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Here it is – the upcoming TRON Pinball machine by Stern. I’m a little surprised that we’re seeing it in it’s full glory this soon, as usually Stern just teases the cabinet artwork first and the playfield later. As for what we see here, we’ve got the disc spinner at the top of the field with a Recognizer hovering overhead, a couple of light-cycles in the back and even a TRON Arcade machine there. They are 3D models as well, which is much nicer than flat plastic cutouts. As for our prior expectations, I don’t see any EL wire on the playfield, perhaps that will go into the limited edition and of course they continue to use the archaic monochromatic display, which just looks more and more antiquated as they handle these licenses which focus on the latest cutting edge CG. At the very least the backglass is supposed to have the same 3D parallaxing effect that they used with the backglass on Avatar pinball. I look forward to giving this a try soon as it is slated for a release sometime in May, with the Limited Edition in June.