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Stern Led Zeppelin Art - What Do You Think?

By Tranquilize

10 months ago

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  • Latest reply 9 months ago by beelzeboob
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#10 10 months ago
Quoted from Darscot:

People are going to throw money at Stern then more at Aurich to do full cabinet decals.

Tell you what, anyone getting too close to this license can definitely expect a C&D. Don't expect a thriving market for things like alternate translites on Pinside.

And replacing cabinet decals is way too much of a pain the ass, it's not a market I'd want to be in. I'd have to feel comfortable doing it myself before I'd want to sell such a thing, and I definitely don't want to do it.

I think if you buy this game you should just be at peace with how it looks.

#20 10 months ago

I was curious, so was looking back through not only old album covers, but concert posters, and anything else I could find that was 'official' in any way.

Gotta say, Led Zeppelin might be a classic band, but unlike a lot of great bands, they've never had much in the way of cool art. I really didn't see much that I thought "oh man, if only they could have used this". Some people might say Mothership, but not only is that the opposite of classic, I dunno that Shepard Fairey really screams "Led Zeppelin" to me.

Clearly the license didn't allow for original art. Stern hasn't been shy about paying artists to do cool hand drawn packages of late. But that's the only way I could see this living up to what people had hoped for. Blame the band, or better yet, their management, for not letting Stern take that route. Don't call Stern lazy, I doubt this is what they wanted.

#193 10 months ago
Quoted from Bohdi:

All i can say is
I look at these 3, then i look at my IMDN. Wow, is the art on IMDN the bomb>>>>>>>

Iron Maiden and Metallica are to me the best examples of how fun a band pin can be. I know Maiden was based on some comic nobody has read, it's original enough to me. Both those games just feel like they're more wide-open adventures with a vibe and a soundtrack to back it all up. The "band pin as concert" approach is fine, GNR certainly nailed it, but I would have thought Led Zeppelin would have been 100x more interesting as some kind of Norse/Tolkien vibe adventure with cool art and the music to bring it all home.

Clearly the license gave zero f—s about letting Stern do that, and it is what it is. And maybe the super fans prefer it that way and think my idea sounds lame. But that's what I personally hope for on any band pin, a mix of the band's personality with an almost unlicensed/original theme to mix with it. Hand drawn art, imagination, the kind of worlds you might see in your head kicking back (with or without the substance of your choice) with a nice pair of headphones and your eyes closed.

#203 10 months ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Maybe Aurich will consider doing a custom translite/decal package for Zeppelin

I've talked about this in one of the threads already, can't even remember which one. Maybe it was this one, lol. But not happening from me. Just too much of a can of worms to touch that.

A new plastic set would be cool, but I'm not sure it's even worth it. I think the game is just what it is. We'll see the gameplay and people can judge it on that.

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