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Golden Tee PGA Tour Shipping July 2021. Taking Orders Now.

Golden Tee PGA Tour Shipping July 2021. Taking Orders Now. 516 685 GAD Vending


Golden Tee PGA Tour features:

  • All in one cabinet, no additional stands or TV’s to buy 
  • A refined control panel that features a 5” touchscreen display. 
  • A Near-Field-Communication (NFC) device for contactless login and payments, which will allow players to check-in and pay from their Apple and Android devices.  
  • The cabinet will also include LED lighting, cupholders and a 55” 4K commercial grade television that will optimize the visual and audio experience. 
  • 3 PGA TOUR courses each year plus over 80 Golden Tee courses 
  • TOUR Pass feature to keep players unlocking content all year long 
  • Yearly subscription will provide year around content delivered via WIFI.  

In case you can’t get enough TMNT

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NECA TMNT Walmart Exclusive:

Cowabunga, dudes!  Stern Pinball teamed up directly with NECA to serve up a heaping helping of total awesomeness in honor of the TMNT pinball game.  Exclusivley sold through select Walmart stores, this loot crate box includes pizza magnets, a Rocksteady and Bebop keychain, a Krang beanie, custom t-shirt, and an exclusive Shredder action figure…a definite collector’s item if you were lucky to get one!

Checking Walmart’s website today – all sold out.

(GAD isn’t affiliated with this product – only the TMNT Pinball from Stern. We just thought it too cool – and wanted to share.)

New! Stern Pinball Announces New Pinball Machine Inspired by The Mandalorian

New! Stern Pinball Announces New Pinball Machine Inspired by The Mandalorian 722 363 GAD Vending

CHICAGO, IL – May 11, 2021 –Stern Pinball, Inc., announces a new line of pinball machines inspired by the Emmy award-winning Star WarsTM series, The Mandalorianstreaming only on Disney+. These new pinball machines are available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models now.

The story of The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Galactic Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series follows the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

In this action-packed pinball quest, players are transported to a galaxy far, far away as they play as the Mandalorian, teaming up with key allies and protecting Grogu, while battling dangerous enemies and forces across their journey.

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, Inc. “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 game room.”

Prepare for battle on the gravity-changing, rotating Encounter upper mini playfield available on the Premium and Limited Edition models. This innovative, motorized rotating playfield is packed with six stand-up targets, lights, and two full-size flippers for high intensity pinball action.

Watch out for ambushes! Like the Mandalorian seen in the series, players can be ambushed by enemy forces. A dynamic inner loop shot activates an up/down horseshoe scoop ramp for fast, repeatable precision shooting, creating tense experiences on the Premium and Limited Edition models.

Players can navigate their way to multi-ball mayhem by hitting a unique hanging uplift target attached to a custom molded Razor Crest ship. Success in hitting the target qualifies a center ramp shot on the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models.

Features of The Mandalorian­-inspired pinball machines include 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 stunning hand-drawn artwork by Randy Martinez, one of today’s most popular comic artists.

Only 750 limited-edition machines will be available. The limited edition version includes an exclusive full color mirrored back glass inspired by Beskar armor, iconic custom cabinet artwork, custom high gloss powder-coated pinball armor, 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.

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

The Mandalorian-inspired pinball machines and accessories are available now through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. © & TM Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

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 Led Zeppelin, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Stranger Things, Elvira’s House of Horrors, Jurassic Park, Black Knight: Sword of Rage, The Munsters, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, and Batman.  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.

About GAD 

Greater American Distributing (GAD) is an authorized distributor of Stern Pinball. GAD is a Midwest operator, seller/distributor and service department for video arcade machines, pinball games, vending, music and simulators. GAD is located in Kansas City, Des Moines, and Omaha with warehouses and services the Midwest region. GAD sells to commercial, business and home customers. Check out our website to find out more about the huge range of products we offer, backed up by years of experience.


All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

Stern Stranger Things Pinball

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Can’t wait for the new season of Stranger Things? Pay your Netflix just so you can watch the Stranger Things reruns? Check the blog sites for a release date daily (probably not in 2021, sometime in 2022!)

Get your fix with a Stern Pinball Stranger Things as only Stern can bring to you. The music. The escape. The Upside Down. Add a topper for an even better experience.

Stern pinball created three versions of Stranger Things. All are available at GAD for arcade, restaurant, commercial or home use.


Greater America Distributing is a global operator, seller/distributor and service department for video arcade machines, pinball games, vending, music and simulators. GAD is an authorized dealer for Stern Pinball. Check out our website to find out more about the huge range of products that we offer, backed up by years of experience.

What is PinClash? Qualifications End Friday, 4/30

What is PinClash? Qualifications End Friday, 4/30 437 562 GAD Vending

What is PinClash?

An open qualifying, single elimination head-to-head pinball tournament for pinball streamers

Presented by IE Pinball

Machine: Stern Pinball’s Avengers Infinity Quest

When To Watch: June 12, 2021 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific on IE Pinball.

When To Qualify: Qualifications are open Sunday, March 28 through Friday, April 30, 2021 at 9pm Pacific on Battle Royale Challenge Mode. Join the Official PinClash Discord Server for more details and to submit qualification attempts.

Format: Two competitors battle heads-up on the same title from separate locations over a total of 3 matches. Each player will receive a point value based upon their performance in each match. The player with the higher point value at the end of the round advances. The player with the lower point total is eliminated.

Entry Fee: Qualification rounds are FREE to enter. Finalists (Top 24) will have a $50 fee to enter the final tournament.

Capacity: 24 participants, selected via a qualification period on Avengers Inifinity Quest Battle Royale Challenge mode.

Current Prizes: 1st Place – $1,000 Guaranteed + Stern Avengers Infinity Quest Playfield + $200 PinMonk Gift Certificate + $250 The Art of Pinball Gift Certificate + Stern Translite!
2nd Place – 50% of remaining prize pool + $100 PinMonk Gift Certificate + $250 The Art of Pinball Gift Certificate + Stern Translite
3rd Place – 30% of remaining prize pool + $75 PinMonk Gift Certificate + PinShades + Stern Translite
4th Place – 20% of remaining prize pool + $50 PinMonk Gift Certificate + Stern Translite
5th-16th Place – $25 PinMonk Gift Certificate
17th-24th Place – $10 PinMonk Gift Certificate

Top Qualifier – $100!

Best score just outside of qualifying – PinShades

Any person submitting a valid qualifying score and not in the final 4 will be entered in a random drawing to win 1 of 4 Stern Translites

Total anticipated cash prize pool with sponsorships: $1,950

How To Enter: All competitors must submit their scores via the Official PinClash Discord Server. Join the server today to enter into the competition!



Stern Pinball

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Stern Pinball’s current catalog of pinball games makes buying just one game a tough choice.

And, there are variations to each title. That’s where the experts at GAD can help!

Most Stern Pinball games come in Pro, Premium and Limited Edition. Each game level has features, different artistic features to the cabinet and price.

Led Zepplin Pro, Premium and Limited Edition –

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models all feature a custom-molded Hindenburg Zeppelin toy, based on the iconic imagery from the Led Zeppelin I album.  When lit, the Zeppelin toy scores speed locks on the player’s musical journey to Zeppelin multiball.  A custom Swan Song Records trademark Icarus sculpted leaper toy takes flight when smashed by the chaotic pinball.   A 3-bank of drop targets, 3 custom steel ramps, and 3 flippers keep the pinball action rolling.

The Premium and Limited Edition models feature an innovative interactive Electric Magic™ toy.  This device is a unique motorized toy which rises from below the playfield to create different magical pinball experiences.  An optical spinner charges the Electric Magic magnet, capturing and making balls disappear.  The Electric Magic device also converts into a physical pinball bash toy capable of locking a ball or launching a ball around the playfield.

Before you buy a game for home or work – GAD can help you locate the Stern games to play near you.

Check out Pinball in stock and available for pick up today.

Incredible Technologies Unveils More Info On Golden Tee PGA Tour

Incredible Technologies Unveils More Info On Golden Tee PGA Tour 516 685 GAD Vending


Teased back at the beginning of January, Incredible Technologies recently issued a press release, a new trailer, and a new cabinet design for their flagship game title, Golden Tee. The new title is known as Golden Tee PGA Tour, which sports an official PGA license for the first time in the franchise’s history. With the new updates, let’s take a look at what this new arcade game has to offer.

First the cabinet. It was 2007 that saw the introduction of the “Showcase Pedestal” concept, something that has become something of a norm for modern arcade designs throughout the 2010s, even occasionally being adapted and applied to Deluxe games like Nerf Arcade. This new game maintains some of the classic GT pedestal ideas while upgrading it with a sharper look enhanced by blue LEDs behind the monitor mount and underneath the control panel. Given that it’s always been more of a bar game, I’m surprised it took this long to officially get cupholders built into the cabinet, but better late than never:

You’ll also notice that it no longer sports a standard coin door, just offering a lone bill acceptor in the center. It also supports NFC login and payments (both Apple & Android-based payment systems are supported), and a touchscreen that replaces the old keypads.

Gameplay-wise, it looks similar to the Golden Tee you know and love, with these additions:

  • 3 official PGA TOUR courses plus over 80 Golden Tee courses from GT2021.
  • New game modes
  • Subscription service provides year-round content delivered via WIFI.

Per the FAQ on the page’s product description, this game will launch this spring only for commercial locations. In part that is done to help give locations a boost, since a home edition would harm already struggling venues. They do state that a Home Edition will be offered to those users eventually, but for now, you’ll only find this one in arcades/bars/out-of-home entertainment.

When we first heard about this, I could only guess that it would offer 4K support as the trailer for it was in 4K, but now it’s been confirmed. The cabinet above comes with a 55″ 4K monitor (instead of letting the operator pick something to fit their own budget – which often caused some wild varieties in GT setups), along with new PC hardware to drive it. They will not be offering conversion kits for Golden Tee 2021, as unfortunately some ops out there are a little bit lazy when it comes to such conversions (you know who you are 😛 ) and they want something unified and nice for the PGA license. This will also maintain the ITnet fees found with Golden Tee LIVE. This and GT2021 will share some game modes and tournaments, allowing players to continue to use their player profiles without starting over.

Here’s a new teaser for the game, (emphasized for those few whiners who don’t seem to grasp the concept of what a teaser is), followed by the press release posted online. Given that this is launching in the Spring, I’d guess that the quick glance of the gameplay is close to finished.

For the presser, which can also be found here, keep scrolling; I’m curious to know what any operators out there feel about this. GT has been around for a while, and I was hearing from more than one local op I know in recent times that the game just wasn’t a good earner anymore, even in a pre-pandemic bar environment. I imagine that this will give the series the proverbial kick-in-the-pants it needs since new courses and game modes only go so far in maintaining such interest over time.

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Incredible Technologies is proud to announce a long-term licensing agreement with the PGA TOUR. The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition, an officially licensed golf simulation arcade game, is set to launch in the spring of 2021 to commercial locations across North America.

“We are thrilled to expand the Golden Tee universe and make the PGA TOUR an integral part of a game that millions have enjoyed across the past three decades,” Elaine Hodgson, President and CEO of Incredible Technologies said. “This alliance will offer exciting new ways to play along with innovative technology that will bring the game to new heights.”

Golden Tee is celebrating its 33rd year in 2021, having debuted in 1989. Since its inception, it has become a fixture in restaurants, bars and arcades across the world.

The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will deliver the game in 4K graphics on a new, state-of-the-art cabinet. Included on the cabinet will be a refined control panel, touchscreen, Near-Field-Communication (NFC) device for contactless login and payments, LED lighting, cupholders and more.

“We have spent years researching and designing a cabinet for the needs of both today and tomorrow,” Golden Tee co-creator and Vice President of Engineering Larry Hodgson said. “As a leader in the arcade and amusement industry for many years, our goal has always been to enhance and improve the user experience and push.”

For the first time in the game’s history, players will have the ability to tee off on some of golf’s most celebrated courses. The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will launch with three licensed PGA TOUR courses along with catalog of Golden Tee-original designs. Yearly updates that will provide more courses and features will also be available in the future.

Using real course topography data, Incredible Technologies has rebuilt all licensed PGA TOUR courses to ensure they are detailed representations of the designs in real life.

The Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will feature updated commentary from legendary broadcaster Jim Nantz, a partner of Incredible Technologies since 2005. He will be joined by professional golfer and announcer Peter Jacobsen, whose relationship with Golden Tee stretches back more than two decades.

“Golden Tee is a great addition to our PGA TOUR licensee family”, says Len Brown, Chief Legal Officer and EVP Licensing & Merchandising. “They have a broad reach and we look forward to seeing how our golf courses challenge their players.”

Along with an abundance of ways for players to compete on the new courses, the Golden Tee PGA TOUR Edition will introduce a refined presentation, new equipment, and the all-new Club Pass—a progression system that will award players virtual clothing and equipment as they play.

“We are just getting started,” Vice President of Amusements and Project Director Adam Kramer said. “While the combination of a new cabinet along with some of the most famous courses in all of golf will provide an incredible foundation, we have a long-term vision of growing the platform and our audience.”

For additional information or to preorder in Iowa, Nebraska, or Kansas City, talk to your rep at GAD. You can also visit GoldenTee.com or follow GT on most social media platforms @GoldenTee.

Stern Avengers Infinity Quest Pinball: Tips and Tricks

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Need some tips and tricks on how to play Avengers: Infinity Quest?

Look no further than these in-depth tutorials from Stern’s very own Raymond Davidson (current #1 ranked player in the world), Karl DeAngelo of IE Pinball, and the PAPA TV YouTube channel!

What a new Avengers Infinity Quest Pinball? GAD sells to bars, restaurants and home game rooms. Looking for an out of the box treasure? GAD has showroom close outs going on now!

Showroom Model Close Out

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GAD Vending Showroom Model Close Out is open to the public! But because of COVID, please call (402) 553-2812 to schedule an appointment.

The models shown in the photos are located in our 6161 Grover St location in Omaha, NE. Our Showrooms in Des Moines and Kansas City are also open to the public but we prefer appointments during COVID.

Call us to find out what is available. Curbside pick up is available.

A GAD Favorite: Stern Comic Art Pinball (Affordable Home Pinball)

A GAD Favorite: Stern Comic Art Pinball (Affordable Home Pinball) 960 500 GAD Vending

Stern’s new Star Wars™ Comic Art Pin™ immerses players in the dynamic Star Wars™ galaxy.  The Pin™ is packed with features that provide players with an irresistible game experience including select speech and footage from the original Star Wars™ trilogy, color-changing playfield inserts, a custom sculpted Death Star, and a custom sculpted and interactive TIE fighter.

Star Wars™ Comic Art Pin™ 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 for his work.  Randy has been creating cartoons, caricatures, illustrations, paintings, and 3D art for Lucasfilm since 1999.

The easy-to-setup Star Wars™Comic Art Pin™ is reliable, built to last, and engineered with genuine Stern commercial-quality parts.  The playfield is housed in a stylish cabinet with dynamic, high definition artwork.  The all-LED playfield lighting provides optimal color and brilliant light shows.

“The Star Wars™ Comic Art Pin™ is designed to provide quality family entertainment and bring pinball fun to homes everywhere,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “We are pleased to bring these pinball machines celebrating the Star Wars™ galaxy and adventures to our fans with beautiful new comic artwork.”

Complementing the immersive theme and exciting gameplay experience, Stern Pinball’s powerful SPIKE™ electronics hardware system enables high-definition graphics and innovative animations.  SPIKE™ reduces system complexity and energy usage, resulting in enhanced reliability and simplified servicing.