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The No Licensed Themes Club- No movies, bands, or TV shows....


By o-din

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Well, It finally happened. Last weekend I cleared out the last pinball machines that were themed after any sort of media license. Not that they weren't fun to play, but I just got tired of looking at them and the constant reminder that this is not current shit in theaters, concert halls, or even on TV.

    Pinball does not need a license attached to it to be great and IMO is better off being it's own creative force and not having one. New or old, games without that ball and chain license can stand on their own and age gracefully in their own way.

    So this club is for all the others that have forsaken media licensed themes and now only own original, non licensed games.

    #2 2 years ago

    I'm currently a member as I only have an MMr right now. But that will be short lived I'm sure. I agree with the thinking though. Non-license material is unrestricted and is free to do anything.

    #3 2 years ago

    Our founding father Robin started this thread many moons ago--

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/do-we-really-need-all-those-expensive-licenses

    #4 2 years ago

    This is going to be a tuff club to get in. But I can totally understand and agree.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    This is going to be a tuff club to get in.

    It's not that tough when people show up with cash and a truck.

    #6 2 years ago

    Who was the last to go? Did you still have DH?

    #7 2 years ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    Who was the last to go?

    BSD and Flash Gordon left yesterday, so yes I am serious!

    #8 2 years ago

    I prefer the non licensed themes too, as they usually have art created by hand instead of photos. While not a huge fan of EMs, I still admire the art - they're great to look at.

    #9 2 years ago

    I don't know if I could ever get down to none. But GB could leave and bring in some system 11's without a problem. But the road is long so who knows maybe one day I could be free.

    #10 2 years ago

    I am free! Finally!!!!

    #11 2 years ago

    I would still like to have an original Playboy and a Harlem Globetrotters one day. But I'm personally trying to move my collection away from the newer stuff and more of the early 90's non licensed stuff.

    #12 2 years ago
    Quoted from Buzz:

    I would still like to have an original Playboy and a Harlem Globetrotters one day

    Well that won't get you into this club, but still might be better than old movies or antique rock stars.

    #13 2 years ago

    Always room for a few more Gottlieb-esque card theme pins. The King of Cards...

    #14 2 years ago

    Will never sell Wizard! Actually either. The first movie themed pinball machine made.

    #15 2 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    Always room for a few more Gottlieb-esque card theme pins. The King of Cards...

    No, no, no,no,no. One's enough!

    It's Mr Bally's fault anyway when he first slapped that license on Wizard! and said "let's see where pinball goes from here."

    #16 2 years ago

    Congratulations going off the grid and keeping it original!

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    #17 2 years ago

    I'm a member, always been.

    #18 2 years ago

    What about non licenced pins that are a obvious rip off of a licence like eight ball.

    #19 2 years ago

    That makes three of us so far.

    #20 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    That makes three of us so far.

    Three more members and you'll be in WOF club territory. I smell a gangfight.
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    #21 2 years ago

    Three more members and we can have as many people as those that still listen to Kiss.

    #22 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    No, no, no,no,no. One's enough!
    It's Mr Bally's fault anyway when he first slapped that license on Wizard! and said "let's see where pinball goes from here."

    I remember this as if it were yesterday. Hard to believe it will be 43 years next month.....

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    #23 2 years ago

    Wow! A pinball machine released to help promote a new movie. What will they think of next!

    #24 2 years ago

    So yeah,

    The living room is looking just fine without any cheesy licensed games, and still plenty of fun pinball to play. Re-arranging things a bit I even have room for a couch. Just my luck, Lazy Boy is having a 30% off presidents day sale.

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    #25 2 years ago

    Couch will be here in six weeks. What are the odds that space will still be there?

    #26 2 years ago

    Play some Getaway and jam the ZZ Top! Lol
    You can't run from licensing.

    #27 2 years ago
    Quoted from DNO:

    Play some Getaway and jam the ZZ Top! Lol

    That's barely ZZTop. lol. And at least their ugly old mugs aren't plastered all over the machine!

    #28 2 years ago

    The only games I own that are not based of licenses are my gay 90's, casanova, star pool, hi diver, revenge from Mars, and Mac attack.

    #29 2 years ago

    I am not in the club but I could see getting there...I have DILE, WOZ and Hobbit. Selling off the former two could get me a few that I really enjoy playing, like dr dude, mousing around, junkyard and safecracker. Also I was in that club for awhile when I only had roadshow and whitewater. Those were the days.

    #30 2 years ago

    My one and only pin (for now) is Whitewater. So count me in!

    #31 2 years ago

    Does Allied's "Roy Clark" count as a licensed machine?

    #32 2 years ago

    I'm also feeling the license fatigue. I'm currently working with a big, big license for HPs 3rd game (which we'll release only when we get our shit together with Alien).

    But I've also created a brand new original game which I'm very keen to see made. Plus I have numerous other original game ideas that I'm also keen to develop.

    I love movie-themed games but there's a ton of great original game ideas out there. You'd be surprised what no one else has thought of.

    #33 2 years ago

    Odin isn't Skateball affiliated with the A-team? Does anyone know if it's licensed?

    #34 2 years ago

    I have a Meteor, which a lot of people don't realize was based on a movie (never saw) staring Henry Fonda

    #35 2 years ago

    I don't think I can not have a Twilight Zone in my collection.

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    #36 2 years ago

    Woo hoo! Another club I qualify for! My current lineup is:

    Hot Line
    Flying Carpet
    Jet Spin
    Night Moves
    Tales of the Arabian Nights
    Junk Yard

    My home brew Queen game doesn't count, right? Because it's not technically licensed.

    #37 2 years ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    Odin isn't Skateball affiliated with the A-team? Does anyone know if it's licensed?

    That cheesy TV show that came out three years after Skateball? Hell no!

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    I don't think I can not have a Twilight Zone in my collection.

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    #38 2 years ago

    Want to be in the club - but does Embryon count as a movie pin? There was a 1976 Rock Hudson film "Embryo"....

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Embryo_(1976_film)

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    does Embryon count as a movie pin? There was a 1976 Rock Hudson film "Embryo"....

    I think as long as you stay away from Gusher, which bears too much similarity to the Rock Hudson movie "Giant" you should be OK.

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    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    ...Flash Gordon left yesterday, so yes I am serious!

    Quoted from o-din:

    I think as long as you stay away from Gusher, which bears too much similarity to the Rock Hudson movie "Giant" you should be OK.

    No Jett Rink = No "Giant."

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    #41 2 years ago

    "The couch arrived early today, it came through the patio door in the usual way, there were machines to move, space to make, looks like I still have room for a TNA"

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