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Stern Mandolorian Topper Released! Video Inside! MSRP $1999?

By sataneatscheese

44 days ago


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#1 44 days ago

Just Dropped. Details coming.

MSRP $1999!

CHICAGO, IL – October 19, 2022 –Stern Pinball, Inc., announces a new state-of-the-art The Mandalorian pinball Topper accessory compatible with the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models of The Mandalorian.

The Mandalorian is a critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning hit original series, streaming exclusively through Disney+. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, teaming up with key allies and protecting Grogu, while battling dangerous enemies and forces across their journey.

The Mandalorian-inspired Topper accessory introduces exclusive new gameplay features while transporting the player inside the cockpit of the Razor CrestTM, using a 3D holographic display in vivid color. New gameplay features include Mandalorian MadnessTM, a mini wizard mode, and BeskarTM Bonanza, a progressive mode that awards all upgrades in the FoundryTM.

The Mandalorian-inspired Topper leverages the Stern Insider ConnectedTM platform to enhance the gameplay experience. In addition to a player’s username and icon, the topper displays a player’s lifetime Encounter upper mini playfield accuracy percentage, plus lifetime BeskarTM collected for all games played while logged in to their Insider Connected player account. Players can also earn exclusive Insider Connected Achievements. The Topper comes equipped with Competition Mode functionality, displaying all player scores with the current high score being highlighted.

“The Mandalorian-inspired Topper is a game changer for The Mandalorian pinball playing experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “This innovative and interactive topper will keep players connected with stunning visuals and all new features never achieved through a pinball topper accessory before.”

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $US 1,999

MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.

The Mandalorian-inspired pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

About Insider Connected

Insider Connected is a comprehensive technology initiative to connect the universe of Stern pinball machines. The platform is designed to enhance and extend player engagement with the games across both home and commercial environments. It also presents professional operators of the pinball machines a robust set of tools to drive location play, build player loyalty, analyze performance, make adjustments remotely and maintain the machines.

Registration for Insider Connected is available at insider.sternpinball.com/. Players can register at a connected game by scanning a QR code or at the Stern Pinball website. Once a player registers, they are issued a unique QR Code that can be used to identify that player at any connected Stern pinball machine anywhere in the world. When a player logs into the machine, they can track progress, earn new game specific achievements, engage with the player community, and participate in promotions and Challenge Quests.

“Insider Connected is transforming how players interact with pinball machines. Operators are benefiting from new tools that drive repeat play and help maintain games while players benefit from easier log-in access both on location and in their homes,” said Seth Davis, President of Stern Pinball, Inc.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include James Bond, Rush, Godzilla, The Mandalorian, Led Zeppelin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, and Batman. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

#2 44 days ago

They already posted the details, 2k!

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#3 44 days ago

That looks really neat! No Mando in my house but I'd absolutely be all over that at $799... maybe even a little more. But $1999 is a hard no for me.

I was hoping for something mechanical but it is a neat and novel idea. I'd love to see one in person.

#4 44 days ago

Manufacturers have just cut out the flippers…that’s what Elvira was going for. Looks cool, but that’s just crazy expensive. I like that it has insider connect stats, but I think mechanical toppers are the coolest.

Stern is starting to make TS4 CE at 13k market price look somewhat reasonable in comparison. Bond LE with a topper is gonna be 15k all in.

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#5 44 days ago

I actually thought I was going to pick one up for a location game.

Then the MSRP popped up..

Hard pass

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#6 44 days ago

Can't wait to get it installed on my LE!

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#7 44 days ago

$1,999. What an Effing joke.

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#8 44 days ago

2k for a topper. This hobby has gotten so ridiculous....

#9 44 days ago

It looks incredible but yikes 2k? Now I actually have to think about it.

#10 44 days ago

5K by Christmas!
-Mike

#11 44 days ago

Almost 1/3 the cost of a Pro model... That's crazy. Might have to transfer my topper deposit to some other accessories.

#12 44 days ago

Super high priced, but still makes the SW R2D2 topper look like a kid's art project by comparison!

#13 44 days ago

You really have to be a super fan of the game at that price.

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#14 44 days ago

Really cool, but NOPE! Too much for a $50 lcd screen surrounded by plastic

#15 44 days ago

$1299 would of been a "respectable" push up in price but doubling what Elvira was launched at is crazy. Yes Elvira shot up but it is now back to $999 and you can find them at several stores.

#16 44 days ago

Scared to see what the cost of other toppers are going to be... Godzilla, Rush, 007, etc.

Curious if this will be the new price point.

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#17 44 days ago

I'm a mechanical guy. I see more in the BKSOR topper at less than 1/2 the price.

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#18 44 days ago

It's $2000 for DLC. Well done Stern.

#19 44 days ago

Can only imagine Godzilla will be 3k!

#20 44 days ago

I wonder if this is where all the projectors for Stranger Things Premium/LE went...

#21 44 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I wonder if this is where all the projectors for Stranger Things Premium/LE went...

Looks like a Star Wars home LCD screen set in a diorama.

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#22 44 days ago

Stern wasn’t raised on Tatooine.
Don’t blame them for high demand.
They just took topper flippers out to pasture again.
As a result everyone gets flipper pricing!

#23 44 days ago

Thinking about this: "The Topper comes equipped with Competition Mode functionality, displaying all player scores with the current high score being highlighted."

Honestly, a simple universal Stern machine topper that just did the player scores with high score highlighted in big font would be neat. It's pretty difficult to see the scores on the LCD unless you're the one playing.

#24 44 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I'm a mechanical guy. I see more in the BKSOR topper at less than 1/2 the price.

Same... I has hoping for something similar to BKSOR around the $1K price point.

#25 44 days ago

I thought it was going to be robotic and similar to the one from Black Knight. As for the $2,000, I've known that for a year and thought it was common knowledge?

Honestly Mandalorian maybe on the way out to make room for my Bond LE so where I would have been on this 100% a year ago I'm probably going to pass on it now.

#26 44 days ago

Changed my mind. I'm out.

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#27 44 days ago

Great - let’s offer less mechanical magic and introduce yet another screen…….. And then charge 2k. Buy buy buy!

Major disappointment. I don’t have Mando so no skin in the game but I’m more concerned about Godzilla’s topper, as I’m anticipating that, if this is where they’re going.

BKSOR topper was the pinnacle. Too bad they didn’t reskin out with shredders head for TMNT.

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#28 44 days ago

Can’t wait to unlock the gameplay attached to the 1000$ shooter knob!

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#29 44 days ago

I hope the bubble bursts for Stern soon. They shouldn't be allowed to succeed with this crap.

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#30 44 days ago
Quoted from seenev:

I hope the bubble bursts for Stern soon. They shouldn't be allowed to succeed with this crap.

As an anti-topper guy, I'm just sitting back laughing and waiting for the topper bubble to burst instead.

#31 44 days ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

...but still makes the kid's art project R2D2 topper look F'ing stupid...

Are you saying it didn't look stupid last night before this came out?

#32 44 days ago

Looks cool but yikes, that price.

#33 44 days ago

Thats nuts!

#34 44 days ago

Topper looks cool, but not sure if it is 2k cool. Not sure the game overall has enough popularity for the topper. If it sells out it will be because of FOMO or speculation that it will gain value like all other toppers have

#35 44 days ago

Its definitely a cool topper, but I'm glad I don't particularly care for Mando or for toppers

#36 44 days ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

Not sure the game overall has enough popularity for the topper...

Less it sells the more valuable it becomes!

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#37 44 days ago

I'm a topper guy, I dont like these prices, I'm gonna get it because its going to be epic on my LE.
That said, really doesnt seem to color match well with the machine on the promo. All the blue and grey kind of clashes with what I think is the premium model.

#38 44 days ago

Does anyone with topper experience know if you can sub-in a compatible node board and "trick" your game into believing an actual topper is there?

Asking because I could imagine a scenario where a DIY solution ends up around 25% of the cost...

#39 44 days ago

I think it’s a short sited cash grab for stern….a really cool topper at a reasonable price, 1k, would drive new sales of this game (and it seems like there’s a lot of stock out there). I could see doing 2k for Godzilla since they cant make enough of those. But bigger picture I’d think it’s a smarter strategy to use toppers to help drive new sales, doubt that happens at 2k for a non mechanical topper.

#40 44 days ago

I've only been in the hobby a couple years. But long enough to remember when everybody lost their minds over the $600 JP topper and the $700 R2D2 topper. If history is any guide, they will sell every single one. And in 2 years we will all lament that we didn't buy when it was "only $1999"

#41 44 days ago

My CCR Topper costs less and does more lol and I thought it was expensive.

#42 44 days ago
Quoted from Jj557:

I could see doing 2k or Godzilla

If they do a similar topper like this for Godzilla, it would be an instant sell out

#43 44 days ago
Quoted from Dan1733:

I've only been in the hobby a couple years. But long enough to remember when everybody lost their minds over the $600 JP topper and the $700 R2D2 topper. If history is any guide, they will sell every single one. And in 2 years we will all lament that we didn't buy when it was "only $1999"

Mando doesn’t seem as popular of alot of the games with high priced toppers. Black Knight is the big exception, but that seems to be a very rare topper. It will be interesting to see how these sell.

#44 44 days ago

I wonder if there is a way to tap into the extra modes without the topper...

#45 44 days ago

So a new limited edition Stern with new topper pricing will cost you roughly $16,500 after tax and shipping. I feel this industry is going to crash hard in 2023.

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#46 44 days ago
Quoted from Dan1733:

I've only been in the hobby a couple years. But long enough to remember when everybody lost their minds over the $600 JP topper and the $700 R2D2 topper. If history is any guide, they will sell every single one. And in 2 years we will all lament that we didn't buy when it was "only $1999"

Speak for yourself.

I also don't like $300 dolls and hot glued trinkets in my games either, guess I'm weird.

#47 44 days ago

$2k And it will soon be sold out.

#48 44 days ago

Topper is badass. I'm not a Mando fan but this topper makes me want one. So cool, well done!

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#49 44 days ago

Stern is savage! $2,000 for a topper! If anyone buys this thing your a idiot! Haha

#50 44 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I'm a mechanical guy. I see more in the BKSOR topper at less than 1/2 the price.

You know its only a couple $3.00 servos making the Black Knight move?

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