Stern Pinball recently unveiled two machines based on AMC's The Walking Dead, and now they've revealed four custom accessories for players to add to the creepy cabinet. Included in the new attachments is a backbox topper of fish tank walker heads crafted by Greg Nicotero to give gamers an eye-grabbing replica of The Governor's home decor, as well as a zombie shooter knob that should please pinball wizards.
"MELROSE PARK, IL – October 15, 2014 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced today the availability of four licensed and custom-developed pinball accessories for its latest release, AMC’s The Walking Dead.
In response to market demand, Stern is now offering unique, game-specific accessories that further enhance the appeal of its pinball machines and enable pinball fans to customize their games to suit their personal tastes.
The Walking Dead accessories include:
· A fish tank topper full of three fully detailed zombie heads designed and sculpted by Greg Nicotero, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead. The topper is accompanied by game-integrated lighting that attracts players and adds zombie ambiance to any room
· An authentic zombie head shooter knob that adds tactile art to a player’s first interaction with the game
· Custom-designed, artistic inside-panels that add dimension to the pinball playfield area
· Blood splattered side-armor that further enhances The Walking Dead pinball experience
“We didn’t think The Walking Dead machine could get any better but now we have four custom-developed accessories that take your zombie apocalypse experience to a whole new level,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. “We are thrilled to offer these new, exclusive Stern accessories to our fans and are excited about all of the great future accessory products that are in our pipeline.”
Retail Pricing and Availability:
The Walking Dead Pinball Backbox Topper: $399.99 U.S.
The Walking Dead Pinball Zombie Shooter Knob: $79.99 U.S.
The Walking Dead Pinball Playfield Side Art Panels: $79.99 U.S.
The Walking Dead Pinball Side Armor Trim: $499.99 U.S.
The Walking Dead accessories will be available in November 2014, initially through the Stern Store and select authorized Stern distributors and dealers.
About The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead returns for its fifth season on Sunday, October 12 at 9pm ET/PT on AMC. Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics the series tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors, led by sheriff Rick Grimes, who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The Walking Dead stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Emily Kinney, Danai Gurira, Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz and Lawrence Gilliard, Jr. The Walking Dead is executive produced by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero, David Alpert and Tom Luse.
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 The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, The 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, please visit www.sternpinball.com."