STERN PINBALL INTRODUCES
WORLD’S FIRST FAMILY GUY
January 8, 2007- Meet the Griffins…America’s new first family of comedy! The Griffin family stars in the FOX Television show FAMILY GUY, an animated sitcom that is making adults of all ages laugh till they cry. FAMILY GUY is also Stern Pinball’s newest pinball machine, designed by Pat Lawlor, his team at Pat Lawlor Design, and the engineers at Stern Pinball.
The FAMILY GUY pinball machine features exclusive never before heard phrases by FAMILY GUY show creator, Seth MacFarlane. Seth offers up plenty of hysterical lines as Peter Griffin (the father), Brian Griffin (the family dog), Stewie Griffin (the baby who wants to take over the world), and other characters from the show. The FAMILY GUY pinball offers three different adjustable levels of speech (Adult, Moderate and Family). The FAMILY GUY pinball machine also features original artwork from the artists who create the FAMILY GUY television show, as well as famed pinball artists John Youssi and Margaret Hudson.
The FAMILY GUY pinball machine introduces a unique element to pinball -- Stewie’s mini-playfield. Stewie’s mini-playfield is a small pinball playfield that sits in the upper right hand corner of the main playfield. It has mini-flippers that the player controls with the regular flipper buttons when the game is in ‘Stewie mini-playfield’ mode. The mini-playfield even has ramps and targets to shoot at while a toy of Stewie turns on its axis in front of the mini-playfield and taunts the player into believing they have no chance of beating Stewie.
Additional features on the game include: character figures of each of the six Griffin family members by Mezco Toys; a Patriot Ale can with a Brian Griffin toy standing on top that can be struck by the ball (the game owner will be provided with an extra set of decals if they want to change Patriot Ale to Patriot Root Beer); two captive pinballs, which spell out P-I-N-B-A-L-L when struck; and plenty of multi-ball features.
“FAMILY GUY pinball has great depth and is fun and easy to understand for the casual player. This is a great game for both home owners and game operators,” said Gary Stern, President of Stern Pinball.
“We are always looking for fun and innovative ways to extend our FAMILY GUY merchandising program for fans and bringing this comedic brand to pinball is a natural fit. We are delighted to work with Stern Pinball which has produced a brilliant game which stays true to the hilarious Griffin Family,” added Elie Dekel, Executive Vice President of Fox Licensing & Merchandising.
The FAMILY GUY pinball machine will begin shipping in February 2007.
To get your FAMILY GUY pinball machine, contact your nearest Stern Pinball distributor. You can also contact Jolly Backer at 1-708-786-7039 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Shelley Sax at 1-708-786-7030 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
To learn more about FAMILY GUY, visit www.familyguy.com. To learn more about Stern Pinball, visit www.sternpinball.com.
About Family Guy
Heading up the eclectic Family Guy household is Peter Griffin, a big, boisterous, lovable oaf who isn't afraid to say what's on his freakin' mind -- usually the wrong thing at exactly the wrong time. He lives in Quahog, Rhode Island with his wife, Lois, and their three children -- Chris, Meg and Stewie, a brilliant, sadistic baby bent on destroying the world. And, don’t forget Peter’s well-spoken, cynical best friend, Brian, the family dog. Executive producer/creator Seth MacFarlane has the distinction of being the youngest person to be an executive producer. Family Guy debuted after the Super Bowl in 1999, and in 2004, Family Guy made television history when Fox ordered the previously canceled show back into production due to its extraordinary fan support in both DVD sales and repeat broadcasts on Cartoon Network’s ‘Adult Swim’.
About Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of primetime entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.