASTEL BYTE)!
Past: 1000 / 1,000 Patrons -- COMPLETE! Black Nickel Plated Byte Unlocked as Freebie!
Current: 1081 / 1250 Patrons -- 84.4% Complete!
"Fursona Pins" Logo Pin
Did you know an actual pin of the Fursona Pins logo exists? When you subscribe to our mailing list, you bring the backers closer to unlocking a free 1" Logo Pin. At 3,000 Subscribers, this pin unlocks. At 5,000 subscribers, this pin gets upgraded with two glitter colors -- blue and white!
Past: 3,860 / 3,000 Subscribers -- 100% Complete!
Current: 3988 / 5000 Subscribers -- 79.7% Complete!
Are you ready?
Accomplish the community goals as a community and unlock lots of extra swag for your backer packages. Tell your friends to complete objectives to increase the chance of them being fulfilled!
Thank you for viewing our campaign! We hope that you enjoyed the products we have to offer and that you'll join us on this journey to bring some visibility to the identities displayed with this campaign.
We look forward to serving you for all your enamel pin needs! Are you ready to join us?
Love and solidarity,
❤ Fursona Pins ❤
Risks and challenges
The most common risk to enamel pin Kickstarters is: manufacturing quality, delays, and improperly estimated shipping costs.
We've worked with seven different manufacturers over the past year and pinpointed the one best suited for Kickstarter -- who produced the ten thousand pins that we sent out in our Carry the Stars campaign in December 2018. Out of all those pins, only about five were reported by customers as seconds needing replacement. We have full confidence in our manufacturer to produce these amazing LGBT Pride Pins for you in the quality you expect and deserve.
In the event that there is a delay, this will not be noticeable to the customers, as we have scheduled our rewards ship date to accommodate this. Delays usually require 15-18 business days to address, and our schedule has that built in to reflect the possibility.
In our last campaign in December, we miscalculated shipping costs and undercharged for some of our higher tiers due to a raise in prices USPS changed in January. This still didn't stop us from fulfilling the orders quickly and efficiently without further cost to our customers.
We're ready for the challenge of our newest Kickstarter project and hope you join us in creating this amazing collection of representation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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