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Ideas for a Jimmy Buffett pinball

By pacmanretro

2 years ago

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    #2 2 years ago

    I’ve been saying this for a while. The guy has licensed everything from beer to tequila/rum, blenders, has grills, furniture, headphones... I can go on and on.

    What’s not to like, Pirates, planes, boats, volcanos, cheeseburgers, booze, blenders,sharks and it’s always 5:00 somewhere!

    This would be the ultimate music pin with an endless amount of toy ideas!

    #25 2 years ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    Possibly the worst title i could ever imagine! Please lord, no!

    Pretty much my sentiment about Iron Maiden as a title.

    #29 2 years ago

    Might be oldish music however the lifestyle of margaritaville isn’t..

    Seen him over 20 times in concert and it’s a very wide age demographic and probably one of the craziest tailgates you’ve ever seen from 40’ boats on trailers in the parking lot to high end motor coaches and swimming pools in the back of trucks.

    Good times!

    #34 2 years ago
    Quoted from tommyp:

    To put an age around some of these replies about demographic, I'm 35 and I'd rather take an ice pick to the ears than listen to buffet. I don't get what the fascination is with his crappy music.

    Go to a show, get there at about 8am and you will very quickly understand.

    It’s funny, I’ve taken at least 4-5 people to a show with us and they were instantly converted. It’s friggin mad insane!

    #39 2 years ago
    Quoted from emkay:

    I have to admit... I got dragged to a Buffett show by some hardcore fans and there's really no other concert experience like it in the hundreds if not thousands of shows I've seen. First they told me we were bringing a grill and a keg and aiming to get there by 10am for an evening show. Then we kept getting passed on the highway by minivans with shark fins and crazy people hanging out the windows. The parking lot was a zoo by noon, people sharing drinks and food and wandering around like nutjobs. Fucking truckloads of sand dumped to make beaches -- in Camden, New Jersey of all places! It was quite the day. Honestly, I could see going just to tailgate and then heading home when the show starts.
    I don't own any of his albums, the only two songs I adore are "Pirate Looks at Forty" and "God's Own Drunk" but there's no getting around the appeal of the theme to a wide variety of people who are, shall we say, pinball aged. I could see them selling particularly well to resorts and beach town hangouts where they'd pull quarters out of pockets like crazy and still have a good resale value down the road.

    It’s because we are all “ growing older but not up”!

    #40 2 years ago
    Quoted from TrevixClemson:

    I'm 32 and would take Buffett over Iron Maiden any day of the week.
    Also, as a side note, apart from all the other stuff he has going, there is also a new Broadway show called "Escape from Margarita ville" that is very popular. I think that alone shows JB is still very relevant. He came out at end of the show I went to and was selling signed posters with the cast to raise funds for Hurricane Harvey relief...

    The guy is a pure genius story teller and built a empire off of a song name.
    It’s really amazing and it isn’t all about the music but a state of mind/lifestyle. The songs are all unique because they are actual stories which is what makes them great.

    The cool thing about it is that it’s all fun entertaining things he is involved in. He is like an old kid!

    #43 2 years ago

    You know the really cool thing about this idea is that if it were proposed I guarantee he would be all over it and would probably even be willing to do call outs etc.... he’s a cool approachable dude and it’s his thing.

    There is so much material and ideas with this one it’s unreal.

    I can see it now - a volcano multi ball that erupts red magma colored balls to the rumbling of the shaker motor - tell me that wouldn’t be sweet

    Hurricane feature with lightning light effects!

    #46 2 years ago
    Quoted from iceman44:

    Would def need a Capt Tony’s Key West bar toy
    All the drinking mode songs for that one

    Some sort of saloon ball lock or something along those lines. Last mango in Paris mode!

    #52 2 years ago
    Quoted from FrankJ:

    He only owns the Key West and Orlando Margaritaville locations. He opened many, road the wave to the top, and when he and his team thought they had peaked, he sold the rest. Of course, he still collects a franchise fee for everything sold there.
    5 O'clock Somewhere multi-ball - lock the balls in the (trademarked) Margaritaville blender, spin the balls, and release them in a frenzy - maybe in different directions?
    The flippers are shark fins - fins to the left, fins to the right...

    Feeding Frenzy!

    #62 2 years ago

    No Plane on Sunday maybe one come Monday

    #89 2 years ago

    There has to be some parrot heads working for Stern, Jimmy plays Chicago every summer and has a nice margaritaville on Navy pier!

    This has to get some traction, I hope someone at Stern/Spooky/JJP is seeing this thread. Some cool ideas!

    #109 2 years ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    Most music aficionados, if pressed, could come up with Cheeseburger in Paradise and Margaritaville. The average guy walking the street would either say "the singer" or "Who is Jimmy Buffet".
    He's got a large following of hardcore fans, but they operate in a echo chamber... the simply don't understand or accept that most people have no idea who he is. I'd bet that less than 1% of the under 40 crowd could identify a single song or see a photo and be able to identify him.

    I think it would be more than the 1% mainly due to the fact that every major resort area in the US or Caribbean have some piece of the margaritaville/landshark lager franchise. Whether it’s a hotel resort, restaurant,landshark bar and grill, casino etc.... it’s pretty widespread now and big Sirius/Xm radio exposure with his own channel for the last 20 years.

    Consistently in the top 20 grossing tours every year as well.

    There is an interesting parallel here though. Pinball is another community with hardcore followers operating in an echo chamber, most under 35 years old have no idea what a pinball machine is.

    You need a license to chill!

    #120 2 years ago
    Quoted from zh2oson:

    The idea that nobody under 40 knows who Jimmy Buffett is (which is preposterous, btw) doesn't preclude him from being the subject of a pinball machine. The under-40 crowd isn't your target demo for $10k LE in-home pinball machine purchases anyway - a consideration that any manufacturer is going to look at.

    Want to hear a bad idea for a pinball machine? Build a pinball based on what is popular on current pop radio today:

    I'm not disagreeing with part of your premise, though: would this theme be interesting to enough pinball players to justify production?
    I honestly don't know if a Buffett machine would sell, but I do think that a Buffett or tropical pinball machine would be an interesting subject. Palm trees, beaches, boats, etc. Lots of unexplored (or under-explored) tropes that aren't currently represented in the marketplace. Plus, the possibility of people in his (admittedly deep) fanbase that would purchase a $10k machine who aren't already pinball fans might help sales.
    As others have noted, Buffett's brand isn't hurting for revenue so the question any designer would have to ask is whether or not such a machine could sell enough to justify a steep licensing fee. Dunno.

    I think it would sell if it is a well designed fun to play pinball machine..... isn't that how everyone one is justifying Iron Maiden and a second POTC pin since so many think all the movies suck. I can go on and on.

    What is unqiue about a jimmy Buffett or margaritaville themed machine is that it potentially introduces a lot of people to the hobby because there are a lot of margaritaville themed locations that surely will have one or more to play. Not too many other titles even have that as an opportunity with the exception of Disney titles.

    #121 2 years ago

    "There were pinball machines and Cajun queens" Pascagoula Run

    #130 2 years ago
    Quoted from drsfmd:

    I don't think it's a trivial point at all. 2 minutes use of the Billboard search engine gave me all the information that I needed.
    Let's remove the three songs that have charted in recent years with country artists:
    It's Five O'Clock Somewhere - Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett - Peaked at #17 on 9.6.2003
    Hey Good Lookin' - Jimmy Buffett With Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith & George Strait - Peaked at #63 on 7.3.2004
    Knee Deep- Zac Brown Band Featuring Jimmy Buffett - Peaked at #18 on 8.6.2011
    Of the remainder, I've reordered them chronologically.
    Come Monday- Peaked at #30 on 7.13.1974
    Margaritaville - Peaked at #8 on 7.23.1977
    Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes - Peaked at #37 on 11.5.1977
    Cheeseburger In Paradise - Peaked at #32 on 6.17.1978
    Livingston Saturday Night - Peaked at #52 on 9.9.1978
    Fins - Peaked at #35 on 11.3.1979
    Mañana - Peaked at #84 on 12.9.1978
    Volcano - Peaked at #66 on 1.19.1980
    Survive - Peaked at #77 on 3.29.1980
    It's My Job - Peaked at #57 on 3.28.1981
    Ok... so I owe you an apology. it's been 13,502 days since Jimmy Buffet last had a hit. That's not 40 years, it's only 36 years, 11 months and 16 days. Be "mellow" and "enjoy your thing", but also understand that as a pin theme, this will fall as flat as the PBR Can Crusher.

    Really kind of a pointless arguement.

    We are talking about a pinball machine. If it shoots well and is unique with good rules and art then it will sell regardless of the title.... this is a fact folks... no fake spin here.

    Jimmy Buffett and the Margaritaville Brand are more relevant in 2018 than Iron Maiden,Black Sabbathand Alice Cooper ever were.

    Pour me something tall and strong!
    It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

    #148 2 years ago
    Quoted from Phatchit:

    Hi guys , I Am one of the few lucky ones that is involved in the Margritiville resort going into orlando . It’s a combination of one of his hotels that is also paired with its own private neighborhood . The homes are being built for residents and short term vacations . I’m the gameroom and theming vendor for all the homes , so any arcade , pinball , bars , custom rooms are done by my company . I can tell you right now that there would be a big interest in a JB pinball . I have already have clients going to purchase the new JJ Pirates pin for there rentals because they love that the pirates theme fits jimmy buffet . I’m actually going to reach out to a few people to see if this could actually happen. I can already see what the demand could be just by asking my clients that I’m currently designing rooms for . The demo graphic is perfect for who would buy this game . Parrot heads love anything jimmy buffet and alot of them have the money to buy it . If any manufacture is following this thread pm me and let’s talk . I can get a real gage of interest to see if this could work and also have a way to the imaging and license department . I honestly think this could have some wheels on it even if it was a low production like WNBJM. Of course this is my opinion for what that is worth . Fins Up

    That is a pretty sweet project...

    I really don't see why this would need to be a small production run machine. This title has such a great commercial platform above and beyond just your standard location machines. Buffett has bars,hotels,casinos and now resort/retirement communities to go along with all the new customers(parrot heads) that will buy anything Jimmy/margaritaville related because they can. If it is a good playin machine regardless of theme, pinheads will buy it!

    I hope this does get some traction, there is a shit ton of fun stuff to choose from in making this machine.

    I'm Havana Daydreaming!

    #155 2 years ago
    Quoted from PurpleTophat:

    By all accounts including their press releases, it will be closer to 1,000 private homes.
    This theme will be a successful seller. There is no question about it. If you disagree, you don't understand the market for all things Jimmy and his brands. The question is which pinball manufacturer will have the foresight to cash in on it.
    Jimmy Buffet has such a strong brand that people buy HOMES just because of his brand. Mull that over. That is some serious brand driven buying power.

    I can really see JJP doing this...Wow I can picture the hemisphere dancer as a topper with spinning props and radial engine sounds rumbling all while playing tree top flyer!

    Just in case any of you fellow parrot heads aren't familiar with the song, it's the hidden track on banana wind album.

    #158 2 years ago

    Fins Up!

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    #167 2 years ago

    Want to make 2? Lol.... I want one.

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