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Stern 'The Pin' Recall?


By movingpictures

6 years ago



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#151 5 years ago
Quoted from jayvo86:

That makes me sad as a newcomer to the hobby.

Later in it's run, CV could be had NIB for around $2k. Hey, it's Hump Day!

#152 5 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

You can remove the pasteboard bottom to get at the underside of the playfield. It's just as uncomfortable as working under a car, probably more so since you have to reach up.

If I had to work on one of these, I'd take the legs and backbox off (appears easy to do), then set the cabinet on it's side on a sturdy table. Prop it up a bit and open the glass panel, and you can easily get to everything.

#153 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

You can't lift the playfield on Hercules either. It can still be serviced.
You guys get very panicky.

Yeah, but Hercules had a elevator you could ride to the center of that giant monster... There the tech team that lived inside would help you through the problem using trained gerbils and super glue.

#154 5 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

You can't lift the playfield on Hercules either. It can still be serviced.
You guys get very panicky.

Yeah, but Hercules had a elevator you could ride to the center of that giant monster... There the tech team that lived inside would help you through the problem using trained gerbils and super glue.

#155 5 years ago

argh dbl post....

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#156 3 years ago

Just curious about "The Pin" is this completely discontinued or does stern plan on making more games in this style?

#157 3 years ago
Quoted from jeffgoldstein2:

completely discontinued or does stern plan on making more games in this style?

I would imagine since they didn't sell well, they don't have plans on continuing. Seems it was mostly a project to cost reduce the electronics (Spike), which ended up being used in the full sized pinballs. Seriously, why would anyone pay $2500-$3k for a 4/5th size pinball machine that looks toy-like with a playfield that's been cost reduced even further? Not to mention the horrible resale value if you ever decide to get rid of it. See every craigslist ad for Flash/evel knievel home edition.. they're worth about 1/6th the value of the real thing.

#158 3 years ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Seriously, why would anyone pay $2500-$3k for a ......pinball machine that looks toy

It's not marketed to pinheads, it is marketed to housewives.

It had to be UPS ship-able.

It had to be light enough for a woman to put the legs and head on.

Quoted from toyotaboy:

Not to mention the horrible resale value if you ever decide to get rid of it.

Housewives don't care about "resale value".

The Pin was sold by Amazon for $2500 delivered. That's a few hundred dollars less than a similar toy, the Super Chexx hockey dome.

#159 3 years ago

Does anyone know if the led's are dimable on the spike system? It's been asked several times in the game of thrones thread and I haven't seen a definitive answer.

Since the pin runs on spike I thought I'd ask here.

#160 3 years ago
Quoted from benheck:

Don't see why it couldn't be the test bed for a new system

Called it....2 years ago!!

#161 3 years ago
Quoted from jayvo86:

My original idea was to save, but I was conisdering buying a pin since I have two years left here.

On Earth, Pinside, or Japan?

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#162 2 years ago

Anyone pick one of the new Spider-Man "the Pin"?
Played one at Stern and it was very interesting and it is for sale at a few retailers.

#163 2 years ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Anyone pick one of the new Spider-Man "the Pin"?
Played one at Stern and it was very interesting and it is for sale at a few retailers.

The shots were insane tight iirc in the middle area. Otherwise seemed fun.

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#164 5 months ago
Quoted from HOOKED:

Anyone pick one of the new Spider-Man "the Pin"?
Played one at Stern and it was very interesting and it is for sale at a few retailers.

It uses a conventional Spike 1 cpu board and a regular Stern cabinet. Looks like a guy could install a coin door and upgrade the sound from one speaker to three speakers too.

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