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(Topic ID: 176537)

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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#51 3 years ago

I am convinced that a Pride and Prejudice machine would get more chicks into pinball. Give me a Mr. Darcy bash toy popping up out of a lake and I'd buy that puppy in a heartbeat. We chicks looooove Pride and Prejudice.

#52 3 years ago

I know the oldest theme! Four Million BC: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/hep-four-million-bc-restore

Unless there are some space themed pins with no humans or ships or anything on them! Space is definitely older was going to consider Black Hole but there are humans on the back box.

#53 3 years ago

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#54 3 years ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

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.
» YouTube video

I remember watching one of his last teevee concerts where he was, like in the video not as sharp as he once was. My dad said: "Look at him, he's all doped up" and left the room. I didn't quite get it then, but I understood it soon after.

#55 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.

So are you thinking a Della Street multi-ball?

#56 3 years ago
Quoted from Chum43:

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

Movie or TV show? (I'd go with movie for images of Barbara Eden )

#57 3 years ago

Day One's Scoregasm sold out. There must be a market.

#58 3 years ago

I'm still hoping for an Old Testament Bible Adventures inspired game.

#59 3 years ago

I'm hoping they go back to silent films. Who needs a soundtrack when you get to hear the sweet sounds of silence and solenoids.

#60 3 years ago

they have the class of 1812 already.

#61 3 years ago

I wouldnt mind a Carolus Rex pinball

#62 3 years ago

Rbion 2 but more of a old school freak sideshow circus feel.

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#63 3 years ago

I'm looking for a well done Beatles pin! John T. already approached Ringo,and Sir Paul,to test the waters,and they liked it!If you do a 60s rock theme,the fab four have to be center stage!

#64 3 years ago

second verse...same as the first.

#65 3 years ago
Quoted from Otaku:

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.

Brady Bunch could be a winner....
I'm positively giddy with excitement over possible call outs like "Marsha, Marsha, Marsha" !

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#66 3 years ago
Quoted from robotron:

they have the class of 1812 already.

Wizard of Oz was done recently too, but without including Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow, it was pretty much a forgettable venture.

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#67 3 years ago
Quoted from MikeS:

I'm still hoping for an Old Testament Bible Adventures inspired game.

I'm making it someday - bank on it.

#68 3 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

I'm making it someday - bank on it.

That should be one of the most violent pinball machines in history. Make sure to include all the murder, death and destruction, would ya.

#69 3 years ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

I'm looking for a well done Beatles pin! John T. already approached Ringo,and Sir Paul,to test the waters,and they liked it!If you do a 60s rock theme,the fab four have to be center stage!

Oh ya, there you go, mentioning the elephant in the room. There has to be a Beatles Pin 100%. Hopefully soon.

3 versions will be necessary. The LE has to be just Sgt Peppers. The Premium the late 60's psychedelic stuff. The Pro must have most of the number 1 hits.

Fun Fun....

#70 3 years ago

A Yoko Ono bash toy?

#71 3 years ago

John Trudeau told me Williams had a shot at the Beatles license back in the 90's but management didn't think it was relevant enough.

I'd bet the difficulty of dealing with that license would be pretty high. Maybe "don't even bother" high (unlike Harry Potter which would probably be worth it)

#72 3 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

I'd bet the difficulty of dealing with that license would be pretty high. Maybe "don't even bother" high

That seems likely. Too many owners of the rights that want full control of those rights. I don't blame them for their actions, but some of the stories regarding stuff seems ridiculous.

Best one I've read about is that Lubbock wanted to name a street after Buddy Holly, well Maria Elena Holly had some problem with that. Seems just the honor was not enough for Maria. (If this was a true fact, that would be sad).

#73 3 years ago

how about a big bang theory pinball - isn't that pretty much the beginning of time and the universe as we know it....or am I just talking about the sitcom ?

#74 3 years ago

Here is an iconic TV series, but it's actually more recent than BM66... by 1-2 years (2 seasons: 1967 and 1968).
Remember watching it as kid... and being terrified !

I am not the only one who thought about it, lb45's actually posted about a home-brew version:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-invaders#post-160714

#75 3 years ago
Quoted from branlon8:

how about a big bang theory pinball - isn't that pretty much the beginning of time and the universe as we know it....or am I just talking about the sitcom ?

We're talking the evolution of pinball here.

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So how bout One Million BC?

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#76 3 years ago
Quoted from jlm33:

Here is an iconic TV series, but it's actually more recent than BM66... by 1-2 years (2 seasons: 1967 and 1968).
Remember watching it as kid... and being terrified !
I am not the only one who thought about it, lb45's actually posted about a home-brew version:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-invaders#post-160714

I loved that series.I was pretty young and it scared me too.

#77 3 years ago

Civil War LE model.. count me in

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#78 3 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

John Trudeau told me Williams had a shot at the Beatles license back in the 90's but management didn't think it was relevant enough.
I'd bet the difficulty of dealing with that license would be pretty high. Maybe "don't even bother" high (unlike Harry Potter which would probably be worth it)

I would approach Harmonix/EA Games and try to partner with them to license assets from the Beatles Rockband universe. That animation style would work great for pinball!

#79 3 years ago

Let me think about it and get back to you.

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#80 3 years ago

Would you believe....

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#81 3 years ago

^^ Would be a great Goldeneye re-theme...

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#82 2 years ago

With Beatles and Munsters it looks like they are almost back to 50s again.

Man, the 70s must be starting to feel real left out of all this retro pinball faze.

#83 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

I'm looking for a well done Beatles pin! John T. already approached Ringo,and Sir Paul,to test the waters,and they liked it!If you do a 60s rock theme,the fab four have to be center stage!

Well, you got your wish, didn't you!

Quoted from benheck:

John Trudeau told me Williams had a shot at the Beatles license back in the 90's but management didn't think it was relevant enough.

Apparently it is a lot more relevant now than it was in the 1990s. Or perhaps Williams management didn't know a good thing when they saw it.

#84 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

With Beatles and Munsters it looks like they are almost back to 50s again.

Here are a few things I have stated before;

Buddy Holly & the Crickets might be next????

Or Topo Gigio? How ever a 'Casablanca' based movie pin might just work too.

#85 2 years ago

What about this guy? Edgar Allan Poe theme by Spooky?

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#86 2 years ago
Quoted from VampireKangaroo:

What about this guy? Edgar Allan Poe theme by Spooky?

Pinsiders for the most part aren't into literature as a base for their pinball themes.

They want licensed movies with clips from those movies that can be shown on the LCD screen. Not to mention toys from those movies that can be tastefully installed.

That being said, there are several Edgar Allen Poe stories that were made into movies starring Vincent Price that fall right into the time period that seems to be the hottest in pinball at the moment.

Along with the usual toys that pinsiders can use to spruce up their games.
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#87 2 years ago

Oh man how cool is The Raven? I'm gonna pull that one up and watch it again for Halloween.

I think we also could use a Phantasm pin.

#88 2 years ago
Quoted from xsvtoys:

I think we also could use a Phantasm pin.

Well, that would certainly help fill the void of hardly any 70s themed games of quality as of late.

#89 2 years ago

Quoth the Raven ”Shut up and take my MONEY!!!”

#90 2 years ago
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#92 2 years ago

I still say the next big think would be video games from a gaming system on Nintendo to PlayStation, etc. I always wanted a Castlevania pin and think it would work out great.

#93 2 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I’m in for a BNB pin.

Sure, who wouldn't buy a game about kids having some good old fashioned fun.

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#94 2 years ago

The big bang.

Not the Big Bang Theory, the actual Big Bang (a prequel to deeproot's woefully misnamed Fire & Brimstone)

#95 2 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

The big bang.
Not the Big Bang Theory, the actual Big Bang (a prequel to deeproot's woefully misnamed Fire & Brimstone)

If they come out with anything much older than The Beatles, or any other themes kids of the 80s can't relate to, that's what may happen here on pinside. Or maybe something more like a super nova.

#96 2 years ago

How about H P Love Craft. ?

#97 2 years ago

Looking forward to Stern’s 2023 headliner, “LOOK UGG, ME HIT ROCK WITH STICK AND MAKE SOUND”.

#98 2 years ago

Abbot and Costello would be an awesome theme

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#99 2 years ago

Yeah,O-din,I did get my wish!! BUT,be careful what you wish for,a Frankenstein may arise!!

#100 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkmoon:

BUT,be careful what you wish for,a Frankenstein may arise!!

Didn't they already used that one on the Mustang pinball machine? Or was that Free Ride?

Either way, I expect we will see a full blown Edgar Winter Group pinball machine very soon.

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