Oh lordy! THIS IS REALLY HAPPENING!!!
Jody from Stern was nice enough to show us around!
A map of their service stations (is that even the right term?)
The station where they check the incoming parts against the bluprints to make sure they're up to snuff.
A collection of some of the various toys that Stern has made for their games. Some of them they sculpt in house and get molded in another facility, sometimes they use preexisting figures, like the family guy or Batman figures. Sometimes, like with the Shrek game, they found that the toys made by McDonalds would suffice for the pin. All they did was call up McDonalds and say, "could you give us...I don't know FOUR THOUSAND of your Shrek toys?" " Pull around to the second window." the voice on the other end said weakly. That's how it went down, right?
Chart of rubber rings, inserts, flashbulb covers etc.
And this is only the beginning! Wires and parts next time!