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Iron Man - born on date of mine is 05/13/2020...what?!


By PB-Guy

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

Last week I got a new in box Iron Man. The date on the machine is 05/13/2020. The story I was told was that Stern was working a skeleton crew during the virus situation, they were doing inventory, they found enough parts to make 8 Iron Man machines, and so they did. All I know is that story. Is there anyone out there that can confirm this, say it is horsehockey, or etc.? It's a pretty, new machine, with 1.86 version code, I do know that! Any information appreciated, thanks!

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#2 4 months ago

I thought they Vaulted some recently. I believe there was some mention of it on the forum a short while back.

#3 4 months ago
Quoted from PB-Guy:

Last week I got a new in box Iron Man. The date on the machine is 05/13/2020. The story I was told was that Stern was working a skeleton crew during the virus situation, they were doing inventory, they found enough parts to make 8 Iron Man machines, and so they did. All I know is that story. Is there anyone out there that can confirm this, say it is horsehockey, or etc.? It's a pretty, new machine, with 1.86 version code, I do know that! Any information appreciated, thanks!
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Yeah they vaulted them, that’s pretty funny, are you saying this isn’t considered a Vault edition or something?

#4 4 months ago

No I think he’s saying the plant should have been shut down and may 13 doesn’t make sense.

Edit* Nope. I’m the dummy then, your saying they scrounged enough parts to make a non-vault Iron Man during a iron man vault edition release??? LMAO

#5 4 months ago

I'm not saying that at all...I'm saying that was the story I was told, and because it's not really a story I am buying either, I'm wondering what the real story is. Just wondering the backstory...how many were released with a recent 2020 date (since Stern's website says they aren't in production any more, and haven't been for awhile), just kinda what's the deal here. Just like if you suddenly saw a Ghostbusters or etc. with a 2020 build date...what's up?

#6 4 months ago

Just threw on whatever sticker they had lying around?

#7 4 months ago

Iron man was the 2020 vault from Stern. There should be more coming out in the next couple of months if I had to guess

#8 4 months ago

Stern was running a small crew for several weeks when most thought they were shut down. I was told it was very slow production while they practiced social distance

#9 4 months ago
Quoted from PB-Guy:

I'm not saying that at all...I'm saying that was the story I was told, and because it's not really a story I am buying either, I'm wondering what the real story is. Just wondering the backstory...how many were released with a recent 2020 date (since Stern's website says they aren't in production any more, and haven't been for awhile), just kinda what's the deal here. Just like if you suddenly saw a Ghostbusters or etc. with a 2020 build date...what's up?

Iron Man was re ran with new code in 2020. Just like they did with GOT as they had parts left for those as well.

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#10 4 months ago

Just wipe down your machine........yikes

#11 4 months ago

IM has been vaulted in the past and again in 2020 with new code, not sure if the boardset is the same though

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/sterns-game-release-history

MSRP

2020
May / 2020 / Iron Man VE / Pro / $6099 (with code update)

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2014
June / 2014 / Iron Man VE / Pro / $5495

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2010
April / 2010 / Iron Man / Pro / $4799
April / 2010 / Iron Man / Classic (Home) / $3799

#13 4 months ago
Quoted from PB-Guy:

Last week I got a new in box Iron Man. The date on the machine is 05/13/2020. The story I was told was that Stern was working a skeleton crew during the virus situation, they were doing inventory, they found enough parts to make 8 Iron Man machines, and so they did. All I know is that story. Is there anyone out there that can confirm this, say it is horsehockey, or etc.? It's a pretty, new machine, with 1.86 version code, I do know that! Any information appreciated, thanks!
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Dunno. I had an original Iron Man with a made date of 2008 - two YEARS before it was released. Never could figure that one out.

#14 4 months ago

Great game, enjoy

#15 4 months ago

The Vault editions are the way to go. The metallic side art and metal head with the tilted screen and speakers are really nice features. Not to mention they are new and shiny! At this point I am pretty sure that the Vaults outnumber the originals by a wide margin.

Great game! I really miss my IMVE. It is a game I sold and want back.

#16 4 months ago

It won't leave my collection.... just an ass-kicker of a game...

#17 4 months ago

Mine is getting TLC from Steve at the MI Pinball Refinery

#18 4 months ago
Quoted from John_I:

The Vault editions are the way to go. The metallic side art and metal head with the tilted screen and speakers are really nice features. Not to mention they are new and shiny! At this point I am pretty sure that the Vaults outnumber the originals by a wide margin.
Great game! I really miss my IMVE. It is a game I sold and want back.

I dunno, I heard that original vault run was only 300 games. The 2010 production was 1000.

#19 4 months ago

I regret selling mine but getting so experience in Aus.

apparently:
2010 - 1050 games
2014 - approx 300 games
2020 - ?

#20 4 months ago

I think that they vaulted this in 2020, the noticeable difference being the blue insert in the middle of the playfield.

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