before, the 1979 sci-fi disaster flick Meteor had a surprising amount of merchandising, from the expected tie-in novelization, comics & Warren magazine to View-Master reels... and this arcade pinball machine from Stern. I don't believe I ever saw this in person, but the flyer makes it look like it might have been a fun machine to drop a few quarters on.
I'm especially taken by the colorful, well-designed graphics; it looks like Meteor probably made a better pinball game than it did a movie! (Of course, you all know me - I actually kinda like the movie, too.)
Ah. Pinball. I would be rich if it weren't for you. I think I played this one, But my favorite was from later (1987?). It was called Swords of Fury. I can still hear "Lionman Bonus" in my head.ReplyDelete
In the late 70's-early 80's my dad was doing a lot of bowling with his work league team. He would drag me along too and give me some change to go play pinball machines and video games. I don't remember this one, but I played a lot of pinball back then.ReplyDelete
I really like this film I saw with my parents back in 1979 I was 8 lots of good memories I didnt know their was merchandice for it though?ReplyDelete
I actually remember this one and played it quite often. It was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed the movie since it was the last movie I remember seeing with my grandfather.ReplyDelete
My parents had a camper, but it was permanently parked at the same campground for a few years in the late '70s-early '80s. The campstore had the Meteor pinball machine and it was the best pinball I had ever played.ReplyDelete
Meteor by Stern. In german: Meteor von Stern.ReplyDelete
Stern means "star". Translated back into english: Meteor by Star.
xD Saw the film on some weekend broadcast as part of an sf-matinee-like time slot. Pity that it suffered from very slow pacing, statuesk acting and badly lit modelshots. The premise got potential.