Hiya! My name is Samantha - AKA Mamath - and I'm an Australian artist and the person 100% behind the MAMATH brand/webshop. If you're an Aussie you may have seen me at a local convention! If you're overseas, you might still recognise my work from the "Boxfox" plush a few years ago. :)
Tiny Pantheon is a little character design project I've been chipping away at for years. Following the popularity of the Anubis and Bastet pins I made in 2017, I'm now hoping to make pins of some more of the pantheon. Some day I'd like to make a little square book of 4-koma comics featuring these characters, too. But for now - pins!
This Kickstarter currently has 19 pins unlocked and available for backer to choose. The pins will be sold for a few dollars more post-Kickstarter (12 USD which is approx 15 AUD) so KS backers are getting a discount (PLUS the unlocked bonus stickers that every physical reward backer gets for free!)
All the pins will be (unless noted otherwise):
- gold metal
- hard enamel
- approx 1.5 inches (~38mm)
- with rubber clutch and backing card included
A few pins will be larger (notably Ra and Hathor) because they've got big objects in their designs. All the pins will have measurements so that they are are basically to scale with each other so no worries there! You will not end up with a teeny tiny Ra but an enormous Khnum.
For the final few days/hours, there is now two last pin designs revealed! These are attached to social media challenges and will unlock when their retweet/reblog goal is reached (EDIT: both have been unlocked!):
RETWEET THIS TWEET to unlock the Bennu bird pin! https://twitter.com/mamathzilla/status/969332375262871552
(EDIT: reached 800 retweets already - the Bennu pin is now unlocked!)
REBLOG THIS TUMBLR POST to unlock Khonsu! http://mamath.tumblr.com/post/171426865424/its-the-final-dayshours-of-the-tiny-pantheon-pin
EDIT: Khonsu has reached the goal and is now unlocked!!
Rainbow anodisation is a really cool process that creates pins with an "oil slick rainbow" effect. Each one comes out a little different so the end pins are all a little unique! It's hard to predict how the Rainbow anodised pins will come out (I've done my best based on images of previous pins using the same process) but here's a picture of one of my previous designs with rainbow anodisation:
And don't forget about the stickers! Throughout the campaign, several vinyl sticker designs have been unlocked. These unlocked stickers will be included FREE to every single backer who's getting a physical reward. Even if you only pledge for one pin, you will also get this sticker pack!
*a 4x6" sphinxes sticker sheet has also been unlocked and will be included in this bonus sticker pack. I just haven't finished the art yet. :D;;
(To see bigger versions of the sticker art, check out the relevant campaign update).
Finally, a little clarification of rewards:
"STICKERS ONLY" Reward Tier
This tier WILL get vinyl stickers of all the pin designs. The other tiers don't get these stickers by default! They exist for the people who like the designs but don't really collect pins. Sticker tier also gets all of the bonus stickers of course.
Other reward tiers who also want the pin design stickers will be able to add them as an add-on in Pledgemanager during the post-campaign reward survey. :)
"PIN-THEON" Reward Tiers
These tiers will get one each of every pin that is unlocked over the campaign, as well as a copy of every sticker (including even the stickers from the "stickers only" reward). Pin-theon gets at least one of EVERYTHING. Pledging at this tier is the easiest way to ensure you get everything.
February 5 - March 7: Kickstarter runs
March 8 - 21: Art finalised, KS funds come in, surveys go out
March 22 - April 19: Pins (and any other items) are produced
April 20 through May: Shipping! Domestic (Australian) rewards will arrive late April / early May while international post should arrive by late May/early June.
Risks and challenges
I've been running my online brand/store for several years which means I'm fairly experienced with merchandise design and production. I've investigated several different pin manufacturers (including placing test orders) in order to find one that I'm happy to trust with this project.
Additionally, I've been shipping orders and answering customer queries successfully for a long time and I have prior experience running and fulfilling a crowdfund (check my history to see Starrytellers, a comics anthology from 2015 which was fulfilled in record time!).
Of course, there can always be problems in manufacturing and shipping anything. Rest assured that if it comes to it, I will use my own funds to correct errors where necessary. The timeline has some give built into it in case of problems but if things appear to be going off-course anyway backers will get regular and honest updates of the situation.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
- (27 days)