Munsters Pinball Machine For Sale – Pro Edition

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition

Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it is now taking orders for the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition.

To view the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition in our online shop click here.

Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot & Grandpa

An original pinball experience celebrating the iconic American TV hit sitcom, The Munsters. Players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire Munsters family on this haunted pinball adventure. Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will work their way towards Munster Madness in this frightfully funny and action-packed pinball world under glass.

Distinctive Hand-Drawn Art

Stern’s Munsters Pro Edition Pinball Machine features stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art with the cabinet, backbox and translite all featuring highly colourful depictions of the Munster family.

The game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball. In addition, the Pro Edition includes a pop-up spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

With the launch of the Stern Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition having been eagerly awaited, demand for this pinball machine is set to be high.

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition Enquiries

To make an enquiry about the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Edition, please contact Pinball Heaven today.

Munsters Pinball Machine Launched

The eagerly awaited Munsters Pinball Machine, based on the 1960s monster sitcom, was launched by Stern earler today.

Available in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition versions, the Munsters Pinball Machine will be available in the UK from Pinball Heaven soon. To find out more about the new Munsters Pinball Machine please contact us via our enquiry form.

Pro, Premium & Limited Edition Features

To view the Munsters Pinball Machine Pro, Premium and Limited Edition version features, download the Stern Munsters Features Matrix.

Stern’s Munsters Pinball Teaser Video

The Munsters Haunted Pinball Adventure

Players will be transported to 1313 Mockingbird Lane, joining the entire Munsters family on this haunted pinball adventure. Featuring Herman, Raven, Lily, Spot and Grandpa, players will work their way towards Munster Madness in this frightfully funny and action-packed pinball world under glass. The Munsters pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

“The Munsters are iconic and timeless, and it was time to create a pinball experience around this freaky-fun family.  With beautiful artwork inspired by the supernatural family, this theme is perfect for a pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern’s The Munsters Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models feature stunning and distinctive hand-drawn art.  Each game features a custom sculpted Herman bash toy with magnetized ball catch, highlighting Herman multiball. In addition, all models include a pop-up Spot bash toy hidden under the left ramp, a custom sculpted Drag-U-La toy car featured near a left shooter lane kicker, as well as a metal turn-around, flip-up ramp.

The Premium and Limited Edition models both feature Grandpa’s laboratory, a lower playfield that features 2 mini flippers, 2 ramps, a Grandpa bash target, a digital number display, and a multi-ball feature. The Premium model features an exclusive black and white custom art package in homage to classic black and white TV.

Only 500 Limited Edition’s Available

The Limited Edition – only 500 units globally – includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass, shaker motor, exclusive custom art blades, a custom autographed bottom arch, a sequentially numbered plaque, and exclusive custom casket-themed cabinet artwork.

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the high-definition video display.  SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing.  The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

Make an Enquiry

To enquire about the new Munsters Pinball Machine please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Munsters Pinball Machine

Stern Munsters Pinball Machine - Premium Edition

Following widespread rumours that Stern Pinball are set to launch their new Munsters inball machine, Pinball Heaven is delighted to announce it will have the eagerly awaited Munsters pinball machine for sale in the UK as soon as it becomes available.

Munsters Pinball Release Date

No release date has been announced yet for Stern’s new Munsters table. However, speculation surrounding the Texas Pinball Festival official announcement that Butch Patrick, aka “Eddie Munster” and Pat Priest, aka “Marilyn Munster”, will be appearing at TPF2019 for the entire weekend, suggests the release date will certainly be prior to March 22nd 2019. Indeed, Dennis and Tony from KCGameKon Podcast consider the release will be announced anytime up to the opening few weeks of 2019, depending on Stern’s current orders for their Deadpool and popular back catalogue tables.

Stern Munsters Pinball Machines for Sale

Once released, Pinball Heaven will be offering the Stern Munsters Pinball Machines in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition models for sale throughout the UK.

Two Year Warranty

Pinball Heaven will also be offering our exclusive two-year warranty on all three variants of Stern Munsters Pinball Machines. Please ask us for more details.

Munsters Pinball Game Instructions

  • 5 Major Shoot Areas – Herman, Raven, Lily, Spooked & Grandpa
  • Munster Madness – Complete 1 level of each area to lite Munster Madness
  • Raven Multiball – Completing levels will lite Raven on the left ramp
  • Kitty – Completing levels will lite Kitty
  • Playfield Multipliers – The Kitty Target will advance the playfield Multipliers
  • Extra Ball – Completing levels will eventually lite extra ball
  • Mystery – Starting Munsters Madness will lite Mystery
  • Herman Multiball – Hit Herman to start a hurry-up – complete Hurry-Up to start multiball
  • Super Jackpot – 9 ways to lite Super Jackpot. They stack. The more collected at once the more they are worth. HOLD zap button to CANCEL your award if you want to press your luck.
  • ZAP Button – Mini-targets will blink the button for a short time. Hit button while blinking to charge your ZAP Meter. Collecting jackpots will lite ZAP JACKPOTS if you ZAP Meter is charged.

Munsters Pinball Machine Pro Model

Stern Munsters Pinball Machine - Pro Model

The Munsters Pro Table Will Feature

  • 3 Pop Bumpers
  • Left Orbit Spinner
  • Grandpa’s “Trap Door” Scoop
  • Sculped Herman Torso – Magnetised ball catch
  • Left Metal Ramp (flip up panel with Right Wire Return Ramp
  • Spot Bash Toy under coil driven lift ramp decorated as staircase
  • Turn-around / Flip Up Ramp
  • Drag-U-La sculpted toy
  • Left shooter lane kicker
  • Color changing LED Mode lights
  • Hand-drawn art by Chris Franchi – known for Batman 66 and the Beatles

Updated 8th January – its OFFICIAL!

Order HERE!

If you are interested in being one of the first to purchase the new Stern Munsters Pinball Machine, feel free to call Pinball Heaven on 01772 816677 or email us.

Thunderbirds pinball machine UK Distributor announced

Thunderbirds pinball machine for sale in the UK! We are pleased to be exclusively distributing in the UK the new Thunderbirds pinball machine by Homepin.

Set to arrive late 2018 we have secured exclusive rights to distribute this cool new pinball machine into our ever growing UK customer base.

The first sample game will be at Tilt in Birmingham from Summer 2018 and these will be very competitively priced.

Thunderbirds Pinball by Homepin immerses players in all the action of the International Rescue Team, featuring authentic character voices and original music.

Officially licensed Thunderbirds Pinball translite art featuring animated EL panels on the backbox sides to enhance the playing experience.

Thunderbirds is a British science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, filmed by their production company AP Films (APF) and distributed by ITC Entertainment. It was produced between 1964 and 1966 using a form of electronic marionette puppetry combined with scale model special effects sequences.

Set between 2065 and 2067, Thunderbirds follows the exploits of the Tracy family, headed by American ex-astronaut turned multi-millionaire philanthropist Jeff Tracy. He is a widower with five adult sons: Scott, John, Virgil, Gordon and Alan.The Tracys form International Rescue, a secret organisation dedicated to saving human life.

They are aided in this mission by Thunderbird 1: a hypersonic rocket plane, Thunderbird 2: a supersonic carrier aircraft, Thunderbird 3: a single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft, Thunderbird 4: a utility submersible and Thunderbird 5: a space station; each of which are called into service when conventional rescue techniques prove ineffective.

If you want to buy a Thunderbirds pinball machine or for more information just click here!

Converting a USA Stern pinball to 230v 50hz

Converting a Stern Pinball machine from USA 110v 60hz to EU 230v 50hz.

If you have a USA specification Stern pinball machine (SAM system pre Family Guy) then its quite easy to convert it to UK/EU specification.

The first step would be to change the power cord to standard EU/UK colours, when fitting the cord to the line filter box you will need to change the varistor, you can use the one we stock here, then you need to swap the jumper wires on the transformer plug (the manual will show you exactly which pins need swapping), this is extremely difficult without the correct Molex pin extractor and you may be best cutting the wires and joining the new wires (cut 4 wires, rejoin 2, leave 2 unconnected).

Then the next step would be to swap the ballast as the USA games have a 60hz ballast which will blow itself, then the flo tube, so just swap it before it blows the flo tube, which it will.  Use this ballast as its a 50/60hz version.  You can see the 2 versions of ballast below.  One is 60hz only, the other is 50/60hz

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Then for all games pre Family Guy, thats pretty much it.  However, games Family Guy onwards Stern decided to stop the parallel importing of games which was becoming a problem for them they would install a frequency checker into the software so a 60hz game would only work on 60hz line frequency.  If not you get this message – “THIS MACHINE WONT OPERATE IN THIS COUNTRY.  PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DISTRIBUTOR“.

So, you can ask Stern to unlock the CPU and send them the board or you can install a 50hz modification board which tricks the CPU to thinking it is getting the correct frequency.

For the newer SPIKE system, its completely different and the above modification board is not suitable.  We know people are working on cracking this 50/60hz problem, just because they can.  But the easiest thing to do is just to buy a Stern Pinball Machine from the correct region, if you import a USA game into the UK then it wont be CE certified.

 

Stern Pinball announce Guardians of the Galaxy machine!

Stern Pinball today announced their latest game – Guardians of the Galaxy pinball machine, which is available in Pro/Premium/Limited Edition versions.

The Guardians of the Galaxy are a fictional intergalactic superhero team based on the successful American comic book series published by Marvel Comics.

The game will immerse players in a dynamic, challenging, and galactic pinball environment where Star-Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, and Groot battle Ronan to stop him from using the Infinity Stone to destroy the galaxy.
“Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel’s most exciting and successful franchises worldwide. We feel that this theme connects perfectly with pinball in creating a high energy pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “Stern Pinball and Marvel Studios share a love for these memorable characters and have a long, successful history of collaboration.”

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Stern’s Guardians of the Galaxy Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models are packed with features that provide an irresistible gameplay experience. Each game features a sculpted and interactive ball-eating Groot. In addition, a custom sculpted Rocket figure will keep players on their toes as it blasts the ball back at rocket speed. Color-changing inserts highlight the mysterious and interactive Orb, which opens to reveal the powerful Infinity Stone. The Limited Edition and Premium models also feature extra magnets, custom artwork, RGB lighting, and sculpted Groot arms that sprawl across the playfield.

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In addition to the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s SPIKE-2 electronic platform enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the LCD screen. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

All models feature stunning and distinctive hand drawn art. Guardians of the Galaxy entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.

Order your game HERE!

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Retro pinball machine hire in Newcastle event

Pinball Machine Hire for Retro Event in Newcastle.

When throwing a 1950’s American style party you really need some vintage pinball machines oh, and some larger than life popcorn displays!

As part of our pinball machine hire we were asked if we could supply some vintage pinball machines for a 1950’s themed party, normally we only supply our vintage pinball machines for TV or promotional use as older pinball machines aren’t quite as hardy as modern games but as we had a couple of solid games which we have used for pinball shows without any problems so we agreed and this was the result… a night of fun for the lucky guests.

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We used our vintage 1958 Roto Pool, 1976 Target Alpha (a really good game) and a 1960 Captain Kidd which was the last game by Gottlieb pinball machine to have wooden rails.  The Roto Pool was recently the star of a ITV show with David Dickinson.

This is the biggest popcorn we’ve ever seen!

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At Pinball Heaven we love retro pinball machines (well Gottlieb ones), something about the artwork just oozes nostalgia.

We offer pinball machine hire in Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire, Leeds, Cumbria, Yorkshire and the Midlands, occasionally we go further past Birmingham but please get in touch to discuss your pinball hire requirements.

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Stern Star Wars Pinball Machine soon to be released in the UK?

Stern Star Wars pinball machine for sale soon?

If internet rumours are to be believed, then legendary designer Steve Richie (famous for such hit games at Terminator 2, Getaway, Stern Star Trek, ACDC, Game of Thrones etc) has been working on a Stern Star Wars pinball machine for at least 2 years since Game of Thrones and its sure to be another winner for Stern Pinball.

Its been suspected for a few years that Stern or Jersey Jack Pinball would secure the licence for the Star Wars licence and make a new pinball machine but when Stern showed up on the exhibitor list at Star Wars Celebration expo in Orlando the rumours really exploded and it seemed there was no doubt they would release a new Star Wars pinball machine!

Details are vague right now but we understand that as usual there will be a Star Wars Pro, Star Wars Premium and Star Wars Limited Edition pinball machines for sale shortly.

Stern are very hard to get information out and typically only show a pinball machine when its ready to be built so the time of announcement to the time of shipping is typically only 1 month.

We understand its going to be based on the original 1977 movie rather than any sequels and it will feature the new LCD backbox monitor as seen in Stern Aerosmith pinball machine (which we still love!), the addition of the LCD display adds much more visual impact to the game and will attract passers by who are intrigued by what is happening.

We expect to have a Stern Star Wars pinball machine on our stand at the Play Expo show in Manchester in October!

Pinball board repair service part of our daily life!

Pinball machine circuit board repairs at Pinball Heaven.

We love fixing stuff!  Every day we get sent pinball machine pcb’s for repair by customers eager to get their pinball machines up and running again.  Of course we offer an on site pinball machine repair service but some want to do it themselves and just post us parts to repair.

Many customers need help with pinball circuit board problems, we spend the time over the phone to discuss these issues and can advise which circuit board we need to be sent in order for us to repair it, then we test it in our test rig and advise customer if any action needs to be taken before re-installing their circuit board.  Sometimes if there is a shorted solenoid coil or such like it can just damage the newly repaired PCB as soon as the power is switched back on!  We can usually tell if this will happen when we see what is wrong with the board.

The most common pcb we get sent is the Williams WPC Power Driver PCB A-12697 which is a really really reliable circuit board but simply due to the massive numbers of these boards and associated games in circulation we do see them on a daily basis.  Usually its either a reset when pressing the flipper buttons or a shorted solenoid/blown fuse but can be other issues like problems with lamps and of course the melted general illumination connectors J115/J120/J121 which require replacement.

We can repair most pinball machine pcb’s from 1988 to modern games so if you have any pinball machine problems then give us a call or send us an email!

Making Pinball Machines Accept The New £1 Coins?

With over £45 million worth of fake £1 coins currently circulating in the UK, forgery can be an expensive business for arcade owners. Enter: the new 12-sided bimetallic coin, based on the old predecimal ‘thruppenny bit’ and supposedly one of the hardest coins in the world to forge thanks to a built-in ‘hidden high security feature’ intended to protect it from counterfeiting in the future. And while a more secure coin is certainly welcome, it comes at a price: all machines using coin mechanisms will need to be taken apart and adapted in order to accept the new coins.
Royal Mint came right out and said it: the switch could potentially cost the country up to £20 million, and the body is urging businesses everywhere to get ready now or risk problems later. It’s not just pinball machine and vintage video game slots that will need changing, every self-service checkout, vending machine and parking ticket meter across the UK will be affected. Does the situation sound familiar? That’s probably because it is! Just five years ago, businesses were faced with exactly the same dilemma following the introduction of the new 5p and 10p coins in 2012.
Those who frequented amusement arcades in the ‘60s and ‘70s may remember that the coins were judged by size rather than weight, so thrifty gamers could use a certain size of washer to dupe the machine and get a free game. It was because of this that game manufacturers started fitting magnets into the mechanisms to catch the fakes—so it’s hardly surprising that the newly magnetic steel coins didn’t go down too well with arcade owners.
It may be a more secure solution in the long run, but it’s small businesses who are likely to suffer initially as they struggle to keep up with the government’s changes; arcades specialising in retro gamester already expecting to take the biggest hit. But is it really worth it? In the long term, absolutely. The new resistance to counterfeit coins will undoubtedly outweigh the cost of changing the slots—and with Pinball Heaven’s own in-house coin mechanism conversion service, bringing your machines up-to-date couldn’t be easier.
We’re here to help make sure you’re prepared for the introduction of the new £1 coin on 28th March. We can convert your C220, C120 and SR3 pinball machine coin mechanisms in just 24 hours after receiving your parts. This covers almost all Stern, Jersey Jack, Bally and Williams machines currently being played in the UK.  Although both the old and new coins will co-circulate for a time, by mid-October this year the old coin will be completely demonetised—so act fast! Select a mechanism type and order your conversion in a matter of minutes by clicking here.
If you want to find details about the rest of the services we offer, you can find those here. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to find out the latest in pinball news and releases.

NEW Attack From Mars pinball machine released!

Chicago Gaming announce Attack from Mars pinball machine for sale into the UK through sole distributors Pinball Heaven Ltd.

After the resounding success of Medieval Madness pinball machine released by Chicago Gaming last year, they follow it up with another Williams classic pinball machine – the 1995 hit Attack from Mars.

All new technology, a HD full colour LCD display and a plethora of added features is sure to make the new AFMr an instant success in the UK market.

Three versions are available, we start with the “Classic” which is a remake of the original Williams pinball machine, without any enhancements added, this entry level Attack from Mars pinball machine is manufactured with operators in mind (people who put pinball machines in commercial venues for pinball hire or revenue split etc), then we have the “Special” edition which features a new larger display amongst numerous extra add-ons.

Then the top of the range model with new animated topper is the Attack from Mars LE  (limited edition – 500 units Worldwide) pinball machine.

We can’t wait to get our hands on them but to secure your limited edition Attack from Mars it is essential that you order early as our allowance is strictly limited.

– Classic Edition: Faithful to the original. Standard sized LCD Green Display, can be upgraded to Color Display for additional fee. All LED lighting throughout machine. Enhanced sound system. Stainless steel cabinet trim.
Shaker motor can be added at additional cost.

– Special Edition: Extra Large LCD Color Display, Metallic Saucers, Tri-color LED on main saucer, stainless steel cabinet trim. Multicolored backbox speakers. Shaker Motor included.

– Limited Edition (500 units)
Extra Large LCD Color Display, Metallic Saucers, Tri-color LEDs on all saucers, Martian Green cabinet trim. Cabinet mirror blades. Multicolored backbox speakers. Shaker Motor included. Custom designed Interactive mechanical Martian topper designed by Doug Watson. Martian moves up and down. His eyes light up and multicolored Leds around topper.

Want to know more about the new Attack from Mars pinball machine?  Pricing and ordering only starts 24th March 2017