Quoted from Hazoff:
Whats going on with the man love for Harry Potter? I'm a little concerned. Toy Story as well, I mean did I miss something here with these films? I have friends of all kinds and in their 30's, 40's and 50's, no one talks about Harry potter and Toy Story? Please explain.
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"The popularity of the Harry Potter series has translated into substantial financial success for Rowling, her publishers, and other Harry Potter related license holders. This success has made Rowling the first and thus far only billionaire author. The books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide and have also given rise to the popular film adaptations produced by Warner Bros., all of which have been highly successful in their own right. The films have in turn spawned eight video games and have led to the licensing of more than 400 additional Harry Potter products. The Harry Potter brand has been estimated to be worth as much as $25 billion."
I can tell you that millions of people in their 30's, 40's, and 50's love this theme. To the point where they have seen every movie and read every book. To the best of my knowledge, it was the only series in over a decade that would have kids lining up at midnight to buy a book. Its popularity is unprecedented. Maybe Star Wars (only on the movie side) would be the only franchise that is even close.
The numbers tell the story. I am certain that if Jack could get the license, he would do that pin in a heartbeat.
Personally do I like Harry Potter? Yes. Not a crazy fan though. I liked the movies, read some of the books. Good stuff, but there are other things I enjoy just as much. Even so, there is no question in my mind that this theme would be good for pinball, especially if JJP got their paws on this. So much material to tap into.