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A New Tron batch *confirmed*


By pinball_customs

7 years ago



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#501 7 years ago

That sux. Care to share details?

#502 7 years ago

Edit :

It's All worked Out !!!

#503 7 years ago

Remember Mark your going to burn a bridge...... A BIG ONE.

#504 7 years ago
Quoted from NightTrain:

What's the price for one of these new Trons shipped?

$4700 is the cheapest that has been verified.

#505 7 years ago

Cointaker was cheaper than that.. but I have heard stories of some places selling a "spot", getting your down payment.. and then .. OOps, we didn't really have one to sell you... sorry.

Still have to wait to hear about the status of mine.

#506 7 years ago
Quoted from AkumaZeto:

Remember Mark your going to burn a bridge...... A BIG ONE.

Who is Mark? B_R?

#507 7 years ago
Quoted from goatdan:

What would you improve? You pretty much either have to redesign trees to make wood in a different and harder way, or you have to take away the steel ball.
Buy a pinball, pick *anything*, and drop it from a couple feet up onto whatever it is that you picked. Your material will either break or dimple. You'd have to remove the pinball from the game to stop this from happening.
And, for the record, my VND which actually doesn't exactly use pinballs was all dimply when I got it too, and it was low mileage.

What would I improve?! I havnt a clue! But I do know that out of the 4 pins that I've owned non of them have the multiple dimples that new Sterns seem to have. What do you make of that? Huh?!! Please tell me why Stern pins are prone to this... You seem to know the answer for calling me out. I would really like to know.

#508 7 years ago

JJ has always come through! Use JJ. Sorry BR

#509 7 years ago

Post EDITED per request

Anyway, I hope you get the October delivery.

#510 7 years ago
Quoted from Scuba_Steve:

What do you make of that? Huh?!!

They simply got enough dimples to make it look like they aren't dimpled.

My VND had dimples when I got it. You can't really tell now. I've played the living heck out of it. It even has plastic coated balls that you'd expect would protect the playfield better... they don't.

I had a TZ that was so low mileage, and it had dimpling *really bad*. I didn't like the game, so I barely played it, and I have no idea if it has been played enough since I sold it to make the dimpling blend together or not.

I replaced my DM playfield with a clearcoated one that had cured for more than a year. It got dimples, but it has now been played so much you can barely find them any more.

New Sterns get dimples because they are new. My IM has them, because I need to play it another 5000 or so times to make them all blend in perfectly. You have a heavy steel ball that is flying around a game - it is going to break stuff and damage stuff just by the nature of the game.

Dimples are nothing new, it's just that people are more concerned about anything happening to their games today then they were when they opened them up and stuck them on route 20 years ago.

#511 7 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Sorry you may be having problems with your order.
I am a little confused with the situation, but I would guess that the orders would be filled in the order they were received rather than the order they were paid. The distributors probably have to pre-order based on the buyers that let them know they are interested. I think many pre-orders were partial payments to hold a place until the bill comes from Stern.

Anyway, I hope you get the October delivery.

I was the 2nd to Call and Lock in a Pin for the October delivery .. I sent a Paid-n-Full check By Priority Mail the Next day .. I have a Paid n Full Invoice . I should Know by Sat- or Sunday .

#512 7 years ago

I find it hard to believe that all this pissed-ness is just over getting first shipment vs. second. It's not like they told you that you're not getting a game at all, yeah?

It was your choice to spend 700$ on mods for a game you don't have yet, that's got nothing to do with JJ, GAP, Trent, or anyone else. Tron is perfectly enjoyable without ANY mods, and short of plastic protectors and the cliffy, none of them affect actual gameplay in any way. I ordered an arcade mod because I figured it was the last run and I know I'll get a Tron someday, but yeesh man.... don't hold stuff like THAT against the distros...that was your choice. If you're still getting your game, they'll still get used.

#513 7 years ago

BR, now you've managed to get me nervous as well. Of course, your situation is a little different since they've had payment in full the whole time. My check for the balance hasn't been cashed yet.

#514 7 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

I find it hard to believe that all this pissed-ness is just over getting first shipment vs. second. It's not like they told you that you're not getting a game at all, yeah?
It was your choice to spend 700$ on mods for a game you don't have yet, that's got nothing to do with JJ, GAP, Trent, or anyone else. Tron is perfectly enjoyable without ANY mods, and short of plastic protectors and the cliffy, none of them affect actual gameplay in any way. I ordered an arcade mod because I figured it was the last run and I know I'll get a Tron someday, but yeesh man.... don't hold stuff like THAT against the distros...that was your choice. If you're still getting your game, they'll still get used.

Reread BR's post. It's not about 1st or 2nd delivery, it's about a confirmed delivery vs not getting one at all. He should be pissed if the distro doesn' come through, especially after he took his money.

QSS

#515 7 years ago
Quoted from QuickSilverShelb:

Reread BR's post. It's not about 1st or 2nd delivery, it's about a confirmed delivery vs not getting one at all. He should be pissed if the distro doesn' come through, especially after he took his money.
QSS

Agreed. If he doesn't get one at ALL then he's got every right, and I would call them out on that.

#516 7 years ago

I have a pretty good guess who his distro is and i can say if it is i am not surprised at all.

#517 7 years ago

I got a call from the the Dist- that I purchased Tron thru this morning Sat- Oct 5th , His Order was Cut from 10 to 5 by Stern for some Un-known reason , but he said since I called and got Tron # 2 on his Order and sent the Full Payment in 2 day's Flat , I should have my Tron this week ... We'll See !!! B_R

#518 7 years ago
Quoted from herg:

BR, now you've managed to get me nervous as well. Of course, your situation is a little different since they've had payment in full the whole time. My check for the balance hasn't been cashed yet.

Just lucky he isn't waiting for a WOZ then I guess .... I've seen BRs gun collection ....

Dave.

#519 7 years ago

True, but with WOZ, the buyers knew they would be waiting for the machine to be designed and built. It may be taking longer than expected, but it's not the same thing as a distributor taking pre-orders, then bumping a paying buyer to a later delivery. I'm hoping it's just a misunderstanding.

#520 7 years ago

Congrats to all those getting a Tron off this latest run. Love Tron! Gets lots of play among the young college guys who visit at my house. Enjoy your games!

#521 7 years ago
Quoted from rotordave:

Just lucky he isn't waiting for a WOZ then I guess .... I've seen BRs gun collection ....

Dave.

No way I could wait like you WOZ guy's !!

#522 7 years ago
Quoted from Shadow:

Congrats to all those getting a Tron off this latest run. Love Tron! Gets lots of play among the young college guys who visit at my house. Enjoy your games!

I hope to god you're a young college guy....or have one for a son!

#523 7 years ago

or are a female

#524 7 years ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

I hope to god you're a young college guy....or have one for a son!

That is hillarious. I was thinking the same thing when I read it!!!

#525 7 years ago
Quoted from BLACK_ROSE:

I got a call from the the Dist- that I purchased Tron thru this morning , His Order was Cut from 10 to 5 by Stern for some Un-known reason , but he said since I called and got Tron # 2 on his Order and sent the Full Payment in 2 day's Flat , I should have my Tron this week ... We'll See !!! B_R

Very odd to hear Stern is cutting the orders for distributors . . . I wonder if that means they are only doing one extra run of Tron and not the run of two as was reported here . . . perhaps this means there will be another Stern pin made in 2012 after all.

#526 7 years ago
Quoted from TigerLaw:

Very odd to hear Stern is cutting the orders for distributors . . . I wonder if that means they are only doing one extra run of Tron and not the run of two as was reported here . . . perhaps this means there will be another Stern pin made in 2012 after all.

Highly doubtful. I've never seen them announce a run and distributors take cash for the orders then Stern not follow through. They will make enough to cover orders and do the two runs if necessary to cover it. Otherwise people will stop paying in advance for their pins and that is not what Stern or distributors want at all.

#527 7 years ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

I hope to god you're a young college guy....or have one for a son!

Son's friends! Gutter thinkers..... one of 'em house sits for me when traveling for business and he hosts pin parties. LOTR and Tron are the two most popular games.

#528 7 years ago

I purchased a unit in the second run and have not heard a word that it got canceled.

#529 7 years ago

Mine's been 4hrs away for the last 2 days and it is driving me nuts!

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#530 7 years ago

I have the blue DMD on my Tron LE! Looks great and works like a champ!

#531 7 years ago

Can someone please post photos when they get their new Tron machine? Interested to see one with the new translite!

Cheers!
Adam.

#532 7 years ago

I'll be Glad to ,, Hell I'll do a Video !!!!!! Get up Close & Personal......

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#533 7 years ago
Quoted from The_Dude_Abides:

Highly doubtful. I've never seen them announce a run and distributors take cash for the orders then Stern not follow through. They will make enough to cover orders and do the two runs if necessary to cover it. Otherwise people will stop paying in advance for their pins and that is not what Stern or distributors want at all.

This is really my thoughts as well. No way distributers are getting cut on their orders of this Tron run(s). Tell you what though, Tron is awesome. I hope Stern makes a ton more to get as many into the hands of collectors as possible. It's good for pinball for more trons to be out there.

#534 7 years ago

I want mine now dam the shipping to OZ

#535 7 years ago
Quoted from Gorgar1:

I want mine now dam the shipping to OZ

Hey Peter,
looking forward to hearing about yours...would be nice if I was in Melbourne when it arrives!

I'm still a bit undecided if I definitely want a Tron. Will see if Stern unveil something in the next few weeks as rumoured and then will have a better idea.

Black_Rose, looking forward to your photos and videos. I was day-dreaming today and Photoshopped the new backglass on one of Stern's promo images. I'm warming to the new design!

Cheers!
Adam.

#536 7 years ago

Can someone please post photos when they get their new Tron machine? Interested to see one with the new translite!
Cheers!
Adam.

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New Tron from October run with red DMD.

#537 7 years ago

looks good! I like that it is darker too, will reduce glare on the glass

#538 7 years ago

looks good! I like that it is darker too, will reduce glare on the glass

It could be because of the camera (iPhone 4S)

Playfield is mostly the same. Orange light cycle. Metal cabinet leg protectors pre-installed and included from Stern on my particular machine. High resolution decals look really good.

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#539 7 years ago

Looks awesome can you post one showing the whole machine and how it looks?

#540 7 years ago
Quoted from Bangback:

New Tron from October run with red DMD.

Dude! Now I'm really getting excited! I still don't have my shipping confirmation, though. Thanks for the pics.

#541 7 years ago
Quoted from herg:

Dude! Now I'm really getting excited! I still don't have my shipping confirmation, though

I am in the same boat, cant wait!

#542 7 years ago

I'm a little worried because I haven't gotten charged for the rest of my payment yet. However, I'm hoping that this is because it's getting sent from Playdium in Canada and we're still on our long thanksgiving weekend here.

#543 7 years ago
Quoted from Bangback:

New Tron from October run with red DMD.

What software version came installed?

Post edited by michiganpinball : typo

#544 7 years ago

I'd be curious if they added any LEDS to new stock Tron PRO. The current models had LEDs in the bumpers only but I know GS said the company was moving to LEDs in the PRO models too. Maybe not yet...

#545 7 years ago
Quoted from Mateui:

I'm a little worried because I haven't gotten charged for the rest of my payment yet. However, I'm hoping that this is because it's getting sent from Playdium in Canada and we're still on our long thanksgiving weekend here.

I ordered from Playdium as well, they took my 2k down payment back in September. I emailed Jerry, the guy I am dealing with, he said once their truck arrives they will call or email people then. You will pay the rest in person, if you're picking it up that is.

I am super excited, first NIB.

#546 7 years ago
Quoted from rockinganker:

I ordered from Playdium as well, they took my 2k down payment back in September. I emailed Jerry, the guy I am dealing with, he said once their truck arrives they will call or email people then. You will pay the rest in person, if you're picking it up that is.
I am super excited, first NIB.

Yeah, they took a downpayment from me as well (but it was only 1k) but seeing as how I'm all the way in Halifax, Nova Scotia, local pickup is kind of out of the question. Here's hoping that their truck arrives tomorrow and we have our NIBs shortly thereafter. First one for me too (and first ever pinball machine for that matter!). Can't wait.

#547 7 years ago
Quoted from michiganpinball:

What software version came installed?
Post edited by michiganpinball : typo

It came with 1.7

#548 7 years ago
Quoted from luvthatapex2:

I'd be curious if they added any LEDS to new stock Tron PRO. The current models had LEDs in the bumpers only but I know GS said the company was moving to LEDs in the PRO models too. Maybe not yet...

Apparently, no new LEDs. Still LEDs in the pop bumpers. Regular bullbs everywhere else.

#549 7 years ago

For those that are getting this game, PBL relisted their shaker motors for $150.

#550 7 years ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

For those that are getting this game, PBL relisted their shaker motors for $150.

Sweet, I have a shaker in my IM and love it.

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