Stern has cranked a number of late 70's to 80's themed titles out recently, and it seems like we might see a few more still -- which makes sense considering the pinball demographics (although I think they're def. drifting younger) and who's got $$ to drop on these machines.
I'm wondering if we'll see some of the missed title opportunities of the late 90's and the 2000's come up in ten to fifteen years, assuming (knock on wood) that Stern is still in the business and people are still playing pinball
I've seen these mentioned before in other threads, but I'll throw a couple out there to start:
#1: Harry Potter. Missed the boat, but man this was popular and I could really see it coming out. Maybe they will find a way to reboot it in 10 years with another movie and they'll time the pin release with it. I didn't read the books, but from what I know there's enough here to make an awesome pin that I think would have quite a bit of appeal. 10 to 15 years would put a lot of the people that read this when they were kids in an age range where they could afford a pin.
#2 Lego theme. This would be awesome for kids, I could see it going into a lot of personal collections.. probably a lot less so in the routing scene. Lego has cashed in with so many other IP.. I bet they would be interested in a pinball, so Stern might just get $$ from them rather than having to pay Lego for the license?
#3 Breaking Bad. Probably won't happen.. boat sailed and maybe too much drug references but man it would have been awesome!
#4 Some aweful pop TV theme -- Dancing with the stars, Survivor, or american idol come to mind. Hopefully it doesn't happen.. actually I could see Survivor being interesting possibly.