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Offline Pop Bumper Pete

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There is a story going around that these guys are not using existing mech for the flipper, pop bumpers, etc..
That they are re-enginering them to JPops design

Offline Olivia_jason

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IF they can make money, and satisfy a niche market, then why not. I am all for small runs. BUT i hope the guys doing it can make money so they can do it again and again.

Any money making venture today is tough. take my hat off to anyone who can have a big go and make something work. Whilst i am cautious about the idea, I wish them every chance of doing a winner like Big Bang Bar. It can happen. Hopefully the static from Stern and JJP doesnt take up too much of the radio signals being sent out in the pinball universe, redirecting those hard to find pinny dollars. So many choices at the moment, which is good for the end consumer.

look at how many new sterns u can chose from, how many private containers are streaming in. Man there is so much dealer stock, private stock, Stern stock. Great choices with so so much going on..and YES, I LOVE Whoaa Nellies Great big TITs. lol  ^^^ ^^^  %.%

one thing he has of woz, a better theme. its already one steap ahead in my books

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Wizard of OZ only exists because it is very big in the USA, and as said before, by Roger Sharpe of the USA who is very switched on, middle aged women are most likely to put coin $$ into a Wizard of OZ Pokie Machine, therefore, the WOZ pinball can take place of pride at every casino in the USA next to a lady with blue hair, putting coins into a pokie faster than she can get the coins into it.

 (But if it means JJP send out 1000 WOZ machines, just to get one shoved in every casino that their pokies are already into. They cant lose even if the machine just sits there as a drawcard, free to play, and adds a little bit of excitement or a competition thingy for a few weeks)
 These casino's are always looking for anything/something gimmicky just to change the feel for the place, if even only a few weeks. They take more revenue in on one pokie in a 4 hour stretch, than any WOZ pinball will ever do in a 4 year period. and thats the point. The WOZ pinball doesnt have to make money at the casino.

Now, combine that with the old women half of u unlucky bastards on the forum are married to (only joking only joking). Combine that with the Aussie Pinball market, and what do u get. NO RELEVANCE AT ALL. LOL  @.@ %.% %.% %.% %.%

Maybe the WOZ licence has been successful out here with decent sales ONLY because it is so LEFT FIELD.  Thats the only reason I have looked at one. Because it is such a spin out of a really left field subject. It had better play friggin good after all this talk i can tell ya. or there will be alot of pissed off midget lovers running around the joint looking for a witch or two to bash.  !*! %.%  and yes, anything zombie will be good for pinball, once they lose that horrid screen situation on the playfield.  !@#
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Yes, the point of WOZ is exactly that..... the theme doesnt really appeal to many including myself... but what Jack has done is make a pinball that lifts the bar on current pinball manufacturers, of which there really is only one. Id go so far as to say that Jack looked long and hard at Stern.. saw what they did wrong and went way out of his way to correct this... Stern of course bounce back with ACDC.. a title that is a seller in itself, and yes, Stern have lifted their game on this one somewhat.
So you have 2 markets... the WOZ appeal and the REAL pinball appeal... with WOZ, pinball progresses.
Now i magine what Jack could have done had he the licence to produce ACDC?
Personally, i want to see what Jack does with WOZ... see the pinball itself and its innovations... then with any luck, he,ll get a title for the next one that is right... roll on JJ's 2nd pin!

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the 2nd is "The Hobit". That doesnt do much for the excitement gland either really if its true. Unless the movie (if and when) it comes out is a blockbuster. But i think the Hobit is really just a diversionary rumnour. Cause even the hobit will always play 2nd fiddle to the Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

So the 64 million dollar question, is WHAT is the REAL 2nd JJP licence. ANT (Tony) and I only have heard Hobit. It has to be better than that surely /  !@#
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thats all well and good, its not really a title however that would interest new people into the market, zombies however that is a huge market. if the machine looks as good as their art on their website, this thing is going to be awesome. wish i had some money to waste and buy this machine, i dont however which is a shame seeing ill most likely never get a chance to see or play one in the flesh without buying one. but if they stick to cool themes like this they should do well, it should do well, its such a popular theme, judging by their website its going to be very comical so it would have a wide appeal for sure. it is a shame big guys arent making titles like this. being that pinballs are almost in a cult for of following, cult style themes would be way more appealing. woz is as boring as watching paint dry. the worst theme since hard bodies lol

if they make the Hobit pinball, then they are virtually doing what stern are doing and make generic themed pinballs, the Hobit would be a safe theme however like many of these new pinball themes, but safe doesn't mean innovative or inspiring, i cant see why a Woz theme is very clever, woz vs zombie, ufo, hotglue gun, rollercoaster crazy theme lol, which theme is seriously more interesting??

oh and killing witches would be fun, but not whilest prancing around in red shinny slippers, and by chucking a bucket of water on them.
if they made some messed up really dark spinoff to the woz, that was clever then that would be cool, very simular to that allice in wonderland computer game, where Alice is a psychopathic killer lol, then you could say they are close to coming up with a cool title, but a musical well thats a little dull imo
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Getting back on track - Zombie Pinball.

I agree with OJ, this is a pinball with a difference and even though I initially wasn't into a zombie theme, I liked the innovation side of it but it sounds like fun and after seeing the BG graphics and the website I think this should look awesome.

I am now wondering if the monitor is in the very back of the cabinet and vertical - same pane as the BG but in the playfield area. This would be a very effective area as long as it is not cluttered with toys and ramps - for creatures to come at you etc, as well as see you score directly in front of you because with dmd style games you are looking at the playfield 95% of the time and miss so much of the dmd show / score.

As for the replacement of the screen, just like WOZ you would hope these guys have a lot of spares just in case. In addition if they are applying a patent to their monitor then it will be something unique to them so it may end up being a standard feature in their future machines which will warrant having a shed load of monitors sitting there to be used.

I think these guys were smart in doing a non licensed theme = freedom and innovation. I wish all the luck to them and hopefully will be able to play it one day somewhere or even better they decide to do a dedicated run for the Europeans and Aussies.  ^^^
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Getting back on track - Zombie Pinball.

I agree with OJ, this is a pinball with a difference and even though I initially wasn't into a zombie theme, I liked the innovation side of it but it sounds like fun and after seeing the BG graphics and the website I think this should look awesome.

I am now wondering if the monitor is in the very back of the cabinet and vertical - same pane as the BG but in the playfield area. This would be a very effective area as long as it is not cluttered with toys and ramps - for creatures to come at you etc, as well as see you score directly in front of you because with dmd style games you are looking at the playfield 95% of the time and miss so much of the dmd show / score.

As for the replacement of the screen, just like WOZ you would hope these guys have a lot of spares just in case. In addition if they are applying a patent to their monitor then it will be something unique to them so it may end up being a standard feature in their future machines which will warrant having a shed load of monitors sitting there to be used.

I think these guys were smart in doing a non licensed theme = freedom and innovation. I wish all the luck to them and hopefully will be able to play it one day somewhere or even better they decide to do a dedicated run for the Europeans and Aussies.  ^^^

thats a very valid point, if they make some very innovated tech, and guys like stern like the idea, whats to say they wont be paying for rights from these guys to use it if its patented. and yer the dmd you cant see, its good for those who are watching you play but not that great for the player

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for those in the US who ordered pin they get to design there own robot to go into the game - pretty cool idea makes it unique.

Here is the site for the custom robot.
http://www.myrobotnation.com/

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I love the retro 50's style artwork on this ( well what ive seen.. LOL - website is cool)!

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He does have some really cool colours and retro look about it.

I have been reading on the website and when you consider that the lcd is 19 inches = 482mm wide though probably diagonal so little narrower in actual width but would fit neatly across the width of the playfield, convinced myself that the monitor will go as the vertical backdrop of the playfield - great for the player - who cares about the spectators they can crowd around a little more - it's about the experience of playing the game.

This is all good, as it steps up the bar for Stern soon to be not the only pinball manufacturer on earth.

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He does have some really cool colours and retro look about it.

I have been reading on the website and when you consider that the lcd is 19 inches = 482mm wide though probably diagonal so little narrower in actual width but would fit neatly across the width of the playfield, convinced myself that the monitor will go as the vertical backdrop of the playfield - great for the player - who cares about the spectators they can crowd around a little more - it's about the experience of playing the game.

This is all good, as it steps up the bar for Stern soon to be not the only pinball manufacturer on earth.

swinks can you posts some pics up?? cheers mate

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I can't offer much than screen shots from there website, may help those locating certain images as the site does tend to change viewing options once your in there.

Check out the first image with the pointer going to the back of the playfield.... wild guessing really but a new fresh approach.

edit - stupid me finally sees the detail on the right hand side of first image - back panel...... there you go something new, see if goes well and then see who else follows with the right playfield layout to allow a clear visual - though they may make the cabinet a little higher ????
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Here is a interview with the guys, prototype machine be ready by the 24th March for a gaming show.

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/entertainment/140333073.html

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I emailed John and he is a man of very few words, he is not doing a larger run with a different power supply. If you ordered a machine that needed a power upgrade he would have modified for yours in that total of 99