Elvira...who is still into this crap??

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Elvira...who is still into this crap??


By Chitownpinball

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

With a (hopefully final) Elvira pin looming according to some reports....who really wants another Elvira pin? Better yet, who is still watching this crap? What a total cringe fest. I dont get it. Is this just a horny old man thing about their childhood or something?

Cassandra looks WAY better without make up, so I dont get the goth fetish. Red heads will always win over black haired pale chicks.

EATPM is a snoozer for me, SS isnt bad, Ill say that. Another one though? Just a cash grab from the geezers again (cough batman 66, cough).

Its all just really odd to me that people pay money for this kind of garbage. BRING ON THE DOWN VOTES!

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#2 11 months ago

1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000% this

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#4 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

With a (hopefully final) Elvira pin looming according to some reports....who really wants another Elvira pin? Better yet, who is still watching this crap? What a total cringe fest. I dont get it. Is this just a horny old man thing about their childhood or something?
Cassandra looks WAY better without make up, so I dont get the goth fetish. Red heads will always win over black haired pale chicks.
EATPM is a snoozer for me, SS isnt bad, Ill say that. Another one though? Just a cash grab from the geezers again (cough batman 66, cough).
Its all just really odd to me that people pay money for this kind of garbage. BRING ON THE DOWN VOTES!
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I don't watch it and never really have. I still love scared Stiff though. Great call outs and a really well designed light hearted game. I'm 38 and would love another Elvira game.

A little ironic that someone that owns Barb Wire is worked up over Elvira pins.

#5 11 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I don't watch it and never really have. I still love scared Stiff though. Great call outs and a really well designed light hearted game. I'm 38 and would love another Elvira game.
A little ironic that someone that owns Barb Wire is worked up over Elvira pins.

I do NOT own BW. Thats a loaner. Im about sick of her too, WOZ is coming back.

#6 11 months ago

Really? My 36yo wife loves Elvira. I wouldn't call her a horny old man. We are going to see the show on Thursday.

#7 11 months ago

I really don't think there needs to be 3 pins but I have EATPM and think its a great game. Ive never watched the show, could care less really. The wife wanted it, bought it cheap, fixed it up and really enjoy it.

Edit, looked at your games, Id take eatpm over any of the ones you already own, and scared stiff for sure.

#8 11 months ago

I really don't understand what Elvira is really. Never understood the lure.

The callout "Oh, nice organ" is my fave though.

#9 11 months ago

Personally I feel the same thing. It's like old guys thinking they are pulling one over on there wives or something....LOL.

John

#10 11 months ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Personally I feel the same thing. It's like old guys thinking they are pulling one over on there wives or something....LOL.
John

Strange, my wife is the one that says I can never sell Scared Stiff.

#11 11 months ago

Different strokes for different folks! Not everyone likes every theme. Think it will be neat to see what gets done with the pin in this generation compared to the previous 2.

#12 11 months ago
Quoted from Spencer:

I really don't think there needs to be 3 pins but I have EATPM and think its a great game. Ive never watched the show, could care less really. The wife wanted it, bought it cheap, fixed it up and really enjoy it.
Edit, looked at your games, Id take eatpm over any of the ones you already own, and scared stiff for sure.

eatpm is a great game !

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#13 11 months ago

Scared Stiff is the greatest pinball machine ever made and a new one (with current technology) might be even better...soooo, we're all into that........understand?

#14 11 months ago

I'm 32 and my girlfriend is 31...I've liked Elvira since I was a kid (largely influenced by my late mother) and my girlfriend's favorite pin is Scared Stiff. Had Elvira not been at the last TPF, we likely wouldn't have made the trip this year, so I'm under the impression she's still relevant, and not just to horny old men

#15 11 months ago
Quoted from Medisinyl:

I'm 32 and my girlfriend is 31...I've liked Elvira since I was a kid (largely influenced by my late mother) and my girlfriend's favorite pin is Scared Stiff. Had Elvira not been at the last TPF, we likely wouldn't have made the trip this year, so I'm under the impression she's still relevant, and not just to horny old men

What's the draw then? I really don't even understand what she is famous for.

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#16 11 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What's the draw then? I really don't even understand what she is famous for.

Just campy fun.....and a cool pinball machine....

#17 11 months ago

I’m not really into Elvira, but many people are. Stern wouldn’t make it if they didn’t think it would sell, and they’ve done pretty good on themes in the recent pass, other then the bizarre WWE misfire. I guess Pinball is going the way of movies. Sequels are the surest things! SW, Elvira, old rock bands, etc.

#18 11 months ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

Is this just a horny old man thing about their childhood or something?

Are you saying Elvira fans experienced horny old men as children?

#19 11 months ago

Judging by the line at TPF everytime she appeared I'd say there is still a healthy want. And the line had every age and sex one would expect to see at a pinball show, so not just a horny old man thing. It's merely kitsch that appeals to some and not so much to others. Don't get me wrong, I am all about gameplay more than theme, but theme does have its appeal. Whether its sex(which always has and always will sell) or nostalgia or a like of a genre there is an audience for every thing out there. Just look at unboxing videos on utube. Really??? My two cents.

Shawn

#20 11 months ago

Absolutely in for another Elvira pin. I'm a huge fan of the two films - Elvira Mistress of the Dark and Haunted Hills. I prefer HH because the first film is a bit too 80s camp for me, but both her films are classic B grade horror.

The work that she has done is commonly mistaken as just a boob fest and a bit of a wank for old men. It's pretty easy to see why. But if you watch the films you realise she's actually a very strong female role that twists the norms of women in movies like these. My feminist wife (and yes I'm also a feminist) was surprised when she watched them for the first time and realised her views were mistaken previously.

Scared Stiff is also my wife's favourite pin and whenever I think of selling it she gets angry at me. SS is staying in the game room even if I'd like to move it on!

Bring on the third game!

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#21 11 months ago

I had no idea that TV show was still on. Not that I ever watched it in the first place. Was she supposed to be funny?

#22 11 months ago
Quoted from Dayhuff:

Personally I feel the same thing. It's like old guys thinking they are pulling one over on there wives or something....LOL.
John

Try making some sense next time.

#23 11 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What's the draw then? I really don't even understand what she is famous for.

She was a heck of a beer saleswoman, but that's about all I remember about her.

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#24 11 months ago

People that don't get Elvira probably missed the era of the late night horror show on basic cable tv. This was before we had 300 channels to choose from on Comcast. It was an hour for insomniacs, "B" horror buffs, and perhaps a little PG-13 T and A for 13 year old boys like myself. I have a lot of nostalgia for this era of television because I caught Elvira during my adolescence.

#25 11 months ago

New Elvira pin? Hell yeah! Everybody loves Elvira !

#26 11 months ago

I'd rather have a Svengoolie pin...

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#27 11 months ago

I ♡ Elvira

#28 11 months ago

No stranger to me than yet another Star Wars theme.

And I really enjoy playing EATPM.

#29 11 months ago
Quoted from Sonic:

I'd rather have a Svengoolie pin...

+1

At least that dude makes me laugh.

#30 11 months ago

Elvira rules.. she made a good career out of a very niche sector of horror fans without really entering the mainstream. Owns her own character and has no answer to nobody but herself.

#31 11 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What's the draw then? I really don't even understand what she is famous for.

You are too young to understand so there’s no sense in trying to tell you. Just go back to your room and drool over your Miley Cyrus poster.

#32 11 months ago

I'm surprised there hasn't been a Joe Bob Briggs pinball game yet.

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#33 11 months ago

Oh yeah, and Elvira is the sh*t! Move along kids if you don’t like her and leave us big people alone!

#34 11 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Strange, my wife is the one that says I can never sell Scared Stiff.

Same here TOTAN&SS are no sales

#35 11 months ago

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#36 11 months ago

I imagine at this point it's nostalgia. Pervy nostalgia, but nostalgia nonetheless.

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#37 11 months ago

My sentiments exactly. When I'm buying...

#38 11 months ago
Quoted from MagicSmoke:

My 36yo wife loves Elvira. I wouldn't call her a horny old man.

If you change your mind, my services are available.

#39 11 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

What's the draw then? I really don't even understand what she is famous for.

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#40 11 months ago

You asked for downvotes, so I gave you mine. I love when people are closeminded to anything they have not experienced in life. Cassandra Peterson made an iconic character that transcended generations. I remember her from my youth and even remember my father making comments when we watched all those horrible movies with her in tow. You have no clue as to the nostalgic factor and, harmless excitement she allowed so many of us to enjoy. Most of the crap out there now is just rude.

Now GET OFF MY LAWN!

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#41 11 months ago

I'm glad I had better things to do when that annoying lady was on TV.

#42 11 months ago

Hopefully they do a better job than what they did to poor Indiana Jones.

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#43 11 months ago

I'm buying Elvira 3 to go with my EATPM and SS and I don't care what anyone else thinks!

#44 11 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I'm glad I had better things to do when that annoying bitch was on TV.

You were probably never up that late.

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#45 11 months ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

You were probably never up that late.

Oh I was and I tried. Just couldn't get into it. Wasn't funny. And her voice was like nails on a chalkboard.

#46 11 months ago

This game should be announced on Halloween this year! It just makes good business sense.......I got my fingers crossed!

#47 11 months ago

Anyone who has a problem with Elvira for her nostalgia appeal or questions why she has a fan base probably is upset they haven’t made a Pokemon pinball machine that gives you a medal for turning the game on.

#48 11 months ago

Elvira had a couple of really cool first person RPG style computer games in the early 90's too.

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#49 11 months ago

To the OP, how does it feel to be schooled by fellow Pinsiders for your ridiculous and pointless post?

#50 11 months ago

The only people who look like they're being schooled , are those that admit they want another "nostalgia" pinball machine.

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