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1313 Mockingbird Lane ~ MUNSTERS Club.


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#7 6 months ago

Great thread name for the official Munsters Club! I wont be in for a couple of months probably but i cant wait to read this thread when people start receiving their games and seeing the unboxings etc. Dream theme for me!
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#14 6 months ago

Dang look at all you LE guys in here! I think im gonna start a new Munsters thread called "poor man Munsters Club" for me and all of my low income Pro buddies on here!

#22 6 months ago
Quoted from Skyemont:

Which thread do i post in. There are about 100 of them.

All of them because Munster Madness is everywhere!!

1 week later
#119 5 months ago

My only disappointment about this game really is the lack of drop targets and Stern usung the big long one shot lights all letters target, but its not enough to steer me away from the game or anything like that. I am struggling though between this game and MBR a little.

There is a lot to love about The Munsters. One thing i personally love for myself is i don't want the lower playfield so i can save a lot of money by buying the Pro. The Munsters is a great great game though and i cant get enough of the videos of it that has been streamed so far. Its a beautiful game.

Munsters or MBR though?

#127 5 months ago

Looks like most people are favoring MB but to be fair nit many people have gotten to play Munsters yet so i wouldn't read too much into that.

#138 5 months ago
Quoted from Cdonnerusmc:

Munsters LE is on order as well as Monster bash LE and it sounds like they may be getting here in a few weeks. Monster bash may be a bit longer ..
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That should keep you happy for awhile!

#179 5 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Never bought a LE till now so I’ve never followed threads on a game at release closely.
Wow man a lot of bashing happening I don’t get it.

I see no reason to believe that this game is going to be anything other than awesome. It may not be the best game ever but it's certainly not a bad game at all. I think this game is going to be a big success.

#181 5 months ago
Quoted from mpnox:

Getting my Pro today, I'll post pics later
EDIT: And I live in Sweden

Congrats on your new game and PLEASE pist some pics for us!

#202 5 months ago

Wow what a beautiful game that is, i’m jealous!!! Love seeing these unboxing pics.

#206 5 months ago
Quoted from mpnox:

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Dont be sorry about the pics because we love them! Your pics look fantastic so take as many as you want. Munsters porn for the win!

#213 5 months ago

Nice to know they are putting the brackets in the corners. Its the little things that matter sometimes.

#224 5 months ago
Quoted from SteveMan:

Is the side artwork on these significantly darker in real life than in the promo photos or just an illusion?[quoted image][quoted image]

I would say the 2nd picture is accurate. The first picture is probably just bad lighting or a bad camera.

#233 5 months ago
Quoted from crazypinballguy:

It's official ... last night, my wife and I ordered our first ever NIB from Flip N Out Pinball ... a Munsters Pro!
I had A LOT of questions and LOVE talking pinball ... Zach was AWESOME!! ... He spent almost an hour on the phone answering all my questions and chatting about pinball.
I'm excited to add Munsters to our gameroom!

Congrats on your first new game! Zach will treat you right!

#236 5 months ago
Quoted from crazypinballguy:

Absolutely!
I had never interacted with him before other than watching him on SDTM. My wife and I really enjoy watching the show on YouTube. The chemistry between Zach and Greg is often hilarious!
That being said ... now as a distributor, I know Zach's job is to sell pinball machines, but during our conversation I never felt pressured to buy, (in fact, he told my wife and I to sleep on it, before committing.)
All in all, I feel super confident making our first NIB purchase from him.
** This was NOT a paid endorsement. **

Zach is a good honest guy. If any problems should arise he will take care of you I guarantee it. I remember when i bought my first NIB game it literally almost made me sick after i thought about how much money that i spent on a toy. My gf said you dont seem very happy for a guy that just bought a brand new pinball machine. I just kinda sat there and said i cant explain it but it just doesn’t feel right to spend that kind of money on a pinball machine. After i got it set up and playing it all of those thoughts went away and i was like a kid on Christmas Day. Since then i have bought five more games and i love the first one i bought still just as much as the last one.....no regrets what so ever. I love this hobby!

#240 5 months ago
Quoted from Hollywoodbone:

Ha ha I have that same thing happen with every purchase!!!!!

Yep i know what you mean Greg. My first NIB was the worst experience though. When i say I almost got sick, im not joking one bit. After being in the hobby awhile though and understanding how things work it doesn’t bother me too much because i know that i can sell my games if i wanted to at a minimal loss. Pinball machines are like money in the bank compared to most hobbies that people lose their ass on.

#250 5 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

I am starting to wonder about a cliffy to put on the shooter when the game gets to me.
Is there one on the LE I wonder

Not in the shooter lane there wont be.

#255 5 months ago

Thats only for that little side rail though and not the shooter lane. I have some games with cliffys but i also sometimes just put down a piece of removable mylar in the shooter lane like bigd said.

#286 5 months ago
Quoted from Acampero:

Anyone have suggestions as to where to order a Pro from at the best price? Located in So Cal.

Just call all distributors and say i am buying a Munsters game, give me your best price and if you are the lowest you can have my money.....if not better luck next time!

#288 5 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

My money is on the New owner Zach at Flippen Out Pinball. A+ treatment from price to delivery. He even through in a John Deere hat with my LE order! lol

I can see Zach now. You walk into his store and here he comes wearing his John Deere or DEKALB hat, cowboy boots and a dip in holding a spit cup and says....yessir can i help ya?

Thats how them good ole Indiana boys are!

#290 5 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Yeah with Gregs mom on his arm. lol

Ohhh lololololol.....OMG!!! I can feel the BUUUUUUUURN all the way over here lmao. We need to make this a sticky post!

#293 5 months ago
Quoted from KLR2014:

Joined the club today. One problem out of the box is a missing piece of wood on the right side at the back of the playfield, but thats cosmetic. Was hoping it would be at the bottom of the cabinet but it was not.
Also installed mirrors which helps a lot but could use some extra spotlights.
The 2 ramps exits in the back screem for a green glowing light.
Love it!
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Man that is beautiful, congrats on your new game! I cant wait to play one.

#294 5 months ago
Quoted from Lonzo:

That’s weird. Seems like it should be around there someplace since it was painted after it was installed. Maybe it’s In the wires bundles under the playfield. Lol

There they go again, just another way to cut cost so Gary can make more $$$.

#300 5 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

10 games in and I'm not finding it "easy"

So you got it set up and playing it huh? Thats awesome, please let us know how you are liking it. Is it everything you expected so far? Fun to shoot?

#302 5 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

Actually mine hasn't arrived yet but we have one on location as of today.it took me 15 games to make it to munster madness and I'm am above average player apparently playing like crap tonight lol.back at it, they close in an hour and if I don't win a free game......grrr

Just give us a mini review as soon as you can. We are all wanting to know how this game is! Enjoy. ....

#304 5 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

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Lol

#307 5 months ago
Quoted from Puffdanny:

Combo of playing like crap,tired from a 12 hour work day and to tight of tilt at this location.I played 26 games and only 1 good one,it was a little hard to get into when almost every time I would get multiball the game would tilt from just hitting the flippers but it has great flow and although it seems simple on the surface learning to maximize your score is going to be interesting.I enjoyed it but it will benefit from a few code updates I'm sure and could be argued that it needs it now but what stern release hasn't? It didn't really feel like any other game to me but at the same time it felt just like any stern if that makes sense.I think Munster fans will be happy but it's definitely not good enough to overcome a bad theme like Maiden at least not how it sits imo.that being said I can't wait to get mine set up the way I like it and throw the tilt bob in the trash where it belongs.

I dont think anyone expected this game to be as good as IMDN because lets face it, IMDN is pure greatness and one of the best pinball machines ever made imo. Is the game as fun to shoot though as say AS or GOTG or maybe even MET? if so i will take that and hope the code is fun and will get better as time goes by.

#313 5 months ago

So to all of the people complaining about the code on Munsters, are you talking that it is shallow like MB, AFM, MM and other 90's games or even more shallow than that? Im just trying to get a good feel for what all the negativity is about? I gotta believe that this game at least has as good of a code as MB. I would hope so anyway. If it is similar to that i would think that alot of people may actually welcome a pin like that. Not every game has to be GOT deep or TWD deep to be fun.

Help me out here and explain your shallow code complaints a little more in detail please.

#325 5 months ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

I'm kinda sick of the bitchin' you want more??

Not really, just trying to understand why all the disapointment is all. This game means a lot to me and i don't want to be disappointed. BM66 wasn't what i hoped it would be so im hoping the Munsters works out for me. These are my two most well liked themes. I guess i will find out tomorrow night for myself.

#337 5 months ago
Quoted from crazypinballguy:

I also love the BM66 theme, along with Munsters. In fact, I have an ad running on Pinside for a used BM66. What didn't you like about it?
Sorry, if this is straying off topic ... I'm fairly new here (less than a year.) Not sure if I should have sent you a PM or if it's fine to post this in the thread.

I dont hate BM66, i just dont love it like i want to. Theres a lot of great things about the game and its fun but i just don't enjoy it enough to spend the money on one. I am going to play Munsters tomorrow though and they have a BM66 so i will drop a few quarters in it and give it a try again. Its a cool game.though for sure and its freakin beautiful also.

#338 5 months ago

You guys with your new Munsters pins are making me very jealous!

#348 5 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

So I've watched Jack Danger playing the pro and premium versions. I have pretty much decided that I'm going to buy one or the other. Jack stated in the video (while playing at CES) he was a "Pro Boy", I think he likes the way it playes better than the premium/LE. When I watched Borg playing it with Dwight at Stern it seemed Jack was liking it better. What's the consensus of those on this thread who wants to reply. Thanks

Thats what i took away from the stream as well but i didn't need him to tell me the pro plays better because i could see it with my own eyes. Im not a fan of lower playfields at all.

#367 5 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

Fantastic to hear some really positive reviews. Just what the doctor ordered lol.
I absolutely love this theme and I can’t wait to be playing my LE (hopefully in the next month).
Looking forward to seeing more of these unboxings.

I agree and i was a little worried that this game wasn’t going to be that good after listening to what some people were saying. All of my fears have been put to rest after playing it tonight. I absolutely LOVE this game! Its easy and simple and a little light on code but its just fun as hell to play, and holy sh*t is it gorgeous!

#370 5 months ago
Quoted from pinhacker71:

who-dey where did you play it. I’m not too far from you and am wanting to put some time on it.

Arcade Legacy Bar Edition on Spring Grove Ave. in Cincinnati. Great place and a bunch of good people there!

#377 5 months ago
Quoted from crazypinballguy:

I'll probably be plunging the first ball around 2pm EST.
We're pretty excited, it's our first ever NIB.

Ok then we expect a review around 2:15 or so!

No really though we do expect one sometime tonight. You are going to love this game!

#400 5 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Man its so beautiful and vibrant

Even better in person and it has a nice light show also.

#412 5 months ago

The outlanes on the one i played didnt seem bad at all. What did you think about the code? Do you think it will be deep enough to satisfy most people?

#417 5 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Reading everyone's posts today I am really looking forward to picking up my Pro version tomorrow. I will post some photos when I get it set up. Thanks to those in this thread that responded to my earlier posts, was on the fence between Pro and Premium but chose the Pro after doing a little more research and reading more of the postings and reviews.

There are no bad choices with this game here, all 3 models are great. Congrats on your new game. You are going to love it.

#438 5 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

1956pinhead Congrats on your purchase. Local arcade gets one in about a week. Can’t wait to flip a Premium at TPF.

You better get on the phone now and cancel that MBR Bubblehead! Munster Madness is running wild and all the cool kids are getting one. Don't be the guy that gets left behind!

#441 5 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

I got to flip it first Who-dey, I just can’t pull the trigger without playing a pin.

Im just messing with you. I wouldn't cancel that beauty either if i was you. I would like to have Munsters and MBR side beside to see which one i like the best. I think Munsters will give MB a run for its money!

#443 5 months ago
Quoted from Bublehead:

And I know it, but I am going to rag on you and the many benefits of the mini pf on the Premium FoReVeR! “Who-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha!” said Dr. Creep

If Munsters was any more fun with the lower playfield i don't think i could stand it. Im still considering all options but i really loved the pro model that i played the other night.

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#456 5 months ago

I just dont let it worry me much. As long as i like it thats all i care about. The people complaining do have some valid points and i wont deny that but the game is still fun as hell. Will it stay that way long term? I don't know but i think it will because i don't get bored of games easily like a lot of people do and the theme will always make me smile no matter what.

Do you have any idea how many times that ive been told that my Ghostbusters Premium sucks and is a horrible game? I LOVE that game! Ive been told Aerosmith sucks also alot, love that game too. Theres not a game out there that doesnt get hated on by somebody.

The Munsters is a awesome game and im going to be proud to have it in my collection. I'll sit it right in between Ghostbusters and Aerosmith and call that section of games Skid Row or something.

#493 5 months ago
Quoted from FLpinball:

Munsters Pro in the house! If I was I intelligent enough I would post a pic! Shout out to Randy at Got Pinball here in Florida. Pinball is all about fun for me...and this game doesn’t disappoint.

Nice!!! Happy for you Charlie, glad you like it!

#566 5 months ago
Quoted from vex:

I was a little bummed out before receiving the machine from all the bitching here but thankfully that negative stench vanished as soon as I played the game.

Nothing wrong with this game at all. Is it perfect? No its not but its damn good!

#589 5 months ago

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#590 5 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

I am very interested to see how they hold up in 10 years time

The ones in our homes will be fine in 10 years for sure. There is also the 2 Star Trek and Mideival Madness document threads where i know the Star Trek i think has around 30K plays and still looks good.

Heres how i look at it, in a hundred years i aint gonna give a F*ck what my playfields look like!

#607 5 months ago
Quoted from mpnox:

SPOILER ALERT!
So here is a short clip of the Midnight Mode if you want to see it.
Interesting just when I filmed the clip and tried to play one handed the game resets at the end. Wierd, I have not had any problems with that before and I tried several times after and I could not repeat it. Will report it to Stern.

I didn't want to look but i had to. That is really cool!

#609 5 months ago

Dead Flip doing a Munsters launch party on Twitch right now!

#612 5 months ago
Quoted from Budman:

Who Dey, did you order a Pro?

Not yet, soon i hope. How are you liking yours?

#642 5 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

So a lonely space sits as TZ is in the hands of the master known as @HEP.....Wonder what might fill this spot as the game room prepares for a reset ( hint...Clock)
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That Munsters clock looks awesome!

#695 5 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

Well, the not so good reviews have made their way on to the Club thread.
Sounds like lack of code at this point is going to present a challenge for many players and owners.
Just to play a bit of devils advocate, when I plunge a ball on my Addams, I find myself immersed in the game. I love the theme all the way through- including the art, lighting, sounds, music, callouts, straght forward and fairly simple rules as well as the shot geometry of the game. I don’t find it repetitive, just a really fun experience.
If my Munsters LE (which I’m keeping my name on) provides a similar all immersive feeling, I think my family will still really enjoy it.
However, if the code on Munsters truly feels stale or pointless; and the mini-pf is simply a gimmick, I will def be disappointed as this is one of my fave themes.
Man, I can’t recall the last time I was both excited at getting a NIB game while feeling so much apprehension.

JMK dont worry brother you are going to love your new game. I will eat my shorts if you don't!

#711 5 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

For real waiting on my LE is just killing me send me the damn thing already

Hey at least it's coming! Im still trying to save up for mine so kiss my azz you ungrateful b@stard!

#714 5 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

Here north of the boarder, I’m not getting any updates on LE delivery. Mind you, we’re in the middle of a bad snow storm again.
Every time I look at the photos, I get more and more excited.

I cant wait until you guys start getting your LE's. I bet they are going to be sharp!

#717 5 months ago
Quoted from v8torino:

So this Munsters Pro is my first NIB Stern.............how seasoned are these playfields ?? You hear and read about all the playfield concerns on Pinside.
How long ago do you think they were made and is all the clear and processes used on these playfields had time to cure and harden properly before shipping them to us guys and operators fortunate to afford such a nice " Luxury Toy "

It will be ready to use as soon as you set it up. If its cold i would probably let the game set for several hours and warm up but other than that set it up and play the hell out of it. Don't listen to all the BS on this site. Stern playfields are just fine. They will have a problem once in awhile im sure but everything manufactured has problems occasionally.

P.S. Oh yeah, its going to dimple also. That is normal so dont freak out when it does. It will look better and better the more you play your game.

#732 5 months ago
Quoted from Gritty:

My theory is it’s not the clear, it’s the softer wood they are using. I have never seen dimples in a CPR playfield.

You haven't looked hard enough. No wood is harder than steel.

#735 5 months ago
Quoted from BenetBoy78:

Actually there are natural woods from the amazon that are harder than some manufactured steel, especially the steel from China. Impure recipe. Too much slag. Lol.

Well i know that my wood is harder than steel but im not sure about China's wood?

#741 5 months ago
Quoted from jbug:

it would have been nice to have an option to adjust light levels.

You should be able to adjust the back box lighting and maybe even the intensity of the playfield lighting too but im not sure. Turn the back box lighting down to 10% during gameplay though and that will eliminate the glare from the back box on the glass while you are playing. You can also adjust the brightness of the back box while its in attract mode as well. Hope this helps, congrats on your new game.

#744 5 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

Did you get to try and play it out in the wild again? They got an LE at Helicon near me, and I'm tempted to go give it a whirl!
Are you any closer to buying yours?

Hey wesman, i am getting ready to go play Munsters today again actually but no LE' in my area yet unfortunately. I am getting close to getting my game yes, i kinda want to see what people are saying about the lower playfield first so im not in a major hurry but i will be getting a Munsters very soon for sure.

Please go play that LE and let us know what you think about the lower playfield, i am sure lots of people would love to hear your thoughts about it!

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#769 5 months ago

Played a Munsters Pro for the 2nd time today and still find this game very fun and i will be owning one soon. Gotta have it!

#771 5 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

I now have 245 games on my Pro, and I'm really enjoying it. The deeper you get into the levels the better the music gets too. The Midnight Madness mode on this game is great, always fun to experience it. The only negative for me so far is the right outlane, hard to keep the ball from exiting even when nudging. Ran an audit to get a comparison of left side Vs right side drains, right side is about 30% higher rate than the left which makes sense when you look at how the posts and lanes are configured. So all I need to do is keep that ball away from that right outlane

You could also move the outlane post in and close that gap up a little bit if you wamted to. That would cut down on the drains a little bit.

#782 5 months ago

Look at that shit eating grin on violin Steve! Lol

#783 5 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Yes, in fact I had planned to make that adjustment today, but not sure it is going to help that much. If you look at the other location to set the post it isn't that much of a change, but still going to make the change and see how it goes. For those that are interested I'll report back after a few games with the results.

It helps more than you would think. Its not extremely huge but definitely noticeable. I moved mine in on GB because the game is so brutal and im really glad that i did because even though the difference was minimal, anything help at all was welcomed on that drain monster! It made the game more fun.

#785 5 months ago

Steve we expect a full report by this evening so just know that we are all waiting!!

#805 4 months ago
Quoted from Ven:

It is a pretty big oversight by stern to not recess the shooter lane ramp and expecting people to take a dremel and grind on the ramp of their new pin is pretty ridiculous. Like I mentioned when I decided to try to move the ramp a bit there were already three sets of screw holes in the wood under the ramp so it's not like they didn't know it was an issue.

Ive only heard of two people having a problem so far and ive played two different games that were just fine so i doubt this is a widespread issue.

#829 4 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Just needed a lubed up ram

#832 4 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

Are you from New Zealand?

No he's from"Kin"tucky...you know brothers, sisters, cousins etc? Nevermind this isn't the place to talk about these things. Just PM him and he will fill you in on everything.

P.S. Have you ever seen that movie called Wrong Turn?

#834 4 months ago
Quoted from TomDK:

In the club ... out the club.
After exactly 19 days in my gameroom the Munsters Pro will leave today ...
Nice flow and fast game, but thats it.... boring. Maybe the software updates will change something but they can not change the emty playfield.
I cought myself after a bad first ball starting a new game, getting all characters in every 3. game. Dragrace is boring and a show stopper. The jackpot there on the left is boring and a show stopper. To 90% I stopped the jackpot to get back in game. The sound is bad, too many layers at the sametime. Animations are funny .. for the first 3 times ...
Good news .. the pin will stay in my pinball league so I have chances to play it later .....

Wow

#862 4 months ago
Quoted from wyopin:

Way thrilled stern has started putting on cliffy-styled protectors!!
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How are you liking your game so far Wyopin? Have you got to play it much yet?

#866 4 months ago
Quoted from wyopin:

Didn’t get to play it too much, but have been loving it so far. Shoots like butter right out of the box...those ramps are perfect. Franchi nailed the artwork too...it looks amazing in person. The mirrored back glass is stunning. The lower playfield is a little tricky and the response is odd because the flippers and balls are so tiny...but it’s a decent novelty and it looks like it belongs...overall I like the lower playfield (it kind of reminds me of those little toy pinball machines you’d play as a kid).
The game really caters to the backhand shots.
The ball does seem to bounce a bit sometimes, though..got it stuck up on herman’s arm once where I had to pull the glass (maybe just need to mess with the angle). I do like the sounds and show clips. The music doesn’t seem overplayed and complimented the gameplay very well. Still don’t fully understand the ruleset but I see plenty to shoot and I’m sure that will get refined in upcoming code.
So far, I’m thrilled with my purchase, and I’m looking forward to getting more flips in on it.

That's great, glad to hear that you are liking it. You can also turn the mini playfield off in the settings if you sometimes didn't want to play with it on. The game is gorgeous and i bet the mirrored backglass is stunning.

Lot of complaints as you know about the code but i have played a pro now twice and i really enjoyed it a lot. The game is so beautiful that i just enjoy looking at it as crazy as that may sound, and me loving the theme helps a lot also of course.

I think this game will do just fine in a larger collection for sure even if it does have a shallow code. I dont really get bored of games if they are fun and they shoot good so i dont think thats going to be a problem for me at all. Congrats on your new game and please keep us updated!

#867 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Of course my game is finally supposed to be here tomorrow or fri after all the factory delays..... and now we have 6+ inches of snow and 1/4,inch of ice on the ground. Not sure what I'm gonna do but ill find a way to get it in the house and set up lol.

We want some pics bigd when you get it! I bet the wait is killing you!

#869 4 months ago
Quoted from wyopin:

Oh...forgot to mention, the game looks a lot brighter than the pro with the lower playfield in there. That’s not to take away anything from the gameplay of the pro...it’s just to to address the complaints of the game being too dark
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I bet that does make a big difference. I dont really find the Pro to be too dark truthfully like a lot of people say and im getting to be blind as a bat. Seems ok to me, could be better i guess but i wouldn't say its bad.

#884 4 months ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

Was just informed that my Monster Bash LE & Munsters LE will del on the same day..$$ expensive month

Now that is some serious first world problems right there! Lol

#901 4 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

Exciting day and happy to share first pics of Munsters LE #122.
I was also fortunate to have my BM66 Premium delivered at the same time.
Both are very fun titles.
For Munsters LE, the pin plays extremely fast and very smoothly. All shots flow seamlessly on my example with no shooter lane issues nor disruptions from the mini PF.
Theme integration is spot on- lcd clips, music, callouts and sounds are all terrific.
Colour changing led light show is perfect and the LE is not dark through the middle of the game due to the mini pf having some really nice ambient lighting.
The ramps and loops are amazing. All shots are easy to hit with little to no clunk.
The mirrored backglass is very sharp and the cabinet looks attractive overall.
In person, I don’t find the lockdown bar and rails to look quite as mismatched as they show in photos. I actually had to point it out to my family or they wouldn’t have noticed.
The lower pf is fun but does have a bit of a novelty factor to it.
However, what is neat about the mini pf is the variety of shots: 2 orbits, vuk, middle bash toy, right ramp and chance for a 2 ball multiball.
It won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but it’s better than I expected and will take some practice to master it.
The next most divisive element of this pin is gong to be the code.
There is no doubt the ruleset as it stands now is fairly shallow.
The game is also quite easy and thus good players may get to Munster Madness quite regularly.
I’m hoping that Dwight adds some polish and depth; but if the game is truly mostly coded: I’m not sure this is the ideal pin for highly skilled players nor those who have either a small game set-up or don’t absolutely love The Munster’s.
In my collection of games, I have a mix of some deeper games (like Maiden, DI and newly arrived BM66 and some on the shallower side like Deadpool, MB and TAFG).
My family and I enjoy a variety of gameplay and The Munsters will be a fun game to flip. Only time will tell if it has longer term appeal.
Pics attached below. I have to stagger my pins due to space restrictions which is why they appear different in size.
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Game looks gorgeous and you have a sweet lineup of games, congrats!

#913 4 months ago

I haven't got my Munsters pinball machine yet but i just ordered these from Bradford Exchange to keep me happy until i do get one.

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#919 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Not got my LE yet,
Holds a centimental value as used to watch it with my Dad when I was younger.
It’s a limited edition plaque- but not the one I would wish for
Still it’s my way of remembering
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That is awesome Pinhead. Sorry to hear about your father.

#922 4 months ago
Quoted from Rum-Z:

Sorry about your Dad passing Pinhead, but it's awesome that you enjoyed The Munsters together. My Dad turned me onto pinball way back when I was a kid, but he passed away before I got my first machine. If he could only see the resurgence that pinball has experienced. Everytime I play I think about him and I feel that he's with me in spirit, which is cool. I hope you'll feel that too.

That plaque is a great tribute to his dad. I guarantee you that game will be bolted to the floor forever!

#927 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Well Who-Dey, you blew my surprise! I was going to spring these cool looking additions and post photos of my clock and lamp next to my game next week. I ordered both the clock and lamp last Monday, I'll have them nex Tuesday. I recall that I think the run is limited to like 250 or something like that. I think Bradford is going to get hit with a lot of orders in the very near future!
Can't wait to see how they look, I will post a few photos next week.

Lol oh man sorry about that. We still want pics though. I hated to spend that much money on those 2 items but i wanted them bad. I kept looking at them and my gf said just buy them both, you work hard and you deserve it. She finally talked me into it and i ordered them.

They only charged my pay pal for one item though today and that worries me a little. Im hoping the other item isnt out of stock, that would be a bummer. You may have bought the last one and now I can't have them both!

#928 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinhead1982:

Thanks for the kind words all.
Yeah the game will be one to keep, despite the shallow code
We used to watch all the 60s TV programmes together - Munsters was one of our favourite..
His passing was a unexpected and very
Quick, but got to tell him I loved him before he went.

You should buy the Munsters dvd collection also and watch them all again. I caught it on sale a while back and only paid like 15 bucks at best buy for them. Im glad you got to talk to your Dad before he passed, im sure that meant a lot to him and you both.

#1027 4 months ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Yes I agree with you, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I love MB too. Did you buy a Munsters pinball machine? Out of respect to Pinsiders that have dropped a considerable amount of coin on this game, this is an owners club. Plenty of negativity on the other Munsters threads for you to add to.

Amen....well said!

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#1035 4 months ago
Quoted from drfrightner:

There are some really tough guys on this board let me tell you. Talk tough, show little respect for other opinions. First off to the idiots who assume I'm selling something I'm not. I own a huge haunted house and inside that haunted house we have corporate party room where we have 11 pinball games all horror themed. I bought Munsters LE without ever seeing it because it will fit in nice as a THEME!
I think I clearly said to the idiots who can't read, that I have not seen or played the LE only reviewed the PRO. Sorry the PRO IS BORING ULTRA BORING.
If it's so great then why has it already fallen into the middle of the top 100 and I would bet will sink even more soon because the game is a BORE!
I'm entitled to my opinion without a bunch of stern can do no wrong idiots trashing me.
Fact is Stern could spend more time on their games to try and make something original do something different. Why not make the games wifi ready, put camera's in, create some technology so you can play against friends in other locations, make updates automatic without USB sticks. Or how about just make a game that is totally original without copying games you previously made.
That is my opinion.

Respect is earned and with your attitude you will never get any respect, especially around here. You are brand new here and you're calling people idiots and tough guys and telling them they cant read because they are from a certain city etc. You're off to a very poor start and if you don't change your attitude you wont last long here at all.

#1043 4 months ago

Ranking means absolutely nothing, especially on a new game and some people are of the opinion that the pro is the best model because they hate lower playfields.

#1045 4 months ago
Quoted from Thunderbird:

Some people get quite grouchy and rude don’t they?

Yep. Pinball is a rough sport!

#1047 4 months ago
Quoted from cantbfrank:

Now all Stern needs is the Addams family tv license.

Yep that would be sweet.

#1082 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Back home by 6pm...count on it!!!!

Thats not fast enough, hurry up MK!

#1102 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

The game has a lot going for it!!!
Will now rest and then play for a bit...Initial take... couldn't be happier!!
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Beautiful game MK and it looks great by that Munsters clock!

#1111 4 months ago

Are you going to be able to set it up tonight Spaceman?

#1150 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

This is what pinball is about this game right here for real

So would it be safe to say that you are happy with your purchase Spaceman?

#1152 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

You could say that the game is amaze balls

Thats awesome, glad you are loving it. It looks amaze balls thats for sure. The LE is sharp!

#1163 4 months ago
Quoted from guss:

Thinking about buying a pro. Any good reviews about it ? Cant afford to buy a Le. Would like a Monster bash but the same problem.

You have the same delima as i do right now, MBR or Munsters? I hope to own both eventually but i gotta decide which one i want now. Both games have some advantages over one another. I wish i could find a MB close to me to play but there’s none around unfortunately. Such a tough decision.

#1166 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

For Who-Dey & guss, I went on line today and took a look at MBR out of curiosity due to some of the prior posts and knowing Who-Dey was trying to decide which way to go, Munster's or MBR. If it helps I will offer up one of the significant descriminators for me if I was trying to decide would be DMD Vs actual modern display user interface.
Having played both (like most of us these days) I just find it real hard to buy a NIB game with a DMD user interface. I know perhaps the DMD in MBR is an attempt to keep the remake true to its roots, but man there is just no comparison in how the newer interface just adds to the overall pinball experience of a new game. Perhaps others posting here can weigh in as well with their views on this or other aspects, but this one difference would move me to Munsters. Having this game for 3 weeks now and having played almost 300 games on it you might get the idea I really really enjoy this game, and play it everyday. I hope this helps.

Yep that’s definitely a big positive for Munsters. MB has some really great interactive toys so that is a plus for it. It also is beautiful, a great shooter, and in my opinion it has a fun rule set too. So you got:

Both games have equally great themes
Both games are equally gorgeous
Both games shoot really well.

Munsters has a lcd screen +1
MBR has great toys +1

So that leaves us with

Best rules?
Enjoyability?

Hmm

#1168 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Well then I think we call that the Spin Cycle, only one way out of that dilemma, and you know what that is right, better buy them both. So it's easy, just decide which one to buy first

I definitely want them both, thats already been decided there. Which one do i buy first is the big delimma or maybe which game is the best i should say. I want the one that is the most fun first!

#1172 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Do neither wait and get the Premium B&W and give lower playfields another chance man!! this one is great and real fun

I love the black and white premium a lot as well. I wouldn't rule it out but i really like Munsters Pro a lot as well and that gives me money toward another game. I dont hate the lower playfield, matter of fact i think its beautiful but i just think its a feature that i can live without. Its the nicest lower playfield in pinball history imo.

#1173 4 months ago

I will say this also. The fact that i am even struggling to decide which game i purchase next says a lot about the Munsters because Monster Bash is one of the greatest pinball machines ever made for sure.

#1176 4 months ago
Quoted from Hillel:

Anxiously waiting to hear word about my Munsters LE shipping, so congrats to all the lucky ones who received one already. Thanks to those folks for sharing your awe, positivity and photos. My distributor told me that Stern is shipping the LE's before the topper is done, and that it will ship at a later date. That doesn't sound right to me, especially when the Game Feature Matrix makes no mention of a topper. This will be my first Stern game, so can anyone tell me their history regarding toppers please? I'm also hoping that Stern is aware of all the valid concerns expressed on these boards about their expanding list of unfinished game codes, and that they make code updates and customer satisfaction top priorities for all their games. Never more, never more!

Toppers usually dont come out until after the game has been out awhile unfortunately but there will be a topper for this game. As far as code goes, they have been doing very well in coding these games since they hired some more people in that area. Game codes take awhile and dont happen over night so just remember that.

Also don't let all the negative talk discourage you and just enjoy your game and the code updates that will be coming. Some of the code talk definitely has some merit but some people on here try to make people believe that stern code and code updates are horrible, simply not true. With that being said though i would like to see my Ghostbusters code finished!

#1178 4 months ago
Quoted from Thunderbird:

Still looking at buying, but this is a big issue to me. How do we turn off that seizure inducing strobing if desired?

I know GOT you can turn down the lighting effects, hopefully that will be in this code as well. I have played Munsters though several times and it never seemed to bother me. Its nothing like some of the lighting effects on Game of Thrones, now those are a little overpowering for sure.

#1182 4 months ago
Quoted from Hillel:

Thanks for that refreshing perspective Who-Dey. There is an abundance of negativity on these boards, but I try to consider the source and defer to this being an extremely enjoyable new hobby for me, and prefer to keep it that way. So different than the case with Chicago Gaming who ships their MBr LE with a topper (I'm still waiting), I assume that since Stern has yet to produce the Munsters topper, there will be an extra charge if one wants a topper for their Munsters LE when it is eventually released. Is that right?

Yes there will be an extra charge, usually 400 dollars i think for the toppers. You would think the LE's would come with a topper but Stern doesnt do that unfortunately. Definitely try and stay away from all the negativity and have fun. Im not suggesting that everything is perfect by any means but this a great hobby and there is lots of reasons to be happy about the choices we have in pinball today. This is a great time to be in this hobby and the Munsters is a awesome game!

#1184 4 months ago
Quoted from Flippingr8:

Here is a huge big +++ for Munsters, imho: the Munsters theme music, both during the game and at the end of the game. Its positively awesome! Munsters had probably one of the best TV show opening and closing credits music of all time. I could listen to that all day!

Lol yep me too. I love it! Ive been watching all of the episodes and im having fun watching them. I cant believe the show only lasted two seasons.

#1214 4 months ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Come on Who-Dey you love The Munsters more than anyone. I will be sad if you don’t get one! You deserve to be happy bro, that’s what pinball is all about...

Oh I'm getting one Rick don't you worry buddy. Im kinda leaning toward Munsters first i think but i definitely want a Monster Bash also. There are more great games out right now than my bank account can handle.

#1223 4 months ago
Quoted from Magicchiz:

Ok, here is mine with black legs, gold bolts and leg levelers.
Wayyy better then gold legs.
Magicchiz
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Looks nice!

#1227 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

The lamp has arrived, clock shows up tomorrow
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That is AWESOME pinhead! My lamp and clock are supposed to be here tomorrow. That lamp has unbelievable detail in it!

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#1230 4 months ago

I’m sitting here having a beer(s) and watching a Munsters stream on Twitch and listening to all of you braggers talk about your games and showing off your lamps and shit and ive just decided the hell with it! im getting a Munsters Pro. Will be ordering this week probably so take that Bitches!

#1232 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Hopefully you can find one in stock from the first batch... otherwise you may be waiting a bit.

Oh ok nice bigd just rain all over my parade why dont you!

I never even thought about it but you are probably right. I can wait if i have to, not a big deal. Im sure it wont be too long before they make some more.

#1235 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Sorry not my intention....Now if u got a premium you cld probably have it much sooner. Call around tho..... id bet someone has a pro stashed away.

I think i just want the pro honestly. If i gotta wait it wont be long. They will do a run of pros soon I guarantee it. I gotta get some surgery done on my dog also so I’ll need the money that i save for that.

#1237 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

As a side note I'm headed here in a couple weeks. Went last year, over 400 Pins, old EM's to current day stuff. Pinball machines lined up row after row after row. I'm hoping there might be a Munster's Premium there to play. JJP was there last year so most likely will be this year as was Chicago Gaming
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400 games? Hooooooly crap, thats pinball heaven Pinhead! You know there’s going to be a Munsters LE there probably.

#1294 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Midnight madness started on my game then the game died and restarted so I turned back the time and tried it again and the same thing happened
Game goes dead then says “restarting”
Anyone know what gives ?

I think some peoples games are doing that unfortunately. Im sure it will be fixed in future code updates. Sounds like you are loving your game though other than that, thats awesome!

#1319 4 months ago
Quoted from Flippingr8:

Shaker motor test is in the coil menu.
I like the shaking, just don't like the noise that comes with it. I'll have to look around and see if I can figure out what is vibrating that isn't supposed to.

I got a couple of games that just shake the hell out of my games when the shaker is on. I just turned them off and i honestly dont miss them that much. Seems like some games work perfectly with a shaker and others don't.

#1364 4 months ago
Quoted from 2manypins:

Shooter ramp does need to be "flattened" a little or recessed in.

I have seen people talking about this but ive played 2 pros on location and i never noticed any problems with the shooter lane or the auto or manual plunging.

Is this a problem or isnt it? Im close to ordering a pro but if there is some type of design flaw id rather wait.

#1369 4 months ago
Quoted from Ven:

Was/is an issue on my pro.

Did you resolve the problem? The only thing im not understanding is how on earth did Stern forget to recess the ramp into the shooter lane? Do all the other games that they have built have the ramps recessed into the shooter lanes?

#1372 4 months ago
Quoted from snaroff:

Weird...TRON is recessed, both Beatles and Munsters aren't recessed. Maybe it's part of the Spike "platform" (just kidding

If its truly a problem its more than weird, its flat out f*cking stupid.

#1380 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

So I was looking over the rules
You have to complete a lot of shots to get multi-ball both levels I think
Wow I didn’t know the MM mode had its own rules
Sweet

And its going to get better also!

#1395 4 months ago
Quoted from Macca101010:

Received my Bradford Exchange Munsters Koach today. Lights up and plays the Munsters song. Could make as a nice topper, let's see what Stern come up with.[quoted image]

That's cool Macca! I got the lamp and the cuckoo clock. The lamp is very detailed and high quality and my clock i think is going to be even cooler. It should be here tomorrow. That car sure would look good sitting beside my lamp!

#1477 4 months ago
Quoted from JMK:

kidchrisso: Great suggestion!
I turned down both the lower and upper pf flippers to “soft”; and agreed, the lower pf shots feel more controlled. Right ramp is now also registering fine.
I even prefer the feel of the flipper setting on the regular/upper flippers.
Love the seamless flow of this pin.
Every time I turn this pin on, hear the music and flip a ball, it brings a smile to my face.

Glad you guys are enjoying your game, Munsters is awesome!

#1486 4 months ago
Quoted from ShinyBall:

Got my LE today..no issues.. the shooter lane ramp was beveled/filed from the factory..yeah!
The lower playfield had a little smudge (dusty). no big deal..happy happy happy!
Received my Monsterbash LE today also..absolutely perfect..what a day!!!
WoW Wow Wow....I love it when things come together!

Today was like Christmas day for you, but like 1000 times better!

#1493 4 months ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

Question for Le owners.
I’m a huge Munsters fan and really wanted this theme but, after playing the pro It wasn’t for me.
Do you think the LE or premium is enough to sway my decision to still get one?
On another note this was my front bass drum head for years ! Now on the wall!
Thought you might like?!
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The only difference is the mini playfield so im just guessing this game may not be for you but im not sure whats not to like about this game? What didn't you enjoy about it?

#1496 4 months ago
Quoted from J-drum11:

To me it just felt a little empty!
I like everything else about it .
I rather have a color machine.
I’m not bashing it by any means. I really was looking forward to it and was hoping the premium was going to be color so, that also throws my decision off!
As for seeing a premium or le in person? It will be highly unlikely at the places I go to so, I was trying to get more input because, I may have to wing it if I decide to go for a premium or LE .
It’s the theme that keeps drawing me in.
Huge Munsters fan!

Oh man i really love the black and white premium. I think it fits this theme perfectly and the artwork that Chris Franchi put on it is just amazing. Im not going to say anything stupid like this is the best game ever made but i tell ya what, its damn good.

Im the opposite of you though. I don't want the lower playfield but the black and white artwork on the premium almost convinced me to buy a Premium. Im a Munsters fan also and this is dream theme for me.

#1505 4 months ago
Quoted from Ifpaadam:

Are there any premiums in the world yet?

Not yet, it'll be a week or two looks like.

#1549 4 months ago

They look amazing! I honestly believe that the Munsters could be the best looking pinball machine of all time. Chris Franchi flat out killed it on this game here.

#1557 4 months ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

Well first my dealer was supposed to be here yesterday at 4:00 pm, then 6:00 pm, then 7:00 pm, but, he finally made it! Number 16 is in the house! Got it set up last night about 10:00 pm. Played until I couldn’t see anymore. First impressions - this pin is awesome! I don’t know why hardly anyone would complain about anything, but to each his own. Shoots like butter, the shots are real fun and grandpa’s laboratory is the best lower playfield I have ever seen. Quite a few unique shots and crazy fun to play. I set my lower flippers to soft after trying hard and I totally agree that’s a better setting but I like the main flippers on default hard setting. The game is gorgeous - even better than I imagined, and the lower playfield is much bigger in person than I expected. I don’t see any shallow code yet but I’m only an average player. Maybe expert players might find the code shallow but so far I think this machine is an incredibly well designed and integrated system. Call outs, light show, video clips all seemlessly integrated. I love this thing! It’s a keeper for me. Definitely some hard drains and could not call this machine “easy” which is a good thing! Thrilled with the purchase. Lily and Dragula single targets didn’t bother me at all. I do have some dust on the lower playfield like others. Only complaint the lower ball install could have been designed much better.
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Thats a beauty Rick, congrats!! I am like you, i dont see how anyone wouldn't like this game. You can't please everyone i guess.

#1560 4 months ago
Quoted from JimB:

Is it possible to get a replacement or is it only fixable via shaving it down?

I would think so.

#1561 4 months ago

I heard that Premiums are going into production next week.

#1567 4 months ago
Quoted from hockeymag8:

Got Metallica Premium Thurs and getting Munsters LE Tuesday - super stoked - help makes working all these ungodly hours at the salt mine a lot more worth it.

Well thats two great games, should keep you busy for a good while!

#1575 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Not sure if its bc my game is getting broken in or something else but over the last few days its been destroying me..I'm lucky to start a 3 ball herman mb. I can't get anything going and its not being very nice... but i kind of like it lol.

Quoted from MK6PIN:

Glad I'm not alone....went from getting my name up on about everything the first bit....now, after 82 plays, thing is kicking my ass...I think hitting Spot is one of the most satisfying shots on a machine currently..pretty tight and the ball always seems to have pace when he pops up.....it's like the damn game is just going to explode or something....

Play better ya scrubs!

#1577 4 months ago
Quoted from Lawnboy:

Found these parts in my LE today. One screw was in the bottom of the cabinet and the other was on the playfield. The round metal piece was on top of the playfield. Does anyone know where it goes?
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You mean that’s not normal? I think all of my games are like that.

#1640 4 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

$2500 AND a Stern Pro!
deadflip said “go get a Metallica
This was my favorite pinball tournament live stream I’ve seen. Great format. Commentators were top notch. Production as well. Great job to all involved.

I watched some of it yesterday and hopefully can finish it up today. There were lots of good players there!

#1644 4 months ago
Quoted from Guinnesstime:

Yeah it was looooooooooooooong.
Also just wanted to say I was just surprised you didn't have Munsters. Assumed it b/c you post a lot and are a great fan. I'm watching the Buffalo Pinball Pro stream now.

Lol it isn't because i dont want one believe me. I have a rental property that ive had to dump a lot of money into lately and it has been taking all of my money. Munsters is coming though soon......very soon actually! Stay tuned.

I have been enjoying seeing everyone else getting their games and i cant keep my nose out of the Munsters threads. Its what keeps me going until i get mine.

#1658 4 months ago
Quoted from xplorer:

Seems like the buffalo guys don`t like the game...

Of course not, thats because its not a Jersey Jack game. If it was a JJP game they would be pumping it up like crazy.

#1660 4 months ago
Quoted from Lawnboy:

Ok. Found out where these go Does not look easy to put back in. The round piece goes under the left ramp and it looks like its a counter weight for the spot trap door. one screw one each side that are also not east to get too. The right one is in the yellow circle in picture. I have had at least three other people PM me telling me they are at least missing the screws. CHECK the tightness on yours [quoted image]

Ugh.....not good!

#1665 4 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

the premium/LE are way more fun than the pro.

I've heard people say the lower playfield is awesome and ive heard people say its not fun. Can't wait to find out for myself. I think all 3 models are amazing personally.

#1670 4 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

who-dey in for a Premium?


I do like that black and white art package!

#1671 4 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

I found it a lot of fun. So did my wife.

I hope it isn’t overused. Ive heard some people who i personally know and really trust their opinion say that its the only way to go but some people say otherwise. I really hope that i like it. If i do like it, it will be the first lower playfield ever that i have liked.

#1731 4 months ago

Every Munsters fan should own these two items here. They are awesome!

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#1738 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Dude the clock is sick!

Yes it is and so is the lamp. They look great and seem to be very good quality. On the hour the windows light up In the house and it plays the Munsters theme song.

#1739 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

I'm a topper guy for sure...anxious to see this one....

This will be a must have topper for anyone who owns this game imo. I predict right now that this will be the #1 selling Stern topper to date.

#1742 4 months ago
Quoted from Who-Dey:

This will be a must have topper for anyone who owns this game imo. I predict right now that this will be the #1 selling Stern topper to date.

Edit: Except for TWD. TWD topper is epic!

#1743 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

If it’s a clock take my money now

You’re going to buy this topper no matter what it is Spaceman, i just know it.

#1797 4 months ago
Quoted from hockeymag8:

Happy 313 day! Close enuf to 1313

Have you played your game yet Hockeymag?

#1799 4 months ago
Quoted from hockeymag8:

Nope not yet - did not get to my crib until 8:30 last night and this morning the work thing got in the way - tonight plan to load the balls and crank it up!
I stared at it for a while tho - what a beautiful game - love the art work!

Cant wait to hear your thoughts tonight. Congrats on your new game!

#1841 4 months ago
Quoted from GamerRick:

I don’t mind it MK. But my worry is it is so strong and so long it will shake multiple parts loose over time that otherwise wouldn’t

I only use the shakers on my GB and MET occasionally because of that very reason. It can and does happen.

#1852 4 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Interesting....just looked at the "is shakers causing node board failures in spike games" thread, and the poll didn't really seem to clarify.
On one hand, it would make sense, on the other, so many games (thousands) have them, and they are a consistent upgrade for many. Seems if there was a real metric attached to failure, there would be a warning or something...

I'm not neccessarily talking about node board failures MK, mostly just screws getting vibrated loose and stuff like that.

#1853 4 months ago

When you find a few screws and nuts etc laying in the bottom of your cabinet sometimes its really hard to figure out where they came from. Sometmes you can't find out where they came from at all lol.

#1868 4 months ago
Quoted from Bundy:

On SAM games, as MET, you can use a simple PWM controler to adjust the shaker to your liking.

Thank you, I will look into that.

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#1885 4 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

I'm really surprised so many people don't like it.

I'm not because people on this site hate every f*cking thing. Ive honestly never seen so many bitter people in my life.

#1910 4 months ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Just watched the topper teaser video.
Looks sick!
Stern is upping their game on toppers!

I agree iceman, that topper is unbelievable and a must have for anybody who iwns this game!

#1922 4 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Are you collecting coo coo clocks or pinball machines?!? Haha.

Anything with The Munsters in it Chuck! I would even buy Munsters underwear if they made some!

#1926 4 months ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Your in luck! What size do you need?
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Lmao well ok maybe i wouldn't buy Munsters underwear then. I'll buy lamps, cuckoo clocks and figurines and stuff though all day long!

#1927 4 months ago
Quoted from adamross:

Or even perhaps... a Munsters pinball machine?

Yes Sir, definitely getting one of those.

#1939 4 months ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’ve had a blast playing the LE. The lower playfield was just as good as I hoped.

I hope i can feel the same way about the lower playfield as you do. That would be epic for me and the icing on cake. I also gotta get that topper. That thing is just sick!

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#1944 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

i Like the lower playfield cause one trip you spot on hit everything and you think well I have that nailed
Next trip your flailing away trying to at least get mystery
Not a gimme great toy

Well one thing is for certain. Even if it sucks, its going to be beautiful to look at right?

#1954 4 months ago

If the pics of that topper are real its a must have.

#2063 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

I know I am redundant but MAN what a beautiful pin
This thing is so fucking cool

You better stop Spaceman because you are starting to sound like me!

#2069 4 months ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

I wish the Premium had been color, it would have saved me some money.

Why? That black and white artwork is sexy as a mo fo!

#2070 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

it was a big hit as it was played non stop with a line waiting to play it for pretty much the entire day.

Now why on earth would all of those people stand in line all day long like that to play such a shitty game? Did they not see all of the Munsters pinball bashing on here or what???

#2076 4 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

So glad I went with the LE for sure but after playing the pro I considered switching to it not for the money reason but after I left there I had a good feeling about it the pro is nice I thought about it for sure
Now the lower playfield WITH the B&W holy smokes now your talking the thing is sick
They are all so different
Little jealous of the guys getting the B&W

No reason to be jealous about the black and white artwork. The pictures look amazing but seeing it in person will let us know if its the real deal or not. Even if the black and white is awesome, the color will always be awesome too. All three models are pure sexiness!

#2078 4 months ago
Quoted from Jackalwere:

It's cool and different, just not for me.

Its different for sure. When i first heard that the premium was black and white i was so bummed because i had planned on buying a premium but i didn't think the black and white would look good. When they revealed it though i was like holy sh*t i like the black and white the best of all three models!

Now after seeing how beautiful the color is in person im worried that the black and white may not look as good as the color lol. I think its going to look really good though and its definitely unique. Theres not many themes that could pull off a black and white pinball machine but The Munsters might just be the perfect theme to do just that. We will see soon because the Premiums will be hitting peoples homes in a few days probably.

#2111 4 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Lastly, I just want to be like Who-Dey, my idol

You and everyone else PInhead.....take a number my friend.

#2114 4 months ago
Quoted from Hillel:

Who-Dey, its tough being humble, but someone has to do it. Number please!

Lol i gotta tell ya, anybody wanting to be like me must have a pretty sad life! I do have pretty good taste in pinball though, I’ll give myself that at least.

#2195 3 months ago
Quoted from Sebastian88:

My grandpa s glass always seems dusty.... Living with it. Still love it

Grandpa needs to mix up a secret potion that keeps that glass clear and clean.

#2222 3 months ago
Quoted from cooked71:

How the Premiums going at TPF??!

Just listened to Kanedas podcast and he said that the Premium is drop dead gorgeous. He said the black and white is better looking than the LE and that it makes you smile every time that you look at it. He said it is one of the sexiest pinball machines ever made. I cant wait to get mine!

#2233 3 months ago

Im kind of surprised we haven't heard more about the black and white premiums? I thought it would be a hot topic regardless of whether people love it or hate it.

#2245 3 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

What are you expecting to hear? At TPF it seems like people prefer the b/w art 3 to 1 over the Pro and most agree that it is far more stunning in person than in pictures.
Designer John Borg had an LE reserved and cancelled it to get a Premium instead because he really liked the black and white art package. He is a huge fan of the Munsters and had a crush on Marilyn when he was a kid (This is Pat Priest’s last show, so he took the opportunity to propose to her. She asked if he liked older women, but I don’t believe she gave him an answer. My wife has the picture on her phone, but someone posted one in another thread) .
Dwight has new code running that fixes some of the issues noted in .96 and made it clear to anyone that asked that the game code was pretty much done (translation: anyone expecting a massive change in direction or rule set will be disappointed).
Chris Franchi had three art packages (all color) and when Stern decided on doing a b/w version he took what was originally designed for the Pro and used it as the base to convert to the Premium. I forgot to ask him what art was in the window area of the the original design for the Pro.
The Grandpa scoop was originally a trap door mechanism (removed for complexity and cost - too bad because it looked/sounded really cool) and there was an unspecified mechanism removed from the top right of the PF. If I understood him correctly it sounded like John would have preferred drop targets but ran into BOM constraints (though Dwight preferred the mono targets).
Lower PF seems to be popular. I heard a number of people (including my wife) say that they preferred the Premium because of it. I still don’t think the lower PF will have staying power, but I would like to try a Premium with flippers set to soft. If you are a fan of the show itself it would be hard not to go with a Premium. If I end up getting a game, it will have a translite autographed by the design team, Butch and Pat. I thank John Borg for suggesting that the Pro would look better with gold signatures than ones from the silver pen I bought for the Premium.
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I just figured that there would be a lot of people who attended the show that would come on pinside and post their thoughts on the black and white artwork.i figured it would be a very hot topic. You posted a lot of things though that im glad to hear and your post was very interesting. ...thank you!

#2247 3 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Id guess many are eating their words and like the game after actually playing it lol. The new code made the game so much better and I've played more pinball the last few weeks on Munsters than i have in a long long time.

Heck yeah bigd, Munsters is a fun game i dont care what the nay sayers say! I cant wait to get my Premium and see what it looks like in person. Im glad the reports have been favorable. Where the hell is Spaceman at? We need him to come in here and pump this thread up and put a little excitement into it!

I cant compete with him on the Munsters hype so i lve been kinda laying low and letting him do all the talking.

#2257 3 months ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

Finally found Brett's TPF thread....apparently there was a Munsters pre party (early admission to something (?) ) and alot of things related to Munsters going on.....couldn't have made it anyway, but man, not sure how none of this showed up in the threads (I'm slipping, I guess). Game apparently made a big splash, as it should!!!
Guess when a game starts building a good backing, the traction on here sort of dies....

Over on the Munsters doom and gloom thread there are people thinking the price of this game is going to plummet on the used market. The game sucks and is not selling well according to people over there. I told them wishful thinking.

#2258 3 months ago
Quoted from 1956PINHEAD:

Ya, I'm shocked at the lack of postings and overall info and feedback to the Premium from TPF as well. I thought for sure I'd log on today and see all kind of cool stuff, very little, strange

Well i have been hearing high praise about the black and white art from quite a few people. One person so far said he liked the color better. It sounds like the black and white artwork looks much better in person than it does in the pics even. Cant wait to see mine when it arrives!

#2263 3 months ago

Holy crap Spaceman did you just get that Elvira or have you had it? I love that game!

#2265 3 months ago
Quoted from Spacemanratso09:

Just got it
Not a mark on the shooter she is a beaut been sitting with one guy 29 years
Perfect match

Dang you lucky b@stard! What a great score that was. I love that game. Congrats!

#2280 3 months ago

I never was a fan of the Black Knight games but i gotta say that so far i like what i see especially with the Premium. Not a theme that i would own but i really hope that i have the opportunity to play one when they come out. Still rather have Munsters though personally.

Now one original theme that i could get excited about would be High Speed 3. I think BK3 is going to be yet another awesome game by Stern though. Stern has really been making pinball exciting here lately, gotta love it.....and just wait until Elvira 3 comes out!!! That game is going to be epic i bet.

#2284 3 months ago
Quoted from Ven:

Doom and gloom won't stop until open issues are taken care of and the code gets updated imo.

Munsters doesn't have many issues and it just came out also. People need to be a little more patient. I know i know....who's gonna be the first guy to bring up Ghostbusters code?

#2286 3 months ago