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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
    40%
  • No, I am not interested 439 votes
    36%
  • Maybe, not a huge fan of the franchise but maybe if it plays well 100 votes
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  • I like pizza 202 votes
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Post #972 Stranger things video Posted by halflip87 (1 year ago)

Post #975 Stranger Things screen shots Posted by Rascal_H (1 year ago)

Post #1751 Feature matrix from Stern. Posted by twenty84 (1 year ago)

Post #1774 Pro features video. Posted by proco (1 year ago)

Post #1775 Trailer with intro from Duffer Bros. Posted by johnnyutah (1 year ago)

Post #1793 First shipping confirmation photo. Posted by Tilt (1 year ago)

Post #1829 Pics of official Stern accessories. Posted by RebelGuitars (1 year ago)

Post #1835 Brian Eddie podcast link on game. Posted by C2CPinball (1 year ago)

Post #3236 Nice game review Posted by delt31 (1 year ago)

Post #3275 This Week In Pinball deep dive. Posted by pin2d (1 year ago)


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#2 1 year ago

This could very well be my next NIB if it’s my kind of layout and code.

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#7 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Will they incorporate the upside down?

I sure hope so! I originally thought a black hole or haunted house like lower playfield but that sacrifices too much of the main level of the game.

I say get VERY creative with artwork and lighting and diverters to create the upside down. Transform the entire game when you’re in it.

#12 1 year ago

The more I think about it, the more I don’t want a lower playfield. Even if they did it like Krull (which they won’t).

When has a game used artwork and crazy lighting to transform the game? I don’t think it ever has been done.

#20 1 year ago
Quoted from PinRush72:

Go dark mode in upside down with projection similar to blackout mod in ST except have the lasers white to look like the Upside down snow/ash or whatever that is.

I was thinking this exact same thing the other night. That could look sweet.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

Im not a huge fan of magnets but would probably fit in this one

If there are magnets hopefully they are no where near the flippers.

#23 1 year ago

It adds something that’s for sure! Haha. But seriously no magnets.

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I keep thinking the Christmas lights will be the inserts running up the playfield and you have to make certain shots to advance message up the chain of lights in order to communicate with the other side?

They could use the backboard. That would be sweet.

#62 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

I am sure Eleven will be somewhere on the playfield and magnets will be present? I also thought Star Wars was going to have magnets on the playfield for Darth Vader to use his force-but I was wrong on that one.

A shadow esque magnet would be cool to accent some shots in the back of the playfield.

#65 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

The only way it would be cool is if it was done Krull style

Have you played Krull? The lower playfield feature is awful. Good way to shrink a full sized playfield though.

#86 1 year ago

Hard to keep it up when they set the bar so high. I’ve loved this show for all three seasons.

#113 1 year ago

I like the idea of using the assets around the games story, but have the game tell it’s own story. Don’t try and follow the seasons. Use some iconic music and lines for callouts but have the game do it’s own thing.

Would be cool to have kids get lost in the upside down if you’re playing poorly or fail modes and then you have to rescue them in various ways. Each party member has an ability that as long as they are not stuck in the upside down, you benefit from their ability.

Lots of ways to go with it. Excited to see it.

#121 1 year ago

I prefer plastic ramps too unless they go across the playfield.

#126 1 year ago
Quoted from usandthem:

Pinball manufacturers love you guys with your plastic/metal ramp (or similar) arguments. You give $100's to $1000's of additional value to things that are 1/10 or less of that to manufacture.

What are you most excited about related to a potential Stranger Things game?

#133 1 year ago

Player controlled magna slings bad. Player controlled magnets like on Oktoberfest good. Haha

Mini playfield like simpsons or TBL or one of the WOZ playfields. Not both.

If the upper playfield is a quick couple of shots and doesn’t stay there long, that’s cool. But please nothing like black knight. Makes the game take forever.

#136 1 year ago
Quoted from pinmister:

Might be interesting if they placed pop bumper/s in the lower section of playfield, not as crazy as Cyclops but maybe something like TZ? Tired of pops that bounce ball around up top-only to exit out into lane.

Always loved andromeda’s pop down by the flipper.

#138 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

No love for Satin Doll?!
OR Stellar Wars!

Or Pat Hand?!? Haha. Never played a stellar wars believe it or not. All I know is the other Williams widebodies suck except for Algar!

#143 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Someone, please tell me this isn't it?

This isn’t it. This is my buddy Pete’s home brew.

#163 1 year ago

If this game doesn’t have at least 5 bash toys, I’m out.

#167 1 year ago

It would make most sense for stern to do what they normally do.

#179 1 year ago
Quoted from chad:

Will Stern throw a curve ball ala Primus type game.??

It’s definitely not that.

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#223 1 year ago

I just hope Eddy is closer to shadows layout than MMs or AFMs. Can’t wait to see this thing!

#228 1 year ago

Yeah if they take a similar approach to ST that they did with JP I won’t be mad about it. Just be true to the series. Would be cool if they did lots of custom animations. Maybe have some of the important songs from the seasons. They seemed to get songs for guardians pretty easily. Would be nice to have some of those in here too.

Can’t wait to see how they simulate the upside down.

An interactive demogorgon would be sweet too and I’m not a bash toy fan at all.

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#244 1 year ago

Supposedly closer to MM and AFM than shadow.

I just hope it has at least three flippers. I’ve never had a third flipper game. Wouldn’t mind this being my first one. Haha

#248 1 year ago
Quoted from pinballwil:

hope Stern not cut the bom.

Stern will always do this. Just how they do business. Designer tries to put all they can in it, then they cut stuff back until it meets the BOM stern sets. Best to accept it and move on.

If it’s more of a fan layout, I’d love for ramp diverters again. Those are so cool. Bring back the shadow lock magnet too. Blew my mind the first time I saw it.

The number one thing id love to see but doubt they do, is somehow have the artwork morph with the lightning when you are in the upside down. Not even sure that would be possible.

Show us already!! Haha

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#253 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

I wonder if they throw this on the back burner/delay...and release Lez Zeppelin QS redux as a kind of "sacrificial lamb" to fill the release void after Rick and Morty.

Nope. The initial ST pros are already built and will be on location before Xmas.

#258 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballer67:

I just can't help but think Rick & Morty being released took a little wind out of the Stern sails for the ST release.

Possibly took a buyer or two away from stern but remember, everyone that got a Rick and Morty locked in yesterday only paid 1525 max. Most in this hobby can then turn around and get a stern the next day no problem.

#262 1 year ago
Quoted from PINQUEST:

last reveal via IGN was a Wednesday at 8:00MST for Elvira. Prior was JP on a Friday at 9:00MST

If not today, I say before Friday this week.

#266 1 year ago

Not too worried about the art. It’s super low on my priority list, and I can see the license dictating that big time.

Just give me that third flipper and I’ll be very excited right away. Haha

#268 1 year ago

My problem is I love all eras. I don’t have enough room to be into everything. Haha.

#279 1 year ago
Quoted from tjc02002:

Just curious what kind of information leads you to believe Stern sells 10,000 games per year. I have no idea and im not questioning it, im just curious how you arrive at that number. that would mean they pump out almost 30 per day which is impressive and I know their facility is impressive.

When I took a tour they said they make 50 a day on average but we’re running some days in 2019 at 75 plus a day. They have capacity for over 100 a day. 10k machines might be on the lower end. Not sure.

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#294 1 year ago
Quoted from u2sean:

Grand Champ default initials better be MADMAX. And a little homage somewhere in the game to Dig Dug and Dragon's Lair would be nice too. Looking forward to a reveal!

With Dustin close behind.

#296 1 year ago
Quoted from nogoodnames222:

I've been out of the loop due to, uhh, other game announcements. But is ST actually confirmed (or "confirmed" in any kind of way past speculation), and is Brian Eddy gonna be on it? Really excited for this one. If there really is a webinar tomorrow it looks like I'm tuning back in at the right time.

Brian Eddy
Lonnie

Rest of the details are unknown. Should be on location by Xmas eve.

#303 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Is lower confirmed? I hope not.

100% confirmed there ISN'T a lower playfield.

#313 1 year ago

I’m so obsessed with this theme I know it won’t have everything I want in it. I just hope the code keeps me interested for the long haul. That’s kind of a tall order for me, but one can dream.

Oh and did I mention I need this to have a third flipper? Haha

#316 1 year ago
Quoted from manadams:

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Haha. I love them. And pretty sure they are standard now on new sterns.

Wonder how they will use it? Maybe if you’re playing as EL it operates her powers?

#321 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

You, sir, are setting your hopes too high.

Haha. Okay then it will be a 3 musketeers smart bomb to keep dart at bay.

#327 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Probably the show soundtrack, but not the licensed music from the show

While not a huge deal to me at all, they were able to secure plenty of songs with Guardians. So i have faith here.

#328 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

Pretty sure old chuck Was quoted before the JP Release. 100% Confirmed not Jurrasic Park.
Im just saying.....

Show me where I said that.

PS. My hunches are never wrong. Only misunderstood.

#335 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

To be honest all I want for music is the original Stranger Things music that Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein did for the show. Every single one of their tracks is awesome. I don't care for the licensed music like "should I stay or should I go" or "time after time". I have heard enough of that stuff. Give me the synth stuff that those guys did for the show. For those not familiar go on Spotify and look up Stranger Things Volume 1. Notable tracks of what I want
Stranger Things Main Theme
Kids
A Kiss
The Upside Down
This is the ambiance I want when I play this game. Not sure why people want licensed music that we have heard a million times already.

All is want is this.

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#342 1 year ago

Season 4 already confirmed and that may be the final one. Whatever they decide it will go as long as they want it to. Show is amazing. All three seasons.

#345 1 year ago
Quoted from Goronic:

I hope you are wrong - but I think you are probably right.
Stern and theme integration using assets hasn't been all that great in my opinion...

Has anyone ever seen a game with amazing theme and asset integration from a big time license?

Hobbit is the only game I’ve seen that is really well done in that department. LOTR might be the best one before that.

So that’s why I’m totally fine with the JP approach and if they continued to advance their games in that direction.

#347 1 year ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

TRON has great theme integration. I feel like I jumped into the movie and I'm on the lightcycles.

Seriously?? Haha that’s one of the best games ever and it’s not because of theme and asset use.

#350 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Alien Alien and Alien. Rivals Hobbit, which does it really well but i prefer the Alien universe.
I know no ridley but they nailed it.

Yeah definitely a good one. They need to get someone to make a ton of those in a normal cabinet.

#351 1 year ago

The more I think about it Tron is solid in that department too. Good call.

#353 1 year ago
Quoted from Goronic:

Spooky did it with R&M it looks like!

Yeah solely from the custom callouts from the characters of the show. Very strong start.

But.........

STRANGER THINGS!!!!

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#372 1 year ago

I like the sounds of everything so far.

#376 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

going to say the same. Stern rarely uses drops now so good to see. 3 ramps on the pro is nice - I'm trying to convince myself pro is good enough! I mean - who needs 4 ramps! haha
and hand drawn art. Thank god.

Three ramps also lends to a third flipper. Yes!

#377 1 year ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

what is "another" interactive upside down ramp? Was there a first?

Maybe there’s one in the pro, multiple in the Prem/LE

#381 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

Cant wait! I'm guessing the ramp would be a flap that opens up and the hologram will project the gate.

That would be badass.

#384 1 year ago
Quoted from Goronic:

Easy guys, easy! Please temper your expectations!

Too late. I’ve been freaking out about this since Saturday. Seriously going to be the least productive person on earth until the reveal.

#393 1 year ago
Quoted from HookedonPinonics:

Yeah being in a billable hours industry

Same. CPA here. I’m doing trainings tomorrow so more of the same!

#409 1 year ago

What’s the last game to have 4 ramps?

So Jurassic park has 4, so before that?

Demoman count if you use the center acmag ramp.

Fastbreak has four if you count the left orbit ramp.

#413 1 year ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

Kind of a tough question because what defines a full ramp? I think of TSPP and it has the right ramp, treehouse ramp, couch ramp, and monorail “ramp”. Then I think of all the Sterns with the crossover ramp. How many does WH2O technically have? RBION? HRC? Do shooter lane ramps count? Jump ramps? Once you define what a ramp is or isn’t, does JP2 still have 4 ramps?

Wow. Haha. JP2 definitely four ramps. Have to shoot it from the flippers and it has to go from one portion of the playfield to the other. ACDC and Simpson crossing rail doesn’t count. Diverters don’t make one ramp two, etc.

WH20 has 4. 2 lower of and two upper playfield.

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#418 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanbrooks:

Am I the only one still waiting on his MMr and thinking it’s shitty of Stern to basically stop production of them so they can get ST built and shipped before the EOY as to be dicks to Spooky?

What on earth does this even mean? Haha

#420 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

Am I the only own waiting on a spicy chicken sandwich because Stern's stopped making them to focus on buying all the pizza in Benton?

No kidding. Totaly unfair that stern swooped in and started serving deep dish pizza to Benton residents right after they had lunch with spooky.

#430 1 year ago
Quoted from Yoko2una:

I do agree with the idea that JP2 has 4 ramps, even with 3 exit points. But could even the shooter lane “jump” to the Hellipad 180 ramp also count as a ramp? Does the shooter lane wireform add a ramp to WH2O?

No. WH20 whirlpool is debatable. I can see it either way.

Here’s a fun one. Without looking it up. How many ramps does WOZ have?

#432 1 year ago
Quoted from ryanbrooks:

The excuse given to my distributor from CGC as to the ETA of a MMr ordered in May was “waiting on Stern to finish”.

Key word there. EXCUSE.

#436 1 year ago

Crazy. And it’s like barely a ramp. Haha

#437 1 year ago

Here’s another question. If the game does indeed have 4 ramps, is it possible for it to only use 2 flippers?

If so, it will be the fanniest fan layout ever I guess.

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#475 1 year ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Just proves the point that lots of ramps does not equate to a good game.

Haha. Monopoly is a fine game just suffers greatly from a very boring wood choppy rule set.

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#476 1 year ago

Is today the day??

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#480 1 year ago

I’ll be mad if this clown is not represented at all.

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#484 1 year ago

I think it would be badass to have this sign somewhere in the game.

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#486 1 year ago
Quoted from bobukcat:

Damn, chuckwurt you are in full-on super hyped mode for this one. I hope the trough of disillusionment isn't too extreme when the reveal actually happens.

My whole house including the dogs are obsessed with this show. Haha

#497 1 year ago

I’d like new blood for the art. DD is fine, but not my top choice.

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#540 1 year ago
Quoted from bgwilly31:

BTW i had a thought. If they use lighting to represent the upside down.
You know those holiday spot lights that project spots in different shapes all over your house.
What if they had something like that in the game to represent the "Ash" Thats always falling in the upside down across the playfield. That would be cool. Kind of like the disco ball in deadpool.

I was thinking the same thing. Good call.

#549 1 year ago

If she’s overacting so is Hopper and I’m not about to say that so I think she’s fine.

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#565 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Bah I hope it's not the same old rules.

Did you read the rest of it?? Haha.

#596 1 year ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Just sounds like a "best of pinball" list to feed the hype train. 40+ modes?? Seriously doubt it - whats the most modes in a Stern game? B66? and that doesn't even come close to 40.

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#603 1 year ago

ive been around here long enough to know that people are way too negative. Just wait to see it first then starting shitting on it. That’s all I ask.

#606 1 year ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Just shitting on the hype

Why? Isn’t more fun to be excited about a game?

#608 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

Well as Kramer would say there are levels.
You know a lot of people here start having their fantasies aboot what a game will have early, and then get all butt hurt when the game doesn't live up to their weirdo ideas.

I’m 100% positive this won’t live up to my expectations. Doesn’t make me any less excited and won’t make me want to play it any less. Pinball is ALWAYS fun. Don’t like a game? Move on. Like a game? Enjoy it.

#611 1 year ago
Quoted from cait001:

like Kiss LE/Prem, I guess?

I assumed so. I’ve still never seen the KISS premium in action to see this feature.

#616 1 year ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

you.... cant follow..... stranger things?

Someone can’t follow ST? Don’t watch GOT them. Haha

#672 1 year ago

Welcome to the party buddy! Haha.

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#674 1 year ago

My top two:

TBL
Stranger Things.

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#691 1 year ago

Morning Stranger Things crazies!!

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#710 1 year ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

if you guys are smart you will all hide your excitement and stop with the take my money crap or Gary will see this and increase the price on us AGAIN.

Worth it.

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#715 1 year ago
Quoted from cscmtp:

I'm not sure it is Dr. RosenPenis

Come on old man, embrace the awesome! Get 5 LEs and put them in every room of the house!!

#779 1 year ago
Quoted from DruTheFu:

This projector on ST sounds awfully familiar....

Seriously? It’s nothing like the ecto goggles. Haha

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#795 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

He's talking about expectations vs reality... not mechs being similar

I beg to differ. Haha

#797 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

Do you all really think it's going to be anything more than this?

No. And that’s going to be awesome.

#809 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

I'm thinking more 'snow effect' than 'changing art'

Works for me.

#820 1 year ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

I'm really excited about this game because it's an awesome theme but man is it realistically going to be able to live up to JP2? Unfortunately I highly doubt it.

Kinda hard to make the best game ever every time you make a game. Agree?

#835 1 year ago
Quoted from titanpenguin:

Really hoping for all those waiting for this pin that stern pulls through with a hit. I blew my load on R&M.

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#873 1 year ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

im really hoping I dont have to wait long for a premium.... Does stern always pump out PROs first?

Yes. Then LEs then pros and premiums.

#894 1 year ago

I just like that they are trying new things. Whether this works or not, super basic or not, it’s awesome they are doing stuff like this.

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#907 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

Why is this post even here on JP? Plenty of pins with upper flippers without this post?[quoted image]

Why are you posting about JP in the Stranger Things thread!!!!!!?!?!?!?

#911 1 year ago
Quoted from billsfanmd:

Is there a reveal today? Thought it was next week.

No reveal today it looks like.

#918 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

Hasn't he already had multiple wrong predictions this week?

Sounds about right. Haha

#930 1 year ago

The term you’re looking for is Kinetic Satisfaction. Another thing Elwin is a genius at.

#937 1 year ago

11 is too confusing.

My fav has been STH

#951 1 year ago
Quoted from TheCnyPinGuy:

So ... did anything come out of Dead Flips Visit to Stern Today ??
Never saw a follow up
It was today not that day ... again :-/

Meeting I’m sure and he came back with JP beta code.

#952 1 year ago

We need some Barb love in this thread.

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#957 1 year ago
Quoted from Tsskinne:

If there isn’t a mode where you search for Barb is it even Stranger Things?

Well if 50 modes they are going to have to dig down and have a shift change at the pool mode.

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#1107 1 year ago
Quoted from timtim:

. He had me checking this thread all last night

My work is done here.

#1183 1 year ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Maybe the Pro model will be more conventional... I would like to know what the Pro looks like.

It’s the same thing but the projector screen isn’t white it has a picture of the lab on it.

#1186 1 year ago

man I can’t wait to flip this thing!

The smooth action of the screen opening up is awesome. Glad they used a motor there. A little bummed the layout is more AFM than shadow, but no worries. Can’t deny how great AFM shoots.

All comes down to how fun the rule set is, and I can’t wait to dive in!

#1187 1 year ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

Is the "demigorgan" the thing that looks like a plant vagina that you shoot the balls into when the movie screen flops down and turns into a ramp

Yes. They are the foot soldiers of the super monster that is called the Mind Flayer.

#1199 1 year ago

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

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#1244 1 year ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

Has stern released images?

Nope. Supposed to Monday.

#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.

#1251 1 year ago
Quoted from NoQuarters:

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.

Well I think just like Rick and Morty this will only get more people to watch the show. It’s not like GOT where it’s a major commitment. You can binge all three seasons in a weekend.

#1262 1 year ago
Quoted from usandthem:

What's all of this talk about just pros being on location? I must be lucky because the the locations that I go to always has the new premiums or LE's. Pinball Pete's in Ann Arbor always has the newest game in LE form, which is just awesome. Marvin's in Farmington Hills has a mix of LE's, premiums, and pros.

This is not common at all. Haha

#1278 1 year ago
Quoted from LOTR_breath:

You are correct sir! I've never seen an episode. I have the first season on the way on Blu-ray.

Hopefully we can geek out on this like we do on GOT!

#1282 1 year ago

I’m happy i have Phillips hue lighting in my whole basement. Worth every penny.

#1287 1 year ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

Sounds like maybe custom speech/ callouts from Hopper in that video?

Me and bobukcat were talking about that. It’s either him or a voice actor that’s supposed to be him. I hope it’s him.

#1289 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

If you can’t tell the difference what does it matter.

It doesn’t really but the real deal is a good actor who clearly knows the role and the show. Might do a better job than an actor of an actor. Haha

#1295 1 year ago
Quoted from delt31:

Def doesn't sound like him. I thought it was just generic but #4 at Stern like they do for the other games. Sounded ok but not real deal or close.

Direct feed of the audio on the teaser made it all seem fake to be honest.

#1305 1 year ago
Quoted from twinmice:

So I like the idea of Stern trying new things, all for it, projector is great, I just hope its not overused just because its new.

It’s a major part of the game. It will be used at all times on the premium and LE.

#1313 1 year ago
Quoted from ScottyC:

Agreed! Where is a built in solution at to integrate Hue? Lets get even more immersive with some environmental aspects

That would be incredible. My one thought is you can setup the disco mode and put your phone near the game.

#1316 1 year ago

Yeah that’s the premium I believe in the video.

#1318 1 year ago

Very interested to see the rule structure. I see some definite Brian eddy things in there like 5 way combo and the 5-6 tasks you’ll need to obtain to get to the final mode.

Demogorgon seems to have a setup like the castle and ship on Mm and AFM.

Only thing is the massive mode count. Very interested to see how those play into all this.

#1351 1 year ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

can't imagine the pro not having the projector - it would be like MMR-CE not having the castle! Why do we think the pro doesn't have it?

No projector on the pro. Trust me.

#1482 1 year ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

I guess I'm not into photoshop collages lol

It’s not a photoshop collage. It’s hand drawn from assets. Think Star Wars.

#1487 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

Is it really hand drawn? Or is it digitally drawn via a Wacom using software?

What’s the difference? Haha. Some will like the art some won’t. I was told it’s hand drawn. Take that for what it is.

#1498 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

There are differences. Using gouache, oil, pen and ink, or pencil looks different than refactoring assets in digital software programs using a tablet.

I take hand drawn as being drawn with your hands. I could be wrong though. Never known a playfield to have art hand painted on it either.

#1501 1 year ago
Quoted from jonesjb:

I agree. I wonder if using a mouse (by hand) in Microsoft Paint could technically be considered hand drawn art too?

I assume all these guys are doing what ZY does. Using some sort of software/stylus. But again it doesn’t matter. All that matters is if you like the end product. Some will some won’t

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#1538 1 year ago

Just noticed in the video the projector project the current mode timer on the stand ups. Genius. So many possibilities with this tech.

#1542 1 year ago

At BLINK in Cincinnati they use this tech too on the buildings and sync music to it. Looked awesome.

#1548 1 year ago

That’s a screen shot from the promo video here.

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#1554 1 year ago

Yeah and my understanding is Eddy helps with the rule design too so it might not be a typical Lonnie game. The modes scream Lonnie so if this was like AFM with 50 modes sprinkled on top, that could be super fun.

#1557 1 year ago
Quoted from Sandeep:

What differences will there be more evident le vs premium? Back glass, sound, shaker, HD stern glass, Gary’s signature,, powdercoated

I think they put art blades in the now too. Would be cool if they did real knocker kits in the LEs too.

#1558 1 year ago
Quoted from rai:

makes sense. Don't get me wrong but the prices are going up and when RaM would cost almost the same as AFM LE (with shipping, shaker, etc.) have to wonder where things are headed until we accept $6K as the cheapest pin. Least Stern is putting service rails in the pro now. I wonder if the pro will have the projector but not the magnet wall. I could not imagine this pin without the projector.

The pro has no projector.

#1563 1 year ago
Quoted from J85M:

Chuck do you know if the pro has the magnet lock or not? Thanks

Pretty sure it doesn’t

#1568 1 year ago

Tomorrow is gonna be fun.

#1581 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Where does the ball go when shot in the Demogorgon mouth?
Anyone?

Good question. We will find out soon enough!

Maybe a similar vuk or saucer eject like AFM.

#1598 1 year ago
Quoted from DugFreez:

How about target drifting? I can see that possibly being an issue. Have any recent Sterns had this issue or have they been using a better design / mounting system so this doesn't occur? It seems that can be seen a bit in some of the screen shots. Lining up one tiny projector to land perfectly across that big of an area on so many different things seems like it might be a hard task.....even if all of the projection areas are staying in place and not drifting in different directions.

Pinball life has brackets that eliminate the spot target shifting.

#1618 1 year ago
Quoted from awesome1:

I'm using the Mezel Mods target splint on my Deadpool SNNKKKT target, but it still moves over...

Try the metal pinball life one. It’s better.

#1622 1 year ago

Here we go!

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#1659 1 year ago

Mind Flayer LE!! Fuck yeah!

#1667 1 year ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Looks cool to me.
I hope they've figured out how to make a kickout hole that doesn't send the ball straight down the middle.

It shoots it up the right inner orbit.

#1777 1 year ago
Quoted from TKDalumni:

This layout looks exactly like MM and AFM...

Yet it’s not. Haha

#1779 1 year ago
Quoted from TheLaw:

This has them doesn't it? Has plain white arrow inserts usually used for RGB

It has a mix of purple and white GI. Neo is going to love it.

#1791 1 year ago

No drop target under there.

#1798 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

Oh well...not saying you're wrong, but are you 100% sure on that?

yes.

#1806 1 year ago
Quoted from Rockytop:

seems a little strange if you knock down the drops, then just shoot it up in there to a saucer...that seems really easy. If you have to do that multiple times to qualify the battle then it just seems slow or clunky to have it go in there to dribble back out again and again.

You’re a good guesser! Haha

#1849 1 year ago
Quoted from Bearcat:

Looks like it will be easy to miss the shot on the demogorgan?

Very hard shot I’d say.

#1885 1 year ago
Quoted from Budman:

Dead flip streaming this tonight?

Yes. 7 central.

#1893 1 year ago
Quoted from Rando:

They've got to be showing the Premium so we can see the projection effects... right??

They’ve shown both the past couple reveals.