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JoeJet
27-04-11, 11:02
Posted on MAACA by Canada's largest distributor, Starburst Inc.

"Dear Ladies & Gentlemen

As I have told many of you when we have been together, Stern Pinball
will begin production of its next model pinball machine, TRON: Legacy,
at the beginning of May. You will receive TRON in time for your pre-
summer season sales.

We have licensed this title from Disney, the maker of the $400 million
grossing holiday season movie TRON: Legacy. 60% of the gross was
outside the United States. This movie is an extension of the 1982
movie TRON and the famous video game of that time. Another TRON movie
is being planned. We have had requests from gamers, and pinball
players in particular, to make a TRON pinball machine. There is a pent
up demand for this game, and many of you have heard this from your
customers.

With TRON, we continue the design philosophy that you have told us has
been successful, that of Iron Man, Avatar and The Rolling Stones. Our
games are playing shorter and have more randomness. The great designer
Harry Williams used to say, "The ball is wild." Great players are
challenged and causal players have fun. Operators are making money.

Our TRON pinball puts the players in the middle of TRON movie and
video game action battles. This is a fast moving game. TRON has 3
flippers, including an upper flipper to shot one of the two fabulous
fast action ramps. We have not utilized a 3rd flipper in a while, and
players will enjoy it. In the center of the playfield, near the top,
there is a motorized 3 bank target assembly the player must hit and
lower, to gain access to the illuminated, motorized spinning disc,
representing TRON's Identity Disc. The spinning disc shoots the ball
randomly across and around the playfield. Ramp shots take the player
to an exciting Light Cycle multiball. The player shoots at the
miniature TRON video game to start exciting features and collect big
points.

TRON: Legacy is a visually exquisite 3D movie, and our pinball has
captured the same exquisite visual, including its 3D backglass. Music
is from movie and perfect for pinball.

This game is brought to you by the design team that gave you Iron Man
and Avatar.

We have been playing TRON, and we are really having fun.

Because this is truly a collectors and enthusiasts dream title, we
will make a TRON Limited Edition version in late June.

As soon as Disney approves the game photo, I will send you a picture
for posting.

Best regards"

miner2049er
27-04-11, 11:27
I like Tron but I'm actually more excited to see Jersey Jack's Wizard Of Oz pinball.

JoeJet
28-04-11, 12:53
Yea... me too... too bad JJ didnt get the Tron License...

By the way, rumored next for Stern is Transformers, then another Music Pin, then Steve Ritchies first pin which is rumored to be based on the new Star Trek.

JoeJet
29-04-11, 03:29
Pics of the game... looks real cool!!!


http://www.parts4pinballs.com/images/products/L-IMG/TRON-PF.jpg

Burgertime
29-04-11, 10:30
I really like the IP or TRON, and I can't wait to see the Wizard of Oz one. I wonder if they could of done some sort of glow to the TRON machine, or maybe it was one of those features that was cut. I feel that the ramps should have EL wire running through both sides of them. The flippers could had a see through middle with the EL wire in them as well. On the other hand, maybe that would of made it look too busy.
While listening to this months episode of RGR, I couldn't help but think of what a pin based on Portal would be like.

JoeJet
30-04-11, 01:10
The LE version (info soon) is rumored to include EL wire...

SubaruBrat
30-04-11, 01:48
The new Tron should be at auction this fall so I can't wait to get a look at it. I was impressed with what the designers did with Avatar which is a property of minor interest to me, so I would expect that a franchise I like coupled with their recent performance should create a very nice pin. I think that Transformers has a tremendous potential and could sell a ton to home users as well as do nicely on location. There are so many different missions and layout ideas, and lets not forget how many dress up items there are in the 30 something years of Transformers products.

GameGavel
19-05-11, 06:21
Pre-Ordre your Tron Pinball Now on GameGavel :) I think we are selling lower than most everyone at this point.

http://www.gamegavel.com/item.cgi?show_item=0000508963