Production has started on the next major pinball game, The Mandalorian, from the Stern factory in Illinois, US.
The Mandalorian pinball machine, based on the highly successful Star Wars TV series, includes a large custom sculpture of Grogu, authentic video and audio from seasons one and two, and exclusive custom speech performed by actor Carl Weathers (Greef Karga). The game includes the iconic title theme song by Ludwig Göransson and hand-drawn artwork by comic artist Randy Martinez.
As usual, this Stern model comes in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition versions. The Limited Edition model (pictured), of which only 750 will be produced, includes an exclusive full colour mirrored backglass inspired by the titular character's Beskar armor, custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss powder-coated pinball armour, a custom designer-autographed bottom arch, exclusive inside art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, a sequentially numbered plaque, and Certificate of Authenticity.
The company has this year increased its production by 20 per cent and plans to see that rise by another 25 per cent over the next few months.
“Star Wars is timeless and our players have enjoyed every pinball machine reimagined by the iconic space saga,” said Gary Stern, chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “Stern’s new pinball machine, inspired by The Mandalorian, continues that tradition with an engaging and exciting story for an entirely new generation of fans around the world. Collaborating with Lucasfilm, we have brought all of the suspense, excitement, and action from the Star Wars galaxy into a one-of-a-kind pinball adventure perfect for any location or home gameroom.”