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Next licensed theme from JJP will be...


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    “Next licensed theme from JJP will be...”

    • Star Wars 77 votes
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    • Harry Potter 93 votes
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    #551 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Oh Iron Maiden is the standard around here. They're the best band no one you know listens to...or "that one guy."
    They're really big in South America though. One guy said Bon Jovi once and got a huge amount of shit for it...but people have no issue saying Motley Crue would be a good idea; aboot the same.
    Or you can go artsy and say Rush...hard to hate on a Rush guy these days

    Oh dude, I'very been a metal head for 30 years, love maiden (more death metal but grew up on traditional and thrash)

    -1
    #552 3 years ago
    Quoted from blastbeat:

    Oh dude, I'very been a metal head for 30 years, love maiden...

    Oh, that's a shame

    #553 3 years ago
    Quoted from merccat:

    I would like to see JJP's take on Back to the Future. Probably would never happen though since its been done but that would be awesome if re-envisioned with the screen, modern sound and lighting... Could include an interactive delorean... A flux capacitor.. Maybe do something wild like make the flux capacitor a mini playfield with surrounded by slingshot walls so your ball would go crazy in there with some lighting effect like when it charged for a time jump in the movies.

    We call this the day I sell my Tron. lol

    #554 3 years ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    Oh Iron Maiden is the standard around here. They're the best band no one you know listens to...or "that one guy."
    They're really big in South America though. One guy said Bon Jovi once and got a huge amount of shit for it...but people have no issue saying Motley Crue would be a good idea; aboot the same.
    Or you can go artsy and say Rush...hard to hate on a Rush guy these days

    Oh, gotcha. Yeah man I'm a lifelong metal junkie (well since say 8 years old or so), so of course I've been listening for 30 years now. Now I will say my tastes are much more death/black/grind over the past 15 years, but of course still love the classics! Now that would be a great pin, there's a lot of maiden fans of course (but like you said, more outside the U.S.).

    #555 3 years ago

    Now take it easy, BabyMetal Pinball, I gotta say as a 40 year old man and a long time fan of brutal death metal from the late 80's to present that is one seriously heavy riff and the dance moves work perfectly, dance moves with Death Metal, I even like the pop chorus, just works so well together, could make a cool pin and is somewhat family freindly, these chicks are 18 and 16, Its normal to want to hate this but I dare you to try. I can't believe it myself how much I'm digging it.

    #556 3 years ago
    Quoted from Hazoff:

    Now take it easy, BabyMetal Pinball, I gotta say as a 40 year old man and a long time fan of brutal death metal from the late 80's to present that is one seriously heavy riff and the dance moves work perfectly, dance moves with Death Metal, I even like the pop chorus, just works so well together, could make a cool pin and is somewhat family freindly, these chicks are 18 and 16, Its normal to want to hate this but I dare you to try. I can't believe it myself how much I'm digging it.
    » YouTube video

    No it's all good man, I'm kind of snobby on the inside with metal, but still like a lot of non underground stuff. I've heard and watched vids of them before and totally fine with it. Some nice riffs for sure! But we should keep on dreaming if we think a death metal pin is coming anytime soon lol. Oh...just found out I am going backstage to cannibal corpse end of next month!

    #559 3 years ago
    Quoted from blastbeat:

    No it's all good man, I'm kind of snobby on the inside with metal, but still like a lot of non underground stuff. I've heard and watched vids of them before and totally fine with it. Some nice riffs for sure! But we should keep on dreaming if we think a death metal pin is coming anytime soon lol. Oh...just found out I am going backstage to cannibal corpse end of next month!

    I'm a big fan of Six Feet Under

    #560 3 years ago

    Weekly bump for Harry Potter please! There's to much to mention that could be on that playfield.

    #561 3 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Weekly bump for Harry Potter please! There's to much to mention that could be on that playfield.

    Harry Potter - would be worth the wait for something special.....waiting 3 years for another Pirates of the Caribbean pinball, not so much.

    #562 3 years ago

    Here was a post from Keith about different licensed themes and why they could not be done 2008:

    Keith P. Johnson
    Honestly it's hard to remember what other titles might've been in
    contention to be made at the same time as others. Part of the problem
    with the titles you mention (Elvis did VERY well, btw, despite what
    people may think of the theme) is that it really seemed like there
    wasn't much better to do. I'm sure something probably could've been
    better than WOF, but the powers that be kept swearing it was a winner.
    WPT was too late (a year previous would've been ideal especially with
    the 1-season wondergirl Courtney Friel dragging the thing down).

    I can tell you some of the ideas that I personally pitched and others
    that I can remember...

    Survivor - Joe Balcer and I started down this path until it became
    evident that we couldn't get it due to the licensor ("some crazy
    English guy that invented it"). We would've had the rights for the US
    (only) but obvoiusly that wasn't good enough for the company. It
    quickly became a choice between Futurama and The Simpsons. Futurama
    was great, I really liked it (and still do), but its ratings weren't
    very good for reasons known to all the fans. I was certain we could
    make a better game than the DE version, which was the biggest concern
    for that game (how it would be perceived on the street). We dodged a
    HUGE bullet with not picking Futurama since it got cancelled before
    TSPP was finished.

    Captain Morgan - Wanting to do a pirate game of some kind, this was
    the best I could do (years before POTC became a mega-franchise).
    Everyone had a good laugh, and then we actually contacted them. They
    promised to be very entertaining to work with ("Aye, who WOULDN'T want
    to engage in business with the captain??"), but ultimately it was
    decided it wasn't broad enough appeal.

    WWTBAM - I was pitching a quick-playing $.25 game with very simple and
    obvious objectives (I know this will surprise a lot of people, but to
    be honest, I was probably 1 of the top 2 people always trying to keep
    the casual player in mind the entire project from conception to ending
    with practical approaches with Lyman being the other person). Again
    eventually we couldn't get past someone in England who owned the show.
    Also, again, another bullet dodged with the tankitude of the
    popularity of the series due to ABC driving it into the ground.

    MC Escher - The idea I'm proudest of. It was what I thought to be a
    real outside-the-box title (rejected again, I might add, a few months
    before layoffs, because clearly everything else the company was
    picking was gold). There would be a couple wacky devices in the game,
    and obviously great artwork. Stern never did anything remotely
    related to pursuing this idea.

    Grand Theft Auto 3 - This was a few months after GTA3 came out. I'd
    played through it and thought it was one of the best games ever made.
    The freedom of stuff you could do, easy and obvious tying stuff to
    pinball (you got your rampage modes, your missions, your pop-up ramps
    for stunt jumps, the possibilities were endless). Perhaps
    understandably, the crazy British people who owned this IP weren't
    interested in letting anyone else get their hands on it. If I were
    them, I would've had exactly the same attitude.

    Lego - This was a more recent idea that was never really seriously
    pursued AFAIK. You can probably insert similar sour grapes to this
    one as from MC Escher.

    Harry Potter - This idea was pitched years and years ago, well before
    rgp regularly got their panties in a bunch about it. I started
    reading the books shortly after book 4 came out. The amount of stuff
    you could do with the title is obviously awesome. Gary rejected it
    repeatedly without a second thought. Until the movie came out. Then
    the 2nd and 3rd which all did extremely well. Probably within the
    last 2 years was the first time it was finally saught out, and then
    (you guessed it), the crazy English lady who owned the IP wasn't
    interested. I'm not really sure why we kept getting to stymied by
    Crazy Brits; I didn't even realize how common a theme this was until I
    wrote this post.

    So there are some highlights. Hopefully that was entertaining enough
    reading for everyone. I had forgotten about a lot of the details of
    these until that question made me really start thinking about it.
    This probably deserves a new post of its own, but oh well. Consider
    it your reward for digging through this longass thread.

    keith

    #563 3 years ago

    Bloody British pinball Mafia.

    #564 3 years ago

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    #565 3 years ago
    Quoted from FalconPunch:

    Bloody British pinball Mafia.

    We sit around, sipping tea from China cups, eating scones with clotted cream and discussing how best to disappoint members of Pinside.
    It's a national obsession over here.

    #566 3 years ago
    Quoted from stoptap:

    We sit around, sipping tea from China cups, eating scones with clotted cream and discussing how best to disappoint members of Pinside.
    It's a national obsession over here.

    I knew it. Ha Ha.

    #567 3 years ago

    After reading this whole thread I vote for Munsters or Jaws. I can see the alternate back glasses now.

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    I would be all over that... Wait we are still talking about pinball.

    #568 3 years ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    After reading this whole thread

    I fell asleep.

    #569 3 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I fell asleep.

    If you fall asleep with that you may need to see a doctor.

    #570 3 years ago

    Isn't the next theme from JJP something "no one would understand even if the title was given out"? Or are we talking about #4?

    #571 3 years ago

    From what was initiated for the thread is the next "licensed" theme. So this would be speculation on JJP #4, after Pat's game. I had seen several places that JJP has the license for Harry Potter and Toy Story. Hopefully that is true and they pursue each of them at some point. Even my 25 year old daughter said that she would save and buy the Harry Potter pin from JJP if that came to be (and if it had all the theatrical presentation that TH has).

    #572 3 years ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    If you fall asleep with that you may need to see a doctor.

    That's for sure !

    #573 3 years ago

    Hopefully Pat keeps it to pinball ! Not some mystery cell phone trivia BS. Keep that for the video guys. Played pinball as a kid, Gorgar, flash ,Genie, High speed, fun house, The geeks were fixed on video games.I have 4 kids and have every video game imaginable and don't touch a single one.

    Pinball ! Nothing else will do

    #574 3 years ago
    Quoted from Travish:

    If you fall asleep with that you may need to see a doctor.

    Or a chiropractor....the next day.

    #575 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Here was a post from Keith about different licensed themes and why they could not be done 2008:
    Keith P. Johnson
    Honestly it's hard to remember what other titles might've been in
    contention to be made at the same time as others. Part of the problem
    with the titles you mention (Elvis did VERY well, btw, despite what
    people may think of the theme) is that it really seemed like there
    wasn't much better to do. I'm sure something probably could've been
    better than WOF, but the powers that be kept swearing it was a winner.
    WPT was too late (a year previous would've been ideal especially with
    the 1-season wondergirl Courtney Friel dragging the thing down).
    I can tell you some of the ideas that I personally pitched and others
    that I can remember...
    Survivor - Joe Balcer and I started down this path until it became
    evident that we couldn't get it due to the licensor ("some crazy
    English guy that invented it"). We would've had the rights for the US
    (only) but obvoiusly that wasn't good enough for the company. It
    quickly became a choice between Futurama and The Simpsons. Futurama
    was great, I really liked it (and still do), but its ratings weren't
    very good for reasons known to all the fans. I was certain we could
    make a better game than the DE version, which was the biggest concern
    for that game (how it would be perceived on the street). We dodged a
    HUGE bullet with not picking Futurama since it got cancelled before
    TSPP was finished.
    Captain Morgan - Wanting to do a pirate game of some kind, this was
    the best I could do (years before POTC became a mega-franchise).
    Everyone had a good laugh, and then we actually contacted them. They
    promised to be very entertaining to work with ("Aye, who WOULDN'T want
    to engage in business with the captain??"), but ultimately it was
    decided it wasn't broad enough appeal.
    WWTBAM - I was pitching a quick-playing $.25 game with very simple and
    obvious objectives (I know this will surprise a lot of people, but to
    be honest, I was probably 1 of the top 2 people always trying to keep
    the casual player in mind the entire project from conception to ending
    with practical approaches with Lyman being the other person). Again
    eventually we couldn't get past someone in England who owned the show.
    Also, again, another bullet dodged with the tankitude of the
    popularity of the series due to ABC driving it into the ground.
    MC Escher - The idea I'm proudest of. It was what I thought to be a
    real outside-the-box title (rejected again, I might add, a few months
    before layoffs, because clearly everything else the company was
    picking was gold). There would be a couple wacky devices in the game,
    and obviously great artwork. Stern never did anything remotely
    related to pursuing this idea.
    Grand Theft Auto 3 - This was a few months after GTA3 came out. I'd
    played through it and thought it was one of the best games ever made.
    The freedom of stuff you could do, easy and obvious tying stuff to
    pinball (you got your rampage modes, your missions, your pop-up ramps
    for stunt jumps, the possibilities were endless). Perhaps
    understandably, the crazy British people who owned this IP weren't
    interested in letting anyone else get their hands on it. If I were
    them, I would've had exactly the same attitude.
    Lego - This was a more recent idea that was never really seriously
    pursued AFAIK. You can probably insert similar sour grapes to this
    one as from MC Escher.
    Harry Potter - This idea was pitched years and years ago, well before
    rgp regularly got their panties in a bunch about it. I started
    reading the books shortly after book 4 came out. The amount of stuff
    you could do with the title is obviously awesome. Gary rejected it
    repeatedly without a second thought. Until the movie came out. Then
    the 2nd and 3rd which all did extremely well. Probably within the
    last 2 years was the first time it was finally saught out, and then
    (you guessed it), the crazy English lady who owned the IP wasn't
    interested. I'm not really sure why we kept getting to stymied by
    Crazy Brits; I didn't even realize how common a theme this was until I
    wrote this post.
    So there are some highlights. Hopefully that was entertaining enough
    reading for everyone. I had forgotten about a lot of the details of
    these until that question made me really start thinking about it.
    This probably deserves a new post of its own, but oh well. Consider
    it your reward for digging through this longass thread.
    keith

    Then futurama came with with 6 more seasons and 4 or 5 movies..

    #576 3 years ago

    I love all four seasons of Futurama, just like I love all ten seasons of The Simpsons, and all three Indiana Jones movies.

    #577 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    Captain Morgan - Wanting to do a pirate game of some kind, this was
    the best I could do (years before POTC became a mega-franchise).
    Everyone had a good laugh, and then we actually contacted them. They
    promised to be very entertaining to work with ("Aye, who WOULDN'T want
    to engage in business with the captain??"), but ultimately it was
    decided it wasn't broad enough appeal.

    You know what would be an awesome pirate theme, even better than POTC?

    The Monkey Island series.

    Lot's of material for modes and multiballs and great music.

    #578 3 years ago

    Harry Potter would be a great theme for them. I hope they can pull it off. Everyone knows it and with any luck it will particularity resonate with millennials and may suck some of them into pinball. Whatever it is I'm sure it will be something big!

    #579 3 years ago
    Quoted from clg:

    Harry Potter would be a great theme for them. I hope they can pull it off.

    -

    Quoted from vid1900:

    Harry Potter - This idea was pitched years and years ago, well before
    rgp regularly got their panties in a bunch about it. Probably within the
    last 2 years was the first time it was finally saught out, and then
    (you guessed it), the crazy English lady who owned the IP wasn't
    interested. I'm not really sure why we kept getting to stymied by
    Crazy Brits; I didn't even realize how common a theme this was until I
    wrote this post.

    #580 3 years ago

    Lmao at JK Rowling being "the crazy English lady"

    #581 3 years ago

    Vid, Hoping the crazy English lady has relaxed a bit....

    #582 3 years ago
    Quoted from clg:

    Vid, Hoping the crazy English lady has relaxed a bit....

    She is worse than ever

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    #583 3 years ago
    Quoted from whitey:

    Hopefully Pat keeps it to pinball ! Not some mystery cell phone trivia BS.

    I don't think you need to be worried there.

    #584 3 years ago

    Warcrart would be a great theme because JJP go that bit extra on their machines all round... But if they made MAD MAX ill be in for sure

    #585 3 years ago

    I'm not overly concerned with the "theme". Just want to see a new Lawlor game with some innovation in design and great game play, great coding, and good artwork. I can put up with just about any theme if it's a great pinball machine. WOZ and TH were not at the top of my list for themes, it's the gameplay that will determine their long term success.

    -4
    #586 3 years ago
    Quoted from Imeh:

    Just want to see a new Lawlor game with some innovation in design

    Could be as soon as fall 2017

    #587 3 years ago
    Quoted from srk15:

    Could be as soon as fall 2017

    Mods can you please delete yet another Kaneda account. Reported.

    Loser.

    #588 3 years ago
    Quoted from Drenden:

    Mods can you please delete yet another Kaneda account. Reported.
    Loser.

    Wow really 18 months per game is reasonable TH started spring 2016

    #589 3 years ago
    Quoted from srk15:

    Could be as soon as fall 2017

    I see this being realistic. When I spoke with Jack at Allentown, he said it's 50/50 on showing Pats game at Chicago Expo which is late this year.

    #590 3 years ago
    Quoted from srk15:

    Wow really 18 months per game is reasonable TH started spring 2016

    So you don't even deny you are Kaneda. Man you really are a sad loser. Keep creating accounts. You stand out like a sore thumb. It will always be easy to point you out.

    #591 3 years ago

    Next title doesn't matter... JJP is so over priced most ppl, including me won't be interested.

    #592 3 years ago

    Nice, would love to see something in Chicago in Oct..perhaps Harry Potter!

    #593 3 years ago
    Quoted from PureTO:

    Next title doesn't matter... JJP is so over priced most ppl, including me won't be interested.

    If they do BOND I'll rob a bank to afford it

    #594 3 years ago
    Quoted from PureTO:

    Next title doesn't matter... JJP is so over priced most ppl, including me won't be interested.

    Overpriced? Lol. You get what you pay for. They sold like 3500 woz and probably 2500 hobbits so far so "most people" disagree.

    #595 3 years ago

    I'm buying a Woz, and probably a Hobbit. Just takes time. Been waiting for the right one to pop up for sale near me. I know I want the Emerald one numbered to 1000. I'm lucky, my wife fancy's it to. I'm hoping I have it by end of summer.

    #596 3 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    Nice, would love to see something in Chicago in Oct..perhaps Harry Potter!

    J.K. Rowling has already been approached, and she already said no.

    Everyone can quit thinking about Harry Potter.

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    #597 3 years ago
    Quoted from vid1900:

    .K. Rowling has already been approached, and she already said no.
    Everyone can quit thinking about Harry Potter

    She's a selfish fool then!
    Shame for JJP, because I would send the 3-4k deposit today.
    It would also top 25,000 units easily.
    But Vid, if I may. There's always Hope.

    #598 3 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    She's a selfish fool then!
    Shame for JJP, because I would send the 3-4k deposit today.
    It would also top 25,000 units easily.
    But Vid, if I may. There's always Hope.

    25K Easy???

    #599 3 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    She's a selfish fool then!

    She is a marketing genius.

    MOST people who are not pinheads, associate pinball with gambling and delinquency.

    Thousands of cities made pinball illegal.

    Pinball was even illegal in Oakland California until a year ago.

    In the Eastern US, most large vending routes are still "family" operated.

    Even if a HP pin sold a modern record breaking 8,000 units, at the usual licensing rate of $25 per machine, that's only $200K. A mere drop in her very big money barrel (she was on Forbes Billionaire list).

    JKR is very smart not to risk her valuable assets by associating it with gambling.

    #600 3 years ago
    Quoted from Ericpinballfan:

    She's a selfish fool then!

    lol.

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