What a time to be into pinball. There is so much going on. Twenty years ago there was one pinball manufacturer. Now, we have several and they keep innovating and putting out amazing pinball experiences.
Jersey Jack Pinball is now teasing a new pinball machine based on the Toy Story cinematic universe.
Here’s what we know so far…
Legendary pinball game designer, Pat Lawlor, has been working on a secret new pinball machine for Jersey Jack Pinball.
Jersey Jack Pinball is using the phrase, “To Infinity…” This of course is the start of the catchphrase of Buzz Lightyear from the Toy Story movie franchise. Jersey Jack Pinball even changed their whole website to one mysterious splash screen to help heighten the suspense.
Disney is releasing Lightyear in June 2022. Lightyear serves as an in-universe prequel to the first Toy Story movie and an origin story to the fictional character on which his toy line was based.
I love that Jersey Jack Pinball is building excitement around their new pinball machine. Good marketing. Like, I said, this is a great time to be into pinball.
Update: June 14, 2022 @ 12 EST
Here’s a first look at the Toy Story 4 Pinball Machine layout.
Update: June 14, 2022 @ 2 EST
A featurette video just got published on the Straight Down The Middle YouTube channel that gives us a closer look at the gameplay, theme integration, and special features of the new Toy Story 4 pinball machine. Hear from game designer Pat Lawlor, programmer Joe Katz, and marketer Ken Cromwell in the video.