Iron Maiden. Caveat: Only if it's Borg/Lyman, otherwise, I'll need to see it first.
There is currently only one LE which I feel is worth it over the next lower model, and that is AFMr. I will never even consider an LE if it is only different trim, and other minor cosmetic features. AFMrLE offers an impressive topper (I am not really a topper person, but it looks cool), bi-color LEDs in the mini saucers, green trim, and double the warranty over the special edition (same level as Premium, kinda). For $700 over the SE, I think it is worth it. That is the only reason I would choose the LE over the SE. The LE could potentially be the most produced version as well, so I am not sure I agree with its limited status. I would guess there will end up being a lot of SEs, but I can't imagine there will be many Classic editions made or sold. The added value of the SE features, and LE upgrades make the classic a terrible value.
I guess I am biased since I would never buy an LE unseen anyway. There is some possibility, based on how much I like the AFM, that I would buy a future remake unseen, but that is a bit different since I know what the base gameplay is.
I am not a huge fan of TWD or GoT, and those are the themes that should be favorites of mine. I just can't get into the games. For a them to really sell a game, they need to really use the theme. I think STTNG is the best example of that. That theme is really well integrated into the game.
Conan the Barbarian
Ultra wide body, JJP style.
Cimmerian Wheel Spinner on right orbital that acts like a mystery shot.
Snake Hole that swallows ball and spits it up somewhere else.
Thalsa Doom: Mega Ball - Black balls and the lights go out - 10x multiplier
Riddle of Steal Multi ball - player board magnets(5) that engage to trap ball, on trap spits out new ball until all balls are trapped. Multiplier increases 2x until all balls are trapper or you loose ball. Once all 5 balls are traps 20x multiplier and it release all the balls at one time.
Suboti Speed Ball: White powerball is released, flipers go to double strength, with no flip lock. Drops target worth 20X.
Trapped Ball kenitic hit to support pillar of orgy scene: keep hitting to you bring it down.
I could keep going honestly.
Tree of Woe: Spits out a powerball but engages weak flippers at 1/2 score until you hit both ramps.
Camel Spit: Not sure, figure something out.
Right and left orbitals can have a switch that lifts a ramp in the back to launch it into the ramp track on specific combos.
Snake swallow spits balls out at different hole locations. Depends where the ball last was swallowed. Multiple snake locations.
Sling magnets that trap or toss balls.
Cimmerian Wheel charges the bumpers up to make them faster for Suboti speed ball round.
I don't buy games sight unseen and so far I've never bought an LE (just don't see the value in them).
That being said my top two themes I'd love to see done right:
Ghostbusters was probably in my top 10 for a theme...didn't care for it (never bought one). Star Wars is probably in my top 3...no plans to buy one becasue none of them are good/great pins IMHO.
Eagerly awaiting my Alien though (an SE with options)...it probably lands in my top 7 theme wise.
None, sight unseen; but if done well my top would be: Outlaw (Western), King of Tokyo, Harry Potter, Knight of the Round Table, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Matrix, and Scooby Doo. I really want a game like Outlaw (Western) or King of Tokyo where you play as the villain. Ex) Compete to cause the most destruction in Tokyo.
EDIT: I also really liked that homebrew Archer. I'm not a huge Archer fan, but the layout looked great.
None at the moment due to various circumstances both in and out of my control, but I don't think the OP was after more anti-Stern ranting, etc.
So if I were to:
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Ren & Stimpy
Beavis & Butthead
Rick & Morty
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Mike Tyson Mysteries
Quoted from konghusker:
If I wouldn't even buy SW(top all time theme) sight unseen, then there isn't anything I would buy sight unseen.
^^^This was kind of the point of my thread.
If I passed on SW LE, there is basically no theme that would have me ordering the machine before I had the chance to play it first.
Another point I was trying to convey is there really is no reason to have to go in blind anymore. Why go in blind if they do not sell out right away? It is about supply and demand and there has to be a significant feature difference and truly limited numbers to make it limited. Now with the risk associated with purchasing a NIB, it will lead more people to sit on the side-lines and wait instead of diving in the pool head first.
Quoted from o-din:
Karate Kid would be badass, but certainly not LE worthy for me
LE worthy for me- BTTF LE with custom art, Seinfeld LE-Kramer Edition, Grateful Dead LE with custom art, King Pin LE remake, and maybe a Mission Impossible LE to name a few.
I also like Bemmett's idea of a Funhouse 2
Assuming I had the money... a would buy a Homestarrunner.com themed pin in a heartbeat. The callouts would be fantastic, a Strong Bad Pinmation style toy would be a given, and the potential for a deep, creative ruleset would be super high!
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