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What is on the line at Stern Pinball / Production Schedule

By beltking

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    #7751 80 days ago

    I just hope that whatever is on the line has a different batch of optos than the ones on the last batch of Godzilla premiums. The Stern Godzilla Official Owners Club King Elwin posts are blowing up with all those who are getting the last run of premiums. Everyone is having DOA building optos.

    #7752 80 days ago
    Quoted from TheOriginalWiz:

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

    Marcos has these in stock, just ordered one now!

    #7753 79 days ago

    Stranger premiums on the line Stern responded to me. Kind of…

    #7754 79 days ago
    Quoted from beltking:

    Stranger premiums on the line Stern responded to me. Kind of…

    Kind of...? Welp, that's good enough for this thread, It must be legit

    #7755 79 days ago
    Quoted from beltking:

    Stranger premiums on the line Stern responded to me. Kind of…

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    #7756 79 days ago
    Quoted from lu505:

    Marcos has these in stock, just ordered one now!

    This is true. If I didn’t already have a deposit on one I’d totally be willing to pay the extra $50 and grab one from Marco…

    #7757 79 days ago
    Quoted from beltking:

    Stranger premiums on the line Stern responded to me. Kind of…

    He was on the phone with Gary and when he asked if Stanger Things was on the line...all the lights in his house started blinking. That is what I'm going with.

    #7758 79 days ago

    " kind of"

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    #7759 79 days ago

    I just got shipping confirmation on my Stranger Things Premium this morning. Shipping today!!!

    #7760 79 days ago

    So Iron Maiden is "retired"

    #7762 79 days ago

    So Iron Maiden is "retired"

    #7763 79 days ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    So Iron Maiden is "retired"

    Yeah, they did "Last Call" a few months ago. Which makes you think that it's really done this time. They moved IMDN into the archives a couple years ago but never did a "Last Call", then brought it back out for the run they did earlier this year. So it seems like this really would be it.

    #7764 79 days ago
    Quoted from qbass187:

    Yeah, they did "Last Call" a few months ago. Which makes you think that it's really done this time. They moved IMDN into the archives a couple years ago but never did a "Last Call", then brought it back out for the run they did earlier this year. So it seems like this really would be it.

    I'm not getting rid of it. The game clicks with me; I only have room for one pin & I've been through almost every new stern & IMO I enjoy Maiden more than JP, GZ STH & others. I'm glad I got in when I could That being said with Stern nothing is ever truly "RETIRED".

    #7765 79 days ago
    Quoted from Haus7878:

    I just got shipping confirmation on my Stranger Things Premium this morning. Shipping today!!!

    Can you confirm the distro?

    #7766 79 days ago
    Quoted from qbass187:

    Yeah, they did "Last Call" a few months ago. Which makes you think that it's really done this time. They moved IMDN into the archives a couple years ago but never did a "Last Call", then brought it back out for the run they did earlier this year. So it seems like this really would be it.

    As soon as they say "truly surely really done this time" the used market will go up over MSRP new.

    Then as soon as the used market goes up over MSRP new they will announce another run.

    #7767 79 days ago
    Quoted from blizz81:

    As soon as they say "truly surely really done this time" the used market will go up over MSRP new.
    Then as soon as the used market goes up over MSRP new they will announce another run.

    lol. lol lol
    but man IDMN is such a great and underrated game (well maybe not underated anymore, looks like it jumped to #5 on the pinside top 100 which is about time as it's so good.)

    #7768 79 days ago

    Maiden doesn't quite reach the top tier for me, because of the rule structure around the timed modes. If you don't hit shots during the first half of that tight timer, you're not going to complete it and you're just kinda stuck with nothing relevant to do until you can get out of it and start another. There's not enough reward for beating the timed modes (like JP's fossils) and you can't make partial progress and resume later where you left off (like GZ, DP, Foo, Rush.) Other than that, yeah, Maiden is great.

    #7769 79 days ago
    Quoted from vikingerik:

    There's not enough reward for beating the timed modes (like JP's fossils) and you can't make partial progress and resume later where you left off (like GZ, DP, Foo, Rush.) Other than that, yeah, Maiden is great.

    Soul shards and so Tomb treasures are the rewards for timed modes, extra ball and outlane saves are big rewards. Resuming isn't needed because you don't need to complete the modes to get to the Beast. In fact being able to resume the modes would make it harder to get to the Beast becasue you'd have to play for longer. You only need to complete the modes if you're going for Rtth and that's going to be a tiny percent of people.

    #7770 79 days ago
    Quoted from vikingerik:

    Maiden doesn't quite reach the top tier for me, because of the rule structure around the timed modes. If you don't hit shots during the first half of that tight timer, you're not going to complete it and you're just kinda stuck with nothing relevant to do until you can get out of it and start another. There's not enough reward for beating the timed modes (like JP's fossils) and you can't make partial progress and resume later where you left off (like GZ, DP, Foo, Rush.) Other than that, yeah, Maiden is great.

    But you just can't beat the way it shoots when you're dialed in with it & strangely enough the call-outs and sound doesn't seem repetitive like other pins. After a while the music bed for JP & GZ drove me crazy.

    #7771 79 days ago
    Quoted from insight75:

    Can you confirm the distro?

    Lets just say they are a very well respected distro and one of the best out there right now. I only trust them for my pinball needs!

    #7772 79 days ago
    Quoted from vikingerik:

    Maiden doesn't quite reach the top tier for me, because of the rule structure around the timed modes. If you don't hit shots during the first half of that tight timer, you're not going to complete it and you're just kinda stuck with nothing relevant to do until you can get out of it and start another. There's not enough reward for beating the timed modes (like JP's fossils) and you can't make partial progress and resume later where you left off (like GZ, DP, Foo, Rush.) Other than that, yeah, Maiden is great.

    Modes are not the emphasis in IMDN. They are more like icing in the cake along the way. It’s an adjustment because most games modes is the main attraction. If you come to peace with this the design makes very good sense.

    Edit: I should say *finishing* modes. The modes are a main attraction but finishing a mode is like an extra achievement with good rewards, rather than “expected” or required

    #7773 78 days ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    I'm not getting rid of it. The game clicks with me; I only have room for one pin & I've been through almost every new stern & IMO I enjoy Maiden more than JP, GZ STH & others. I'm glad I got in when I could That being said with Stern nothing is ever truly "RETIRED".

    AGREED! I love my IMDN. It's my only music Stern. I'm an EdHead from way back so this was a no brainer for me!

    #7774 78 days ago
    Quoted from qbass187:

    AGREED! I love my IMDN. It's my only music Stern. I'm an EdHead from way back so this was a no brainer for me!

    It was my favorite band when I was 14 now I'm 49 & honestly thought I'd get sick of the music. But actually it's the opposite I find myself liking it more and more!! lol and here's a quick sketch I did recently of Eddie in like two minutes that's all I drew in high school (still kinda got it).

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    #7775 78 days ago
    Quoted from qbass187:

    AGREED! I love my IMDN. It's my only music Stern. I'm an EdHead from way back so this was a no brainer for me!

    Geez man, looks like you're an operator but you have my dream collection.

    #7776 78 days ago

    Just paid my final invoice for Stranger Things premium! “Shipping early next week”

    #7777 78 days ago
    Quoted from LeMansFan:

    Just paid my final invoice for Stranger Things premium! “Shipping early next week”

    I think that’s two so far who have said their premium is shipping. I hope my distro gets their allotment sooner rather than later

    #7778 78 days ago
    Quoted from smoothbore19:

    I think that’s two so far who have said their premium is shipping. I hope my distro gets their allotment sooner rather than later

    Sent an email to mine who received full payment from me. No response. Sigh...

    #7779 78 days ago
    Quoted from smoothbore19:

    I think that’s two so far who have said their premium is shipping. I hope my distro gets their allotment sooner rather than later

    they are on the line, but not all done. we shipped out some yesterday and today. They will be shipping some everyday

    #7780 78 days ago

    Factory Friday prediction, anyone?

    STh Premium, show yourself!

    #7781 78 days ago
    Quoted from nickrivers:

    Geez man, looks like you're an operator but you have my dream collection.

    I'm a collector first.

    #7782 78 days ago
    Quoted from acedanger:

    It was my favorite band when I was 14 now I'm 49 & honestly thought I'd get sick of the music. But actually it's the opposite I find myself liking it more and more!! lol and here's a quick sketch I did recently of Eddie in like two minutes that's all I drew in high school (still kinda got it).[quoted image]

    Iron Maiden has always been in my top 3 or 4 bands since I was a kid. I still love to jam out to Steve Harris bass lines.
    I convinced my old band to cover Wasted Years and we did it at a festival show for Jagermeister and people went bananas.

    #7783 78 days ago
    Quoted from Tilt:

    they are on the line, but not all done. we shipped out some yesterday and today. They will be shipping some everyday

    Tilt my order is in with you. Fingers crossed Stern ships you some more today

    #7784 78 days ago

    Has anyone heard word from CoinTaker about their Stranger Things Premiums?

    #7785 78 days ago
    Quoted from Jakers:

    Has anyone heard word from CoinTaker about their Stranger Things Premiums?

    Nope

    Edit: just spoke to Melissa and they are getting some to their Chicago warehouse next week and on to customers from there.

    #7786 78 days ago

    Stranger Things Premium on the line!!! Ship mine already lol

    #7788 78 days ago

    Yes I hope my distro get his full allotment ASAP.
    Just watched the video again and the shipping box had UK on it ;(

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    #7789 46 days ago

    anyone hear any updates on Stranger Things UV kits and shooter knobs?

    #7790 45 days ago

    Any clue when Jaws pro hits the line?

    #7791 45 days ago

    So is avengers IQ finished. Will they do another run or was the last call on these late last year? Would love to pick up a new one after I snag bond prem and possibly jaws depending on how it turns out

    #7792 45 days ago
    Quoted from Bunzy:

    So is avengers IQ finished. Will they do another run or was the last call on these late last year? Would love to pick up a new one after I snag bond prem and possibly jaws depending on how it turns out

    The game isn't archived, but I feel like you should easily be able to pick one up on used market for a decent price.

    #7793 45 days ago
    Quoted from JakePG:

    The game isn't archived, but I feel like you should easily be able to pick one up on used market for a decent price.

    Yeah you'd have to be out of your mind to buy AIQ at NIB pricing right now.

    #7794 45 days ago
    Quoted from Bunzy:

    So is avengers IQ finished. Will they do another run or was the last call on these late last year? Would love to pick up a new one after I snag bond prem and possibly jaws depending on how it turns out

    If you back a few months on this thread, the conclusion was AIQ is done (*until vaulted).

    As the proud and happy owner of an AIQ pre and a Bond LE, I whole-heartedly endorse picking them up. And they complement each other very well. They shoot so differently that I avoid playing AIQ before playing Bond but generally found playing Bond first helps me shoot better on AIQ. If you get an AIQ and like the movies, Spider has a movie/sound code that is a big improvement over the Stern code/animations.

    Bond is a smooth shooter with a sophisticated vibe. Goes well with a glass of wine or, of course, a dry Martini.
    AIQ is a thrill-ride and adrenaline rush. You need a beer or some hooch to pair with it, LoL.

    #7795 45 days ago
    Quoted from math08:

    I just hope that whatever is on the line has a different batch of optos than the ones on the last batch of Godzilla premiums. The Stern Godzilla Official Owners Club King Elwin posts are blowing up with all those who are getting the last run of premiums. Everyone is having DOA building optos.

    I have a November 2023 build Godzilla and it’s running great 250 games in

    #7796 45 days ago
    Quoted from mbl1116:

    Yeah you'd have to be out of your mind to buy AIQ at NIB pricing right now.

    One can currently get a very low play LE with the topper included for south of $10K if so inclined.

    #7797 45 days ago
    Quoted from Nicholastree:

    If you back a few months on this thread, the conclusion was AIQ is done (*until vaulted).
    As the proud and happy owner of an AIQ pre and a Bond LE, I whole-heartedly endorse picking them up. And they complement each other very well. They shoot so differently that I avoid playing AIQ before playing Bond but generally found playing Bond first helps me shoot better on AIQ. If you get an AIQ and like the movies, Spider has a movie/sound code that is a big improvement over the Stern code/animations.
    Bond is a smooth shooter with a sophisticated vibe. Goes well with a glass of wine or, of course, a dry Martini.
    AIQ is a thrill-ride and adrenaline rush. You need a beer or some hooch to pair with it, LoL.

    Man you are getting me hyped for both, hopefully they have a few avengers left later in the year. Bond should be easy to snag for the holidays or early next year

    #7798 45 days ago
    Quoted from Bunzy:

    Man you are getting me hyped for both, hopefully they have a few avengers left later in the year. Bond should be easy to snag for the holidays or early next year

    You should definitely look at the used AIQ market a lot of people don’t click with the game so you can get one at a really great price compared to the other Elwin games for sure no need to buy new, get yourself some good mods and still save some cash.

    #7799 45 days ago
    Quoted from jarjarisgod:

    One can currently get a very low play LE with the topper included for south of $10K if so inclined.

    I know where you can get a HUO low-play AIQ with the topper in perfect condition for a straight across trade of a late run HUO jjGnR. AIQ deals are aplenty.

    #7800 45 days ago

    Dealers have to submit location forms for pros Friday so jaws pro on line Monday or so but only locations. ETA on LE is early Feb hopefully but venom was delayed so maybe early to mid Feb.

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