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Happy New Year and my Pinball Predictions for 2020

By mnpinball

2 years ago


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    “Who will dominate 2020”

    • JJP 15 votes
      29%
    • Stern 33 votes
      65%
    • Deeproot 3 votes
      6%

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    #1 2 years ago

    Stern opens the new year with a fresh game from the recently out of pinball retirement Brian Eddy, Stranger Things.

    A great show but not so great transition to a pinball theme. Only the first 2 seasons. This game should have used all 3 current with the 3rd being the best with the shopping mall and Neverending Story song.

    The game relies too much on the young kids and as the kids get older the theme will tire.
    Game will do well on route. Home use staying power will waver.

    Stern will keeping plugging away with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Summer and LED Zeppelin for Fall. There will be a sprinkle of a vault in there to combat lackluster sales. But as dealers and home owners have only so much room and money titles with begin to bottleneck and sales numbers will be down compared to 2019.
    We will not see a new Elwin title until 2021.

    2020 will be Jersey Jack Pinballs year !
    Coming off the coattails of Wonka, the spring starts off with a bang with Eric’s Guns n Roses. A narrow body onslaught feature heavy hitter. Then in the fall we get Pat’s Toy Story featuring all 4 movies. Full steam ahead JJP lays the foundation of solid sales with two fantastic themes and JJP will release 2 new titles within the same year.

    Chicago gaming company will come out with Cactus Canyon, they will continue to chip away at Stern Pinball with their competitive Pinball pricing and the classics that Pinball collectors are searching for. They may even release a new unlicensed title.

    American Pinball plugs away with Hot Wheels. Sales will be ok and they hang on.
    What comes after that will determine a make or break moment. They need a hot license.

    Spooky Pinball. They do everything right. Theme matters. They got it and they have the family small home town feel good hit of the year. A year and a half at that ! They are locked in and here for the long haul.

    Deeproot will struggle to take a market share as it will be a juggernaut competitive market by the other manufacturers.
    Again theme matters ! If you don’t have a strong license you will reap the consequences of sales too other pinball manufacturers.

    Pinball Brothers will make a return.

    Just my .02
    Happy New Year.

    #2 2 years ago

    Can't wait to see all the 2020 games. Super excited for Zeppelin dream theme, TMNT Will probably be a pass for me. The new GNR also has my interest would like to own a JJP game and if done well it could be my first.

    #3 2 years ago

    Sure will be an exciting year, that's for sure.

    Thank you for your predictions Jason, Come the end of the year, it will be interesting to see which came true and if any surprises.

    I only see one you missed, and possibly one mistake.

    LTG : )

    #4 2 years ago

    Should be another great year for pinball-I feel blessed to be part of this resurgence

    I like the 2020 predictions

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    #5 2 years ago

    I know, upcoming titles have been discussed a million and one times here.
    But I have to say I just don't see Zeppelin being a big seller. I also not see GNR being a seller for JJP also.
    I know so many people begged for Iron Maiden and I don't heat too much buzz about that machine.
    I think all of these manufactures need to go back to original titles. All the Stern ones are not getting the full license to really be creative.
    Stern Star Trek rocked. Real voices and sounds. Walking Dead had so much potential, but I think that hick voice call out dude kills the mood. The list can go on and on, but I would rather see some original stuff.
    Rather than keeping everything so secretive, why not send out surveys for people to answer like on a scale of 1 - 10, how likely would you buy a Big Bang Theory pinball machine. Since you answered yes, would you still buy that machine if we were unable to use the voice of the original actors? Something along those lines. Maybe it means less titles coming out every year, but we all cant afford to buy multiple titles a year too. So if I can look in January and see, hey, Ozark is coming in August, I am going to save up for that.

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    #6 1 year ago

    What’s everyone think of my predictions from a year ago?

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Jasontaps:

    I know, upcoming titles have been discussed a million and one times here.
    But I have to say I just don't see Zeppelin being a big seller. I also not see GNR being a seller for JJP also.
    I know so many people begged for Iron Maiden and I don't heat too much buzz about that machine.
    I think all of these manufactures need to go back to original titles. All the Stern ones are not getting the full license to really be creative.
    Stern Star Trek rocked. Real voices and sounds. Walking Dead had so much potential, but I think that hick voice call out dude kills the mood. The list can go on and on, but I would rather see some original stuff.
    Rather than keeping everything so secretive, why not send out surveys for people to answer like on a scale of 1 - 10, how likely would you buy a Big Bang Theory pinball machine. Since you answered yes, would you still buy that machine if we were unable to use the voice of the original actors? Something along those lines. Maybe it means less titles coming out every year, but we all cant afford to buy multiple titles a year too. So if I can look in January and see, hey, Ozark is coming in August, I am going to save up for that.

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    What’s everyone think of my predictions from a year ago?

    What caused Stern to put out Avengers IQ this year instead of next year?
    Also, will Stern announce LZ before January?

    #10 1 year ago

    Aside from the jjp toy story I think you nailed it. We know Zeppelin is on the line over at Stern. Big question is. Will they announce this week or will it be early next week as predicted??

    #11 1 year ago

    Mnpinball. Here is your chance. It’s pretty much 50/50. When is zep gonna be announced???? Stern releasing jaws in 2032. Very exciting. but right now all anyone cares about is the Zep release. This week or next???

    #12 1 year ago

    Great predictions!!

    #13 1 year ago

    Agreed excellent predictions. Looking forward to your 2021 synopsis!

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    #14 1 year ago

    2021 predictions.

    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.

    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon

    JJP Toy Story

    American Pinball -
    Spooky Pinball -

    #15 1 year ago

    RUSH with Lyman?
    Sweet!

    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon

    All these games in 2021?
    What about Spooky and JJP?

    #17 1 year ago

    So your saying not only my first NIB game but possibly my first NIB LE game will have to wait until fall....???

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    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon

    My wallet is safe until 2022 then! woo!

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from IronMan8Bit:

    My wallet is safe until 2022 then! woo!

    Yep.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from colonel_caverne:

    What about Spooky and JJP?

    Nobody there blabbed yet ?

    LTG : )

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Nobody there blabbed yet ?
    LTG : )

    Well, Toy Story is predicted as the next JJP, can’t remember about Spooky.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from colonel_caverne:

    Toy Story is predicted as the next JJP,

    Been predicted for a couple years. Instead came Yellow Brick Road WOZ, Willy Wonka, Guns & Roses.

    LTG : )

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    #23 1 year ago

    Rush?

    3 hits, three band members, three Pins sold.

    Next.

    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    Rush?

    3 hits, three band members, three Pins sold.

    Next.

    Boo! Boo this man!

    #25 1 year ago

    No vaults? Or is that called clearing the backlog!

    Rush with mini dryers on the playfield

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon
    JJP Toy Story
    American Pinball -
    Spooky Pinball -

    Sounds good and I think Scooby Doo is all but certain from Spooky.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon
    JJP Toy Story
    American Pinball -
    Spooky Pinball -

    Noted.
    Thanks as always.

    I assume Borg will recycle the starchild area from Kiss for a Neil Peart drum kit.

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Noted.
    Thanks as always.
    I assume Borg will recycle the starchild area from Kiss for a Neil Peart drum kit.

    Only if that area rotated.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from Ceckitti:

    Only if that area rotated.

    Premium+ only!

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon
    JJP Toy Story
    American Pinball -
    Spooky Pinball -

    Rush?? I like Rush but Black Sabbath would be much better both musically and art/theme wise.

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    #31 1 year ago

    Wow, Lyman on Rush? He must love the band. Don't hate it, but don't love it. At this point I'm thinking I should stop waiting for a music pin with a theme I love and instead try to change my music taste to love bands that have pins.

    Thanks for the info, MnPinball, a true pinside MVP poster.

    #32 1 year ago

    I don't think I've ever heard K Man speak on how accurate MnPinball is. Perhaps his ego would be put down?

    #33 1 year ago
    Quoted from iloveplywood:

    At this point I'm thinking I should stop waiting for a music pin with a theme I love and instead try to change my music taste to love bands that have pins.

    Or you can not care aboot the music and just enjoy great games. Worked for me with Maiden & Met!

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    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    Rush?
    3 hits, three band members, three Pins sold.
    Next.

    Not sure what your definition of a hit is. Over the years I have heard every one of these songs on the radio. Many of these songs still get lots of airplay now, 40 years after release.

    Fly By Night, Working Man, A Passage to Bankok, Closer to the Heart, La Villa Strangiato, The Spirit of Radio, Freewill, Tom Sawyer, Red Barchetta, YYZ, Limelight, The Camera Eye, Subdivisions, The Analog Kid, Digital Man, New World Man, Lakeside Park, The Temples of Sryrinx, Countdown, Kid Gloves, The Big Money, Manhattan Project, Time Stand Still, Roll The Bones, Stick it Out, Cold Fire, Far Cry.

    #35 1 year ago

    and now, lets see whats behind the $500 response.

    we are looking for "RUSH PINBALL".
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    #36 1 year ago

    I see rush as too polarizing. It's either love or hate. Acdc and zep are way smarter choices, as Sabbath would be. I'd be out on both fwiw.

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    #37 4 months ago
    Quoted from mnpinball:

    2021 predictions.
    Stern: Mandalorian Brian Eddy, Godzilla Keith Elwin and the dream team John Borg Lyman Sheats on Rush. Steve Ritchie not until 2022.
    Chicago Gaming Cactus Canyon
    JJP Toy Story
    American Pinball -
    Spooky Pinball -

    This aged pretty well for the most part aside from JJP who again could not put out a game in consecutive years.

    mnpinball - predictions for 2022!?

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