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***** " THE~NEXT~STERN~PIN " *****

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#21501 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

Over the figure? Lol. Dump it to someone that wants it, then.

No. I can buy a better figure in Japan to put in there. It's the overall art package.

#21502 32 days ago

I think the game looks amazing, and has some really nice toys too, love the steel ramps, multilevel building and collapsing bridge.
I know nothing about Toho but the game visually looks great to me, prefer the comic art over anything else (SW comic also looked way better).
Only thing that probably is going to annoy me is the music and monotone voice, hope it is kept to a limit and more focused on the effect sounds.
Hope that reservation for an LE comes through, if not then a premium will do, the grey armor paint doesn't look that special anyway.

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#21503 32 days ago
Quoted from Sleal16:

Cool cool. Thanks!

AIQ TMNT and now Godzilla all look pretty similar graphically.

#21504 32 days ago

Must be a fan of Skittles . Damn the playfield is a rainbow of colors

Quoted from mikepmcs:

Looks very cool. Congratulations to everyone getting one. Awesome!
I really like Jeremy's art as well. I know nothing about Godzilla but this type of style is attractive to me when looking at pinball machines. (ghostbusters,tmnt)
r/
Mike

#21505 32 days ago
Quoted from xyntec:

I think the game looks amazing, and has some really nice toys too, love the steel ramps, multilevel building and collapsing bridge.
I know nothing about Toho but the game visually looks great to me, prefer the comic art over anything else (SW comic also looked way better).
Only thing that probably is going to annoy me is the music and monotone voice, hope it is kept to a limit and more focused on the effect sounds.
Hope that reservation for an LE comes through, if not then a premium will do, the grey armor paint doesn't look that special anyway.

They can always add/change some of that with updates. Agreed love the comic style to this!

#21506 32 days ago

Awesome! I'm in for a limited Edition! Can't wait! It will look amazing next to Avengers, Jurrasic Park and Iron Maiden! Keith Elwins games kick ass!

#21507 32 days ago
Quoted from Billygrippo:

Is this sculpture a tribute to the “grinch”….
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Maybe a tribute to the original 1954 film poster, instead?

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#21508 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

Maybe a tribute to the original 1954 film poster, instead?[quoted image]

Nice find !

#21509 32 days ago

I think this machine looks good next to the spooky ultraman . They give me the same vibe

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#21510 32 days ago

Pin looks cool, lots of stuff there, but come on Stern. Worst trailer ever. The mono tone voice over missed the mark and couldn’t Keith take the snap back off for 5 minutes and put on a TOHO army cap? Didn’t they watch Godzilla as a kid? Using this music & sound effects in the trailer would have been better

Either way, it’s not about the trailer, looking forward to the gameplay

#21511 32 days ago
Quoted from EternitytoM83:

BUT GODZILLA DOESN'T MOOOOOOVE
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This is what the mod guys are for. Get to work fellas!

#21512 32 days ago
Quoted from rai:

The pro doesn’t look too bad either.

I think they ripped out way too much.

#21513 32 days ago
Quoted from manadams:

They haven't officially announced them but Kaneda said...
pro $6999
premium $8999
LE $10500

$10500 sounds like a bargain now that I heard the expected prices here....probably more like $15500 to $16000.....

#21514 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

LE locked and loaded. This looks incredible.

Same here and I so agree.

#21515 32 days ago

So as per normal Stern the Godzilla LE buyers will get their games first, but with the current backlogs I wonder how long it will be before the premium guys get theirs?

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#21516 32 days ago

Looks like there is a fantastic little PAPA easter egg included in Godzilla. The carpet in the building mech in Godzilla looks exactly like the carpet in the old PAPA Headquarters outside Pittsburgh. Keith sk8ball won the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship and the PAPA World Championship in that building.

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#21517 32 days ago

New here - is there any way to get an LE still? I don't know any distros as I just entered this hobby.

#21518 32 days ago
Quoted from Sethman:

Art is subjective, and I know a ton ton ton of time and effort was put in by ZY. But that art just doesn't really line up for me for classic Toho GZ. Its too "colorful" and GZ is not GREEN!!!!!

The trailer looks excellent. But I agree. Whoa Nellie! Godzilla is pretty green. A couple guys mentioned watermelons...

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#21519 32 days ago
Quoted from friscopinball:

New here - is there any way to get an LE still? I don't know any distros as I just entered this hobby.

Get onto sterns website and start calling around. They have all distributors listed there.

#21520 32 days ago
Quoted from Auror:

Looks like there is a fantastic little PAPA easter egg included in Godzilla. The carpet in the building mech in Godzilla looks exactly like the carpet in the old PAPA Headquarters outside Pittsburgh. Keith sk8ball won the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship and the PAPA World Championship in that building.
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That's awesome.

#21521 32 days ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Get onto sterns website and start calling around. They have all distributors listed there.

Thank you! I will start trying my luck. Appreciate the help.

#21522 32 days ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

So as per normal Stern the Godzilla LE buyers will get their games first, but with the current backlogs I wonder how long it will be before the premium guys get theirs?

Per GS's email - Of the USA Pros, we will first supply games through our distribution to commercial locations; we ask for information about these locations so that we can help market and attract players to see and try Godzilla. LE’s come during the last week of September and early October. The Premium production will start in October. We also will continue manufacturing many other games – all the commercial LCD games will contain the components needed for Insider Connected.

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#21523 32 days ago

Next Stern pin reveal due 18 January 2022

Stern delivered slightly ahead of predicted (1 week early!) with Godzilla being revealed 14 September instead of the predicted 23 September based off of prior releases.

Math below.
Aerosmith 1/4/2017 (128 days after BM66)
Star Wars 5/31/2017 (147 days after Aerosmith)
Guardians of the Galaxy 11/2/2017 (156 days after Star Wars)
Iron Maiden 3/25/2018 (144 days after Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dead Pool 8/3/2018 (131 days after Iron Maiden)
Munsters 1/12/2019 (203 days after Deadpool)
Black Knight SOR 3/25/2019 (72 days after Munsters)
Jurassic Park 7/26/2019 (122 days after BK SOR)
Stranger Things: 12/23/2019 (150 days after Jurassic Park)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 5/27/2020 (155 days after Stranger Things)
Avengers Infinity War: 9/2/2020 (98 Days after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Led Zeppelin: 12/15/2020 (104 days after AIQ)
The Mandalorian: 5/11/2021 (147 days after Led Zeppelin)
Godzilla: 9/14/2021 (126 days after The Mandalorian)

The average time between cornerstone releases is now 134 days.
Next Stern Pin is due on or about 18 January, 2022

*Note that only “cornerstone” games with a Pro/Premium/LE pricing model are included for the purpose of this exercise.

#21524 32 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Next Stern pin reveal due 18 January 2022
Stern delivered slightly ahead of predicted (1 week early!) with Godzilla being revealed 14 September instead of the predicted 23 September based off of prior releases.
Math below.
Aerosmith 1/4/2017 (128 days after BM66)
Star Wars 5/31/2017 (147 days after Aerosmith)
Guardians of the Galaxy 11/2/2017 (156 days after Star Wars)
Iron Maiden 3/25/2018 (144 days after Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dead Pool 8/3/2018 (131 days after Iron Maiden)
Munsters 1/12/2019 (203 days after Deadpool)
Black Knight SOR 3/25/2019 (72 days after Munsters)
Jurassic Park 7/26/2019 (122 days after BK SOR)
Stranger Things: 12/23/2019 (150 days after Jurassic Park)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 5/27/2020 (155 days after Stranger Things)
Avengers Infinity War: 9/2/2020 (98 Days after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Led Zeppelin: 12/15/2020 (104 days after AIQ)
The Mandalorian: 5/11/2021 (147 days after Led Zeppelin)
Godzilla: 9/14/2021 (126 days after The Mandalorian)
The average time between cornerstone releases is now 134 days.
Next Stern Pin is due on or about 18 January, 2022
*Note that only “cornerstone” games with a Pro/Premium/LE pricing model are included for the purpose of this exercise.

I dig that you do this. John Borg was quoted (Super Awesome Pinball Show) saying his game would be this year.

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#21525 32 days ago
Quoted from gambit3113:

Maybe a tribute to the original 1954 film poster, instead?[quoted image]

I would have liked to see this artwork, or any period artwork, over Zombie "Target Toy Aisle" Yeti.

#21526 32 days ago
Quoted from Auror:

Looks like there is a fantastic little PAPA easter egg included in Godzilla. The carpet in the building mech in Godzilla looks exactly like the carpet in the old PAPA Headquarters outside Pittsburgh. Keith sk8ball won the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship and the PAPA World Championship in that building.
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Hope you are a detective...otherwise you missed your calling.

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#21527 32 days ago

Wow
Almost 7k for a pro and over 2k more for premium.

Yikes.

#21528 32 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Next Stern pin reveal due 18 January 2022
Stern delivered slightly ahead of predicted (1 week early!) with Godzilla being revealed 14 September instead of the predicted 23 September based off of prior releases.
Math below.
Aerosmith 1/4/2017 (128 days after BM66)
Star Wars 5/31/2017 (147 days after Aerosmith)
Guardians of the Galaxy 11/2/2017 (156 days after Star Wars)
Iron Maiden 3/25/2018 (144 days after Guardians of the Galaxy)
Dead Pool 8/3/2018 (131 days after Iron Maiden)
Munsters 1/12/2019 (203 days after Deadpool)
Black Knight SOR 3/25/2019 (72 days after Munsters)
Jurassic Park 7/26/2019 (122 days after BK SOR)
Stranger Things: 12/23/2019 (150 days after Jurassic Park)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 5/27/2020 (155 days after Stranger Things)
Avengers Infinity War: 9/2/2020 (98 Days after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Led Zeppelin: 12/15/2020 (104 days after AIQ)
The Mandalorian: 5/11/2021 (147 days after Led Zeppelin)
Godzilla: 9/14/2021 (126 days after The Mandalorian)
The average time between cornerstone releases is now 134 days.
Next Stern Pin is due on or about 18 January, 2022
*Note that only “cornerstone” games with a Pro/Premium/LE pricing model are included for the purpose of this exercise.

They will pump one more out around Christmas time like when they dropped STh.

#21529 32 days ago
Quoted from rpomahac:

Wow
Almost 7k for a pro and over 2k more for premium.
Yikes.

The prices for pinball lately are insane...

#21530 32 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

The prices for pinball lately are insane...

But has anyone stopped buying them?

#21531 32 days ago
Quoted from Auror:

Looks like there is a fantastic little PAPA easter egg included in Godzilla. The carpet in the building mech in Godzilla looks exactly like the carpet in the old PAPA Headquarters outside Pittsburgh. Keith sk8ball won the Pinburgh Match-Play Championship and the PAPA World Championship in that building.
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It is the actual carpet in the LEs. That’s why the price point went up.

#21532 32 days ago

I get the price for this game.... but I am not so sure that 1000 Rush LE's will sell at $10,500+

#21533 32 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

But has anyone stopped buying them?

Well they should! I wont be buying at these levels...

#21534 32 days ago

The art work is cartoonish. Does not match the hole theme Godzilla. The rest looks good, though. I still like the game.

#21535 32 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

The prices for pinball lately are insane...

True, but it’s still better than a Bad Cats for $12k and a BTFF for $18k

#21536 32 days ago
Quoted from Rager170:

Well they should! I wont be buying at these levels...

I'm with you. I dont buy NIB much, 2 total, I dont mind waiting a year sometimes to get a game used.

#21537 32 days ago

Was not into the theme and therefore not a buyer, but the amount of tricks they put into the premium is pretty damn amazing. Wasn’t expecting that. Looking forward to playing this on location.

#21538 32 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

I dont mind waiting a year sometimes to get a game used.

In today's market, waiting a year doesn't necessarily mean lower price. In some cases, same or higher price.

#21539 32 days ago
Quoted from finnflash:

I'm with you. I dont buy NIB much, 2 total, I dont mind waiting a year sometimes to get a game used.

The problem with this plan is, nobody seems to know what "used" means anymore. Everybody wants damn near (or even OVER) original pricing for old games.

Edit: Damn, BasementFacts beat me by 2 second.s

#21540 32 days ago
Quoted from epthegeek:

The problem with this plan is, nobody seems to know what "used" means anymore. Everybody wants damn near (or even OVER) original pricing for old games.

Just like used car prices going up 47% in one year. My GMC that I sold a year ago for $6800 is now going for $9k plus.

Prices are all relative, and relatively INSANE across the board, pins and all.

#21541 32 days ago

Godzilla premium looks like the answer to me, but at $9k I won’t be rushing to get one. The game looks very interesting but this one definitely needs to flipped to get a feel for. We don’t know what shape the rules are, but Elwin releases completed games that only require polishing and no turds allowed. I’ll be waiting a year or two before buying and will have many chances to play on location. Halloween should be delivered next Summer so Godzilla premium purchase between Fall of 2022 and 2023.

#21542 32 days ago
Quoted from BasementFacts:

In today's market, waiting a year doesn't necessarily mean lower price. In some cases, same or higher price.

Quoted from epthegeek:

The problem with this plan is, nobody seems to know what "used" means anymore. Everybody wants damn near (or even OVER) original pricing for old games.
Edit: Damn, BasementFacts beat me by 2 second.s

Very true, then I will just play it on location. Unless it's a theme I need, most of these new games are not home worthy to me.

#21543 32 days ago

Stern, you messed up on the number of LE’s offered, again. This will lead to a market for flipping pins at $1k-$3k over msrp. Stern should have offered more LE’s, and while 1,250 was a safe bet, 1,500 would have been just right. How about LE’s being available for purchase from today until whenever for a pinball fan who wants an LE but can’t find one because you didn’t announce enough of them. The extra units are needed to satisfy the surge in opening day demand. By my reckoning, Stern left 500 LE’s on the table. I’d have bought one as would other people up to the 500 more.

** Wanted to Buy - Godzilla LE at msrp with 2021 build date. **

#21544 32 days ago

Man. I’d love to put a premium on location but 9k plays before I make a dollar is a lot of wear and tear.

#21545 32 days ago

Game looks cool, love the bridge & ramps, MechaGodzilla.. art isn't bad, dissapointed not Authentic to the original, doesn't match the period, trailer or the hype but OK, I'm a Zombie Yeti fan and love his work. Really blaring though which I don't understand and how it could get through to final critic and not be swapped out? The green Godzilla figure! That's gotta be the Fugliest thing I've ever seen! Nothing like the original or the art, not realisitic and kills the vibe if there was any. MechaGodzilla at least is a much better homage and looks great. Ok, so this & -not- coating the coin door? C'mon, looks like it was thrown on there and someone asked to saved costs? I mean, did they say the black matches the display? Nothng else is black, what were they looking at? Very excited and in for an Ultraman, Spooky definitely nailed the Japanese vibe better and I prefer the art too but if I do choose to own this in the future? First thing I'd do is change Godzilla out.. Just about ANY other Godzilla figure would look more realistic in the upper left.. and simply send the coin door off to the powder coater immediately! But annoying and chintzy that they didn't do this at the asking price.

#21546 32 days ago

Ok so everything in the game rotates, spins, grabs, or drops except Godzilla in the upper left corner right?

Excellent!

#21547 32 days ago

The price increase counts me out this time

Too bad because this really is the first new Stern I’ve ever seen that enticed me to purchase

#21548 32 days ago
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#21549 32 days ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Godzilla premium looks like the answer to me, but at $9k I won’t be rushing to get one. The game looks very interesting but this one definitely needs to flipped to get a feel for. We don’t know what shape the rules are, but Elwin releases completed games that only require polishing and no turds allowed. I’ll be waiting a year or two before buying and will have many chances to play on location. Halloween should be delivered next Summer so Godzilla premium purchase between Fall of 2022 and 2023.

Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Stern, you messed up on the number of LE’s offered, again. This will lead to a market for flipping pins at $1k-$3k over msrp. Stern should have offered more LE’s, and while 1,250 was a safe bet, 1,500 would have been just right. LE’s being available for purchase from today until whenever. The extra units were needed to satisfy the surge in demand. Stern left 500 LE’s on the table. I’d have bought one as would some other people up to the 500 limit.

#21550 32 days ago
Quoted from SLCpunk2113:

Man. I’d love to put a premium on location but 9k plays before I make a dollar is a lot of wear and tear.

I was thinking about that...how could anyone wait that long for a return on investment, just crazy. I might have to go to a Stern Party to play one if no one else puts one on location either.

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