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*The Next Stern Pin*

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#2621 1 year ago
Quoted from Sinestro:

Everybody knows Jaws.

My 5 yr old heard me doing the jaws song and (with no knowledge of Jaws whatsoever) goes "that's the shark song". I dont know how many tv shows must have made jaws references but its definitely pop culture now.

Now go make Bill and Ted

#2627 1 year ago

GOT is still in stock at many distributors. I'd say vaulting it makes no sense but they vaulted star trek and I can still get old stock of that title as well.
TRON and LOTR make sense as they are both high price/high demand games but re licensing is a potetial road block

#2628 1 year ago

I'd like to see Stern (and CGC) put out some remakes of early games (like Beatles minus the Beatles) Sell a bunch of modern SS games at Half the price of a new pin. I'll take 2

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#2649 11 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

If you don't put an LCD with video in a VE now then its DOA.
Don't waste your time Stern selling a few hundred of overpriced SM types.
SM is a great example. Horrible VE. Give me original, and now the LE is selling for less than the VE

I prefer the look and animations on the vault but it's just not a very fun game. The vault should have at least come with color dots.
Try again with 60s Spiderman please

#2650 11 months ago

If they really do vault Simpsons it HAS to have LCD with stock footage and original animations.

#2651 11 months ago

If they are going to vault dot games they should at least colorize the dots.

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#2670 11 months ago
Quoted from Aussiepinwiz:

Will it have a better title than that?
What I mean is, will 3000 be in the name?
If so, what's the significance of 3000?

Black knights revenge
Black knight returns
Reign of the Black knight
Black knight (tis but a flash wound edition)
Tournament of the Black knight
Challenge of the black knight
Anything sounds better than black knight 3000. It sound like it's a cheesy knight in space/future theme.

#2671 11 months ago

I'm still hoping that's not next anyway.

#2672 11 months ago

I'd like to see a good space original theme or a movie I'm a big fan of. As long as they are done by the right people.

#2682 11 months ago

I was playing junk yard recently. Could the time machine knight video mode dated 1999 have been a blacknight 3 idea?

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#2730 11 months ago

Any ideas what this could be? I googled purple martin. It's a bird.

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#2758 11 months ago

Purple martin possibilities
Batman 66 - purple bird
Jaws - sheriff's name is Martin
007 - Aston Martin
Angry bird (oh god) - the trailer for angry birds
2 is about a purple bird
Superman - it's a bird, it's a plane

Other possibilities include
-it's nothing at all
-stern employees are trolling us

#2759 11 months ago

If I'm being REALLY optimistic...
Marty Mcfly

#2782 11 months ago

I watched all the Jaws movies on Netflix this weekend (and another shark flick called the shallows)
There are so many elements that could lend themselves to pinball and I love Brian Eddy games so fingers crossed.

Game over = you're gonna need a bigger boat

#2792 11 months ago

It doesnt have to follow the Munsters and batman 66 by having mostly stock footage. Maybe they pepper in original animations harking back to dmd days. They did a good job on iron maiden and deadpool so far

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#2983 9 months ago

I'm still hoping to see
-Back to the Future
-Bill and Ted
-Batman animated series (not Batman '66 reskin)
-original space theme

I don't expect to see Batman anytime soon

#2986 9 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Queen -> Pinball Bros
Original Space Theme -> Deeproot
Bill & Ted -> I'd love that one too, with an Elevator that lifts from the bottom and shoot/ lock balls in. Let Brian Eddy do this!
Back to the Future -> Plz not from Stern...

I hope Stern makes them all because Stern Pros are my normal price cap and I dont trust several of the other smaller companies. I'd never even heard of Pinball brothers until now.
I especially want Queen to be Stern so it can sit with my other music pins and not trigger my ocd

#2987 9 months ago

Also, I think Gomez was working in a space pin for Stern but I'm not the biggest Gomez fan so I'd have warm up to the idea

#2991 9 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Pinball Bros are the guys that financed (tried to at least) Heighway Pinball, wich has/ had the Queen license.
I've never bought something bigger as an Stern Pro as well but with a license like BTTF I want ist to be the full package and not something sparse like Star War...

I feel like Stern has really stepped up their game lately so I'd give them the benefit of the doubt with BTTF. Star Wars was a misstep for sure (I believe the Star Wars franchise is is difficult to work with. It has very strict guidelines limiting creativity)

From my wishlist, Queen makes the most sense right now with the popularity of the Bohemian Rhapsody movie.
Bill and Ted 3 is in production so that's a possibility but I dont want the pin to include the new one.
Also, not to be morbid but Christopher Lloyd isnt getting any younger if we want those Doc call outs.

#2994 9 months ago

I was just thinking how I would rather have a Jurassic Park or just plain old Dinosaurs theme over Jurassic world (I think I would get sick of those movie tie ins very quickly)
Anyway, as soon as I thought this my brain went here.......
How high were the guys who pitched this show?

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#3008 9 months ago

Also see, slower gameplay, delays, unreliable mechs, delays, exorbitant pricing, delays, partial licencing, delays, poor business decisions and delays.
Stern cans might not be made as sturdy but they pump out 4 titles per year, not 1 every 4yrs.
Also, my buddy's Pirates broke down the first week and arrived with a broken lockdown button. I'm so sick of the JJP whoring. This is a Stern page. If you hate Stern so much, piss off.

#3009 9 months ago

But yeah, $11,500 for a toned down WOZ in school bus colors seems like a way better idea than a $6,000 Black Knight.

#3014 9 months ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

Yikes, why take it so personally? Stern has been around a long time and mass produces, results are as expected. JJP is a small business that has been around less than 10 years, results are as expected. Of course a small newcomer trying to segway into a high-cost, low-demand (speaking to pinball compared to society as a whole) market simply because they love the art, is going to have the exact type of struggles you describe.
Holding signs of mass manufacturing against Stern is stupid, and holding signs of a newcomer struggling to find its place is stupid. There's room in this world to not have to treat Stern and JJP as mutually exclusive brands that must be chosen between. Ugh.
"Whoring" and "money grab" talk in regards to business always irks me. People talk about businesses as-if succeeding financially isn't their #1 goal... They aren't in business to personally provide you with the absolute minimum cost for the maximal quality, they are in business to sustain themselves personally and professionally. What if what JJP isn't saying is that they are less than a year from going under if they don't raise some money via interest in a re-branded WoZ machine? What if it was between them having to do that in the hopes to stay alive and bring something like Wonka or whatever greatness they are likely to bring in the future, or simply folding? Would that change your judgement?
Black, White! Us, Them! Republican, Democrat! Nintendo, Sega! -- Stern, JJP! -- it's tiring.

You have completely missed the point. Jjp also makes some entertaining innovations but this page is called the next Stern pin and half the thread ends up being "why jjp is so much better than stern". That's the whoring. Jjp threads I've been on dont get bombarded by Stern fan boys. Stop being Captain buzzkill and let people be excited for upcoming Syern titles without feeling like you have to jump in to tell us everything Stern is doing wrong and why your money wasnt wasted on your jjp games. You enjoy them. That's great. Tell the world. Just not here.

#3015 9 months ago

Also, Maiden...game of the year

#3016 9 months ago
Quoted from ktownhero:

Black, White! Us, Them! Republican, Democrat! Nintendo, Sega! -- Stern, JJP! -- it's tiring.

Black or white? Come on, man. Really?
Um, us, always us lol
I'm Canadian, I have more options.
I have Nes, Sega, Atari and Vectrex but really I'd say I'm a Gameboy fan more than anything, so Nintendo i guess
Stern (currently the most fun for my money)
Tired? Try a Stern

#3044 9 months ago

I'm very disappointed in Black Knight gameplay. Doesnt look like my kind of game.
So......what's next? Lol
Brian Eddy's game? (Jurassic World?)
A Vault?
The next speculation begins.
Still praying for
-Queen (with a unique theme/not just pics of the band etc.)
-Back to the Future
-Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure(s)
-Tron LCD based on original movie (never happening)
-Batman the Animated Series

#3047 9 months ago

I take back wanting then to do Batman TAS.
If they do that itll cost me double because I'll have to get Batman '66 as well. I'd already have bought one on theme alone if they had made pro models

#3049 9 months ago
Quoted from noob-a-tron:

Halloween, Friday 13th, Texas chainsaw massacre, Evil Dead, Resident Evil, Child's Play, Pet Sematary, Jeepers Creepers, IT, Clockwork orange, The shining, Exorcist, Slayer, Megadeth, Sabbath, Hendrix, any of these please i think we are shallow in horror so a new horror pin for me.
Oh and a UFC pin

I used to assume it was because you cant put them (horror themed pins) in as many places (kid friendly) but Walking Dead did well so I'm not sure why they dont do it. I dont personally like horror flicks but I understand that the market is there. There are way more horror fans out there than there are Munsters fans for example. I still like metal and superheroes so I'm good

#3051 9 months ago

Check out the black knight thread. I'm not alone in this sentiment. The pro seems like the better pin but it was an extremely anti climactic reveal. I'm just bummed. I was ready to love it bit I have to play it now first to see. Not feeling though. It just doesnt seem like the kind of game I enjoy.

#3074 9 months ago

Apparently no designers want to work on Jaws because it is a partial license. Name and shark only. No actors, scenes or THEME SONG.

#3076 9 months ago

Ok. A 20yr old non Stern game has it. What's your point?

#3078 9 months ago

How does Baywatch having the Jaws theme prove any rumours I've heard (YOU said inside info) are inaccurate?
You just always have to chime in though, attention whore

#3079 9 months ago

Your negativity and self righteous tone only serves to add fuel to the pinside fire. You clog up so many threads with your bs. Blocked. Good day sir

#3080 9 months ago

Also, quotations are for quotes dummy

#3082 9 months ago

The moderators where on me within 2 minutes for that? Lol, what a joke.

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#3121 9 months ago

OP could add a poll. Which game would you like to see vaulted next?

For me
Lotr =maybe
Tron =yes
Got = no

Edit: maybe throw Simpsons in there as well. I've had a few people mention that one to me.
Not one id be after.

#3131 9 months ago
Quoted from acedanger:

Possibly an "Avengers" Infinity War Vault...?

A (new)infinity war game would have killed it right now but avengers was garbage so it should never be vaulted..ever

#3138 9 months ago

There isnt enough solid rumour gossip around this time. A couple months before Munsters was released we were all pretty sure Munsters was next. A couple months before Black Knight we we all pretty sure Black Knight was next. This time nobody seems to be pretty sure about anything. Just passing rumours. Elvira seem solid but nobody is talking like it is next so what will be I wonder? Also, what the next vault be is pretty uncertain. Plenty of Lotr and Tron speculation but again the rumour dont seem to be the solid kind yet.
Still hoping the next music pin will be Queen or Sabbath but I'm not holding my breath.

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#3176 8 months ago

Stern has been good to me. I'm in line for a new playfield (mine has ghosted inserts) and they sent me a signed monsters translite for my problems.
I feel like you must be talking to the wrong people. I've followed your troubles. That playfield is unacceptable and I think Stern would admit that if you got ahold of the right person. I (believe) I've been dealing with David Carver most recently. He has been helpful. The employee who originally started my case has since left the company.

#3181 8 months ago

and the the Stern game is.....
Catwoman edition Batman and Colorized Munsters premium.
Womp womp

#3183 8 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Thanks for shitting on me bruh. Real classy.

Meet Sinestro. You will find the ignore button.

#3198 8 months ago
Quoted from SMI3:

Next Stern
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It's a marvel/DC cross over lol
Superman vs Sandman and Doc Ock

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#3248 8 months ago

Great. I guess I can expect to see a few dozen posts in this thread this weekend. None of which will have anything to do with Sterns next pin.
I think another return to Scifi Brian Eddy would be great. Still hoping for some f my dream titles or a nice Tron vault given the Spiderman treatment.

#3269 8 months ago

Jurassic World 3 isnt set to release until summer 2021 but Universal Studios is opening a Jurassic World ride this summer and is rumour to have a short film coming out this summer as well.

#3271 8 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

Base the pin on the first JW that was pretty entertaining, the second one Fallen Kingdom started off well enough but by the 2nd and 3rd act was utter garbage if they go even more out there with the 3rd it’s likely going to be Jurassic World: In Space.

I'd watch aliens vs dinosaurs lol

#3274 8 months ago

I'm still hoping they do tron

#3285 7 months ago
Quoted from Maken:

Just wanted to share the fact that Tommy is a liar and a piece of shit. He lied about me in this very thread! Slanderous. He is now a known liar and piece of garbage in the community... everyone who upvoted him and downvoted me should take a long look in the mirror. He lied to you about our interaction and transaction, made it seem like he was a hero, and you all believed him.
Bottom line is that I stood up for myself as a customer when he tried to jack up an already agreed upon price. He then ignored my e-mails for support because he didn't like me and only showed himself to slam me in this thread and have his Nitro brigade bros upvote his lies and BS. Not cool. But, that'll be my last post on the subject. Tommy=human garbage.
Enjoy your next Stern, fellas, pick a good distro, you may need it!

Jerry Power from Player One is a great guy to deal with and a generally nice person. Not sure why youd choose a distributor on the other side of the country. (Nothing against Tommy, idk the guy)

#3298 7 months ago

Wouldnt be the first Eddy game based on a flop

#3300 7 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

You can hardly call a 65 year running franchise a flop.

If a Godzilla game come out this summer that isnt tied into the modern franchise that would be odd. Having said that, the modern franchise IS a flop. The comment was more of a praise to Brian Eddys talents than a slam to Godzilla. Shadow is unwatchable but the game is amazing

#3311 7 months ago
Quoted from HarrieD:

Only retheme I want to see is a nice reboot of BTTF. That DE thing is a turd unfortunately and with modern techniques you can.... well, let me put it this way:
"wireramps, wireramps? Where were going we don't need'.......... wireramps!"

"If my calculations are right, when this baby hits 88mph, you're gonna see some serious shit" -Doc Brown
I need a proper bttf pin in my life. As long as it's not just a Flux Capacitor bash toy up the middle. (I'd probably still buy one lol)

#3312 7 months ago

Omg the Flux Capacitor would make a pretty great mode tree. That or the flames from the Delorean maybe going up the playfield.
"Nobody calls me chicken" mode
-Knock out Biff mini Wizard
-magnets need to be involved in Hoverboard mode
-Clock Tower multiball!
-Newpaper with changing headlines to display high scores and achievement (somewhat like Batman 66 did)
-original score and soundtrack are a must
-ridiculous amount of amazing callouts
-fan base spanning most generations
I've thought about this game more than I should have. Why isnt this being made?

#3317 7 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

Sounds a little similar to Munsters, with the exception under 30s actually know what BTTF is.
Paging Gary, stop talking silly and make us a kick ass BTTF pin.

Munsters = over 45 (being generous)
Bttf = 5+
My son (5) would instantly recognize a Delorean or Hoverboard and want to play. He has ACTUALLY SEEN a Munsters LE and I couldnt get him off of Jurassic Park to try it.

Odd choices going on at Stern

#3322 7 months ago

Former fanexpo empolyee
I dont know what convention you were at but almost all 12+ I've met know back to the future. There is more of a younger crowd than youd think

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#3324 7 months ago

Ok so fair enough that you are in Germany and things are different here in Canada but Marty is a very popular costume choice and the rainbow hat from the second movie became a trendy thing for last few years. My local convention last year had the entire cast reunited. My son and I got our picture taken in the delorean. I think it must be much bigger on my side of the world.
(We were Pikachu and Ash the pokemon trainer. He took off his ear hat thing)

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#3334 7 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

At this point anyone not 100% sure what the next two games are really sux at the Internet.

Elvira and Godzilla/Jurassic World are just pretty solid rumours. Waiting for proof. (Elvira have some pretty good proof). I'm also waiting to see what they vault next. If you believe everything you read on the internet, you really sux at the internet .

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#3362 7 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I am calling it now. The next Stern machine will be Jurassic World. The teaser will be released on 31 July with a reveal video/article with IGN on 2 August. Bryan Eddy will knock it out of the park on code, art will be substandard photoshop and we will all complain, but the game itself will be great. It will be a fast and furious pin with more dinosaurs on the Premium/LE than the standard. It will be a commercial hit for Stern in the same realm as Deadpool, and at the end of the day it will advance the hobby. Stern will release the pin with more complete code than any other pin in recent memory, but the code will still improve with time.

That sounds cool but the timeline seems odd if Elvira is expected for Halloween. Shipping a Jurassic title mid August then announcing Elvira 2 months later? My guess was we would get a game announcement maybe at the beginning of July with a possible vault announcement in August (possibly no vault this year though). The theme doesnt do anything for me really but I'm excited to see what Brain Eddy has in store for us and my kid loves the Data East JP.

#3377 7 months ago
Quoted from Squizz:

Well that just shows ya.
Never watched 1, so cannot be that popular in every country

The 4 jaws movies have been seen by more people than the 35 Godzilla movies (outside of Japan)

#3410 7 months ago
Quoted from Sako-TRG:

I'm in hope for the following:
- Tron Vault ---- Please Stern - in UK so thin on the ground for a nice example
- James Bond - based on Roger Moore
- Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Top Gun

That's not how you spell Sean Connery

#3416 7 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

Well, Goldeneye did happen and it wasn't good. A lot can go wrong.

Unfortunately there is a whole generation that thinks Goldeneye is the best Bond movie. I blame Nintendo for this.

#3424 7 months ago
Quoted from Boat:

Maybe not the best but the characters and writing are/is actually quite good.

Dont get me wrong. I'm a Bond fan
I even like a lot of the bad ones. While Connery and Moore are without arguement the best Bonds, I loves me some Dalton and Brosnan as well. Lazenby only got one for a reason. Daniel Craig is good in his own way as well but feels more Jason Bourne than James Bond.

#3425 7 months ago

I love Bond but I dont think I'd be into a Bond pinball machine unless it was really solid. The theme alone just doesnt feel like pinball to me but I've been happily surprised by other games that I didnt like the theme of

#3432 7 months ago
Quoted from Aurich:

You think? Casino Royale was pretty damn true to the book honestly if you've read it. He might actually be my vote for most 'accurate' Bond of them all. If you care about that sort of thing.

Story wise, yes fairly accurate. (Other than playing poker in the movie because poker is more popular)
Its the character and action sequences that seem less Bond and more Bourne. Bond doesnt fight like parkour Batman (at least in my mind)

#3495 7 months ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

I'm fifty plus and Wouldn"t play a tmnt even if it was the last pin on the planet.
For your tmnt pin, what would be the fun things, wizard modes etc that you think would make for an awesome pin.?
I'm Sorry i don't get it. Atleast rockband themes comes with great music and cool lifestyle attitude, but turtles?

I would love to see Zombie Yeti do the turtles justice. Turtles are prime 80s nostalgia (which is huge right now). You cant write a game of on theme alone anyway.

Quoted from V8haha:

Well you sound like a stick in the mud! Haha...

^^that as well.

#3496 7 months ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

So for what ages are tmnt?
40 to 48 year span?
I know none of my kids would care for a turtle pin.
Btw if you think im wrong, answer the questions.

I'm 37. My son is 6. I think we would both enjoy a tmnt pin.

#3498 7 months ago

The North American love of tmnt is still strong. Even Michael Bay cant kill them and he tried really hard lol
If your only tmnt knowledge is the 80s cartoon (which is understandable) I can see why you cant imagine it as a pin. That was the campy turtles. Picture the difference between Adam West Batman and Michael Keaton as Batman.

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#3499 7 months ago

It's still not likely to happen but I could see it doing very well.

#3500 7 months ago
Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

I experienced turtles in the eighties as a kid, loved it back then but would never buy anything turtles today...

Wait a minute. I'm 37 and I was in the prime tmnt hype. Even saw the live stunt show when I was 8. If you are in your 50s our did not truly live through the tmnt era as a kid. You might have watched it bit you would have been like 20. I breathed, lived, ate and slept tmnt. You should watch the documentary about how crazy the turtle hype truly was.

Edit: Mixed quotes. My bad. Entire point is moot. Apologies. (But to anyone in their 50s. I understand why you dont get it.)

#3504 7 months ago
Quoted from Dr-pin:

And it will be about nunchucks and eating pizza or what?
Sorry that i cant see it. Dorky and strange as best. With that said lets see How wonka is doing....
(Another theme im totally puzzled about)

I'm not going to pretend I remember all my tmnt info but If memory serves some good options....
Save April (if you played the data east you now hate me lol)
Build Donnies inventions.
Raphs Rage mode
Splinter multiball (maybe 4 ball mb as splinter trains the turtles)
Defeat Bebop and Rocksteady
Destroy mouzers to get to Baxter the fly
Defeat the Shredder mini wizard
Send Krang back to dimension x (technodrome wizard mode)
And yes, of course collect pizza.

The more I think about the theme, the more I'm realizing that it could be pretty similar to deadpool. Goofy butt kicking ninja and all. I'd rather play turtles for nostalgia but I've really warmed up to deadpool.

#3515 6 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Grand theft auto would be a great pin if handled correctly.

There are about 50 other video game franchises that deserve a pin more than gta. That's a much narrower demographic than youd think.

#3516 6 months ago

I would want classic nintendo and sega titles (i still cant believe sega never made a true sonic pinball) but realistically if they start doing game themes they would make more money with popular mobile games (like angry birds or something but I dont know what is currently popular)

#3545 6 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

"Industry analyst Doug Creutz says Grand Theft Auto 5 has made more money than any other form of media in history, with over 90 million units sold and $6 billion in revenue." - IGN
The game has great possibilities as a pin similar to high speed, but you could also add in heists etc. Semi-adult content would be cool as well. Plus it would be a contemporary theme that is still crazy popular amongst the demographic that plays and would play Pinball.

And Mustangs are popular cars. Numbers dont make good themes. GTA is not as popular with the pin ball BUYING community as with the younger crowd (that's where the numbers are) and the theme would be alienated by many operator locations with it's over the top violence. Gta is on a lot of parents no play lists. Ive played through several gta games myself (vice city being my favorite) How would this really translate into a pin anyway? Just buy a Getaway and pretend you are killing people along the way.

#3562 6 months ago
Quoted from starfighter:

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Unlikely but God please (fingers crossed)

#3591 6 months ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Is Stern going to be releasing the deadflip pin?

His logo is in TNA and Danesi is working on the game as well so I'm guessing it's a Spooky release.

#3592 6 months ago

Also, I (believe) the white wood had a danesi style lock. I think Spooky put a patent on that. I could be totally wrong about this one though

#3594 6 months ago
Quoted from davijc02:

Come on Stern show your patriotism and release a new pin today!

Bruce Springsteen?
We just had Canada Day. No Rush pin announced.

#3611 6 months ago

So Stranger Things 3 has BTTF clips. Obviously it's an attainable license. Come on Stern, let's do this

#3624 6 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

I cant imagine why anyone would plead guilty.

Or he's just guilty and knows he's busted.

#3638 6 months ago

Something about the way it comes across as a blame the victim statement.

#3646 6 months ago
Quoted from zr11990:

Not at all. I find pedos to be vile and disgusting and deserving of serious punishment to the point of castration.
I’m the case of Trudeau I did not read they he confessed.
As far as my grandfathers friend you just have to know the situation. His mother in law hated him and would do anything to hurt him. He was a good upstanding Catholic guy. She accused him of messing with a les than year old baby. The Dr said there was no evidence of any molestation bit he had to turn it in. His court appointed attorney told him to plead guilty telling him the court would be lenient. They gave him 10 years. I’m not stupid and I usually think the worst of people but I just don’t think this guy would hurt a child especially his own grand daughter
I’m not one to blame the victim I just want to make sure the accused is actually guilty before I go throwing stones.i have been accused of things I didn’t do but there was no way of explaining that I didn’t do it. I had a woman approach me once she offered herself to me for 20 bucks. I turned her down and she told me she needed money to buy food for her daughter. I told her I would give her money to go into a store and buy food and I took her down the road to where she lived. Someone saw this and I was accused of doing nasty stuff. I didn’t do it. I tried to help someone. That is why I’m cautious.

If there was no evidence why would he have pled guilty? This doesnt seem like a story you should be casually chatting with the pinball community about I guess.

-I can go either way on Jurassic World
-I have no interest in Stranger Things or Elvira
-I know Beetlejuice and Jaws got kiboshed but those had me interested
-Bill and Ted had me overly excited
-Back to the Future has me holding out hope
-Tmnt has me picturing a Zombie Yeti treatment and loving it
-If we get another music pin I would only really want Queen or Ozzy (or Michael Jackson which is never happening)
-A popular game franchise like Sonic or Mario has to happen eventually (please no Sonic movie tie in lol)

#3647 6 months ago

Side note. I am surprised how many kids still love the old games. I let my son play Sonic as his first game because it only has one button and almost anyone can clear the first level of a Sonic game by just blindly running around.(saving the tiny animals was a big perk for him I hadn't thought of) Apparently a lot of people had the same idea. I kind of understand why the movie is seems aimed at little kids because other than us older guys, Sonic seems to have be relegated to the 3-8 age demographic.

#3649 6 months ago

I stumbled across this Stern post from a few year back. Maybe fishing for interest?
Clearly someone at Stern already likes Turtles

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#3683 6 months ago
Quoted from underlord:

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Please do them running from the Delorean

#3708 6 months ago

Does anyone now who is on art for Keith next game? I know it's not Zombie Yeti

#3716 6 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

God, please no. Data East had generally horrible playfield art in the 90s. Uniformly awful.

I like how most of the translites he did are also the ones from the head era that people like to replace.

#3717 6 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

BTTF all looked pretty good...

Licensing aside bttf looks absolutely horrible.

#3723 6 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Fair enough, but the JP Nedry fingers also suggest a minimum of talent. And I say this as a JP owner.

Wait, that wasnt Peter Griffin?

#3742 6 months ago
Quoted from frankmac:

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You stole Deacon's Easter basket!

#3745 6 months ago
Quoted from rai:

Jurasic World was ok (not great) but the sequel Jurasic Fallen Kingdom was horrible

Clicking these links will be super easy, barely an inconvenience.

#3749 6 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

This reveal from TPF 2018 is why I think Brian Eddy is up next, especially with Elivra being in Oct/Nov.
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Because pinball production schedules have never been wrong lol. My guess is Eddy or Elwin next, then Elvira followed by Eddy or Elwin in January. Maybe a vault or special run title peppered in there.

#3751 6 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

And sometimes pinball production schedules don't change. Who really can't guess it is Eddy or Elwin next? How about committing to one or the other? Afraid of being wrong?
GoT rerun is coming.

Triggered much?

#3753 6 months ago

Lol. I swear the law is responsible for 80% of my down votes

#3756 6 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

I am pretty sure the law rarely agrees with anyone.
I am curious which rumored designer you think is up next.

I was thinking Eddy for a long time but the interview I heard with Elwin made me feel like his is almost done. If it really is Jurassic Park I think I'd like to see it as an Eddy game only because I'm hoping to see an Elwin Ninja Turtles game next year
I really like both designers. I dont care for the JP theme so I'd be happy just to play a new Eddy game where as I think I'd prefer to see a younger designer on Turtles

#3757 6 months ago

They also said they were releasing another supreme style company tied game this year. I could care less about that one.

#3760 6 months ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Thanks. I was not aware of a recent Elwin interview. "Almost done" could mean the design is finished and ready for parts to be put on order.
I remember an older Elwin interview where he stated Beavis and Butt-Head is his dream theme.

If memory serves, he was interviewed on twip a couple of weeks ago. Worth a listen

#3765 6 months ago


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#3766 6 months ago

This sounds so pretentious. Just say Stern is the leading manufacturer of pinball

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#3770 6 months ago

Ill assume that's PST like usual. I guess I'm taking a long lunch on Thursday

#3785 6 months ago

I keep getting down votes from a guy with a 40% approval rating. Makes sense.

#3929 6 months ago

Holy crap. 13hrs away. 120+ posts plus another 120+ in the other Stern release thread. I thought we got a bombshell dropped but it's just a bunch of other guys as overly excited as myself lol
At least I'm not alone

#4033 6 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

I re-watched it recently and couldn't get over how poorly it aged. It's pretty rapey. I love musicals but the sun is setting on that one.
On that note, they could totally get away with a Hamilton themed pin.

Dofasco and Tigercats? Not what you meant?

#4082 6 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

Maybe the friendly kind of neighborhood rape?
Alternatively we get a Phantasy Star Pin!!!
(Actually that would be one of my most beloved themes ever.)

Things must be different over there. I will remember to avoid your "friendly" neighborhoods.

#4085 6 months ago

With premium art package to add some salt to the wound

#4154 6 months ago
Quoted from seenev:

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It's not that I'm all upset that this game exists. It's more that I was kind of lead to believe I was going to see a proper Stern release. The marketing at Stern makes weird decisions. Nobody outside of pinside knew about the reveal. 346 viewers at the peak of reaveal. This was something only pinball lovers followed and were mostly let down. I still think we will see a proper cornerstone soon but Stern needs to rethink their market approach. If anything the IGN announcement of Black Knight should have been how this was marketed and Black Knight should have had the YouTube countdown for the existing pinball fans. I would say this game will appeal more to the IGN crowd than the pinside crowd

#4207 6 months ago

Power puff girls would move though. That show has a following and from an animation stand point, the original series is on point.

#4305 6 months ago

Wubba lubba dub dub

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#4387 5 months ago

Continuing an earlier Tmnt pin conversation and stealing some ideas from JP I think having some pop up posts to trap shots for 4 ball "ninja vanish" mb could be cool.
If the art is done right it could be so nice. I just hope they dont go nick toons style. Shredder, splinter, April, Casey, the Turtles, a canister of TGRI ooze and the odd foot ninja is all you need. Oh, and pizza cheese dripping off some areas
I would love to see the animations be in the style of the arcade games from the 90s.
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#4391 5 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

No subways would be a huge disappointment.

As far as I know, the DE tmnt is responsible for coining the term "subway". I agree it seems like a must have. What IS the last Stern game to have a subway?

#4420 5 months ago
Quoted from sk8ball:

Fiction. You have been saying this for 2 years now. Stern didn't force me to do anything on Maiden. The vari-target was removed because the ball kept getting stuck. The subway was removed because there was no longer a vari-target dumping into it. There is no ban on subways. Not sure where you come up with your facts but as the designer I have the real facts.

Between your games and the fact that you are communicating with your fellow pinheads, you are easily one of the best designers out there. Maiden is the only game I play daily.

#4444 5 months ago

DS Nadine said Stern is definitely making an Alice in Wonderland pin. Tell everyone

#4455 5 months ago
Quoted from frankmac:

TMNT What would they do for a playfield?

I found an older post where I was talking to someone about some game ideas

Quoted from Graysonsdad:

I'm not going to pretend I remember all my tmnt info but If memory serves some good options....
Save April (if you played the data east you now hate me lol)
Build Donnies inventions.
Raphs Rage mode
Splinter multiball (maybe 4 ball mb as splinter trains the turtles)
Defeat Bebop and Rocksteady
Destroy mouzers to get to Baxter the fly
Defeat the Shredder mini wizard
Send Krang back to dimension x (technodrome wizard mode)
And yes, of course collect pizza.
The more I think about the theme, the more I'm realizing that it could be pretty similar to deadpool. Goofy butt kicking ninja and all. I'd rather play turtles for nostalgia but I've really warmed up to deadpool.

#4459 5 months ago

Vireland makes the most essential Iron Maiden mod imo (the mode tree). Seeing white modes on location is weird to me. I actually forget they arent colour coded from stern. I think it should earn him a pass this time

Fireball loop is also fanatic

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#4468 4 months ago
Quoted from frankmac:

We need a Stranger Things pin...

Swamp Thing is in Stranger Things now? Stupid fan trailers.

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#4489 4 months ago
Quoted from captainadam_21:

I had a dream last night the next stern pin will be based on the new animated addams family moving coming out.

What a nightmare. Are you ok now?

#4507 4 months ago

Geez even the specs say "Gar goil"
The G O I L target are driving me crazy. Its gargoyle. Little things that hurt my brain lol

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#4543 3 months ago
Quoted from V8haha:

So what’s next?
Is this TMNT rumor true?

I hope.so but how about letting Jurassic and Elvira get out there before worrying about what's next? Take a breath.

#4570 3 months ago
Quoted from RA77:

After passing on 3lvira, I'm kinda hoping Brian Eddy on an AFM II or AFM 2020
Could it be possible ?
If it does happen no shortcuts please Stern, and I will pay stupid money for an SLE, lol

I still have it in the back of my head the TMNT could possibly be stern code for a game with little green dudes

#4586 3 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Good lord why? I'll take a JJP build over anything Stern does....the only advantage Stern provides is time to market...

Also cost. Stern Pro is my price cap.

#4598 3 months ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

A pinball based on a book... Well, that would put most people to sleep.
They'd say if I wanted to read a book I'd go to a library.
But, man... A Dune pin would be AMAZING!
Great theme... Lots of cool toys...

Yeah, people hate the Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dracula, and any other themes that started as books.

#4608 3 months ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Not till next year


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#4625 3 months ago

It wont happen now with Elvira 3 coming out but I would have preferred another Tales from the Crypt.
Big spooky house with gargoyles? Check.
Cheesy horror clips? Check.
Overly campy host? Check.
There are just too many overlapping qualities to justify it now. Maybe a retheme 10yrs from now but I doubt it.

#4663 3 months ago
Quoted from ahdelarge:

What's the Stern juggernaut theme that is coming? Back to the Future? Harry Potter? Jaws? Bill and Ted?

I wish, never happening, could be cool and hell yes please

#4681 3 months ago

My dream themes...
-Back to the Future
-Bill and Ted
Also, on the B list....
-inside an arcade (old pins and games from the 80s and 90s as a game somehow)
-Xmen cartoon series (something original)
-Tron 80s (something original)
-Transformers G1 (something original)
-Batman Animated Series (something original)
-Invincible (unpopular comic book)
-Nintendo franchises
-Sonic the Hedgehog (I still cant believe there was never a Sega Sonic pin. He spins around as a ball through loops and stuff. He even had a pinball video game)
-Speed Racer
-Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy

Oh, and Ghostbusters with a normal flipper gap lol

#4735 3 months ago
Quoted from Wakky:

Gary has made it very clear there will be no Bttf as it's done. Even standing in his office and someone asked again he got very annoyed and said LET IT GO ! Then he stormed off ...

Stern obviously has no problems updating themes. I dont trust a word out of Gary's mouth though. He loves money so anything can happen eventually. BTTF isn't happening....until someone tells Gary it is

#4750 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

TMNT is the final cornerstone this year. Next year's first cornerstone pin should ship in Jan and as to what that theme it is ??? Stern hinted it was an 80's theme.
80's theme's already done -> Star Wars, Ghostbusters, IJ, BTTF. Stern won't do horror themes like Friday 13, Nightmare on Elm, Halloween, Gremlins or Chuckie. This leaves possible themes after TMNT -> another BTTF, Die Hard, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice or James Bond. That pretty much is the whole universe from that decade, excluding ongoing rock band acts.

Not arguing, just have to point out that Bond is over 55 years old and the 80s were NOT kind to him. I dont think anyone thinks of Bond as an 80s theme

#4751 3 months ago

Maybe it's that Golden Girls game I've been hearing so much about. They must be in their 80s right?

#4765 3 months ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Pretty sure it is Top gun..

Have you seen the trailer for the new one? Some of those shots looks amazing. I think this will be an IMAX visit for me. Knowing Tom Cruise is actually flying and doing his own stunts makes it pretty cool as well.

#4797 3 months ago
Quoted from PaulCoff:

Had to post this. Spotted it today in a magazine at the hospital. Too F’n funny. What a way to get pinball out to the masses.
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My son has always liked this (working) knock off Transformer I have.

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#4876 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

You may like Goonies, but it was a small potatoes movie. It would make a horrible pin and snooze fest theme. There would be less interest in this pin than Munsters.[quoted image][quoted image]

I feel like you are over looking the amount of overlap between cult movie fans and pinball fans.
Even kids still know and watch Goonies. My kid and his friends like it and they are 6. He has a tshirt we got at Walmart of all places.
I more excited about a tmnt pin. I told my son they might be making a tmnt pin and his response was "yuck"

#4878 3 months ago

I should add that my kid is an old soul though. He also loves 80s Tron, Flight of the Navigator, Ghostbusters 1,2 and unfortunately the new one.

#4881 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

You are right it comes down to the cult following. TBL has a huge one so maybe if it doesn’t bring in a lot at the box office, it can have a following and be pertinent.
I could list my nine favorite lines from the TBL, can Goonies fans list their favorite three lines or two unforgettable things that happened? I ask because it would seem this is be an easy an accurate way to gauge the commitment of a theme’s fans. Cult films have vocal fans with lots of favorite things to say about it. I don’t think that exists here, but will shut up now and allow the critics to prove me uninformed and outdated. What is so great about Goonies and would you want to relive those moments over and over in a pinball machine?

I'm not the biggest fan (correction, I'm no goonies buff but still a big fan)but I've seen it recently because of my son. There are some good audio and visual clips to use.
The obvious "hey, you guys!"
Chunk smashing his cup again the window
Gate opening Rube Goldberg machine
Truffle shuffle
"Down here" speech
"You Goonies!" Yelled down the well
"Goonies never say die"
"Ye intruders beware yadda yadda map speech"
"We have to play the bones"
Everything out of Data's mouth is gold
One eyed Wily's treasure
Ok there actually alot of great thing that could work now that I'm thinking about it. Unfortunately it seems like it needs a lower playfield.

#4882 3 months ago
Quoted from DS_Nadine:

You have to see the upside of it.
Now that you've put him up for adoption because of that, you have more room and money for pinball.

It shows the demographic for that movie is people who's brains havent finished developing yet lol

#4893 3 months ago
Quoted from SheriffBarclay:

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That seems a bit optimistic

#4894 3 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

You may like Goonies, but it was a small potatoes movie. It would make a horrible pin and snooze fest theme. There would be less interest in this pin than Munsters.[quoted image][quoted image]

You got me curious on some cult movie box office numbers. If we are going on numbers alone, its ridiculous how poorly big trouble did

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#4963 3 months ago
Quoted from 2pupPinz:

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More labo to end up in landfills this time next year? What a flop product.

#4967 3 months ago

I risk pinside banishment but I dont get excited for Ritchie games any more. I love some of his games but they are all too similar feeling for my taste.

#4998 3 months ago
Quoted from Capn12:

Right, the nuclear scene was scrapped due to budget, but that happened after the change in time machine device was made from the fridge.
Regardless, the Delorean made a much cooler time machine, so all ended well.

"If you're gonna build a time machine, why not do it with some style?"

#5001 3 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

Great List. The one I would add to the list is the 3rd Indiana Jobes movie: The Last Crusade. Right up there with Raiders of the Lost Ark. Didn't like Temple of Doom, though.

But no Temple means no Short round. So many great call outs.

#5011 3 months ago
Quoted from RA77:

Jack Black on board instead of Tim Curry


#5123 3 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

I’m holding out for Cannonball Run.
I’d like to see an NHL All-Stars pin. Sega Hockey ‘93 graphics where you can make Gretzky bleed.

I think you meant to say NHL '94.

#5130 3 months ago

I didn't actually mean the blood thing. Just that 94 is hands down the best of that era

#5154 3 months ago

I'm curious if Keith Elwin's comments about nobody being allowed to be hurt in JP apply solely to that liscence or if it is a Stern policy? If it is a Stern policy that makes certain titles highly unlikely that action flicks like John Wick and Die Hard or horror suggestions like Friday the 13th and Saw just wouldnt be the same without the violence.

#5160 3 months ago
Quoted from vireland:

TWD- violence hurting people all over the place
Metallica - Eyeballs exploding out of Sparky as he's electrocuted
Iron Maiden - pulls heart out and splatters "extra ball" lettering on the screen
etc, etc, etc
I don't think it's a Stern restriction...

Seems like a valid point but I would also point out that none of those are "people" being killed. Zombies, cartoon character and eddie.
Wait, Deadpool has ninjas. There we go. Not a Stern thing.

#5249 85 days ago
Quoted from freeplay3:

Don't think we will see any pinball based on illegal drug production. Considering every pinball in the late 80s thru the 90s had some kind of "say no to drugs" message scrolling across the screen.

And pinball was illegal mostly due to the mob but yet we have a Sopranos machine. Never say never my friend

#5255 85 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Pinball was illegal due to it being gambling. Not sure it had to do with the mob..

Coin operated machines were a huge money laundering operation back in the day. My city still has outdated laws about operating machines mostly due to "Monarch Vending Machine Company" (Papallia family) running everything in my area throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and even into the 90s. (Starting in 58 with cigarette machines)
You couldnt put any coin operated machines in my city without permission or they would be destroyed or something bad would happen to you

#5256 85 days ago

Check out the Macleans article on the mafia in Southern Ontario. Very interesting as well.

#5282 84 days ago
Quoted from freakmech:

I would preorder a Stranger Things today. My wife and kids would be blown away. I’m 45 and if I see one more Munsters, Elvira, puke, don’t care. I have free range to buy a NIB machine and all the Sterns available are yawners to me right now. So sad. Octoberfest is looking to fetch my dollars considering the boring crap Stern is doing currently.
Daft Punk will never happen but what great potential! Around the World orbits, OMG!

You would take an Oktoberfest over Maiden? Deadpool? Jurassic Park? Star Trek? (All of which are available presently) I didnt enjoy Munsters either (or Black Knight) but Stern have some great titles available that you are broad stroking over.

#5318 83 days ago
Quoted from SadSack:

BTTF is no good because MJ Fox's agent queered the license. That's the long and short of it.

I'd be ok with the guy that does Marty's voice in the tell tale video game. He's pretty good. They could give it the JP cartoon treatment and have Christopher Lloyd doing call outs.

#5343 83 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

WTF is Draft Punk?

The music in Tron

#5387 82 days ago
Quoted from Metengo:

IF there will be a music pin in 2020, maybe Rammstein could be work.
Fans in US and EU.
Try it, Stern.

Most people living on this side of the ocean only know Du Hast thought

#5450 80 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Don't have netflix... Don't like sub services.

Is this the new "I dont have cable" brag?

#5455 80 days ago
Quoted from frankmac:

They could do a Twilight Zone style back glass on Stranger things.
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Eggo Powerball comes from the toaster? Lol

#5518 75 days ago
Quoted from vireland:

It would have to have a really shallow playfield pitch so it played REAAALLLY SLOW.

Depends on the type of stoner. I get overly focused and put up my best scores after some pot.

#5548 74 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

I can’t understand why anyone would even be looking forward to the next Stern. Not enough features and quality there for me anymore. Sterns great themes have become more like lipstick on a pig for me personally. If Stern ever brings their game back up to say LOTR features/quality I would be interested again. But until that day comes I am looking forward to what the other manufacturers are doing.

So you're only in this Stern thread to bitch and troll?

#5553 74 days ago
Quoted from Extraballz:

Seems likes a perfectly fine thread to express my disappointment in Stern. When Stern was the only one making pins Gary had the bright idea he would just cost cut and at the same time raise prices to improve profits. Not a very nice thing to do to your loyal customers IMO. So now there are other companies making great pins to compete for sales and Stern is just continuing on with the same strategy? That’s arrogant man. And why would I want the company currently making the lowest quality pins to make my dream themes? Anyone but them right now.

Did you really just repost this to be at the top of the page?
We get it. You want attention.

#5556 74 days ago
Quoted from Roostking:

Some sort of smog machine or something to cloud up reality!

Premium comes with a pin gulp for a bong