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Stern The Pabst Can Crusher

By mnpinball

3 years ago

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#205 3 years ago
Quoted from Rarehero:

Is this a corporate promo thing like Domino's or are they going for the hipster demographic?

Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

A lot of Pabst drinkers (and hipsters) at my favorite pinball hangout.

Quoted from Vino:

When PBR was broke ass beer It wasn't a big deal.
Then it got a hipster reboot and it's a thing.

The PBR hipster demographic and the marketing campaign that it spawned is actually a fascinating story.


#211 3 years ago
Quoted from oldskool1969:

Shame the beer is average.

That's being charitable. PBR has a lower rating on www.RateBeer.com than Fosters Lager.

#214 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

if American lager is what I'm drinking ( not too often)

Taste is a very personalized thing. I lived in Europe for 5 years, and drank a lot of great beers during that time, but eventually settled on a preference for ales and stouts. American lagers are just too watered down for my taste. Give me a choice between Guinness, PBR, and bottled water, I'd pick the Guinness first, the bottled water second, and pass on the PBR.

I like the pin, though. WNBJM is a great game, and the artwork is fantastic. I don't care for the theme, so I'd never own one (I'd pick WNBJM instead), but I'd definitely drop coins into it on location.

#230 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballlife:

The PBR machine fits squarely into the company's hipster vibe, so I think its a great investment for them and will reap rewards. I'm not sure how they will quantify said rewards though, as they won't be the one emptying the cash boxes. I'm not even sure a full cash box means more PBR sales, but I'll assume they know what they are doing.

I agree. It's a perfect fit for the company's hipster vibe.

In my opinion, this is mostly a marketing move designed to reinforce brand awareness in its target demographic, rather than to maximize coin drop from the pins themselves. This appears to be similar to Pabst's sponsorships of bicycle messenger rodeos and DJ competitions. I suspect the ROI for both Pabst and the buyers will come from higher foot traffic and increased food and beverage sales in a barcade environment like Headquarters or Logan's.

I will be curious to see whether Neil will try to acquire one or two for his Headquarters locations? Is that particular clientele more hipsters or yuppies?

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#251 3 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Those are Hamm's cans, not PBR. Hamm's is pretty decent for a cheapie beer. Better than PBR. The worst beer ever is Utica Club! That stuff tastes like chemical soaked cardboard!

They're not all Hamm's cans. Lots of PBR in that photo, too (circled below), and since this is a thread about a Pabst licensed pinball machine, PhilGreg was correct to point out the PBR cans in the photo.


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#272 3 years ago
Quoted from KillerQ:

The Can Crusher looks like a 3/4 scale, machine made by Zizzle...

No, it looks like a WNBJM, made by Stern, and re-themed for a beer company.

#275 3 years ago
Quoted from Razorbak86:

No, it looks like a WNBJM, made by Stern, and re-themed for a beer company.

Quoted from KillerQ:

Ah, that explains it...thanks !



You're welcome.

#277 3 years ago
Quoted from dmbjunky:

I'm really jonesing for a Nellie pin. I'm going to play both at Expo if they have them.

It's a fun game, if you like old school, EM-style gameplay. I'm sure PCC will be fun, too.


#281 3 years ago
Quoted from NicToria:

Any guess' on when this might go on sale? And how much.? A lot of interesting titles coming along.. THX> NT.

Step right up and place your order online.


Note: It will take 6-10 weeks for you to receive your machine after placing your order.

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#287 3 years ago

I played it at EXPO. Plays just like WNBJM (which is a good thing), but with different music and callouts. The tilt bob was set pretty tight, though, which limited the ability to nudge effectively.

Still a very fun game.

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#290 3 years ago

Congrats! It's a fun game. I played it at EXPO, and I've played its predecessor (WNBJM) numerous times. Glad to see one finally out in the wild. Enjoy!

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