The ultimate collectable for the ultimate band! The Beatles have announced a new limited-edition “Beatlemania” pinball machine in partnership with Stern Pinball Inc. and Ka-Pow Pinball.
Only 1964 units will be produced in recognition of the year in which the world forever changed when Ed Sullivan introduced America to four young mop-topped musicians from Liverpool, England.
The deal was brokered by Bravado Merchandising, the Beatles North American licensing agent.
The game is available in three models named for the recording industry’s sales award levels. The Diamond Edition, the highest level and most difficult to attain, is limited to only 100 units. The Platinum Edition is limited to only 250 units. The Gold Edition is limited to 1614 units.
The Beatles pinball machine will immerse players in 1960’s Beatlemania and feature eight timeless hit songs from that era: A Hard Day’s Night; Can’t Buy Me Love; Ticket to Ride; All My Loving; Help; Drive My Car; It Won’t Be Long; I Should Have Known Better and Taxman.
The game also features iconic introductions by Ed Sullivan along with custom speech and callouts by Hall of Fame disk jockey, Cousin Brucie.
The retro-themed playfield features four flippers, eleven drop targets, eight stand-up targets, multiple skill shots, two opto-spinners, a ball-catching magnet and a magnetic spinning record disc in the center of the playfield.
Players, friends and family will enjoy full screen animations as well as simulated reel scoring on the game’s high definition video screen.
All models feature unique art packages and custom powder-coated armor. The 100 Diamond Editions are numbered, certified collectible and include a mirrored backglass. The 250 Platinum Editions are numbered and certified collectible.
While the Diamond and Platinum machines are already sold out, the Gold Edition units are available now via The Beatles’ online store – for the meager price of $10,000.