Back to All News


Hot Toys Japan Co., Inc. Exclusive Importer for Japan

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – January 3, 2018 – Stern Pinball, Inc., the world’s oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced the appointment of Hot Toys Japan Co., Inc. as its exclusive importer and distributor for Japan.  Hot Toys Japan, an experienced seller of licensed products, started the relationship by distributing Stern’s newest title, Guardians of the Galaxy, along with other Stern Pinball titles including Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Batman, Aerosmith, WWE WrestleMania, Metallica, and AC/DC.

Hot Toys Japan will be adding personnel to their already experienced staff to facilitate sales of Stern Pinball machines to the commercial and consumer markets.

“We selected Hot Toys Japan as our exclusive importer and distributor because of their established success with related businesses, financial strength, knowledge of our industry, and passion for Stern Pinball products,” said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball.

As the dominant world leader in pinball design and manufacturing, Stern Pinball has captured global attention for fueling the resurgence of pinball.  SPI’s expansion into Japan marks a monumental distribution accomplishment.

“We have been long time Stern Pinball supporters and are very pleased to have the opportunity to represent Stern in the Japanese market,” said Franck Dubois, CEO of Hot Toys Japan.

About Stern Pinball, Inc.

Stern Pinball, Inc., headquartered just outside Chicago, Illinois, is the oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball games in the world.  Stern Pinball’s highly talented creative and technical teams design, engineer, and manufacture a full line of popular pinball games, merchandise, and accessories.  Recent Stern titles include Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Batman, Ghostbusters, Game of Thrones, WWE WrestleMania, The Walking Dead, Mustang, Star Trek, Metallica, X-Men, AC/DC, Tron, Transformers, Avatar, and many more!  All of Stern Pinball’s games are crafted by hand and assembled by Stern Pinball’s expert team.  A broad range of players enjoy Stern’s games from professional pinball players that compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time.  To join the fun and learn more, please visit: or


About Hot Toys Japan

Established in 2007, Hot Toys Japan is a high-end collectible brand, devoted to designing, developing and producing high quality and highly detailed collectibles with authentic likeness.  The Hot Toys brand is widely acclaimed in different parts of the world with products sold by its strategic worldwide distributors to over 30 countries including the United States, Europe, Greater China, South East Asia, Japan, Korea and the Middle East.  To learn more, please visit:

Related Posts