The next Stern game will have a $600 topper.
Quoted from kst8cat:
But they already have pins based on Episodes 1, 4, 5, and 6. What they really need to do to bring balance to the Force is make one for Episodes 2 and 3 next.
DE Star Wars was a generic themed game. Nothing specific in the game that ties in with all the different movies, other than some artwork. 3 years from now we'll see one for the new Episodes.
Both are average games to me. Each has its cool features though.
For me, I hope Star Wars 2017 will be a big hit.
Music themed machines I would be interested in the most are Rush, Van Halen and possibly Bon Jovi.
I would not want a reskin of any of the previous Star Wars pins. I need this to be an original layout since I'm interested in buying one.
That is what I am hearing what will happen, though the one for the new movies is about 4 years out.
Quoted from colonel_caverne:
Ok this would be the annoncement of the pin
No. Only Stern makes official announcements.
Quoted from colonel_caverne:
So when would it be built according to you?
Just follow GB production and you can tell how they should roll out.
One month after a game announcement, Pros start shipping. Roughly, 2 months later, LE's start shipping. 3-5 months premiums start shipping, and who knows when pros could start up again.
Quoted from PinballManiac40:
I am thinking the next announcement will not be until Chicago Expo in October.
If any game gets announced in the remainder of September, I think it would be the reveal of the AC/DC Premium VE. A new game announcement I bet will be at Pinball Expo or a pinball show the week before.
I am so much looking forward to seeing Keith Elwin's game. I wonder if he is designing Deadpool.
Since I heard someone farted at Stern, I'll be getting ready for that Beavis and Butt-Head pin soon.
Quoted from pinballaddicted:
My distro just called and asked if I was sure that we want to pass on Iron Maiden LE. I was first on the list for an Iron Maiden LE when I found out that Stern bought the licence 3 years ago. With all my strength I said yes.. pass on Iron Maiden LE. First pass since Kiss LE in 2015. What a hard decision!..
BRING ON THE MUNSTERS!
Reason for passing is because you are not liking the LE game or the price?
Come on summer time. I am ready for the Deadpool announcement. I know it is not Borg as he told a friend of mine his next game is coming up in September/October and said he feels it is his best game ever that he created.
Deadpool is shipping and the Munsters is up next. Looking forward to what Borg and Dwight have in store for this game.
Quoted from Micky:
Too many RUMOURS in the pipe for 2019 already.
Even though we may not know the title/theme to all the games for 2019, sure bet is on which designer's games are coming up.
What order these are in remains to be seen...Beatles, Steve Ritchie's unlicensed theme, Elvira 3, and Brian Eddy's game.
ok Stern. I hope you are done with all of those distractions. Make the Munsters the next one off the production lines.
With the designer rotation, I would expect another Elwin game around Spring or Summer 2020. Looking forward to that already.
Quoted from Graysonsdad:
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.
Elvira is not a cornerstone, so it may pop in anytime in the fall. Look how close the Beatles was dropped between 2 cornerstone titles.
Quoted from sataneatscheese:
I would agree with you, but there is some logic and analysis to my prediction and some circumstantial evidence that BKSOR was released early to give time for a cornerstone before Elvira.
~ Announcement dates and/or start of clubs
Aerosmith 1/4/2017 (128 days after BM66)
Star Wars 5/31/2017 (147 days after Aerosmith)
Guardians of the Galaxy 11/2/2017 (156 days after Star Wars)
Iron Maiden 3/25/2018 (144 days after Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dead Pool 8/3/2018 (131 days after Iron Maiden)
Munsters 1/12/2019 (162 days after Deadpool)
Black Knight SOR 3/25/2019 (72 days after Munsters)
That comes out to an average of 134 days between announcements. If we use BKSOR as the anchor for the last announcement, that would put us at 6 August. Tuesday seems like a bad day to do it, so I am predicting they back it up a week and release on 31 July//2 August... +/- 1 week and I am guessing the earlier of the dates.
You will note that BKSOR was release after a much shorter development cycle than the others... 2 to 3 months earlier. Depending on how you want to look at it, that was either based on poor Munsters sales, or a desire to squeeze another pin out before an October Elvira release. We have a confirmed Elvira release from Elvira herself, so I am guessing the short time between Munsters and BKSOR was due to the need to squeeze another cornerstone out.
Fingers crossed for Bryan Eddy... we love your other games and can't wait to see what you put out this time.
You missed Beatles in that summary.
Quoted from sataneatscheese:
Okay okay... if I count the Beatles as a full release then that would bring the average down from 134 days to 117 days. That would put us at Saturday July 20th, with a teaser stream on the 24th of July and a reveal and IGN article on 26 July. This would still fall within +/- 1 week of the original estimate.
We shall see.
Start pinching your pennies and start your Jurassic Park restorations!
Pretty good prediction. I think Brian's game will be announced 1st or 2nd week of July.
This reveal from TPF 2018 is why I think Brian Eddy is up next, especially with Elivra being in Oct/Nov.
I am pretty sure the law rarely agrees with anyone.
I am curious which rumored designer you think is up next.
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.
Quoted from DS_Nadine:
I don't think this will ever get made and don't think it would translate well into a speedy game...
...nontheless I'd like to see it very much.
Have you played the Beavis and Butt-Head Future Pinball version? It is pretty decent and it would transfer to a Stern pro very well, though not so sure about a premium.
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