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#1 2 years ago

So this is coming.

http://dudepinball.com/

The person/company behind this campaign is very clever. They know how pinside is... how the internet community is. So they are launching this as a viral campaign.

Clue 1 was on Wednesday when we saw the ad in the EXPO program saying information is coming Saturday.

Clue 2 was today when big breasted babes in bowling mini dresses were handing out flyers advertising the dude pinball website with the same image shown on Wednesday, but this time with a rug, bowling pins, and a measuring cup. All easy clues from the Big Lebowski movie.

What is not known at this time is who is behind it. Frankly speaking, the polish of both the new site, the flyers, the photo quality and the promo girls in custom made outfits seems to eliminate the boutique builders. This points to something bigger...

And with 70 days left until (The Reveal?) the timing of an announcement seems to fall in place with with the marketing director of Stern told me would be "The next machine coming out in January".

So, will 3pm STERN session today be more info on Lebowski? Will this remain a mystery? Did the creators of this campaign intend it to be mysterious for months to come? Did the builders of this pin secretly pull me aside at EXPO and ask me to make this thread to stir the pot?????

All this and more shall soon be revealed!

#2 2 years ago

Awesome!

#3 2 years ago

If this turns out to be the next game instead of Godzilla, I'm only complely thrilled that I got in on MM.

#4 2 years ago

Still hunting down girl..image-151.jpg

#5 2 years ago

Good job whomever is planning this pin, went so far as to make the domain name a private registration...

#6 2 years ago

That is a "Caucasian" not a measuring cup!

#8 2 years ago

Gary told me @ CAX last year no way he would make this pin I was hoping it would be a JJP widebody but Jack didn't seem to want to make it either.
I signed up for a Sobchek LE.

#9 2 years ago

I told you guys it would really tie Expo together

#10 2 years ago
Jared said:

the marketing director of Stern told me would be "The next machine coming out in January"

Is that when they have their next vacation planned?

#11 2 years ago

The pinball news coming out of Expo this weekend is just insane. Lebowski has always been my dream theme - I'm 100% in on this one! Can't wait to find out more.

#12 2 years ago

The Sobcheck model doesn't work on shomer shabbos

#13 2 years ago
Jared said:

Clue 2 was today when big breasted babes in bowling mini dresses were handing out flyers

Any pics of this!?

#14 2 years ago

I'm very excited if this news is true.
I just hope its not a boutique pin company.

#15 2 years ago

Somebody better get The Dude some smelling salts.

#16 2 years ago
djblouw said:

Any pics of this!?

What the hell? What kind of hobby is this that we don't get pics of the REAL good stuff?

#17 2 years ago
mikeincali said:

The Dude abides:
ยป YouTube video

So it was a movie in 1998
Guess I misses that one.

#18 2 years ago
SaminVA said:

So it was a movie in 1998
Guess I misses that one.

You're out of your element!
big_lebowski_007.jpg

#19 2 years ago

You might be the only one who missed it.

#20 2 years ago
mikeincali said:

You might be the only one who missed it.

Nope...make it two.

#21 2 years ago

You're probably a nihilist then.

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#22 2 years ago
djblouw said:

Any pics of this!?

yup.

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#23 2 years ago
dpb520 said:

What the hell? What kind of hobby is this that we don't get pics of the REAL good stuff?

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#25 2 years ago

I heard the soundtrack is by the Eagles.

#26 2 years ago

Dude hates the Eagles. Loves Creedence.

#27 2 years ago
eggbert52 said:

Nope...make it two.

Why deny yourself the greatest movie ever made?

#28 2 years ago
dos_reboot said:

I heard the soundtrack is by the Eagles.

Come on The Eagles would not stand, man. We're talking about the dude here. It would be CCR all the way!

#29 2 years ago

I didn't think that this was EVER going to happen.

#30 2 years ago
jjtaylor said:

yup.

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Thank you. The girls left before I could take a picture!!

#31 2 years ago

And another...

eggbert52 said:

Nope...make it two.

#32 2 years ago
Jared said:

Thank you. The girls left before I could take a picture!!

They probably charge by the hour.

#33 2 years ago
jjtaylor said:

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Now we're taking!
Thank you!

#34 2 years ago

I don't roll on Shabbat!

#35 2 years ago
Jared said:

And with 70 days left until (The Reveal?) the timing of an announcement seems to fall in place with with the marketing director of Stern told me would be "The next machine coming out in January".

This campaign doesn't seem like something Stern would do, aren't they known for their poor PR skills? Wheras, this has been handled quite professionally so far.

Not family friendly, so not JPP.

Not Python, he doesn't want to do licensed themes.

Who else can we rule out?

SkitB, Heighway, Multimorphic?

Post edited by solarvalue

#36 2 years ago

Those little Chickie's were hot.

#37 2 years ago
solarvalue said:

This campaign doesn't seem like something Stern would do, aren't they known for their poor PR skills? Wheras, this has been handled quite professionally so far.
Not family friendly, so not JPP.
Not Python, he doesn't want to do licensed themes.
Who else can we rule out?
SkitB, Heighway, Multimorphic?
Post edited by solarvalue

This mystery as it is.... is entirely the creators point.

I agree, the fit, finish, polish and taste of this campaign defies all known pinball makers currently, and seems bigger in budget and scope than any of the boutiques have.

This is not SkitB, Heighway, Spooky or Multimorphic...

And honestly, its not Stern, JJP or Chicago Gaming/PPS either...

Its.... something else...

I dont know.

#38 2 years ago

This is not a Stern pin. No way no how. They don't even have ST rolled out yet, they won't be talking about their next pin till spring time.

The marketing is an A1 effort for pinball, but at the end of the day it isn't marketing, it is a fun well designed game, and we at least need to know who is designing it.

#39 2 years ago
frolic said:

This is not a Stern pin. No way no how.

Correct...Stern would not say Shit in the ad campaign online...

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#40 2 years ago

What if it's a clever hoax to F with my emotions Smokie?

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#41 2 years ago

Curious if they make this Lewbowski pin I wonder if the code will incorporate "league rules" I hear they are pretty strict!
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#42 2 years ago

#43 2 years ago

Smokey stepped over the line.

#44 2 years ago

It's Smokey, so his toe slipped over the line a little, big deal.

#45 2 years ago

#46 2 years ago

I can die happy now... or at least after I receive my White Russian LE

#47 2 years ago

this is what it shows when you register

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#48 2 years ago
swinks said:

this is what it shows when you register

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I tried registering but when I do all I see are empty white boxes with no labels (can't see what I'm supposed to be filling in.) If it's reasonably priced and not 3 years from being produced I'm in!

#49 2 years ago

According to the original thread I am in for serial number 90.

#50 2 years ago
CraZ4Pin said:

I tried registering but when I do all I see are empty white boxes with no labels (can't see what I'm supposed to be filling in.) If it's reasonably priced and not 3 years from being produced I'm in!

It's a riddle

First post your name
Then your country
Then your email

Done


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