Stern Pinball Announces Immediate Availability of Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Melons Pinball Machine

Taken from the Stern Facebook Page. Video Of The First Whoa Nellie Off The Line at Stern: 11077386_10153146898384244_200816576933321367_o 10483257_10153146352944244_2867307948597461664_o MELROSE PARK, IL – March 20, 2015 – Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games, and Whizbang Pinball LLC officially announced the availability of their Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM pinball machine. Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM pinball takes players on a journey through the Mellon Family farm renowned for abundant produce. Players score points on the farm operated by the lovely Melony Mellon and her twin sisters while avoiding the wrath of their over-protective shotgun-wielding father. The colorful easy-to-learn game features a fun classically styled pinball playfield tuned for a balance of randomness and skilled shooting challenges. The game rewards players of all skill levels. “Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM offers an entertaining classic pinball experience,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We’re excited to work with Whizbang Pinball to provide players and operators with a unique pinball game and a fun playing experience.” “I love the combination of designing a retro-style playfield powered by today’s latest technology,” said Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball co-founder. This unique blend of classic and modern technologies creates a new breed of pinball machine that presents pinball as an art form while maintaining the reliability and serviceability of modern commercial pinball machines. The playfield, backglass, and cabinet art and styling, central to the game’s unique visual quality, feature detailed original characters and fresh hand-drawn artwork that blend elements of mid-century pin-up art and classic pinball themes. Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM offers many unique features including: · Original retro-style playfield designed by Dennis Nordman · Original retro-style hand-drawn graphics by Greg Freres featuring fresh fruit, a cool truck and the ever popular Mellon family · A unique, durable, weathered fruit crate cabinet design · A supplemental set of powder-coated legs for ease of operation and transportation · A standard coin-door for location play · Illuminated mechanical score reels · Retro-style bumper caps and flipper bats · Dual-action bullseye melon targets · A retro mechanical Knocker · Space for crushed beer cans to set the perfect playfield angle (players can choose their own brand or use Whoa Nellie! branded cans) Pricing and Availability: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (“MSRP”) for the United States: US$6,499 Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world. Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy MelonsTM merchandise and accessories are now available through the Stern Shop: and select authorized distributors and dealers around the world. About Whizbang Pinball LLC Founded in 2009 by Greg Freres and Dennis Nordman, Whizbang Pinball LLC is a design studio that presents boutique pinball as a new art form by integrating its extensive pinball industry experience with its artistic vision for a unique combination of art and technology. 11081111_10153153675299244_7449865729150061414_n 11081491_10153153675159244_7232371138120054052_n 11081499_10153153677319244_6790252672750786339_n 11082641_10153153677814244_80454902089809525_n 11081444_10153153677449244_5061902121078441224_n 11080936_10153153677689244_5853758771092070415_n 10931366_10153153676014244_8855334410295069203_n 10987305_10153153676934244_5994754260343114833_n 11074448_10153153676589244_4259735675082316072_n 11052412_10153153677569244_3728543103395046290_n 10649660_10153153675899244_5025990157481207671_n 150791_10153153675594244_5712338108607575274_n 11084269_10153153677134244_4606192605269202338_n 10150799_10153153676784244_3995664447977615104_n


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