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The Beatles Ka-Pow/Stern Pinball (CONFIRMED) pictures and videos..


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#1501 7 months ago
Quoted from tamoore:

The gold edition won't have spinners, the drop targets will be replaced by stand-up targets, and won't include the left upper flipper. The magnet in the spinning disk will also be eliminated.
What the fuck you want for $7,600???

You can’t be serious.

#1502 7 months ago
Quoted from tamoore:

There is no way this is true

Double

#1503 7 months ago
Quoted from tamoore:

There is no way this is true

I agree it doesn't sound right. But I've heard the exact same thing from a couple of places.

That's why diamond and platinum prices are already all over the place.

#1504 7 months ago
Quoted from tamoore:

The gold edition won't have spinners, the drop targets will be replaced by stand-up targets, and won't include the left upper flipper. The magnet in the spinning disk will also be eliminated.
What the fuck you want for $7,600???

Hopefully this is not true.

The announcement from Stern does state each model will have a unique art package. This seems to be the only factual difference between the three so far.

#1505 7 months ago

price should be $6/$8/$10K

but AFM or MB remake are a great options at $6-8K

#1506 7 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

om what I understand the diamond edition is whatever the distributor wants to charge for it. Same with the platinum.

Unless the laws have changed, no manufacturer can tell a distributor or retailer what price they can put on, or have to put on an item for sale. This is why you see the auto makers price sheets say MSRP. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Of course, the factory can make life a little difficult for a retailer who does not want to play ball. Apple plays a tough game, for instance.

Car dealers have been known every once in awhile for jacking the price on a hot selling car and there was not much the factory could do about it, although I believe 10 years ago when GM made its great dealer cut, GM made a concerted effort to dump some of its less than stellar dealers.

For the manufacturer, it is not good when a opportunistic retailer tries to fleece the public. It is also not good when a weak retailer starts discounting the price and cheapen the brand.

#1507 7 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Unless the laws have changed, no manufacturer can tell a distributor or retailer what price they can put on, or have to put on an item for sale. This is why you see the auto makers price sheets say MSRP. Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price. Of course, the factory can make life a little difficult for a retailer who does not want to play ball. Apple plays a tough game, for instance.
Car dealers have been known every once in awhile for jacking the price on a hot selling car and there was not much the factory could do about it, although I believe 10 years ago when GM made its great dealer cut, GM made a concerted effort to dump some of its less than stellar dealers.
For the manufacturer, it is not good when a opportunistic retailer tries to fleece the public. It is also not good when a weak retailer starts discounting the price and cheapen the brand.

Stern CAN set a MAP (Minimum Advertised Price) though. Doesn't mean the distributor cannot sell for less...but they may not advertise the goods for less than MAP. This includes email quotes, mailing lists, etc. MAP pricing is why you will see some distributors require a phone call to get a price. Some distributors will throw in free shipping or pay your sales tax as a kickback, so long as they show that the machine sold for the MAP price.

#1508 7 months ago

I hope nobody buys the diamond and platinum editions to prevent this from happening again.

#1509 7 months ago

Did someone make a "Hitler reacts to the Beatles pinball" yet? If so, could you repost the link?

#1510 7 months ago

The Batman SLE last time was $15k priced to buy directly from Stern, not through a distributor. So this seems to be a different model.

I'm guessing most distributors do not buy 10 games at a time (outside of the few biggest names), so they are incentivizing them to buy a bigger block than normal.

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#1511 7 months ago

Reminded me of this VHS promo for Terminator 2 where video stores had to buy blocks of T2 WITH Drop Dead Fred. lol.

If you haven't seen this video it is both completely awesome and awful at the same time:

#1512 7 months ago
Quoted from frolic:

The Batman SLE last time was $15k priced to buy directly from Stern, not through a distributor. So this seems to be a different model.
I'm guessing most distributors do not buy 10 games at a time (outside of the few biggest names), so they are incentivizing them to buy a bigger block than normal.

I think Stern is doing this to deflect the heat away from them this time...Batman 66 SLE created a lot of negative flak directed at Stern. So Stern is letting the distributors throw themselves under the bus for a short term payday if they choose...or reward some loyal customers if they choose.

#1513 7 months ago
Quoted from rai:

price should be $6/$8/$10K

forgot to divide by 2.

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#1514 7 months ago
Quoted from fisherdaman:

Did someone make a "Hitler reacts to the Beatles pinball" yet? If so, could you repost the link?

Will you settle for the laughing man?
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#1516 7 months ago

So is pinside getting more hysterical or just dumber?

Tough to determine, but based upon the response to Tamoore's transparently sarcastic toss off post, I'm gonna go with a little of both.

#1517 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

So is pinside getting more hysterical or just dumber?
Tough to determine, but based upon the response to Tamoore's transparently sarcastic toss off post, I'm gonna go with a little of both.

Hey... Don't lump me in with these guys... I'm just here for the LULZ and hitler videos.....

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#1519 7 months ago

I heard the gold edition will only contain one alphanumeric display and no LCD screen, and also won't have plastics over the slingshots!

"FOR $8000?!!? Stern is WORSE THAN HITLER!!!!"

#1520 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I heard the gold edition will only contain one alphanumeric display and no LCD screen, and also won't have plastics over the slingshots!
"FOR $8000?!!? Stern is WORSE THAN HITLER!!!!"

I heard that since everyone always complains about the quality of sterns pinballs that they are no longer included. You have to preorder yours from pinball life before you order the game to make sure you have some. Stern figured why pay for something you are just throwing away.

#1521 7 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

I heard that since everyone always complains about the quality of sterns pinballs that they are no longer included. You have to preorder yours from pinball life before you order the game to make sure you have some. Stern figured why pay for something you are just throwing away.

This is outrageous!!!!

Are there no boundaries to this Beatles scam?!?!?!?!?!?

????

?

#1522 7 months ago
Quoted from frolic:

Reminded me of this VHS promo for Terminator 2 where video stores had to buy blocks of T2 WITH Drop Dead Fred. lol.
If you haven't seen this video it is both completely awesome and awful at the same time:

Nothing new in coin op. People always wonder how they managed to sell 5,000 Popeyes.

The fact that Williams was forcing distributors to buy it if they also wanted the latest Mortal Kombat had something to do with it.

#1523 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Nothing new in coin op. People always wonder how they managed to sell 5,000 Popeyes.
The fact that Williams was forcing distributors to buy it if they also wanted the latest Mortal Kombat had something to do with it.

That's crazy, I had no idea they did that

#1525 7 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

All mostly rumors but stern allows them to buy the golds for 7k each one at a time. Or they can buy a 10 pack with 7 golds, 2 platinums, and 1 diamond for 70k. That is the only way to get a diamond or platinum.
So unless you just have money to waste I'd recommend waiting if you want a diamond or platinum as there will better deals to be had if the dealers have to set on them a little.

Serious question: given the order in which companies usually build machines, won't distributors waiting for all 3 versions to be made be waiting a _long_ time?

#1526 7 months ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Serious question: given the order in which companies usually build machines, won't distributors waiting for all 3 versions to be made be waiting a long_ time?

have we seen a difference in versions besides the plate/plaque? maybe they are all the same besides that??

#1528 7 months ago
Quoted from JWJr:

given the order in which companies usually build machines, won't distributors waiting for all 3 versions to be made be waiting a long_ time?

Considering its reported that all 3 version are identical besides art, they should be able to switch up production easier.

#1529 7 months ago
Quoted from InfiniteLives:

have we seen a difference in versions besides the plate/plaque? maybe they are all the same besides that??

Powder Coating will be different.
I suppose gold for the gold edition, wich could look nice with the speaker decals.

#1530 7 months ago
Quoted from jgentry:

All mostly rumors but stern allows them to buy the golds for 7k each one at a time. Or they can buy a 10 pack with 7 golds, 2 platinums, and 1 diamond for 70k. That is the only way to get a diamond or platinum.

If this is true, I think it's a smart way for Stern to sell out all the games and rake in a quick $13.7 million.

#1531 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Nothing new in coin op. People always wonder how they managed to sell 5,000 Popeyes.
The fact that Williams was forcing distributors to buy it if they also wanted the latest Mortal Kombat had something to do with it.

Oh yes. The package deal as a marketing ploy.

#1532 7 months ago
Quoted from rai:

price should be $6/$8/$10K
but AFM or MB remake are a great options at $6-8K

It's crazy how quickly the industry re-oriented our thinking to these numbers. Took all of two years. Just wait for 2020... that will be $9K/$11K/$13K! AP has already taken that step by adding $400 to OKFest.

Come on, DeepRoot!

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#1533 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

So is pinside getting more hysterical or just dumber?
Tough to determine, but based upon the response to Tamoore's transparently sarcastic toss off post, I'm gonna go with a little of both.

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#1534 7 months ago
Quoted from 27dnast:

It's crazy how quickly the industry re-oriented our thinking to these numbers. Took all of two years. Just wait for 2020... that will be $9K/$11K/$13K! AP has already taken that step by adding $400 to OKFest.
Come on, DeepRoot!

Sure has.

I was buying Tron and IMVE for $4700 shipped. $6k seems crazy for Beatles pro but here we are wishing it was that cheap. lol.

#1535 7 months ago

If I remember correctly, LOTR was about $3800 NIB in 2006. Inflation calculator says that would be worth about $4800 today.

People are happy to pay $6k for TNA. Such is the pinball market.

#1536 7 months ago
Quoted from rvdv:

Beatles ..? Beatles ..?
Isn’t that the guy from Wings ?!

Maybe the guy from "Billy Peppers and the Pepperpots" ?

#1537 7 months ago
Quoted from JWJr:

Serious question: given the order in which companies usually build machines, won't distributors waiting for all 3 versions to be made be waiting a long_ time?

Why would you think that. Sounds like only trim level differences and maybe different art. Stern will roll these out with a quickness if they are not already building them.

#1538 7 months ago
Quoted from pin2d:

Eight songs, and here is a high res image of the playfield and Diamond cab
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What is just above the lick, upper right of decal. Looks like carriage bolt.

#1539 7 months ago

The VOX amplifier speaker panels are so cool and a great touch!

#1540 7 months ago

When a new Stern comes out we really need some way to identify what is fact and what is speculation. Like the first post should be updated with what is actually true. So often people post complete sarcasm and speculation like its fact. At the same time Stern seems to like to do things no one believes is possible true.

#1541 7 months ago

The game looks ugly. It's a bad color scheme. It has some great art, but it still looks like a Photoshop nightmare. It's disjointed, too loud, and looks like a bad mix of art ideas. It feels like it was done by 2-3 artists that didn't really agree, so they just all did what they wanted and overlaid it. Maybe that's license restriction, maybe it's time restriction, whatever. It doesn't really change the fact that it looks really bad. There is a lot of fantastic art out there from the Beatles over the decades to draw from. This odd purple and teal mixture just doesn't work.

It's also a major bummer that you're finally going to get this license and then focus on, literally, the least interesting time for the band both musically and aesthetically.

It's really hard not to be disappointed with this, rumored prices aside, even if you're a Beatles fan.

Seawitch is a fantastic game and layout though, so there's that.

#1542 7 months ago
Quoted from Darscot:

At the same time Stern seems to like to do things no one believes is possible true.

Like put out multiple titles a year, on a timely basis, not steal anybody's money, and do all of this consistently while also offering the least expensive commercial-grade pinball machines on the market!!!

I still don't know how they do it.

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#1543 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

So is pinside getting more hysterical or just dumber?
Tough to determine, but based upon the response to Tamoore's transparently sarcastic toss off post, I'm gonna go with a little of both.

Levi is the new Kaneda.

#1544 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I still don't know how they do it.

They have made that their charter and structure their strategy and tactics to achieve that.

#1545 7 months ago
Quoted from Darscot:

When a new Stern comes out we really need some way to identify what is fact and what is speculation. Like the first post should be updated with what is actually true. So often people post complete sarcasm and speculation like its fact. At the same time Stern seems to like to do things no one believes is possible true.

Well... best way is to have that sorted out to you by This week in Pinball.

#1546 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Like put out multiple titles a year, on a timely basis, not steal anybody's money, and do all of this consistently while also offering the least expensive commercial-grade pinball machines on the market!!!
I still don't know how they do it.

I still don't know how they keep putting out games with broken shots, dodgy code, questionable build quality, and recycled designs, either. But people keep giving them a pass, so why not?

Iron Maiden was legit great, but everything around it has been average at best or subpar for a while.

#1547 7 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Like put out multiple titles a year, on a timely basis, not steal anybody's money, and do all of this consistently while also offering the least expensive commercial-grade pinball machines on the market!!!
I still don't know how they do it.

That is a laughably low bar for any other business, for some reason in Pinball, that's considered a success.

#1548 7 months ago
Quoted from kermit24:

Levi is the new Kaneda.

I will admit, I have thought he may have actually sold his account to his buddy???

#1549 7 months ago
Quoted from Darscot:

That is a laughably low bar for any other business, for some reason in Pinball, that's considered a success.

Hey, Pinball is hard!

Stern just makes it look easy.

#1550 7 months ago

Levi is about a 6x multiplier smarter and 12x bonus more clever than the K guy.

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