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Just for fun, I was debating what were great potential themes that were never made in pinball. So imagine this... you decide to start up a pinball company. You have to build 3 pins to start off:

1- a music theme

2- a licensed theme

3- free reign... pick a theme. Licensed or not. Original or not.

So... what would you build? Just a fun little discussion.

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My pics:

1- Van Halen (I had originally chosen ZZ Top but Heisenberg gave that great option)

2- I know... this will piss off a few... but I still say... Predator

3- I would REALLY like to see a PROPER sequel to a classic pin (I was not a fan of a single-level Black Knight pin). So... my pic would be FIREPOWER 3. Runner up? High Speed 3.
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1) The Grateful Dead (this is gonna happen!)

2) Blade Runner

#) Smokey and the Bandit

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I would re-do Alien, my next NIB if Stern take the franchise and make a fantastic game

Black Sabbath, oh no, another NIB if Stern bla bla bla

A dragons themes, rpg style, a great adventure, 3level playfield, tons of toys and table flow even better than SR!! (It's a retirement project)
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1- Debating between Rammstein and Prodigy... RAMMSTEIN!!! it's gonna be a LOUD machine! :)
2- The Matrix (now that a new Matrix is coming soon)
3- NHL-hockey themed machine...although a Sequel (tri-quel?) to Centaur could be a great idea too...
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Damn, Rammstein is a good one, so is Blade Runner..!

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1. Foo Fighters or Loverboy.. Led Zep but its already done
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1- Queen

2- My Hero Academia

3- Banzai Run Sequel

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1- a music theme

I like that Iron Maiden is not a "band" pinball but more story-driven. I think Judas Priest could do something similar so going to go with JP.

2- a licensed theme

Blade Runner

3- free reign... pick a theme. Licensed or not. Original or not.

Conan the Barbarian OR Cthulhu mythos
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1. Motörhead
2. Friday The 13th
3. Blackwater 500
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1. SRV (I'm actually really tired of music pins and I like music...)
2. Predator (There is already a new improved Alien in the works...)
3. A better Waterworld revisited or another awesome funny and fun to play pin like Elvira HOH
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1. Matrix. Absolutely love the first movie.
2. Tron. Yes, another Tron but even better. Imagine what could be done with the full colour display now!
3. Nintendo theme like Super Smash Bros. Extremely popular with kids. Great license for old gamers, too.
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1. Rush
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TwilightZone wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:21 pm
2. Tron. Yes, another Tron but even better. Imagine what could be done with the full colour display now!
I hope they start doing "2.0 Vaults" or something like that, re-releases with an LCD screen. So many great Sterns could be re-sold 15-20 years after they came out. (LOTR of course)

(I also hope companies like CGC start developing 2.0 code for the machines they do. They've already redone the platforms, so imagine Attack From Mars with contemporary Lyman-quality code?
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1. Ozzy Osbourne / Black Sabbath
2. Mad Max Fury Road.
3. Taxi 2 (Remake of Williams Taxi)
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Pinball Junkie wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:53 am
2. Predator (There is already a new improved Alien in the works...)
OOOhhhhh... You have me very curious now.
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Fifty wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:02 pm
1- Queen

2- My Hero Academia
2 great suggestions. My daughter Emma is a My Hero Academia nut. I got out of manga stuff after Akira in 88. LOL
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Sparky wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:35 pm
Fifty wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:02 pm
2- My Hero Academia
My daughter Emma is a My Hero Academia nut. I got out of manga stuff after Akira in 88. LOL
never heard of it

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TwilightZone wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:21 pm
2. Tron. Yes, another Tron but even better. Imagine what could be done with the full colour display now!
Now, that one would get me excited! What's better than my Tron, a second one to put next to it, of course!! I can imagine full color display, projections (like on Stranger Things), magnetic ramps, EL wires all over, extended Daft Punk music from the complete album that just dropped.. when can I order from Sparky Pinball? :D

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World_of_Warships wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:57 pm
TwilightZone wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:21 pm
2. Tron. Yes, another Tron but even better. Imagine what could be done with the full colour display now!
Now, that one would get me excited! What's better than my Tron, a second one to put next to it, of course!! I can imagine full color display, projections (like on Stranger Things), magnetic ramps, EL wires all over, extended Daft Punk music from the complete album that just dropped.. when can I order from Sparky Pinball? :D
Let me get my Lotto Max win first. LOL
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You would pick a licensed theme with a massive nerd following to generate sales.
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1.Kid Rock
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Mrhide wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:36 pm
never heard of it
It's okay to be out of touch. It has never heard of you either.

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Sparky wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:06 pm
Pinball Junkie wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:53 am
2. Predator (There is already a new improved Alien in the works...)
OOOhhhhh... You have me very curious now.
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