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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!

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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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!

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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

Stern Aerosmith pinball machine released into UK

Stern Pinball’s Official Aerosmith Pinball Machine comes to the UK!
As you may have heard, the ringing in of the new year saw another big announcement from Stern Pinball. Following last year’s January 4th unveiling of the Spider-Man Vault Edition, this year’s offering confirmed a brand new theme that’s only been at the centre of speculation for months now. That’s right: adding a fifth family member to their classic rock band lineup, Stern finally unveiled the long-awaited, widely rumoured, official Aerosmith pinball machine. And while it may not have been a huge surprise, it certainly did not disappoint.
Following the success of other musical machines, talk of an Aerosmith game began a couple of years ago when some concept artwork appeared online—and looking at Stern’s releases over the last few years, it’s not hard to see why so many pinball pros were convinced it was the real deal. With the likes of AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, Metallica and most recently, KISS, boasting pinball machines in their honour, it was really only a matter of time before “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band” would take to the playfield. 
Since their formation in 1970, Aerosmith have shredded their way through sellout shows all over the globe to become one of the most iconic stadium rock bands of all time; quickly gaining a reputation not only for their powerful rock-blues fusion sounds but also their uncompromising attitude and high-energy live performances. With a career spanning four decades and worldwide album sales of over 150 million, the band are still going strong and currently preparing for the European leg of their ‘Farewell’ Tour. A tour that, according to Steve Tyler, could potentially last “forever”. No signs of slowing down yet then!
It’s this persistence and passion which is really reflected in Stern’s latest machine, coming together to recreate the unparalleled experience of a live concert without actually having to set foot in an arena. Chairman and CEO, Gary Stern said in a statement: 
“We’re thrilled to have Aerosmith join the ranks of Stern Pinball’s rock and roll line-up. Aerosmith is an iconic band with a devoted fan base. Fans of both the band and pinball will be able to appreciate the extraordinary experience that the Aerosmith pinball machines provide.”
Appearance-wise, the new Aerosmith pinball machine almost echoes the Batman 66 with a large full-colour LCD screen taking pride of place in the lower half of the backbox. And thanks to the new SPIKE-2 electronic system, players can look forward not only to innovative animation, but HD visuals as well. The game also includes custom speech from Brendon Small, creator of the animated TV series, Metalocalypse, which centres around a somewhat flamboyant death metal band. On the outside, each model features its own unique art package hand-drawn by renowned rock artist ‘Dirty Donny’ Gillies—the illustrator’s second pinball project following his work on Stern’s Metallica machine back in 2013.
Designed by Stern’s own John Borg, the game itself sports some familiar features including Jacky’s 3D mechanical ball locking toy box, ramped up to release no less than six balls for a super intense multiball mode. The rest of the playfield is packed with the typical trademarks we’ve come to expect from Stern in recent years, including a full LED light display, illuminating spotlights, an array of targets and 3-channel stereo sound. Components unique to the game include the ‘Sneak In’ skill shot, ‘Crank It Up’ ball scoop, a ‘Rats In The Cellar’ spinner to help you rack up some extra points and even a colour-changing RGB topper which will really stand out in a home games room.
Get a taste for the rock star life as you embark on your very own stadium tour experience, playing as the band and unlocking different features as you progress—all to the soundtrack of some of Aerosmith’s biggest hits. Players and bystanders alike won’t be able to resist rocking out to the nine classic tunes blasting out over the concert arena playfield, scoring points and completing game objectives to raise the audience’s levels of energy, thrill and enjoyment. The higher the energy level, the bigger and louder the show and, ultimately, the more exhilarating the player experience.
• Toys in the Attic
• Love in an Elevator
• Rats in the Cellar
• Dude Looks Like a Lady
• Back in the Saddle
• Sweet Emotion
• Walk This Way
• Same Old Song & Dance
• Last Child
Like most other machines on the market, the Aerosmith pinball game is available in three different models: Pro (light blue), Premium (purple) and Limited Edition (dark blue). What really makes the latter two stand out from the Pro is that they also feature an upper playfield, complete with orbit lane, five standup targets and a special ‘Love in an Elevator’ moulded toy exit. Along with all of the usual special extras that come with the Limited Edition model, such as the signed authenticity certificate, autographed playfield and serialised number plate, owners of the LE will also have the privilege of knowing that their machine is one of only 500 produced. 
Still struggling to decide which one is for you? You can see the full breakdown of features for all three models here. And if you’re wondering about add-ons, Stern have already confirmed that a whole host of licensed accessories will be available, including toppers, laser cut armour, custom shooter knobs and perhaps most excitingly, a set of inner art blades to brighten up the black sides.
If you’re ready to buy, Pinball Heaven are pleased to offer the official Aerosmith pinball machine for sale in the UK from Feburary/March. Whether it’s the Pro, Premium or Limited Edition model you’re after, you can preorder it right now by clicking here.  Not your thing? You can browse our full range of games here and follow us on Twitter to find out the latest in pinball news and releases.

Dialed In Pinball Machine from Jersey Jack Pinball!

NEW Dialed In Pinball Machine from Jersey Jack Pinball!
There’s been talk of a collaboration between Jersey Jack Pinball and legendary pinball designer, Pat Lawlor, for a while now but the details have been kept top secret. Other than the fact that it would be based on an original concept, everything else has remained a mystery—until now. At the 32nd Annual Pinball Expo 2016 in Chicago, the brand new pinball machine, Dialed In, was finally revealed and it really does look like it was worth the wait.
For anyone unfamiliar with Pat Lawlor, he is responsible for designing some of the best-selling pinball machines of all time: Addams Family, Twilight Zone, FunHouse and EarthShaker to name a few. Dialed In is his first offering in almost ten years and is something of a departure from the pinball industry’s recent trend of licensing popular themes; Jersey Jack himself stuck with a movie theme for his first two Wizard of Oz and The Hobbit pinball machines. The use of an original theme may be relatively risky but it is a refreshing revisit to some of the more memorable pinball machines from the ‘80s and ‘90s, though this time with a unique modern twist…
Dialed In is the first pinball machine ever to feature Bluetooth connectivity, a camera and the ability to unlock additional player capabilities through a smartphone. Is this the next generation of pinball? The fans seems to think so. Lawlor’s modern masterpiece, expertly crafted by Jersey Jack Pinball, has already received an influx of orders and managed to crash the JJP website within 24 hours of being announced! Intrigued?
According to some of the lucky first players, the game is a sort of SimCity Disaster idea, jam-packed with toys and unique characters created by Mr. Lawlor himself. Further adding to the experience, the gameplay is ‘broadcast’ by an action news channel on the backbox and features a spacial multiball mode which players can activate simply by placing their smartphone down on the glass. For spectators, it’s almost like watching someone play a video game, with the added opportunity of jumping in a selfie when the camera goes off! The first reviews are in and they are raving: Dialed In really is a game changer.
The machine comes in three versions: Standard, Limited and Collector’s Edition, each including the groundbreaking new Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity and camera that everyone’s talking about. Housed in Quantum body armour and decorated with original artwork by illustrator John Youssi, the game also features 5 magnets, 3 flying drones, a 3D interactive projected image, an animated robot and a hidden trap door, all of which can be fully taken advantage of thanks to a variety of different gameplay options. Like other Jersey Jack Pinball machines, Dialed In has a 27″ HD monitor, a headphone jack, a 2.1 stereo surround system and RGD LEDs throughout the playfield. 
With only 2500 Limited Edition machines available, you can bet they’re going to sell out fast; lighted ramps, a signed game certificate and glare-reducing InvisiGlass are just a few of the additional features on top of the Standard. And for those of you wanting to go all the way, the Collector’s Edition also comes complete with mirrored back panels, a signed comic book and a special collector’s plaque signed by none other than Pat Lawlor, Jack Guarnieri and John Youssi themselves. You can see the full list of differences between the Dialed In Collector’s, Limited and Standard editions here.
Feeling tempted yet? If you’re ready to buy, you’re absolutely in the right place. As the only company to offer Jersey Jack pinball machines for sale in the UK, Dialed In Pinball Machine from Jersey Jack Pinball!, Pinball Heaven will be the exclusive distributor of Dialed In across the country. Yep, you won’t find this revolutionary new pinball machine for sale anywhere else in the UK. To celebrate, we are giving customers the chance to preorder Dialed In today for just £250 deposit for the Standard and Limited Editions or £1000 deposit for the Collector’s Edition. We will be shipping machines as soon as they are available in summer 2017. Preorder yours here.
If you just can’t wait until summer to play, you can check out our full range of pinball machines for sale here, and if you don’t already, follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date with all of the latest pinball news.
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Ultimate Home Pinball Arcade & Games Room!

Have you ever dreamt of having your own home games room? Well, this is what it could look like! Check out this amazing private pinball collection belonging to one of our customers, complete with a total of 18 pinball machines.

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On one side of the room you’ll spot the ‘90s classics: Attack From Mars, Champion Pub, Cirqus Voltaire, Tales of the Arabian Nights, Bride of Pinbot, Fish Tales and White Water. On the other side, the latest Limited Edition family favourites: Star Trek Limited Edition by Stern, The Hobbit Smaug Edition, Ghostbusters Limited Edition, Walking Dead Limited Edition, Transformers Limited Edition and the Medieval Madness Remake—almost all of which are now available for sale on our pinball machines for sale page.

Our customer built his games room in 2013, opting for oak flooring, feature brick walls and even including a cinema! Initially the space was used to house a pool table, poker machine and a few arcade games, but after buying a couple of pinball machines from Pinball Heaven, he was surprised at just how much his family enjoyed them. Out went the pool table and in came more machines! But as our customer assures us, the collection hasn’t stopped growing yet, and we can’t wait to see what it looks like in another three years.

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Feeling inspired yet? If you’re thinking of building your own home games room, here are three important things to consider.

1. Variety

To get the most enjoyment out of your home games room, you’ll probably want to share it with your friends and family; offering a variety of different games for different people will keep everyone coming back for more. Appeal to the old-timers with vintage classics like Funhouse and Monster Bash, while keeping the millennial TV lovers on their toes with Stern’s Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead or retro fans will love Ghostbusters and Wizard of Oz!

2. Player appeal

If you feel like branching out to build your collection, you may find that a lot of old arcade games lose their appeal rather quickly, especially if you’re playing on your own. One of the best things about pinball machines is that they are inherently random—a surefire way to keep things exciting and keep boredom at bay and can be enjoyed on your own or as part of a group of friends battling for the high score of the night!  Pinball machines are never the same game twice unlike video games, pinball is easy to understand yet difficult to master.

3. Individuality

The best home games rooms will really show attention to detail, providing an almost other-worldly space that you just won’t want to leave. This can be achieved in many different ways, including blacklight carpet, collectibles/memorabilia and lighting effects. You can use neon signs, track lighting or even pimp out your pinball machines’ playfields with lamps and LEDS

As your games room grows bigger, reliability also becomes increasingly important, which is why we offer assistance with the maintenance and upkeep of your collection. Our free technical support and onsite pinball repair service will help you to diagnose and solve any problems, saving you from technical headaches down the road.

If you think you’re ready to take on the fun and exciting challenge of building the ultimate home games room, look no further than Pinball Heaven. With the largest stock of brand new games of any UK dealer and a 2 year onsite warranty with every purchase, we are undoubtedly one of the best sources in the UK for pinball collectors. Whether it’s your first pinball machine or your fifth, we’ll ensure you find the right machine for you.

Get started right now by checking out our current pinball machines for sale, or if you’ve already got an awesome home pinball collection, make sure to send in photos for a chance to be featured on the blog. To keep up-to-date with the latest pinball news, be sure to follow Pinball Heaven on Twitter.

Stern Premium pinball machines for sale in September

Stern Premium pinball machines for sale in the UK landing September.

September is set to be an exciting month for Pinball Heaven with four new premium machines available from Stern. Which machine should you buy? Let’s take a closer look at some of the individual features to help you decide. Whether you’re a ghost buster or a Trekkie, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the selection.

Ghostbusters Premium Pinball Machine

Travel back to the ‘80s with this vibrant, retro machine based on the classic film. Featuring the hit theme song by Ray Parker Jr., beautiful hand drawn artwork by renowned illustrator Jeremy Packer a.k.a. Zombie Yeti and custom narration from none other than Ernie Hudson — the original Winston Zeddemore — the game is specifically designed to be easy to play but difficult to master.

Along with a motorised and fully interactive target in the form of the notorious Slimer, players will also find a colour-changing Marshmallow Man toy, an interactive ghost hologram target with animations, “paranormal” magnetic action slingshots, distinctive ramp architecture and additional custom moulded toys.

The exclusive layout features a magnetic diverter and scoring switches, uniting traditional pinball devices with unique multifunction two-way ramps. Also included is a modern take on a ball transfer target, two pop-up Scoleri Brothers rollover drop targets, a ball eject target and a captive ball target. See the full product features list here.

Following the recent reboot of the iconic series, Stern couldn’t have picked a better time to launch their Ghostbusters pinball machine. It may be all about Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy in 2016, but who could forget the original 1984 lineup of Bill Murray as Peter Venkman, Dan Ackroyd as Raymond Statz, Harold Ramis as Egon Spengler and Ernie Hudson as Winston Zeddemore?

With the Limited Edition model selling out in just 12 hours worldwide, you won’t want to waste any time now that the Ghostbusters Premium Pinball Machine is available for sale in the UK. If you think this might be the pinball machine for you, you’re in the right place—Pinball Heaven is the only UK supplier to have stock! See our listing here.

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Metallica Premium Pinball Machine

Stern’s collection of iconic rock and roll machines is growing, and the latest addition honours one of the world’s most influential rock bands. A must-have for heavy metal fans, the premium edition of the machine features art by Metallica’s choice artist, Dirty Donny, and a soundtrack of 12 Metallica songs—all performed by the band themselves.

Players will be able to bang both their heads and their flippers to classic Metallica hits including “Master of Puppets,” “Fuel,” “One” and “Fade to Black”, setting the tone for an exciting in-game experience. The band’s famously fast tempos and aggressive musicianship provide the perfect accompaniment to an action-packed game with unparalleled magnetic activity.

The Metallica Premium playfield is loaded with unique features including a 3 drop target inline bank, a captive ball assembly, stainless steel and wire ramps, plus a special custom moulded electric chair, snake & grave marker. See the full product features list here.

Formed in Los Angeles back in 1981, Metallica have been making iconic metal music for over three decades. What better way to celebrate their greatest hits than with this awesome machine? If you’re ready to rock your way to a new high score, Pinball Heaven is the only supplier with stock of the Metallica Premium Pinball Machine for sale in the UK. Available to order here.

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The Walking Dead Premium Pinball Machine

Calling all zombie fans! Complete with a new high-definition art package, gory dot matrix animations and an authentic soundtrack, The Walking Dead Premium Pinball Machine is full of gruesome features. Players will find themselves fighting to survive the zombie apocalypse alongside series icon, Sheriff Rick Grimes.

Set to The Walking Dead’s original score, the game includes multiple zombie toys and features familiar locations used on the show, such as the Prison and Cell Block C. Players will be given the chance to defeat Prison Walkers, collect supplies, complete various game missions and play action-packed modes that are sure to heighten the excitement.

The machine presents everything fans of the show would want in a flesh-eating pinball experience, including a special-effect fish tank with illuminated sculpted zombie heads, a player-controlled motorised crossbow pinball launcher and a whole host of additional targets for adrenaline-filled battles. Watch out for the Well Walker! See the full features list here.

Holding the title of the most watched series among adults aged 18-49, AMC’s The Walking Dead is based on a comic book series written by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The drama stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee, Norman Reedus as Daryl Dixon and Melissa McBride as Carol Peletier, and tells the story of the months and years following a zombie apocalypse.

Whether you’re a fan of The Walking Dead or simply a fan of gore and zombies, then this is the machine for you. The Walking Dead Premium Pinball Machine is now available in the UK and for sale here on Pinball Heaven, one of the only UK stockists. See our listing here.

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Star Trek Premium Pinball Machine

Take a seat in Captain Kirk’s chair with Stern’s first all-LED pinball machine. Inspired by the Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films, the Star Trek Premium Pinball Machine features all the bells and whistles a Trekkie could ask for, mapping out the classic battle between the heroic Enterprise team and the villainous Khan, as well as run-ins with Nero, Klingons and the Narada.

The game includes an animated battleship, three lightning fast ramps, three flippers, resettable memory drop targets and captivating effects such as phaser flashes and photon torpedoes. Thanks to the high-definition artwork, cosmic LED lighting, classic musical scores and custom voice callouts from Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy (Karl Urban), players will feel like they are flying through space at warp speed to rescue Spock and defeat the U.S.S. Vengeance.

The play field features seven multicoloured LED paths that lead gamers on fast and fluid colour-coded routes, complete with six missions for casual players and 18 complex treks to immerse enthusiast players deeper in the game. From the very start, players will have the chance to unlock special opportunities, collect bonus features and win a series of accolades called ‘The Captain’s Chair’. See the full features list here.

If you think you’re ready to embark on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation, this is definitely the game for you. The Star Trek Premium Pinball Machine is almost out of production and unlikely to be run again, meaning Pinball Heaven has some of the very last few for sale in the UK. See our full listing here.

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Found your perfect pinball match? Find our full range here.

Pinball Heaven has the largest stock of brand new games of any UK dealer. With our unique 2-year warranty, you can rest assured that your experience will be worry-free—even after the warranty has expired, you will still have access to our lifetime technical support package on your pinball machine.

To keep up-to-date with the latest pinball machines for sale, be sure to follow Pinball Heaven on Twitter.

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The Hobbit pinball machine arrives in the UK

After years of development, today we welcome The Hobbit Pinball Machine by Jersey Jack Pinball into the UK.

We got our distributor sample of The Hobbit pinball machine straight out of the Jersey Jack Pinball in factory in New Jersey, USA, by airfreight just in time for the 8 Bit Flip pinball gathering at Arcade Club in Bury for Easter weekend 2016.

But lets have a look at the day that was like Christmas at Pinball Heaven.  The day we take delivery of our distributor sample of The Hobbit pinball machine.  Limited Edition number 247!

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Time to open that box. WOW. Look at that artwork!

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All we have to do now is unpack the legs and bolts then attach to the cabinet and switch it on.  Wow again, beautiful!

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After quickly inserting the balls, its time for a few pre game checks to make sure nothing has come loose during shipping from the Jersey Jack Pinball factory in New Jersey, USA and then its time to have a game.

The first thing we notice is that by using the ring button located on the lockbar you can select 1 of 4 possible skill shots for bonus points.  Personally I liked the second skill shot which was rolling over the L O C K letters in the middle of the playfield, rolling over any one gives you a skill shot award but one shot which rolled over all 4 letters gave me 21,000 skill shot but has never been repeated since!

So spelling LOCK allows the balls to be “locked” for multiball, 3 shots up the right ramp when lit starts multiball. What this quick video for a multiball sequence!

A frantic multiball mode then starts with balls all over the place.

In each of the game modes the miniature screen guides you through your tasks and tells you time remaining in the mode etc.

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There is so much to do on this wonderful pinball machine it will keep anyone amused for hours.

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Hobbit pinball DWALF drop targets by SMAUG

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SMAUG with moving mouth and teeth “like swords”!

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Right ball popper and “barrel” jet bumpers

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Playfield detail

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Full playfield shot

The Hobbit pinball machine is for sale in 3 versions – Standard – Limited Edition – SMAUG special edition and can be ordered here.

Finally, game over looks like this.

 

 

Whether you want to look at pinball machines for sale or you simply want to talk to the most knowledgeable pinball machine experts in the UK, just get in touch as we are always happy to talk all things pinball!

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Stellar Performance from the Stern Star Trek Pinball Machine

Stern’s Star Trek Pinball Machine has been the best selling pinball machine of the last two years and, at Pinball Heaven, we can understand why. Designed by Steve Ritchie and based on the JJ Adams films, the Star Trek Pinball Machine has been a perennial favourite, standing the test of time for pinball fans in both the UK and worldwide.

Before we take a look at the pinball machines itself, let’s explore the Star Trek pinball machine story because the gameplay really is a classic in terms of good versus evil. Players are in the hot seat straight away, embarking on a journey to protect and defend the planets of the Federation. Your specific goal is to defeat the U.S.S Vengeance, rescuing Spock and other Starfleet colleagues in the process.

So, on to the gameplay. The Star Trek Pinball machine playfield features seven multicolored LED paths that lead gamers on easy-to-understand color-coded routes. There are six missions for casual players matched by 18 complex treks to immerse enthusiast players deeper in the game. As players attack an oncoming threat with three action-centered flippers, the all-LED playfield will captivate onlookers and enhance the player experience with features like phaser flashes and photon torpedoes.

With several different missions to choose from and superfast gameplay, the Star Trek Pinball Machine really does provide an immersive gaming experience including voice clips taken from 2 movies as well as custom speech by Karl Urban; Stern sent the actor a Star Trek Limited Edition as a thank you. In the opinion of everyone at Pinball Heaven, having custom speech from actors involved in the Star Trek films really adds to the game play and enjoyment.

The machine features a deep rule set, provides excellent flow and, should you wish, there are many modification options available that will allow you to customise your Star Trek pinball.

Of course, we couldn’t write a blog about Star Trek Pinball without a brief nod to Captain James T Kirk, so as an aside, does anyone know what the “T” stands for? Answers in the comments section if you do.

Does Pinball Heaven have Star Trek Pinball Machines for Sale?

Pinball Heaven currently has both the Pro Star Trek Pinball and Premium Star Trek Pinball  machines in stock and ready to grace the games’ rooms of pinball fans across the UK. Whether you want to look at pinball machines for sale or you simply want to talk to the most knowledgeable pinball machine experts in the UK, just get in touch as we are always happy to talk all things pinball!