(Topic ID: 233362)

Does Anyone Offer "Retheming" Services?


By BubbaBeast

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    A buddy of mine is a huge hockey fan and pinhead, and after getting his hands on a Bobby Orr, Ice Fever, and Olympic Hockey, he has started thinking about retheming a pin into a "Hershey Bears" machine (his grail theme). He's not on Pinside, so I offered to send out an APB to everyone here who might have an idea of where to start. He's hoping to hire someone who could do this as a commissioned project. I know that there are some well known restorers out there, but I don't think I've ever heard about someone who does this sort of work. Does anyone have any ideas of who might do this and a ballpark idea of what it might cost?

    Thanks in advance for any help!

    #2 4 months ago

    Most people that can do a full retheme will not be interested unless it's theirs. If he's really set on it you may could get someone to just do a custom translite/back glass for a decent price?

    #3 4 months ago

    Watching other folks who have done it...it’s a lot of work.
    What is your friend willing to pay total?

    #4 4 months ago
    Quoted from Pdxmonkey:

    Watching other folks who have done it...it’s a lot of work.
    What is your friend willing to pay total?

    My guess is the willing to pay part and the what it will actually cost part don't meet in the middle.

    It's way too much work. You gotta either do it yourself as a labor of love, be rich and throw around stupid money to really buy a lot of a pro's time, or forget it.

    #5 4 months ago

    Actually yes there are several people that do retheming. You just have to search for them on the net. IIRC I’ve seen at least 3 different companies that will customize your game with personalized artwork for backglass, playfield and plastics.

    #6 4 months ago

    Some guy in Canada has done three hockey re themes for a friend.

    #7 4 months ago

    If your buddy likes the WNBJM layout, I am sure Stern wouldnt have a problem doing it....

    #8 4 months ago

    gameroom pinball - brian - you can google him and it will come up - i can also send you his # if you can't find it - he is working on 2 custome dallas star games, did a red wings game, and a few bruins games. he has all his custom games on his website. i have a few and love them. thanks ed

    #9 4 months ago

    F-14 would be a cool retheme, since it's like Power Play on steroids.

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    #10 4 months ago

    This is one reason why I love Pinside - thank you guys! He's cleared it with the wife and is reaching out to Brian from Gameroom Pinball (kudos to edcianci for the tip). Thanks to everyone who responded - I really appreciate the advice!

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