Thursday, April 25, 2013

creature pinball topper

Must have this! Gotta get one of these!

first Van-O-the week 4/29/08

A few years ago you could hardly find any custom van photos on line. I used to buy vintage van mags at swap meets, flea markets and e bay when they were cheap, scan them in and post 'em. They are all here on my blog buried deep in the archive. Van-O-the week (04 29 08)

There are some points on this weeks van I don't really like, for instance the lame flame job, but all that gets overlooked when you check out that mural, WOW! Wud is it?
I don't fucking know but it's totally rad! I can make out a few coffins and what looks to be Conan or Medusa, what do you see? haha.
Rolling evil, pretty cool.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

go go godzilla

MELROSE PARK, Ill., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's leading maker of real pinball games and the AAMA 2012 Manufacturer of the Year, announces the availability of a second Premium model Metallica pinball machine. The initial release of Metallica pinball captured the attention of gamers and fans alike. Stern sold out of both the US and International allocations of its 500 Limited Edition ("LE") games within an hour of each respective customer announcement. The second Premium edition machine features the vibrant artwork of Dirty Donny Gillies and complement's Stern's Metallica LE, "Road Case" Premium and Pro models. The new Premium edition Metallica game boasts the same action-packed features as the Road Case Premium model and highlights the addition of Dirty Donny's radical pop art creations. Dirty Donny is considered one of the most influential artists in the pop culture scenes of underground rock, punk and heavy metal. He is widely known for his creative work on concert posters, album covers and vinyl toys. "Stern Pinball has pulled out all the stops for the Metallica machines," said Dirty Donny. "Creating artwork for this special release game has been awesome. I can't wait to see people's reactions when they take a first look at it and get to play the game." For a glimpse of the game in action, Stern Pinball will be showcasing the Metallica pinball machine at Comic-Con International in San Diego this year with Nuclear Blast Records. The Metallica game continues both the Stern Pinball and the Stern family tradition of producing quality pinball machines for young and old. The company traces its lineage to Philadelphia in the 1930s when Sam Stern entered the business of operating pinball games. Sam Stern subsequently became part owner and president of Williams Manufacturing, a pioneer in the pinball industry. Sam passed his lifelong enthusiasm for the game and the business of pinball to his son Gary Stern who founded Stern Pinball. Today pinball remains one of America's favorite pastimes. Pricing and Availability: The Metallica pinball machine is available while supplies last through authorized Stern distributors and dealers. Pro Version: $4,995 Premium Version (Road Case): $6,995 Premium Version (Donny): $6,995 Limited Edition Version: (Master of Puppets) $7,595 (SOLD OUT) To learn more about The Metallica pinball games and Stern Pinball, visit About Stern Pinball, Inc. Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the leading producer of pinball games in the world. Stern's highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer and manufacture popular arcade-quality pinball games. Recent popular Stern titles include Avengers, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, Iron Man, Batman, Spiderman and many more. All of Stern's pinball games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern's expert team. Both pinball enthusiasts and casual players around the globe enjoy Stern's games. For more information visit All trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies. Media Contact: Evie Carter FortyThree, Inc. 831.401.3175 SOURCE Stern Pinball, Inc. /Web site:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Metallica pinball

Got some close ups for ya! Metallica's official press release. Pinball Wizard April 11, 2013 It's been a long time in the making, so we are proud to finally announce the arrival of a first for us – an all Metallica pinball machine! After years of playing on Kirk's machines at HQ, we jumped at the idea when Stern Pinball came to us with some designs and ideas some time ago. The machines will include 12 'Tallica songs with "Master of Puppets," "One," and "Fade To Black" among them. Features will include an electric chair, snake, grave markers and lots of other bells and whistles along with art by our friend Dirty Donny. Three models are available for order now, the Pro, Premium, and Limited Edition through Stern's dealers or for Met Club members who log in and hit the store here. Check out the chart below for all the features of each and look for them to start hitting the streets some time in May. Stern Pinball is the leading producer of pinball games and all machines are engineered and manufactured by hand just outside of Chicago, IL. Recent popular machines have included AC/DC, the Avengers, X-Men, Avatar, Iron Man, and Spider-Man. For more info visit

Tuesday, April 9, 2013