October 04

NEWS : STERN RELEASES NEW COMIC BOOK ARTWORK FOR STAR WARS PINBALL MACHINE

Star Wars themed Comic Art pinball machines feature the artwork of one of today’s most popular artists, Randy Martinez. Randy has been illustrating for over 30 years receiving countless accolades of his work. Through a broad spectrum of his skills, Randy has been creating cartoons, caricatures, illustrations, paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm since 1999.

Randy’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine, before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for Star Wars Insider. Randy was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV, Celebration V and Celebration Europe.


#ForceFriday Stern Pinball Announces New Star Wars™ Comic Art Pro and Premium Edition Pinball Machines

CHICAGO, IL – October 4, 2019 – Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, announced today the availability of a new line of pinball machines celebrating the iconic comic artwork from the Star Wars galaxy. Star Wars themed Comic Art pinball machines will be available in Pro and Premium Edition models.

Star Wars themed Comic Art pinball machines feature the artwork of one of today’s most popular artists, Randy Martinez. Randy has been illustrating for over 30 years receiving countless accolades of his work. Through a broad spectrum of his skills, Randy has been creating cartoons, caricatures, illustrations, paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm since 1999.

Randy’s art first appeared in Star Wars Kids Magazine, before he quickly moved on to create cartoons and caricatures for Star Wars Insider. Randy was chosen to create the official key art for Star Wars Celebration IV, Celebration V and Celebration Europe.

“Fans of both pinball and Star Wars will be impressed by this hand-drawn comic artwork. It is stunning and captures everything a true Star Wars fan could ever want in their pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

The Star Wars themed Comic Art Pro and Star Wars Comic Art Premium machines made by Stern are packed with features that provide an irresistible game experience. The game includes select dialogue and footage from the original Star Wars trilogy, color-changing LED-lighted inserts, and a sculpted TIE fighter. All models feature two LCD screens. The Premium model also features art representing an exploding Death Star, a sculpted LED-lit Millennium Falcon and an interactive hyperspace loop that encircles the playfield and can accommodate up to 5 pinballs at once.

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations on the video display. SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing. The state-of-the-art electronic system also powers a high-fidelity 3-channel audio system that is three times more powerful than audio systems of previous generations.

Pricing and Availability:

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price:

MSRP for sales to USA end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.
Pro Model: $US 5,999
Premium Edition Model: $US 7,599

Star Wars themed Comic Art pinball is available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.


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Star Wars Pinball Machine Gets Gorgeous Comic Art Makeover – First Images and Video

The Force is stronger with this one.

Stern Pinball Inc.’s Star Wars Pinball machine, originally released in 2017, is getting a makeover, with original, hand-drawn “Comic Art” from long time Lucasfilm artist Randy Martinez. The first version of Stern’s Star Wars had pretty cool original compositions on its side art and backglass, but it sadly featured a lacking, photo-real art scheme on the playfield that just didn’t feel very Star Wars. Despite the interesting gameplay, movie clips, and fantastic sound, the original art package held Star Wars back from being truly great. The Comic Art version seems to remedy this. Here’s a taste of what each cabinet looks like (much more below!):ic Art Pro model trailer at the top of this page, and a first look at the cabinets, playfields, and toys of both the Pro and Premium models below.

First Images and Details: Stern Star Wars Comic Art Premium Model

Below is a gallery of images of the Premium version of Star Wars with Comic Art including close-up shots of the many toys and features on the playfield as well as the art on the cabinet itself. The Premium version of Star Wars features the noticeable addition of metal ramps (instead of plastic), the hyperspace metal wireform ramp around the entire playfield, and an exploding Death Star toy — all of which aren’t found in the Pro. It also has unique side and backbox art. Check out the images below for a look at all of the machine’s art:

https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/10/04/stern-star-wars-pinball-machine-gets-gorgeous-comic-book-art-makeover-first-images-and-video?fbclid=IwAR2pKrdiuVj6bJ-qQa9MTHSEgfRTFAFsnEirXenlxwUlKWWLve_NUjilhG8