Its pretty fun.. More fun than Avengers
Thanks for the update! They didn't have any at our local costco just two days ago but i reckon i will stop by the next time i'm in the 'hood.
So how does it feel (like a real pin or a cheaper toy)? It actually looks like it would be fun to play...but like 100% of others have said...not for the price
Haven't seen any video of this in action other than Stern propaganda. With the weight reduction, how does the game react to nudging? The playfield looks interesting, but I'm not sure how a light machine like this would stack up.
Interested if the price dropped significantly.
JPop said the build quality, fit and finish are first rate and that its a fun pin to play. That to me is endorsement enough. Good to hear he still knows a thing or two about pinball.
thanks for the report. I definitely hope the Costco or BJs in my town carries it.
Gary did a talk in Sydney, Aus a week ago which I sat in and he spoke briefly about "The Pin" Transformers and the board set used in it to be the new set for all the pin range. He then said the next "The Pin" will be a Avengers - suppose it will depend if the Transformers does well.
Interestingly he also said that this new board set can not run incandescent globes so once they phase them into Pro's they all will have leds unlike the current Avengers
I could see that happening if it goes well.
Stern can change from "the only pinball maker on Earth" to "Largest volume seller on Earth".
I too hope they sell a ton and I can pick one up for 1k next Chistmas. Its footprint is perfect for a spot in my gameroom.
well they dropped 500 bucks.. which is better then 3K.. 2499 seems to be an more fair price..for an introduction of THE Pin
and i mean if the game is fun guys.. you cant really go wrong with it right? unless u buy pins for an living and buy them to make some money.. this machine is not been build for ops offcourse..
and it may be an collectors item afterall, if stern doesnt sell a lot of it
^^^^i can believe that. It's amazing how much sound gets deadened by having a Good, solid, "closed" environment. If the cab is cheap, sound is going to leak
Quoted from Scuba_Steve:
It doesnt look like the pf glass slides out. So how do you access the playfield?
- The glass flips up
- also the trim is a special powder coated timber
- the SAM 2 set has 6 high powered super bright less so no fluro needed in the backbones so this can offer a basic light show
- playfield is made from a wood material so guessing not plywood but mdf
I have nothing against the Pin. It does seem that pinball should have an entry level. I just think $2500 or $3000 for this 'Matel" like is very high. I would live this to be $999 ($1499) or whatever. I think I would like the smaller form factor and ease of setup.
What a cheap looking POS, I guess a guy should look at a playfield but wasnt it ~5 years ago that a pro was this much?
I'll have to check it out at lunch, I'm about 5 blocks from the Oak Brook Costco. I need a 5 pound tub of margarine anyway.
Fugly is an understatement.
It will be interesting to see what happens to the price after Christmas.
But would you buy one of these over other machines in the same price range?
I'd take a nice 90's DMD any day over this as well as most of the better 80's pins.
I honestly can't see this worth more than 6-7 hundred and even that is hard to swallow.
Oh for sure. Wonder if he would have said anything though had i not posted a thread here about it.
I have to agree on how the returns are going to kill them on this. But, if you know your local Costcos and their outsourcers well, you'll be able to buy a returned one pretty cheap! In my town, Costco gives their returned stuff to a couple places, one being an auction house, and things go for about half of what Costco sells them for normally. With the way this thing looks, I can't see it going over about $700 at auction...
None in the Huntington Beach Costco yet. They did have Multicades for 2400 which is a bigger rip compared to used Neo Geos.
I feel bad for anyone who buys this. Some unknowing person will buy it not knowing the difference between this and a real pin or just what he could get in the used market for the same money.
Ugh. Shameful of stern. Just suckering noobs.
None in my neck of the woods either...
Boy, I must really have the Pin-Fever.
Sorta kinda wanna own this one- just for "WTF?!?" oddity's sake.
Still, at $2499.99 my sanity is holding strong! Hooray!!!
Seriously though Gary,
If it was $700, every pinhead on the planet would own one!
"It's from Stern, it HAS to be the real thing right? Since when does Stern make home version games?" said the mother driving a porsche SUV walking around Costco one day.
Quoted from NimblePin:
Sorta kinda wanna own this one- just for "WTF?!?" oddity's sake
If you want oddity, find one of these on ebay or CL:
Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside