(Topic ID: 313311)

Public domain and original themes poll and thread

By oldbaby

2 years ago


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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by JToeps
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    “Which of these themes do you like?”

    • Alice in Wonderland 17 votes
      16%
    • Arthurian Legend 8 votes
      8%
    • Cavemen 1 vote
      1%
    • Dogs playing poker 6 votes
      6%
    • Don Quixote 3 votes
      3%
    • Gulliver's Travels 4 votes
      4%
    • Little Shop of Horrors (1960) 5 votes
      5%
    • Moby Dick 4 votes
      4%
    • Night of the Living Dead 9 votes
      8%
    • Princess of Mars (John Carter) 1 vote
      1%
    • Samurai and Ninjas 5 votes
      5%
    • Sherlock Holmes 14 votes
      13%
    • Steampunk 7 votes
      7%
    • Tarzan 1 vote
      1%
    • Tiki 6 votes
      6%
    • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Captain Nemo) 14 votes
      13%
    • Werewolves 1 vote
      1%

    (Multiple choice - 106 votes by 41 Pinsiders)

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    #1 2 years ago

    Apparently the Little Shop of Horrors 1960 movie is in the public domain. As is Night of the Living Dead. When I say things like Alice in Wonderland, I'm obviously talking about the public domain book, not the copyrighted Disney movie.

    #2 2 years ago

    Alice in Wonderland for me. I hope Riot Pinball makes their version.

    #3 2 years ago

    Night of the living dead is already in production by a new company. I’m not at liberty to say more. The playfield and some of the software are in place. Have not seen the artwork personally yet but hear it’s very good and retro.

    #4 2 years ago

    If I remember correctly A. A. Milne (author) and E. H. Shepard (illustrator)'s Winnie the Pooh is now in the public domain, not the Disney version.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bowman9:

    If I remember correctly A. A. Milne (author) and E. H. Shepard (illustrator)'s Winnie the Pooh is now in the public domain, not the Disney version.

    I thought about that, but I was worried that it would be too heavily trademarked.

    Quoted from freakandgeek:

    Night of the living dead is already in production by a new company. I’m not at liberty to say more. The playfield and some of the software are in place. Have not seen the artwork personally yet but hear it’s very good and retro.

    Hot gossip! Thanks for the heads up. Hope they succeed!

    #6 2 years ago

    "Samurai and ninjas"

    I believe Shogun Assassin (US edit of Lone Wolf & Cub) is public domain and would be a pretty rad theme.

    #7 2 years ago

    “Green Energy”!

    #8 2 years ago
    Quoted from freakandgeek:

    Night of the living dead is already in production by a new company. I’m not at liberty to say more. The playfield and some of the software are in place. Have not seen the artwork personally yet but hear it’s very good and retro.

    They better have a crapload of money behind them.
    Making pinball machines isn’t easy, especially now. New companies have to prove themselves especially in light of so many scams

    #9 2 years ago
    Quoted from freakandgeek:

    Night of the living dead is already in production by a new company. I’m not at liberty to say more. The playfield and some of the software are in place. Have not seen the artwork personally yet but hear it’s very good and retro.

    #10 2 years ago

    The Dogs Playing Poker paintings by Cassius Marcellus Coolidge are of course in the public domain. For those who are not familiar with them, here's one:

    I know there are already a million poker pins, but you will find that there are very few dog pinball machines.

    A_Friend_in_Need_1903_C.M.Coolidge dogs playing poker (resized).jpgA_Friend_in_Need_1903_C.M.Coolidge dogs playing poker (resized).jpg
    #11 2 years ago

    What is needed is a modern spin on the old theme, like what they did with Centaur
    but then Gottlieb sys 80A/B tried that also and missed the mark

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from freakandgeek:

    Night of the living dead is already in production by a new company. I’m not at liberty to say more. The playfield and some of the software are in place. Have not seen the artwork personally yet but hear it’s very good and retro.

    Ugh, not another “big deposit on our first machine we’ve never built“ boutique company I hope.

    #13 2 years ago

    Don't forget Santa

    #14 2 years ago

    If you dig around in the vintage vault you'll find a few decent theme ideas. But who wants to play century-old themes? Apart from fans of Led Zeppelin and Rush of course.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from SLAMT1LT:

    If you dig around in the vintage vault you'll find a few decent theme ideas. But who wants to play century-old themes? Apart from fans of Led Zeppelin and Rush of course.

    10/10 for the joke structure but also funny that Avengers and Godzilla are significantly older.

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