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Best Mod of 2019


By balt

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I'm struggling to think of the best mod of 2019 for the TWIPYs. My first thought was the flying monkey for WOZ but that was announced in 2018. Maybe it didn't ship until 2019? Anyway, I see there has been some love for the JP Barbasol can. What other 2019 mods are worthy of recognition?

    #2 1 year ago

    Is there a gameroom decor category?

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    #3 1 year ago

    Pinballj’s JJP POTC chest open and close mod. Hands down best mod I put in this year. Just not a lot of people have a POTC to vote for it.

    #5 1 year ago

    MMR Upgrade kits.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    MMR Upgrade kits.

    Those won't be released until January/February...but if you know anything about CGC production, it'll be longer.

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from evh347:

    Those won't be released until January/February...but if you know anything about CGC production, it'll be longer.

    The OP stated: "My first thought was the flying monkey for WOZ but that was announced in 2018. Maybe it didn't ship until 2019?". So it's hard to know what the parameters are. The Upgrade kits were announced in 2019. Anyway, I'd vote for it.

    #8 1 year ago

    Star Wars topper hands down! A 2 1/2 year wait for some ridiculously overpriced garbage

    #9 1 year ago

    Pinshakers universal shaker kit.

    #10 1 year ago

    The one from that dude that copied that one from the other guy and everyone was pissed. The best.

    #11 1 year ago

    Flipper Rebuild Kit!

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from bemmett:

    Star Wars topper hands down! A 2 1/2 year wait for some ridiculously overpriced garbage

    Not a mod. Toppers have their own category!

    #14 1 year ago

    I'm hoping to get some votes for my "Deluxe Speaker Light Kit".

    I came up with the idea and design of the pinball Speaker Light Kit in 2012 (along with their easy drop in, acrylic designs).....no TWIPY or award nominations back then. They were shown off at Pinball Expo 2012 in mid October and were being sent out to customers a couple of weeks later. They covered over 6 years of Stern games at launch.

    Since then I have expanded, both forward to cover current games and back to cover most of the Sega and Data East games from the past. When SPIKE 2 rolled out, I didn't just stick one of my old light frames in them and call it a day. I went to work redesigning and rethinking things for the new SPIKE 2 system games to make them look their best.

    I think my Standard SPIKE 2 Speaker Light Kits would have been a good nomination last year, but with me coming up with the whole RGB pinball speaker light kit idea way back in 2012....the excitement of something new had faded. As that may be, I hope people will consider nominating my "Deluxe Speaker Light Kit" for 2019 as both the Deluxe and Deluxe 5.25" Speaker Light Kits were both introduced and rolled out this year (Deluxe May 01, 19) and (Deluxe 5.25" October 01, 19).

    So this year I have introduced my Deluxe (and Deluxe 5.25") Speaker Light Kits for SPIKE 2 games. I didn't invent the technology that these use, but I did come up with the entire idea of an RGB pinball Speaker Light Kit back in 2012, I also designed the frames that make them possible, incorporated the addressable LEDs that make them "Deluxe" and made them available in an easy to install, ready to go kit.

    As someone that has conceived, been designing, making and evolving these for over 7 years, a write-in nomination votes would be appreciated. The TWIPY write-in nomination votes can be done here:

    https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twipy-pinball-awards-pre-voting-open-now/?fbclid=IwAR2AOLx_sSxJYinTN-iLp4_mt0RNncUwJzyh3OfaLPLDcBZ6YZ06kUjs6Ww

    Doug (SpeakerLightKits.com)

    #15 1 year ago

    Well, I’m biased, i vote our interactive Wonkavator. Appreciate every/anyone’s support.

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    #16 1 year ago

    I’m a fan of forceflow myself.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from VillaThrills:

    Pinballj’s JJP POTC chest open and close mod. Hands down best mod I put in this year. Just not a lot of people have a POTC to vote for it.

    Yeah, it is the best mod this past year (and Pinballj didn't even make money on it, but released it as a DIY initially), but it will probably fall short for the same reason jjPotC didn't win "Best Music" last year when it was the best music by a MILE. Just not enough people were exposed to the game before the voting to vote for it.

    #18 1 year ago

    The one I havent shown you!

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from VillaThrills:

    Pinballj’s JJP POTC chest open and close mod. Hands down best mod I put in this year. Just not a lot of people have a POTC to vote for it.

    I was going to say this. This one is a must have for any JJP Pirates owner.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from LesManley:

    I was going to say this. This one is a must have for any JJP Pirates owner.

    Does it interact with gameplay? JJP had it in and then got rid of it correct? So is a lock ball or something? Sorry I only played JJPOTC a few times and not an LE.

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Does it interact with gameplay? JJP had it in and then got rid of it correct? So is a lock ball or something? Sorry I only played JJPOTC a few times and not an LE.

    Yes .. lid opens and closes when ball is locked

    #22 1 year ago

    Pin shakers for the win

    #23 1 year ago

    The clear answer is the Stern Jurassic Park amber shooter knob

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    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from KozMckPinball:

    Does it interact with gameplay? JJP had it in and then got rid of it correct? So is a lock ball or something? Sorry I only played JJPOTC a few times and not an LE.

    JJPs was a mechanical open-close attached to the forks that pop up and down. Ultimately the slamming up and down was too rough on the lid and it caused problems (I assume with breakage).

    The mod version is a servo-run open and close, triggered with an added switch on the mechanical fork mech. It's much gentler on the trunk lid and should last a long time. Probably what JJP should have gone with in the first place. VERY cool mod that works great in the context of the game.

    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from JLebowski:

    The clear answer is the Stern Jurassic Park amber shooter knob[quoted image]

    Poor design. There's no innovation there. Almost as lazy as the Wonka CE topper.

    #26 1 year ago

    I miss the innovation like those MMr slingshot repair kits from 2016.

    #27 1 year ago

    crotchless g strings

    #28 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    Poor design. There's no innovation there. Almost as lazy as the Wonka CE topper.

    Nothing is as lazy as Wonka CE topper .....

    #29 1 year ago

    That open close chest is really cool. I ultimately sold my pirates bc it's just too chaotic with overlapping everything but damn that mod would be a must if I had it.

    Just watched a video of it in action. It's absolutely staggering to see how loaded pirates was and then jjp gives us Wonka....

    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

    crotchless g strings

    Not much to them.

    #31 1 year ago

    Mezel's factory mod for Wonka gets my vote.

    #32 1 year ago

    Absolutely the POTC chest mod. It is amazing in my game to this day. solid design and fully interactive. Absolutely the best mod I’ve ever installed

    #33 1 year ago

    I think the woz monkey is the best overall in design and detail. The potc chest mod.is good but it was supposed to do that from factory(a different way tho). Plus it really wasn't sold as a mod but more as a do it yourself type. Also the pinshaker is well done with the simplicity and lots of options for functionality. The pin woofer speaker and amp kits are nicely done too.

    #34 1 year ago

    You said knob

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    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    I think the woz monkey is the best overall in design and detail. The potc chest mod.is good but it was supposed to do that from factory(a different way tho). Plus it really wasn't sold as a mod but more as a do it yourself type. Also the pinshaker is well done with the simplicity and lots of options for functionality. The pin woofer speaker and amp kits are nicely done too.

    Shouldn’t it be new mods released this year? Monkey mod was last year https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/woz-witch-red-smoke-mod/page/26#post-4426389

    #36 1 year ago
    Quoted from bigd1979:

    I think the woz monkey is the best overall in design and detail. The potc chest mod.is good but it was supposed to do that from factory(a different way tho). Plus it really wasn't sold as a mod but more as a do it yourself type. Also the pinshaker is well done with the simplicity and lots of options for functionality. The pin woofer speaker and amp kits are nicely done too.

    Correction: the POTC chest mod is sold as a full, very clean package that also includes an optional lighting component which interacts with the game and pulses like a heartbeat. It’s pretty badass.

    Pinshaker is well thought out too, and a huge improvement over the rather sad Pinsound offering we’ve been hoping for over the last 3 years.

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    #37 1 year ago

    I'm thinking Vic's [@vireland] Insert/Mode Color Brackets should be in the running!
    A great idea, very well implemented, with outstanding results + a super easy install & very reasonable pricing !

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    #38 11 months ago
    Quoted from Pin_-_K:

    I'm thinking Vic's [@vireland] Insert/Mode Color Brackets should be in the running!
    A great idea, very well implemented, with outstanding results + a super easy install & very reasonable pricing !

    You have a picture of this?

    #40 11 months ago

    I enjoyed following this thread for a Barbasol can mod for Stern JP and I don't own the game. flashinstinct has been great to make sure that what people received met his level of expectation after a number of shipping issues. If I ever pick one of these games up its the first thing that will go in it.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/jp-amp-jp2-light-mod

    #41 11 months ago

    Wow, the way the search results display is ugly. I need to fix that some time.

    Thanks for the recommendation!

    #42 11 months ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    Absolutely the POTC chest mod. It is amazing in my game to this day. solid design and fully interactive. Absolutely the best mod I’ve ever installed

    who makes the POTC chest mod?

    #43 11 months ago
    Quoted from shlockdoc:

    who makes the POTC chest mod?

    It was designed and developed by a number of Pinsiders who worked together and improved upon each others’ designs, but it is currently sold by the Pinball Mod company:

    https://pinballmods.co/PinballJs-actuated-chest-mod-JJP-POTC

    Click on the “videos” tab to see in action

    #44 11 months ago
    Quoted from JLebowski:

    The clear answer is the Stern Jurassic Park amber shooter knob[quoted image]

    That was our inspiration for our Lighted Shooter Rod Plate Cover that fits all games with rectangle shooter plate. In RGB with remote and 7 colors.

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    #45 11 months ago

    Our Hologram topper won best new mod at the 2019 Chicago show.

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    #46 11 months ago

    I'm always impressed by the creativity of the pinball community as they come up with some amazing stuff. This year my vote would go to the POTC chest mod

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    #47 10 months ago
    Quoted from Litedpinballmods:

    Our Hologram topper won best new mod at the 2019 Chicago show.[quoted image]

    Have you abandoned this product and your customers?

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