Stern has been busy lately but interestingly enough the announcements this Summer have not been about brand new games on new licenses but rather brand new games based upon some of their older machines.
First they announced and released Iron Man Vault Edition. With this model they applied the upgrades that were initially introduced with Star Trek Pro, that being a redesigned backbox with the new speaker grill. All of the lights use LEDs and the toys have been molded into single pieces for “improved strength”.
For the new AC/DC Pro Improved Edition, they are making use of the license while they still have it through December 2014. According to the PR, it is pretty much the same idea with Iron Man Vault edition with the new backbox and all LED lighting. On top of that they have added a swinging bell toy. The unit is available now through a “small production run”, here are some photos:
Here is the PR for the AC/DC. I am hoping they do this for the TRON LE units but I probably shouldn’t pin to much hope on that (at least a TRON Pro, which I missed out on)
Stern Announces Improved AC/DC Pro Pinball Machine
World’s Leading Arcade-Quality Pinball Maker Offers AC/DC Pro With Improved LED Lighting and Swinging Bell
MELROSE PARK, IL – August 5, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, announced an upgraded AC/DC Pro model with all LED lighting and a newly designed swinging bell.
Originally released in early 2012, AC/DC and Stern Pinball have made history by creating a fan-favorite pinball game and an iconic pop culture classic.
The new AC/DC LED Pro features technological upgrades implemented by Stern in its current Pro models. In addition to the LEDs and the swinging bell, the new AC/DC LED Pro is manufactured with Stern’s updated modern metal and wood back box with a decaled cabinet and speaker housing. All the other great game features, art and music are unchanged from Stern’s earlier AD/DC Pro.
“With the AC/DC license expiring at the end of December 2014, we wanted to offer our operators and enthusiasts a great earning game with the enhanced features that we’ve recently developed,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.
Stern is planning a small immediate production run on this upgraded game so order while supplies last.
Pricing and Availability:
Pro Version: $5,595 (MSRP)