So, I am going to buy a premium.
I was born in 1964 and like many others here, I spent countless hours watching the TV show on reruns. I collected comic books and still have all 3 complete original card sets. Yes, I still have the lunch box...with thermos. I was considering a Ghostbusters, as my wife and daughter love BOTH movies…..but before I decided to pull that trigger…BM66 showed up. I about crapped myself when I first confirmed this was a reality.
For me, this is a “if you could have a dream pin….” In fact, along with several others in a thread over 2 years ago, I posted this….
See the pic below....
I am more excited about this than The Avengers pin. And that theme damn near made me giddy at the time. Several years ago, my daughter was going to see Santa Claus at the local Macy’s. She asked me…”Daddy, what do you want me to tell Santa to bring for you?” I jokingly said “A Captain America pinball game”. She told Santa that, too. A little over a year later I got my wish…..in the form of an Avengers Pro. The only thing that would have made that better for me is if they used the original comic book artwork...instead of the movie.
Previously, I also shared my thought that (to me) that theme is very important. Maybe most important. Most games (unless they live on site or in an arcade) spend 90+% of their lives just sitting there. Like furniture......or artwork on the wall. In the big picture, I "look" at my games much more than I actually get to play them. Walking thru the game room or sitting and watching TV. I want nice artwork for the visual experience.
My only point is this.....you could have a pin with the best game play ever (which of course means something different to everyone, anyway) but if it was Barney the Purple dinosaur or Strawberry Shortcake or Dance Moms on the back glass I would never want own one. Just my 2 cents worth.
But I couldn’t be happier. I hope all the unhappy pinballers get one or two of their "wish list" games produced.
Now.....I am anxious for them to get to work on the rest of my list!!!