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Announce: CPR Williams SORCERER Playfields


By KevinCPR

7 months ago



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#101 13 days ago

Mine is paid for now.

#102 8 days ago

Paid on Friday, got my shipping notification today. Still never heard back from CPR about how the invoices align, maybe we'll have that worked out by the time I get around to installing the playfield.

#103 8 days ago

I haven’t heard from them yet. Why do I get the feeling I will slip through the cracks of their record keeping.

#104 8 days ago

I haven’t heard from them either. I was thinking the same thing.

#105 8 days ago

I got mine yesterday, so they are working down the list as always.

#106 8 days ago
Quoted from jebu:

I got mine yesterday, so they are working down the list as always.

How’s it look?!?

#107 7 days ago

I talked to kevin yesterday they are gradually working down the list in order it was received.

#108 7 days ago

Has anyone ordered the digital printed ones? Wondering how they look and how long it takes to get them. I would assume that they look great based on the pics posted on the website.

#109 7 days ago

Which list are they working down? List formed a few years ago for preorders or list of when deposits were received?

#110 7 days ago

I'm hoping I hear from them soon. Believe I was on preorder list back in 2016.

#111 7 days ago

UPS brought mine today
My original is pretty faded - so hard to compare the colors.
But I think it looks good.

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#112 7 days ago
Quoted from MadMaxDad:

UPS brought mine today
My original is pretty faded - so hard to compare the colors.
But I think it looks good.

Thanks for posting detailed pics - quite a contrast! Registration looks right-on as well.

#113 7 days ago
Quoted from MadMaxDad:

UPS brought mine today
My original is pretty faded - so hard to compare the colors.
But I think it looks good.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Unwrapped the one plastic and put it on the playfield for comparison.
On my original, the “blue beard” has faded to almost white. So the new one looks a lot different than mine. The new one matches the backglass much better. The plastic matches the playfield well.
*ignore the the white spot / reflection on the photos caused by the overhead can light

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#114 7 days ago

That's good news. CPR are perfecting their playfield reproductions. I'm looking forward to Meteor being released.

#115 7 days ago

I played sorcerer practically everyday back in 1985 at the local pizza shop. I remember the beard being mostly white, but I’m ok with it matching the backglass.

#116 7 days ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

I played sorcerer practically everyday back in 1985 at the local pizza shop. I remember the beard being mostly white, but I’m ok with it matching the backglass.

That is interesting, CPR went with more of a blue/grey on the beard (and some other white detail) on the playfield vs. what's pictured on their website (which I'm assuming is the digital print version). I'm good with it too, but it is a noticeable difference.
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#117 7 days ago

I had bought a set of plastics from pps. Now I’m worried they won’t match the cpr Sorcerer playfield. I don’t have a problem with the subtle color changes but clearly originally ho beard was much more white. I hope I don’t have to fork out more money to make the plastics match the playfield.

#118 7 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

I don’t have a problem with the subtle color changes but clearly originally ho beard was much more white.

The Sorcerer must have been demoted.

#119 7 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

I had bought a set of plastics from pps. Now I’m worried they won’t match the cpr Sorcerer playfield.

My PPS plastics match the beard color on the silkscreened CPR playfield pretty well. You can see a difference, but the plastic will be sitting a half-inch above the playfield once installed, so I think it will be less noticeable. Skin tone on the CPR playfield is darker than on my original playfield and darker than the PPS plastic. I was pretty worried about that until I pulled the plastic off the machine and laid it on the playfield. The difference isn't as much as I expected.

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PPS plastic on CPR silkscreened playfield

#120 7 days ago
Quoted from kyle5574:

My PPS plastics match the beard color on the silkscreened CPR playfield pretty well. You can see a difference, but the plastic will be sitting a half-inch above the playfield once installed, so I think it will be less noticeable. Skin tone on the CPR playfield is darker than on my original playfield and darker than the PPS plastic. I was pretty worried about that until I pulled the plastic off the machine and laid it on the playfield. The difference isn't as much as I expected.

I think those match pretty well, better match than on my faded original anyway.

#121 7 days ago
Quoted from MadMaxDad:

UPS brought mine today
My original is pretty faded - so hard to compare the colors.

It looks like your original playfield was the red/blue robe version. The brownish outlane/drain area on your original playfield matches the brown color of the CPR playfield. My drain area is more redish (purple/pink robe playfield), so I was surprised to see it brown on CPR's. Regardless, the new playfield looks good--especially compared to my crusty old playfield.

Original vs. CPR (purple/pink robe)

#122 6 days ago

This will be my first repro playfield. I know I'm supposed to let the clear cure out of box for 30-45 days, but have also read that some people install rails to keep the playfield from warping before installation. Anyone that's done this before have thoughts on when to install the rails? I don't want to bind the rails to the clear or otherwise mess up the curing process, so should I wait 45 days before installing the rails?

#123 1 day ago

My Gold playfield arrived today. Overall I'm happy with the product: insert registration looks spot-on, no obvious flaws in visible parts of the playfield other than some minor alignment issues with the upper sorcerer (some of the skin tone bled over into the teeth and eyes, I see that on others' pics here so probably a common issue, and not a huge deal to me). There are black specks in some of the white areas that will lie under plastics, paint doesn't perfectly align with covered lamp holes, and the black border at the top that will also be covered is inconsistently printed. But I'm not concerned about things I won't see once the game is populated. The underside of the playfield was scuffed up and had a few long gouges through to the wood (same as in MadMaxDad's pic above), but again not something I'll be seeing while playing and I'm sure it'll pick up some more underside scuffs when I do the swap, so no biggie.

I am still a little hung up on the skin tones, I guess the wizards (and their dragons) have been using bronzer. But as a replacement for my worn through playfield this will do very nicely.

One other note, I also ordered the plastic set and when it arrived the bag was torn open and plastics were floating around in the box. On first inspection none seem to be scratched (I assume that's why they've got the protective coating), but a little more tape on CPR's end could have avoided the issue.

#124 1 day ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

I also ordered the plastic set and when it arrived the bag was torn open and plastics were floating around in the box.

Ditto here. At first I was concerned, but everything looks fine.

#125 1 day ago

Another question, anyone planning to put any mylar anywhere on their sorcerer? I know the clearcoat situation is drastically different, but it's hard not to think about it when the area around the slings and between the pops is worn down to wood on my original.

#126 4 hours ago

I doubt your Sorcerer will see play like they did in arcades back in the day. You should be just fine without Mylar. I still haven’t been contacted to pay for my playfield yet. I’m bummed.

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