(Topic ID: 247553)

Star Wars Home Edition Fan club.


By Honch

7 months ago



Topic Stats

  • 31 posts
  • 21 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 61 days ago by pinmister
  • Topic is favorited by 4 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 5 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

70DB6F08-244F-4947-A6D7-6B71BEE7C1F5 (resized).jpeg
F4ED5083-29E5-4291-B7BE-BE0A49481288 (resized).jpeg
D75138D7-48B7-410B-9263-52025DF2773F (resized).jpeg
C28545BF-779C-408A-A711-F9F18990A0E5 (resized).jpeg
A25D3209-EB6F-4E68-AC57-C9C6501C2B4C (resized).jpeg

#1 7 months ago

The first meeting of the SWHEFC has been called to order. Also known as the game too expensive for your average person to(probably )buy but not cool enough for the true coin op/ nerd, hobbyists to not piss all over.

-1
#2 7 months ago

I'm starting to believe that these home pin models are Stern's way of slowly desensitizing us to their future planned playfield designs.

#3 7 months ago

I think that it's great that they are introducing pinball to customers outside of us die-hards, it can only a net positive for the hobby. Price seems a bit high to me, however, to really break into the casual market.

Obviously, we were all hoping for something a little more exciting to us real pinball fans

Mike

#4 7 months ago

I dont see anything wrong with Stern going this route. But like many others have already said, its price point is probably too close to the real thing for this to be viable.

#5 7 months ago

I could see these at the $2,000 - $2,500 price point but otherwise I just don't see a market.

#6 7 months ago
Quoted from Hougie:

I could see these at the $2,000 - $2,500 price point but otherwise I just don't see a market.

Right, Stern just needs to raise the prices on the real thing (the current Pros) in order to make these look more attractive at the listed price point. Maybe that explains Gary Stern's recent comments about how Stern Pros are too cheap. Maybe they'll fix that by making their Pros more expensive soon.

#7 7 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Right, Stern just needs to raise the prices on the real thing (the current Pros) in order to make these look more attractive at the listed price point. Maybe that explains Gary Stern's recent comments about how Stern Pros are too cheap. Maybe they'll fix that by making their Pros more expensive soon.

And I believe that they are arrogant enough to do just that.

-1
#8 7 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Right, Stern just needs to raise the prices on the real thing (the current Pros) in order to make these look more attractive at the listed price point. Maybe that explains Gary Stern's recent comments about how Stern Pros are too cheap. Maybe they'll fix that by making their Pros more expensive soon.

Bingo....

#9 7 months ago

thats the new release.........booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

#10 7 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Right, Stern just needs to raise the prices on the real thing (the current Pros) in order to make these look more attractive at the listed price point. Maybe that explains Gary Stern's recent comments about how Stern Pros are too cheap. Maybe they'll fix that by making their Pros more expensive soon.

This sounds right.

#11 7 months ago

"Mommy can I have a new Star Wars..."

Mommy glances at price tag: $4000+

"No."

#12 7 months ago
Quoted from Honch:

The first meeting of the SWHEFC has been called to order. Also known as the game too expensive for your average person to(probably )buy but not cool enough for the true coin op/ nerd, hobbyists to not piss all over.

Honestly, the LE version of this game wasn't exactly "cool" either. Seriously, I get that they are going to get SW-obsessed fans who don't have any idea what a garbage-heap the "full adult" version was to buy this [maybe], but it's odd that Stern would pick such a clunker to market as a home version, IMO.

#13 7 months ago

Where is the SWHE fan club?

3 months later
#14 3 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised with this.
Although a little clunky, it still has a good flow.
To be honest, i enjoyed playing this more than the pro model. Like that Stern decided to put metal ramps opposed to the crappy plastic ones that were on the previously released Home"the pin" models.
For a home pin, definitely an improvement over the crappy Marvel and Transformers one.
Easy access for maintenance under playfield unlike previous home pins, with the exception of Spiderman the pin.
In fact, Star Wars the Pin is very similar to the Spiderman the pin, which I kind of liked too.
SW has better ramps than Spiderman.
Of course these arnt as good quality as full commercial models, for what it is Stern did a decent job. Purist may not approve, but I can see the moderate pinball players enjoying this one, especially kids.
My only worries with this is how well it will hold up in time. The ball kind of knocks around pretty hard on some of the objects on playfield which are cheaper quality, and i wonder if eventually will cause damage do to its clunkyness, but time will tell.
As far as how it looks, it does look visually attractive. Love the artwork......
As far as price though, for 4000 dollars you can get much more for that amount in quality obviously by just buying a 1990s William's or Bally, or even a Data East...
However, Stern targeting new customers and potentially helping bringing in new pinball fans who want to spend less than the price of new full commercial models is not a bad thing. I think the home pins will get better In the future, but I doubt the prices on future home pins by stern will go down.
Even cheaper quality pins arnt cheap, especially when profits must be made which is most understandable..... lol I'm sorry for rambling.

Bottom line is, the Star Wars the pin is the best Home Pin Sterns made yet.
I can see a market for these.

#15 3 months ago
Quoted from NatetheGreat:

To be honest, i enjoyed playing this more than the pro model.

Every time I think I've read the most ridiculous comment possible on pinside u guys rise to the occasion.

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from NatetheGreat:

I can see a market for these.

Who is buying them? Not one owner has checked in, so can you even have a fan club with no owners discussing the game? TWO are showing up in Pinside collections. TWO. Now I know that Pinside isn't the target market, but come on. If there was a market for these distributors would be saying that it's a hot seller. They are not.

#17 3 months ago

You would think that since it's been several months that the machine has been available, they'd put a manual on their website. Heck, even the new Elvira already has manuals available on Stern's website.

1 week later
#18 3 months ago
Quoted from Hazoff:

Every time I think I've read the most ridiculous comment possible on pinside u guys rise to the occasion.

well, I would agree with what was said prior to your response...
I owned a Starwars Pro and sold it back after just four months.
have played the Starwars Home Edition several times at Expo last month and had good fun... real good fun shooting it.

1 week later
#19 89 days ago

I never thought I would ever say this but..........I played the Star Wars Home edition and I really liked it. Simple and yet surprisingly fun to play. Never judge a machine before you play it.

1 week later
#20 76 days ago

well, I just bought one!
placed an order for the Star Wars home edition (aka the Pin)! will receive it mid-January.
very excited about it.

I already own a Twilight Zone, a Bally Attack from Mars, a FunHouse and a Dialed In. just wanted a cool simple approachable pin for everyone to enjoy: my 7 year old daughter, my friends are who are casual players, family etc.

very very happy about my choice.

#21 76 days ago

From what I observed at the debut of this pin at ComicCon you made a good choice--casual players and kids were drawn to this machine. Hopefully it holds up well.

#22 76 days ago

I have never played star wars home pin,
I was wondering, is the code and video better then the standard version ie pro and prem?

Thanks

#23 76 days ago

The video display is so small it really doesn't matter how good or bad the video is. I don't know about the code, but I can tell you I had way more fun playing this than the SW pro.

#24 76 days ago

The full size has some of the best code in pinball so probably not...

#25 74 days ago
Quoted from ParisPinballAdct:

well, I just bought one!
placed an order for the Star Wars home edition (aka the Pin)! will receive it mid-January.
very excited about it.

Do you mind if I ask how much approximately? I have no idea what they sell for? After playing one, I cant seem to get it out of my mind and I already own a LE.

#27 69 days ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Do you mind if I ask how much approximately? I have no idea what they sell for? After playing one, I cant seem to get it out of my mind and I already own a LE.

Well bear in mind i live in France and so my local distributor has to have the games shipped from across the pond and pay importation taxes etc. And so i got mine for 5,000€ (5,500$) all taxes included.

1 week later
#28 61 days ago

Got to finally play the SW Home Pin. Initial thought was I wouldn’t like it. After 1.5hrs of playing it I couldn’t stop hitting the start button over & over again - I really really want one. It’s $2,500 AUD cheaper than the Pro, and the shots feel better & the ruleset is easier to get your head around it. My only concern would be will it last a long time in a small collection... nevertheless, I can’t get it out of my mind.

70DB6F08-244F-4947-A6D7-6B71BEE7C1F5 (resized).jpegA25D3209-EB6F-4E68-AC57-C9C6501C2B4C (resized).jpegC28545BF-779C-408A-A711-F9F18990A0E5 (resized).jpegD75138D7-48B7-410B-9263-52025DF2773F (resized).jpegF4ED5083-29E5-4291-B7BE-BE0A49481288 (resized).jpeg
#29 61 days ago
Quoted from hassellcastle:

We sell them for $3999.

Thinking if I can find one for close to $3500 shipped to Denver I may be interested?

#30 61 days ago

Msrp is $3499 iirc, street price is $3999 and I just saw a fb add for $37xx for one new in Cali.

I haven’t played it yet, hoping stern brings one to CES so I can try. They did that with Spider-Man home.

I do agree the sweet spot is 2999, but stern must of done some research to charge what they do :/ I’d love to pickup a home version of any of them if the price was right. Leave it in my kids bedroom :-p

#31 61 days ago
Quoted from northvibe:

I do agree the sweet spot is 2999

If I can get one for $2999 I would be all over that. One thing that I really liked when I played it was the drops in front of ramp entrance-so much fun!

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 18.00
Apparel - Men
Pinside Shop
From: $ 248.85
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
$ 279.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball LEDs
From: $ 127.05
Cabinet - Sound/Speakers
PinWoofer
$ 79.99
Cabinet - Armor And Blades
PinGraffix Pinside Shop
From: $ 35.99
$ 279.95
Lighting - Led
Pin Stadium Pinball LEDs
$ 90.00
Lighting - Under Cabinet
Rock Custom Pinball
$ 7,599.00
Pinball Machine
Gulf Coast Pinball, LLC
From: $ 99.99
Cabinet - Other
Lighted Pinball Mods
$ 27.99
Eproms
Matt's Basement Arcade
$ 48.00
Cabinet - Other
ModFather Pinball Mods
$ 119.95
Boards
Allteksystems
$ 8,000.00
$ 72.95
Cabinet - Shooter Rods
Super Skill Shot Shop
$ 48.00
Cabinet - Other
ModFather Pinball Mods

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside