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* Averted with the ''Pinball/BlackKnight'' Limited Edition; it was essentially a second run of the game, with the only differences from the original being a new sticker on the apron and various changes to the wiring and mechanics.

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Averted with the ''Pinball/BlackKnight'' original game's Limited Edition; it was essentially a second run of the game, with the only differences from the original being a new sticker on the apron and various changes to the wiring and mechanics.mechanics.
** Played straight with ''Sword of Rage'', which has three editions (as usual for Stern in TheNewTens). The Pro edition is the base model, the Premium edition adds an upper playfield (and has software adjusted to add modes involving it), and the Limited edition adds a shaker motor and other, largely aesthetic upgrades.



* ''Pinball/GameOfThrones'' is available in a standard ("Pro") version as well as Premium and Limited Editions. The deluxe editions add an upper Castle playfield with its own set of objectives, an elevator to ascend the Wall and reach the Iron Throne, improved lighting and animation, different art packages, and laser-cut siderails. The differences are more than superficial; players feel the changes in the deluxe versions make the game notably harder and best suited for veterans.

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* ''Pinball/GameOfThrones'' is available in a standard ("Pro") version as well as Premium and Limited Editions. The deluxe editions add an upper Castle playfield with its own set of objectives, an elevator to ascend the Wall and reach the Iron Throne, improved lighting and animation, different art packages, and laser-cut siderails. The differences are more than superficial; players feel the changes in the deluxe versions make the game notably harder and best suited for veterans.veterans.
* ''Pinball/StarWarsStern'' also has the same three tiers, with the Premium model adding a moving Death Star model (the Pro version has a static one) and a hyperloop ramp and the Limited model adding comparatively minor touches.

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* Certain machines of the ''Pinball/StarWarsEpisodeI'' pinball had a plaque declaring them "The Final Collector's Series of 100", though there's no other difference between them and the regular tables. Rumor is that they were simply used as a marketing gimmick to sell remaining machines during the closure of Creator/WilliamsElectronics.
* Stern's ''Pinball/TronLegacy'' was released in four different editions, each distinguished by different translite displays on the backbox. The first two releases also allowed operators to install an optional shaker motor in the game cabinet.
* To commemorate its status as the best-selling {{pinball}} machine of all time, Bally released ''[[Pinball/TheAddamsFamily The Addams Family: Special Collector's Edition]]'' in 1994. It included gold elements on the cabinets and playfield, more game quotes, and an expanded set of rules.
* Stern's ''[[Pinball/TheAvengersStern The Avengers]]'' came in four different variations, including a Premium Edition with laser-cut ramps and an all-green "Hulk" Edition with "ramp throwing" action.
* Along with the regular release, ''[[Pinball/SpiderManStern Spider-Man (Stern)]]'' was released in a limited run of 500 "Black Spider-Man" tables, with a different mirrored backglass and chrome metalwork.
* The 2003 machine ''Pinball/TheLordOfTheRings'' got a rerelease in ''2009'' as a Limited Edition, adding gold-plated and brass metalwork, a mirrored gold backglass, support for a shaker motor, and updated software.
* Played with in the case of ''Pinball/DoctorWho'': every game comes with a Dalek topper, but the first 100 units had a version that moved when certain things happened. This proved too expensive to continue, though, so it was discontinued. It's played with because the feature was likely intended from the start, but was removed due to budget limitations.
* In November 2001, Creator/SternPinball and Pinball Sales auctioned off 40 "Platinum Edition" ''Pinball/{{Monopoly}}'' games for the nonprofit charity Boundless Playground. These tables had chrome trimmings signed by Creator/PatLawlor, Creator/JohnYoussi, and Gary Stern, along with a backbox translite autographed by Lawlor, Youssi, Stern, Pinball Sales president Jack Guarnieri, and Hasbro CEO Alan Hassenfeld. The production run of 40 was chosen as one for each space on the Monopoly board.
* Taken as far as possible with Creator/SternPinball's ''Pinball/{{NFL}}'', which was available only in one of nineteen team-specific variations,[[note]]The game was the same, only the backbox translite was different[[/note]] with no "generic" base game.
* Stern's ''Pinball/{{Transformers}}'' machine comes in no less than four different versions: The basic one (called "Pro"), followed by three limited-production versions -- one for the Autobots, one for the Decepticons, and a "Combo" for both factions. The Limited Editions feature exclusive cabinet and translite art, color-coded metalwork, and additional playfield toys and elements.
** There's also ''Transformers: The Pin,'' an InNameOnly version for home markets.
* Zigzagged in Jersey Jack Pinball's ''Pinball/TheWizardOfOz,'' which is already seven grand on its own.
** Played straight with the $9,000 "Emerald City" version, which includes green trim, a mirrored backglass, a shaker motor, flying Winged Monkey, non-reflective glass, motorized Castle gates, and an OLED crystal ball on the playfield that plays various videos during the game.
** Somewhat subverted with the equally expensive "75th Anniversary" edition, which has red metal trim, a tinted mirrored backglass, a new backbox topper, more detailed table elements, and additional playfield toys, such as the Twister and Toto in his basket. However, everything but the metalwork and backglass are available separately, allowing owners to upgrade their existing games to match.
** There are also rumors of a planned "Ruby Red" Edition with rubies and emeralds embedded into the machine. The price has yet to be announced for this version, but it would undoubtedly be astronomical.
* Two years after its release, the ''Pinball/{{NASCAR}}'' pinball was rethemed as ''[[Pinball/DaleJr Dale Jr.]]'', a limited-edition version commemorating racecar driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., with only 600 tables made.
* ''Pinball/{{Avatar}}'' received a Premium Limited Edition game, with a shaker motor, marching AMP Suit, additional playfield toys, and a score-doubling ceramic Powerball.
* Along with the basic game, ''Pinball/{{ACDC}}'' was initially available in a Premium Edition, a "Back In Black" Limited Edition, and a "Let There Be Rock" LE. These added an "Underworld" mini-playfield below the main table, LED lights, a moving bell, animated band members in the backbox, and a premium sound system.
** The Limited Editions also include a shaker motor, custom mirrored backglass art, and laser-cut metalwork. Only 200 "Let There Be Rock" and 300 "Back In Black" machines were produced.
** And then in 2014, Creator/SternPinball released the 2014 "Luci" Preimum Edition, an updated version of the Premium table with new backglass and cabinet art centered around a HornyDevil girl.
* ''Pinball/{{Metallica}}'' came in a basic "Pro" edition, as well as two Premium Editions ("Monsters" and "Road Case"), and a "Master of Puppets" Limited Edition with a run of 500 units.
* Creator/SternPinball's ''[[Pinball/MustangStern Mustang]]'' has the "Boss" Premium and "50 Years" Limited Editions, with a modified playfield, drop targets in front of the [=N2O=] targets, a turntable platform with a scale model car, and four additional songs. The Limited Edition also has a powder-coated blue frame.
* ''[[Pinball/StarTrekStern Star Trek]]'' is available in a basic "Starfleet Pro" model, as well as "Vengeance Premium" and "Enterprise Limited Edition" tables. The more advanced models include different backbox translites, more elaborate metalwork and cabinet molding, metal trails instead of plastic ramps, more elaborate LED lighting, color-changing playfield inserts, a vertical up-kicker and a kickback, and a Starfield laser projector.
* Along with the standard version of ''Pinball/FullThrottle'', a "Limited Edition" is available, with extras such as an autographed alternate translite, a shaker motor, an all-red or red/black cabinet (buyer's choice), and fiber optic lighting. Only 250 Limited Edition tables are made, though Creator/HeighwayPinball has plans to sell most of the components separately so "standard" owners can upgrade their tables.
* Customized versions of Creator/SegaPinball's ''Pinball/{{Baywatch}}'' were given to Creator/DavidHasselhoff and the series' producers. These machines included some voice clips not present in commercial tables, including R-rated language and various {{Inside Joke}}s.
* In addition to the basic table, ''[[Pinball/XMenStern X-Men]]'' was available in Wolverine Blue and Magneto Red Limited Editions, featuring custom translite art, color-coordinated metalwork, a magnetic spinning disc and a swing-out Ice Slide. 250 tables of each version were made.
* The Limited Edition of ''Pinball/TheWalkingDead'' adds a fold-out crossbow launcher, an illuminated fish tank with zombie heads, rust-colored metalwork, and a mirrored backglass translite to the basic package.
* Averted with the ''Pinball/BlackKnight'' Limited Edition; it was essentially a second run of the game, with the only differences from the original being a new sticker on the apron and various changes to the wiring and mechanics.
* Creator/WilliamsElectronics' ''[[Pinball/{{Fire}} Fire!]]'' was available in a "Champagne Edition" of 273 tables. These featured a varnished oak cabinet, brushed brass and gold fittings, and rotating "fire" light cylinders in the backbox.
* ''Pinball/AustinPowers'':
** A number of games sold by the luxury retailer Hammacher Schlemmer featured alternated versions of the playfield characters Mini-Me wears a blue prison jumpsuit, Austin sports a purple ensemble with a silver chain, and Fat Bastard is shirtless. It is sometimes misidentified as a "prototype" version by players.
** In addition, ten "Gold" ''Austin Powers'' tables were released as gifts for the movie's cast members. They featured gold-plated legs, lockdown bars, and metal trim, with each one was individually autographed and numbered by Creator/SternPinball CEO Gary Stern.
* While Dutch Pinball's ''Pinball/TheBigLebowski'' does not include a separate special edition, early purchasers received a ''Lebowski''-themed rug (complete with bowling references) that can be placed under the game.
* Creator/{{Stern}}'s ''[[Pinball/KissStern KISS]]'' comes in a basic "Pro" version, as well as Premium and Limited Edition versions. The latter two feature a "levitating pinball" effect, an animated Starchild figure with amp, and multicolored LED lighting.
* ''Pinball/GameOfThrones'' is available in a standard ("Pro") version as well as Premium and Limited Editions. The deluxe editions add an upper Castle playfield with its own set of objectives, an elevator to ascend the Wall and reach the Iron Throne, improved lighting and animation, different art packages, and laser-cut siderails. The differences are more than superficial; players feel the changes in the deluxe versions make the game notably harder and best suited for veterans.

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