Quoted from Eskaybee:
Is it me or am I the only who thinks pulp fiction wouldn't be a good pin? (And I'm a fan of the movie)
I think it would be about as good as Big Lebowski. Fun idea, great on paper, and the further into it you get the less interesting it actually becomes. I was super excited for TBL, but then realized it's just a bit flat as a theme for a game.
Yes, Pulp Fiction is "quotable", but that just means a bunch of callouts that aren't really all that great out of context. "Talky" movies just aren't great fodder for pinball, IMHO. (I'm a fan of the movie too.)
I'm a Tarantino fan in general, have been since Reservoir Dogs, seen that movie who knows how many times, saw Hateful Eight at the 70mm roadshow etc, and if the rumor is true I hope it's good, wouldn't wish for a game to be bad. But I just think it's Not A Great Idea™ personally.
I'm bored to death with licensed pins, even if they're a necessary evil. But with the whole world of options out there, at least pick good ones. Ghostbusters was a good license. WOZ was a good one. Hobbit wasn't, but only because the movies ended up being disappointing and not all that great, the idea for a pin was there. Before anyone asks I think Alien is a great license, or I wouldn't have gotten sucked into it. But generally speaking great movie ≠ great pin. Because the things that make a movie great just aren't necessarily the same as things that make a pin great.
As for Star Wars, I'm a f—king Star Wars nut. I have display cases full of hundreds of toys, whole family went to Force Awakens twice, we loved Rogue One, I'm in on it. I actually hope no one makes a Star Wars pin. It's just going to be disappointing. Expectations will never match the commercial reality. See every previous Star Wars game. See Game of Thrones.
Regardless though, this idea that just general non-pinhead fans are going to line up to shell out $5500+ or whatever Stern raises prices to is ludicrous. Being a fan doesn't make you a moron. It's just a game collectible, you could get much cooler Star Wars stuff for that money.