Are Stern Toppers made in the factory?

(Topic ID: 221389)

Are Stern Toppers made in the factory?


By PinMagnet

8 months ago



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  • Latest reply 8 months ago by dsuperbee
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    #1 8 months ago

    Floor videos always show the toppers in a box ready to go but never show them making them. The same with playfield toys. Are those things made on the floor or somewhere else and shipped to Stern?

    #2 8 months ago

    Didn’t Stern set up shop in China? This is Likely the source of siderails, toppers etc

    #3 8 months ago

    My assumption would be that they’re not made in house. I don’t know for fact, but I believe that stern would outsource as much as it can to save money, as long as they are able to keep their “made in America” sticker on the glass. I dont know for fact, but again, I’m assuming that their toys, mechs, plastics....whatever part you can think of is probably made in China and shipped to the USA and then assembled in Chicago.

    My GoT topper’s install documentation doesn’t mention anything about made in America in it. And without taking off my game I didn’t see a made in America sticker on the back or top. I’d think if it was made in the USA then stern would advertise it.

    #4 8 months ago

    I dunno where they are made but I’m hoping they re-run a TWD topper.

    #5 8 months ago

    Well, they are made in a factory.

    #6 8 months ago

    All our parts are manufactured under our strict guidelines and quality control.
    Some of our toppers are part constructed from materials from outside sources inside our factory here at Elk Grove.

    #7 8 months ago
    Quoted from Wakky:

    All our parts are manufactured under our strict guidelines and quality control.

    All Apple products are manufactured under (their) strict guidelines and quality control.......and made in China.

    Quoted from Wakky:

    Some of our toppers are

    Are some wholely built out of house, or are some wholely built in house?

    Quoted from Wakky:

    outside sources inside our factory

    So you purchase from a 3rd party that may order product from foreign companies?

    I’m not criticizing, just curious. I have no problem with buying foreign.

    #8 8 months ago
    Quoted from Wakky:

    All our parts are manufactured under our strict guidelines and quality control.
    Some of our toppers are part constructed from materials from outside sources inside our factory here at Elk Grove.

    So... sorta like the $13 box fan I bought? All of the components are made outside the US, but the 1 minute assembly is done in the USA so they can call it made in the USA

    #9 8 months ago

    I don’t care where it’s made, I just want a Star Wars topper.

    #10 8 months ago
    Quoted from mrossman5:

    I don’t care where it’s made, I just want a Star Wars topper.

    Stay tuned !

    #11 8 months ago

    It depends, the music pins are made here:

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