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Stern Electronics Club (1977-1984).

By Mitch

3 years ago

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Post #227 Various gate tips. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #269 Hi quality thoughts from Cotton about inlanes. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #279 Playfield touch up tips. Posted by klr650 (3 years ago)

Post #309 Stern inserts suggestions. Posted by cottonm4 (3 years ago)

Post #310 Seawitch gate flap solution. Posted by frunch (3 years ago)

Post #1033 Bally drop targets on the classic stern, even mix and match. Posted by cottonm4 (2 years ago)

Post #1958 Star Gazer podcast episode link. Posted by DRDAVE (2 years ago)

Post #2587 Link to 3D printed parts available from HHaase. Posted by HHaase (1 year ago)

Post #2590 Link to 3D printed parts by Swinks, available at Shapeways. Posted by swinks (1 year ago)

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#3 3 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Dont see these come up too often. What's the going price for these titles.
Quicksilver, stargazer, seawitch

interested also.

I have watched Stargazer but not the others. Saw a very nice example sell for $4500 about 1 year ago.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

I wouldn't mind a stars or meteor either but I know what those are worth.

I got to be honest. I think Star Gazer is the only one worth picking up. Great to play and art work is great!

I think 9-ball is the best player of the bunch. I would probably take meteor over QS and seawitch; would def take Stars over all of them.

#24 3 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

The new rules on SG really

new rules???

#50 3 years ago

I would pay 5300 for a NIb stern remake of Stargazer

#59 3 years ago
Quoted from DaveH:

The problem is, not enough people would. After the first 10 copies sold like hotcakes, there would be a huge group looking at it and saying "What, for that?". Most people just wouldn't appreciate it. So just because I want a Stargazer, doesn't mean there is enough demand to remake it.

Fortunately a couple of my friends own it, so I get to play it from time to time. Not the same as having it in my house, but at least I get to visit them.

how many games does Stern realistically need to sell in order for it to be worth it?

Looking back at recent past titles I estimate that if they can sell 500 in total then the game average, 1000 in total and it is above average, 2000 and it is great!

If Stern made a modern Stargazer PRO model for 5300 they could sell 500 of them. Make a LE (updated art) to go along with it and I bet you sell another 500

#63 3 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

That's a tuffy right there

yeah, but I bet there would be a whole segment of the typical LE buyers that would buy it just because it is LE and has new art...

I wonder if Gerry Simkus (original artist is still around and wants to make some new/updated art)? could be cool

#64 3 years ago
Quoted from rollitover:

...for an exact replica?
Or would you expect an updated,
new and improved version?
Sorry OP for the brief diversion.

I would happily pay 5300 for an exact replica.

I would pay premium prices for an updated version with equally good art, new LCD display and graphics, etc... I would of course want to be able to run "classic" mode on that updated version.

#98 3 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

I've heard Viper is the same.....beautiful game,

Viper is a blast! Great art and super fun.

Most have not had the opportunity to play a working example. Great art and challenging.
It will never be an A for game play, but a solid B+ for the era.

#121 3 years ago

I just rolled my Stern Magic for the first time this past Sunday. What fun!

#161 3 years ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Must admit I've never played a Magic or Trident as far as I know.

Magic is a gem.

Trident is a turd, dont waste your time.

#178 3 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

That's like asking if a blonde or a brunette is better in bed...let's just say those two are bolted to the floor, Seabitch is for sale and Meteor is newer to the collection. I need more time on it.

Stilltryin for 4800 on that seawitch, lol.

#183 3 years ago
Quoted from Methos:

Those two are pretty comparable, Fathom has a more traditional layout while SG is pretty unique.
QS beats both of them.

your QS is the only one I have played (at least for one that actually plays well). I have always been curious, are the flippers intended to have as much travel as they do? They go further than any other game (even the always trap GTB premiers).

#242 3 years ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Got a seawitch being shipped to me. Has repo backglass and plastics. Rough playfeild.

Ill take the next SeaSlut that comes along I guess...

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