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Stern Stranger Things

By pinmister

1 year ago


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“Are you interested in a Stern Stranger Things pinball machine?”

  • Yes, I am interested if it plays well and has polished code 486 votes
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  • No, I am not interested 439 votes
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  • Maybe, not a huge fan of the franchise but maybe if it plays well 100 votes
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#1201 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

The pro has no projector. No white screen. Printed art instead.

So this is still a 3 part wall though with a large center section that's a dropping ramp in the middle ?

#1202 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

With the premium costing close to $8000, what is a projector upgrade going to run? Can't be just any projector if it has to fit under the apron I'm guessing.

8? 7300-7400 shipped right? Unless prices increased with this pin?

#1203 1 year ago

Also as someone who owns a mid level 4K projector (6-8k), the lamp half life lasts 2000 hours before noticeable brightness loss. The bulbs are less then $300 but inconsequential compared to the cost of the entire unit. The price of a small bulb won’t be anything more expensive than anything else in a pinball. Less than rebuilding flipper mechs. Stern built a higher end version for home users with new technology, not meant for the barcade. . They still are making a Pro.
PS.. nice projectors can be played with the lights on and still look great but that costs more.

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#1204 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Wondering why they would put a big blank screen in pro if there is no projector?

For the ramp?

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#1205 1 year ago

So again, the reflection of the screen on the playfield. Why are you guys ignoring that? We already have problems with the translite reflecting on the glass, now youve got a double reflection in your face.

#1206 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Wondering why they would put a big blank screen in pro if there is nor projector?

maybe its meant to be a physical screen with artwork (not blank) and would still lower to expose the demogorgon

#1207 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Wondering why they would put a big blank screen in pro if there is no projector?
Is there a blank screen with printed art?

Everything is the same. But instead of a white screen it’s artwork printed on it.

#1208 1 year ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

So again, the reflection of the screen on the playfield. Why are you guys ignoring that? We already have problems with the translite reflecting on the glass, now youve got a double reflection in your face.

From the players view point it will be hardly noticed... the video was shot at a very low lockbar angle to show off the projection

#1209 1 year ago

STN (Stranger Things Netflix) - when someone types ST this should pop up as an option, correct?

Surprised I haven't seen too many "Take my money!" pics, , ,

Overall, pretty intriguing. I am completely worried how this will translate to a normally lit room with playfield glass on though. I should probably go eat some oatmeal, , ,

Glad it doesn't look like it sucks. Stern has apparently tried to raise the bar, and I can appreciate that! I'm also thrilled for people that have wanted this as their dream theme.

#1210 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Everything is the same. But instead of a white screen it’s artwork printed on it.

So you're saying the pro is the same as far as physical items but instead of white it's printed art?

#1211 1 year ago
Quoted from Chitownpinball:

So again, the reflection of the screen on the playfield. Why are you guys ignoring that? We already have problems with the translite reflecting on the glass, now youve got a double reflection in your face.

Plus as you play the pin the glossyness wears off and it won't reflect as much as time goes on...

#1212 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

For the ramp?

Yea I guess, but I would think it would look out of place without the projector?

Also wondering if you get ramp wear on pf, and if plastic Demo takes tons of hits and is subject to premature wear? Also looks like Demo may not be a gimme shot-actually looks difficult getting it in that hole(that's what she said)?

#1213 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

So you're saying the pro is the same as far as physical items but instead of white it's printed art?

Sld be and it's missing the left ramp magnetic ball lock.

#1214 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

So you're saying the pro is the same as far as physical items but instead of white it's printed art?

Haha. Yes. But it won’t have the El magnets and not sure what else they dropped from it. Maybe no spinner? Haha

#1215 1 year ago

Looks like they were able to project on the spinner too. Amazing.

#1216 1 year ago

Stranger Things mod . Will fit neatly underneath the apron . Project all your favorite home movies as you play stranger things .
coming soon

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#1217 1 year ago

Pinside: Stern doesn't innovate. I'm out.
Also Pinside: Stern is trying something new. I'm out.

#1218 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

8? 7300-7400 shipped right? Unless prices increased with this pin?

If I remember correctly retail is $7599 plus someone was talking about a $100 price increase with the new year. If you pay tax or shipping on top of that then your close or at 8K. If demand is high then distributors are less likely to take a few hundred off, we will see.

#1219 1 year ago
Quoted from Budman:

The very first issue that Stern should address in the reveal is how robust, reliable and easily serviceable the projector system will be. The entire pin revolves around and depends on it.

The projector effect looks really cool in the video! Having dynamic imagery projected directly onto physical things the bat hits the drops is very innovative and much more tactile than the P2K approach. Glad Stern is trying new things. I'm surprised they were able to put this kind of tech onto a game. Even the cheapest projectors are in the $50 - $100 range which is a a pretty expensive pinball mech compared to all the other mechs on the playfield.

As far as replacing the projector to one with higher resolution or higher light output that could be a challenge. There isn't a ton of room under the apron so you'd need to find one with just the right the size/shape to fit in the available space.

If you look at the budget mini projectors they are all different shapes and size with varying optic paths. The lens could be center mounted, to the left or right etc and the throw range (distance between the lens and where the image gets focused on to) would need to be the same as the Stern version. You would also need space to put in adjustment controls so you could center the image up/down and left/right to avoid mis-registration to the targets and keystoning. Also the brighter the light source the hotter it will get. If you went brighter you might need to worry about heat.

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#1220 1 year ago

Probably just be the alphabet wall on the pro

#1221 1 year ago

Would be cool to make an alternate color changing LED background translight with Mind Flayer as background. Also thinking a Polk Sub will make the sounds on this machine come to life.

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#1222 1 year ago

When I said it was very innovative pages back many said it was not and very pin2kish and nothing new
Sorry but this is very different and cld be very awesome if coded well and looks good in lower light situations which I believe it will . I showed my other half and she loves it and said we must get it.... which she has never said lol. Very excited to see more of this and how it plays. Good job stern and b eddy for trying something out of the normal...this is what I've been waiting for from you .

#1223 1 year ago
Quoted from PunkPin:

Probably just be the alphabet wall on the pro

Hawkins lab I believe

#1224 1 year ago
Quoted from PunkPin:

Probably just be the alphabet wall on the pro

It’s a picture of the lab.

#1225 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Would be cool to make an alternate color changing LED background translight with Mind Flayer as background. Also thinking a Polk Sub will make the sounds on this machine come to life.[quoted image]

Mind Flayer LE?? Whoa baby. Not confirming, just saying that would be sweet.

#1226 1 year ago

WTF, I really want to love this one, but I'm not really digging what I see thus far. Art looks busy, and the huge drive-in screen/wall is really obtrusive.

I really hope the details make all the difference.

#1227 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

If I remember correctly retail is $7599 plus someone was talking about a $100 price increase with the new year. If you pay tax or shipping on top of that then your close or at 8K. If demand is high then distributors are less likely to take a few hundred off, we will see.

Shipping is included usually and definitely call around to different distros when the time comes.... u sld able get a premium less than 7500 shipped.

#1228 1 year ago
Quoted from Shapeshifter:

It is a wall.
Like the way the alphabet is projected onto it.[quoted image]

Yes, and if I recall (haven't seen season 1 since it came out), wasn't there a monster behind the wall at the Byers house?

#1229 1 year ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Yes, and if I recall (haven't seen season 1 since it came out), wasn't there a monster behind the wall at the Byers house?

Yes. In the upside down will was staying by his house and from time to time he would be able to see his mom through a gate that would open in the wall of their living room. And the demogorgon was able to get into their house that way too.

One thing they don’t explain too well in the show is how other gates open up besides the main one at the lab. Seems random.

#1230 1 year ago

How long are Stern production runs typically, let's say I would like to buy this next Xmas not this, would that be still in production?

#1231 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

It’s a picture of the lab.

So we could assume the standups, spinner, ramps etc would all get full color art as well instead of the white?

For pro, does it still have the side walls along the center screen? They don't seem to move on the Prem/LE, just more space to project on so not sure why you'd want them on pro. Getting rid of the side screens might open thing up a bit. Unless they need to be there to block the ball from getting trapped?

#1232 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Shipping is included usually and definitely call around to different distros when the time comes.... u sld able get a premium less than 7500 shipped.

Are you going to pay tax? Even at $7400, I shouldn't have to immediately upgrade the projector which was my original point.

#1233 1 year ago
Quoted from T3quila:

How long are Stern production runs typically, let's say I would like to buy this next Xmas not this, would that be still in production?

Absolutely. Should have at least 2 years to still buy NIB

#1234 1 year ago
Quoted from docquest:

So we could assume the standups, spinner, ramps etc would all get full color art as well instead of the white?

Not sure. I would assume the spinner and targets will have art. Maybe the ramps are just typical ramps.

#1235 1 year ago
Quoted from docquest:

So we could assume the standups, spinner, ramps etc would all get full color art as well instead of the white?
For pro, does it still have the side walls along the center screen? They don't seem to move on the Prem/LE, just more space to project on so not sure why you'd want them on pro. Getting rid of the side screens might open thing up a bit. Unless they need to be there to block the ball from getting trapped?

Seems like they could have just dumped the walls altogether, or even just a center wall that wasn't as tall to open up view of the playfield more if you don't have a projector.

#1236 1 year ago
Quoted from docquest:

For pro, does it still have the side walls along the center screen? They don't seem to move on the Prem/LE, just more space to project on so not sure why you'd want them on pro.

They appear to be there on the pro. The picture of the lab would look weird if they weren’t and also it would be easier to do that for stern as it’s the exact same mech. Just put art on one and leave it white on the other.

#1237 1 year ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I have 2 major concern with this... with bulb life of the projector coming first. If you leave your pinball machine on all the time, like at an arcade, either that projector is on 100% of the time, eating the bulb, or the projector is off, which would leave a blank screen in the middle of the field. Replacement bulbs are not cheap... and if a bulb only lasts 2000 hours, that is a new bulb to buy every year if you have it on during opening hours. I would also be concerned with the bulb becoming dimmer over time. Admittedly, my knowledge of projector technology is a few years out of date, but there is a reason we all have LCD TVs in our living rooms instead of projectors.
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The new technology on the market is laser projectors that get 20,000 hours. Hoping that is what they used, but doubtful because they’re much more expensive.

#1238 1 year ago
Quoted from jeffgoldstein2:

The new technology on the market is laser projectors that get 20,000 hours. Hoping that is what they used, but doubtful because they’re much more expensive.

Ive replaced 90% of our laser projectors at work under warranty repair. Not a good technology. Maybe some day. Definitely not in a tiny projector.

#1239 1 year ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

When I said it was very innovative pages back many said it was not and very pin2kish and nothing new
Sorry but this is very different and cld be very awesome if coded well and looks good in lower light situations which I believe it will . I showed my other half and she loves it and said we must get it.... which she has never said lol. Very excited to see more of this and how it plays. Good job stern and b eddy for trying something out of the normal...this is what I've been waiting for from you .

Very innovative is a stretch but I agree that Stern is trying something new and for that kudos to them. I will go pro bc I'm a die hard fan and I want this for the break to share with family coming in but ultimately I might be back for a premium if the projector works well (so be on the lookout!). I usually play in a darker room but sometimes I don't and I'm not sure if I want to be forced to play dark otherwise I'm seeing blurry images and white ramp that's the only rub

As an Alien owner I know pinball can really work well and not be bright but this is taking that to the max.

Regardless they have the full assets, BE design and it's stranger things. Can't pass that up!

#1240 1 year ago

I know stern tests the hell out of their major mechs. Like when I was in there this year, they said they’ve been running the dragon from GOT non stop 24/7 since the game came out and it just died this summer. Haha.

I bet they have this projector setup and running constantly to get an idea of life span.

#1241 1 year ago

Looks great-can't wait to see some gameplay hopefully Monday?

Signing off-but will leave this tasty nugget-C418 Remix...

#1242 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

It’s a picture of the lab.

Has stern released images?

#1243 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

They appear to be there on the pro. The picture of the lab would look weird if they weren’t and also it would be easier to do that for stern as it’s the exact same mech. Just put art on one and leave it white on the other.

Makes sense from assembly and parts standpoint.

#1244 1 year ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Has stern released images?

Nope. Supposed to Monday.

#1245 1 year ago

Sounds like Chuckwurt is a little bit excited about this one.

#1246 1 year ago

Don’t worry when it comes out I’ll be hanging out in the club thread and let the bashing take over here. Haha.

But yeah, I’m pumped.

#1247 1 year ago

Looks just as expected, which is a good thing! Nailed the art.

I’m thinking Pro as long as there aren’t too many mechanical differences. The music just sets the mood, and it sounds like the show callouts are all in place.

The narrator seems to be ‘Generic Callout Man’ a la Star Wars, but I like what I see so far. Nice job Stern!

#1248 1 year ago
Quoted from T3quila:

How long are Stern production runs typically, let's say I would like to buy this next Xmas not this, would that be still in production?

Depending on how popular the game is, Stern could be making this for years. If it’s a dud (i.e., WWE ), the game could only be run for a year. If it’s good but unpopular (ie Mustang), the Premium run might get cut short but Pros might be made for a few years.

Ultimately it all depends on what’s selling.

#1249 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Don’t worry when it comes out I’ll be hanging out in the club thread and let the bashing take over here. Haha.
But yeah, I’m pumped.

Excellent. Thanks for answering questions. I don't know squat about Stranger Things. Never seen it so I guess that's why I am really out of the loop on this on this game and what it's all about.

#1250 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Don’t worry when it comes out I’ll be hanging out in the club thread and let the bashing take over here. Haha.
But yeah, I’m pumped.

Me too. Psyched to see this one come to market

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