With the other companies leaving the Pinball and Arcade industry what does this mean for Stern Pinball Inc.?
The pinball market is stronger than it's been in many years.
As well, with the help of former Williams' designers Steve Ritchie, George Gomez, and Pat Lawlor, our games are better than they have ever been.
We are selling many games to the home, which is unprecedented, and many more games through our distribution network all over the world.
We feel good about the future of Stern.
Could you tell us a little about Stern's Tournament Pinball System?
The Tournament Pinball System (ToPS TM) is a system designed for operators.
It is one tournament system, one pinball machine.
It can be used on all of our games since T3, and can be moved from game to game.
There is no network, no phone lines, no central office.
It is run by the game operator exclusively through the diagnostic system in the pinball machine.
It is easy to use and easy to install.
ToPS is a very important component to the future growth of pinball.
Could you tell us what the next project will be for Stern?
It is designed by leading pinball designer Steve Ritchie.
Ritchie's pinball machines have sold more than any other designer in history.
Elvis is a great game and is the first pinball ever to brandish the Elvis name.