This thread has been created to discuss past, new and future developments of The Hobbit among pre-order customers and those interested in the game. The previous Hobbit update thread has become filled with too many off topic discussions and arguments about the game / JJP to the point where JJP staff is now hesitant to post in it.
Let's keep this thread about The Hobbit. Maybe we can even get some of the JJP staff to give us some more details about the game
Below is a quick summary of the games news highlights by date (thank you Pinball News), and other general information.
Initial announcement: November, 2012 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index2.html
Full playfield reveal: August, 2013 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index6.html
Cabinet artwork reveal: December, 2013 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index7.html
Initial playfield artwork reveal: June, 2014 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index10.html
Updated playfield artwork reveal: November, 2014 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index12.html
Smaug toy update: November, 2014 http://www.pinballnews.com/games/hobbit/index13.html
Gameplay videos (from latest to oldest)
2015 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show
2015 Allentown Pinfest
2015 Ohio Pinball Expo
2015 Michigan Pinball Expo
2014 Pinball Expo
April 2014: Whitewood video