Aerosmith pinball is out!

Stern Pinball Gets Back in the Rock and Roll Saddle With Its Release Of Aerosmith Pinball

Leading Pinball Manufacturer and Global Brand Management Firm Epic Rights Announce Newest Addition to Rock Lineup

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Stern Pinball, Inc. 

Jan 05, 2017, 13:02 ET

LK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill., Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, and Epic Rights, Aerosmith's global licensing agent, jointly announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines that honor the classic and iconic rock band, Aerosmith. 

Stern Pinball's Aerosmith machines reflect the high-energy and excitement that accompanies the experience of a live Aerosmith concert.  Players will rock to nine famous Aerosmith hits in the concert arena playfield and embark on an exhilarating pinball experience.  Players score points and finish game objectives to raise the audience's levels of energy, thrill and enjoyment.  Higher scores amplify the experience–the higher the energy level, the bigger and louder the show–resulting in an Aerosmith pinball experience that cannot be matched. 

The hard-hitting feisty American rock group best known for their powerful fusion of rock and blues has reached fans for more than four decades.  This colorful band includes the much loved pop culture personalities of Steven Tyler and Joe Perry.  With sales of more than 70 million albums in the United States and more than 150 million albums worldwide. Aerosmith is one of the world's all time best-selling American rock bands.  To date, they have been awarded 25 gold albums, 18 platinum albums and 12 multi-platinum albums. 

"We're thrilled to have Aerosmith join the ranks of Stern Pinball's rock and roll line-up," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. "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." 

The Aerosmith machines all feature original hand-drawn art provided by "Dirty" Donny Gillies, who has produced work for bands including The Hellacopters, The Melvins, Queens of the Stone Age, The Wildhearts, Electric Frankenstein and the 5.6.7.8's, but is most noted for his work with metal band Metallica.  In addition, the machines feature custom speech from Brendon Small, creator of Metalocalypse, the American animated television series centering around a death metal band.  Players will be mesmerized by the interactive "Jacky on the Box" mechanical feature on the playfield.  Jacky sits on a toy box allowing players to launch pinballs through the air and slam dunk the steel ball into the box. The more balls launched into the box, the higher the opportunity for a player to earn multiballs.

"The Aerosmith pinball machines are an ideal way to expand the band's global brand because they provide a unique and fun experience for fans and consumers of all ages," said Lisa Streff, Executive Vice President, Global Licensing, of Epic Rights.

In addition to the heart pounding music and game experience, the machine features a full-color high-definition display.  In conjunction with Stern Pinball's new SPIKE-2 electronic platform, the display enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations.  The game includes a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.  Aerosmith Pinball entertains with an amazing array of modern and classic features, making it suitable for all skill levels.

 

Pricing and Availability:

Pro Model:

$US 6,199

Premium Model:

$US 7,899

Limited Edition Model:

$US 8,999

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Pop-art connoisseurs are treated to a mind-bending journey through the blistering paintings of San Francisco artist Dirty Donny Gillies. Take a visual tour of his vibrant, hand-drawn and screen-printed poster art series “Blacklight Rebellion” and hand-painted solo art show “Fantastic Voyage.” This ultimate collection of cool also includes his iconic work for Stern Pinball, metal giant Metallica, Vans Skate, Snap-On tools, and Cruz Pedregon’s Top Fuel Funny Car, not to mention work on his own air-brushed 1970s boogie van. The art attack continues with eye-melting imagery from skateboard decks, decal sets, toys, guitars, drums, and his series of model kits for AMT. Pop-art collectors will appreciate full-page photos from the likes of legendary street photographer Ricky Powell, as well as the commentary by Ed Robertson of the Bare Naked Ladies, Mastadon’s Bran Dailor, Brendon Small of animated series Metalocalypse, Howie Pyro, (Danzig, D-Generation) and fellow weirdo artist Skinner.

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