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Stern 2021 Cornerstones ???

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9 months ago


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    #101 9 months ago
    Quoted from tilted81:

    They had to make an alternate soundtrack for bksor because it was to heavy for most. I liked slayer back in the day, but agree.

    I think its great music for pinball but their audience is too small for the type of numbers Stern looks for.

    It would be an immediate pass for most of the pinball market.

    #102 9 months ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    I’ve been on a list with a distributor for probably close to a year for LoTR Vault so there is definitely interest.

    Ive heard its already in the works (like coming soon) but Ill believe it when I see it.

    #103 9 months ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I think its great music for pinball but their audience is too small for the type of numbers Stern looks for.
    It would be an immediate pass for most of the pinball market.

    While we’re talking about it... this is the shirt I’m wearing today ha!

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    #104 9 months ago

    I've got to admit I'm a bit shocked that this many people are unaware of Rush. I honestly had no idea they weren't as well known outside the U.S.

    #105 9 months ago

    I wish I were unaware of rush but no such luck.

    Not my cup of tea.

    (Except for Working Man)

    #106 9 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I've got to admit I'm a bit shocked that this many people are unaware of Rush. I honestly had no idea they weren't as well known outside the U.S.

    Absolutely crazy. I thought they were joking at first!

    #107 9 months ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    I've got to admit I'm a bit shocked that this many people are unaware of Rush. I honestly had no idea they weren't as well known outside the U.S.

    I like Rush and think it would be great music for pinball... I also think its another niche band that wont get done (at least by Stern or JJP)

    If you look at the history they go with the bands that have done 100 million + on album sales. This is a small club.

    For rock music you are more likely to get U2 or maybe Queen or Pink Floyd.

    I think they should do a new pin for the Stones that doesnt suck ass. Original one was a dumpster fire.

    #108 9 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    I wish I were unaware of rush but no such luck.
    Not my cup of tea.
    (Except for Working Man)

    ...well they are known as the "thinking man's" metal band.

    #109 9 months ago
    Quoted from Fytr:

    ...well they are known as the "thinking man's" metal band.

    Lol yeah brilliant stuff.

    I like that song about the red car.

    And all the Fountainhead stuff really
    Makes you think! (About putting on some Guess Who instead)

    #110 9 months ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I like Rush and think it would be great music for pinball... I also think its another niche band that wont get done (at least by Stern or JJP)
    If you look at the history they go with the bands that have done 100 million + on album sales. This is a small club.
    For rock music you are more likely to get U2 or maybe Queen or Pink Floyd.
    I think they should do a new pin for the Stones that doesnt suck ass. Original one was a dumpster fire.

    You can’t just look at the record sales. Rolling Stones & Aerosmith are “bigger” & more mainstream, but that didn’t translate to pinball sales. You have to look at fan base passion & demographic. Rush fans are the exact people who would buy a pinball machine of their favorite band.

    #111 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    MERRY RUSHMAS!!!

    That made Christmas!! Thank you!

    #112 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rarehero:

    You can’t just look at the record sales.

    Why not? its obvious they do.

    Look at the bands they have done.

    #113 9 months ago
    Quoted from PopBumperPete:

    I'd repeat that i have never heard these songs but the Rush fanbois will have a fit and down vote me again

    Yeah, I don't get the down votes. There are a lot of modern pop stars that you might be able to name that I have no clue about.

    Rush is my dream theme (unless they would make a Kansas pin but that will never happen). I think it would sell well to the pinball demographic. Huge band in the 70s and 80s and continued to sell out arenas up until the drummer had health issues. Their music had a lot of sci-fi and fantasy themes. The 2112 album would be an obvious choice.

    #114 9 months ago
    Quoted from konjurer:

    Yeah, I don't get the down votes.

    A downvote can merely mean “it makes me sad that someone exists in the same time & space as Rush, yet hasn’t experienced the joy that I have.”

    #115 9 months ago

    Jaws
    BTTF
    Bond

    #116 9 months ago
    Quoted from konjurer:

    Yeah, I don't get the down votes. There are a lot of modern pop stars that you might be able to name that I have no clue about.
    Rush is my dream theme (unless they would make a Kansas pin but that will never happen). I think it would sell well to the pinball demographic. Huge band in the 70s and 80s and continued to sell out arenas up until the drummer had health issues. Their music had a lot of sci-fi and fantasy themes. The 2112 album would be an obvious choice.

    Downvotes are from the way he comes across. Saying feel free to downvote invites it.

    #117 9 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    I think if a LOTRs vault is made it’ll be a significant revamp (similar to SM) with new artwork and possibly even the LCD display. Wouldn’t that be incredible? It would sell like hot cakes too....

    I've been over the advantages of bringing LotR forward to Spike before, and yes, Gomez is on the right track by redoing it. Color screen, stereo sound with sub support, LED RGB lighting, native shaker support, non-dotty, hi-res cabinet and playfield art, more reliable flippers, $2000 topper - it's all upside and it will print money, especially with the Amazon series renewing interest.

    Also, since there were not "levels" of pins when LotR was released, Stern could technically vault LotR with both a Premium AND an LE, since there were no LEs at the original release (not counting the JJP special hidden penis run that came later). Biggest Spike LE run ever at 1,000?

    #118 9 months ago
    Quoted from PinMonk:

    I've been over the advantages of bringing LotR forward to Spike before, and yes, Gomez is on the right track by redoing it. Color screen, native shaker support, non-dotty, hi-res cabinet and playfield art, more reliable flippers - it's all upside and it will print money, especially with the Amazon series renewing interest.

    And improved sound quality. That game could really do with improved sound. Yep, it’ll absolutely print money. It would make a heck of a good Christmas 2021 release given all the movies were released during Christmas and it’ll be the 20th anniversary of the 1st movie.

    #119 9 months ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    it’ll be the 20th anniversary of the 1st movie.

    Holy shit!

    #120 9 months ago

    For LOTR I always thought the license was an issue... but with the Amazon show coming up I doubt thats the case.

    Not sure if they would have to re-skin it or not but yah like allot of others it would be my rare commit to buy it as soon as its announced machine.

    Cant think if a single other theme or game I would do that for.

    I just hope its not one of those "the pin" stripped down things.

    #121 9 months ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Absolutely crazy. I thought they were joking at first!

    That reflects more on you than it does us

    #122 9 months ago

    Please be Queen - my wife would then agree to another NIB....

    #123 9 months ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    For LOTR I always thought the license was an issue... but with the Amazon show coming up I doubt thats the case.

    The Amazon show is a different thing. If they want to relicense the movies & use footage/voices on the LCD - they’ll most likely have to renegotiate with the entire cast.

    #124 9 months ago

    Any chance Dune ever gets made? I think it would be a fantastic pin theme. Seems like there would be a lot of design potential. The new movie comes out soon...

    #125 9 months ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    For LOTR I always thought the license was an issue... but with the Amazon show coming up I doubt thats the case.
    Not sure if they would have to re-skin it or not but yah like allot of others it would be my rare commit to buy it as soon as its announced machine.
    Cant think if a single other theme or game I would do that for.
    I just hope its not one of those "the pin" stripped down things.

    It's definitely Gomez's top 3 designs, if not the best, and is a proven pin - they're not going to home pin it, the design is already done. People love the game, despite all the limitations of the whitestar release. Fixing all those limitations, the adding color screen, LED RGB lighting, stereo sound and all the other improvements will add up to Stern's biggest vault release ever, by several multiples.

    #126 9 months ago
    Quoted from PocketHoleshot:

    Any chance Dune ever gets made? I think it would be a fantastic pin theme. Seems like there would be a lot of design potential. The new movie comes out soon...

    Not soon anymore. Warner pulled it back from HBOMAX same day streaming and it's now theatrical only again for...October 2021 - tentatively, I.E. DEAD.

    #127 9 months ago
    Quoted from Elvishasleft:

    I think they should do a new pin for the Stones that doesnt suck ass. Original one was a dumpster fire.

    THAT is an insult to dumpster fires.

    #128 9 months ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Quoted from Daditude:
    I've got to admit I'm a bit shocked that this many people are unaware of Rush. I honestly had no idea they weren't as well known outside the U.S.

    Absolutely crazy. I thought they were joking at first!

    Yes, we are not joking.

    The only Rush we know is our very own Geoffrey (aka Pirates of the Caribbean movies). And that pin has already been done.

    With the greatest respect to both the band and fans of the band, a Rush pin will not sell well in Australia (and most of Europe), which is a significant market for Stern. Most pinball enthusiasts Down Under will not buy one to add to the home collection. Most operators won't put a Pro pin on location that has the branding of a band that no one has ever heard of. It wouldn't matter for them who the designer is. So, assuming the speculation in this thread about Stern planning a Rush pin is based on fact, either Stern is confident that the North American market will soak up all the LEs (and Premiums and Pros) that would usually go overseas, or Stern hasn't done their market research properly.

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    #129 9 months ago

    Likely:
    Queen
    Gozilla
    Jaws

    Not happening:
    BTTF
    SOA
    Rush

    #130 9 months ago

    Rush had a decent drummer. Can’t deny it. Maybe a top 10 drummer of all time. Probably top 20 easily. Odd that his name is pronounced the same as the shampoo though.

    But having a decent drummer doesn’t get you a pinball machine. Yes, they made machines for the number one drummer of all time. The other machines with the top 10 drummers were NOT just because of the drummer though. AC/DC has a big fan base and kept up the quality for years. People have heard of the band. Iron Maiden wasn’t just because of the drummer. The singer is also a pilot so there was crossover appeal there.

    (Trolling Rush fans is as old as time itself. Neil was probably the best ever and from everything I have read a really decent guy)

    #131 9 months ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    Video game crossovers always flop in pinball.
    Terrible idea. Maybe deep root will do it for you.

    Any evidence on what you are saying?

    #132 9 months ago
    Quoted from JoshPA:

    Rush had a decent drummer. Can’t deny it. Maybe a top 10 drummer of all time. Probably top 20 easily. Odd that his name is pronounced the same as the shampoo though.
    But having a decent drummer doesn’t get you a pinball machine. Yes, they made machines for the number one drummer of all time. The other machines with the top 10 drummers were NOT just because of the drummer though. AC/DC has a big fan base and kept up the quality for years. People have heard of the band. Iron Maiden wasn’t just because of the drummer. The singer is also a pilot so there was crossover appeal there.
    (Trolling Rush fans is as old as time itself. Neil was probably the best ever and from everything I have read a really decent guy)

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    #133 9 months ago

    All in on Jaws! For 2021
    Shoot it in the sharks mouth, incorporate a shaker motor, could have a great soundtrack with humor. Could be a great pin if done right

    #134 9 months ago
    Quoted from sudbeckrn:

    All in on Jaws! For 2021
    Shoot it in the sharks mouth, incorporate a shaker motor, could have a great soundtrack with humor. Could be a great pin if done right

    LMAO stranger things retheme. Shark instead of monster, the UV stuff is blue for water instead of purple. Boom. Stern email me and I'll send you the info where you can pay me my money.

    #135 9 months ago

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    #136 9 months ago

    That time of the month?

    #137 9 months ago

    Maybe it's Double Jaws.

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