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Stern coffee table book Kickstarter?!?


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    #1701 5 days ago
    Quoted from Rondogg:

    "We're just waiting for Stern to sign off on the copy..." remember that one, from a couple of years ago?

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    #1702 5 days ago
    Quoted from frolic:

    from the update: "As you probably know, most pinball books have maybe one or two photos of a machine, and most of those photos were not taken by book’s creator. And most books don’t begin to approach this many machines! Documenting this much pinball history is a first!"

    As you should know, Pinball Magazine No. 5 covered over 180 different games. The books by Michael Shaloub and Marco Rossignoli feature way more than 90 games and as far as I understood they photographed these themselves (but correct me if I'm wrong). If the Stern book is as accurate as this update, it will be a waste of paper.

    I'm also curious which games, aside from the known prototypes, had a production run of less than 50.

    I'm also curious whether the book will include prototype games like Total Recall, Mad, Checkpoint with alphanumeric displays, Mini Viper, Aaron Spelling, Michael Jordan and such, but with the number of games being limited to 90 I guess that answers my question with a firm 'no'. Data East and Sega Games combined are roughly 65 titles (including prototypes that didn't see a full production run). Not counting the various models of the same game, Stern Pinball has at least 57 different titles listed on IPDB. So with 90 games, they won't be complete anyway. Then why bother about these 6 missing games? Only one word comes to mind: amateurs.

    #1703 5 days ago
    Quoted from unigroove:

    Only one word comes to mind: amateurs.

    Tell us how you really feel .

    #1704 5 days ago

    Even if they “finish” the book, i find it difficult to believe it will go to print. The money is long gone on playboy joe.

    #1705 5 days ago
    Quoted from hool10:

    7) They say NFL, ... Baywatch as the remaining games. I have never seen an #nfl-football ...

    NFL can be counted as one game or as 19! (hool10, there was no Patriots version, which may be a factor in your not having seen it.)
    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4540&picno=57906
    I'd be curious about where those games are now, and I wish we had more variations depicted on IPDB. Any book about Stern Pinball ought to document these, as it was a noble experiment.
    .................David Marston

    #1706 5 days ago

    I can’t believe I will still have to cough up shipping on two books if this gets made

    #1707 5 days ago

    :applause:did i just read that it has been 2 years to write a book because they are lookin for a sharkeys shootout??????

    #1708 5 days ago
    Quoted from dmarston:

    NFL can be counted as one game or as 19! (hool10, there was no Patriots version, which may be a factor in your not having seen it.)
    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=4540&picno=57906
    I'd be curious about where those games are now, and I wish we had more variations depicted on IPDB. Any book about Stern Pinball ought to document these, as it was a noble experiment.
    .................David Marston

    I thought that was a custom game at TPF. No joke I seriously thought that and it was a Dallas Cowboys game in rough shape for ~$2,300. So I guess I have played every game on that list.

    #1709 5 days ago

    So in the March 2019 NBNL (No Book News Letter) Joe said the book was 90% done and that the Zombi Yeti prints, T-shirts, coffee cups, new Christmas ornaments, etc were going out to the makes of the stuff by March 31st.
    Did anyone get any of their stuff or was that more bullshit?

    #1710 5 days ago

    More bullshit.

    #1711 5 days ago

    Unbelievable bullshit.

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    #1712 4 days ago

    I never received the first crappy paper xmas ornament

    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    I can’t believe I will still have to cough up shipping on two books if this gets made

    do they seriously expect us to cough up more money for something that will ultimately be 3 (or more) years late??
    and if I don't pay these extra shipping costs, which technically means that I'll never receive my book, can I then claim a refund?

    #1713 4 days ago

    Well, what is the over/under on the quality of this book being better than the Pinball Adventures series? That clown did such a good job on that, he's making 6 production pinball machines! From gutter rakes to pinball in less than a year...what a guy!

    #1714 3 days ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    Seriously though, if these are being photographed from home collections, I can only imagine some of the modded / purped out monstrosities that will show up in this book...if it ever gets done.

    No need to worry about that. Unlike Pinball Magazine - where a full page is used for a complete playfield of a modern game - the playfield images in this book will be so small, you won't be able to notice any details...

    #1715 3 days ago
    Quoted from unigroove:

    No need to worry about that. Unlike Pinball Magazine - where a full page is used for a complete playfield of a modern game - the playfield images in this book will be so small, you won't be able to notice any details...

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    #1716 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pinballlew:

    I can’t believe I will still have to cough up shipping on two books if this gets made

    I may have to eat my book payment rather than send these yahoos more money. Whose to say Joe and a few select interns won't go on another vacation with the shipping money?

    #1717 3 days ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    "Either way, our pledge to you is that we will have this book done before the end of this year! No matter what!" - Paperflock
    They only said they pledge to have the book DONE by the end of this year...not that anyone would have a physical copy in their hands by then. If/when the book is finally "done" (as in editing, photos, layout, commentary, etc. are complete and finalized) they could still take forever to finally get it printed and shipped out to all the backers. No one is getting anything before the end of this year.

    No read carefully, is says the end of the year, not end of this year.

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