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"Can Crusher" Pin - looks like a WNBJM style game by Stern
« on: June 25, 2016, 07:17:36 AM »
Don't know much about this game other than these 2 pictures. Heard it is possibly Dirty Donny art which is a 70's style throw back and cool. The layout looks similar to a Whoa Nellie so could be a retro game from Dennis Nordman that has been quietly working on another game for a while.


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this is the only other picture than started the hunt for more details by a few guys as this image was on Stern's Facebook.


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It isn't the game that Dennis and Greg are working on, but , yes it is the same layout as WNBJM with new artwork and call outs. No crate though.
There will be a few different themes using the nellie platform in the future too. ( if corporate entities want to invest )
I like it as it truly is a unique, addictive layout which will hook new players into the game.
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Stern have released there next pin being PBR Can Crusher, but no price and no news on where to purchase it from.


ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – July 13, 2016 – The Pabst Brewing Company, makers of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (“PBR”), today proudly announced the debut of its new PBR- Themed “Can Crusher” pinball machine. The new PBR machine will make its debut at Comic-Con International in San Diego on July 21st through July 24th at booth 501. The game was developed in partnership with Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines

The “Can Crusher” pinball machine captures the iconic nature of the PBR brand with a retro game design, dynamic eye-popping art by artist and pinball phenomenon Dirty Donny and music by hard-hitting heavy metal band Red Fang.

The debut of this machine will not stop with its arrival at Comic-Con. Following Comic- Con, PBR will showcase the exclusive machine at several other venues including concerts, barcades, high profile events, and other community activities.

“To partner with Stern Pinball on the ‘Can Crusher’ and have a superstar artist like Dirty Donny and music from Red Fang was exactly what we set out to do when we wanted to make a pinball machine the PBR way. The game does a great job of capturing the essence of our brand,” said Pabst CMO Dan McHugh.

About Pabst Brewing Company
With over 30 beers in our portfolio, Pabst Brewing Company is the largest American- owned brewery. Since 1844, we’ve taken pride in brewing beers that have become iconic, cherished American brands. Brands that promote regional pride, and brands that express common bonds amongst people all over the world.

Pabst is honored to be part of so many lives. We work tirelessly to provide worthy products and memorable experiences in local communities. Loyalty is hard to come by these days. Being your beer of choice is a great privilege, which is why we deliver nothing less than award-winning taste and quality.

Trust your good times to Pabst. http://pabstbrewingco.com


About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world. Stern’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise and accessories. Recent Stern titles include Ghostbusters, Spider- Man Vault, Game of Thrones, KISS, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, and many more! All of Stern’s pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern’s expert team. A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international 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 http://www.sternpinball.com.

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If this machine was half the price, I'd consider one. Just too much money for me. Looks awesome though.

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It is a re-themed WNBJM.

Is this how you make use of a heap of parts left over from WNBJM machines that were never built and sold? #@#

Nice slideshow of this new release from Pinheadz:

https://www.facebook.com/pinheadzpinball/videos/632859943557323/

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I like the concept. I'd consider it if the price was lower, but more important - would it be better to drop the EM style format and have a DMD style 4 player format ?
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apparently Pabst has only requested 50 to be made - one for each state of main land USA - so doubt any will get into hands of pinball collectors anytime soon. If true they will be a real collector item.

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doesn't really show game play but it's something


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Are any Pabst can crusher machines likely to make it to Australia?? How much are they worth to buy?

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This was always in the plan to re-theme the table design for BOUTIQUE games to various companies.
The only parts off WNBJM are basically the table design and some small components, cabinet is completely different( i.e. standard design with different head box ) and obviously the art/sound package. I believe that Whizbang Pinball still has the next pinball design to come and hope to hear what it is in 2016/2017.

WNBJM is just a beautiful piece of machinery where as this machine has sort of a main stream cabinet look.
I think one or two may make it to Aus as three Neliie's did and I am stoked to own one of them  ^^^
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from what I have read, all sales and final price is controlled by Pabst so doubt many will be available for regular pin heads. Heard that only 50 or 150 units will be made - not sure how accurate that is - so doubt any will hit Aus

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out of curiousity I contacted Pabst directly and they said the machine is not available for retail, purely a contract run between Stern and Pabst and Pabst to supply to the outlets.

so in years to come will be a nice find of a rumour 50-150 machines made

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Thanks for sharing that info!

Not that I'd buy one, but it's a shame Stern didn't sell these. I'm sure a few collectors would like to own one in Australia. I wonder how many Whoa Nellies sold here?

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Are there any WNBJM in VIC?  or sited around AU?
I haven't seen one yet but it looks beautiful