Led Zeppelin’s Stern Pinball Machines: All the Bells and Whistles

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The Limited Edition model

Led Zeppelin and Stern Pinball have announced a new line of pinball machines based on the classic rock band and its music. The Led Zeppelin pinball machines will be available in Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition (LE) models.

The models all feature a custom-molded Hindenburg Zeppelin toy, based on the iconic imagery from Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album. A custom Swan Song Records trademark Icarus sculpted leaper toy takes flight when smashed by the chaotic pinball.

From the Dec. 15 announcement: In this high energy rock and roll pinball concert experience, pinball and music are fused together. Players are transported back to Led Zeppelin’s early days and tour the world from 1968-1980. As if players were members of the band playing its music, their play updates game features at the start of each verse and chorus of ten iconic Led Zeppelin songs: “Good Times Bad Times,” “Whole Lotta Love,” “The Song Remains the Same,” “Rock and Roll,” “Trampled Under Foot,” “Ramble On,” “Kashmir,” Immigrant Song,” “Black Dog” and “Communication Breakdown.”

Watch the official trailer

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 aroundthe playfield.

A detailed look at the Pro model

In true rock concert fashion, the Expression Lighting System™ with 96 intelligent RGB LED’s enables full color spectrum control. Positioned in pockets cut into the cabinet sides to provide color themed full playfield illumination, this integrated playfield lighting system is synchronized to custom light shows specifically designed for every song and dynamically responsive to game events.

Only 500 of the highest-end Limited Edition games will be made for sale throughout the world. This limited version includes an exclusive Icarus-themed full color mirrored backglass, exclusive custom themed cabinet artwork, custom high gloss Paradise Shimmer Blue powder-coated armor, a custom autographed bottom arch, exclusive custom art blades, upgraded audio system, anti-reflection pinball glass, a shaker motor, and a sequentially numbered plaque.

The Pro model

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (in U.S. dollars) for sales to U.S. end-users, before any VAT, GST, Sales Tax, Duties, or other taxes.

Pro Model: $6,199; Premium Model: $7,799; Limited Edition Model: $9,199

Led Zeppelin pinball machines and accessories are available through authorized Stern Pinball distributors and dealers around the world. Ordering details are here.

Formed in London in 1968, Led Zeppelin consisted of vocalist Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. Together they became one of the best-selling bands with estimated record sales of 300 million units worldwide. In 1995 Led Zeppelin was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their innovative and influential impact on the entire music industry.

Other recent Stern Pinball titles include Avengers: Infinity Quest, Jurassic Park, The Munsters, The Beatles, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man.

Related: The Beatles machine was announced in 2018

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  1. Ricky
    #1 Ricky 16 December, 2020, 08:13

    Is this really necessary?

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  2. Onteo
    #2 Onteo 16 December, 2020, 09:36

    Dear Santa. I want this pinball machine please. I was real good this year.

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  3. Cisley
    #3 Cisley 16 December, 2020, 12:23

    I am old school and love pinball machines. Hate to say it, but just shared this story with my husband and now I am wondering where I could put it. Really looks like a well designed pinball machine and let’s face it, song selection is fantastic.

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