I posted this up on the Village but I thought I would share with the larger Pinside crowd. There's a lot of knowledgable pinheads here that I'm sure I'll need some help from along the way. I'm going to document each step of this project whether I make the right steps or wrong ones.
This is a tumblr blog, so feel free to follow me there too if you have a tumblr account. I'll be posting weekly video blogs, small daily updates, and my build list.
Here's the general concept of the re-theme. It's not very different from the Ghostbuster pin or the Evil Dead pin.
- Start with a Hollywood Heat. Perfect for me as I have a working one too. This will be a great reference point.
- New art on cab, play field, plastics, translite, etc.
- All new music, sound effects, and call outs via x2 MP3 Trigger V2s.
- Toys. Have to have toys.
Why Goonies? It is still my favorite movie of all time. It inspired adventure in me as a young boy and still does today. Such a good story and such a good cast of characters. With the sound track consisting of Cyndi Lauper, The Bangles, etc. and funny sound bites it can be a perfect theme for a pin.
Instead of spamming the forum with my updates, I'll leave the day to day stuff for the blog. If I hit some major milestones, I'll post those here. I'm open to suggestions of course too. Feel free to post here and I'll take all into consideration. I'm not pretending to be an expert, far from it, so feel free to give me your 2 cents.