If the teaser on JJP's FaceBook page is a true indication of the colored pinballs that will be a part of Wonka, I'm curious to know what tech they will employ to actually make them.
I know of a few titles that have white balls, but I don't really consider said balls to be proper pinballs. Their mass is different, and in some cases they even chip and don't look very good after a while.
So, if Wonka will feature something like "Gobstopper Multi-ball," with a fistful of variously colored balls, just how confident can we be that the colored balls will (a) shoot like pinballs and (b) won't chip and look like crap? There's a reason we have never truly had colored pinballs to this point: they are near impossible to engineer. To you metalurgists out there, is there new tech that can enrobe a carbon core with "colored" chrome? I've seen tinted chrome, and "black" nickel plating is common, but the colors required here are saturated and candy-like. How is JJP going to pull this off?
Any insight would be much appreciated.