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What is the most operated Stern of the 00s? (2000-2009)


By HighProtein

7 years ago



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    “Most Operated Machine of the 00s”

    • The Lord Of The Rings 8 votes
      25%
    • The Simpons Party Pinball 16 votes
      50%
    • Nascar 1 vote
      3%
    • Other... 7 votes
      22%

    (32 votes)

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    #1 7 years ago

    What is the most operated Stern of the 00s? (2000-2009)

    I've seen more Nascars personally than anything.
    LOTR is all over the current pinball map.
    Can someone look on the map for each Stern of
    the Last decade and see which is the most operated right now?

    My call for most operated Stern of this decade (2010-2019) will be Transformers.

    #2 7 years ago

    It has to be LOTR. I see them everywhere. Never seen a NASCAR... ever.

    #3 7 years ago

    Purely anecdotally from what's around town it would be TSPP.

    #4 7 years ago

    I know that they don't post sales, but from what I understand POTC had the most sales. Don't know how many of those went on route.

    #5 7 years ago

    Shouldn't it be 2001-2010?

    #6 7 years ago

    I would say LOTR, TSPP, and POTC.

    #7 7 years ago

    I have personally seen more Elvis' on location than any other pin but I think TSPP might have it.

    #8 7 years ago

    I'm very sure it's TSPP.

    #9 7 years ago

    ACDC will break all Sterns records...

    #10 7 years ago
    Quoted from RGR:

    ACDC will break all Sterns records...

    I like this guy !

    #11 7 years ago

    I see an Elvis @ All the Bowl-n Alley's around W.Salem.. Jacked up & Wore out !!

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    #12 7 years ago
    Quoted from ianwho:

    I would say LOTR, TSPP, and POTC.

    I agree, based totally on anecdotal evidence.

    #13 7 years ago

    I would say TSPP, as the theme makes it more friendly for Chucky Cheese and other kid themed places.

    #14 7 years ago
    Quoted from AbacusMan:

    Shouldn't it be 2001-2010?

    No, the 1980s & 1990s started in 1980 and 1990.
    So 2000s would start in 2000, remember? the whole Y2K thing?
    20"10"s started in 2010, so my prediction of Transformers being most operated
    of this decade is the time from of games that come out from 2010-2019.

    That is kinda wild that the most operated game of the last decade and this decade
    could be a George Gomez game.

    #15 7 years ago
    Quoted from RGR:

    ACDC will break all Sterns records...

    Whoa? Really? How? I don't know any hardcore AC/DC fans that are pinheads.

    #16 7 years ago

    What machine was operated most? The battle - LOTR vs TSPP vs POTC...

    I get around a lot for fun and work, so here is my analysis...
    LOTR - bars, theaters, restaurants (where I got mine from), clubs, arcades, pinball museums
    TSPP - restaurants, laundry mats, chuck e cheeses, arcades, pinball museums
    POTC - bars, theaters, chuck e cheeses, arcades, pinball museums

    Lets say that on average each had a run of about 5000 or so...

    Which would have been in more places for the most time during the last decade?
    Please remember, that I'm not asking which did more profit or plays for the operators.

    (I threw in Nascar as a joke)

    #17 7 years ago
    Quoted from BLACK_ROSE:

    I see an Elvis @ All the Bowl-n Alley's around W.Salem.. Jacked up & Wore out !!

    Poor Elvis machines, always go out just like he did in real life...
    I'll post a photo of Zombie Elvis soon that I found in Jax...
    We had 2 Elvis machines in the 904 but they've been pulled for stupid digital gambling machines.

    #18 7 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    So 2000s would start in 2000, remember? the whole Y2K thing?

    Y2K was something diffrent. When you start counting, you start with one. There was no year 0.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

    not

    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

    Trust me, just look at my name....Abacus...

    #20 7 years ago

    I would say it is not nascar. After owning one, it is an amazingly fun game despite the theme. It has no redundancy built in. If things break the game is unplayable very fast. (optos on the track fail, it wont play, if the test car down switch fails, it isn't much use).

    #21 7 years ago

    I would agree with LOTR. In NE Ohio, I have seen it in at least 3 places. Never seen a TSPP anywhere.
    I have seen a lot of WPT too for some reason.

    #22 7 years ago

    Yea I would agree with LOTR is probably the one I see the most on location. A while back I ran into a ton of SM machines but now am seeing less and less of them on location.

    #23 7 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    RGR said:ACDC will break all Sterns records...
    Whoa? Really? How? I don't know any hardcore AC/DC fans that are pinheads.

    All operators will be buying this title. Trust me this will be MASSIVE. I am an operator and I know a lot of Operators and we are all going to be buying this.

    #24 7 years ago
    Quoted from Tympen:

    All operators will be buying this title. Trust me this will be MASSIVE. I am an operator and I know a lot of Operators and we are all going to be buying this.

    Glad to hear that can't wait to play it!!!!

    #25 7 years ago
    Quoted from Tympen:

    All operators will be buying this title. Trust me this will be MASSIVE. I am an operator and I know a lot of Operators and we are all going to be buying this.

    You're getting me excited already....

    #26 7 years ago

    LOL... The closest pins in the wild to me are the main ones mentioned here. TSPP, POTC, LOTR- and it was changed out for NASCAR recently ElVIS has never entered the building.

    #27 7 years ago
    Quoted from Tympen:

    All operators will be buying this title. Trust me this will be MASSIVE. I am an operator and I know a lot of Operators and we are all going to be buying this.

    It should be popular with all the old rock lovers.

    To get a new generation interested in pinball, they are going to have to do a Katy Perry or Lady Gaga.

    #28 7 years ago
    Quoted from AbacusMan:

    HighProtein said:So 2000s would start in 2000, remember? the whole Y2K thing?

    Y2K was something diffrent. When you start counting, you start with one. There was no year 0.
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
    not
    0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
    Trust me, just look at my name....Abacus...

    Oook man, well you can determine however you'd like decades to start and end.
    I'm sticking with how most humans define the start and end of their decades.

    #29 7 years ago
    Quoted from Tympen:

    All operators will be buying this title. Trust me this will be MASSIVE. I am an operator and I know a lot of Operators and we are all going to be buying this.

    HaHaHaHA!
    You said All operators will be buying this title!
    I just laugh because I can't even remember the last pinball machine that ALL operators bought.
    What do you define as "massive"?
    So you're going to be buying and operating one?
    I'd he happy if many operated AC/DC, I hope it does a killing! but its T B D.

    #30 7 years ago

    Actually a good bit of Family Guy pins in my area, along with the others already mentioned.

    #31 7 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    Whoa? Really? How? I don't know any hardcore AC/DC fans that are pinheads.

    Well, I am a hardcore AC/DC fan and I am a pinhead! (at least that's what it says next to my avatar!) Not sure that it would break records, but I think it would be fairly successful...

    #32 7 years ago
    Quoted from AbacusMan:

    Shouldn't it be 2001-2010?

    that depends... Do you think the 80's started in 1981?

    Anyhow, i won't vote on this most operated thread as i've only seen three of the same title out in the wild and don't think that's a big enough sample.

    #33 7 years ago

    Most operated machine would be the highest production. I would guess lotr although tspp might be up there as well.

    #34 7 years ago

    Ok, added the poll, my vote is LOTR considering all the places it has been and the variety of places.
    Grand total LOTR is all over!

    #35 7 years ago
    Quoted from HighProtein:

    Grand total LOTR is all over!

    No No No

    I have seen more TSPPs than LOTRs in the 250 mile radius where I live. Oh yeah, and now I own a TSPP.

    #36 7 years ago

    I'm a number man.

    Production #'s from IPDB
    LOTR = ~5100
    TSSP = unknown GRRRR

    TSPP had at least 5 production runs.
    LOTR had quite a few production runs too.

    Gotta be close between these two.

    #37 7 years ago
    Quoted from boogies:

    Gotta be close between these two.

    Yes, the key factors to me are how many restaurants,
    bars and arcades either went into & for """how long""".

    Both tend to stay in locations relatively long times.

    #38 7 years ago

    Congrats! is your life more complete now?

    #39 7 years ago

    My unscientific sample tells me it is TSPP around the area where I live.

    #40 7 years ago

    Lol you guys are getting into a pissing contest over something you have no way of knowing unless you have a contact at Stern and they could tell you which game by far had the highest production run.

    Does it really matter anyways?

    #41 7 years ago
    Quoted from davewtf:

    that depends... Do you think the 80's started in 1981?

    I'm not talking about the "80's" I'm talking about decades. The 80's, 90's ect, and decades are two diffrent things.

    There are set decades. Though 10 years is a decade, 1994-2003. So yes, 2000-2009 is a decade, though, the TRUE decade starts 2001-2010. Same as a century. 2001-2100 will be the 21st century and 2101-2200 will be the 22nd century. Though, a century is always 100 years, 1724-1823.

    So I could say what was the best game in this decade...1994-2003. If your talking about a "set in time" decade, the first number always ends with one, not a zero.

    You guys are talking about A decade, I'm talking about THE decade.

    #42 7 years ago

    according to pinballmap.com, in IL there are...

    4 LOTR
    16 POTC
    9 TSPP
    9 NASCAR
    8 Family Guy
    6 Spider-man
    6 Dark Knight
    10 Sopranos
    8 T3
    5 Rolling Stones
    8 WPT

    #43 7 years ago

    16 in one state?? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    #44 7 years ago
    Quoted from kwiKimart:

    16 in one state?? WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I was actually most suprised that Sopranos took the #2 spot. Meanwhile LOTR was so little.

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    #45 7 years ago
    Quoted from smassa:

    Lol you guys are getting into a pissing contest over something you have no way of knowing unless you have a contact at Stern and they could tell you which game by far had the highest production run.

    Does it really matter anyways?

    Production run alone isn't enough to know which was operated most.
    I'm not in a pissing contest myself, I just want to get people's views.

    #46 7 years ago

    If you go to pinballmap.com you can search by machine for different areas and get a sense that way. Lotr, TSPP, and Potc are about equal in number in the bay area. But TSPP has a small edge.

    #47 7 years ago

    NYC/Brooklyn pin scene looks like LOTR is the one.Although there were a bunch of Trons at time of release.Most have been replaced with TF now.Speaking of pinballmap.com, how do I get NYC included.Is there an admin I could contact?Scott

    #48 7 years ago
    Quoted from jackofdiamonds:

    NYC/Brooklyn pin scene looks like LOTR is the one.Although there were a bunch of Trons at time of release.Most have been replaced with TF now.Speaking of pinballmap.com, how do I get NYC included.Is there an admin I could contact?Scott

    What? it won't let you add locations?

    #49 7 years ago

    Damn, all I can ever seem to find in the wild are Shreks!

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