Hi all, I've been lurking around Pinside for a while now, and have been working with Rick over at Planetary Pinball for almost two years to finally be able to say this:
It's official: PinballSWAG.com will be creating officially licensed Bally and Williams products using Bally and Williams artwork.
Creating everything from tshirts, mugs, shot glasses, phone covers, license plates, clocks, coasters, etc. If it can be printed with a Direct to Garment printer, sublimation or with our incoming new larger Direct to Substrate printer then we pretty much have permission to make it. Each item will have to be approved by Williams of course, but it is looking good. The possibilities are almost endless.
So, if you have a merchandising product you want, time to start the requests. I need to get things prioritized.
If you've made artwork in the past for coasters, shirts, etc and would like to contribute it to our official inventory of art I'll compensate you. If you want to make new artwork talk with me. I've got to get all this going and will gladly compensate talented people for helping out.
Also, as you may have seen in Rick's post if you have an original tshirt I'm interested in getting it so we can scan it and reproduce it. Send me a PM with your address and I'll pay shipping both ways or just buy the shirt outright. Maybe you have an old one in the wrong size? Once we get the art done, we can get you a new one in the correct size after it's approved! All of the shirts are going to be heavyweight Hanes tagless tees. We're avoiding the square pinball backglass stuck on a shirt look, but will be making some new unique designs using the artwork.
We plan on attending the major shows, and may make it to the Texas Pinball Festival this year (it's practically in our backyard). Even if PinballSWAG.com isn't there, I'll be there and I'm taking a few games to share. Not sure what we can get approved and ready by then.
As an FYI, we've been creating custom photo products for about 15 years, and have shipped many thousands of orders all around the world through our websites (CustomSportsProducts.com is ours). Now, with the Bally and Williams agreement we will be able to put our equipment to use making all sorts of unique products and have more fun doing it!
Thanks and look forward to hearing from everyone.
Owner of the new PinballSWAG.com (yes we are just starting to get it going...)