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(Topic ID: 252126)

Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club


By RobertWinter

1 year ago



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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 175 votes
    58%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 23 votes
    8%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 68 votes
    23%
  • I own all three now! 34 votes
    11%

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#5101 33 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

Anyone looking for the side armor, they have 2 left:
ebay.com link » Elvira Pinball Side Armor 502 7112 00

So tempting

#5102 33 days ago

I have been searching/googling etc... and this is the only place I have found them. I know its a few bucks more for the ebay fee's but hey still has free shipping. I spoke with him on the phone and his exact words sales pitch or not "Get them while you can as there are none to be had" and who knows if they will run more of them or not. So what the hell I did everything else.

#5103 33 days ago

Got the pin today. So much fun unpacking and setting it up. Got another quick question for the experts. Where in the menu can you turn the "match" sound off??? They did it on our Jurassic Park pin but I can't find it on this one. It will drive our neighbors wild late at night.

Thanks

#5104 33 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Got the pin today. So much fun unpacking and setting it up. Got another quick question for the experts. Where in the menu can you turn the "match" sound off??? They did it on our Jurassic Park pin but I can't find it on this one. It will drive our neighbors wild late at night.
Thanks

adjust her knocker...
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#5105 33 days ago
Quoted from Vino:

adjust her knocker...

No her knockers are perfect..... Oh we're talking about the knocker adjustment NVM

#5106 33 days ago
Quoted from Vino:

adjust her knocker...
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Super. Thanks.

#5107 32 days ago

finishing touches added to medisinyl 's awesome Mod! and my little tribute to the late great Vincent Price is complete
Think it works well.. Being on the for sale sign, plus Lyman programed this, and batman 66, which has Egghead as a character in it..so a connection in good pinball tradition

#5108 32 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Got the pin today. So much fun unpacking and setting it up. Got another quick question for the experts. Where in the menu can you turn the "match" sound off??? They did it on our Jurassic Park pin but I can't find it on this one. It will drive our neighbors wild late at night.
Thanks

Why turn it off? It scares the hell out of people, i love it!!!

#5109 32 days ago
Quoted from DeathHimself:

I have been searching/googling etc... and this is the only place I have found them. I know its a few bucks more for the ebay fee's but hey still has free shipping. I spoke with him on the phone and his exact words sales pitch or not "Get them while you can as there are none to be had" and who knows if they will run more of them or not. So what the hell I did everything else.

I am on pre order list for topper, so can't justify these right now. Will regret it im sure

#5110 32 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

Why turn it off? It scares the hell out of people, i love it!!!

Because it scares the crap out of me too. LOL

#5111 32 days ago

Added speakerlight kit to premium. Gives LE look.

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#5112 31 days ago

Shoutout to pinstein for making these blades. I didn't care for the art of the rest of them out there, these are right up my alley! Smooth transaction, easy installation, excellent quality material. The artwork and colors match perfectly!

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#5113 31 days ago

Any tips from the experts on a smooth installation of the are blades, except for taking your time and use soapy water? Will get to it this weekend.
Thanks

#5114 31 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Any tips from the experts on a smooth installation of the are blades, except for taking your time and use soapy water? Will get to it this weekend.
Thanks

I have never used the soapy water technique, I peel the entire backing off of the vinyl, pull it tight between both my hands and slide it in. I usually start sticking closest to the flipper. If you make a mistake just pull it off and start again.

#5115 31 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Shoutout to pinstein for making these blades. I didn't care for the art of the rest of them out there, these are right up my alley! Smooth transaction, easy installation, excellent quality material. The artwork and colors match perfectly![quoted image]

I think they look great! Where did you get them?

#5116 31 days ago
Quoted from flashburn:

So my EHOH Premium has the washer on the ramp, yet the other day it started getting hung up on the right gargoyle. Any ideas?

I had similar trouble even with the washer too. I could push the gargoyle assembly over, but it always shift back eventually after being hit enough times, and then it could catch the ramp tip. So I ended up using a pair of tin-snips and clipping like a mm off the lower-right corner of the ramp flap. Just enough so that even when the gargoyle assembly is pushed all the way left, the ramp still won't catch on it. Only took like 5 seconds and now I never have to worry about he ramp flap catching. And I took such a small amount away, that you really can't even tell.

That'd be my recommendation, versus fiddling with the gargoyle to no end. Especially since the ramp flap is all ready wider than it actually needs to be to nicely direct the ball. Also, apparently it's okay for the ramp to lift up the gargoyle when it rises, as it happens in the Stern marketing video multiple times.

#5117 31 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Any tips from the experts on a smooth installation of the are blades, except for taking your time and use soapy water? Will get to it this weekend.
Thanks

Don’t do it dry if it is your first time. I like using Rapidtac. Makes life much easier and smells good. If you get the soap mixture wrong the decal might start letting go. Happens a lot in humid areas. Rapidtac actually helps with the adhesive process.

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Just wipe off the area getting the decal with Rapidtac. Remove the backing on the decal and lay it face down. Give it a good even coat of Rapidtac and apply. Wipe off the excess and your done. One other thing I do before is cut off about an inch of a toilet paper tube. Split that down the side and insert it in the cutout for the hinge bolt. Once you acquire a snug fit in the bolt cutout hole tape it to hold shape. This acts as an alignment guide. The hole in your art blade needs to stratal the toilet paper tube. It really helps if you’re doing the install solo.

#5118 31 days ago

Thanks. I watched a few videos on youtube but I am still super nervous getting it on and behind the playfield without messing it up. I guess time will tell how good I did it.

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#5119 31 days ago

I'm in the club-best pin yet!

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#5120 31 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Shoutout to pinstein for making these blades. I didn't care for the art of the rest of them out there, these are right up my alley! Smooth transaction, easy installation, excellent quality material. The artwork and colors match perfectly![quoted image]

They look really good, but I do like that on the official Stern art blades you get some little touches like Elvira's Tiki Bar and the hot-tub/caldron in the back right corner. That whole section of art is really nice, and I like that the blades extend and add to the art that's all ready there on the backboard.

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#5121 31 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

They look really good, but I do like that on the official Stern art blades you get some little touches like Elvira's Tiki Bar and the hot-tub/caldron in the back right corner. That whole section of art is really nice, and I like that the blades extend and add to the art that's all ready there on the backboard.
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Agree 100%. I was about to buy those because they look nice and were a bit cheaper in Ebay but I got quoted $89 Paypal Friends and Family directly... Same price as the Stern's so that made my decision.

#5122 31 days ago

If anyone around Minnesota is looking to leave the club, let me know. I'm open to a premium or LE. I'm good with cash, or have a green trim AFMrLE for trade if you're interested. Thanks!

#5123 31 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

They look really good, but I do like that on the official Stern art blades you get some little touches like Elvira's Tiki Bar and the hot-tub/caldron in the back right corner. That whole section of art is really nice, and I like that the blades extend and add to the art that's all ready there on the backboard.
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I love the subtle nod to Whoa Nellie as well. Good for us lucky owners with both!

#5124 31 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Any tips from the experts on a smooth installation of the are blades, except for taking your time and use soapy water? Will get to it this weekend.
Thanks

Stand field up, pull to one side, center the blade around field. Put in place. 2 people works great. Wipe sides with alcohol or at least water first.

#5125 31 days ago

Its pretty easy. And comes off if you need to reapply or smooth wrinkles. Its definitely not a one shot deal. Go for it!

#5126 31 days ago

Sneaking a ball into the coffin lock is one of my favorite “cheap” shots in pinball. Very difficult though!

#5127 31 days ago

I've seen a few people suggest replacing the factory balls. what do people recommend?

#5128 31 days ago
Quoted from Muymanwell:

I've seen a few people suggest replacing the factory balls. what do people recommend?

https://ballbaron.com/product/ninja-super-shiny-chrome-pinball-g10/

If the factory balls are good, you don't have to replace them. Doesn't hurt to have spares on hand.

#5129 31 days ago
Quoted from Muymanwell:

I've seen a few people suggest replacing the factory balls. what do people recommend?

My balls started looking like shit after 100 games, ridiculous.

I've always gotten mine from PinballLife and they've always been perfect.

#5130 31 days ago

I'm in, only got a handful of games so far but loving it!
What's the recommend pitch people find?

#5131 31 days ago
Quoted from bemmett:

I'm in, only got a handful of games so far but loving it!
What's the recommend pitch people find?

7deg seems to be the magic number for being able to hit that backdoor shot regularly

#5132 30 days ago
Quoted from bemmett:

I'm in, only got a handful of games so far but loving it!
What's the recommend pitch people find?

Game is temporarily in my dining room, and due to floor slope I can only do about 6.5 degrees. And it plays pretty good, backdoor shot works well, just have to plunge properly. But I'd recommend a little steeper since occasionally the ball doesn't want to roll out of the pops. I'd think 6.7/6.8 degrees would be good, I think that's what George Gomez generally recommends for Stern games. But each person has their own taste for slope/pitch.

#5133 30 days ago
Quoted from Muymanwell:

I've seen a few people suggest replacing the factory balls. what do people recommend?

I've been using bc precision from Amazon prime. Some negative feedback, but i have bought over 200 ,in small batches over 3 years and have never had 1 bad. And, I use a magnifying glass. I change em out once a year

#5134 30 days ago

Prototype printed. Now I’ve gotta figure out how to mount it. Any ideas?

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#5135 30 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Prototype printed. Now I’ve gotta figure out how to mount it. Any ideas?
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piano wire to the nearby screws?

#5136 30 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

They look really good, but I do like that on the official Stern art blades you get some little touches like Elvira's Tiki Bar and the hot-tub/caldron in the back right corner. That whole section of art is really nice, and I like that the blades extend and add to the art that's all ready there on the backboard.
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I totally agree but unfortunately the right ramp pf itself block almost 100% of that art. Its a shame. Just like that sweet pick of elvira in her swim suit up by the pops that is completely blocked! i would have love to seen the whole pool area down buy the flippers.

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#5137 30 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Prototype printed. Now I’ve gotta figure out how to mount it. Any ideas?
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Doesn't this block the view of the lanes at the top?

#5138 30 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Prototype printed. Now I’ve gotta figure out how to mount it. Any ideas?
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How obscured are the bonus rollover lights behind that camper?

#5139 30 days ago

Still workin out the kinks, I may slice the camper in half and mount to the back panel as a facade...or mount higher so they are visible underneath...or maybe kitty corner it. Havnt had much time to play around yet.

Quoted from Vitty:

How obscured are the bonus rollover lights behind that camper?

#5140 30 days ago

I just seated it right on top of the back gate...both rollovers are visible. Looks pretty good, know anyone who does decals?

Quoted from Lermods:

Doesn't this block the view of the lanes at the top?

#5141 30 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

Prototype printed. Now I’ve gotta figure out how to mount it. Any ideas?

If you can see where I mounted mine, I used an 1.25" post extender to raise it above the lanes so I can still see the lanes and have it below the moon, then I 3d printed a Z shape bracket in which I drilled a hole for the lock nut with washer to screw to the post and I used some JB weld to mount the camper the other end of the bracket.

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#5142 30 days ago

Does anyone have a lead on a company that makes a topper for this pin?
Thanks

#5143 29 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Does anyone have a lead on a company that makes a topper for this pin?
Thanks

Stern has one coming at a $1000 a pop, supposedly limited to 200. Not sure if you already knew that. Apologies if you did.

#5144 29 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Does anyone have a lead on a company that makes a topper for this pin?
Thanks

Stern pinball, rumored cost is $1,000 and is expected to be avail soon.

#5145 29 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

Stern has one coming at a $1000 a pop, supposedly limited to 200. Not sure if you already knew that. Apologies if you did.

Beat me by 26 seconds.

#5146 29 days ago
Quoted from whiteyjfm:

Does anyone have a lead on a company that makes a topper for this pin?

Not one that is reasonable, that's for shit sure at the moment.

#5147 29 days ago

Yeah, there's a distinct lack of alternate toppers for this game too. Maybe because it's a limited boutique game? Usually somebody has made something by now.

#5148 29 days ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Yeah, there's a distinct lack of alternate toppers for this game too. Maybe because it's a limited boutique game? Usually somebody has made something by now.

I'm guessing maybe more towards the copyrights violations, after all how do you make an Elvira topper without the queen herself.

#5149 29 days ago

I think the best toppers follow the theme but show something different than the backglass. Since she is on the backglass, an alternate topper would do just fine without her on it.

Quoted from DeathHimself:

I'm guessing maybe more towards the copyrights violations, after all how do you make an Elvira topper without the queen herself.

#5150 29 days ago

Thanks for all the info. I have heard about the Stern one, but there is no way I will pay $1000. That is insane!!!!!! Was hoping there will be a cheeper more reasonable option out there. We have found the hollow gram one, but the description say you need a pc to download and load the files. We don't own any pc products so there go that idea.

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