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Poll Added: What license from 2010 to 2020 would you like to see?

By tbanthony

7 months ago

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    “Poll Added: What license from 2010 to 2020 would you like to see?”

    • Stranger Things 29 votes
    • Mad Max Fury Road 29 votes
    • John Wick 17 votes
    • Avengers End Game 19 votes
    • Toy Story 25 votes
    • James Bond (Daniel Craig) 21 votes
    • Assassin's Creed 4 votes
    • Howard Stern 5 votes
    • Pearl Jam 6 votes
    • Harry Potter 38 votes
    • Mission Impossible 9 votes
    • Wonder Woman 8 votes
    • Rick & Morty 25 votes
    • How to Train Your Dragon 8 votes
    • Resident Evil 6 votes
    • Minecraft 4 votes
    • Fortnite 1 vote
    • Zelda 24 votes
    • Nirvana 9 votes
    • Pokemon 10 votes
    • Incredibles 14 votes
    • Ready Player One 10 votes

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    #1 7 months ago

    I’m 50 years old but honestly I’m tired of all the talk of pinball themes from 70’s and 80’s. Sure I’m nostalgic for some things from my youth, but Stern has hit the point of diminishing returns on that whole thing. At this point, I say screw the Goonies, Jaws, old James Bond, etc. Instead, what’s something from this decade you’d like to see?

    #48 7 months ago
    Quoted from Krupps4:

    It seems like the pin community is always talking license. Are original themes dead? Is the thought an original theme won’t sell no matter how good it may be? I think most people agree that at least some of the ‘90s Bally Williams games are amongst the best and most desirable pins.

    My opinion is that "original" themes are mostly dead. Historically, some "original" themes were attempts to capitalize on licenses or popular themes without paying for the license. So whether it is a license or not, you probably don't want to pick an unpopular theme. So, yes, you could do a Haunted House theme without paying for a specific license, etc. However, I proposed this thread to focus on viable (and more recent) licenses.

    #50 7 months ago
    Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

    JOHN WICK, JOHN WICK, JOHN WICK give me a John Wick Pinball.
    I think John Wick would do well younger people will be attracted by the theme so will more mature pinball players as well as it's a violent action packed film with lots of memorable quotes.

    I like John Wick as an idea. Reeves has had a resurgence because of the series. I've still only seen the 1st one but I think they all were rated pretty well and commercially successful. Could be a good makeup for the good game, but lousy movie JOHNNY MNEMONIC.

    #51 7 months ago
    Quoted from Greenandwhite:

    Black Panther or The Incredibles.

    The Incredibles 1 & 2 are pretty much my favorite Pixar movies. I'd love to see a game based on them. Some good action and really funny moments in #2 (especially if you have a teen daughter). I laughed out loud during a few scenes. There would be some opportunity for a funny mode or two constructed around the teen daughters dating challenges, the baby's powers, etc.

    Unfortunately, "cartoons" don't seem to result in the most popular themes with Pinball. I guess we'll find out if JJP proceeds with Toy Story. I will say I'd prefer Incredibles vs. Toy Story for PinBall -- I just think it would be a better fit.

    #53 7 months ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    I'd like Pinside to make a "dream themes" sub-forum where all these threads could go and easily be filtered out.

    Probably a good idea. Speculation on "what's next" and "dream themes" (whether focused on a timeframe, genre, etc.) are recurring topics one way or another and could be lumped into a subforum category. Whether you want to participate or don't want to, it would make it easier.

    #54 7 months ago
    Quoted from usandthem:

    Agree wholeheartedly. This seems like a home run theme. It would satisfy those who want a new theme and those who always want something nostalgic since it's a new show but set in the 80's. It appeals to both teenagers and adults. It has action, adventure, fantasy. The more I think about it, this theme was made to be a pinball machine. Plus, it would be the first pin based on a tv show that is an original from a streaming company, which would be a pretty cool first.

    It's a good suggestion; all good points.

    I watched the first season. I found it interesting but never "liked" any of the characters which resulted in me hoping for the end of the world and kill them all.

    #60 7 months ago

    Wrong decade. Most recent Matrix movie was in 2003. Not aware of a new one coming out; enlighten me if there is.

    Edit: I see there are rumors of a new addition to the series. I don't see anything to indicate it will be out by 2020. Partial credit for an old idea that could be new again.

    #64 7 months ago
    Quoted from brenna98:

    Quit beating around the bush! Harry Potter.

    Most of the "Harry Potter" movies are from the 2000's, but the last one was released in 2011 so you just made the cutoff.

    #66 7 months ago

    Mission Impossible:
    Cruise is an iconic action star. Series of 6 movies was good. Plenty of content to choose from. Good theme music. 3 of the movies were from this decade. The stunt action in these movies was generally spectacular and would be good content for LCD on pinball.

    #69 7 months ago

    Wonder Woman:
    Ok, so Gal Gadot is just freakin' hot. Setting that aside, it was a very good, highly successful movie that was perceived positively by all genders and with another in the pipeline for 2020. She also made an appearance in Batman vs. Superman and Justice League; although licensing could be complicated to pull anything from those movies just for one character.

    #70 7 months ago

    Any music from this decade sufficiently popular / iconic for "bar", "barcade" or home arcade purposes. Can't be something that we all cringe about in a few years

    #81 7 months ago
    Quoted from ectobar:

    Strong disagree. Thought it was really boring. She is definitely a beautiful lady though.

    No problem with you having your opinion about the movie. Overall, it was a well-liked movie:


    #82 7 months ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    Yes, but also no. A video game license could be a great idea to pull in some of the video game crowd to pinball, but I don't think Resident Evil is the way to go on this one. I'd pick something that lends itself better to pinball, like Fortnite. It's instantly recognizable with the younger crowd and the concept is simple to understand. There's also a wealth of great ideas that could be incorporated into the theme.
    For the record, I've never played a single game of Fortnite, so I'm not a fanboy or anything. I'm just a realist.

    I'm not a huge video game player. Some things that even I'm familiar with include Fortnite, Minecraft, and a couple others on the top 20 list of PC games.


    I could see Fortnite crossing boundaries over to Pinball because it is so ubiquitous that most everyone has heard of it and, well executed, it could be a fun concept in pinball with the idea of the storm closing in while trying to take out your opponents. That could be really fun. Similarly, Minecraft is extremely well known and seems like it could have endless possibilities. I have no idea how hard it would be to license a video game for a Pinball machine but I think there is an opportunity with a few of these to end up with a fun, good selling Pinball machine.

    #83 7 months ago
    Quoted from MikeS:

    I'd like to see someone do a video game theme. It makes so much sense now that pinball is LCD. Tons of assets that could be used directly in the game and the pinball would act as a sort of advertisement (billboard) for the video game.
    1st party Nintendo would of course be the top choice but teaming up with a company like Rockstar games would also be cool
    Super Smash Brothers
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Mario Kart
    Metroid Prime
    Legend of Zelda
    Red Dead Redemption
    Grand Theft Auto
    God of War

    I personally love playing Mario Kart. I suck at Smash Brothers button mashing; my 12 year-old son kicks my butt. I believe Nintendo is famously tightfisted with its video game assets. If licensing wasn't a problem, some of the Nintendo games could provide interesting themes but they might skew younger than Stern's target market could support.

    #89 7 months ago

    With 6 successful movies over 20 years and 2 more to come, how is Mission Impossible not a pinball machine? Seems like a natural. Problems with rights to Tom Cruise, I would have to guess.

    #109 7 months ago

    Added a Poll. Didn't get every suggestion in there, but quite a few to choose from.

    #127 7 months ago

    Pulp Fiction is not from this decade

    #128 7 months ago

    While some of the licenses go back prior to this decade, the idea would be that they have fresh content from this decade that a game could be based on

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