Star Wars Comic Art Pinball Machine Launched

Stern Pinball’s new Star Wars Comic Art Pinball Machine available in both Pro and Premium Editions

Stern Pinball’s Star Wars Pinball machine, originally launched in 2017 is getting a makeover, with the addition of original, hand-drawn “Comic Art” from long time Lucasfilm artist Randy Martinez.

Despite the interesting gameplay, movie clips, and fantastic sound of Stern’s 2017 Star Wars pinball machine, the original art package held Star Wars back from being truly great. Happily, the newly launched Comic Art Star Wars Pinball Machine appears to remedy this.

Stern Pinball Comic Art Pinball Machine

Artwork by Randy Martinez

Stern’s new Star Wars themed pinball machines feature the artwork of one of today’s most popular artists, Randy Martinez.  Randy has been illustrating for over 30 years receiving countless accolades of his work.  Through a broad spectrum of his skills, Randy has been creating cartoons, caricatures, illustrations, paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm since 1999.

Randy’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine, before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for Star Wars Insider.  Randy was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV, Celebration V and Celebration Europe.

“Fans of both pinball and Star Wars will be impressed by this hand-drawn comic artwork.  It is stunning and captures everything a true Star Wars fan could ever want in their pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball Comic Art Pinball Machine

Pro & Premium Editions

The Star Wars Comic Art Pro and premium pinball machines made by Stern are packed with features that provide an irresistible game experience. The game includes select dialogue and footage from the original Star Wars trilogy, color-changing LED-lighted inserts, and a sculpted TIE fighter. All models feature two LCD screens. The Premium model also features art representing an exploding Death Star, a sculpted LED-lit Millennium Falcon and an interactive hyperspace loop that encircles the playfield and can accommodate up to 5 pinballs at once.

Reserve your Star Wars Comic Art Pinball Machine Today!

To reserve your new Star Wars Pinball Machine in Pro or Premium Edition, visit our online shop, or call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677.

Elvira’s House of Horrors – First Production Pinball Machine

The taunting is over and the haunting begins in the third and campiest installment of the Elvira pinball trilogy! 

The first production Elvira’s House of Horrors pinball machine goes in the box at Stern Pinball. Watch the historic moment…

The Taunting Is Over And The Haunting Begins

Trying to sell her mansion through “Alternate Realty”, Elvira’s house is haunted by the movie characters from her past.  These ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and strange assortment of vintage characters with horrific acting skills seek revenge on Elvira while she and the player confront them, sending them back to the “film” from which they came!  Elvira’s House of Horrors immerses players in a fun, campy, B-movie universe filled with all of the humor expected from the Mistress of the Dark including custom speech and, in a pinball first, exclusive filming of Elvira for custom video scenes featured throughout the game!

Elvira's House of Horrors Pinball Machine by Stern Pinball

Elvira’s House of Horrors Premium, Limited Edition & Signature Edition

Elvira’s new pinball machine is available in Premium, Limited Edition and Signature Edition, with 400 Limited Edition and 50 Signature Edition models being made available globally.
The Premium, Limited Edition, and Signature Edition models all feature Elvira’s “House of Horrors”, a frightening Victorian fixer-upper, full of creepy charm and supernatural surprises.  Players can gain access to the mansion through the front door, the cellar, or through the garage which is guarded by a gravestone drop-target.  An orchestra of color changing RGB lights accentuates the house in sync with the different “House Haunts” featured throughout the game.  Lighted windows and a spinning attic turret track players’ progression on their pinball journey.

Elvira Pinball Machine Enquiries

To enquire about the new Stern Pinball Elvira’s House of Horrors Pinball Machine in Premium, Limited Edition or Signature Edition, call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677, or why not visit our online shop.

Novus Plastic Polish – Acrylic Plastic Scratch Remover & Polish

Novus is an acrylic plastic scratch remover and polish suitable for pinball machines and a multitude of other uses.

novus plastic polish

novus plastic polish

By using a few simple techniques, along with Novus Plastic Clean & Shine 1, Novus Fine Scratch Remover 2, Novus Heavy Scratch Remover 3 and Novus Polish Mates, you can add life back to your plastics and keep them looking like new.

Novus has been the best kept polishing secret for years. Don’t settle for anything but the very best!

Novus 1 Plastic Clean & Shine

Novus 1 Plastic Clean & Shine gently cleans all plastics without scratching. It leaves a lustrous shine that resists fogging and finger marking, repels dust and eliminates static. Novus 1 contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals and leaves a smooth, clean, greaseless shine on your plastics, including pinball machine playfields and plastics.

Novus 2 Fine Scratch Remover

Novus 2 Fine Scratch Remover removes fine scratches, haziness and abrasions from most pinball machine plastics. With repeated use, Novus 2 also can also restore faded and discoloured plastics. Novus 2 removes the damage instead of filling it in, buffs out quickly and after restoring and seals your plastic surfaces with a coat of polish.

Novus Polish Mates

Novus 3 Heavy Scratch Remover

Use first on heavily scratched plastics. Novus 3 Heavy Scratch Remover removes heavy scratches and abrasions from most acrylic surfaces. Use when damage is too severe to be restored with Novus 2. Novus 3 requires use of Novus 2 for final finishing. Please note Novus 3 is not recommended for use on coated plastics.

Novus Polish Mates

The type of polishing cloth you use will make a difference to the finish you achieve. For best results apply Novus 1,2 & 3 Plastic Polish with Novus Polish Mates. Novus Polish Mates microfilament cloths are nonabrasive, absorbent, and lint free and perfect for polishing. They are highly absorbent, extra durable and abrasion resistant, making this cloth the ideal polishing solution.

How To Order Novus Plastic Polish & Polish Mates

You can order your Novus 1 Plastic Clean & Shine, Novus 2 Fine Scratch Remover, Novus 3 Heavy Scratch Remover and Novus Polish Mates direct from the Pinball Heaven online shop.

Please read the product instructions carefully before use.
Always test polishing and refinishing products in an inconspicuous area first.

Elviras House of Horrors Pinball Machine Launched

Following the release of the official trailer yesterday, Stern Pinball’s new Elviras House of Horrors Pinball Machine has officially been launched this morning.

Elviras House of Horrors pinball machine is available in Premium, Limited Edition and Signature Edition, with 400 Limited Edition and 50 Signature Edition models being made available globally.

The Taunting Is Over And The Haunting Begins

The taunting is over and the haunting begins in the third and campiest installment of the Elvira pinball trilogy!  Trying to sell her mansion through “Alternate Realty”, Elvira’s house is haunted by the movie characters from her past.  These ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and strange assortment of vintage characters with horrific acting skills seek revenge on Elvira while she and the player confront them, sending them back to the “film” from which they came!  Elvira’s House of Horrors immerses players in a fun, campy, B-movie universe filled with all of the humor expected from the Mistress of the Dark including custom speech and, in a pinball first, exclusive filming of Elvira for custom video scenes featured throughout the game!

Elviras House of Horrors Pinball Machine

Premium, Limited Edition, and Signature Edition

The Premium, Limited Edition, and Signature Edition models all feature Elvira’s “House of Horrors”, a frightening Victorian fixer-upper, full of creepy charm and supernatural surprises.  Players can gain access to the mansion through the front door, the cellar, or through the garage which is guarded by a gravestone drop-target.  An orchestra of color changing RGB lights accentuates the house in sync with the different “House Haunts” featured throughout the game.  Lighted windows and a spinning attic turret track players’ progression on their pinball journey.

Deadhead Crypt Family

If a haunted mansion wasn’t enough to keep your skin crawling, beware of the “Deadhead Family Crypt”!  This mausoleum houses a variety of characters that need an awakening courtesy of a steel silver ball to their head.  This interactive crypt will keep players on their toes with the Crypt entrance unleashing balls from a separate location while also becoming a physical bash toy.  And with Elvira’s pending move from her hopeful home sale, the interactive Elvira’s “Junk in the Trunk” toy allows players to lock balls for a frantic two-ball multiball.

Elviras House of Horrors Pinball Machine

Elviras House of Horrors “A Haunting Fun Time!”

“It was a pleasure to work directly with the Mistress of the Dark on this third collaboration,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.  “Elvira’s House of Horrors pinball is a haunting fun time!”

The Limited Edition model is limited to 400 units globally.  The Limited Edition model includes additional unique features such as a sequentially numbered plaque, an exclusive mirrored backglass, exclusive custom themed cabinet artwork, a custom autographed bottom arch, exclusive custom art blades, anti-reflection pinball glass, and a shaker motor.

The highly collectible Signature Edition model is limited to 50 units globally.  The Signature Edition model includes all features of the Limited Edition game, plus special hyper-chrome embossed cabinet decals, a personally autographed Elvira collectible trading card with cover and mounting, and a signed special Elvira certificate of authenticity that includes a swatch of fabric from Elvira’s iconic red velvet sofa.

Elviras House of Horrors Enquiries

To enquire about Elviras House of Horrors pinball machine, call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816 677, or why not visit our online shop.

Elvira Pinball Machine Trailer Released

Elvira Pinball Machine: Stern Pinball finally puts out the first trailer for its eagerly awaited new new game; Elvira’s House of Horrors.

Stern Pinball Elvira Pinball Machine First Trailer

Elvira Pinball – Due Out This October!

It was in March 2017 at a Texas Pinball Festival seminar when it was accidentally announced that a third Elvira pinball machine was in the pipeline. So, it came as no surprise when three months ago Cassandra Peterson, the American actress best known for her portrayal of the horror hostess character Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, confirmed the follow-up to the two existing Elvira pinball machines. Cassandra, or rather Elvira stated, “AND… I couldn’t be more excited to announce that, after a looooong wait, my latest pinball machine from Stern is FINALLY due out this October! If you thought Party Monsters and Scared Stiff were good, wait till you get a load’a this baby! Nothin’ but pure blood-curdling FUN! Thanx for being a part of my Fang Club! Until next time, Unpleasant Dreemz… Your Cruelly, Elvira”

Nordman, Freres & Sheats

Rumours abound that Dennis Nordman who worked on both Elvira and the Party Monsters and Scared Stiff, has been involved in the layout and design. It has also been suggested that Nordman’s long-time collaborator Greg Freres, who also worked on both previous Elvira pinball machines, has been helping to develop the artwork, while Stern Pinball software engineer and professionally ranked pinball player Lyman Sheats Jr, who served his time at both Data East and Williams, has been taking care of the code. If these rumours prove to be true, then Stern Pinball’s eagerly awaited Elvira’s House of Horrors pinball machine could well be the greatest and most immersive Elvira pinball offering to date.

Elvira Pinball Machine by Stern

Watch This Space!

But while Elvira did quote October, no release date for her new pinball machine has yet been confirmed by Stern. So, watch this space for all the latest Stern Pinball Elvira updates. Don’t dare to miss it!

Pinball Heaven Supply Deadpool & Dialed In Pinball Machines to Retroids

Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it has supplied a Deadpool and Dialed In Pinball Machine on long term hire to the highly rated Retroids bar arcade in Worcester City Centre.

Retroids was founded in 2017 and was born from a passion for all things retro gaming. A nostalgic bar arcade straight out of the 80s, Retroids serves great beer with classic video arcade games, and with regular tournaments held too.

Retroids

The venue has evolved into an increasingly popular Worcester attraction, offering original arcade gaming in a relaxing atmosphere, to enjoy a drink and socialise with like-minded individuals.

One reviewer describes the venue as “…a veritable candy store for retro gamers! The service is incredibly warm and friendly and there’s a jaw dropping selection of comics, Star Wars toys and of course, video games and consoles. They even have a TV+Sega Megadrive setup in the corner for customers to have a bash on, Sweet 😀 Retroids is a must visit!”

Pinball Heaven hope to enhance the atmosphere at Retroids even further with the addition of their Deadpool & Dialed In pinball machines.

Famous for being Pat Lawlor’s original concept and history-making game, Dialed In is the first pinball machine to feature Bluetooth® connectivity, a camera, the ability to unlock additional capabilities through a smartphone. This as well as boasting a whole host of features, including: 3 flying drones, an animated robot, moving animated target, upper playfield ball play, a hidden trap door, multiple shot subway system, plunger skill shot feature, multiple ball game play and a 3 ball lock multi-ball play.

Retroids

“Deadpool” by Stern Pinball is known as the “Merc with a Mouth” because of his talkative nature & is notorious for his outrageously funny offbeat humour which is featured throughout the game. Players will be immersed in the Deadpool universe, teaming up with iconic X-Men characters Wolverine, Dazzler, Domino, and Colossus as they battle against infamous villains Juggernaut, Sabretooth, Mystique, Sauron, and Mr. Sinister. Players will also tag along with Deadpool on his time machine quests as he battles against the T-Rex and the Megalodon.

With these two fantastic additions from Pinball Heaven, Retroids just got even better, so why not pay them a visit!

You can see Retroids at 2 New Street , Worcester, WR1 2DN or why not check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RetroidsWorcester/

The Beatles Land at Heathrow!

Pinball Heaven’s Pinball Hire has just put a Beatles Pinball Machine into the Virgin Club Lounge at Heathrow Airport.  And It is only there for two months, so make sure to try it out while you can!

The Beatles Pinball Machine immerses players in 1960’s Beatlemania and features nine timeless hit songs from that era including: A Hard Day’s Night, Can’t Buy Me Love, Ticket to Ride, All My Loving, Help, Drive My Car, It Won’t Be Long, I Should Have Known Better and Taxman.

Beatles Pinball Hire

The game also features iconic introductions by Ed Sullivan along with custom speech and callouts by Hall of Fame disk jockey, Cousin Brucie who introduced The Beatles at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965.

The Beatles Pinball retro-themed playfield also features four flippers, eleven drop targets, eight stand-up targets, multiple skill shots, two opto-spinners, a ball-catching magnet and a magnetic spinning record disc in the centre of the playfield. Players, friends and family will enjoy full screen animations as well as simulated reel scoring on the game’s high definition video screen.

Beatles Pinball Hire

So, how better to relax before jetting off into the sunset than by immersing yourself in The Beatles Pinball at Heathrow Airport’s Virgin Club Lounge. A ticket to ride has never looked so good!

Pinball Hire Enquiries

If you have a requirement for pinball machine hire, call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677.

Jurassic Park Pinball Machine Released by Stern

Stern Pinball has today announced the release of its new Jurassic Park Pinball Machine

The original Jurassic Park pinball was launched in 1993 and was considered by many to be one of the greatest Data East titles ever produced. Jurassic Park pinball was fully loaded and came factory equipped with a topper, shaker motor, 3 scoops and several innovative features, a “taser gun” shooter featured a “Smart Missile” which was a homage to the 1981 arcade hit Defender. A large motorised t-rex head not only looked around as you played, but could eat and swallow the ball, only for it to appear elsewhere on the playfield!

Following the buyout of Data East by Sega and marking the release of the Jurassic Park sequel, in 1997, Sega launched their Jurassic Park: The Lost World pin, however sales of the Sega machine were said to be significantly lower than the original and in 1999 Sega Pinball sold out to Gary Stern.

Full Colour, HD Monitor & Animatronic T-Rex

Fast forward 20 years and Stern’s new Jurassic Park pinball machine, the third machine to be based on the 1993 film, boasts full colour, HD monitor, although it doesn’t seem to display movie scenes but custom graphics instead, and an animatronic T-Rex that regurgitates pinballs in the Premium and LE versions.

Jurassic Park – Game Trailer

Heart Pounding Excitement

Like the blockbuster movie, the Jurassic Park pinball experience generates heart pounding excitement as the player progresses through the game. As the game starts, the player is transported to Isla Nublar, an amusement park where escaped dinosaurs are running amok! The player’s mission is to rescue park staff and recapture dinosaurs from the chaotic environment unleashed by Dennis Nedry’s computer virus. All dinosaurs, however, are not created equal as players will battle Raptors and the mighty T. Rex! The game immerses players in the fun world of battling dinosaurs in an action-packed adventure filled with twists and turns.

Premium & LE Jurassic Park Pinball

The Premium and Limited Edition models feature an amazing animatronic ball-eating, ball-throwing T. Rex that interacts with the ball and the player. These models also include an interactive Raptor and Raptor Pen featuring a ball-lock mechanism guarded by a motorized gate. The action does not let up with unique mosquito-in-amber pop bumpers and a custom metal horizontal helicopter spinner.
“Jurassic Park is a classic film featuring what everyone loves­­­­­ – dinosaurs! The game is designed to be easy to play, but difficult to master,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Jungle Adventure Vehicle Target

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models also feature a Jungle Adventure Vehicle target in the middle of the playfield that is a spinning Newton Ball. This kinetic target registers direct hits, determines the direction players navigate on the island during gameplay, and lights T. Rex modes. All models include three full sized flippers, four custom ramps, a spinning “Spitter” target, in-lane up/down lock post that sets up critical playfield shots and distinctive hand-drawn art highlighting iconic dinosaurs from the series.

Jurassic Park Pinball Machine Sales

You can buy a Stern Jurassic Park Pinball Machine from our online pinball shop, alternatively call us on 01772 816 677.

Slash Reveals Forthcoming Guns N Roses Pinball

As rumoured in our Pinball Heaven blog post of 20th March, in an interview with the San Francisco Weekly, Slash has revealed a new Guns N Roses Pinball Machine is on the way.

Having discovered pinball in the early 1990’s, Slash has become a prolific fan and lists Funhouse, Party Zone, The Addams Family and Jurassic Park among his favourites.

In 1994, Data East asked Slash to participate in the creation of a Guns N Roses Pinball Machine. The soundtrack featured the song “Ain’t Goin’ Down”, a “Use Your Illusion” outtake that signs the only official release of the song. A few years later, Slash contributed to the Viper Night Drivin’ machine produced by Sega, with “Speed Parade” from supergroup Slash’s Snakepit featuring in the game, along with a few cameos from the man himself. In addition, Slash has also recorded the song “Be The Ball”, dedicated to his love of pinball. So, Slash revealing a new GNR pinball machine is on the way is not altogether unexpected.

Slash & Duff Get Dialed In

Since Slash, along with GNR bass player Duff McKagan recently tried out Jersey Jack’s Dialed In during their concert at Hersheypark Stadium, rumours abound that the new GRN pin will be produced by Jersey Jack. However, who will design it?

Given that Pat Lawlor designed the hugely popular Willy Wonka Pinball Machine recently released by Jersey Jack, and that Pat is now rumoured to be working on the new Jersey Jack Toy Story pin, will he also be designing the new GNR pinball machine? Slash stating to the San Francisco Weekly that “nothing has ever come out like it” and speculation over the new Toy Story pin being delayed because of alleged licencing issues, could well point to a Pat Lawlor designed GNR pinball machine being launched by the end of this year.

Guns N Roses Pinball Machine – 4th Quarter Release?

So, with the current GNR tour set to close on Saturday 2nd November, are we looking at a 4th quarter release for the new Jersey Jack Guns N Roses Pinball Machine? Nothing has been confirmed so far, but as soon as we find out we will be sure to let you know.

Pinball Machines for Sale

Pinball Heaven has been offering pinball machines for sale in the UK for over 25 years.

We are proud to be the only pinball machines sales company in the UK offering a 2 year warranty on all new pinball machine sales.

Pinball Heaven is also delighted to be the Sole UK Distributor for Jersey Jack Pinball, Chicago Gaming and the American Pinball Company.

Jersey Jack Pinball

Jersey Jack Pinball is the industry leader in quality and technical innovation, designing ground-breaking pinball machines made for players, collectors and newcomers to the game. Jersey Jack’s head-turning machines are crafted by artisans and innovators who are not afraid of pushing the boundaries of pinball, such as legendary pinball designer Pat Lawlor and software engineer Ted Estes, who together were responsible for Jersey Jack’s Dialed In being the first pinball machine to feature Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone integration.

Pinball Heaven carry healthy stocks of new Jersey Jack pinball machines. We also offer new pinball machine sales on all Jersey Jack Pinball releases and are happy to take forward orders on all new Jersey Jack Pinball titles, subject to availability.

Chicago Gaming Company

Chicago Gaming has an illustrious pinball history and has produced several remakes of the greatest ever Bally and Williams pinball machines including: Monster Bash, Attack from Mars and Medieval Madness.

Pinball Heaven is the sole UK distributor for Chicago Gaming Company and is pleased to exclusively offer Chicago Gaming pinball machines for sale from stock or a pre-order basis.

American Pinball

Based in Chicago and famous for their Houdini and Oktoberfest pins, American Pinball’s mission is to provide the highest quality pinball machines in the world. Everything American Pinball creates is done with the customer in mind, to produce a product you will fall in love with and enjoy for a lifetime.

Pinball Heaven is delighted to be the official UK distributor for American Pinball and offer pinball machine sales on all new American Pinball titles.

Stern Pinball

Stern Pinball, Inc. is the oldest and largest designer and manufacturer of arcade-quality pinball games on the planet. Home to Hall-of-Fame game designers and programmers, Stern Pinball continues to lead the industry in pinball innovation and design.

Pinball Heaven is delighted to offer Stern pinball machines for sale on the complete Stern Pinball range and has enjoyed great success with Stern’s latest releases including The Munsters, Beatles and Black Knight: Sword of Rage and also carry stock of older titles such as Deadpool, Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Pinball Machines for Sale: Enquiries

To enquire about our pinball machines for sale, call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816677 or why not visit our online pinball shop.

Beetlejuice and Superman ’78 Pinball Machines “going to go nowhere”

Chris Franchi, who was a member of the design team for Stern’s The Beatles, Munsters, Guardians of the Galaxy and Batman 66 pinball machines has revealed artwork for a proposed Superman ’78 pin, which apparently is “going to go nowhere”.

Superman 78 Pinball Machine

Chris Franchi – Slap Save Pinball Podcast

Chris Franchi, who was first approached by Stern three years ago to create pinball artwork for Batman 66, revealed on Slap Save Pinball Podcast 24, he had more recently been contracted by a “boutique” company to design artwork for both a Beetlejuice and Superman ’78 pinball machine, with view to them being presented to Stern as part of a proposal for new games. However, the proposals didn’t hit the mark with Stern’s production teams, so unfortunately according to Franchi, they “… will not end up on pinball machines ever, probably!”

Franchi explains, “About a year and a half ago, a — we’ll call them a “boutique” company — wanted to propose to Stern a game for Beetlejuice and a game for Superman ’78… I was contracted to do the artwork for [both of them]… both of these went through Warner Brothers. So originally Beetlejuice pretty much looked like it got the green light. Then we got to Superman and there were some stumbling blocks, and Warner Brothers was trying to work that out. In the meantime… both of these IPs were pitched to Stern as possible boutique games. The same thing that happened to Superman that happened to Beetlejuice. I’ll paraphrase George Gomez by basically saying that both of these IPs were presented to the teams at Stern and none of them were quite as passionate as George would’ve liked them to be in order to produce a really exciting game for either of these properties. Now as much as that sucks it is a very valid point. We don’t want anyone designing a game that they’re just not feeling because it is just not going to come out as good as it could if it was a property that they were really behind. So basically, because I own the artwork but I don’t own the properties, they are basically going to go nowhere.”

Keep Throwing Meatballs!

Franchi closed the podcast by commenting in determined style he was going to “keep throwing meatballs at the wall until one of them sticks”. So, make sure to keep an eye out for more quality Franchi pinball artwork heading our way sometime soon.

More Information

For more information on Stern pins which are available, call Pinball Heaven today on 01772 816 677.

You can hear the Slap Save podcast featuring Chris Franchi in full here.

And see the Chris Franchi PinGame Journal interview on YouTube here.