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.
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5 Reasons the Transformers Would Make an Awesome Pinball Machine Theme (Again)
It's been over a decade since the last Transformers pinball machine was released, and in that time, the world has changed. Seemingly every blockbuster movie is now a shared universe, crossovers are all the rage, and nostalgia is king. That's why we think it's high time for a new Transformers pinball machine! Here are five reasons why:
1. The Transformers appeals to all ages.
Kids who grew up with the toys and cartoons in the 80s and 90s are now adults with disposable incomes, and they're looking for ways to relive their childhood. A new generation of kids has also been introduced to the franchise through the live-action movies. That means there's potential for both older fans and younger ones to get hooked on a new Transformers pinball machine.
2. The franchise is more popular than ever.
Since the release of the first live-action movie in 2007, the Transformers franchise has been reinvigorated. There are now six movies in the series, with more on the way, as well as a host of tie-in products, from video games to comics to clothes. In other words, there's no shortage of source material for a new pinball machine theme.
3. The machines already exist.
It's been proven already that Transformers works as a pinball theme. It just needs to be updated for modern audiences. With updated rules, art, graphics, sound, and gameplay, these machines could be huge hits with pinball fans of all ages.
4. There's room for innovation.
While most modern pinball machines have moved away from traditional themes like sports or celebrities, there's still plenty of room for innovation within the genre. For example, one recent pinball machine included a visual feature that allowed players to "see" ghosts as they played. With its futuristic setting and array of characters with unique abilities, the Transformers franchise is ripe for similar innovative features.
5. It would be just plain cool .
Let's face it: a new Transformers pinball machine would be just plain cool. It would be a chance to revisit one of our favorite childhood franchises while experiencing some cutting-edge technology at the same time. And who doesn't want that?
We think it's high time for a new Transformers pinball machine! The franchise appeals to all ages, is more popular than ever, and there's plenty of potential for innovation within the genre. Plus, it would be just plain cool.