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*The Next Stern Pin*


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#6351 58 days ago

Stranger Things is officially a 2020 release for Stern, and they have plans for 3-2020 cornerstone machines.

#6352 58 days ago
Quoted from Coolpinballdino:

I would love a Top Gun pin highway to the danger zone.

I always wondered if f14 tomcat was suppossed to be top gun but they couldnt get the license

#6353 58 days ago
Quoted from mrclean:

Instant buys for me in 2020 is
BTTF
Jaws
Goonies
All of which in 2020 will celebrate big anniversaries.Goonies & BTTF 35th, Jaws 45th. Also despite that Gary claims no to BTTF I think it’s gonna happen by someone maybe not Stern but it’s coming. They re-did virtually all Data East games with the exception of TMNT & BTTF. Robocop & Tales from the Crypt I don’t see it happening. Guns N Rose’s celebrates a 35th anniversary in 2020 but that’s going to JJP.
Honorable band mentions:
Greatful Dead
Pink Floyd
55 year anniversaries.
While not celebrating an anniversary I believe Led Zeppelin is coming soon.
2021 is the year of Disney World theme park. Celebrating their 50th anniversary. I would imagine a new Tron or Tron VE.
Likely one of these Marvel pins will come out :
Dr Strange
Thor
Perhaps one more stab at Indiana Jones and not screw it up this time.

Just watched episode 7 season three stranger things and saw the BTTF cameo, been praying for a remake for years, but maybe now this will reignite the continued relevance of the movie for a 35th anniversary release in 2020. Will purchase LE, CE, DE (Delorean edition) sight unseen!!!

#6354 58 days ago
Quoted from Pincrazy:

Just watched episode 7 season three stranger things and saw the BTTF cameo, been praying for a remake for years, but maybe now this will reignite the continued relevance of the movie for a 35th anniversary release in 2020. Will purchase LE, CE, DE (Delorean edition) sight unseen!!!

Haha. A silver foil cabinet finish with raised logo in it like they did for Batman 66SLE would be great for a DE.

#6355 58 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Stranger Things is officially a 2020 release for Stern, and they have plans for 3-2020 cornerstone machines.

People (admittedly not many) already have Stranger Things in thier homes making it a 2019 release.

#6356 58 days ago
Quoted from Graysonsdad:

People (admittedly not many) already have Stranger Things in thier homes making it a 2019 release.

I'm just repeating what distributors are being told....by Stern.

#6357 57 days ago

Stranger Things is a 2019 release. Stern told us how many games they would be releasing in 2019. If you count this game - they didn't lie.

#6358 57 days ago

Well the licence cost excuses for Fast and Furious don’t seem to be holding ground now.

Vin Diesel went on record earlier this year after his fall out with The Rock saying he wants to expand the brand and it looks like he’s sticking true to his word, a computer game in the works, 2 new movies in the works in addition to fast 9 being released next year and Netflix just released a computer animated kids show.

The computer game and animated show don’t exactly scream big budget/big cost and Vin is abit of a geek so would likely be more than open to the idea of a fast and furious pin, someone make the damn thing! Multi billion dollar franchise that would kill it on location.

#6359 57 days ago

It's to note that the 3rd BILL & TED movie, entitled BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC, is tentatively scheduled for release on August 21, 2020.

Not saying that would be the next pin for Stern but could definitely be aligned, we'll see.

#6360 57 days ago

JAWS PLEASE.

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#6361 56 days ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

I always wondered if f14 tomcat was suppossed to be top gun but they couldnt get the license

Gold Wings.

#6362 56 days ago

Yup, Gottlieb targeted mainstream themes but skirted actually paying for the rights.

Gold Wings= Top Gun
Raven= Rambo
Hollywood Heat= Miami Vice
Etc...

#6363 55 days ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Eh..yea...those remake movies weren't good, is it even relevant now? I feel like they missed the timing of it by quite a bit...
Based on the rumors of upcoming games, sounds like I can concentrate on finding some older games for awhile.

There was a cartoon movie released this year and there’s another live action reboot currently in the works. There’s also a fourth animated series still running.

They’ve essentially been active ever since the mid-80s for the most part.

#6364 55 days ago

Bring on TMNT I’m excited to see what they do. The old data east game sucks and still kills it on route

#6365 55 days ago

Big chungus ftw

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#6366 54 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

It's time[quoted image]

How incredible would that be

#6367 54 days ago

Any chance of a lotr remake with the larger lcd and movie clips etc?

#6368 54 days ago
Quoted from rwmech5:

Any chance of a lotr remake with the larger lcd and movie clips etc?

Gomez said many times.... no.

#6369 54 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Gomez said many times.... no.

Gomez has also said Stern would make whatever the market demands (paraphrasing). If there's enough demand for a pin, they'll do it.

There's been a lot of things that have been denied by Stern until they happened. AC/DC was NEVER happening again when the license ran out literally until the day they announced it was relicensed and - BEHOLD:the Luci vault. Like someone also recently pointed out, Stern denied KISS would ever be re-done as a new pin - until it was. It's not in Stern's business interest to recreate the Osborne Effect, so they only talk about what they can sell you NOW.

But that doesn't mean Gomez, Gary, their investment group and pretty much anyone with a brain are oblivious to the fact that a Spike LotR vault would print money (also selling a TON of LEs since it's a known quantity), and given the fairly limited dots, would not be that hard to bring forward with color HD graphics. Spike LotR would sell more than all the cornerstones in 2019 combined, and the hard part - the game design and ruleset is already DONE and well-received. It's happening, the only question is when Stern will start vacuuming up the cash by announcing it.

#6370 54 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Gomez said many times.... no.

Did he?

I think he said they „can‘t“ rerelease it...

...as is in todays market, without technical overhaul. (Get rid of Whitestar, clearer callout sounds, LCD video assets maybe.)

So it is not a „simple“ vault if they have to reprogramm and rewire the whole thing, minimum.

#6371 54 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Yup, Gottlieb targeted mainstream themes but skirted actually paying for the rights.
Gold Wings= Top Gun
Raven= Rambo
Hollywood Heat= Miami Vice
Etc...

Don't forget Deadly Weapon. Only needed to change one word for that pinball and it was off to the races.

But, Bally skirted the rights a few time with Attack From Mars, and Medieval Madness. If done right you can make a pinball around a popular theme or concept and make it actually better as its your own IP and you're only hamstrung by your own ideas and the assets that you make.

Don't hate me. But, while I think there is a lot of cool stuff going on in stranger things. I know I will never buy one. At least not anytime within the next 6-10 years. I rather own MM and AFM and possibly a Shadow before I buy a Stranger Things. But, I think the mag bull lock is cool. I like the bash toy, and the projector idea looks to be promising. And I like some of the animations for the game. Mainly the extra ball animation. Yes, I know its just a callback to AFM, but its still awesome.

I work as a computer tech for school districts however. And we have a projector in every classroom, and in offices, auditoriums, and media centers. Bulb life is around 4k-8k hours. But, these bulbs are expensive!!!!
Its also possible to have more than a few dudes. Again we have about 1k projectors. So we get more than a few lemons. Also. With the shaking of the game, the focus and mounting could very well become an issue.
Then lastly heat consumption. These bulbs get very hot. So... Where is it housed. Will it cos plastics to warp if any are near it. What about overheating any boards that are near it.
What about the fan noise for the projector unit.
How easy/hard will the bulb be to replace. If this is a custom projector. How long will stern carry replacement parts for it.

I'm not dumping on there idea. Brian Eddy has forgotten more about pinball design, then I'll EVER know. I'm just saying... Those are things that worry me a little bit. And sure the 1,500 dollar projector that my district uses are not the same that stern will be using...
Sorry about my weird tangents... Its late and I probably should go to bed.

#6372 54 days ago

Wondering if it will be a Music Pin to hurt Jersey Jack release of GNR.
Maybe Led Zeppelin or Slayer.

#6373 54 days ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Big chungus ftw[quoted image]

omg Bugs Bunny gained weight

#6374 54 days ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Big chungus ftw[quoted image]

Instant buy for me

#6375 54 days ago
Quoted from KenPin:

omg Bugs Bunny gained weight

Too many birthday bashes!

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#6376 53 days ago

80s transformers please!
Or Masters of the universe!

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#6377 53 days ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

Wondering if it will be a Music Pin to hurt Jersey Jack release of GNR.
Maybe Led Zeppelin or Slayer.

No way Stern releases a Slayer pin...that would be better fit for Spooky.

#6378 53 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

80s transformers please!
Or Masters of the universe![quoted image]

I would have a hard time passing that up!

#6379 53 days ago
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#6380 53 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

80s transformers please!
Or Masters of the universe![quoted image]

Transformers G1 is an instant LE buy for me. Even with its crappy code.

#6381 53 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Transformers G1 is an instant LE buy for me. Even with its crappy code.

I'm sure this would be for a lot of people. It is where the heart and soul of transformers is as showcased by the Bumblebee movie late last year. It was a great movie that many loved.

#6382 53 days ago

Been waiting for the next real rock machine. Maiden was killer. The Beatles was a disappointment. Was hoping the 2020 rock machine was gonna be epic. Ozzy Osborn, maybe mega death. Or a kill em all limited vault. Looks like it’s none of those. Disappointing 2020 unless you like Rush.

#6383 52 days ago
Quoted from jorro:

80s transformers please!
Or Masters of the universe![quoted image]

#6384 52 days ago

Give me John Wick, The Fast and The Furious and BTTF and I would be happy. G1 Transformers with show audio and video would be hard to pass up too.

#6385 52 days ago

Anyone seen TNMT leaked photos or have access?

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#6386 52 days ago

I bet Jumanji is on Sterns radar based on the success of the movies.

#6387 52 days ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Anyone seen TNMT leaked photos or have access?

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#6388 52 days ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

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Doh...another fappening??

#6389 52 days ago
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#6390 52 days ago
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#6391 51 days ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Transformers G1 is an instant LE buy for me. Even with its crappy code.

Transformers G1, He Man, and G.I. Joe based off the series or Cartoon Movie would be instant buys for me

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#6392 51 days ago

Why do I get the feeling TMNT, a theme I have literally zero interest in, will have brilliant Yeti art and classic Borg layout and just be all-round brilliant, and I’ll end up buying it despite hating the theme???

#6393 51 days ago
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#6394 51 days ago
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#6395 51 days ago

It really tells you something aboot theme love if people would be lining up to buy a re skinned transformers ; wow.

#6396 51 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Why do I get the feeling TMNT, a theme I have literally zero interest in, will have brilliant Yeti art and classic Borg layout and just be all-round brilliant, and I’ll end up buying it despite hating the theme???

TMNT will be amazing!

#6397 51 days ago
Quoted from Diamond:

Been waiting for the next real rock machine. Maiden was killer. The Beatles was a disappointment. Was hoping the 2020 rock machine was gonna be epic. Ozzy Osborn, maybe mega death. Or a kill em all limited vault. Looks like it’s none of those. Disappointing 2020 unless you like Rush.

RUSH!? Tell me more!!!

#6399 51 days ago

Black Sabbath
Blade Runner

#6400 51 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Don't forget Deadly Weapon. Only needed to change one word for that pinball and it was off to the races.
But, Bally skirted the rights a few time with Attack From Mars, and Medieval Madness. If done right you can make a pinball around a popular theme or concept and make it actually better as its your own IP and you're only hamstrung by your own ideas and the assets that you make.
Don't hate me. But, while I think there is a lot of cool stuff going on in stranger things. I know I will never buy one. At least not anytime within the next 6-10 years. I rather own MM and AFM and possibly a Shadow before I buy a Stranger Things. But, I think the mag bull lock is cool. I like the bash toy, and the projector idea looks to be promising. And I like some of the animations for the game. Mainly the extra ball animation. Yes, I know its just a callback to AFM, but its still awesome.
I work as a computer tech for school districts however. And we have a projector in every classroom, and in offices, auditoriums, and media centers. Bulb life is around 4k-8k hours. But, these bulbs are expensive!!!!
Its also possible to have more than a few dudes. Again we have about 1k projectors. So we get more than a few lemons. Also. With the shaking of the game, the focus and mounting could very well become an issue.
Then lastly heat consumption. These bulbs get very hot. So... Where is it housed. Will it cos plastics to warp if any are near it. What about overheating any boards that are near it.
What about the fan noise for the projector unit.
How easy/hard will the bulb be to replace. If this is a custom projector. How long will stern carry replacement parts for it.
I'm not dumping on there idea. Brian Eddy has forgotten more about pinball design, then I'll EVER know. I'm just saying... Those are things that worry me a little bit. And sure the 1,500 dollar projector that my district uses are not the same that stern will be using...
Sorry about my weird tangents... Its late and I probably should go to bed.

Was Medieval Madness a knock-off of Monty Python Holy Grail? If not, what was it a knock-off of?

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