Toy Story is a good theme for pinball. Would also like one based on Cars, Lego or Monsters Inc movies.
Quoted from Psw757:
Toy Story COULD be a good theme. I emphasize could because if they don’t have the music and some actor callouts what is the point?
Not really that big of a deal - Woody always talks in all of the video games and toys, but it’s usually Tom Hanks’ brother Jim doing the role for those. He sounds more than enough like him to yell “Multiball!!” or “Jackpot!!”
Quoted from KingBW:
My 26 year old daughter can't wait for Toy Story and Harry Potter (if JJP ever does that one). Remember how a lot of people didn't think WOZ was a good theme? If it had a plain playfield with the typical boring shots and no theatrical presentation and not a good shooter, then some of the critics would blame it on a poor choice of theme. It has proven to be a great seller for JJP and lots of people think it is fantastic. It seems the good tournament type players are the biggest critics and I'm guessing that JJP is not targeting the best tournament players … just homeowners that want one to entertain family and friends. Toy Story is a long time popular and widely known theme. Theme alone wont cut it though. If it plays well, has lots of interesting shots, entertaining theme integration, and the typical JJP deep code with lots of theatrical modes, it will be a big hit. If they sell 3700-4000, of them (a little less than WOZ), it will keep their main line busy for more than 6 months. If they just keep making something on their lines that sell, they will be successful. Two a year? Well … if they make popular pins, then they would need to expand that mini-line to a second main line … or a second facility. I just hope that they don't cut back and not have all the bells and whistles, upper or lower playfields, etc. Expectations are high … game play is key … but first we will see what Wonka turns out to be. I know JJP employees are reading some of these threads … keep up the high JJP standards!
Deep theme is good and all, but if you are peddling a game like Toy Story, it better have some instant gratification. This isn't Hobbit.
Quoted from o-din:
I guess that is the whole point of this thread.
I am no fan of TS but many JJP fans will say any JJP theme put before them is fantastic. I have been thinking of getting a NIB soon and decided to not get an Iron Maden because I could not listen to the music for three to five years yes theme does matter
This may be my current potc rum talking, but seriously, this thread is ridiculous. TS is my most wanted theme second only to SW(dissapointed), and there is NO reason it won't let us down. Jjp games Rock. Just hope they have full license and manufacturing good to go. Come on jjp, bring on toystory!!!!!!
Quoted from o-din:
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I'm gonna say a big goddamn no on that on dude.
I like them, and Mr Bill would be cool too, but if the next wave of modding includes threads on 'which kiln to get' and 'look at my shitty clay work' I'm finally going to leave.
As long as it has full assets it will be amazing. If it's like potc without assets, and main character call outs, I'll be dissapointed, but I would bet jjp can make it a fantastic game like they did with potc. Think lawlor play field mixed with potc creativity. Still hoping for full assets first though.
Wouldn't hold your breath. My guess is hardly any assets except clips and rights to reproduce art. Maybe Hanks' brother callouts. I have no idea why they don't find licences where they can attain better integration. For example, Gene did most of the callouts on Kiss, and Paul did some too. Whether you like the pin/band or not, it's super cool to hear their custom call-outs on the machine. I just don't get it. They could send out hundreds of inquiries and pick the ones that would A) sell and B) have active involvement from the licence owners. *sigh*
I wish JJP well
To engage another Disney license seems crazy.
We all know how these work out
The constraints are ridiculous.
Hopefully they make it work
Just try not to set your expectations too high TS fans.
Certainly not a theme for me but id be happy to eat my words if JJP can pull it off.
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