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Harry Potter Pinball - Who should make this pin, if available?

By Sidekick74

1 year ago


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    “Harry Potter Pinball - Who should make this pin, if available?”

    • JJP 50 votes
      65%
    • Stern / Ka-Pow 12 votes
      16%
    • American Pinball 1 vote
      1%
    • Dutch 2 votes
      3%
    • Deeproot 1 vote
      1%
    • Spooky 4 votes
      5%
    • P3 1 vote
      1%
    • Other 6 votes
      8%

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    #1 1 year ago

    Curious for the results. I would favor JJP.

    #2 1 year ago

    No one

    #3 1 year ago

    Jjp, absolutely no brainer.

    #4 1 year ago

    Not Stern.

    #5 1 year ago

    I have always thought this could. Be the best world under the glass and jjp could get this done right

    #6 1 year ago

    Jersey Jack Pinball.

    But I'm biased. And what we've always heard in the past, is that the author isn't interested.

    LTG : (

    -2
    #7 1 year ago

    Not Stern. And that's not cause I don't think they would it justice I just don't want to waste a entire pin on kids who fly around on brooms. Leave it to JJP and their weird taste in themes. Kids and chocolate and magic and brooms.

    #8 1 year ago

    Stern would just make a "generic" world based on Harry Potter, and throw one vague minor character on the playfield. And the bash toy would be a souped-up "GMC broom".
    MSRP $17,950 (because they kinda used the license, which is expensive). Yes, I am still bitter about JP not being, well... actual JP

    None of the others have proven they can tackle such an iconic and expansive license. Not that they are bad (Dutch excluded), just need to grow more to tackle such a title.

    I think JJP could do it justice. It would probably be a "make or break" for them. A home run would solidify their market stance, and a miss would put them far behind the 8 ball financially.

    Joel
    H.I.O.P.

    #9 1 year ago

    Ka-Pow are the only ones who *could* make it - only they could make the pledge that all machines would be for private home use only, and make enough through Stern at the high collector's price to make it viable.

    #10 1 year ago

    I think JJP is the obvious choice. It’s a theme similar to WOZ, but better. They will do it justice.

    #11 1 year ago

    Totally! Bring on another rock band full of grandpas!! Yes!!! Take my money!! Wooooooooooo

    #12 1 year ago

    It’s going to be Stern, so deal with it!!

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from thedarkknight77:

    It’s going to be Stern, so deal with it!!

    Yup. A magic wand on a spring for a bash toy.

    I can't wait...

    #14 1 year ago

    I'd be fine with Elwin doing it for Stern, but yeah, JJP seems like they could add a lot of fun toys.

    #15 1 year ago

    JJP.

    -5
    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wickerman2:

    Totally! Bring on another rock band full of grandpas!! Yes!!! Take my money!! Wooooooooooo

    What?
    Wow u just love ur little boy themes and I'm guessing possibly little boys. Harry Potter, come on man. Time to ungeek just a little don't u think?

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Beechwood:

    Stern would just make a "generic" world based on Harry Potter, and throw one vague minor character on the playfield.

    Dobby! It will have a little sock hanging out of the coin door.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    What?
    Wow u just love ur little boy themes and I'm guessing possibly little boys. Harry Potter, come on man. Time to ungeek just a little don't u think?

    I didn’t realize Canadians could be such a hardcore badass!

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    just love ur little boy theme

    No need to be a 100% asshole and crude. Stay classy Toronto!

    PS post your airport code in the pinside fight club thread. Thanks

    #20 1 year ago

    OK,I see you haven't been paying attention,all of you,so I'll go over it again>There will NEVER BE A HP pinball!!!! The author will not give license for a pin,she stated she "Didn't like the places where they are played""This thread is over!!!!

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    What?
    Wow u just love ur little boy themes and I'm guessing possibly little boys. Harry Potter, come on man. Time to ungeek just a little don't u think?

    Says the guy that owns a game that comes with a little cute feather.

    #22 1 year ago

    these threads are always dumb excuses to shit on whatever company you feel like shitting on at the time.

    #24 1 year ago

    This game is never happening. Don't you think everyone has already tried? This is another Spielberg deal... Spielberg don't allow footage of his movies to be placed into pinball games, so many of his movies won't be pinballs. Prime example not even the CGI DINO's from the movies made its way into the game much less the actors. Blame Spielberg he's got that kind of veto power on all things he does.

    Which brings us to Harry Potter, the author of those movies is not interested in pinball. She's now a multi billionaire. Universal is now making her money hand over fist with the Harry Potter Worlds. Her books fly off the shelf, Warner is making even more movies ... she's very particular about licensing anything. She has total control. If it was up to the studios it would have been done already.

    I don't think you will EVER see this pinball. With that being said JJP should make it because they're the best at theming. I feel it would be a collector type of pinball with many fans around the World. Hands down JJP!

    As for the previous comment, Stern has teased Harry Potter before and nothing happened. Its funny how Stern doesn't tease about ANY title but this one because its not happening.

    #25 1 year ago

    JK Rowling sees pinball as gambling and has flat out said no. So unless this was a home unit with no coin door this will never be made.
    1.) Not a fanboi - but JJP is absolutely the ONLY one that could do this title justice. However I'm super soured on JJP to the point that company will likely never get another thin dime out of me so I seriously hope they don't make it.
    2.) Stern would likely F-it up by doing some bullshit Photoshop artwork like they do to everything as of late (I'm mad about GOT too) Node boards are garbage too.
    3.) Spooky - nope.
    4.) AP - mmmmmm while artistically I believe they'd do it more justice than Stern and even JJP, the coding piece would likely be subpar.

    If it ever sees the light of day, I suspect it will be another half baked Stern product.

    #26 1 year ago
    Quoted from CLEllison:

    but JJP is absolutely the ONLY one that could do this title justice.

    We both agree there. Hopefully whatever your issues with JJP are you can work them out. Keep in mind JJP has done a lot of titles with Warner: Hobbit - OZ - and Wonka.

    So they have a history there. If anyone thinks even for a second they haven't asked you're totally nuts. Its not available.

    #27 1 year ago

    I hope Kapow can get the license. If the designer of virtual Harry Potter pinball says he might get the real world license, that trumps previous stories about JKR’s reluctance. Typical license timeframe is 2 years, backing out six months production means the earliest we could see this pin would be June 2021, same time Spooky’s R&M run is complete. That is a long time away and even then it would likely not occur until the end of 2022. Can’t waste time getting excited about that.

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