America's Last Pinball Machine Maker Bringing Iron Man Home

Chicago-based Stern - last of the great American pinball makers - is releasing a new "home" edition of its Iron Man cabinet. It leaves out coin slot and some of the fancier geegaws, but it's a lot better than previous home cabinets.

Priced at $US3800, the Stern Iron Man cabinet is designed for hard core pinball fans who want a nice machine at home, but don't need all the additional features of a "Pro" cabinet, like playfield magnets or coin mechanisms.

Since you can buy an arcade "Pro" model of the same machine for $US4217.63 on Amazon - down from a RRP of $US6000 - I suspect the "Home" cabinets from Stern will be sold at a more reasonable discount, as well.