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What is on the line at Stern Pinball / Production Schedule

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    #7701 3 months ago

    Tomorrow's "Factory-Friday" Prediction, Anyone?

    Will GOTG still be on the line, or will STh Premiums sneak in there? Or will it somehow be yet more GDZ?

    #7702 3 months ago
    Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

    Tomorrow's "Factory-Friday" Prediction, Anyone?
    Will GOTG still be on the line, or will STh Premiums sneak in there? Or will it somehow be yet more GDZ?

    Its the surprise release of the Beastie Boys! On the line baby!

    #7704 3 months ago
    Quoted from TroyS:

    Its the surprise release of the Beastie Boys! On the line baby!

    That's an imaginative prediction. Thank you.

    #7705 3 months ago
    Quoted from Jason_Jehosaphat:

    Tomorrow's "Factory-Friday" Prediction, Anyone?

    With the Stern STh game spotlight tease today I’m hopeful it’s STh prem.

    #7706 89 days ago
    Quoted from Ampsquare:

    With the Stern STh game spotlight tease today I’m hopeful it’s STh prem.

    Just to freak people out I think Stern should photoshop in a game with a DeLorean just in the background. Or have just a peek of the logo for "Back" in the corner of the photo. Stern gets trolled enough I feel like it is fair for them to do it back.

    #7707 89 days ago

    I want it to be ST, but have feeling its going to gotg. Best case its both! I want to kill some demigorgons on Christmas lol

    #7708 89 days ago
    Quoted from lu505:

    I want it to be ST, but have feeling its going to gotg. Best case its both! I want to kill some demigorgons on Christmas lol

    It is gotg

    #7709 89 days ago

    They don't even look like they are an authorized Stern dealer???

    https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/

    #7710 89 days ago

    Where’d you see that?

    #7712 89 days ago

    Not saying it isn’t, just wondering where you saw that.

    #7713 89 days ago
    Quoted from Ampsquare:

    Not saying it isn’t, just wondering where you saw that.

    Stern posts factory Friday videos on Facebook and Instagram

    #7714 89 days ago
    Quoted from KneeKickLou:

    Stern posts factory Friday videos on Facebook and Instagram

    Yeah, that's where I saw it. Stern Facebook.

    #7715 89 days ago

    I see it now. Thanks.

    #7716 89 days ago
    Quoted from Mike_M:

    They don't even look like they are an authorized Stern dealer???
    https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/

    I sure hope it's no scam. Positive indicators are that he's been very communicative (email, website chat and phone call) throughout the process. Including him saying he believes mine will ship today (order placed 10/22) and he'll provide tracking as soon as he has it.

    Have also seen posts from him here on PS.

    Anyway, I'm protected by credit card so we'll see.

    #7717 89 days ago

    I doubt they shoot, edit and launch video same day prob few days ago. Stranger is by Monday.

    #7718 89 days ago
    Quoted from Livin:

    I sure hope it's no scam. Positive indicators are that he's been very communicative (email, website chat and phone call) throughout the process. Including him saying he believes mine will ship today (order placed 10/22) and he'll provide tracking as soon as he has it.
    Have also seen posts from him here on PS.
    Anyway, I'm protected by credit card so we'll see.

    They are on the official distro list for American Pinball in Delaware so they appear to be legitimate to some degree:

    https://www.american-pinball.com/distributors/

    #7719 89 days ago
    Quoted from Deegs:

    They are on the official distro list for American Pinball in Delaware so they appear to be legitimate to some degree:
    https://www.american-pinball.com/distributors/

    Thanks for sharing that Deegs

    #7720 89 days ago

    Updated. GOTG is on the line.

    Dec 2023 - GOTG Pro
    Dec 2023 - Two weeks Inventory Shutdown
    Jan 2024 - Bond Premium
    Jan 2024 - Godzilla Premium
    Jan 2024 - Stranger Things Premium
    Jan 2024 - Cornerstone #1 (Jaws?)
    Q2 2024 - Cornerstone #2 (?)
    ??? 2024 - SW Pro & Premium
    ??? 2024 - Mando Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - Venom Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Bond Pro
    Q3 2024 - Godzilla Pro
    Q3 2024 - JP Pro
    Q3 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Cornerstone #3 (?)
    Q4 2024 - FF Premium
    Q4 2024 - Bond Premium
    Q4 2024 - Deadpool Pro
    Q4 2024 - Stranger Things Pro

    #7721 89 days ago
    Quoted from JackG:

    Updated. GOTG is on the line.
    Dec 2023 - GOTG Pro
    Dec 2023 - Two weeks Inventory Shutdown
    Jan 2024 - Bond Premium
    Jan 2024 - Godzilla Premium
    Jan 2024 - Stranger Things Premium
    Jan 2024 - Cornerstone #1 (Jaws?)
    Q2 2024 - Cornerstone #2 (?)
    ??? 2024 - SW Pro & Premium
    ??? 2024 - Mando Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - Venom Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Bond Pro
    Q3 2024 - Godzilla Pro
    Q3 2024 - JP Pro
    Q3 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Cornerstone #3 (?)
    Q4 2024 - FF Premium
    Q4 2024 - Bond Premium
    Q4 2024 - Deadpool Pro
    Q4 2024 - Stranger Things Pro

    That’s a pretty stacked January. I know it’s a bigger facility but all of that would still be surprising

    #7722 89 days ago
    Quoted from JackG:

    Updated. GOTG is on the line.
    Dec 2023 - GOTG Pro

    So two weeks of guardians and then the two week holiday shut down? Not sure I buy that. Something other than guardians should be on the line next week.

    #7723 89 days ago
    Quoted from Mike_M:

    They don't even look like they are an authorized Stern dealer???
    https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/

    Not even listed as an authorized Stern dealer/dist on their own web page https://www.gameandsportworld.com/. Maybe they're bringing pins in sideways.

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    #7724 89 days ago

    Who the F is buying GOTG at this point? I'm just a mad impatient child waiting on my Stranger Things Pre.

    #7725 89 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    Who the F is buying GOTG at this point? I'm just a mad impatient child waiting on my Stranger Things Pre.

    Op's mostly, it's apparently a nice earner.

    #7726 89 days ago

    Updated. GOTG is on the line.
    Dec 2023 - GOTG Pro
    Dec 2023 - Two weeks Inventory Shutdown
    Jan 2024 - Bond Premium
    Jan 2024 - Godzilla Premium
    Jan 2024 - Stranger Things Premium
    Jan 2024 - Cornerstone #1 (Jaws?)
    Q2 2024 - Cornerstone #2 (?)
    ??? 2024 - SW Pro & Premium
    ??? 2024 - Mando Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - Venom Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Bond Pro
    Q3 2024 - Godzilla Pro
    Q3 2024 - JP Pro
    Q3 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Cornerstone #3 (?)
    Q4 2024 - FF Premium
    Q4 2024 - Bond Premium
    Q4 2024 - Deadpool Pro
    Q4 2024 - Stranger Things Pro</blockquote

    So what happened to next weeks ST premium run? No parts? They just decided to run three weeks of GOTG? What distro puts out this info, and did they get it directly from Stern?

    #7727 89 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    Who the F is buying GOTG at this point?

    Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

    #7728 89 days ago

    Yeah, operators (and notice it's only Pros), GOTG still earns well on location according to a couple operators around here. License is king for casuals.

    In my experience it's usually the women who notice GOTG and drag over the bf/husband to play it. Chicks still dig Chris Pratt.

    #7729 87 days ago

    How much longer is the license on JP? I agree with another run of Pro's, but how many more upper tiers, can be pushed out?

    #7730 87 days ago

    If anyone is still looking for a Stranger Things premium from the December run we have 2 left. Pm if interested or best to email me at:
    [email protected]
    Or call our store when we reopen tomorrow 972-488-9622

    We DO NOT require full payment up front for Pro’s & Premiums, just a $500 deposit/down payment and balance due when your game is ready to ship.

    In other production news.
    We have in route our Gotg pro’s and they will be arriving Tuesday on our dock. 2 remaining from this final build if anyone wants one, contact us.

    Received info from Stern on Friday that the following titles have been pushed out even further for their next builds, no longer on the schedule for 2024 but 2025.
    Mando Pro & Premium
    Star Wars Pro

    #7731 87 days ago
    Quoted from hassellcastle:

    If anyone is still looking for a Stranger Things premium from the December run we have 2 left. Pm if interested or best to email me at:
    [email protected]
    Or call our store when we reopen tomorrow 972-488-9622
    We DO NOT require full payment up front for Pro’s & Premiums, just a $500 deposit/down payment and balance due when your game is ready to ship.
    In other production news.
    We have in route our Gotg pro’s and they will be arriving Tuesday on our dock. 2 remaining from this final build if anyone wants one, contact us.
    Received info from Stern on Friday that the following titles have been pushed out even further for their next builds, no longer on the schedule for 2024 but 2025.
    Mando Pro & Premium
    Star Wars Pro

    So the Stranger things Pre will definitely be on the line in December?

    #7732 87 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    So the Stranger things Pre will definitely be on the line in December?

    As far as we know …yes.
    In all honesty, besides Stranger Things Premium this is the last game that was to be built and shipped by years end that we haven’t received yet and there are still several a few weeks left in this year. We have not heard otherwise about it being delayed until 2024.

    Kudos to Stern for cranking out several makes and models throughout the year and giving us a TIMELINE of what and when we will receive said titles. Yes it may change a few weeks here or there but it’s pretty accurate.

    I wish I could say the same for the other manufacturers that are slow as molasses and give us little to any real true timeframe as to when we will actually get games that have been preordered for months and in some cases years.

    #7733 87 days ago

    Crazy that it takes Stern 2 weeks for a physical inventory. Also, weird that their production schedule seems so haphazardly changed because they didn't have the parts they thought they had in inventory. Not saying it's wrong but a bit jarring for a company that is a machine on almost everything they do.

    It'd be a fun and interesting problem to put some more sophisticated inventory management techniques in place to keep things on schedule and lines always moving.

    #7734 87 days ago
    Quoted from Zambonilli:

    Crazy that it takes Stern 2 weeks for a physical inventory. Also, weird that their production schedule seems so haphazardly changed because they didn't have the parts they thought they had in inventory. Not saying it's wrong but a bit jarring for a company that is a machine on almost everything they do.
    It'd be a fun and interesting problem to put some more sophisticated inventory management techniques in place to keep things on schedule and lines always moving.

    Many manufacturers take a holiday break. It’s easier to have everyone on the floor gone at one time. You can’t run a line with 60% of the workers. So I don’t see it as 2 weeks of inventory management as much as a plant end of year shut down with an inventory count.

    #7735 87 days ago
    Quoted from iohonnes:

    Many manufacturers take a holiday break. It’s easier to have everyone on the floor gone at one time. You can’t run a line with 60% of the workers. So I don’t see it as 2 weeks of inventory management as much as a plant end of year shut down with an inventory count.

    Ah, that makes sense and hopefully you're right and all the Stern employees on the floor get a nice break to be with their friends and family.

    #7736 87 days ago

    Stacked is an appropriate word as distributors will have stacks of games.

    blockquote cite="#7896444">That’s a pretty stacked January. I know it’s a bigger facility but all of that would still be surprising

    #7737 86 days ago

    Any word on when Godzilla toppers go back on the line?

    #7738 86 days ago
    Quoted from TheOriginalWiz:

    Any word on when Godzilla toppers go back on the line?

    My distro said only that they're shipping in December, so I would expect them to be built soon if not already.

    It's the art blades that no one seems to have any forecast on. I might have to resort to *gasp* aftermarket.

    #7739 86 days ago
    Quoted from bwalter:

    My distro said only that they're shipping in December, so I would expect them to be built soon if not already.
    It's the art blades that no one seems to have any forecast on. I might have to resort to *gasp* aftermarket.

    It would have to be soon, as they are shutting down the last two weeks of Dec for inventory and holidays.

    #7740 86 days ago
    Quoted from bwalter:

    My distro said only that they're shipping in December, so I would expect them to be built soon if not already.

    Cool, thanks!

    Quoted from Wmsfan-GAP:

    It would have to be soon, as they are shutting down the last two weeks of Dec for inventory and holidays.

    Great point!

    #7741 86 days ago
    Quoted from vikingerik:

    Yeah, operators (and notice it's only Pros), GOTG still earns well on location according to a couple operators around here. License is king for casuals.
    In my experience it's usually the women who notice GOTG and drag over the bf/husband to play it. Chicks still dig Chris Pratt.

    I'm an operator who had two GOTG pros until recently, down to one now. It's not holding it's own in my locations against the newer games generally speaking. I was very surprised with the re-run announcement, but consider that maybe the license was revisited to do an LE re-issue of it?

    #7742 86 days ago

    Where oh where is my Stranger Things. Where or where can she beeeee?

    #7743 86 days ago

    Is there a back order on the uv kits? Are they coming with the games?

    #7744 85 days ago
    Quoted from PinheadEDM:

    Is there a back order on the uv kits? Are they coming with the games?

    Unfortunately all Stranger Things accessories got bumped to January 2024 for production, so you’ll most likely have your games before your mods. This is a bit of a bummer for us as many preorder customers were hoping to have us install their UV Kit prior to delivery and that looks to not be the case now.

    #7745 85 days ago
    Quoted from hassellcastle:

    Unfortunately all Stranger Things accessories got bumped to January 2024 for production, so you’ll most likely have your games before your mods. This is a bit of a bummer for us as many preorder customers were hoping to have us install their UV Kit prior to delivery and that looks to not be the case now.

    Not welcome news but I appreciate the update nonetheless

    #7746 85 days ago

    What's the guess for fitting in the BKSOR run?

    #7747 85 days ago
    Quoted from PinStalker:

    What's the guess for fitting in the BKSOR run?

    Is this confirmed?

    #7748 85 days ago
    Quoted from PinStalker:

    What's the guess for fitting in the BKSOR run?

    You're a loony

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    #7749 85 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    Is this confirmed?

    Nope

    Quoted from Heatmiser:

    You're a loony
    [quoted image]

    Then Knapp is a loony

    #7750 84 days ago

    Updated. SW and Mando possibly moved to 2025.

    Dec 2023 - GOTG Pro
    Dec 2023 - Stranger Things Premium
    Dec 2023 - Two weeks Inventory Shutdown
    Jan 2024 - Bond Premium
    Jan 2024 - Godzilla Premium (Small Run)
    Jan 2024 - Stranger Things Premium (Small Run)
    Jan 2024 - Cornerstone #1 Pro & LE
    Feb 2024 - Cornerstone #1 Premium
    Q2 2024 - Cornerstone #2 (?)
    Q2 2024 - Venom Pro & Premium
    Q2 2024 - FF Pro
    Q3 2024 - Bond Pro
    Q3 2024 - Godzilla Pro
    Q3 2024 - JP Pro
    Q3 2024 - FF Pro
    Q4 2024 - Cornerstone #3 (?)
    Q4 2024 - FF Premium
    Q4 2024 - Bond Premium
    Q4 2024 - Deadpool Pro
    Q4 2024 - Stranger Things Pro
    ??? 2025 - SW Pro & Premium
    ??? 2025 - Mando Pro & Premium

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