Quoted from Hammerhead:
Your original comment was about GnR's relevancy citing Youtube subscriptions, it had nothing to do with comparing them to bands with pins, but I'll play it your way.
Justin Bieber - 57.2M subscribers
Drake - 22.8M subscribers
Eminem - 44.4M subscribers
By your statement, a pin based on any one of these guys would put sales through the roof.
You missed the point. You stated to rai that gnr isn’t a big deal, and we’re talking in reference to pinball themes aren’t we? So in the pinball world, classic bands sell, and gnr is a big deal in that genre. The singers you mentioned like Justin Bieber wouldn’t sell crap as a pin because pinball is for an older demographic that laughs at those themes you listed. GNR is as big, and probably bigger than any of the stern rock band pins. I personally consider gnr, AC/DC, and Metallica as the big 3. Aerosmith is big, but not to these levels. Same with Iron Maiden. Big, but more of a special cult following vs being a mega band. Size of the subscriber count in no way dictates how well a pin sells, but it does show how relevant they are in terms of popularity and as a possible theme for the particular pinball demographic.