Quoted from hoby1:
Talked to Doug at CG and they are planning on making a saucer kit in the near future.
Bring it on! I will get these as soon as they drop.
Quoted from whthrs166:
Yes they are. I went from Superbands to Titan. Titan rubber is different. The Titan rubbers trap better by providing less bounce back when the ball hit the flipper bat. The Superbands when the ball hits the flipper can bounce into the outlane.
I did the same. I had the translucent green Superbands and switched to grey Titan. I personally liked the look of the Superbands but HATED the way they played. From now on its only Titan for me. I have ordered translucent green flipper bats and plan to use with clear Titans.
Quoted from whthrs166:
So does that make good business sense? Just let people sell or trade their AFMr LE for something else and move on. No return business, just walk away?
My thoughts exactly! I own both MMR and AFMR SE and knock on wood don't have any of these issues but the taste in my mouth is starting to sour. Seems CRAZY that Doug isn't sending replacement PF's for the guys with the obviously defective ones. I was planning on getting the next remake but now I doubt
it. COME ON Doug and CGC STEP UP AND FIX THIS!!!!!
Quoted from mettle64:
Those with issues are generally the most vocal, but there's a major difference in overall tone between this thread and similar "owners" threads that have me looking elsewhere for my next purchase.
I appreciate everybody sharing their experiences, both good and bad, with this table.
Can't say I blame you. Sucks though as the game is really awesome, IF you get one without major issues. One idea would be to find a slightly used one or a dealer that has a floor model that you can inspect. It may even be possible to get a dealer to unbox one before you take it given the concerns that have popped up. For the record, my table and the few that I have seen have NOT had any of the troubling PF issues. Good Luck!
Quoted from abagwell:
Let me know how these turn out if you don't mind, I'm going to be in the market for some new balls soon and I've really got no idea which ones I should be buying.
I just got some and they are great! They came with one white glove to handle them! Super nice touch!
Quoted from Ccondo:
Unfortunately the LE is out of my price range. The SE wil cause enough spousal discontent if it truly is MSRP. Would I regret getting the Standard? I think I would miss that color display...
I would get the SE. If you get the classic you are going to want to add color at some point. That adds $400. The way I looked at it was the larger screen (its AWESOME), shaker motor, Tri color LED main ship and lighted speakers was totally worth the extra $300 over the classic with color.
Quoted from mrWol64:
As I understand it the LE has a board for the topper to connect to,.. and the SE doesnt have it (could be wrong),.. so it may only be able to sit inert on top for an SE,... still looks pretty cool though
You are correct, the SE does NOT have the board for the topper.
Quoted from Jimmyd044:
Thinking about purchasing the classic edition. Has anyone upgraded to color DMD and if so what's the cost of the upgraded.
Pretty sure it's the same as in MMr. $400. At that point I think the SE is a better value because you get Larger screen, upgraded led lit speakers, shaker motor and tri color main ship for $300 more then the classic with color upgrade.
Quoted from bigdaddy07:
At one point a while back, they said there would be mini saucer kits for the SE, but my guess is that they didn't sell enough SEs to make it worth the cost/effort. Most people bought LEs and with 1k of them, it was enough to fill the current demand. Just my guess.
They also said they would have the larger display upgrade for MMr and that hasn't shown up yet. Hopefully these and others will be available at some point.
Quoted from jorant:
So can you NOT upgrade the classic model to be colorized with this? The flyer says "upgradable," but I dont see where one could buy the color rom?
You can upgrade to color for $399
I'm sure any CGC dealer will also have the chip.
Quoted from paynemic:
Huh. I have a new afmr playfield that I got just for safekeeping, but now I’m selling my afmr. So I’m looking to part with the new playfield too. Just wondering how I should list it and what cost
I think PPS gets 700-800 for the remake playfields. Chance are they will be available for awhile. Might be worth holding on to it for a bit.
Quoted from New_England:
I don’t think it does. Is that something I can replace myself, or does the original owner need to do so under warranty?
He should have been sent it. If not, have him contact his dealer and get it sent out. Only takes 2 min to pop it in. Out of curiosity, how much are you getting it for?
Glad to hear CGC is taking care of your issues! I have been super happy with the service I have received from them.
I think our club will have a bunch of new members now that the CE has dropped to $6k.
Quoted from jorant:
So who's actually honoring that price? Everyone seems to have them for 6500 still.
Here's one. Seems like a lot of dealers are slow to update.
Quoted from sataneatscheese:
Mine has a manufacture date of June 2018. I am assuming the 2.0 SOL PIC is written on a chip in the backbox and will check when I get home. How do I check plastics?
There will be a sticker on chip, can't miss it. Just look at plastics close and see if you see any cracks in the ink. I'm guessing with a June 2018 build your fine on both. Enjoy the game!
Quoted from Jimmyhonda:
So, tie into metal box in cab by coindoor? Any suggestions on type of wire? Sorry guys. Newbie here.
Correct. The power taps are marked 12v and ground. Just unscrew the plastic shield to get to them. Take the plug to Home Depot / Lowe's and match the wire size.
Quoted from JeffF:
Have CE AFMrs been $6k? If so, that'd be very tempting.
Yes. They have been $6k since MBr came out. For some reason most dealers haven't updated the price.
I bought my MMr here and got great service.
Quoted from Chappie101:
Modding is done for the day, I changed all the rubbers except under the rear ramp plastic like way2wyrd said, I also added Lermods under-cab lighting and backboard/trough combo lights, flipper decals and the decal for the force field. I feel proud of myself even though it took me all day. Next up will be the pingraffix powerbladez which I also picked up from TPF, I love this machine
Nice job! Looks GREAT!
Quoted from joseph5185:
However... holding the left flipper down does not always guarantee the ball is able to orbit around to the left flipper. Might this suggest a separate issue or is it that you cannot always successfully get an opportunity
One thing you can try is to swap the flipper opto boards.
Quoted from BMore-Pinball:
Anybody have an issue with the ball coming off the right wire ramp near the shooter lane and going down the right out lane?
This has happened a few times to me.
Yes. Adjust the ramp. I just loosened the nut at sling and slid the ramp to the left. Solved the issue for me.
Quoted from Cobray:
The game arrived and this is what the playfield looks like, look at the inserts and playfield :
That PF should have never made it through QC. The problem now is CGC only warranties the game for the original owner. I'd still try reaching out to CGC and see what they say.
Totally worth the $400. Not only do you get color but you also get higher res dots. It's a night and day difference from what you have now.
Quoted from KozMckPinball:
having the shield down (the 3 bank?) before multiball only allows you to work on the current saucer city, you cannot say get 2 saucers during any one multiball like MMr lets you endlessly work on the castles.
That's correct. Once it's back up it stays up till multiball ends. I try to save the multiballs till I get to the third or fourth country.
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