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Stern Announces New Premium Catwoman and Munsters Color Edition

By BackFlipper

62 days ago

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#32 62 days ago

To me this reads as Stern had a lot of unsold Munsters LE playfields. It was super weird that they made the LE the color and the Premium the black and white, and then later increased the LE from 500 to 600. Their sales projections must have been all over the place.

The Catwoman version is kinda cool though. I wonder if they'd do a Joker/Riddler/Penguin version, but I sorta doubt it. Maybe a version that more prominently features all the major and minor villains? Batman 66 is a great game and the license must be dirt cheap. Stern will make it for years.

#35 62 days ago
Quoted from Blacksun:

BKSOR LE's are at #600... Appears that is the new edition size
going forward for LE's.

That's the cap, but does anyone think they'll make all of them? When they did The Beatles run they only made half of the platnium and diamonds, and will allegedly finish off the run some other time (if there is even any demand for it)

#51 62 days ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

If the Catwoman edition is the same price as the regular premium
than thats fine. Munsters color premium is a swift kick to
the nuts
and yet people keep lining to hand stern checks

That's what happens when you're the only pinball company that can ship quickly and in volume. If you don't like something, Stern will have something new/slightly-different in a couple of months. Compare that to the months, if not years, of waiting to get a game let alone a new title from everyone else.

#55 62 days ago
Quoted from kcZ:

Who cares what color they make stuff? If they suddenly start to
charge half the price then there is an issue. Premiums are not
limited. If you bought a LE cause it was color then clearly you
should have waited. LE his still different and limited, color
premium does not reduce the value of a LE.
This does not seem hard to grasp.

It does make me wonder if they would try to do a black and white LE now. The LE does have a few expensive perks besides the plaque like the mirrored backglass, shaker motor, better playfield glass, etc...

The LE model as an actual limited thing died the moment Stern bumped the LE on Munsters from 500 to 600 after announcement.

#56 62 days ago
Quoted from JayLar:

Its positive that there are more pins being produced, however
they obviously should address the code on Munsters getting it on
par with the artwork and rest of the package.

More being produced, or Stern using up their leftover stock from a lack of sales

#61 62 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

That's a great statement and one that leaves us thinking, but
then again they did do the cab artwork from the prem in color now
so maybe it is production rather then liquidation.

Does Stern make their own playfields or do they order them in? Do they print the artwork on their cabinets or contract that out? I'm genuinely asking.

I know they do all the assembly of the parts, but I don't know what state the parts arrive in. I thought they ordered playfields already cut and printed. I don't know their procurement process for the cabinet and how the art is applied.

#70 62 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

I don't believe so but not 100% certain.

I have no clue what so ever on that one lol.

I was looking back at a tour of Stern's factory on facebook. It looks like they get blank cabinets painted black and apply the art at Stern. So it really could just be using up their stock.

#71 62 days ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Like it or not, Munsters Le was easily sold out on release.
Hence the increase from 500 to 600. There’s no “leftover” LE parts
going into this colour Premium.
No doubt this full colour release was in the mix from day 1.

Easily sold out or clever manipulation to make it look like there was high demand?

I'm not a huge conspiracy theorist, but I also don't take what Stern says at face value.

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