Quoted from PinMonk:
WWII, bad guys are Nazis and everything else pretty much takes care of itself. There's a pretty tiny contingent of people that would be offended by a game that lets you defeat and humiliate Nazis.
Right, forgot how many Nazi’s were at Iwo Jima and Midway It is an interesting frame to the discussion though.
Kiss can’t sell merch with their true logo in Germany, and I don’t believe much Nazi imagery is acceptable either. So what does the pin art package look like? If you’re from Eastern Europe perhaps you don’t think WWII started or ended well for your country. The Pacific theater had little connection to Nazis and has it’s own regional memories/history. Atomic multi-ball anyone? Probably not…
Pinball companies say they want global customers and seem to actively try to sell half of their LE’s outside of North America and probably half of their total production if possible. I’m not from Europe/Asia/Australia so their opinions are much more meaningful than mine on WWII global appeal.
However, I stand by my comment. A WWII pin, even Nazi themed, seems very US-centric and wouldn’t be able to leverage much of the humor or propaganda from the era. I’m also empathetic enough to recognize other parts of the world might have very different reactions to WWII, even a Nazi hunt.
So on topic for me…I’d like a Bond pin from any era, Escape From New York for my wife, and anything Elwin designs please.