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#35301 15 days ago
Quoted from gandamack:

Maybe the new Stern will be a Bond SSLE.

Perfect!

#35302 15 days ago

Would love Stern to do a lighter/fun theme, but seems like it's not in the cards.

#35303 15 days ago

would love to see Stern try something original not based on a licensed IP.

#35304 15 days ago

"Weed Smoking Hippies!"

#35305 15 days ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Would love Stern to do a lighter/fun theme, but seems like it's not in the cards.

What would you consider to be a lighter theme?

#35306 15 days ago
Quoted from westofrome:

Would love Stern to do a lighter/fun theme, but seems like it's not in the cards.

I agree - unfortunately we don't see many new hit comedies or funny cartoon series anymore.

Sad world we live in where everyone is offended by everything.

#35307 15 days ago

Spaceballs!

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#35308 15 days ago

Time for a new South Park pin

#35309 15 days ago
Quoted from Rizmo:

What would you consider to be a lighter theme?

Updated South Park
Spaceballs
SNL
Muppets
Peanuts
Seinfeld
Jellystone/Hanna-Barbera
The Office
Always Sunny
The Hangover
Office Space
etc.

#35310 15 days ago
Quoted from kool1:

I agree - unfortunately we don't see many new hit comedies or funny cartoon series anymore.
Sad world we live in where everyone is offended by everything.

If they can make Big Juicy Melons, they can make a lot of other themes.

#35311 15 days ago

Said it before and I'll say it again, Harley Quinn (the show) would be great.

It's a different theme but also it's fundamentally Batman, so people are into the theme and will recognize it even if they don't watch the show. And it would be a more adult humor pin.

(and also yes, please make a new South Park. There is so much good material to mine from that show)

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#35312 15 days ago
Quoted from Rizmo:

What would you consider to be a lighter theme?

Zippo is probably the best-known.

But Stern would get burned if they tried that.

#35313 15 days ago
Quoted from JWP72:

Time for a new South Park pin

Simpsons, too. It's been like 20 years since the last one, and there's been a TON of new content from the show in that time.

#35314 15 days ago

I may be in the minority on this one, but:

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Keith David, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis on callouts....yes, please!

#35315 15 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

I may be in the minority on this one, but:
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Keith David, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis on callouts....yes, please!

My son was addicted to this show when he was young. I have no idea how it would hold up now, but he loved it then.

#35316 15 days ago

Am I the only one who hears Christopher Walken say "Foo Fighters" every time I read it?

I could see them being honored with a pinball machine. Grohl is president of Roswell who owns the song rights so licensing may not be as painful as others.

Courtesy of Reddit, "The Grohlden Girls" ...

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#35317 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Zippo is probably the best-known.
But Stern would get burned if they tried that.

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#35318 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Simpsons, too. It's been like 20 years since the last one, and there's been a TON of new content from the show in that time.

Yeah but they already mined the best years for content for TSPP. I'd be happy to see another Simpsons pin, but I don't see how you do better than what TSPP gives you in terms of sheer fan service.

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#35319 15 days ago
Quoted from Grantman:

If they can make Big Juicy Melons, they can make a lot of other themes.

Sadly that was another time.

You can't do anything in 2023. It's really F'd up.

#35320 15 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Yeah but they already mined the best years for content for TSPP. I'd be happy to see another Simpsons pin, but I don't see how you do better than what TSPP gives you in terms of sheer fan service.

I'm not a rabid Simpsons fan (which I did not admit when I chatted up Matt Groening when I met him), but I still enjoy it when I happen across an episode. There's enough content now that they could EASILY do just a Treehouse of Horror themed Simpsons pin since there are 33 of them as of last year. That's pretty severe fan service, and I think it would be amazingly entertaining. According to IndieWire (https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/best-simpsons-treehouse-of-horror-halloween-episodes/treehouse-xv/), 3 of the top 10 are after the Stern Simpsons pin, so I wouldn't say there's no good content for a new Simpson's pin.

#35321 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

I'm not a rabid Simpsons fan, but I still enjoy it when I happen across an episode. There's enough content now that they could EASILY do just a Treehouse of Horror themed Simpsons pin since there are 33 of them now. That's pretty severe fan service, and I think it would be amazingly entertaining. According to IndieWire (https://www.indiewire.com/gallery/best-simpsons-treehouse-of-horror-halloween-episodes/treehouse-xv/), 3 of the top 10 are after Stern Simpsons were made, so I wouldn't say there's no good content for a new Simpson's pin.

Honestly I started rewatching the show this current season. It's surprisingly decent? But maybe my expectations were that low to begin with...

#35322 15 days ago
Quoted from JWP72:

Time for a new South Park pin

Indeed I can’t stand that no new SP has still been created.

#35323 15 days ago

A Treehouse of Horror pin would be pretty cool, that would be much more appealing to me than another rock band or superhero theme. It's also long running enough that people of various generations would recognize it.

Personally I think a MST3K pinball would be awesome too. Leverage Insider Connected to download new movie modes periodically and let the user configure their favorite ones for the game modes, or maybe just randomize them.

#35324 15 days ago

I’ll take that or Streetsharks haha!

Quoted from Damonator:

I may be in the minority on this one, but:
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Keith David, Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis on callouts....yes, please!

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#35325 15 days ago
Quoted from Royflipper:

Indeed I can’t stand that no new SP has still been created.

South Park Coon and Friends would be so good.

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#35326 15 days ago

Severance would work because of its simplicity. Lots of humor, office theme, dark like Black Mirror. Rules could be easy to understand. Puzzles, office rewards, etc. Show is new so license might be affordable.

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#35327 15 days ago

The Price is Right
Holey Moley
Anything but superheroes and old rock bands

#35328 15 days ago
Quoted from westofrome:

The Price is Right
Holey Moley
Anything but superheroes and old rock bands

Price is right is a new one I haven’t heard. My vote is for that, Muppets, or Wayne’s World.

#35329 15 days ago
Quoted from JimB:

Severance would work because of its simplicity. Lots of humor, office theme, dark like Black Mirror. Rules could be easy to understand. Puzzles, office rewards, etc. Show is new so license might be affordable.
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I don't think Apple+ has any tv shows with a large enough audience to warrant Stern to produce a pinball machine on. No disrespect to the show itself. Never seen or heard of it, but Adam Scott is always great.

The main benefit of using a theme is that you can already guarantee about 1000 sales of a machine based on die-hard fans to begin with.

I just think they'd probably just be better off just doing an original theme so that they don't have to pay any licensing fees.

Unless they do a Ultraman/Halloween or Shrek/Family Guy type thing.

#35330 15 days ago

Ted Lasso makes way more sense if they did Apple TV.

It’s comedy, it’s newish, it’s pretty popular, and Jason Sudekis is a pinhead who would enthusiastically do callouts for the game

I don’t think they’d sell many, but that’s the Apple TV property that makes sense as a pin.

I enjoyed Severance a lot, but don’t really see it as a game/pinball-adventure. Like what are you doing?

#35331 15 days ago
Quoted from Grantman:

If they can make Big Juicy Melons, they can make a lot of other themes.

You will NEVER see a theme like this in the future. Too much of a liabilty for any pin company in this brave new word. I am not turning this into a political rant.... it is just a fact.

#35332 15 days ago

Add me to wanting a Treehouse of Horror. I think it would a natural fit for pinball.

#35333 15 days ago
Quoted from explosiveegg:

I don't think Apple+ has any tv shows with a large enough audience to warrant Stern to produce a pinball machine on. No disrespect to the show itself.

Ted Lasso made the top 10 streaming chart for its second season with 507 million minutes for the week it was measured well after launch, and has only grown since then. It was only a couple notches down from behemoth Seinfeld on the weekly streaming minutes. That, plus the fact that it's football/soccer themed means it has the potential to appeal worldwide. We haven't had a soccer pinball since 1996's mediocre Flipper Football (two years before that WCS'94). The world outside of the US is bananas for soccer, and I think the US popularity of Ted Lasso coupled with the world's obsession with Football/Soccer could make a pretty successful pin.

#35334 15 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

I enjoyed Severance a lot, but don’t really see it as a game/pinball-adventure. Like what are you doing?

It can't be explained. You just move the ball around and it will eventually make sense. There's no score, either. Just lights and sounds with the occasional callout.

#35335 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

the US popularity of Ted Lasso coupled with the world's obsession with Football/Soccer could make a pretty successful pin.

You don’t have to convince me

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#35336 15 days ago

My wish list:

Bands ~ Foo Fighters/Nirvana. Snoop/Dre/EMINEM. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Eric Church.

Movies ~ elf, Christmas vacation, step brothers, John wick, BTTF

Sports ~ The Masters, NFL Madden, UFC

#35337 15 days ago
Quoted from javagrind888:

I'm seeing a lot of people poo pooing Foo Fighters. I'm betting there are VERY few 90's kids that wouldn't want this band.

Presidents of the United States of America would be a much more fun 90’s theme than foo fighters. That whole self titled album has enough content for a pin with some fairly deep rules

#35338 15 days ago
Quoted from Ballderdash:

You don’t have to convince me [quoted image]

Should have dressed the older kid up as Roy Kent and given him a script everyone he met that Halloween would REMEMBER.

#35339 15 days ago

I love the idea of using Insider Connected for special challenges or "raid boss " type of events. I'm not s huge fan of Pokemon but could see IP like that matching up well to rotating IC content.

#35340 15 days ago
Quoted from gandamack:

You will NEVER see a theme like this in the future. Too much of a liabilty for any pin company in this brave new word.

EHOH is full of similar wit and double entendres and is selling quite well.

#35341 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Should have dressed the older kid up as Roy Kent and given him a script everyone he met that Halloween would REMEMBER.

Gave serious thought to Tartt and Kent Jersey’s for the boys. Admittedly, they were here, there, and every f’n where around the neighborhood that night.

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#35342 15 days ago
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#35343 15 days ago

Genuinely curious. Would anyone be interested in a John Wick pin?

#35344 15 days ago
Quoted from Maverick222:

Genuinely curious. Would anyone be interested in a John Wick pin?

You would have to shoot every shot twice

#35345 15 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

We haven't had a soccer pinball since 1996's mediocre Flipper Football (two years before that WCS'94).

2000 Stern Striker Xtreme

#35346 15 days ago

Even worse than Flipper Football, I guess I blocked it out. Even jumping off from that point, it's been 20+ years with no soccer/football game.

Ted Lasso would fit that bill great.

#35347 14 days ago

Westworld!!! (the series, not the movie)

#35348 14 days ago

How about an FFFB

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#35349 14 days ago
Quoted from Mancave:

Westworld!!! (the series, not the movie)

doesn't look like anything to me

#35350 14 days ago
Quoted from PBhead:

How about an FFFB

I had to do a double take.. reminds me of the old Mad art style like Sergio Aragones. I might as well throw Groo into the mix, one I grew up with!

Would make a great homebrew but I don't think it is for the masses.

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