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Willy Wonka Pinball speculation thread


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1 year ago



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    “Would you like to see Willy Wonka get made?”

    • Yes 223 votes
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    #101 10 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    No way Pat (or any Stern/JJP designer) is doing two in a row. So he's either doing Toy Story or Wonka, and since Toy Story was originally supposed to be first, that's the one he's likely doing. He may be helping with Wonka in an advisory role, but I seriously doubt it's his design.

    IIRC Jack said both were shootable already - and that was around when DI was unveiled. He's supposedly been working on the next two for years already. Though whether they really are Wonka, Toy Story or any of the other rumoured titles is open to question.

    Also, Aerosmith and GotG were essentially back to back - 6 months apart. Both Borg titles.

    #102 10 months ago
    Quoted from rubberducks:

    IIRC Jack said both were shootable already - and that was around when DI was unveiled. He's supposedly been working on the next two for years already. Though whether they really are Wonka, Toy Story or any of the other rumoured titles is open to question.
    Also, Aerosmith and GotG were essentially back to back - 6 months apart. Both Borg titles.

    Stern is a sweatshop and Borg has been recycling layouts for the last 10 years, so I shouldn't have even mentioned Stern.

    The only other title for JJP from the leak years ago that hasn't been produced or heard about is Muppets, but I hope they aren't doing it. Wonka, Toy Story, and Guns n Roses are WAY more exciting.

    #103 10 months ago

    I'd potentially take Muppets over Wonka. Depends how campy Disney allowed them to have it ... probably not much then. Toy Story and GnR I couldn't care less about.

    #104 10 months ago

    Willy Wonka is always in, there's even a tour right now of the new Broadway musical version, which is crappy (I think it was piggybacking off the Matilda musical) but people turn up for it because it's Willy Wonka. It's one of the themes that multiple non-pinhead friends have asked me about - it surprises them that there ISN'T one already. Not sure what the rights situation is like, but it seems like an evergreen theme.

    #105 10 months ago

    Just, please..... NO “ Candy Man” song in this pin. That song causes flu- like symptoms every time I hear it.

    #106 10 months ago

    Shouldn't spooky be doing this title? I mean even though it's supposed to be a kids movie, it certainly has it's scary and dark moments. Plus "Charlie and the chocolate factory"... Charlie Emery and the spooky factory? It's meant to be.

    #107 10 months ago
    Quoted from toyotaboy:

    Shouldn't spooky be doing this title? I mean even though it's supposed to be a kids movie, it certainly has it's scary and dark moments. Plus "Charlie and the chocolate factory"... Charlie Emery and the spooky factory? It's meant to be.

    I love Spooky, but only JJP could have made WOZ, and that’s what I want, a WOZ loaded Willy Wonka.

    #108 10 months ago
    Quoted from Budman:

    Just, please..... NO “ Candy Man” song in this pin. That song causes flu- like symptoms every time I hear it.

    I imagine the licensing cost for that song would make it a non-starter, so you're safe.

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    #109 9 months ago
    Quoted from TouchingEvil:

    I want Big Trouble In Little China Pinball.
    Please Jersey Jack Pinball or Stern, make it happend

    Big trouble and goonies would be amazing!

    #110 9 months ago

    Big Trouble in Little China was the #76 Movie in 1986 and made less than Howard the Duck. It's not getting made no matter how many times the same 3 people post about it.

    #111 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    Big Trouble in Little China was the #76 Movie in 1986 and made less than Howard the Duck. It's not getting made no matter how many times the same 3 people post about it.

    The Big Lebowski was ranked #96 in 1998.

    #112 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    Big Trouble in Little China was the #76 Movie in 1986 and made less than Howard the Duck. It's not getting made no matter how many times the same 3 people post about it.

    If it has enough heat to get the remake that's coming, that's surely enough attention for a pinball machine.

    #113 9 months ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    Big Trouble in Little China was the #76 Movie in 1986 and made less than Howard the Duck. It's not getting made no matter how many times the same 3 people post about it.

    Amen. I was a teenager at the time and this move got zero attention. Lebowski has a cult following and is brilliant in its own way. No idea why anyone, including the disappearing podcaster, this is a theme worth licensing.

    #114 9 months ago
    Quoted from Frogman:

    Amen. I was a teenager at the time and this move got zero attention.

    The marketing and release timing for Big Trouble in Little China is the reason John Carpenter stopped doing "Hollywood studio" movies and went independent. He was (and still is) pissed at how it was handled.

    #115 9 months ago

    Jjp should hire gouveia, the red smoke and monkey mod creator, for sculpts if they do Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

    #116 9 months ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Jjp should hire gouveia, the red smoke and monkey mod creator, for sculpts if they do Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

    That'd be great. Anyone other than whoever did that mongoloid witch in WoZ. Up close that sculpt is atriocious!

    #117 9 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    The marketing and release timing for Big Trouble in Little China is the reason John Carpenter stopped doing "Hollywood studio" movies and went independent. He was (and still is) pissed at how it was handled.

    Halloween needs a pin before BTILC.

    #118 9 months ago

    Willy Wonka?

    Sometimes I wonder how some here ever got in a situation where they are wealthy enough to afford these machines in the first place.

    #119 9 months ago

    BTiLC’s licensing would probably be dirt cheap! And the world of licensing is weird... for a theme like Iron Maiden to make a big splash makes me really question the metrics used (if any) to decide which theme to produce. No offense meant to IM fans But Metallica is mainstream enough to be heard playing in grocery stores now. Same with AC/DC. I think GnR would be a bigger hit as well. So how does Stern justify IM?

    Wonka definitely has a larger audience then IM so I can see why it’s on deck to be released. Same with Toy Story! A theme that may help KIDS get into pinball at an earlier age is marketing genius.

    Random thought: I wonder how much of the theming choices are driven by personnel with clout forcing it? In that case, BTiLC has a chance (which I would be happy with) but i’d personally push for... The Princess Bride.

    I can’t imagine the licensing for that being too expensive.

    #120 9 months ago

    Hmm, don't care one way or another on the theme, but since people are sharing their Big Trouble in little China memories -- I'm 49 and I don't know a person in my circle of friends that hasn't seen it. It seemed to have a cult following at the time. None of us saw it in the theater, but it was one of those HBO movies that everyone ended up watching ten times and quoting. That being said, I don't think I've thought of the movie once in the past 25 years or so outside of this thread.

    #121 9 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Halloween needs a pin before BTILC.

    Jack's not doing a horror game. He's said he wants family friendly pins only. GnR 2.0 is as close to the edge as they'll ever get.

    #122 9 months ago
    Quoted from dontpanicflip:

    Random thought: I wonder how much of the theming choices are driven by personnel with clout forcing it? In that case, BTiLC has a chance (which I would be happy with) but i’d personally push for... The Princess Bride.
    I can’t imagine the licensing for that being too expensive.

    Supposedly, and sadly, Stern has that one locked up. JJP would have killed that one. So many possibilities.

    #123 9 months ago
    Quoted from PinPatch:

    Jjp should hire gouveia, the red smoke and monkey mod creator, for sculpts if they do Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory

    If they really did swap Wonka and Toy Story releases on the schedule, Wonka is too close to change much. However, jjPotC delays have really compressed the schedule TS/Wonka should have been announced this Summer and they haven't even started making jjPotC yet, so who knows?

    #124 9 months ago

    Saul....what business you in?

    #125 9 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    Jack's not doing a horror game. He's said he wants family friendly pins only. GnR 2.0 is as close to the edge as they'll ever get.

    Who said it had to be JJP?

    #126 9 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    Jack's not doing a horror game. He's said he wants family friendly pins only

    Doesn't get much more family friendly than this!

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    #127 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Doesn't get much more family friendly than this!

    Our Dachshund growing up was named Buffy from that show!

    #128 9 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Our Dachshund growing up was named Buffy from that show!

    We had a hamster named Jody.

    #129 9 months ago

    Family Values ?

    #130 9 months ago

    Can we get a Mrs. Beasley bash toy?

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    #131 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Doesn't get much more family friendly than this!

    What's the bash toy? Mrs Beasley?

    EDIT: Haha. Beat me by 53 seconds.

    #132 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    We had a hamster named Jody.

    Buffy's brother was named Jody. We gave Jody to cousins, and he didn't live long from what I heard.

    Buffy lived to be over 16, got hit by a car 7 times in her life, and finally died from complications of surgery after the 7th car hit.

    What a life....

    #133 9 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Buffy lived to be over 16, got hit by a car 7 times in her life, and finally died from complications of surgery after the 7th car hit.

    What a life....

    Sounds like she held up better than the other Buffy, or her sister Cissy for that matter.

    #134 9 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Sounds like she held up better than the other Buffy, or her sister Cissy for that matter.

    Funny...I just looked her up. Hadn't realized she was dead.

    #135 9 months ago

    Jody's still kicking though!

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    #137 7 months ago

    Daddy I want a Willy Wonka pinball machine NOW!

    IS there any more info on this speculation? I'm tempted to get a jjpotc but would hold off if WW was within a year of being released.

    #138 6 months ago
    Quoted from Vdrums:

    Daddy I want a Willy Wonka pinball machine NOW!
    IS there any more info on this speculation? I'm tempted to get a jjpotc but would hold off if WW was within a year of being released.

    Just played a JJPOTC yesterday, and it’s not for me, so I’m really looking forward to WONKA!

    #139 6 months ago
    Quoted from Sinestro:

    Our Dachshund growing up was named Buffy from that show!

    Quoted from o-din:

    We had a hamster named Jody.

    My wife has an Uncle Bill.

    #140 6 months ago

    A Willy Wonka loaded with toys and scenes from the movie, the way WOZ is, I would give my money day 1 to JJP. Cherry on the cake would be if the license also includes the songs, so I won't have to sing in my head like I do playing WOZ !

    #141 6 months ago
    Quoted from hassellcastle:

    Saul....what business you in?

    Nuts!

    #142 6 months ago
    Quoted from adol75:

    A Willy Wonka loaded with toys and scenes from the movie, the way WOZ is, I would give my money day 1 to JJP.

    Yep,same here. I think WOZ is one of the best themes I've seen in pinball.

    Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with it's many possibilities is right up there too.

    Wonka ,in his office near the end where he losers it a bit.

    Says to Charlie and grandpa "You get nothing" "You lose" "Good day sir" !!

    #143 6 months ago

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    #144 6 months ago

    Snozzberries is a great LGBTQ theme, would be nice for the companies that make pinball to not ignore this market segment.

    #145 6 months ago

    Why was everything in his office cut in half?

    Movie was genius.

    #146 6 months ago
    Quoted from Blackbeard:

    Why was everything in his office cut in half?
    Movie was genius.

    My theory was that they did that to show he was really just half a man inside. He wanted so badly to find a child who could join in on his vision in life that he felt so empty inside. Hence the huge blow up in the end when he thought Charlie took the everlasting Gobstopper. Just my thought.

    #147 6 months ago

    Gene Wilder should have won an Academy Award for his performance in Willy Wonka. One of the greatest performances out there!

    #148 6 months ago

    Huge fan of the book and first movie (remake, not so much and I'm kind of a Tim Burton fanboy) and big Gene Wilder fan on top of it. His picture graces the hallways of The University of Iowa's Theater Department to this day, as one of their most celebrated students. This print is by the wonderful Shane Swank, who works as a free lance artist out of southern Wisconsin.

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    #149 6 months ago

    I really hope its not this title. I love the movie, but i'm just tired of retread decades old themes. Original or up to date or it just doesn't interest me. I wish JJP would stop doing all this disney crap. Muppets, no thanks. Toy Story, hell no and Wonka can go wank it.

    #150 6 months ago
    Quoted from Squeakman:

    I really hope its not this title. I love the movie, but i'm just tired of retread decades old themes. Original or up to date or it just doesn't interest me. I wish JJP would stop doing all this disney crap. Muppets, no thanks. Toy Story, hell no and Wonka can go wank it.

    Fine go buy a Dialed In, the rest of us will buy a WONKA

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