Stern's Historic Price Watch List - 2010 to 2017


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#1 2 years ago

Over the last couple of years prices have jumped up and I thought it would be good to capture the first press release MSRP prices so we have a record to look back on and compare prices.

Month / Year / Game Name / Category / Price
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2017

October / 2017 / Guardians of the Galaxy / Pro / $ 6,199
October / 2017 / Guardians of the Galaxy / Premium / $7,899
October / 2017 / Guardians of the Galaxy/ LE / $8,999

June / 2017 / Star Wars / Pro / $6199
June / 2017 / Star Wars / Premium / $7899
June / 2017 / Star Wars / LE (800) / $8999

May / 2017 / AC/DC VE / Pro / $6099
May / 2017 / AC/DC VE / Premium / $7699

January / 2017 / Aerosmith / Pro / $6199
January / 2017 / Aerosmith / Premium / $7899
January / 2017 / Aerosmith / LE (500) / $8999

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2016

September / 2016 / Spiderman / The Pin / $3800 MSRP

First game with LCD Display, not a DMD
August / 2016 / Batman 66 / Pro - not available this time around
August / 2016 / Batman 66 / Premium (probably be the new Pro concept in 2017) / $8599
August / 2016 / Batman 66 / LE (240 only) / $9999
August / 2016 / Batman 66 / Super LE (30 + 50 only due to demand) / $14999

July / 2016 / PBR "Can Crusher" / Boutique (Re-themed Whoa Nellie design game) / $6995

March / 2016 / Ghostbusters / Pro / $5995
March / 2016 / Ghostbusters / Premium / $7595
March / 2016 / Ghostbusters / LE / $8795

January / 2016 / Spiderman VE (Comic Version) / $7595

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2015

September / 2015 / Game of Thrones / Pro / $5995
September / 2015 / Game of Thrones / Premium / $7595
September / 2015 / Game of Thrones / LE / $8795

May / 2015 / Kiss / Pro / $5995
May / 2015 / Kiss / Premium / $7595
May / 2015 / Kiss / LE / $8795

March / 2015 / Whoa Nellie / Boutique / $6499

January / 2015 / WWE / Pro / $5495
January / 2015 / WWE / LE / $8595

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2014

December / 2014 / The Walking Dead / Premium / $7595
September / 2014 / The Walking Dead / Pro / $5995
September / 2014 / The Walking Dead / LE / $8595

August / 2014 / Metallica / Pro LED / $5595

June / 2014 / Iron Man VE / Pro / $5495

March / 2014 / Mustang / Pro / $5395
March / 2014 / Mustang / Premium / $7495
March / 2014 / Mustang / LE / $8495

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2013

December / 2013 / AC/DC Luci Premium / $7495

September / 2013 / Star Trek / Pro / $5395
September / 2013 / Star Trek / Premium / $7495
September / 2013 / Star Trek / LE / $8795

April / 2013 / Metallica / Pro / $4995
April / 2013 / Metallica / Premium / $6995 (2 models - Monsters & Road Case)
April / 2013 / Metallica / LE / $7595

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2012

November / 2012 / Avengers / Pro / $5699
November / 2012 / Avengers / LE (2 models) / $8099

October / 2012 / Transformers "The Pin" / $4000

June / 2012 / X-Men / Pro / $5699
June / 2012 / X-Men / LE (2 models) / $7999

March / 2012 / AC/DC / Pro / $5699
March / 2012 / AC/DC / Premium / $7699
March / 2012 / AC/DC / LE (2 models) / $8499

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2011

September / 2011 / Transformer / Pro / $4795
September / 2011 / Transformer / LE (3 models ?) / $6999

May / 2011 / Tron / Pro / $4799
May / 2011 / Tron / LE / $5999

January / 2011 / Rolling Stones / Pro / $4799
January / 2011 / Rolling Stones / LE / $5999

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2010

August / 2010 / Avatar / Pro / $4799
August / 2010 / Avatar / LE / $5999
LE's did not really exist before Avatar

April / 2010 / IronMan / Pro / $4799
April / 2010 / IronMan / Classic (Home) / $3799

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For the games below I am struggling to find official press release articles that show the MSRP - so any help would be much appreciated as on Stern's page shows the re-run press release price and Pinball Database lacks some MSRP.
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January / 2010 / Big Buck Hunter Pro / Pro / $4999 ? probably an updated figure not initial

2010 / Batman (Standard 48 units) / Pro / $

December / 2009 / The Lord of the Rings / LE / $6499 ? probably an updated figure not initial
2009 / NBA / Pro / $
February / 2009 / 24 / Pro / $

November / 2008 / CSI / Pro / $
July / 2008 / Batman / Pro / $5999 ? probably an updated figure not initial
2008 / Shrek (re-theme of Family Guy) / LE (custom trim) / $5699 ? probably an updated figure not initial

November / 2007 / Spiderman Black / LE / $
October / 2007 / Wheel of Fortune / Pro / $
May / 2007 / Spiderman / Pro / $
2007 / Dale Jr (re-themed Nascar 600 units) / Pro / $

2006 / Grand Prix (export only re-theme of Nascar) / Pro / $
2006 / Family Guy / Pro / $
July / 2006 / Pirates of the Carribean / Pro / $
January / 2006 / World Poker Tour / Pro / $

August / 2005 / Nascar / Pro / $
February / 2005 / The Sopranos / Pro / $

August / 2004 / Elvis / Pro / $
August / 2004 / Elvis Gold (500 units) / LE / $

Year ? / Harley Davidison (3rd Edition) (300 units) / Pro / $

October / 2003 / The Lord of the Rings / Pro / $
June / 2003 / Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines / Pro / $
February / 2003 / Ripley's Believe It or Not / Pro / $
January / 2003 / The Simpsons Pinball Party / Pro / $

November / 2002 / Harley Davidson (2nd Edition) / Pro / $
August / 2002 / Roller Caster Tycoon / Pro / $
January / 2002 / Playboy / Pro / $

November / 2001 / NFL / Pro / $
September / 2001 / Monopoly / Pro / $
June / 2001 / Austin Powers / Pro / $
January / 2001 / High Roller Casino / Pro / $

1999 / Harley Davidson (1st Edition) / Pro $
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Pro = Entry Level / Operators game
Premium = Collectors Level / with LE game play features and different art features than the pro
LE = Limited Edition / full game features and art features
VE = Vault Edition / priced at a Premium price point.
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for people in Aus I maintain a similar list there as well but also capture AMD's prices at the time of a release as well as the dollar value as that affects the value of the game to us.

http://aussiepinball.com/index.php?topic=13571.msg180296;topicseen#msg180296

added a chart for inflation, data from
http://www.usinflationcalculator.com/inflation/historical-inflation-rates/

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#2 2 years ago

March 2015
Whoa Nellie - Press Release
$6499

Stern Pinball Announces Immediate Availability of Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ Pinball Machine
World's Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games and Whizbang Pinball Announce It's Melon Season!
MELROSE PARK, Ill., March 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, and Whizbang Pinball LLC officially announced the availability of their Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ pinball machine.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ pinball takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father. The colorful easy-to-learn game features a fun classically styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges. The game rewards players of all skill levels.
"Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ offers an entertaining classic pinball experience," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. "We're excited to work with Whizbang Pinball to provide players and operators with a unique pinball game and a fun playing experience."
"I love the combination of designing a retro-style playfield powered by today's latest technology," said Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball co-founder.
This unique blend of classic and modern technologies creates a new breed of pinball machine that presents pinball as an art form while maintaining the reliability and serviceability of modern commercial pinball machines. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling, central to the game's unique visual quality, feature detailed original characters and fresh hand-drawn artwork that blend elements of mid-century pin-up art and classic pinball themes.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ offers many unique features including:
Original retro-style playfield designed by Dennis Nordman
Original retro-style hand-drawn graphics by Greg Freres featuring fresh fruit, a cool truck and the ever popular Mellon family
A unique, durable, weathered fruit crate cabinet design
A supplemental set of powder-coated legs for ease of operation and transportation
A standard coin-door for location play
Illuminated mechanical score reels
Retro-style bumper caps and flipper bats
Dual-action bullseye melon targets
A retro mechanical Knocker
Space for crushed beer cans to set the perfect playfield angle (players can choose their own brand or use Whoa Nellie! branded cans)
Pricing and Availability:
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") for the United States: US$6,499
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.
Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons™ merchandise and accessories are now available through the Stern Shop: http://costore.com/sternpinball/welcome.asp and select authorized distributors and dealers around the world.
About Whizbang Pinball LLC
Founded in 2009 by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball LLC is a design studio that presents boutique pinball as a new art form by integrating its extensive pinball industry experience with its artistic vision for a unique combination of art and technology.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern Pinball's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern Pinball titles include WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Ford Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, and spiderman. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball's games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.
All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies

#3 2 years ago

March 2014
Mustang Pro / Premium / LE - Press release
$5393 / $7495 / $8495

Stern Pinball Announces New Ford Mustang Themed Games

Stern Pinball Is Now Offering its Mustang Pro Game, Mustang Boss
Premium Game and the 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition Game

MELROSE PARK, IL – March 5, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, proudly announced today the availability of three Mustang pinball games. The feature-rich Boss Premium and 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition machines will join Stern’s Pro model, which was recently greeted by rave reviews at the Chicago Auto Show. Manufactured by Chicago’s own Stern Pinball, the Mustang-inspired games combine two icons of American pop culture – pinball and Mustang.

Stern Pinball’s Pro model, designed for arcades and other public spaces, features Mustangs from the past five decades. The Boss Premium model focuses on an array of Boss Mustang models while the 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition machine contains exclusive commemorative game features and art from the1965 original Mustang through the all-new 2015 Mustang GT. Each game includes real Mustang sounds and a Sony Music soundtrack featuring generational cruising tunes to give players the visceral experience of driving a Mustang. The Boss Premium and 50-Years-of-Mustang Limited Edition models feature genuine Ford Mustang chrome pony emblems on the speaker display panels, unique art packages, additional drop targets, an interactive turntable feature, a stainless steel crossing ramp and eight color -changing LED shot arrows to lead players on a unique racing experience.

The games incorporate a mix of classic pinball features and cutting-edge technology to let players race with some of the greatest Mustangs of all time and build a dream collection as players progress through the game. The playfield invites players to go drag racing, rallying, drifting and road racing as they string a series of shots together in pursuit of a high score.

“Everyone at Stern is buzzing with excitement about the Mustang games,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “From the artwork and game features to the generational soundtrack, we’ve created games that will make Mustang lovers, pinball fanatics and collectors worldwide eager to take each model for a test -drive.”

The Ford Mustang game continues the Stern Pinball tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to the 1930’s in Philadelphia when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for pinball to his son, Gary, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world’s favorite pastimes.

Pricing and Availability:

Mustang pinball is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers.

Pro Version: $5,395 (MSRP)
Premium Version: $7,495 (MSRP)
Limited Edition Version: $8,495 (MSRP)

To learn more about the Ford Mustang pinball machine and Stern Pinball, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games. Recent Stern titles include Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, XMen, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

About Ford:
Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F), a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Michigan, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 180,000 employees and 65 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. For more information regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

#4 2 years ago

would be interesting to make a nice line graph with 4 lines... Pro/Premium/LE/Other

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from flecom:

would be interesting to make a nice line graph with 4 lines... Pro/Premium/LE/Other

that was my intention so if anyone can locate and post press releases I would compile the information and create some meaningful info

#6 2 years ago

June 2014
Iron Man Vault (Pro Equivalent)
$5495

Stern Pinball Opens its Vault to Reintroduce Iron Man Pinball

World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games Announces First Stern Vault Release With Iron Man Pro

MELROSE PARK, IL – June 12, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced today it is opening the Stern Vault for re-release of Iron Man™ Pro. The Iron Man pinball machine features visuals, speech, music and sound effects from the Marvel blockbuster films Iron Man and Iron Man 2. After numerous requests from the pinball community, Stern is re- introducing this exceptional game.

Originally released in 2010, the Iron Man Pro model continues to bring the battle between billionaire industrialist, Tony Stark/Iron Man, and his enemies to the fingertips and flippers of pinball players. With non-stop action, Iron Man Pro Vault Edition heightens the excitement, bringing back a classic game for players of any age and skill level.

Iron Man Pro Vault Edition features technological and manufacturing upgrades utilized by Stern in its current Pro models. Among the improvements is all-LED playfield lighting. Iron Man is manufactured with Stern’s updated modern metal and wood back box with red t-molding and with a decaled cabinet and speaker housing. The Iron Monger, War Machine and Whiplash figures have been molded in one-piece construction for improved strength.

“Operators tell us Iron Man is a great earning pinball game, and enthusiasts tell us it’s a great playing game. We didn’t make enough,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.

Look for future Stern Vault Editions.

Pricing and Availability: Pro Version: $5,495 (MSRP)

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#7 2 years ago

January 2015
WWE Pro
$5495

Stern Pinball Is Ready to Rumble

World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games Introduces WWE
Wrestlemania Pinball at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan to autograph Limited Edition Versions

MELROSE PARK, IL – January 5, 2015 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, introduced today the new WWE Wrestlemania pinball machine at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015) in Las Vegas, Nevada. WWE Wrestlemania will be available in both Pro and Limited Edition models.

WWE Wrestlemania calls players into the ring as WWE superstars embarking on a quest to become the WWE worldwide heavyweight champion. Players train their wrestlers and then compete in a series of matches leading them on the road to Wrestlemania.

The WWE Pro and the Limited Edition machines feature an innovative upper pinball playfield wrestling ring. With the flipper buttons, players control two “Slammer” slingshot-style kickers in the ropes of the ring. Completing the three drop target bank starts a wrestling match. Players rack up points and pin opponents in the ring by shooting into a kick out hole. Keeping the ball in
the ring and hitting as many targets as possible will advance players through the match. Multiple ramps guide the ball throughout gameplay, while brilliant lightshows highlight the all LED playfield. Ten licensed songs include intro music for wrestlers that players choose. WWE announcers Jerry “the King” Lawlor and Michael Cole add play by play excitement.

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan will individually autograph each of the numbered WWE Legends of Wrestlemania Limited Edition (LE) machines on a bottom arch mounted gold plaque. With only 400 autographs available, this collectible must be limited to that number of games. The LE game art features classic WWE stars, of course including Hulk Hogan. Actual WWE wrestling
action is projected on the LE’s replica “Titantron” playfield level 5.7 inch LCD directly above the ring. The ball is always wild when it comes into contact with the LE’s exclusive "Chaos" spinning DISC while a third “Wham! Arm” flipper allows players to knock the ball off a wire ramp.

“The WWE franchise features unique characters and fantastic action sequences that are captured in these pinball machines. WWE Wrestlemania pinball games will appeal to a very large and diverse group of both WWE and pinball fans,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “This game is unique with an innovative wrestling ring and other features that will captivate pinball players of all skill levels.”

WWE Wrestlemania is the first pinball machine to feature Stern’s recently announced SPIKE™ electronics hardware system. The new technology reduces product complexity and simplifies manufacturing, resulting in more reliable and easier-to-service games. SPIKE™ is both modular and scalable, accommodating and supporting future designs. Players will quickly
appreciate higher quality sound, enhanced illumination effects and a more engaging overall game experience.

At the CES 2015 Stern will also be showing its Star Trek, The Walking Dead, and Ford Mustang pinball machines.
Pricing and Availability:

WWE Wrestlemania Pro Model: $5,495 (MSRP)
About WWE:

WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 35 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all 12 live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video on-demand library, is currently available in more than 170 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.

For more information, please visit: http://www.wwe.com.
About Stern Pinball, Inc.:

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman,
Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.

To join the fun and learn more, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.
All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

#8 2 years ago

December 2014
The Walking Dead - Premium
$7595

Here's how Stern announced the latest addition to their range.

MELROSE PARK, IL – December 11, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the availability of the Premium Edition of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. This is in response to continued strong demand for the title.

The Walking Dead Premium Edition offers the same fan-favorite game play as the sold-out LE model, full of extra features such as additional targets, a special-effect fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads, and a player-controlled motorized crossbow pinball launcher. A new high-definition art package adds to the player’s experience of battling zombies and completing game missions. The Premium Edition rounds out the three model lineup of AMC’s The Walking Dead Pinball, which includes Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

“It’s great to see both old and new fans so excited about with The Walking Dead machine, which is why we’re offering the Premium Edition,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.

Pricing and Availability:
Premium Edition: $7,595 (MSRP)

About The Walking Dead
AMC’s The Walking Dead concluded the first half of its fifth season on Sunday, November 30 with the highest-rated mid-season finale is series history, delivering 14.8 million viewers and 9.6 million adults 18-49. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics the series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Michael Cudlitz. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#9 2 years ago

September 2014
The Walking Dead Pro / LE
$5995 / $8595

Stern Pinball Brings The Walking Dead To Life World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Games Announces Pro and Limited Edition Versions of The Walking Dead

MELROSE PARK, IL – September 9, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced today the availability of its Pro and Limited Edition models of AMC’s The Walking Dead pinball machine. Inspired by the hugely popular AMC drama, the newest Stern game brings the hit series to life on the pinball playfield.

AMC’s The Walking Dead, the most watched series among Adults 18-49, is based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The drama tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse. Stern’s The Walking Dead pinball features everything fans would want in a flesh-eating pinball world. Players fight to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon, Sheriff Rick Grimes, by battling zombies and completing various game missions. The game includes multiple zombie toys for adrenalin-filled zombie battles at familiar locations from the show such as the Prison and Cell Block C. A brilliant high-definition zombie-filled art package heightens the player’s excitement.

The Limited Edition (LE) version of the game offers unique special effects such as a fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads and a motorized crossbow assembly that allows players to launch the ball anywhere in the game. The LE mirrored back glass with exclusive art adds to the dynamic pinball experience.
“The Walking Dead story has captured the intrigue of audiences for years – from the popular comic books to the hit TV series. We are thrilled to serve such a passionate fan base and to bring this game to pinball fans,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.

Pricing and Availability: Pro Model: $5,995 (MSRP) Limited Edition Model: $8,595 (MSRP)

About The Walking Dead

The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics the series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home.

The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.
About Stern Pinball, Inc. Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world.

Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games.

For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

#10 2 years ago

September 2013
Star Trek Pro / Premium / LE
$5395 / $7495 / $8795

Stern Pinball Announces STAR TREK™ Game

The World’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Set to Launch Star Trek
Pinball Machine

MELROSE PARK, IL – September 12, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association (“AAMA”) Manufacturer of the Year, proudly announced today the availability of Star Trek pinball.

Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the newest Stern machine puts players in Captain James Kirk’s chair of the U.S.S. Enterprise, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation.

Stern’s Star Trek pinball machine features all the bells and whistles a Star Trek fan would desire. With adrenalin-filled battles, high-definition artwork, cosmic LED lighting and classic musical scores, the Star Trek game will evoke the sensation of flying through space at Warp Speed to rescue Spock and defeat the U.S.S. Vengeance.

The newest game from Stern includes an animated battleship, three lightning fast ramps, three flippers, resettable memory drop targets and much more.

“The Star Trek pinball machine celebrates the much loved sci-fi franchise by bringing fans a whole new adventure right at their fingertips,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Star Trek is Stern’s first all-LED Pro Model. The playfield features eight multicolored LED paths that lead gamers on easy-to-understand color-coded routes. There are six missions for casual players matched by 18 complex treks to immerse enthusiast players deeper in the game. As players attack an oncoming threat with three action-centered flippers, the all-LED playfield will captivate onlookers and enhance the player experience with features like phaser flashes and photon torpedoes.

Players will instinctively know exactly what to do when they approach Star Trek pinball– destroy the U.S.S. Vengeance, a key action-packed feature on the playing field. From the very start, players will have the chance to unlock special opportunities, collect tantalizing bonus features and win a series of accolades called The Captain’s Chair.

Star Trek aficionados can expect the classic battle between the heroic Enterprise team and the villainous Khan as well as run-ins with Nero, Klingons and the Narada.

The Star Trek game, under license by CBS Consumer Products, continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son, Gary, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

™ CBS Studios Inc. © 2013 Paramount Pictures Corporation. STAR TREK and related marks and logos are trademarks of CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Pricing and Availability:

Star Trek pinball is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers.
Pro Version: $5,395 (MSRP)
Premium Version: $7,495 (MSRP)
Limited Edition Version: $8,795 (MSRP)
To learn more about the Star Trek pinball machine and Stern Pinball, visit
http://www.sternpinball.com.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Metallica, Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

#11 2 years ago

April 2013
Metallica Pro / Premium / LE
$4995 / $6995 / $7595

Stern Pinball Launches Metallica Game

World’s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Announces Newest Addition to Rock and Roll Collection

MELROSE PARK, IL –April 11, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, proudly announced today the availability of the Metallica pinball game. The newest addition to the iconic Stern collection of rock and roll machines honors one of the world’s foremost rock bands. Metallica’s notoriously fast tempos and aggressive musicianship sets the tone for an exciting player experience.

Players will be able to bang their heads and their flippers to 12 classic Metallica hits including “Master of Puppets,” “One” and “Fade to Black.” Other action-packed game features include an electric chair, snake, grave marker and unparalleled magnetic action.

“We are proud to release our newest music-themed game designed to capture the raw, rebellious nature of Metallica,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.”

The Metallica game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica have become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over. They have scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991’s Metallica (commonly referred to as “The Black Album”), which is the best selling album in history of Soundscan scanning 16 million albums in the United States alone. Their latest album, Death Magnetic, was certified platinum just six weeks after it debuted atop the Billboard Top 200 Album chart in October 2008. Death Magnetic charted at #1 in 32 countries. Metallica have also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. The band recently celebrated its 30th-Anniversary with a week’s worth of fan club concerts at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisco, CA. In 2012, they announced the launch of Orion Music + More, an annual two-day festival curated and headlined by the band. This past summer, Metallica unveiled a brand new stage in Mexico City that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career. They played eight shows to nearly 180,000 fans at the Sports Arena in Mexico City. Later that month the band performed four shows on the same stage in Canada, two in Edmonton and two in Vancouver, during which they shot their upcoming Nimród Antal directed 3D Feature Film, Through The Never, which will be released in 2013.

Pricing and Availability:

The Metallica pinball machine is available through authorized Stern distributors and dealers.

Pro Version: $4,995
Premium Version (road case): $6,995
Limited Edition Version: (Master of Puppets) $7,595

To learn more about The Metallica pinball game and Stern Pinball, visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, ACDC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#12 2 years ago

November 2012
Avengers Pro / LE (2 models)
$5699 / $8099 (2 models)

Stern Pinball Celebrates The Avengers Motion Picture with New Machine

Avengers Pinball Game Joins Stern’s Collection of Comic
Inspired Games

MELROSE PARK, IL – November 29, 2012 – Stern Pinball Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games, announced today the release of The Avengers pinball machine. The newest member of the Stern collection memorializes The Avengers, a franchise that has remained a staple in pop culture since it first appeared as a comic book series in 1963. The Avengers will join Stern’s revolutionary line-up of comic inspired machines including X-Men, Spiderman, Iron Man and Batman.

For almost 50 years The Avengers have delighted fans through comic books, television series and movies. Stern is thrilled to bring the franchise to pinball and provide fans with a new medium through which to enjoy The Avengers. The machine features a dynamic setting that incorporates six iconic Avenger heroes: Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye. Players help The Avengers assemble to defeat the notorious villain Loki. The Avengers pinball features an animated twisting and pounding custom molded HULK, drop targets and a spinning cube bonus, in addition to plenty of multiball action.

“Throughout the years The Avengers have cultivated a loyal and energetic fan base,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and Chairman of Stern Pinball. “Stern is pleased to have the opportunity to give these fans an Avengers pinball game to enjoy for years to come.”

The Avengers game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Pricing and Availability:

Avengers Pro: $5699 MSRP
Avengers LE: $8099 MSRP
HULK LE: $8099 MSRP
Avengers Premium: Pricing available in 2013

To learn more about The Avengers pinball machine and Stern Pinball, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#13 2 years ago

June 2012
X-Men Pro / LE (2 models)
$5699 / $7999

Stern Pinball Launches Much Anticipated X-Men Pinball Machine

World’s Only Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Announces Newest Addition to Comic Inspired Collection of Machines

MELROSE PARK, IL – June 7, 2012 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of the X-Men pinball machine based on the Marvel comic book series.The newest addition to the Stern collection celebrates X-Men, one of the most popular comic book series to date. X-Men will join Stern’s revolutionary line-up of comic inspired machines including Spiderman, Iron Man and Batman.

Since the first appearance of X-Men in 1963, the characters in the Stan Lee series have resonated with millions of comic lovers. Now X-Men fans can experience the adventure first hand with a first of its kind pinball display. In this game, players can help gather their favorite X-Men to battle and defeat their villainous enemies. The game features seven main villains including Juggernaut, The Brotherhood of Mutants, The Hellfire Club, Shadow King, Sabertooth, Sentinels and Omega Red. The machine also features a Blackbird launcher and special game modes that touch on the most exciting events in the X-Men Universe.

“Stan Lee’s compelling storytelling combined with his dynamic cast of X-Men have captured the hearts and imaginations of fans of all ages for almost 40 years,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “The X-Men pinball machine celebrates Stan’s much loved series and brings fans a whole new adventure right at their fingertips.”

The X-Men game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

Pricing and Availability: LE Model $7999 MSRP
Pro Model $5699 MSRP

To learn more about the X-Men pinball machine and Stern Pinball, visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#14 2 years ago

December 2013
AC/DC Luci Premium - $7495

Stern Pinball Releases AC/DC “Luci” Premium Game

World’s Leading Maker of Arcade Quality Pinball Games Adds New Luci Edition to the AC/DC Pinball Lineup

MELROSE PARK, IL – DECEMBER 3, 2013 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s leading maker of real pinball games and the American Amusement Machine Association (“AAMA”) Manufacturer of the Year, today announced the availability of the AC/DC Luci Premium pinball machine. Based on Steve Ritchie’s hit design, the latest addition to the AC/DC pinball lineup features an entirely new original artwork package that captures the titillating rock and roll spirit of AC/DC and AC/DC pinball.

Players will rock with Luci to twelve classic AC/DC hits including “Back in Black,” “Highway to Hell” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” Other exciting game features include a lower playfield, ball-shooting cannon, drop targets, a mechanized Hell’s Bell and animations of the band. This decidedly edgy tribute to one of rock and roll’s most memorable bands pushes the visual and auditory limits with its style, sound and infectious riffs. Simply put: Luci rocks!

The AC/DC Luci Premium game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. Stern Pinball traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam subsequently became part owner and President of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer of the pinball industry, and passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son, Gary, who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of the world’s favorite pastimes.

AC/DC, more than three decades into a career that shows no signs of slowing, like electricity itself, provides the world with an essential source of power and energy. Since forming in 1973, AC/DC's high voltage rock 'n' roll has flowed into the world via consistently sold-out concert tours and global sales totaling more than 200 million albums. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's #1 best selling catalog act worldwide, AC/DC has sold nearly 71 million albums in the U.S. alone, making AC/DC one of the five top-selling bands in American music history. One of the group's best-loved works, the enormously successful and influential "Back In Black," has achieved RIAA "Double Diamond" status, with sales in excess of 22 million copies in the United States. It is the U.S.'s fifth largest-selling album ever. AC/DC’s intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band’s 30-year legacy of great rock and roll music.

Pricing and Availability:
MSRP $7,495
To learn more about the AC/DC pinball machine, “Luci” and Stern Pinball, please visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#15 2 years ago

March 2012
AC/DC - Pro / Premium / LE (2 models)
$5699 / $7699 / $8499

Stern Pinball Launches Limited and Premium Edition AC/DC Pinball Machines

World’s Only Maker of Real Arcade Quality Pinball Announces Availability of Three New Versions of ACDC Machine for Enthusiasts

MELROSE PARK, IL – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of three new versions of the popular AC/DC pinball machine. In honor of one of the most legendary rock and roll bands the world has ever seen, Stern is releasing two exemplary Limited Edition machines titled “Back in Black” and “Let There Be Rock” along with an electrifying Premium model designed for players seeking the game play of a Limited Edition model at a competitive price.

With an incredible new sound system, the AC/DC machine is the best sounding pinball game to date. Players will be able to rock to 12 classic AC/DC hits including “Hells Bells,” “Thunderstruck” and “You Shook Me All Night Long.” A groundbreaking rule set from the creative mind of Lyman Sheats enables players to choose any full song they want to hear while playing the game. The AC/DC machine is also engineered to allow players to stack and overlap three multi-ball modes.

“The fans and pinball enthusiasts wanted more AC/DC and we listened,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “Our design team, led by the King of Pinball, Steve Ritchie and with programming provided by the legendary Lyman Sheats, worked tirelessly to create a pinball experience worthy of the AC/DC and Stern Pinball monikers.”

The AC/DC game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

An unstoppable force in rock and roll, AC/DC’s last studio album Black Ice was released globally in October 2008 and debuted at #1 in 31 countries. AC/DC spent the next 20 months crisscrossing the planet and playing to over 5 million people on their hugely successful Black Ice World Tour. AC/DC’s intense live performances and innovative guitar driven music are at the core of the band’s 30-year legacy of great rock and roll music.

Pricing and Availability:
The AC/DC pinball machine is available today from $5699 - $8499.

Pro Version: $5699 MSRP
Premium Version: $7699 MSRP
Limited Edition Version: $8499 MSRP

“Back in Black”: production limited to 300 machines
“Let There Be Rock”: production limited to 200 machines
To learn more about The AC/DC pinball machine and Stern Pinball, visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular, arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman, Big Buck Hunter and many more. All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern’s games. For more information visit http://www.sternpinball.com.

#16 2 years ago

Stern Pinball Releases Avatar Limited Edition Pinball Machine

World’s Only Pinball Manufacturer Celebrates the Largest Grossing Film of all Time with a Special Run of Premium Machines

MELROSE PARK, IL – November 23, 2010- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of arcade quality pinball machines, announced today the Avatar Limited Edition Pinball machine. After the success of the arcade version of the Avatar pinball game, Stern is releasing a limited edition run of handcrafted machines featuring enhanced game play and superior mechanical features.

The Avatar special edition pinball machine brings players to the paradise planet of Pandora where they become hero Jake Sully on a quest to protect the Na’vi people from an invading mining colony. Staying true to the innovative nature of the film, this pinball machine translates James Cameron’s history making epic into a one-of-a-kind gaming experience. Stern Pinball is only producing 250 machines for this limited edition run that will each be numbered with a plaque and a certificate of authenticity.

“The Avatar Limited Edition machine has been a very special production for Stern Pinball and game designer John Borg,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “We believe it to be worthy of James Cameron’s masterpiece film and firmly believe the pinball community will feel the same.”

The Avatar Limited Edition game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Stern passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America’s favorite pastimes.

View the Avatar Limited Edition machine in action at: http://bit.ly/aKBzSD
(Editor's note: This link only shows the regular version, not the LE model)

Pricing and Availability
The Avatar Limited Edition machine is $5,499 and only available for a short time.

For more information and to view the limited edition machine visit: http://www.sternpinball.com
(Editor's note: At the time of writing there is no info on the site about the LE model)

#17 2 years ago

MELROSE PARK, IL –August 15, 2011– Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games, announced today the availability of its pinball machines through Best Buy. Pinball and game enthusiasts can now purchase five of Stern’s popular releases at Bestbuy.com with instore availability coming later this year.

“Pinball is back and booming,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “…and being available though an incredible retail channel such as Best Buy brings pinball to the main stream mass market..”

Stern Pinball games now available at BestBuy.com include:

Avatar Pinball Game: Avatar pinball features a 3-D backglass with incredible depth, clarity and color, speech and sound effects from the movie. $4,799

TRON: Legacy Pinball Game: TRON: Legacy pinball features exciting sound bites from the film’s main characters, as well as music from the film’s original score. $4,799

The Rolling Stones Pinball Game: The Rolling Stones pinball features 13 Rolling Stones original songs, fast ramps and artwork featuring band members and classic album covers. $4,799

Iron Man Classic Pinball Game: Iron Man Classic pinball made exclusively for the home features visuals, speech, music and sound effects from the Marvel blockbuster films Iron Man 1 and Iron Man 2. (This machine does not feature a coin mechanism and can not be operated) $3,799

The Rolling Stones Limited Edition Pinball Game: The Limited Edition version of the Rolling Stones Pinball features a slew of special features, including a second set of flippers, a white ceramic ball and an indivdually numbered plaque with a certificate of authenticity. $5,999

#18 2 years ago

The [WWE] Limited Edition version (which we have fresh-off-the-presses photos of below) will come autographed by Hulk Hogan, and MSRP is a pricy (but standard, for Stern LE pins) $8,595. The Pro model will be $5,495 MSRP.

#19 2 years ago

cheers guys

justr need the MSRP for

IronMan Pro -
Tron LE -

#20 2 years ago

found this for Tron LE

"It looks like Stern is once again entering the retails space — this time with electronics giant Best Buy. In a press releases sent out today, Stern Pinball announced that they would be selling their Avatar, TRON: Legacy, The Rolling Stones (Pro and LE), and Iron Man Classic for between $3,799 (IM) to $5,999 (TRS LE).
Gary Stern adds, “Pinball is back and booming… being available through an incredible retail channel such as Best Buy brings pinball to the main stream mass market.” There’s not much doubt about that. And while this may be quite a blow to Stern’s pinball distributors, most in-the-know collectors still know where the best prices are available. The only real question is whether the financing plan of Best Buy would be enough to lure established buyers away from their Stern distributors.
The games are already up on Best Buy’s website, and will begin shipping later this year. There’s no word on whether display models will be available in store, but it seems like they’d have to be to attract the main stream mass market. It’s doubtful that the average Joe or Jane will pay full retail price for something they see on BestBuy.com and don’t have an opportunity to touch in person.
The product descriptions do state that there’s a 6 month warranty for parts (does this include the boards which only carry a typical 2 months warranty from Stern?) and a 60 day warranty for labor. Also, will Geek Squad be offering repair services? If so, we want a reality TV show of that!"

http://pinballhead.com/stern-pinballs-for-sale-at-best-buy/

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#22 2 years ago

And to keep the prices updated:

May 2015 / Kiss / Pro / $5995 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / Premium / $7595 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / LE / $8795 USD

$1 USD = $0.81 AUD
x 1.24 for rough Aussie price.

AMD Web Prices are:
May 2015 / Kiss / Pro / $7950 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / Premium / $9950 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / LE / sold out

#23 2 years ago

Aside from the exchange rate, don't you get about 1k off list price? You should...

Quoted from swinks:

And to keep the prices updated:
May 2015 / Kiss / Pro / $5995 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / Premium / $7595 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / LE / $8795 USD
$1 USD = $0.81 AUD
x 1.24 for rough Aussie price.
AMD Web Prices are:
May 2015 / Kiss / Pro / $7950 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / Premium / $9950 USD
May 2015 / Kiss / LE / sold out

#24 2 years ago

Interestingly the US MRRP went up inconsistently:
Kiss Pro versus WWE Pro - $500
Kiss Premium versus TWD Premium - $0
Kiss LE versus WWE LE - $200

#25 2 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

Aside for the exchange rate, don't you get about 1k off list price? You should...

doubt it, we only have one distributor here in Aus so prices always appear to be about $2k higher than the US MRRP prices. no competition with distributors and dealers means they set their price and thats it.

4 months later
#26 2 years ago

from
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/stern-pinball-to-release-game-of-thrones-pinball-machines-300138111.html

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, proudly announced today the availability of Game of Thrones pinball machines. Inspired by the hit HBO® drama series, the newest Stern machines put players in the heat of battle where noble families fight for control of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms.

Stern's Game of Thrones Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition machines are packed with features and toys that provide an irresistible challenge to play against kings, knights, knaves and dragons. Each player can choose to be a Knight of the Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, Martell, or Tyrell family Houses, and pick other Houses to battle. Game of Thrones actor Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (The Hound) guides the player throughout the game with authenticity and strong presence. The goal of the game is to rule the seven kingdoms of Westeros.

"The Game of Thrones pinball machine celebrates the much-loved HBO series and gives fans an intense, high-energy pinball experience," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

The Game of Thrones pinball machine will be available in three models offering a variety of pricing and exclusivity for Game of Thrones fans and pinball collectors. All three models feature an animated, interactive dragon that roars, flies, and breathes fire through the magic of all-LED lit playfields. Players can slam the ball into the Battering Ram, attempting to break down the Castle Doors and grab features such as Super Jackpots, Wild Fire, and Playfield Score Multipliers. The animated mechanical Sword of Multiball holds back reinforcements until it's time to attack. A bank of three Drop-Targets lights the Lord of Light Lanes to protect against side drains and awards other progressive features. A Kickback fires the ball in anger when struck.

Players can win valuable random awards and features with Reel Pops™, a fun new software mechanism, by playing the Pop Bumpers and spinning three virtual spinning reels on the display. When three identical symbols line up, the player is awarded the prize shown on the reels. Earn Gold and spend it on needed weapons and features. An Action Button is featured on the front molding for the largest array of interactive play features ever seen in a pinball machine.

The Game of Thrones Pro model includes all the above features and 7 multicolor Shield inserts that represent the great Houses of Westeros and special shots on the playfield. Lightning-fast ramps and orbits send the ball on fascinating and versatile courses throughout the game.

Enter a whole new realm with Game of Thrones Premium and Limited Edition Pinball models. Vastly different from the Pro model, both Premium and Limited Editions feature a massive and challenging Castle upper playfield with a second set of full size flippers, shots and an animated Dragon. Both models feature dazzling, full-playfield, color-changing LED's throughout the game. An Elevator serving two "floors" brings the ball up to the Castle where the players battle against Houses and Dragons. The second Elevator floor delivers the ball to the Iron Throne, where victories great and small can be celebrated. Amazing light shows and effects are a visual celebration of players' victories.

The Limited Edition model delivers all the play features of the Premium model, while also featuring a Certificate of Authenticity, a numbered plaque, a designer-autographed playfield, a beautiful, hand-drawn cabinet and backglass artwork by Bob Stevlic. Exclusive, glossy, black-powder-coated, laser-cut side armor features dragon elements of the Targaryen Sigil and is inscribed with the Targaryen House motto, "Fire & Blood", all highlighted with a rich, red mirrored backing.

Pricing and Availability:

Pro Model: $5,995 MSRP
Premium Model:$7,595 MSRP
Limited Edition Model:$8,795 MSRP
Game of Thrones Pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

#27 2 years ago

update of Australia's distributor AMD's prices in Aus Dollars as of 25-9-15

Note the dollar value today is against us at $1 USD = $1.43 AUD

GoT Pro - $7950
GoT LE - $11850

Kiss Pro - $7950
Kiss Premium - $10250
Kiss LE - Sold out

IM VE - $7950

WNBJM - $9250

WWE Pro - $7950
WWE LE - $11850

TWD Pro - $7950
TWD Premium - $10250
TWD LE - Sold out

Mustang Pro - $7950
Mustang Premium - Sold Out
Mustang LE - $11850

ST Pro - $7950
ST Premium - Sold Out
ST LE - Sold Out

Met Pro - $7950
Met Premium - $10250
Met LE - Sold Out

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#28 2 years ago

13-11-15 (bad luck Friday)

Note the dollar value today is against us at $1 USD = $1.40 AUD

Aussie bubble may have just burst as some quiet price rises across all games in stock by our Aussie Distributor - AMD.

GAME OF THRONES PRO PINBALL - $8150.00
GAME OF THRONES PREMIUM PINBALL - $10,650.00
GAME OF THRONES LIMITED EDITION PINBALL - $12,350.00

Apparently some keen potential Kiss Premium buyers pulled the pin on orders due to a $400 price rise

Sorry Stern but soon you will have a much smaller market to sell to, god knows what will happen when you switch to a lcd screen rumored in Feb 2016.

#29 2 years ago

I miss the $5950 AC/DC Pro sweet spot back in 2012. I just can't afford new in box at these prices. Stern Pro machines are now $2200 more expensive.

#30 2 years ago

Wow. Not sure how any of you Aussies can justify those prices. Hard enough for me to justify the US prices. Bummer

#31 2 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Wow. Not sure how any of you Aussies can justify those prices. Hard enough for me to justify the US prices. Bummer

Currently, it's avoid purchasing games on release until they have proven themselves code wise and hope to pick them up cheaper on the secondhand market....which is now harder because not as many people are buying games for them to make it to the secondhand market. This week, a Walking Dead Pro went up for sale in the morning secondhand and was marked sold by lunch time.

1 month later
#32 1 year ago

5th January - Spiderman VE released as a comic art version with new dots etc
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/01/04/ultimate-spider-man-themed-pinball-machine-announced-by-stern
US Suggested Retail Price is $7595 USD

and AMD's release price is $10650 AUD
Note the dollar value today is against us at $1 USD = $1.39 AUD

- wonder if Stern are preparing people price wise for a lcd for Ghostbusters rumoured to be released soon.
- but you have to wonder when will it hit a point that companies start to bail out due to a drop in sales.

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#33 1 year ago

I'm looking at these prices and, wow, Stern's aggressive price increase structure is kind of disheartening. Just four short years ago they had Pro games priced a few hundred dollars below $5K. Now those MSRPs are $5 away from $6,000.

Punch those numbers into a CPI calculator and the numbers don't even come close to adding up.

Sterns trumpets itself as holding the torch of pinball...keeping it lit...but is this the way they should be repaying the customers that paid to play for the games built during the lean years? Doesn't seem like it to me.

#34 1 year ago

If you search through RGP you can often find threads about old MSRPs, although it's not exactly a primary source. For example this says TSPP was $4599 as of a 2008 episode of Price is Right. Better than nothing info out there anyway

http://newsgroups.derkeiler.com/Archive/Rec/rec.games.pinball/2008-04/msg03364.html

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

I'm looking at these prices and, wow, Stern's aggressive price increase structure is kind of disheartening. Just four short years ago they had Pro games priced a few hundred dollars below $5K. Now those MSRPs are $5 away from $6,000.
Punch those numbers into a CPI calculator and the numbers don't even come close to adding up.
Sterns trumpets itself as holding the torch of pinball...keeping it lit...but is this the way they should be repaying the customers that paid to play for the games built during the lean years? Doesn't seem like it to me.

Not condoning or condemning stern. Tspp had an msrp of 4295 I think in 2003. Compound that over 13 years at 2% and you are close to 5600, not too far off from where they are now.

#36 1 year ago
Quoted from Lermods:

Not condoning or condemning stern. Tspp had an msrp of 4295 I think in 2003. Compound that over 13 years at 2% and you are close to 5600, not too far off from where they are now.

Yeah but isn't TSPP more like a current Premium title feature-wise? If made today, the $5600 version would probably be a Pro (probably with no couch upper playfield, standups instead of drops by Itchy & Scratchy, etc).

Edit: Not trying to sound negative. I don't think there's any denying that their prices have gone up for "the same" feature set (though that's hard to compare across games). But they do make good games, and the market is bearing it. Supply and demand, I guess. Would I like them to be cheaper? Certainly. But I can understand why they aren't. Like any business...you charge what you can get away with before too many people stop buying.

#37 1 year ago

Wonder why there was a drop in pro baseline price for met. Met is where I jumped on the pinball bandwagon. So I'm relatively new. I had just assumed it was a steady increase in price.

#38 1 year ago

The prices starting jumping up once WOZ was released as I am guessing they thought they may as well rise prices but still stay under the competitors?

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#39 1 year ago
Quoted from swinks:

The prices starting jumping up once WOZ was released as I am guessing they thought they may as well rise prices but still stay under the competitors?

You are correct. When Stern saw that their only competition was putting out a game that costs twice as much to make, but was half the fun, they knew they could go up more. Not to mention that 100's were lining up to pay for something they had to wait 3 years for. When astern comes out with the LCD, it is all over, they will be at JJP retails, $9500 for an LE.

#40 1 year ago
Quoted from thedarkknight77:

You are correct. When Stern saw that their only competition was putting out a game that costs twice as much to make, but was half the fun, they knew they could go up more. Not to mention that 100's were lining up to pay for something they had to wait 3 years for. When astern comes out with the LCD, it is all over, they will be at JJP retails, $9500 for an LE.

Are you being hyperbolic here? (Honest question). I find Woz to be plenty of fun. Is it 2x fun? I don't know, but its a solid game for sure.

#41 1 year ago

Swinks, thanks for the enlightening post. Informative, useful, and a good read. We need more content like this on pinside.

#42 1 year ago

Great thread. Thanks for doing the legwork on recording the prices. Here they are in chart form;

Stern_MSRP_(resized).jpg

Later,
EV

#43 1 year ago

nice work on the chart, only thing it needs is because the thread is based on the original release MSRP we can maybe colour the columns in for the years to add the time frame in there.

#44 1 year ago

street price grid would be cool also.

#45 1 year ago
Quoted from TZBen:

street price grid would be cool also.

thats a different beast altogether as every street and country has different prices so opted to track launch msrp's though would be good to track other companiers launch msrp as a form of comparison

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#46 1 year ago

Updated with years....

Stern_MSRP_(resized).jpg

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from Rickwh:

Wonder why there was a drop in pro baseline price for met. Met is where I jumped on the pinball bandwagon. So I'm relatively new. I had just assumed it was a steady increase in price.

Yea, pricing and features do not go hand in hand. Since 2011 MET had the lowest MSRP yet also has the most toys.

#48 1 year ago

nice work Echovictor, can I copy and put in the first post (crediting you)

#49 1 year ago

Sure!

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#50 1 year ago

Ghostbusters is out with prices listed here (first post updated)

http://au.ign.com/articles/2016/03/10/ghostbusters-pinball-machine-announced-by-stern-pinball

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