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How far back will they go?


By o-din

3 years ago



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“How far back will they go with licensed themes and still be able to keep on selling them?”

  • 1966- Batman TV Series proved this year is still viable for licensed pinball themes 0 votes
  • 1964- Munsters and Beatles, although not being sold yet, with all the hype, shows still not too far back 0 votes
  • 1959- Twilight Zone pinball sold over 15,000 units and is still very popular today 1 vote
    4%
  • 1958- Sea Hunt debuts with that ever popular pinball personality Jeff Bridges 1 vote
    4%
  • 1954- Father Knows Best and Lassie debut. Family friendly at it's finest. 1 vote
    4%
  • I'd like to see more 1970s themes. How are they missing the opportunity to cash in on such a great decade? 5 votes
    21%
  • 1930s- How is there not a big band, swing era music pin yet? 4 votes
    17%
  • 1913- We've got Mustang and Corvette, but now lets give the Model T it's due. 5 votes
    21%
  • Anything before the 20th century, please. 1 vote
    4%
  • 1949- We need a Lone Ranger pinball machine! 6 votes
    25%

(Multiple choice - 24 votes by 17 Pinsiders)

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#1 3 years ago

It's no secret pinball is going backwards. With each new licensed theme seemingly getting older and older. And there are buyers lining up for them. Price increase? Who cares! As long as I can have a pinball machine themed after my favorite childhood band or show.

Now that we've reached the mid 60s with Batman, I'm just curious how many more decades backwards they can go and still have people demanding more.

Noone '64 anyone?

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#2 3 years ago

Big Band Era.

Mozart - the early years.

LTG : )

#3 3 years ago

I would think that would expose pinball to a whole new generation of fans, and might increase the volume of clientele at your establishment

#4 3 years ago

Not that far back, but I would have a hard time believing there isn't a Perry Mason pinball machine in the works right now. I can never get enough of that show.

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#5 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Not that far back, but I would have a hard time believing there isn't a Perry Mason pinball machine in the works right now. I can never get enough of that show.

Perry Mason??!! What you smokin'?!

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#6 3 years ago

I'm waiting for my Andy Griffith Pinball. Holding out for an Otis LE

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I would think that would expose pinball to a whole new generation of fans, and might increase the volume of clientele at your establishment

The Mozart ones would have to return from the dead. But what the hay. As long as they got money, I'm in.

LTG : )

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from RonB:

Perry Mason??!! What you smokin'?!

It was a more popular show than Twilight Zone at the time I believe, and how did that pinball machine work out?

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#9 3 years ago

Oh god, another one of these threads o-din. You make me laugh.

Grabbing my popcorn.

This thread:

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Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Odin has this neverending bitch-a-thon about Stern's themes which entertains nobody and contains very little wisdom considering how well Stern is doing amid steadily increasing asking prices. His banal one-man crusade completely ignores the realities of the marketplace, the buyer-base, and in fact Stern's why-the-fuck-should-we-change-course-when-are-having-big-successes business plan. He also tends to cherry pick the "genius" of Williams/Bally's and I guess now DE/Sega's licenses, ignoring the fact they had as many misses as hits. You'll notice he didn't post a picture of Big Guns, Johnny M, and Popeye.
So that's what it means.

Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Apparently he's drunk. Or was drunk? At best this rambling, incoherent word salad is the result of a hangover.
I think he's just trying to say he likes the themes of old W/B games better than new Sterns? Let's just leave it at that and call it a night.

#10 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Oh god, another one of these threads o-din. You make me laugh.
Grabbing my popcorn.
This thread:

Context:

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

Oh god, another one of these threads o-din. You make me laugh.

Well, maybe one of these days my dreams will come true. I've never been much of a quitter.

#12 3 years ago

Some guy's asking for Battlestar Galactica in another thread so why can't I get a Flash Gordon?

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#13 3 years ago

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#14 3 years ago

Lest we forget "Circa 1933"

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#15 3 years ago

Okay, I think I'm done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_Nineties

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#16 3 years ago

Holy $hit! There is a Santa Claus.

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#17 3 years ago

Any 50's or 60's themes could be used. Gun Smoke, for a western would be fun. We do not need a 'Father Knows Best'.
It would have to be still popular today. Now a James Dean pin, or Marilyn Monroe, might go ok.

#18 3 years ago

VTTBOTS is my vote....

If any one wants to guess what that is..

#19 3 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

VTTBOTS is my vote....
If any one wants to guess what that is..

I think they will find some recent games in that location.

#20 3 years ago

Could you give us a hint?

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#21 3 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

We do not need a 'Father Knows Best'.

Go to your room, Bud.

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#22 3 years ago

BIBLE ADVENTURES!

And if we want to go even further back, the Big Bang Theory!

#23 3 years ago

We have already had Elvis 1950s
Robin hood, fifteenth century
Black Knight, about the same
Pharaoh, 1000 BC
Caveman, Million years BC

#24 3 years ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

We have already had Elvis 1950s
Robin hood, fifteenth century
Black Knight, about the same
Pharaoh, 1000 BC
Caveman, Million years BC

Yes and now we've made it to Batman.

#25 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballcorpse:

I think they will find some recent games in that location.

Quoted from o-din:

Could you give us a hint?

Wow... You guys are fast... But I'll be first on the block to get one with Squid mod...

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#26 3 years ago

50's Sock Hop! 50's Drive Inn movie.

I would suggest Buddy Holley & Crickets music pin, but thinking that would not fly either.

#27 3 years ago

Honestly surprised this didn't make it as an EM or as a questionable 90's Gottlieb machine. Seems like it would fit in well with the "collect all family members" kind of ruleset.

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#28 3 years ago

Seriously, what theme can I come up with that won't piss Levi off?

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#29 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Seriously, what theme can I come up with that won't piss Levi off?

Topo Gigio ?

("Kiss me Eddie")

#30 3 years ago

Nosferatu

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#31 3 years ago
Quoted from Darcy:

Topo Gigio ?

Now we're gettin somewhere.

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#32 3 years ago

I'm holding out for BeWitched!

#33 3 years ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

I'm holding out for BeWitched!

Only with Dick York. Sargent just couldn't pull it off.

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#34 3 years ago

I'm hoping we hit the 30's
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#35 3 years ago

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#36 3 years ago

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#38 3 years ago

Sometimes I feel like that monkey with the bone in his hand.

#39 3 years ago

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It's the Master Cylinder!

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#40 3 years ago

Movie theme... Casablanca,, almost timeless. "You played it for her, you can play it for me, play it!".

#41 3 years ago

This is PREGNANT with pinball potential:

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#42 3 years ago

Mid 60's is the limit for me and thats only because of Star Trek and a few classic cartoons, don't worry O-din you will get that Justin Bieber pin someday really its only been GB's and BM66 why the concern?

#43 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's the Master Cylinder!

Every time I replace a hot water tank, I place it by the curb and draw the Master Cylinder's face & control knobs on it.

We are allowed to replace them ourselves here, unlike Southern California where they have to be "secured" for an earthquake and can only be installed by a plumber. That's why many SoCal residents buy hot water tanks in Las Vegas and bring them back home.

#44 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

It's the Master Cylinder!

And I am the Professor!

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#45 3 years ago

The 50s haven't seen much love since Elvis and Diner. And I'm not talking about retheming a Corvette.

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#46 3 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

unlike Southern California where they have to be "secured" for an earthquake and can only be installed by a plumber.

They sell them at Home Depot, but I have to go to Lowes to get the one that fits. AC units they don't sell.

#47 3 years ago

I think their next hit music pin could be the 1954 sensation, "The Drifters"

With a full color LCD, showing the details of each band member - in high definition - you'll flip your way to hours of fun, with a playfield designed by John Borg, and Lyman on code- you know you will want this.

Premium: $8900
LE: $9900
Super LE: $25,000 (if awarded opportunity to buy)

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#48 3 years ago

1939's Gone with the Wind would aptly fit their code update release schedule.

Tomorrow is another day.

#49 3 years ago

"Leave it to Beaver" could have some interesting graphics possibilities.

I vote Cujo for a theme. He puts terror dog to shame.

#50 3 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

The 50s haven't seen much love since Elvis and Diner.

We need a new Elvis with real music and songs spanning his entire career, I need "patch it up" Polk Salad Annie" "Suspicions Minds" etc. While its a shame what happened to the man he never lost it, uh oh I'm getting emotional here.

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