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Deadpool owners club. Free chimichangas for all.

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#10601 22 days ago

I had a NIB JJP and it wasn't just a chip or two, it was the whole area around the pops was denuded. They sent me some mylar. That and too many mechanical break downs sent me back to Stern.

#10602 22 days ago

This will be my first machine I attempt pin stadiums with. Now the question is which ones?

#10603 22 days ago

Considering trying to snag a Deadpool Pro sometime in late '22, early '23. Got a Mando Premium on the way in early '22, but considering the long lead times on new machines I figured I might try planning ahead a little.

What are the club's thoughts? Will DP still be in production at that point? Is the Premium worth the extra $$?

I've played a lot of DP on location (most on an LE, actually) and always enjoy it, but can't say I'm a good enough player to actually "miss" the controlled ramp. My understanding is the drop targets on the premium are a little less punishing than the standups on the pro. I do like the art more on the Pro, but in a basement lineup I don't think that really factors in that much for me.

Anyway-- any suggestions? Thanks!

#10604 22 days ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

After waiting 11mo. for my NIB pro, I now have a lead on a used pro.
What are some key things I should check for?
I know from when I owned an AIQ that it was known for isssues where the Antman area would have chips and grooves from the guide rails unless washers were installed.
Thanks.

I did the same 2 weeks ago, go this is a good decision !

#10605 22 days ago

I wouldn't wait till after the next run, may not be another. Dunno about over there but they NEVER come up second hand in Australia.

Spose they are traded between friends but i doubt i've ever seen more than one or two advertised here.

Oh, and go the pro. Take the money you save, add shaker, PDI, blades and comet spotlight kit, maybe a topper if you like them. powdercoat the rails and lockbar and you will probs still have change. Put the change towards a pinwoofer full system.

#10606 22 days ago
Quoted from JStoltz:

Considering trying to snag a Deadpool Pro sometime in late '22, early '23. Got a Mando Premium on the way in early '22, but considering the long lead times on new machines I figured I might try planning ahead a little.
What are the club's thoughts? Will DP still be in production at that point? Is the Premium worth the extra $$?
I've played a lot of DP on location (most on an LE, actually) and always enjoy it, but can't say I'm a good enough player to actually "miss" the controlled ramp. My understanding is the drop targets on the premium are a little less punishing than the standups on the pro. I do like the art more on the Pro, but in a basement lineup I don't think that really factors in that much for me.
Anyway-- any suggestions? Thanks!

If you have the chance, go Premium.
I played a lot of games on a Pro and some on an LE before buying a Premium.
The Pro is very good, the Prem is superb.
Artwork on Premium is much nicer then you think and I find it the best of the 3.

#10607 21 days ago
Quoted from Pinballnewb01:

If you have the chance, go Premium.
I played a lot of games on a Pro and some on an LE before buying a Premium.
The Pro is very good, the Prem is superb.
Artwork on Premium is much nicer then you think and I find it the best of the 3.

The art on the premium was one of my deciding factors. I really dislike it. Pro art all day.

#10608 21 days ago
Quoted from Pinballnewb01:

Artwork on Premium is much nicer then you think and I find it the best of the 3.

Yeah, I prefer the premium art work. I have an LE and had a pro. I wish they had the art from the premium on the LE instead

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#10609 21 days ago

I hope you guys don't mind me sharing but I just had to show someone. I've had my Deadpool for 2 weeks now and have played a lot of games, loving it. My best was 450 million and I thought that was pretty good for a beginnner, a lot of hard fought battles and quests. But tonight I had this wild first ball that was pretty sick. At the end of it I was over 800 million. It was a bunch of multi balls (katana, Lil Deadpool and mech suit) combined with a lot of snikts - 5x playfield bonus. I know that's not a massive score for many of you, but it is for me, my other pins are all EMs lol.

I'd like to say it was skill but really it was just a lot of multi balls but I will say I was doing a good job of firing most of them back up through the ramps rather than out of control chaos in front of the flippers which is usually what happens for me.

So that ball seemed to take forever, at least 15 - 20 mins I think, not sure, time seemed to stop but the next 2 balls and the extra ball were a disaster and I only added another 50 mill before it was over.

Love this game! I love how it can kick my butt, then show me mercy and some of the shots feel so sweet like the snikts and the Secret skill shot (hold left flipper, hit the plunger > 1 orbit then up into the katana from the right ramp crossover (12mill). They feel like a sweet shot in golf when you just lay into a ball and it goes 300yards straight as an arrow with a soft "click".

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#10610 21 days ago

I'm really enjoying the translucent knock down targets mod. I picked it up a couple weeks ago and while it took a little longer than I thought, installation wasn't too bad.

I wasn't looking forward to cutting, scraping off and then re-transferring the decals from the old drop downs to the new ones, I was fortunate to find some old decals in the coin-op which did the trick.

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#10611 21 days ago
Quoted from JStoltz:

Is the Premium worth the extra $$?

I have a Deadpool Premium and a JJP Wonka Limited Edition. Both are considered the middle tier of the "Good", "Better," "Best" marketing tiers.

Personally, I don't give a whit about artwork, powder coating, autographed plaques, alternate voice tracks, etc. I just don't. Artwork from the Pro, to the Premium to the L.E. is all great and after two seconds I'm over it.

What does concern me, though, is the game itself. I think the disco ball mode (mech, software, light show, etc.) is really cool. I also like physical drop targets -- hitting something physical and having it disappear is part of the whole appeal of pinball for me. The ramp ball return to the right flipper is also cool in that its a mech that interacts physically with the ball.

In Wonka, it's a ball lock that holds the balls -- where you can see them -- above the playfield and puts on a big show when its time to release them, one by one.

The question that's always presented is: Is X upgrade worth $x,xxx.xx? The short answer is no. Of course not. But I would miss them if they weren't there. And my OCD would keep me up at night knowing there was more "game" available out there that I wasn't privy to. I just want the whole game and I make my purchasing decisions based on that.

But that's me and there's obviously no wrong answer. You can't miss it if you never had it and if the difference between the pro and the next tier is a dealbreaker than, of course, get what you can. This is a cool hobby especially if you're an 80s kid like me who grew up on coin-op vids at the mall and never gave pinball as much as a second glance. There's no bigger zealot than the newly converted, right?

So yeah, it makes sense for guys with routes to order pros because less things to go wrong means more money in the long run or people with limited funds. I totally get it. But if its in my game room, "Bolted to the floor" as they say? Hell, yeah, give me the whole game.

#10612 21 days ago
Quoted from Ocelot:

I have a Deadpool Premium and a JJP Wonka Limited Edition. Both are considered the middle tier of the "Good", "Better," "Best" marketing tiers.

So, Wonka or DeadPool?
In your option...

#10613 21 days ago

So lately I’ve been having a problem with my disco loop ramp on my premium. I’d say it’s about 50% of the time the ramp doesn’t come down fast enough so the ball can go up it. Has anyone had issues like that. I’ve also got the issue where the ball sometime will fly off the katana ramp from the loop but I’ve seen the drop dead foam for that so I’ll try that fix.

I’ve also got a problem when the body of lil deadpool keeps falling off the legs. I’ve jammed some electrical tape between the body and legs for the moment but it’s strange why it keeps falling off

#10614 21 days ago
Quoted from c818919taylor:

So, Wonka or DeadPool?
In your option...

Oh man, don't do this to me...

Short answer: You can't go wrong with either.

Longer answer: Pound for pound, Wonka simply has more stuff (and cost more.) More flippers, bigger screen, more assets, deeper code. I also enjoy immensely the wifi upgrade and the fairly regular updates. It's clear the game is still being thought about at JJP. If it was a car, it'd be a late model Mercedes. It's just smooth and a joy.

Deadpool? Great shots, funny gags/riffs, easy-to-understand rule set, bangin' soundtrack, cool zombie yeti original art -- this game is Burt Reynold's TransAm. There's no great shot than ripping the katana after a full loop (ninjapocalypse!!!.) It's just "see ball, hit ball" FUN. And don't get me started on the modding possibilities -- I'm surprised it doesn't come with a kegerator underneath.

#10615 21 days ago
Quoted from Ocelot:

I have a Deadpool Premium and a JJP Wonka Limited Edition. Both are considered the middle tier of the "Good", "Better," "Best" marketing tiers.
Personally, I don't give a whit about artwork, powder coating, autographed plaques, alternate voice tracks, etc. I just don't. Artwork from the Pro, to the Premium to the L.E. is all great and after two seconds I'm over it.
What does concern me, though, is the game itself. I think the disco ball mode (mech, software, light show, etc.) is really cool. I also like physical drop targets -- hitting something physical and having it disappear is part of the whole appeal of pinball for me. The ramp ball return to the right flipper is also cool in that its a mech that interacts physically with the ball.
In Wonka, it's a ball lock that holds the balls -- where you can see them -- above the playfield and puts on a big show when its time to release them, one by one.
The question that's always presented is: Is X upgrade worth $x,xxx.xx? The short answer is no. Of course not. But I would miss them if they weren't there. And my OCD would keep me up at night knowing there was more "game" available out there that I wasn't privy to. I just want the whole game and I make my purchasing decisions based on that.
But that's me and there's obviously no wrong answer. You can't miss it if you never had it and if the difference between the pro and the next tier is a dealbreaker than, of course, get what you can. This is a cool hobby especially if you're an 80s kid like me who grew up on coin-op vids at the mall and never gave pinball as much as a second glance. There's no bigger zealot than the newly converted, right?
So yeah, it makes sense for guys with routes to order pros because less things to go wrong means more money in the long run or people with limited funds. I totally get it. But if its in my game room, "Bolted to the floor" as they say? Hell, yeah, give me the whole game.

Thanks for the thoughtful response! I think you’ve convinced me on the premium, since I already know I love playing it and I also seem to suffer from the “I know I’m missing out on something, even if it’s potentially trivial” mindset. I will likely ask around to some distributors sometime in ‘22 to see about getting on a list for premiums, and if they stop production before then, I’ll just keep a lookout for used ones.

#10616 21 days ago
Quoted from Ocelot:

I'm really enjoying the translucent knock down targets mod. I picked it up a couple weeks ago and while it took a little longer than I thought, installation wasn't too bad.
I wasn't looking forward to cutting, scraping off and then re-transferring the decals from the old drop downs to the new ones, I was fortunate to find some old decals in the coin-op which did the trick.
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That looks great I assume the whole bank is lit up not individually?

#10617 21 days ago

Nothing like being all ready to pick up a Deadpool pro this weekend and getting a text from the seller today saying that their grandkids talked them into not selling it anymore. I had already made arrangements for a van and everything

#10618 21 days ago
Quoted from Audioenslaved:

That looks great I assume the whole bank is lit up not individually?

Yes, the whole bank is lit from underneath by a single 3 inch(?) LED strip.

#10619 21 days ago
Quoted from Ocelot:

Yes, the whole bank is lit from underneath by a single 3 inch(?) LED strip.

What are the parts involved to illuminate the drop targets? Like...what type of LED strip and whats used to connect it to the GI lamp?

#10620 20 days ago
Quoted from Sleal16:

What are the parts involved to illuminate the drop targets? Like...what type of LED strip and whats used to connect it to the GI lamp?

You can get the kit from Mezel. It has an adapter that splits any GI bulb to GI bulb + feed to strip light. It is all plug in.
You also get the light strip plus mounting block that angles
the light up towards the playfield. The complete kit also has 3 translucent drops. You must use your own stickers which look better if cropped.

Here's the adaptor light vs the old bulb:

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#10621 20 days ago
Quoted from JStoltz:

Thanks for the thoughtful response! I think you’ve convinced me on the premium, since I already know I love playing it and I also seem to suffer from the “I know I’m missing out on something, even if it’s potentially trivial” mindset. I will likely ask around to some distributors sometime in ‘22 to see about getting on a list for premiums, and if they stop production before then, I’ll just keep a lookout for used ones.

Good choice! I might be going to the premium as a guy I know has one he is considering selling. I have had quite a few people want my LE so it might be a good time to move it with how crazy the market is and get the premium art package I like. Deadpool will always be in our lineup. It’s our favorite pin

#10622 20 days ago

Well I'm out of the club, LE sold and was collected yesterday to make room for Godzilla. Twas a fun game since NIB but it was time for it to go sadly.

#10623 19 days ago
Quoted from Our_Man_in_Oz:

Well I'm out of the club, LE sold and was collected yesterday to make room for Godzilla. Twas a fun game since NIB but it was time for it to go sadly.

But, on the plus side, I'm in the club! Thank you!

#10624 19 days ago
Quoted from Ocelot:

I'm really enjoying the translucent knock down targets mod. I picked it up a couple weeks ago and while it took a little longer than I thought, installation wasn't too bad.
I wasn't looking forward to cutting, scraping off and then re-transferring the decals from the old drop downs to the new ones, I was fortunate to find some old decals in the coin-op which did the trick.
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I thought about doing this closer to when it came out, figured dang with hundreds of plays a month a target would break...
Not yet...... so not putting clear drop targets in yet....

#10625 19 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

Joined the Deadpool club yesterday! Excited to own my first machine.

If it was my 1st pinball it'd keep me happy at home.
My 1st was a busted up routed T2 so it wasn't a great time lol.
How much did you play DP on location or friends before you picked DP and what were the main things that sold ya on a DP?

#10626 19 days ago
Quoted from EternitytoM83:

I'm troubleshooting an issue with my katana lock post, and it turns out the problem is that the spring has worked its way halfway above the e-ring. Judging from the manual it looks like there should be a nylon washer in between the spring and the e-ring that I appear to be missing. Could anyone possibly verify, and is that a size I should be able to pick up at a hardware store? Thanks!
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These springs also eventually self destruct and fall apart so have a spare ready to go someday for games with heavy play.

#10627 19 days ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

These springs also eventually self destruct and fall apart so have a spare ready to go someday for games with heavy play.

Thanks, I'll add that to my stash.

I didn't find any evidence of a broken washer in the cabinet, so I'm pretty sure it was never installed at the factory and it just worked until it didn't. Eventually the end of the spring found the gap in the e-clip and worked its way up until the at-rest position of the post wasn't high enough to stop the balls.

While I was under there I finally swapped out the bracket on my snikt target (Stern installed the anti-sway one on the Colossus target instead), so fingers crossed that I've corrected all the factory screw-ups at this point.

#10628 19 days ago
Quoted from EternitytoM83:

Thanks, I'll add that to my stash.
I didn't find any evidence of a broken washer in the cabinet, so I'm pretty sure it was never installed at the factory and it just worked until it didn't. Eventually the end of the spring found the gap in the e-clip and worked its way up until the at-rest position of the post wasn't high enough to stop the balls.
While I was under there I finally swapped out the bracket on my snikt target (Stern installed the anti-sway one on the Colossus target instead), so fingers crossed that I've corrected all the factory screw-ups at this point.

I had a washer missing on one of my drops, NIB. You probably won't be the last to encounter it either.

#10629 19 days ago

Wouldn’t you know it. Soon as I put it on the trading block, I go and do this. Still haven’t cracked a billion, but so close.

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#10630 19 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

Not sure what address you used but I’ve always got responses right away at [email protected]. Try that if you used something else.

Cliff was having some issues with receiving emails, try again or from a different address, he's great at getting back (even though I think he's quite busy cutting and bending metal).

#10631 19 days ago
Quoted from ExSquid:

This will be my first machine I attempt pin stadiums with. Now the question is which ones?

Neos - worth the difference over the base model as it diffuses the light and you can't see the individual LED reflections.

#10632 18 days ago

Stern Deadpool plunger back in stock @ Marco's... for MSRP too!

Hopefully this is a sign of Stern getting inventory back in to distribute so we can start seeing some positive prices on accessories.

https://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/502-7072-00

#10633 17 days ago
Quoted from RobbyIRL5:

Neos - worth the difference over the base model as it diffuses the light and you can't see the individual LED reflections.

Cool Ill look into those.

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#10634 17 days ago
Quoted from HighProtein:

If it was my 1st pinball it'd keep me happy at home.
My 1st was a busted up routed T2 so it wasn't a great time lol.
How much did you play DP on location or friends before you picked DP and what were the main things that sold ya on a DP?

I was convinced that my first machine was going to be Stranger Things. I still love that machine and have played it often on location. Before I made a decision, I created a couple threads here on Pinside and included a poll about my first machine. Due to space and budget constraints, I knew that I could only have one, and I wanted to make the best choice.

The first few times I played Deadpool on location, I thought it was just ok. On my threads, many people urged me to give Deadpool another chance, so I did. After putting more time into the machine on location, I was hooked! The other factor was that my wife loves the character and that was the machine she encouraged me to consider. No regrets, as I am having a ton of fun with the machine. I'm not very good yet, but it is helping me develop my pinball skills. It's weird because the more I practice, the lower my scores! I'm learning ball control and even how to aim my shots, but my scores are going down. I'm even doing better learning the rules. Nudging is a skill that still eludes me, so plenty of outlane drains from the slings and SDTM drains as well!

I think the thing that sold me the most was that I felt like I was getting a complete game with Deadpool Pro, and I could only afford a pro. I also felt like the game was not too punishing, has a great theme, artwork, and code, and some fun shots. I always get a kick out of ripping that Dazzler spinner!

#10635 17 days ago

Now that I am a proud owner of a Deadpool Pro, I've been thinking about upgrades. My machine already has art blades and a custom shooter rod. I was wondering about adding a shaker motor. Is the shaker motor integrated well into this particular game? Is it worth adding?

#10636 17 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

Now that I am a proud owner of a Deadpool Pro, I've been thinking about upgrades. My machine already has art blades and a custom shooter rod. I was wondering about adding a shaker motor. Is the shaker motor integrated well into this particular game? Is it worth adding?

YES

#10637 17 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

Now that I am a proud owner of a Deadpool Pro, I've been thinking about upgrades. My machine already has art blades and a custom shooter rod. I was wondering about adding a shaker motor. Is the shaker motor integrated well into this particular game? Is it worth adding?

It integrates very well, it's a great upgrade.

#10638 17 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

Now that I am a proud owner of a Deadpool Pro, I've been thinking about upgrades. My machine already has art blades and a custom shooter rod. I was wondering about adding a shaker motor. Is the shaker motor integrated well into this particular game? Is it worth adding?

Shaker is great in Deadpool! I highly recommend it!

#10639 17 days ago

Ok, shaker motor is now top of the list, lol!

#10640 17 days ago

You'll need to place an order with Comet. Sling spots (i like the doubles), trough light kit and GI kit. Game is dark in the middle.

PDI glass is a great investment down the track as is a pinwoofer system.

#10641 16 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

Now that I am a proud owner of a Deadpool Pro, I've been thinking about upgrades. My machine already has art blades and a custom shooter rod. I was wondering about adding a shaker motor. Is the shaker motor integrated well into this particular game? Is it worth adding?

I have the shaker in mine, its pretty cool and everyone that comes over to play it is always impressed by it. The other best mod I have put into my game is the pinwoofer kit, but it is a bit pricey. I remember your thread too, I'm really happy you and your family are enjoying your Deadpool. ST just loses so much in the pro version its not worth it IMO so I think you made an excellent choice.

#10642 16 days ago

Hearing the end of year run on Deadpool is being pushed into next year

#10643 16 days ago
Quoted from Xdetroit:

Hearing the end of year run on Deadpool is being pushed into next year

Same here with no production schedule yet.

#10644 16 days ago
Quoted from UCFKnight71:

I was convinced that my first machine was going to be Stranger Things. I still love that machine and have played it often on location. Before I made a decision, I created a couple threads here on Pinside and included a poll about my first machine. Due to space and budget constraints, I knew that I could only have one, and I wanted to make the best choice.
The first few times I played Deadpool on location, I thought it was just ok. On my threads, many people urged me to give Deadpool another chance, so I did. After putting more time into the machine on location, I was hooked! The other factor was that my wife loves the character and that was the machine she encouraged me to consider. No regrets, as I am having a ton of fun with the machine. I'm not very good yet, but it is helping me develop my pinball skills. It's weird because the more I practice, the lower my scores! I'm learning ball control and even how to aim my shots, but my scores are going down. I'm even doing better learning the rules. Nudging is a skill that still eludes me, so plenty of outlane drains from the slings and SDTM drains as well!
I think the thing that sold me the most was that I felt like I was getting a complete game with Deadpool Pro, and I could only afford a pro. I also felt like the game was not too punishing, has a great theme, artwork, and code, and some fun shots. I always get a kick out of ripping that Dazzler spinner!

My first NIB pin was a Deadpool Pro purchased back in Nov 2018. I only have a 2 pin lineup and have rotated a few pins in and out of the house and DP still stands. Probably have about 1500 plays on it and I probably enjoy it now more than I did the first year. I'll add a mod every now and then to keep it fresh, but damn this pin looks and plays so good. At this point I feel like I'd be losing a friend if I sold it.

#10645 16 days ago

Not anything to do with the game, but my awesome wife found a coffee tumbler for me to use whilst I play….

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#10646 16 days ago

Just added lighted flippers.

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#10647 16 days ago
Quoted from Aflacjack:

Just added lighted flippers.
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I didn't even know that was a thing...

#10648 16 days ago
Quoted from awesome1:

I didn't even know that was a thing...

A fellow pinsider is making them. Really neat what he’s doing. They play great too.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/lighted-flipper-kits-by-arcademadecom

#10649 15 days ago
Quoted from Xdetroit:

Hearing the end of year run on Deadpool is being pushed into next year

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#10650 15 days ago
Quoted from pinballaddicted:

Same here with no production schedule yet.

My guess is they’re devoting most of their available production resources to Godzilla? That really stinks for people who have been waiting a while.

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