I'm a pinhead and I would like to show this to the rest of the world.
The first thing that came into my mind was... Just buy a pinball T-shirt. Why not?
By browsing the web I couldn't find a T-shirt that I would like to wear. Seriously!
All pinball T-shirts are ugly as hell.
I don't want to have an image like a "pinball and a person playing it" on a T-shirt. That's like shouting around: "Look at me, I'm a pinball geek and here my ugly T-shirt."
I would like to have a discrete, nice looking T-shirt, that only a few will recognize a pinball theme in it. And I would proudly wear it and come to pinball meetings and tournaments.
I decided to make it. And I'm not a designer or a businessman. I'm a (Drupal) developer who just loves pinball.
I started drawing some sketches on a piece of paper and finally Pininja was born.
I found a designer who created a digital version of my drawing because I really liked the "ninja head" logo with flippers and a draining ball.
Few days later (by coincidence - while funding XBMC DevCon) I noticed that there's T-shirt crowd-funding web page (teespring) where you can post your T-shirt ideas (like Kickstarter).
"Hmmm. Why not.".. I thought.
I uploaded Pininja logo and in a matter of minutes a nice looking dark grey Premium quality T-shirt with a Pininja logo on it was born. A T-shirt I would proudly wear.
It's up to you pinheads if this T-shirt will see the light of day.
I put a very low price ($15) on it and just 30 pieces need to be ordered to start the print by teespring.
(There's $3.85 shipping cost for US and max $10.50 for the rest of the world - so it's still not too much)
Basically it's not my intention to sell it and make a profit with it. I'm crowd-funding it with you all and I really hope to see some people wearing it on pinball events.
Here's the link.
And don't forget to share it with your family and (pinhead) friends or just buy them a Limited Edition Pininja T-shirt for a gift.
PS: Also comments are welcome if you have any suggestions or just want to show some love about the idea