Hey, that's me!
Ha! Ok, perhaps that was a bad example! She has adhered to her mother's sickeningly sexist notion that women's bodies are unfit for display, that women are incapable of making that decision for themselves, and that any such images "demean" them.
Still, in the sample space I've observed, she's/they're a modern exception.
Quoted from ChadTower:
You're right about that but the key there is that the theme is something they have chosen. It's Pokemon, it's Yu-Gi-Oh, it's Bakugan, it's Warhammer. It's their theme. It's not a rock band that ceased to be top forty 20 years before their birth.
I can't tell if it's that you don't have much experience with children, or are being purposefully obtuse to try and prove a point. You say they aren't making themes appealing to kids and only reference ACDC but leave out Monopoly, Roller Coaster Tycoon, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider Man, Wheel of Fortune, Shrek (for God's sake), Indiana Jones, Batman, Ironman, Avatar, Transformers, Tron, Avengers and X-Men.
I don't think it has much, if anything, to do with theme, and I think Oz misses that point. Where I see pinball on location accessible to women and children, they seem to play. I think if you put Oz in one of these places it will, in fact, immediately draw initial interest from all demographics just because it's so obviously different, but I highly doubt it will continue to be played in preference to others next to it if it sucks just because it has pretty lights, sparkly slippers and annoying music.
Anecdotes are fairly pointless, but so am I, so... Last time I was at the Full Tilt in Ballard, in amongst the chaos of the little kid birthday party attendees running around, a person walked in and used the change machine. She looked quite a bit like Ronda Rousey, bought no ice cream and was; young, fit, attractive, there to play pinball and, importantly, ALONE. She wasn't drug there on a date, she wasn't trying to impress some guy. She put $4 (initially pissing me off as I wanted to play) in Black Knight 2000, played like she trying to save her life, and then left.
My guess is the chance of her doing that were the machine located at Fat Dick's Sports Bar would be slim, and the chance of that coinciding with the 5-8 year old birthday party, nil.