After a fall in shipping demand during the early days of the pandemic in 2020, a surge at the end of that year led to delays, port traffic jams, and blockages across the world. Now, containers are jammed up in ports due to rising demand and a continuing shortage of dockworkers and truckers.
These supply chain delays continue to plague Stern Pinball's ability to produce games. That is why so many games have "TBD 2022" (To Be Determined 2022) showing on the left side above the price on many games. We are constantly in contact with Stern who keeps us updated on the status on production, but unfortunately it seems that we are going to have to live with delays on all kinds of products and not just pinball for a big part of 2022.