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— This Week’s Top 5 Stories —

1. Spooky Pinball – No Godzilla License (for now)
A bit of history on this – Charlie Emery, who runs Spooky Pinball, and members of his family are huge Godzilla/Toho fans.  (If you don’t know much about Toho or Godzilla, click here for the Wikipedia page for Godzilla and here for the Wikipedia page for Toho.)  They even built custom Godzilla themed pinball machine before they started Spooky Pinball – check out some pics here.
More recently, Spooky attended the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, and followed that up with some teasers of a possible license.  One of the attendees at the Licensing Expo was Toho, which led to much speculation they had landed the Godzilla/Toho license.
This week, Spooky changed their Facebook profile picture to this:

Unfortunately, they couldn’t work out a deal for their dream license  It was one of the licenses they were working on at the Licensing Expo, and the one they were most excited about.
TWIP contacted Charlie, and he shared the following:
“We’re disappointed we couldn’t make a deal to secure our dream theme, but we’ll be at G Fest all this weekend for their 25th anniversary with our custom Godzilla game, 98′ Sega Godzilla game, Godzilla Wars redemption game, and Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle will be in fellow Godzilla fan & ACNC artist, Jeff Zornow’s booth. We love sharing our passion for Godzilla & pinball with the thousands of attendees every year. All games are .25 cents each with all proceeds going to the G Fest charity group, ‘G Fans Helping G Fans’ for the 10th consecutive year. Just going to stay positive and enjoy the best father &