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 McFarlane. 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
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.
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. 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'.
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