Avatar Club: Open to Owners and the interested.

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Avatar Club: Open to Owners and the interested.


By MustangPaul

4 years ago



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#1401 6 months ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

Joining the club today, finally. Can't wait to get it home and set up!
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Congrats.. great game. I finally made it to final battle. awesome.

#1402 5 months ago

Welcome to the club, I hope it's in good shape. Any mods planned?

Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

Congratulations. I like Avatar that much, I even want to buy the ones that are for sale, when I already own one

I get the same feeling.

#1403 5 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Welcome to the club, I hope it's in good shape. Any mods planned?

It was at a Boys' Club collecting quarters, so it's in good shape but not perfect. It has a little flipper-button wear that I'll cover with some black protectors. I plan on doing a full LED-kit, and shopping with clear silicon rubber. After that, I'll probably just play the h*ll out of it!

#1404 5 months ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

It was at a Boys' Club collecting quarters, so it's in good shape but not perfect. It has a little flipper-button wear that I'll cover with some black protectors. I plan on doing a full LED-kit, and shopping with clear silicon rubber. After that, I'll probably just play the h*ll out of it!

When you led it you'll need the LED OCD board otherwise the leds in the inserts are gonna look terrible. It's not cheap but worth every penny.

#1405 5 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

When you led it you'll need the LED OCD board otherwise the leds in the inserts are gonna look terrible. It's not cheap but worth every penny.

OK great - thanks for the tip! I'm curious about powder-coating the armor in a cool color. Has anyone done this on a pro, and have any suggestions??

#1406 5 months ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

OK great - thanks for the tip! I'm curious about powder-coating the armor in a cool color. Has anyone done this on a pro, and have any suggestions??

The lolly pop rails from PBL are a nice upgrade and worth the money and you get the flipper button guards as a bonus to boot. I love them because you don't have to drill any extra holes in the curved part in your cabinet to install them.

#1407 5 months ago

led OCD is certainly worth it.. Especially during final battle!

#1408 5 months ago
Quoted from DavidPinballWizz:

led OCD is certainly worth it.. Especially during final battle!

David are there any graphics/video clips in final battle or is it just placeholder text? I have never made it to Final Battle probably never will.

#1409 5 months ago

No there aren't but the light effects are super.
Nevertheless it is actually a cool mode.
Most say it's a dumb mode cause you can drain your balls and you get auto launch to the popbumpers for the switch hits.

This is true on your first jackpots but on the later ones the ball saver gets shorter and shorter (to virtually none).. So I actually like the mode a lot!

#1410 5 months ago

Had a first today on it... during final battle, my jackpot was lit...:
10M base value on the center target, as it was my second jackpot (I think)
then drained left so added 5M for the left outlane then drained a ball right so 5M added for the right outlane..

Then hit the center target with the 3x shot multiplier on it... boom 60M in one shot

#1411 5 months ago

Not done shopping it yet, but it's starting to look nice. I can't believe how much I'm enjoying this game! It's TOUGH but so enjoyable and every time a game ends I want to start another one!

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#1412 5 months ago

I don't get what is so great and special about Avatar. I preordered when they first announced and I still have the game in the lineup....and still play it regularly. It's kind of a basic playfield with an ok theme, single ramp, two flippers, hard to get wizard mode rules, but yet I keep enjoying it. I look back at games I have sold and its odd that Avatar is not one of them (and I have no intention of selling it).

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#1413 5 months ago

I finish with my "Free Play Card"! I hope you like!

"Avatar Custom Pinball Card - Free Play" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
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Details in "Avatar Custom Pinball Card - Crew" (STERN). Designed by Zona Arcade and Mikonos.
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/capturas/Avatar%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20-%20Free%20Play.%20Mikonos2.jpg
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*I take bigger screenshots and photos, click to enlarge images (and click again on display image mode if it is necessary) for avoid blur effect of pinside´s miniatures.

Regards

#1414 5 months ago
Quoted from Mikonos:

I finish with my "Free Play Card"! I hope you like!

Oh I like. Excuse my ignorance, but are these available for purchase or download with a donation similar to other sites?

#1415 5 months ago
Quoted from dmieczko:

Oh I like. Excuse my ignorance, but are these available for purchase or download with a donation similar to other sites?

Hi dmieczko!

Thanks!

Let me print all of them to see results because a order all my custom cards in chrome vinyl and I need to check result before because I do change because this shiny print material sometimes.

Example of chrome vinyl:

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Regards

1 week later
#1416 5 months ago

Picked this game up a while ago. Really enjoying it. Is there a mod or anything I can install to stop the frequent SDTM drains when the ball comes out of the pops?

#1417 5 months ago
Quoted from Murphelman:

Picked this game up a while ago. Really enjoying it. Is there a mod or anything I can install to stop the frequent SDTM drains when the ball comes out of the pops?

There is a fix kit Stern provided years ago, not sure if you can still get it but might be worth contacting them.

It was a spring that went on one of the posts on the left hand side of the AMP entrance. A fatter rubber also worked well on those posts also works well.

#1418 5 months ago

I made my own from some wire bent into a coil with a bit the sticks out towards center to block the ball from going stdm. The coil allowed it to flex a bit. Very similar to stern fix, and easy to do if they don’t provide them anymore.

#1419 5 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

There is a fix kit Stern provided years ago, not sure if you can still get it but might be worth contacting them.
It was a spring that went on one of the posts on the left hand side of the AMP entrance. A fatter rubber also worked well on those posts also works well.

Yup and when you wax your pf make sure you remember it's there. I forgot one time and stabbed my finger real good and bled for a while.

#1420 5 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Yup and when you wax your pf make sure you remember it's there. I forgot one time and stabbed my finger real good and bled for a while.

I hope you didn’t bleed on your playfield Paul

#1421 5 months ago
Quoted from J85M:

I hope you didn’t bleed on your playfield Paul

only a drop or two, it came out pretty fast.

#1422 5 months ago

"Avatar Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN) printed in chrome vinyl with gloss protective lamination (photo 1).
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/artes/Avatar%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20Rules%20print1,jpg

"Avatar Custom Pinball Card - Rules" (STERN) printed in chrome vinyl with gloss protective lamination (photo 2).
https://www.zonaarcade.com/fotos/artes/Avatar%20Custom%20Pinball%20Card%20Rules%20print2,jpg
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*I take bigger screenshots and photos, click to enlarge images (and click again on display image mode if it is necessary) for avoid blur effect of pinside´s miniatures.

You can see details of my "Avatar Custom Rules Pinball Card" here:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/avatar-club-open-to-owners-and-the-interested/page/28#post-4513949

Regards

1 month later
#1423 4 months ago

Hello there. I swapped my ACDC Pro for an Avatar a month ago. So happy with this one. Love the gameplay, and already installed the Banshee and three figures like in the LE. Just waiting for my aliexpress LED bulbs now

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#1424 4 months ago
Quoted from Jamiro:

Hello there. I swapped my ACDC Pro for an Avatar a month ago. So happy with this one. Love the gameplay, and already installed the Banshee and three figures like in the LE. Just waiting for my aliexpress LED bulbs now
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Great to have you in the club. I hope you ordered the LED OCD board, it's a must have with this game when adding leds. Did you clean the underside of the inserts? What are aliexpress bulbs?

2 weeks later
#1425 3 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Great to have you in the club. I hope you ordered the LED OCD board, it's a must have with this game when adding leds. Did you
clean the underside of the inserts? What are aliexpress bulbs?

That I bought them cheap on Aliexpress.

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#1426 3 months ago

8 years and 3 months later ...... still have mine (preordered). While not the most complex rules, not the best layout, not the best theme, it's still one of my favs

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#1427 3 months ago
Quoted from Max_Badazz:

8 years and 3 months later ...... still have mine (preordered). While not the most complex rules, not the best layout, not the best theme, it's still one of my favs [quoted image]

That's really cool that you have had your Pro for that long but I will disagree with you about theme, I LOVE the theme. Do you have leds in it?

#1428 3 months ago

Theme is awesome . I hope next four movies are as good as the first. I put figures on mine pro including banshee, neytiri, thanator and viperwolves, got to save some room for all the other cool new figures from new movies.

#1429 3 months ago
Quoted from Jokercyclone:

Theme is awesome . I hope next four movies are as good as the first. I put figures on mine pro including banshee, neytiri, thanator and viperwolves, got to save some room for all the other cool new figures from new movies.

Since your into mods how about my Leg Light-Ups for your games? Blue on Avatar looks great.

#1430 3 months ago

New films on the horizon...

...possible Vault Edition....?

...perhaps even a code update...?

#1431 3 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

New films on the horizon...
...possible Vault Edition....?
...perhaps even a code update...?

Can't wait for them. I have the first one in 3d, with active matrix glasses the 3d is KILLER.

#1432 3 months ago
Quoted from monkeyboypaul:

New films on the horizon...
...possible Vault Edition....?
...perhaps even a code update...?

Code update would be great, to finish up the missing animations and polish up what’s there. Just like Ironman simple to play hard game to master and equally as good other than for the divisive theme.

#1433 3 months ago

Re joined this club! I sold my LE a while ago. Just picked up a nice pro. Except for a few key inserts going to stay incandescent. All the flashers will be changed out to LED's. A lot of the GI's are LED's all ready.I have a blue LED Display that I am going to install. Speaker up grade and speaker lights coming. I remember upgrading the speakers made a big difference on my LE. I guess I also need a shaker.

The call outs on this game are great. Stacking multi balls just like BSD for me on this one.

#1434 3 months ago

Good to see you back, think the pro will keep you happy.

#1435 3 months ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Good to see you back, think the pro will keep you happy.

Thanks, I think so. The LE Chrome is really pretty and I miss that. I thought I would miss the NAVI ball but actually not. From what I can tell , the same game with out the dolls and opening lid. It is a fast paced, flow type game . The sound package is really good and gets better with better speakers. Changed some flashers to LED last night and that really adds to the light show pop. Tried changing the inserts to LED and UGH. I know, I could buy an OCD board but the incandescents actually look better in this table then others.

Now all I have to do is figure out how to get a Mustang Boss /LE and an Avengers LE back into the line up. It is funny of all the games I have owned I miss them and Avatar the most .

#1436 3 months ago

I did the LED lights and figures a long time ago ..... I wanted the game to look like the night time scene in the forest. It was a success but damn it takes some time to get used to when seeing it for the first time I also added a ceramic ball just to mess with people (I prefer that it doesn't do the 2X scoring). With blue coin door lights and blue Roadshow legs, it's looking good

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#1437 3 months ago

and with my mod it looks even better.

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#1438 3 months ago

https://truecolorprotectors.com/products/avatar-pinball-truecolor-plastic-protectors - Just got my site back up and running for the TrueColor plastic protectors. Picked up an avatar couple weeks back so got to put them on my own game for once!

#1439 3 months ago

Does anyone do a clear protector set for Avatar?

#1441 3 months ago

Was working on mine and added a Stern Red filter for the DMD. I like the look versus the blue.

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#1442 76 days ago

Happy Newyear to all you Avatar lovers

#1444 72 days ago

Anyone with Avatar also got an Ironman able to tell me if the shooter lanes are the same?

Want to give one of these a try https://pu-parts.com/iron-man-vault-edition-im-ve-shooter-lane-protector

Ironman came out close to Avatar so curious if it would fit Avatar as well as my Ironman, will obviously have to modify it slightly for the shooter lane in my Avatar LE but curious about the general fit, shooter lane grove etc.

#1445 72 days ago
Quoted from J85M:

Anyone with Avatar also got an Ironman able to tell me if the shooter lanes are the same?
Want to give one of these a try https://pu-parts.com/iron-man-vault-edition-im-ve-shooter-lane-protector
Ironman came out close to Avatar so curious if it would fit Avatar as well as my Ironman, will obviously have to modify it slightly for the shooter lane in my Avatar LE but curious about the general fit, shooter lane grove etc.

That's interesting.

2 weeks later
#1446 55 days ago

Figured I'd post a sort-of review in here...

I've had my Avatar Pro since 2012 or so, when I bought it off a guy in Ruskin (cool guy with a ton of pins - he used to be on here, but I can't remember his username). It was still basically brand new and I got it for a couple grand off the NIB price.

It's kind of funny, because I have two pins (both since 2012), Avatar and Demolition Man, and I couldn't have purchased two more different pins. Demolition Man, frankly, looks like crud. Age and wear haven't been kind to it, and the original artwork was questionable at best. The audio and music is so-so, but not very compelling. But it has overlapping ramps, crazy shots, a third flipper, and toys like the cryoclaw that really affect gameplay... yet the ruleset is simple, and not particularly challenging. It's super fun, fast, easy, and ugly.

In many ways, my Avatar is the exact opposite. The art, music, and sound are just beautiful. I can't compliment the artists enough. Especially when I installed color-coordinated LED GI bulbs. A combination of purple, ice blue, and cyan, with hints of green. I'll post a pic later, after my colorDMD gets in (ordered that the other day). The cabinet is beautiful, the translite is amazing, the playfield plastics and colors are superb. The music really takes you into the theme, and Quaritch's callouts are excellent and engaging. I'd be lying if I said I didn't turn it on sometimes just to look at it. It's THAT pretty of a pin. I added a banshee in the same spot (apparently) that everyone else did, using one of the posts on the upper left side. Looks great.

The ruleset is deep, and extremely challenging. Getting to the wizard mode is a damned chore. This is both good and bad. As a HUO pin, it's good to have something challenging next to my fun-but-easy Demo Man. It gives me a pin to fight against when I want a long, challenging game. It's also worth some cussing now and again when I'm THAT close to the wizard mode, and a ball drains, and I have to relight several features. For guests, though, Demo Man gets a lot more traffic. Friends will play Avatar once because of the pretty, but gravitate toward the fun of Demo Man, with its many ramps, toys, and otherwise. So Avatar is a very schizoid pin.

It stays in my collection because it is challenging, and a good counterpoint to my Demo Man. Also, aside from Tron Legacy, I've yet to see another pin with better theme music, callouts, and audio... to include the recent Jersey Jack offerings. It is one of the most beautiful pins ever made, IMHO. The gameplay is average-ish, but challenging. For a Stern pin from the dark days of cut-down pins, it is quite good. Compared to the greats, it has its strong points with its excellent art and music, but its gameplay is merely adequate (though challenging). At the NIB price, I would have passed on it. But for $3.5k, I feel like I got many years of fun out of it, and despite many offers to part with it... it's still in my collection. It's possible I'll NEVER sell it.

Not the least bit because I'll have to get the wizard mode just one more time, and that takes forever to achieve.

#1447 54 days ago
Quoted from djxealot:

Figured I'd post a sort-of review in here...
I've had my Avatar Pro since 2012 or so, when I bought it off a guy in Ruskin (cool guy with a ton of pins - he used to be on here, but I can't remember his username). It was still basically brand new and I got it for a couple grand off the NIB price.
It's kind of funny, because I have two pins (both since 2012), Avatar and Demolition Man, and I couldn't have purchased two more different pins. Demolition Man, frankly, looks like crud. Age and wear haven't been kind to it, and the original artwork was questionable at best. The audio and music is so-so, but not very compelling. But it has overlapping ramps, crazy shots, a third flipper, and toys like the cryoclaw that really affect gameplay... yet the ruleset is simple, and not particularly challenging. It's super fun, fast, easy, and ugly.
In many ways, my Avatar is the exact opposite. The art, music, and sound are just beautiful. I can't compliment the artists enough. Especially when I installed color-coordinated LED GI bulbs. A combination of purple, ice blue, and cyan, with hints of green. I'll post a pic later, after my colorDMD gets in (ordered that the other day). The cabinet is beautiful, the translite is amazing, the playfield plastics and colors are superb. The music really takes you into the theme, and Quaritch's callouts are excellent and engaging. I'd be lying if I said I didn't turn it on sometimes just to look at it. It's THAT pretty of a pin. I added a banshee in the same spot (apparently) that everyone else did, using one of the posts on the upper left side. Looks great.
The ruleset is deep, and extremely challenging. Getting to the wizard mode is a damned chore. This is both good and bad. As a HUO pin, it's good to have something challenging next to my fun-but-easy Demo Man. It gives me a pin to fight against when I want a long, challenging game. It's also worth some cussing now and again when I'm THAT close to the wizard mode, and a ball drains, and I have to relight several features. For guests, though, Demo Man gets a lot more traffic. Friends will play Avatar once because of the pretty, but gravitate toward the fun of Demo Man, with its many ramps, toys, and otherwise. So Avatar is a very schizoid pin.
It stays in my collection because it is challenging, and a good counterpoint to my Demo Man. Also, aside from Tron Legacy, I've yet to see another pin with better theme music, callouts, and audio... to include the recent Jersey Jack offerings. It is one of the most beautiful pins ever made, IMHO. The gameplay is average-ish, but challenging. For a Stern pin from the dark days of cut-down pins, it is quite good. Compared to the greats, it has its strong points with its excellent art and music, but its gameplay is merely adequate (though challenging). At the NIB price, I would have passed on it. But for $3.5k, I feel like I got many years of fun out of it, and despite many offers to part with it... it's still in my collection. It's possible I'll NEVER sell it.
Not the least bit because I'll have to get the wizard mode just one more time, and that takes forever to achieve.

Nice review, hope you keep your Pro for many years to come.

1 month later
#1448 18 days ago

How many pros were produced? Not very many, it seems.

#1449 18 days ago
Quoted from KYLEDM5:

How many pros were produced? Not very many, it seems.

No idea, Stern doesn't give out numbers.

#1450 17 days ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

No idea, Stern doesn't give out numbers.

Doesn't surprise me. Especially, with how terrible their sales were in that era.

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