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homepin update
« on: December 20, 2014, 05:42:25 PM »
Thanks mike an karren for the update on your progress,and merry christmas to you also.damien
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Re: homepin update
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 05:58:24 PM »
Thanks mike an karren for the update on your progress,and merry christmas to you also.damien

Does that mean you have taken the plunge on a thunderbirds mate?   

   If you have we'll done

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 06:03:57 PM »
yes dan,I would not have missed this bit of history.
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Re: homepin update
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 06:13:15 PM »
Its a xmas miracle

www.homepin.com/tag/Update_Pictures.pdf
(it is on the internet, I guess it is allowed to link)

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 07:39:02 PM »
I had the pleasure to speak to Mike at length yesterday, and I'm VERY excited about not only Thunderbirds, but the releases AFTER TB and also the tech support for all Homepin games. I'm kinda "removing" Homepin from the "Boutique" pinball manufacturers.
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Re: homepin update
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 07:45:58 PM »
"release after TB" I need more $$$$   @@* !@)
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Re: homepin update
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 07:56:13 PM »
Long live homepin

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 08:07:45 PM »
I had the pleasure to speak to Mike at length yesterday, and I'm VERY excited about not only Thunderbirds, but the releases AFTER TB and also the tech support for all Homepin games. I'm kinda "removing" Homepin from the "Boutique" pinball manufacturers.

Hush now
Let's see Homepin #1 before we talk about game #2

I'd still like to know who designed Thunderbirds and is doing the programming
Cannot see how this would violate his licensing agreement

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 08:26:23 PM »
pete,you need to hone your mind-reading skills.lol ^&^
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Re: homepin update
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 08:33:04 PM »
So Homepin is making every part for the machine, right down to the coil sleeves?

What is the advantage of this? (serious question)

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 08:36:57 PM »
I would say he is expecting to be around a LONG time.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 10:11:48 PM »
I would say he is expecting to be around a LONG time.

Agree.. but knowing Mike id say that he  also didn't want to have to rely on "other" parts manufacturers to be able to do this and future ventures. you're never really in control of your product if  others control your supply

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2014, 12:06:39 AM »
Gavs point is spot on. Control your stock and u control your business.
Outsourcing works well but not if you are outside of the USA for pinball parts.
If Mike was to buy in bulk from a supplier in the USA and ship around the world he wouldn't be able to make a profit.
The only viable way was for Mike to manufacture as much as he could.
It will hurt to start off with but will be worth it in the long run.

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2014, 03:10:58 PM »
Here's hoping Mike makes the plastic slides available, a part that would be great, especially for old EM's where the original channel is long since perished.

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Re: homepin update
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2014, 07:28:31 PM »
So Homepin is making every part for the machine, right down to the coil sleeves?

What is the advantage of this? (serious question)

The points about supply made above are correct but also it is very difficult and costly to import items like this into China. It works out cheaper to make them myself and then have guaranteed supply and quality control.

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