Pinball Hype Index

We track all the latest pinball theme buzz so you don't have to. These are the most hyped pinball themes from pinball's biggest fans.

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Total pieces of content analyzed: 38,125
Total individual IPs identified: 1,562
Last updated: November, 2022

Pulp Fiction Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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26
Movie

Pulp Fiction

Pulp Fiction has been a long rumored title for several pinball manufacturers, and we may be closer then ever to seeing it brought to life.
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Sherlock Holmes Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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27
Book
Movie

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is a classic literary character with many popular movie and film franchise adaptations. Pinball fans would love to see a Sherlock Holmes themed machine.
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Mötley Crüe Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
28
Band

Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe fits alongside other contemporary and related bands that have already been turned into pinball machines.
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John Wick Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
29
Movie

John Wick

A popular modern movie franchise, pinball fans have frequently requested a pinball machine based on John Wick.
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Blade Runner Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
30
Movie

Blade Runner

One of the most popular cult sci-fi films of all time, Blade Runner and its sequel are mentioned often when fans speculate about the next pinball machine theme.
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Cobra Kai Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
31
TV Show

Cobra Kai

Cobra Kai is a popular YouTube / Netflix show based on The Karate Kid franchise. Fans would love to see a pin made that fits in this universe.
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Megadeth Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
32
Band

Megadeth

A popular metal band in the vein of AC/DC, Metallica and Guns n' Roses that fans would like to see incorporated into a pinball machine.
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Beastie Boys Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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33
Band

Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys are frequently one of the first bands mentioned when fans discuss possibilities for a modern band pin, or the first rap focused theme.
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Mortal Kombat Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
34
Video Game
Movie

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat is an evergreen IP when fans discuss what they'd like to see produced as a new pinball machine.
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The Thing Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
35
Movie

The Thing

The popular cult horror film The Thing is mentioned as a dream pinball theme by many.
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Mad Max Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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36
Movie

Mad Max

Pinball players would love to see a pinball machine based in the Mad Max universe, either based on the original movies or the latest release (Fury Road).
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Fast & the Furious Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
37
Movie

Fast & the Furious

Given how large and long lasting the Fast & the Furious franchise is, it's not surprising that pinball fans would want to see it brought to the world of pinball.
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Sonic the Hedgehog Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
38
Video Game

Sonic the Hedgehog

Thanks in part to a popular homebrew pin by Ryan McQuaid, fans would love to see an official pinball machine based on Sega's Sonic character.
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Dune Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
39
Book
Movie

Dune

Dune occupies a similar mindspace as other sci-fi themes like Blade Runner. Dune has gained steam in recent years alongside the latest theatrical adaptation of the story.
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Futurama Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
40
TV Show

Futurama

We have several pins based on The Simpsons, so why not Futurama?
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Gremlins Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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41
Movie

Gremlins

The Gremlins is another 80s classic that pinball fans would love to see turned into a pin.
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Slayer Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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42
Band

Slayer

Slayer is one of fans top picks for a new metal themed machine.
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G.I. Joe Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
43
Cartoon
Toy

G.I. Joe

Children of the 1980s and 1990s are very nostalgic for this childhood cartoon staple, and would like to see G.I. Joe adapted to a pinball machine.
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Transformers Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
44
Cartoon
Movie

Transformers

While Transformers has been adapted into a pinball machine before, fans would like to see a new version based on the G1 toys and cartoons from the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Status:
    Produced over 10 years ago
  • Last Made By:
    Stern Pinball
  • Year:
    2011
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    Vault Candidate
Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
45
Movie
Famous personality

Pee-Wee’s Playhouse

1980s kids would love to see a pinball machine set in the universe of Pee-Wee's Playhouse.
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Wonder Woman Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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46
Comic
Movie

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman has increased in popularity over the years thanks to the characters involvement in the DCEU films, and fans would like to see a Wonder Woman themed pin.
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Judas Priest Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
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47
Band

Judas Priest

Judas Priest fans would love to see a music pin dedicated to this long running heavy metal band.
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Die Hard Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
48
Movie

Die Hard

A Die Hard themed pinball machine is tops on the list for fans of pinball and 1980s action movies.
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Predator Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
49
Movie

Predator

Fans of the Predator movies would like to see a Predator themed pinball machine.
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Mario Pinball Machine Theme Rumors 2022
Rank:
50
Video Game

Mario

One of the most iconic video game characters of all time, people would love to see an updated Mario themed machine from a modern pinball manufacturer.
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    Produced over 10 years ago
  • Last Made By:
    Gottlieb
  • Year:
    1992
  • Other:
    Remake/Revisit Candidate