We were leaving SC's place tonight and my youngest asked, "Stern is basically the only pinball producer, right?"
I think there are going to be many thoughts on this one.
My answer, "Well, JJP is producing our WOZ that we ordered. He is working on the whitewood version now to work out the bugs and do artwork."
I think they have made the leap and have a product and orders. I consider them a manufacture. I would compare them as Ford v Lamborghini right now. Ford makes many cars, Lamborghini makes only a few very nice cars that many want but are not practical for all.
Maybe it is when it ships. Is that when the archive gets populated with the machine. I looked and WOZ is not there yet, but I know from the past that the machines get into the archive before the machine is released. We had that discussion about rating a machine before you ever play it before.
I look forward to comments.