So its that time of year again. Here is part of what i think is going to be announced/revealed.
1) POTC. Easy one, yet i predict this pin will be JJP's best, most innovative and jaw dropping pin yet. Finally a theme that will bring in more buyers potentially than the other 3 AND they will hit it out of the park.
I think they will show enough of it to get people excited. JJP has to start ramping it up. One pinball machine announced per year at Expo and built 6 months later isn't going to get it done. Time to graduate to the next level.
2) GOTG. Unlike the rumors of nothing, I do think Stern will announce GOTG and be available for purchase post Expo. They won't miss the opportunity to steal everybody else's thunder.
3) MB. Easy pickens. CGC announces that one is up next. On the heels of AFMLE and its success, it might be the one to beat and where people allocate more $$$ like myself.
4) Alice Cooper. Spooky is going to show this one and blow everybody away with a HUGE upgrade in layout and toys.
5) Deeproot and Jpop. They make an appearance and announce the launch of the new venture. Is Jpop really ballsy enough to show up? He def is. Massive ego and lack of self awareness.
6) Steve Ritchie. He announces his retirement (because he should) and intros Elwin as the heir apparent to "the King".
7) Gary Stern. Has MANY drinks before, during and after his presentation. Hands out HUGE bonuses on stage to the key employees for completing another successful year of big time $$$ grabs.
Andrew Heighway. He won't be there.
9) Houdini and American Pinball. What was that again?
10) Containers of Alien have hit US shores and Cointaker will have a handful of show specials for purchase.
11) K man will lose his mind at the thought of Deeproot and Jpop doing more MG's. He will organize and stage protests of pinball throughout the event. And will hire hecklers to disrupt presentations!
12) TBL. They will show up, try and sell BOP 4.0, and then work out a deal to partner up with Johnny and Deeproot. All star cast of misfits, Kevin Kulek tries to join the band. Promises to have Predator license ready to go.
What else you got?