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This is the Way - Stern Mandalorian Pinball is Here!!

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#2901 6 months ago
Quoted from Akitostarwind:

Think stern will ever jump on the Collector editions?
Or we just call then vault editions? Just make a LE with different art add 1k to le price.

Elvira and BM66 they kind of did that with LE and Super LE

#2902 6 months ago
Quoted from Bellystyle:

Thanks for the info.
So Todd is old and doesn't realize what he's saying at 3 min on his new video?

Well it is possible that he meant something different. Since he talks about the premiums before he talks about the LEs it is totally possible he is only referring to the premiums, when he says the LEs are first.

#2903 6 months ago
Quoted from LyonsRonnie1:

Stern won’t end up selling direct...

They just did.

#2904 6 months ago

The first Pro run is going to be super small and meant for operators mostly.

#2905 6 months ago

I think someone posted that some distros were on order lists (whatever the process is I am not sure) for any Keith Elwin game coming up before any sort of info on it. Is this true? I kind of felt this way when Brian Eddy came back to pinball designing given his track record and my MMR at home. I wanted a Stern designed by Brian Eddy. Stranger Things was not it for me. This theme is exactly what I was hoping Eddy would be on. It will be an amazing pin, I am sure there's some input from Eddy with Dwight Sullivan's software design as well. That's why I pounced on a Mando LE...

#2906 6 months ago

Just curious what people’s thoughts are that all 7 “shots” are only 1/2 way up the playfield nothing deep ?

#2907 6 months ago

Can anyone confirm if Baby Yoda is static or does he move around? Looks like he is static/ lacking movement.

#2908 6 months ago

Nice, back to baby yoda discussion. Something fresh.

#2909 6 months ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

Can anyone confirm if Baby Yoda is static or does he move around? Looks like he is static/ lacking movement.

Frozen like a wooly mammoth in ice

#2910 6 months ago
Quoted from attyrhodes:

Nice, back to baby yoda discussion. Something fresh.

We need some drone shots of the stern factory now.

#2911 6 months ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

Can anyone confirm if Baby Yoda is static or does he move around? Looks like he is static/ lacking movement.

There is no confirmation that it is static, but no proof or indication that it isn't (outside of some wild and hopeful speculation)

#2912 6 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

GBs were gone ASAP too.

They were quickly selling for $10000+ for a while, too. I forget the msrp back then but that was a huge markup. It did not take long for prices to come back to reality. Pretty sure the same will happen here but buyers are not patient.

#2913 6 months ago

I'm curious who is on code, who did the playfield design, and if there has ever been a game with a plastic ramp before?

#2914 6 months ago
Quoted from kvan99:

Frozen like a wooly mammoth in ice

Like Solo in carbonite.

#2915 6 months ago
Quoted from attyrhodes:

Nice, back to baby yoda discussion. Something fresh.

Can't imagine what would happen if were ever to get the Mandolorian Season 3 - Grogu's Teen Years

Quoted from PiperPinball:

Can anyone confirm if Baby Yoda is static or does he move around? Looks like he is static/ lacking movement.

Grogu is currently static. Currently.

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#2916 6 months ago

I don't see anything but the Herman Munster pseudo-mech when I look at Baby Grogu... that's just how cheap Stern is...

#2917 6 months ago
Quoted from Kkoss24:

Just curious what people’s thoughts are that all 7 “shots” are only 1/2 way up the playfield nothing deep ?

Hopefully it leads to short ball times. Stranger things has medium length shots, and it can be brutal.

#2918 6 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I'm curious who is on code, who did the playfield design, and if there has ever been a game with a plastic ramp before?

Lonnie, Gomez and no.

#2919 6 months ago
Quoted from PiperPinball:

Can anyone confirm if Baby Yoda is static or does he move around? Looks like he is static/ lacking movement.

According to Stern it is highly interactive and controls the ball. Why would you doubt them?

#2920 6 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I'm curious who is on code, who did the playfield design, and if there has ever been a game with a plastic ramp before?

Plastic costs too much. It's only used on the pimpest of the pimpest.

#2921 6 months ago

What makes you buy an LE over premium I ask
- different art and with that the limited nrs
Now with Mandolorian LE being flipped for $15k
And premium version is around $7600

I wander how special can you make the premium
With $7400 to spend
- make new custom cabinet art work
- new Glass translite
- upgrade speakers
And what else

And boom , you have your own SLE

#2922 6 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

I'm curious who is on code, who did the playfield design, and if there has ever been a game with a plastic ramp before?

Aren't you wondering why there are lights on Mando's helmet playfield malarkey?

#2923 6 months ago
Quoted from rvdv:

What makes you buy an LE over premium I ask
- different art and with that the limited nrs
Now with Mandolorian LE being flipped for $15k
And premium version is around $7600
I wander how special can you make the premium
With $7400 to spend
- make new custom cabinet art work
- new Glass translite
- upgrade speakers
And what else
And boom , you have your own SLE

Shaker, hd glass, translite needs to be mirrored.

That’s about it for an LE

#2924 6 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

Aren't you wondering why there are lights on Mando's helmet playfield malarkey?

WHERE'S GINA?!?!

#2925 6 months ago
Quoted from Happy81724:

Shaker, hd glass, translite needs to be mirrored.
That’s about it for an LE

Inner art blades are exclusive to the LE too.

#2926 6 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Inner art blades are exclusive to the LE too.

Good call

#2927 6 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Inner art blades are exclusive to the LE too.

Better speakers also?

Look we've been through this before as people try to add up the $ on add ons in their heads to prove that the LE isn't "worth" the upgrade from premium. That's not really the point, it's not supposed to "add up" as the point is that Stern wants more money.

You are paying for that invisible "trophy value" on an LE, and it's clearly worth it to folks cause these keep selling.

#2928 6 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

WHERE'S GINA?!?!

She's AWOL off in search for a game with a plastic ramp.

#2929 6 months ago

Guys, they've released their hype videos that show plenty of gameplay and even the magnet being activated. Grogu is a static figure.

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Now, for the love of God, can someone please tell me who's on code?

#2930 6 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Better speakers also?
Look we've been through this before as people try to add up the $ on add ons in their heads to prove that the LE isn't "worth" the upgrade from premium. That's not really the point, it's not supposed to "add up" as the point is that Stern wants more money.
You are paying for that invisible "trophy value" on an LE, and it's clearly worth it to folks cause these keep selling.

Yeah it’s stupid to do that. Just buy which one you want. Ignore the price tag. I really wanted an LE so I got one for a previous game. I got it because it was the package I liked the best. Nothing to do with “value”

#2931 6 months ago
Quoted from EternitytoM83:

Guys, they've released their hype videos that show plenty of gameplay and even the magnet being activated. Grogu is a static figure.
[quoted image]
Now, for the love of God, can someone please tell me who's on code?

Where was the UV lighting in the stranger things promo? There is hope!!

#2932 6 months ago
Quoted from pookycade:

So at the risk of offending some people, what is the value added here by distributors ? I understand in olden days you would visit the shop and order and then to pick it up.

No - the point of the distributor model is as it was for most commercial gear. The distributor is your purchasing vehicle, they are your parts supplier, they are your service provider. They are the company's representative in your territory and provide the inventory, sales and support for the product. The distributor expects to make money on the margin of product and selling value added services (support, parts, etc). The manufacturer wasn't in the direct business and did not have local presence. The manufacturer would instead focus on supporting the distributors with training, marketing, parts, and vendor support.

That's what 'the olden days' of Betson and others was... and still is for most operating in that model.

Problem is, Stern uses the model, but doesn't actually live by it. They don't do what is necessary to make it successful, by supporting the distributors and making it a viable space to offer real 2 tier sales and support. Instead Stern hides behind not doing direct sales, and lets people who do nothing more than take orders be distributors. It was really bad for awhile before they purged the ranks... where people were becoming 'distributors' just so they could buy games at a discount for them and their friends. They've gotten better, but really they are just doing two tier sales and not making the two tier model work for actual support and services.

Stern likes to reap the benefits... letting distributors be their local presence, stock inventory, handle all the direct sales, etc... but don't require or enable distributors to actually be real value added service providers/representatives.

#2933 6 months ago

Is Grogu's jacket made out of hard plastic, or flexible fabric?

That could be a clue as well.

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#2934 6 months ago
Quoted from Bendit:

Is Grogu's jacket made out of hard plastic, or flexible fabric?
That could be a clue as well.

Fabric, you can see the hem of it move in one of the promos.

#2935 6 months ago
Quoted from EternitytoM83:

Now, for the love of God, can someone please tell me who's on code?

Dwight

#2936 6 months ago

A batch that probably was a handful of games. Probably motivated more as a the gimmick to drive value to their insider program more than as a pivot in strategy away from distribution.

It's not far fetched to believe they will move to a model where they casually sell direct, but have no interest in actually competing with their distributors. Just do it as a way to convert sales from people that know no better, or to do it for promotional reasons (like the insider access).

Stern has it too good without offering direct sales... they won't want to give up distribution.

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#2937 6 months ago

Something really fishy here guys... Watch this video from 49 seconds and slow down playback to 0.25:

It shows the magnet activation when Grogu uses the force - and his coat definitely moves!! It could have been hit by the ball but I don't think so.

This could be proof that he moves, or that he moved at some point!

#2938 6 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Where was the UV lighting in the stranger things promo? There is hope!!

A new hope.

#2939 6 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

Something really fishy here guys... Watch this video from 49 seconds and slow down playback to 0.25:

It shows the magnet activation when Grogu uses the force - and his coat definitely moves!! It could have been hit by the ball but I don't think so.
This could be proof that he moves, or that he moved at some point!

If so he must move on all the editions or they'd have a lot of pissed off Pro buyers on their hands.

#2940 6 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

Something really fishy here guys... Watch this video from 49 seconds and slow down playback to 0.25:

It shows the magnet activation when Grogu uses the force - and his coat definitely moves!! It could have been hit by the ball but I don't think so.
This could be proof that he moves, or that he moved at some point!

In the premium features only video it shows the magnets going and Grogu remaining static.

#2941 6 months ago

That’s just movement from ball ricochet. Look
At edge of coat, looks like plastic.

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#2942 6 months ago

Grogu unfortunately doesn't move, Stern includes even the most minor of features in a games feature matrix.

https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Mandalorian-Feature-Matrix-3adkjhf3.pdf

#2943 6 months ago
Quoted from Bellystyle:Thanks for the info.
So Todd is old and doesn't realize what he's saying at 3 min on his new video?

You are correct sir!

#2944 6 months ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

That’s just movement from ball ricochet. Look
At edge of coat, looks like plastic.

Could be, but there looks to be plenty of clearance above the ball. Unless they were arsing around with Grogu's position for the close-up.

#2945 6 months ago
Quoted from koops:

I wonder if that polished nickel steel woudl match the LE armour color?

mmmmm, I don't think so

#2946 6 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

Grogu unfortunately doesn't move, Stern includes even the most minor of features in a games feature matrix.
https://sternpinball.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Mandalorian-Feature-Matrix-3adkjhf3.pdf

Are you soooo hoping he doesn’t move? Lol Herman is mechanically actuated and moves and promo video didn’t reveal that. If you don’t hit Herman after initially activating him, he’ll do a darn, darn, darn routine and mechanically rock front to back 3 times, with no ball touching him. (Munsters feature matrix didn’t reveal Herman actually moved either.)

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#2947 6 months ago

Would be class trolling by Stern if Grogu did move.

#2948 6 months ago
Quoted from rvdv:

What makes you buy an LE over premium I ask
- different art and with that the limited nrs
Now with Mandolorian LE being flipped for $15k
And premium version is around $7600
I wander how special can you make the premium
With $7400 to spend
- make new custom cabinet art work
- new Glass translite
- upgrade speakers
And what else
And boom , you have your own SLE

How about just a whole second premium machine?

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#2949 6 months ago
Quoted from thewool:

Something really fishy here guys... Watch this video from 49 seconds and slow down playback to 0.25:

If you play the video backwards you can hear Grogu moaning, Paul is Dead.

#2950 6 months ago

If Grogu is animated this would be incompetent marketing on a legendary level. Stern makes decisions that baffle me but I just can't believe they are capable of that big a blunder. If it moved what possible reason would you have to not show it off.

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