Places to Go Play #TMNT Pinball

Places to Go Play #TMNT Pinball 792 612 GAD Vending

Ready to see what all the hype is about for our new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles pinball release? Your local arcades and pinball showrooms just got the brand new game from Stern Pinball.

These have been a difficult couple of months for small businesses so every quarter counts. Contact your local arcade, distributor or dealer for availability, hours, and safety precautions so you can help them continue to #PlayStrong!

Those of you in the U.S. can also find your closest location with our Stern Pinball Locator ( powered by

IA – The Operating Room (West Des Moines)

KS – 403 Club

KS – Industry Old Town

MO – Fric & Frac

MO – Levelup

MO – Outpost Bar & Grill

MO – Silverball

MO – Up-Down KC

NE – Big John’s Billiards

NE – DJ’s Dugout

NE – Dundee’s Place

New! Hot Wheels Pinball

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New from American Pinball – Hot Wheels!

For over 50 years, Mattel’s HOT WHEELS™ die cast cars have been sought and collected by hundreds of millions of fans all over the world. Over 5 billion cars have been sold incorporating more than 20,000 different car designs. For all the action playing with the cars comes alive with this pinball machine.

Today this multi-generational franchise is bigger than it’s ever been, and by far the #1 selling toy in the world!*

And now American Pinball is proud to present the first officially licensed HOT WHEELS™ pinball machine. The exciting and fast-paced world of HOT WHEELS™ comes to life under glass, featuring a dazzling array of game play objectives that will keep players of all ages racing back to play again and again.

True fun for the entire family. And, GAD Vending is offering $100 off now through July 4, 2020.


Could the NEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stern Pinball be better than the Stern Jurassic Park Pinball Game?

Could the NEW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Stern Pinball be better than the Stern Jurassic Park Pinball Game? 2560 1709 GAD Vending


Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo are the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, trained in the art of ninjutsu by their wise rat sensei, Master Splinter. Is New York City ready for these radical reptile brothers?  With a sick sewer lair and tough friends like April O’Neil and Casey Jones, the Turtles are about to face evils more dangerous and pizza more delicious than anything they could have ever imagined.  In this pinball adventure players will go to battle as the Turtles fight villains like Shredder, the Krang and loads of super-powerful mutants, to become the heroes they were destined to be, and have loads of fun along the way!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles began as a comic book, morphed into a hit animated show, and has grown into a beloved and iconic global pop culture phenomenon.  We have worked directly with Nickelodeon to bring these heroes in a half-shell into the pinball dimension.  This game has pure pinball power,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc.

The Premium and Limited Edition models feature an interactive custom sculpted Turtles Van, equipped to lock up to 4 balls inside with a mechanical opening/closing side door, ready to unleash multiball havoc upon players.  These models also feature the iconic TMNT Glider, a custom-sculpted, player-controlled diverter assembly stationed above both ramps, giving players the ability to control and transport the ball to the flipper of their choice.  In addition, a custom-sculpted mechanical Krang toy hovers over the pop bumpers, jumping up and down while taunting players throughout game action.

The Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition models all feature distinct hand-drawn art in addition to a high speed magnetic spinning pizza disc capable of holding and throwing 3 balls during pizza multiball mayhem.  The original 1987 theme music complements the action with custom video scenes and events created exclusively for this pinball experience.  All models include 3 flippers, 3 high speed ramps, and a hidden ninja training ball lock area.

The LE model is limited to 500 units globally.  The LE model includes additional unique features such as an exclusive mirrored back glass, 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.

MSRP $6,099

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Soon from Stern

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Soon from Stern 2560 1420 GAD Vending

Reviewed at The latest silver ball playground from Stern Pinball is a trio of machines based on the 1987 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon. They’ve got a spinning magnetic pizza. They’ve got a sculpted Turtle Van that can capture up to four balls. They have a floating Krang. They even play the original theme song.

A new licensed video game is nice, but a new licensed pinball game is a glorious convergence of pop culture and precision mechanical and electrical engineering, a monument to play that will one day hold a place of honor in dirty dive bars and dark, dusty arcades. I can almost see the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles machines there now. Read the full review at


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Stranger Things Pro pinball machine is one impressive machine

Stranger Things Pro pinball machine is one impressive machine 850 500 GAD Vending

Since Stranger Things is set in the 1980s, the characters that show centers on would be pretty familiar with arcades and, more specifically, pinball. It only makes sense, then, that Stranger Things would get its own pinball machine here in 2019. Yes indeed, manufacturers are still making new pinball machines, but these days they’re as much a luxury item as they are arcade machines, so if you want to own this, expect to pay a pretty penny.

The Stranger Things pinball machine is made by Stern and comes with a number of bells and whistles. The bells and whistles you get with your machine depend on which version you buy. There are three in all: the Pro, Premium, and Limited Editions.

Regardless of the edition you buy, you’ll get a playfield that’s been outfitted in “hand-drawn art” along with a Demogorgon bash toy. It seems that the playfield has a fair number of moving parts, as Stern says that the Demogorgon is “guarded by drop targets and a rotating ramp.” The game rules even allow players to be transported to the Upside Down.

On top of that, the Premium and Limited Editions have a projector that will display images and animations on the playfield. In those models, there are also segments of the board that can lock your ball in place, representing Eleven’s telekinetic powers from the show. The Limited Edition, as you might imagine, pulls out all the stops, with custom cabinet artwork, mirrored backglass, anti-reflection pinball glass over the playfield, a shaker motor, and an autographed bottomed arch.

The Limited Edition really is limited too, as Stern will only be making 500 units and giving each of them a numbered plaque. Regardless of the edition, you wind up buying, you’ll be spending some serious cash, as the Pro Edition – the entry-level model, if you want to call it that – has an MSRP of $6,099. The Premium Edition has an MSRP of $7,699, while the Limited Edition will run $9,099. You can find more information about this pinball machine (including details on where to buy it) over on our website.