Here's a surprise announcement. Minutes ago Stern pinball announced that it is doing a 199 unit limited 40th Anniversary run of its well-received Elvira's House of Horrors pinball machine. The game comes with 40th Anniversary themed artwork, purple sparkle powder-coated armor, special logos, autographs, etc... The official press release says "CALL FOR PRICE" which means that I can't afford it LOL but maybe some of you folks can. Basically that means that distributors are allowed to charge whatever the market will bear. I've heard rumblings of this game already going for $25,000 to $30,000.
The text of the press release is below...
Hat tip to Rob Miller for the quick heads up on the announcement!
"Elvira and Stern Pinball Announce New 40th Anniversary Edition Elvira House of Horrors Pinball Machine
To Celebrate 40 Years on Film and TV
CHICAGO, IL – October 26, 2021 – When you hear the name Elvira only one person comes to mind: Horror icon and quintessential symbol of all things spooky, the one and only Mistress of the Dark. Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, has been lighting up screens and delighting fans for 40 years.
Stern Pinball honors Elvira’s 40 years by offering a highly collectible and very limited special 40th Anniversary Edition Elvira House of Horrors pinball machine. Limited to 199 units globally, Elvira’s 40th Anniversary Edition model includes a custom Elvira Dagger Shooter Knob, an exclusive autographed Elvira trading card, and an Elvira autographed best-selling autobiography book, Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark. Accompanying each game will be a 40th Anniversary Certificate of Authenticity, signed by Stern Chairman/CEO Gary Stern and, importantly, by Elvira herself.
This 40th Anniversary Edition features an updated exclusive 40th Anniversary logo added to the full color mirrored Backglass. In addition, the game includes custom Paranormal Purple Sparkle powder-coated pinball armor and legs, inside art blades, and 40th Anniversary themed cabinet artwork produced on a hyper-chrome embossed surface. Stern will fit this game with its upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball playfield glass, shaker motor, and a sequentially numbered 1 to 199 Anniversary metal plaque.
The game is the persona of “FUN” with the third and campiest installment of the Elvira pinball trilogy! Trying to sell her mansion through “Alternate Realty”, Elvira’s house is haunted by the movie characters from her past. These ghouls, ghosts, monsters, and strange assortment of vintage characters with horrific acting skills seek revenge on Elvira while she and the player confront them, sending them back to the “film” from which they came! Elvira’s House of Horrors immerses players in a fun, campy, B-movie universe filled with all of the humor expected from the Mistress of the Dark including custom speech and, in a pinball first, exclusive filming of Elvira for custom video scenes utilized throughout the game!
Elvira 40th machines are manufactured with Stern’s new Insider Connected™ system installed. Each game is equipped with a QR code reader on the bottom arch enabling players to interact with the game and this new network in a variety of ways. Stern Insider Connected provides new entertainment and player engagement features and an operator focused tool set to drive location play and remotely manage every aspect of the machines.
“It was a pleasure to work directly with the Mistress of the Dark on this collaboration. We wanted to celebrate her 40th milestone in fashion,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball, Inc. “Elvira’s 40th Anniversary House of Horrors pinball is a haunting fun time along with one-of-a-kind collectibles that will be treasured forever!”
The game will be featured for the first time at Pinball Expo in Chicago from 10/27 to 10/30. See link for additional details. https://pinballexpo.com/
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.
40th Anniversary Edition Model: CALL FOR PRICE
Elvira’s 40th Anniversary House of Horrors pinball machines are available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world."