Quoted from TrevixClemson:
I know I'm probably in the minority (and one of the younger people here), but I wouldn't buy hardly any of what Stern is pumping out.
Aerosmith? When is the last time they were relevant? Armageddon (1998), and for a love ballad played on soft rock stations in doctors offices?
Batman 66? Yeah, umm no. The only thing I know Adam West from is Family Guy. Batman 66 theme is a joke tosuck up money from the nursing home crowd.
Ghostbuster is more of the same, old stuff that isn't overly funny to the newer generation anyway. My family and friends thought the new all girls GB was far funnier than the original.
Kiss? Aren't they dead yet?
GoT is fun, but butchered what could have been a great theme.
Not nearly every game they produce is "kickass"... I'll continue to enjoy RZ and keep my money in my pocket until I see a few more things come down the pipe and hope they aren't from movies or bands where half the cast is dead or geriatric...
I'm also comparatively young in the hobby - I turned 30 last year but have been collecting since 18. Agree to an extent re Aerosmith and Kiss, but strongly disagree re Ghostbusters and to a lesser extent Batman 66.
I grew up with Ghostbusters, as did all my friends. Watching the movies and the cartoons, playing with the toys, wearing the clothes - it's one of my all time favourite themes. My friends, all of whom are in their late 20s or early 30s, were very excited when I got GB Premium for the theme alone. Not sure where to start with someone who thinks the recent movie was funnier than the original though.
I'm not so attached to the Batman 66 theme, and don't see myself getting one mainly due to the layout, but again I grew up watching the 60s show on TV and I loved the movie as a kid. Shark repellent batspray should be able to trancend generations.
Then again your collection lists Phantom of the Opera, which for me is up there with the worst pinball themes of all time, so I guess we just have somewhat different tastes. Fail to see how that is any more relevant than the Stern themes you've mentioned though.
Edit: Rob Zombie is 52 and has been active since 1985. Isn't that approaching your definition of 'geriatric'?