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New for the Holidays! Home Pac Man Air Hockey Table

New for the Holidays! Home Pac Man Air Hockey Table 673 344 Gad Vending

For the Pac Man enthusiast! Designed specifically for home play, our Pac Man Air Hockey table has all the original sounds and fun of the classic arcade game.

Add this to your home game room along with a Classic-Cade arcade game. Pinball. Digital darts.

Home Game Rooms Are Forever Changed with COVID

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Across the Midwest, Greater America Vending (GAD) has seen an increase in demand of new home game rooms.

“People working and schooling from home are looking for better ways to take a break,” according to Mike Dobel, principal at GAD. “Especially with games that can be played in tournament style – in home or over the internet. “

And, our game manufacturers are responding.

New for fall includes: 

  • Golden Tee 2021 Home Edition
  • Pac Man Air Hockey
  • Stern Pinball Star Wars Comic Art game
  • Stern Pinball Avengers: Infinity Wars Home Edition

All of the game manufacturers are responding to increase demand and at GAD Vending there are games coming in daily. This may not be enough! All games are first come, first serve.

Our offices are located in Omaha, KC and Des Moines. Call for game availability. To order. Or for parts and service on existing games.

Happy Holidays! Fill Your Stocking with Pinball and Arcade Games

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GAD Stocks Pinball and Games!

Home game rooms are all the rage with COVID. And, the most demanded holiday gift looks to be pinball in the stocking.

Don’t wait. Availability will be limited on many titles.

Warehouses for pick-up are located in Omaha; Kansas City; and Des Moines.

COVID has changed the Pinball industry

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GAD adapts and expands across the Midwest

(Omaha, NE  November 17, 2020) With the continuing isolation and work from home imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic more and more people are repurposing space into home game rooms and arcades. This has caused a shortage of arcade games across the country. Greater America Distributing (GAD) is uniquely positioned to answer the demand.

Mike Dobel and Larry Bailey, owners of Greater America Distributing (GAD), are expanding personnel to meet the new demands.  With a number of recent retirements, Andy Dobel is welcomed as a new partner.  Armed with an outside perspective, Andy sees expanding opportunities in the markets they serve as the pandemic continues to heavily impact people’s lives, especially in the sales and service of arcade and pinball games for the home.

After a 16-year career in the railroad industry, Andy brings a new outlook to the distributor side of vending and games.  “Our role in our customer’s success has never been more important.  We strive to ensure we provide all the resources and expertise necessary to keep our line of products performing their best,” says Andy Dobel.  A strong background in logistics and customer service gives the younger Dobel a uniquely positioned skill set to slide into his new role quickly.

Homebound families are constantly looking for a fun break. This includes quick competition between people either in the same household or anywhere in the world.  “One of my goals is to provide unique remote gameplay to engage everyone in the family,” says Mike Dobel. “Many of our games come configured to connect via the internet to allow remote head-to-head or team competitions. With competition play in mind, we stock games for all ages.”

With the increase in demand, the industry is experiencing a strain on supply. “Thanks to our long standing relationship with the pinball manufacturers we are able to keep a large number of game titles in stock in the face of increased demand,” according to Bailey.  “GAD is also able to outfit any home with a complete game room from online darts and Golden Tee to pinball and even the nostalgic Multicade consoles featuring Pacman, Galaga, Space Invaders and dozens more.”

With offices and warehouses in Omaha, Des Moines and Kansas City, GAD is able to stock new and used equipment and parts. Our sales and service departments are working at full staff to keep our essential commercial operating at peak efficiencies while taking on the new residential demands. Curbside pickup is available for all our equipment and parts.

Shipping This Week: 2021 Home Golden Tee

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Did you order yours Golden Tee Home Edition? There’s a lot of demand but we are happy to let you know when yours can arrive.

We have offices in Kansas City, Des Moines and Omaha.

If you are updating your existing machine and need parts – GAD Vending stocks Golden Tee parts. Pick up or ship to you.

Last Chance: Black Knight Sword of Rage Pinball

Last Chance: Black Knight Sword of Rage Pinball 650 650 Gad Vending

Featuring a custom sculpted, interactive, and multi-functional Black Knight bash toy, players go to battle directly against the Black Knight while rocking to a legacy sound package composed and performed by Scott Ian of Anthrax with Brendon Small, adrenalizing the audio experience for players on their pinball quest.  Includes custom speech by Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies.

For pricing, more information, call GAD Vending.

 

2021 GOLDEN TEE HOME EDITION Ships Week of Oct 26!

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2021 Golden Tee Home Editions will start shipping the week of October 26th. Reserve your game today!

Complete your game room or man cave with the most popular arcade game ever made. Seen in more than 15,000 bars and restaurants around the world, the Golden Tee Home Edition is the same exact game that millions of players have fallen in love with over the past three decades. It comes equipped with more than 85 courses—allowing players the opportunity to compete on original, breathtaking designs around the globe. The game comes jam-packed with game modes, including the all-new Campaign feature that allows golfers to challenge PGA Tour legend John Daly. Bring your game online to access specialty equipment, monitor your stats, compete in global contests and access exclusive courses and content.

2021 Golden Tee Home Edition Features:

  • New Courses in Golden Tee’s Campaign Mode! Climb the ladder and become a Golden Tee Champion. Conquer Golf Legend John Daly and more than a dozen other rivals!
  • Events Mode gets BIGGER and BETTER for the Home Edition! Compete in Custom Contests from Your Home. 9-hole events and Money Shot events will give you even more chances to compete for prizes! (Yes, you can play for money if your state allows it!)*
  • 10 new Freaky Friday Courses make their way to Casual Mode! Play Custom, Popular Courses Anytime You Want! New Designs Released Throughout the Year!
  • MORE THAN 90 COURSES! FIVE All-New, Spectacular Courses PLUS, Two More Time-Released Courses and 10 NEW Freaky Casual Courses

*AZ, NJ, SD, LA, AK are not allow per state restriction to play for prizes.

Golden Tee 2021 Pre-Release Game Locations Available Now!

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Golden Tee 2021 pre-releases have been sent out to operators! We make it as easy as possible to find a Golden Tee game near you with two options:

Option 1

If you are using an internet browser, navigate to goldentee.com/locations. There you will find locations near you with a 21 on the location a red pin.

Option 2

On your Apple or Android devices, you can use the GT Caddy app. Click on Places on the main screen in the middle right to find games on your device. All 2021 updated machines will have a gray location pin and a generic Golden Tee logo when you click on the location.

Download GT Caddy for Apple & Android devices below!
Apple: Click Here
Android: Click Here

 

Newsmax: The 12 Best Products Made in America

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Best Made in America Products According to Newmax:

Many U.S. consumers want to buy products made in their home country to support job creation, fair wages, and more. But you don’t have to buy U.S.-made products just for those reasons: Some of the best products in the world are made here at home.

From Crayola crayons to Jack Daniel’s whiskey — there are dozens of top products made in the U.S., Cheapism.com took a look at some of those…

#11. On the cusp of dying, Stern Pinball helped revive the pinball craze with its games produced in Chicago. Originally founded 40 years ago, the company rebuilt itself to the local empire it is in 1999.

 

 

Stern Pinball Announces New Avengers: Infinity Quest Pinball Machines

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CHICAGO, IL – Press Release -September 2, 2020 – 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 based on the Super Heroes and Super Villains featured in Marvel Comics’ hit comic book series Avengers.  The Avengers: Infinity Quest pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

For over 50 years the Avengers have delighted fans through comic books, television series and movies.  In this pinball adventure, players will transform into their favorite Super Heroes as they battle Thanos and his minions across the cosmos.  On his unrelenting quest for intergalactic omnipotent power, it’s a race to hunt down and recover the six Infinity Gems before Thanos gets his hands on them.  It’s up to the player to stop Thanos and the Black Order from succeeding in this action-packed pinball experience.

“Like the Avengers, our team of designers, programmers, artists, and engineers have assembled to bring this universe to life in pinball form through incredible artwork, design, visuals, and sounds.  This comic book universe has remained a staple in pop culture since first appearing in 1963.  Through Avengers: Infinity Quest pinball machines, that tradition will carry on for current and future generations of fans,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models all feature an interactive Dr. Strange spinning kinetic sling ring disc with dual direction velocity detection, aiding players on their journey to opening portals and starting Infinity Gem quests.  All models feature a gravity defying Avengers Tower magnetic lock ramp with gravitational vari-target and magnet hold, capturing pinballs in midair as players unlock Iron Man Multiball.  In addition to distinct hand-drawn artwork, all models feature an Avengers Computer Bingo grid 3-target drop bank, a Thor captive ball, Hulk spinning target, custom intricate wireform ramps, and 3 full size flippers.

The Premium and Limited Edition models feature an interactive Dr. Strange motorized pop-up disc scoop, transporting pinballs into an underground Portal, a visible subway capable of holding and staging up to 3 balls through custom playfield windows accentuated with dynamic RGB lighting effects.  These models also include a custom sculpted Thanos Infinity Gauntlet integrated with atmospheric light-up gems, a Captain Marvel inverse gravity custom wireform ramp, and a Pym Laboratories vertical up-kicker.

The LE model is limited to 500 units globally.  This limited version includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored backglass, exclusive custom themed cabinet artwork, a custom autographed bottom arch, exclusive custom art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball glass, a shaker motor, and a sequentially numbered plaque.

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 6,199

Premium Model:                                              $US 7,799

Limited Edition Model:                                     $US 9,199

Avengers: Infinity Quest pinball machines are available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball.  Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise.  Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man.  A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball’s games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.  To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.