Hello, my name is JT! I am an artist & crafter and for the past 7 years I have been creating & selling kawaii goods at my shop, Pocket Sushi.
Last year I successfully fulfilled a Kickstarter campaign for a Mewsubi the Musubi Cat plush toy. After such a huge project, this year I wanted to do something smaller, and since people have been asking, I am finally making my Farting Unicorn design into an enamel pin!
The Farting Unicorn enamel pin will be 1.625 inches (4.1275 cm) long, gold-plated, and will feature a whopping 13 colors, 7 of them with glitter!!!
Here is a short video clip of one of my other pins, which features the exact glitter colors I will be using for that beautiful fart cloud.
The size, number of colors, and detail means it will cost much more to produce than my usual pins, so I am calling upon fans both old and new, and any interested strangers, to help me bring this pin to life!
Everyone who pledges $4 or more to this project will receive some fun stuff, including the star of the show, Farting Unicorn! Check out the chart below to see which reward tiers get you which benefits.
Select reward tiers will also include a pack of matching Farting Unicorn stickers!
You may add $12 USD to your pledge for every additional pin shown below that you would like to include with your rewards. Everything will be included in one shipment, so you don't need to worry about having to pay for extra postage! You can also save yourself some calculations by signing up for one of the Pin Collector & higher reward tiers.
Most* are 1-inch (2.5cm) hard enamel pins plated with gold or black nickel. You will be able to make your selections when you receive your post-campaign survey.
*"Chubby Dragon" is a hard enamel keychain & "Summer Time Oni" is soft enamel with blue-dyed metal and a clear epoxy resin on top
Stretch Goal #1 - The Return of Tako-Tako ($1,200)
My first enamel pin & Kickstarter campaign, the Takoyaki Tako, sold out months after the KS ended and ever since there have been inquiries about whether I will ever restock. Sadly, the original pin was a limited run, but I want to bring it back in some form.
This stretch goal will reprint Tako-Tako as a smaller 1-inch pin, this time with gold plating and "pocket-sushi.com" stamped on the back.
If the campaign reaches or surpasses $1,200, Tako-Tako v.2 will accompany Farting Unicorn in production and will be included in all Pin Collector & higher reward tiers!
Stretch Goal #2 - Washi Tape ($2,100)
A thing I've been wanting to do for a long time is washi tape! When the campaign reaches $2,100, I'll be able to produce Pocket Sushi's first three washi tape designs!
Once funded, a randomly-selected roll will be included with each Pin Collector & higher reward tiers!
These are the only stretch goals for now, but if the project somehow gets past the $2,500 mark, I'll see about adding more!
Below is a projected timeline, from funding to final delivery to backers.
- Aug 1: Kickstarter campaign
- Aug 21: Kickstarter processes & deposits funds
- Sept 4: Pins & rewards go into production
- Oct 13: Pins & rewards prepare for shipment
- Oct 23: Pins & rewards ship out, arriving to U.S. backers within 2-7 days & to international backers within 7-30 days
The actual timeline may differ by a few days/weeks, though I do not expect any drastic changes.
So where is all this money going? Here's an estimated allocation.
- Pins & Supplies: 60%
- Postage: 25%
- Fees & Buffer: 15%
If the campaign far exceeds its original goal, those extra funds will go towards improving the project and producing additional bonus rewards (see Stretch Goals) for qualified backers.
During production time all backers will receive a survey via BackerKit. Through it you will be able to select applicable rewards, as well as add new ones on (you will be charged for the difference).
Risks and challenges
I have 7 years of experience in producing merchandise & fulfilling online shop orders and previously organized two successful Kickstarter campaigns.
I have a strong established relationship with my pin manufacturer and the only risks that I anticipate are any scheduling or technical issues on their end and delays with the courier. A percentage of funds has been factored into the budget to cover miscalculations, fees, damaged goods, and replacements for rewards lost in the mail.
Any road blocks in the project will be detailed via news updates on Kickstarter and on social media. I strive to be transparent and to make this project as smooth as possible for all backers!
All shown designs & intellectual properties are ©2019 Jensen Tabangcura // Pocket Sushi.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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