Pinball Coming Back to the Mainstream

August 12, 2011

Pinball Coming Back to the Mainstream
Written by Stern Pinball
Friday, 12 August 2011 15:41

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MELROSE PARK, IL – August 11, 2011– Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s only maker of real pinball games has been featured in three different major news stories in the past month including one on the CBS Sunday Evening News and two back-to-back stories on CNN Money.

The CBS story focuses on the growth of location pinball and looks at the thriving Portland pinball community. The CNN Money stories tell the history of Stern Pinball, Inc. and how to make a new pinball machine from start to finish. “News stories like these are great for generating more awareness of pinball and our company. Pinball is definitely enjoying a world wide resurgence and it’s great to see,” said Gary Stern, founder and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

Links to the articles:

CBS: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7375966n&tag=contentMain;contentBody

CNN: http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/07/15/t-tt-making-pinball.cnnmoney

http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/2011/06/30/t-tt-stern-pinball.cnnmoney/

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., located just outside Chicago, Illinois, designs and manufactures arcade-quality pinball games. Stern is the only maker of full-sized, arcade quality pinball games on the planet and has released many popular games including Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman, The Rolling Stones and many more. Stern’s games continue to be enjoyed by both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe.

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ICE Debuts Shell Game Addition To Price Is Right Redemption Lineup

August 9, 2011

Ice The Price is Right Shell Game

Innovative Concepts in Entertainment said it is shipping the latest in its growing line of officially licensed “The Price is Right” redemption games. The new model, The Price Is Right Shell Game, incorporates the play principle of the ancient thimblerig or shell game — but an honest one.

The player surmounts two challenges to win a prize. The first is to keep track of a diamond that is displayed on the game’s 32″ horizontal LCD monitor that moves swiftly from one inverted cup to another (five in all), and when the shuttling stops, to choose the cup hiding the jewel.

Success with that first step allows the patron to advance to the Showcase Showdown: a video graphics depiction of the trademark big wheel spinning and a chance to win the super bonus.

The Price Is Right Shell Game measures 95″ high (with eye-catching marquee publicizing the Super Bonus) and features a space-saving footprint that is only 35″ wide x 32″ deep. Options include a stool for sitdown play, a bill validator and an interface for a card reader. It runs on 110V., 6A. or 220V., 3A. power. The game is designed for economical packing in standard containers for international sales: 20- and 40-ft. containers will accommodate 12 and 24 Shell Games, respectively.

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Platinum Heights Multi Level Redemption Game Now Shipping

August 9, 2011

Family Fun Platinum Heights

platinum heights

Family Fun Companies is now shipping its new multi-level skill stop Platinum Heights, first debuted to the trade at Amusement Expo.

To win the jackpot, the player must land the yellow arrow in the “advance” space on the first two wheels to play the jackpot wheel. This seems simple enough, but each advance space offers ticket value that will test the player’s confidence about moving up to the next level or taking the prize that is offered.

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Smart Industries: See how much a Monster Crane can earn

August 9, 2011

BIG PRODUCT = BIG PROFITS
* THE MONSTER CRANE *

Smart Monster Crane

Average earnings of $600-800 per week (on a typical $3.00 vend)

Perfect for:
Bowling Alleys • Truck Stops
Movie Theatres • FEC’s • Skating Rinks,
and many more!

Product cost for this machine is available as low as a $4.50 average.

Do not miss out on this opportunity for big profits with THE MONSTER CRANE, only from Smart Industries.

THE MONSTER CRANE
DESCRIPTION:
The Monster Crane was designed to hit locations that want larger plush but do not have the room for an enormous machine. The Monster Crane can hold 15” to 35” plush prizes. With the Monster Crane there is practically no maintenance, it can be put on a street route location and you won’t have to worry about it. The Monster Crane comes with a yellow or black cabinet (and red or blue decals). You may also have your Monster Crane decals customized.

FEATURES:
EXCLUSIVE 3 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
1 – Monster Claw Assembly (15″-35″ soft plush)
2 – Prize Detection System
3 – DBA w/ 500 Stacker (CoinCo)
4 – Happ Double Coin Mechanism
5 – Joystick
6 – Interactive Sound System
7 – LED Credit/Timer Readout
8 – Locking Coin Box
9 – Steel Security Padlock Tabs
10 – High Security Steel Console
11 – Tempered Safety Glass
12 – Tamper Resistant / Coat Hanger Proof Cabinet
13 – Rope Lights
14 – 7th Gen. Microprocessor Game Board
15 – Patented 2 Cabinet design makes set-up easy, fits through standard doorways
16 – Child-proof prize box
17 – Standard cabinet colors: black, yellow, or red
18 – Prize Hole: 10″ x 14″

OPTIONS:
CUSTOM GRAPHICS AVAILABLE
CALIFORNIA / NEW JERSEY LEGAL
1 – DBA With 300 Bill Stacker (Pyramid)
2 – DBA With 300 Bill Stacker (ICT)
3 – DBA With 500 Bill Stacker (Pyramid)
4 – DBA With 500 Bill Stacker (ICT)
5 – DBA With 500 Bill Stacker (MARS)
6 – DBA With 500 Bill Stacker (CoinCo)
7– Canadian DBA with 300 Bill Stacker (CoinCo)
8 – 2nd DBA installed in console
9 – Looney/Tooney Coin Mech
10 – Push Button Control
11 – 220 VAC Transformer

DIMENSIONS:
The Monster Crane
60″ x 73″ x 76″ – Weight: 970 lbs

SHIPPING DIMENSIONS:
Box 1
46″ x 67″ x 85″ – Weight: 514 lbs.
Box 2
46″ x 67″ x 85″ – Weight: 612 lbs.

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Snap Shot Photo Booth, Now with Social Media Functions!!!!

July 26, 2011

Snap Shot Photo

Snapshot Now Has Facebook and Email Functions!

Snapshot players can now send their two favorite photos to an Email or Facebook account, PLUS upload them to the Snapshot Wall, a Facebook page where they can see other Snapshot photos, win photo contests, and more!

The Snapshot social media function utilizes a touch-screen keyboard where players can type in a Facebook account or an email address to which they would like to send their photos. Photos are transferred immediately to the player’s account. Today’s players demand the latest technology, and Snapshot delivers!

SNAP SHOT FEATURES:

WI-FI Enabled
Send Photos to Facebook or Email
Update photos to the Snapshot Wall
User Friendly Touchscreen Interface
Small Footprint: Less than 2 square feet
Lightweight and easy to transport.
Low-Cost media: under $ .16 per print!
Logo and or message on every print.
Extensive party rental settings.
Commercial quality 4″ x 6″ photos.
Present photos on USB drive to party host.

“Both children and adults enjoy interacting with the Snapshot, and it’s a great way for families to have fun together.” Justin Rip, Owner, Shenaniganz LBE

“My Team loved how easy the game is to set up and the compact space it required. And our ROI is over 600% since the photo paper only cost us about $0.16 per play!” Tom Hirt, Owner, TNT Amusements.

Snap Shot Photo Booth

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Smart Industries has the best-looking candy crane ever!

July 15, 2011

Candy Crane

CANDY CRANE HOUSE
from Smart Industries

“The Smart Candy House cranes are an excellent addition to my locations. I added two units side by side in one location and the kids play them constantly. The look is so unique. When kids see the flashing lollipops on the corners, they head straight for them. Without a doubt, every Amusement Center, Bowling Alley, FEC, and Skating Rink should have this crane in their locations. The results are in the cashbox.”
– Kreider Amusement Company

Kids will be drawn from all around to this bright, attractive crane. From the candy rope lights and light-up roof to the big lollipop on top, this crane will keep them coming back over and over again. Perfect as a “winner every time” crane. Fits through standard doorways with roof attached, and fits under standard 8′ ceilings with lollipop topper added.

Features:

EXCLUSIVE 1 YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
1 – Prize Detection System
2 – Candy Rope Lights
3 – Light-up Roof
4 – Fiberglass Lollipop topper
5 – “Play Till You Win, Winner Every Time” / Selectable
6 – Tempered Safety Glass
7 – Tamper Resistant / Coat Hanger Proof Cabinet
8 – Metal console
9 – Happ Single Coin Mechanism
10 – Locking Coin Box
11 – Joystick
12 – Interactive Sound System
13 – 3 Finger Scoop Claw Assembly
14 – Drop playfield
15 – LED Credit/Timer Readout
16 – Prize Hole: 5.5″ x 8″

Options:

CUSTOM GRAPHICS AVAILABLE
CALIFORNIA LEGAL
1 – DBA With 300 Bill Stacker (Pyramid)
2 – DBA With 300 Bill Stacker (ICT)
3 – DBA With 300 Bill Stacker (MARS)
4 – Canadian DBA with 300 Bill Stacker (CoinCo)
(Coin Mech changes to single coin comparator mech when adding a DBA)
5 – 2 Finger Candy Claw Assembly
6 – Small Claw Assembly
7 – Looney/Tooney Coin Mech
8 – 220 Volt AC Transformer

DIMENSIONS:
25″ x 28″ x 77″ – Weight: 200 lbs.
(89″ height after adding
Lollipop topper pieces)

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Lai SnapShot Photo Booth – Great for Party Rentals.

July 13, 2011

LAI Snapshot Photo Booth

LAI’s Snapshot photo booth, while a clear winner in traditional coin-op locations, was also designed to be perfect for party and event rental. This well-established, multi-billion dollar industry is a huge and largely untapped market for portable photo booths with event rental features. 30% of LAI’s total Snapshot sales and 1/3rd of Snapshot sales at the IAAPA expo last November were to party rental companies. They are on the lookout for new entertainment options for their customers’ birthday parties, mitzvahs, graduations, and other special events. Photo booths and other portable amusement games make a great addition to their existing lineup of inflatables, climbing walls, etc.

LAI has attended many party rental conventions, such as The Special Event and Partyfest, and Snapshot is always a huge hit. We also held an Open House for the 80+ party rental companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, with great results.

Earnings
Party rental Snapshot owners report by far the fastest and best ROI of any operators. With Snapshot rental rates from $750 – $1000 per event, and the extremely low cost of consumables, they can easily make back their investment within 3 months of purchase.

New Snapshot Features
In addition to the extensive party rental features, Snapshot now has email and Facebook capability! Guests can email 2 of their photos to the person of their choice, or upload them to their Facebook page.

“The Snapshot is the perfect addition to my party rental business. I rent it for $800 per event, and the ROI is incredible. My guests always have a great time with Snapshot.”

-Barry LeFlore, Owner,
Texas Sumo Party Rentals

Party Rental Features

Two ways to charge guests – by the photo or by the hour.
All photos stored on a USB drive, and can be presented to party host.
Lightweight and easy to transport.
Small footprint: under 2 square feet
Low-cost media: under $0.16/print!
Custom logo and/or message at the bottom of every print.
No attendant required.

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