By Susan Sliwicki
Mick Jagger sings that that you can’t always get what you want — but if what you want is to buy a Rolling Stones-themed pinball machine, you’re in luck.
Two Rolling Stones-themed pinball machines, one of which is a limited-edition version, join an "Avatar"-themed game, a "Tron: Legacy" themed game and an "Iron Man" classic pinball game for sale at Bestbuy.com. The games are slated to be available in select brick-and-mortar stores later this year.
The Rolling Stones pinball game features 13 Rolling Stones original songs, including “Brown Sugar,” “It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Start Me Up." Artwork featuring band members and classic album covers also are part of the game. It retails for $4,799.
The limited-edition version features a slew of special features, including a second set of flippers, a white ceramic ball and an individually numbered plaque with a certificate of authenticity; it comes with a $5,999 price tag.
“What’s better then the Rolling Stones and pinball? A Rolling Stones pinball machine,” said Gary Stern, founder, CEO and chairman of Stern Pinball. “The play of the game is great, and the music is even better! Both pinball and Stones fans are going to be excited to get their hands on this machine.”
The machine’s playing field features a three-dimensional version of The Rolling Stones’ iconic lips and tongue logo in the playfield’s upper right corner. Jagger, guitarist Keith Richards, guitarist Ronnie Wood and drummer Charlie Watts are all pictured toward the base of the playing field.
In business since 1930, Chicago-based Stern Pinball previously has produced pinball machines in pop-culture themes including professional sports, TV shows, movies and Elvis Presley. For more information, visit www.sternpinball.com.