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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 191 votes
    58%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 23 votes
    7%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 78 votes
    23%
  • I own all three now! 40 votes
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#5951 59 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

GAPPA! The Triphibian Monster shown here visibly displeased.
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This Gappa figure is looking gorgeous. Fits perfect.
Where did you get it?

#5952 59 days ago

Thanks! It’s a Japanese Nitto Daikaiju Gappa figure...pretty hard to find. I got lucky on eBay after looking for an affordable one.

Quoted from Slapfighter:

This Gappa figure is looking gorgeous. Fits perfect.
Where did you get it?

#5953 59 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

I’m not having a problem with that...he’s suspended a bit so I can see under his feet.

Looks great!

#5955 58 days ago

Has anyone achieved the super hand of fate (manos wheel?)? I have a lot of games where I don't even collect one piece of the regular wheel and I think the best I have done is 4 pieces. Unless you're draining left during multiball, it seems like this is something that is extremely difficult to get.

Thoughts?

The Tilt rulesest is quite out of date.

Rob

#5956 58 days ago

Yes, and I’ve completed the super hand wheel as well...there is a third wheel after that! The key is to get it lit while in multiball and intentionally let balls drain while the ball save is running.

Quoted from Rob_G:

Has anyone achieved the super hand of fate (manos wheel?)? I have a lot of games where I don't even collect one piece of the regular wheel and I think the best I have done is 4 pieces. Unless you're draining left during multiball, it seems like this is something that is extremely difficult to get.
Thoughts?
The Tilt rulesest is quite out of date.
Rob

#5957 58 days ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

Has anyone achieved the super hand of fate (manos wheel?)? I have a lot of games where I don't even collect one piece of the regular wheel and I think the best I have done is 4 pieces. Unless you're draining left during multiball, it seems like this is something that is extremely difficult to get.
Thoughts?
The Tilt rulesest is quite out of date.
Rob

The only time I was able to get the Super Hand of Fate wheel, I had the Hand of Fate carry over turned on. Haven't gotten it since with it off. Was able to clear the second Hand of Fate wheel, too.

#5958 58 days ago
Quoted from mpdpvdpin:

The key is to get it lit while in multiball

The VUK ball save helps too...if your VUK has a tendency to lob balls down the outlane!

#5959 58 days ago
Quoted from Mtg381:

The VUK ball save helps too...if your VUK has a tendency to lob balls down the outlane!

That's vukked up!

Rob

#5960 58 days ago

Harnessed the power of the GAPPA mod for a new high. 2x GAPPA six ball / House Party / They Came from Space / 2x Directors cut (one completed) Killed Creepo / Super head shot / Phone a Fiend / All Garage multis / Completed Hand of fate and Super Hand of fate wheels / Defeated all Deadheads / Flipped the House...Phew! About 1hr game. 3 balls. Normal tilt. Factory setting.

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#5961 58 days ago

I'm having bad games lately, what's yr strategy in getting to gappa?

#5962 58 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I'm having bad games lately, what's yr strategy in getting to gappa?

During multiball, focus on the spinner shot to the pops. That will rack up the Freak Fryer meter pretty quickly.

#5963 58 days ago

Getting TO Gappa mode I don’t think about much. It’s based on switch hits so I just try to send balls into the pops (via The market value shot) during garage multiballs to build up the freak fryer (and to clear the playfield so I can make shots without interference from other balls. When I get to the Gappa mode I slow down my play to half speed. I trap every time the ball comes back to me and and very consciously pick off the shots (same thing goes for Directors Cut and not so much for They came from Space...that one I just bash till I save Elvira basically. My second Gappa session in this game score 818M alone...nuts!

Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I'm having bad games lately, what's yr strategy in getting to gappa?

#5964 58 days ago
Quoted from Mudflaps:

During multiball, focus on the spinner shot to the pops. That will rack up the Freak Fryer meter pretty quickly.

You can also let balls keep draining during multiball while the ball save is still active. New balls will launch into the pops. That's kind of cheesy though.

Rob

Added 56 days ago:

edit: if the balls launched all the way around to the left orbit during multiball, that would be a good fix.

#5965 58 days ago

I do ok when I get there, just can't seem to lately.

#5966 58 days ago
Quoted from Hayfarmer:

I do ok when I get there, just can't seem to lately.

I love playing out the modes as far as I can. But, by doing so I don't always make it too deep into the game. Up to Gappa yes, but I have not completed the house yet. I will focus on trying that soon.

Rob

#5967 57 days ago

Can anyone confirm the wiring on the left pop bumper coil? With the field up this is the lower left one. If someone can just post a picture of the 3 pops so I can see which wire goes where I would appreciate it.

#5968 57 days ago
Quoted from Mogg:

Could Anyone help me troubleshoot this optic board? This is the result I get once power is applied.
Is indicative of a bad board?[quoted image]

Been a while since you posted this but yes bad opto board.

#5969 57 days ago
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#5970 57 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

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Thanks. Just wanted to make damn sure I put the new coil in right and since mine came with a bad coil I was not sure if they wired it wrong or if they just installed a dead coil.

#5971 56 days ago
Quoted from jandrea95:

Many were having this issue, myself included. Its a super easy fix fortunately!
Around 3:10 of this video he very well explains the fix. I believe ive seen him in this thread, he has some super helpful videos for noobs (like myself) and veterans alike.

Does anyone know what happened to this video?

#5972 56 days ago

Has anyone had this issue where the HAUNTS/MODES will start on their own, just by the ball being behind the house + near pops? Haunts seem to start on their own whenever a ball gets around that area (although not all the time, but enough that it's annoying). I also noticed that I'm getting a 2nd ball during GAPPA ANGRY but it doesn't seem like that's part of the game either? (unless Stern added a 2nd ball in the latest code update?)

I thought it was a problem with the house but it appears to be an issue with something BEHIND the house, as I started to hear "klankety-klank" noises when the game was in ATTRACT MODE. I made a couple of videos below. Can anyone advise on what they think it might be? (I'm not a techie but I can pass the information to the service dude who will come to repair it). Thanks!

#5973 55 days ago

Sounds like you’re having some opto probs in trough or house ramp. Run switch test and see if any of them are going off. If they are swab them with a qtip and alcohol if that doesn’t help you may need to replace.

Edit...I watched vids. Is that the garage standup target going up and down? The diverted and ramp behind the house won’t make that noise.

Quoted from BeeGeeMtl:

Has anyone had this issue where the HAUNTS/MODES will start on their own, just by the ball being behind the house + near pops? Haunts seem to start on their own whenever a ball gets around that area (although not all the time, but enough that it's annoying). I also noticed that I'm getting a 2nd ball during GAPPA ANGRY but it doesn't seem like that's part of the game either? (unless Stern added a 2nd ball in the latest code update?)
I thought it was a problem with the house but it appears to be an issue with something BEHIND the house, as I started to hear "klankety-klank" noises when the game was in ATTRACT MODE. I made a couple of videos below. Can anyone advise on what they think it might be? (I'm not a techie but I can pass the information to the service dude who will come to repair it). Thanks!

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#5974 55 days ago

Excited to say I joined the club today! This was such a hard pin to find locally. Can’t wait to get into this game.

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#5975 54 days ago
Quoted from Maverick203b:

Excited to say I joined the club today! This was such a hard pin to find locally. Can’t wait to get into this game.
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Nice line up, very similar to mine. I have DPLE, EHOH, R&M and IM. I may sell IM and replace it with Avengers.

#5976 53 days ago

I was thinking it would be great if there was a way to have the Santa Vs Martians as one of the main 6 haunts for December. Having a festive Christmas haunt that's easily started would just be, well, more Festive(and lets be honest..this year could use all the help it could get to be more cheerful)

That led me thinking it would be stellar if you could configure which haunts are "Secret Haunts" and which are assigned a window in general would be absolutely fantastic, would love to make gila monster a regular swap for Manster for example.

As well I was thinking with the HouseParty table insert now lighting up to signify next house activation triggers it..Perhaps it would be better to have the Central Window light up for the Final Haunt "THEY CAME FROM SPACE" instead since that one doesn't seem to have a window light for it.

#5977 53 days ago

Just finished watching Teenagers from Outer Space.
Not bad actually. Sure, there were a lot of eye rolling and cheap segments. But I rather like how the death ray worked(yes, I know its disintergrator ray or something like that).
It did lag near the end. And lots of "stiff"... Acting...
still its nowhere near the worst film I have ever seen.

The Manster and The Wasp Woman are two of the next ones I queued up on prime. Still got a long way to go till I work my way through all of them.

#5978 53 days ago

Manster is actually not to bad. I was never an Elvira fan(not available in my areao but 'am trying to catch up. On Amazon Prime they have most of the movies. Besides the Elvira pin stuff try "13 Nights of Elvira" - "Cannibal Women in the Avacado Jungle of Death" and "Evil Bong" are decent. Anybody know what movie plays during "Wild women multiball"?

#5979 53 days ago
Quoted from wtatumjr:

Anybody know what movie plays during "Wild women multiball"?

That would be "Wild Women of Wongo", filmed in "Passionate Pathecolor". You can watch it for free on youtube. In addition to Elvira having it on Movie Macabre, the MST3K crew riffed on it as well.

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#5980 53 days ago
Quoted from RobT:

Nice line up, very similar to mine. I have DPLE, EHOH, R&M and IM. I may sell IM and replace it with Avengers.

So is Elvira everything you thought it would be? I assume you got it by now.

Rob

#5981 52 days ago

Anyone know if there any premiums In stock anywhere? Trying to find one for Christmas

#5982 52 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

Anyone know if there any premiums In stock anywhere? Trying to find one for Christmas

I think you will have to buy used if you want one soon. To my knowledge every distributor just has a list of people lined up for the next run and they are being told springtime. I called 2 distributors and they only had 1-2 spots left on pre-orders for that next run.

I stalked local Craigslist ads as I wanted to see and play before I bought used. It took 2 months of consistent looking but found one this last week.

#5983 52 days ago
Quoted from Diospinball:

Just finished watching Teenagers from Outer Space.
Not bad actually. Sure, there were a lot of eye rolling and cheap segments. But I rather like how the death ray worked(yes, I know its disintergrator ray or something like that).
It did lag near the end. And lots of "stiff"... Acting...
still its nowhere near the worst film I have ever seen.
The Manster and The Wasp Woman are two of the next ones I queued up on prime. Still got a long way to go till I work my way through all of them.

The Wasp Woman isn't too bad, although it's hard to watch knowing what happened to Cabot.

#5984 52 days ago
Quoted from Maverick203b:

I think you will have to buy used if you want one soon. To my knowledge every distributor just has a list of people lined up for the next run and they are being told springtime. I called 2 distributors and they only had 1-2 spots left on pre-orders for that next run.
I stalked local Craigslist ads as I wanted to see and play before I bought used. It took 2 months of consistent looking but found one this last week.

That’s what I figured. How much did you get it for?

#5985 52 days ago

Is the wasp woman even in the game? Besides on the backglass? Would be great if that were a future haunt.

Quoted from Methos:

The Wasp Woman isn't too bad, although it's hard to watch knowing what happened to Cabot.

#5986 52 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

That’s what I figured. How much did you get it for?

I had the chance to buy one but guy wanted NIB price for a used game with 500 plays... thats pretty much whats going on for now.

Id just wait it out unless you want to overpay for a used game.

They are making more and it will be in production for a while due to demand.

#5987 52 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

That’s what I figured. How much did you get it for?

Essentially paid NIB price and didn't feel great about it, but it was low plays and no wear anywhere. I don't feel too bad about the price as it had about $700 in mods including shaker, pin armor, art blades and the medisynl mods which are a must for this game.

It is safe to say that if any owner in this group was wanting to sell, there is a ton of demand!

#5988 52 days ago
Quoted from Maverick203b:

Essentially paid NIB price and didn't feel great about it, but it was low plays and no wear anywhere. I don't feel too bad about the price as it had about $700 in mods including shaker, pin armor, art blades and the medisynl mods which are a must for this game.
It is safe to say that if any owner in this group was wanting to sell, there is a ton of demand!

If it's basically in NIB condition, you've saved yourself the risk of having a messed up game, and (hopefully) the previous owner dialed it in for you!

#5989 52 days ago
Quoted from Methos:

The Wasp Woman isn't too bad, although it's hard to watch knowing what happened to Cabot.

Cinematic titanic did wasp woman. For those that don't know it was joel's new venture after mst3k. I recommend watching it that way.

#5990 52 days ago
Quoted from Maverick203b:

Essentially paid NIB price and didn't feel great about it, but it was low plays and no wear anywhere. I don't feel too bad about the price as it had about $700 in mods including shaker, pin armor, art blades and the medisynl mods which are a must for this game.
It is safe to say that if any owner in this group was wanting to sell, there is a ton of demand!

That wasn’t bad at all considering you got all those mods. What are the medisynl mods?

I just put down my $1000 deposit for the next run of Elvira’s. Wife said she wants it.

Also bought a Stranger Things pro demo with 1900 plays for $5395 shipped from Game Exchange of Colorado with full warranty. Ordered the UV kit, shaker, art blades, ramp decal, speaker lights, and shooter lane protector from cointaker and pinball life. Also wife wanted it

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#5991 51 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

That wasn’t bad at all considering you got all those mods. What are the medisynl mods?
I just put down my $1000 deposit for the next run of Elvira’s. Wife said she wants it.
Also bought a Stranger Things pro demo with 1900 plays for $5395 shipped from Game Exchange of Colorado with full warranty. Ordered the UV kit, shaker, art blades, ramp decal, speaker lights, and shooter lane protector from cointaker and pinball life. Also wife wanted it
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Medisynl Mods installed by Zach

#5992 51 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

That wasn’t bad at all considering you got all those mods. What are the medisynl mods?
I just put down my $1000 deposit for the next run of Elvira’s. Wife said she wants it.
Also bought a Stranger Things pro demo with 1900 plays for $5395 shipped from Game Exchange of Colorado with full warranty. Ordered the UV kit, shaker, art blades, ramp decal, speaker lights, and shooter lane protector from cointaker and pinball life. Also wife wanted it
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You can find more info on this Pinside Post by Medisinyl: Elvira 3, Interactive Casket, Gargoyle VUK cover+++ [[Medisinyl Mods]]

#5993 51 days ago

Absolute must! These are great mods.

#5994 51 days ago

Speaking of mods,the tri color right lane arrow mod done by Robertstone is fantastic just kind a pain to source a tri color led board,easy of you can do basic soldiering,now I can see that arrow is lit when I need to shoot it!

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#5995 51 days ago
Quoted from rockrand:

Speaking of mods,the tri color right lane arrow mod done by Robertstone is fantastic just kind a pain to source a tri color led board,easy of you can do basic soldiering,now I can see that arrow is lit when I need to shoot it!
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I must have missed this. Does he offer this as a mod, or was it a one-off?

#5996 51 days ago
Quoted from FtrMech:

Medisynl Mods installed by Zach

Quoted from Dexter:

Absolute must! These are great mods.

Thank you!

It's been crazy to see the support these have received this year, and it's all been very appreciated. Far beyond any expectation I could have had.

While I don't expect to win the TWIPY, getting nominated to be in the running for mod of the year would still mean a lot.

TWIPY has just opened pre-voting, and I'd be grateful to anyone that believes these mods are worthy of that title and take the time to vote for them (I personally wrote in "Medisinyl Mods - Elvira casket/gargoyle set"): https://www.thisweekinpinball.com/twipy-2020-pre-voting/

Thanks again to everyone for the support!

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Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

That wasn’t bad at all considering you got all those mods. What are the medisynl mods?
I just put down my $1000 deposit for the next run of Elvira’s. Wife said she wants it.
Also bought a Stranger Things pro demo with 1900 plays for $5395 shipped from Game Exchange of Colorado with full warranty. Ordered the UV kit, shaker, art blades, ramp decal, speaker lights, and shooter lane protector from cointaker and pinball life. Also wife wanted it
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There's still a waitlist on the mods, but you're welcome to send me a PM if you'd like to be added.

Mod thread here : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/elvira-3-interactive-casket-gargoyle-vuk-cover-medisinyl-mods

#5997 51 days ago

has anyone run in to the gargoyle mod causing eject issues? i just put mine on yesterday, and the ball's hitting the upper mouth, causing it to drop mid-playfield

#5998 51 days ago

There's still a waitlist on the mods, but you're welcome to send me a PM if you'd like to be added.
Mod thread here : https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/elvira-3-interactive-casket-gargoyle-vuk-cover-medisinyl-mods

PM sent. Add me to the waitlist please. Mods look amazing!

#5999 51 days ago
Quoted from Muymanwell:

has anyone run in to the gargoyle mod causing eject issues? i just put mine on yesterday, and the ball's hitting the upper mouth, causing it to drop mid-playfield

I did have one other person (out of over 200 shipped) suggest an issue, then never heard back (no mention of hitting the mouth though). Otherwise, all has been positive.

Welcome to send me some photos to see if the issue can be identified.

#6000 51 days ago
Quoted from rockrand:

Speaking of mods,the tri color right lane arrow mod done by Robertstone is fantastic just kind a pain to source a tri color led board,easy of you can do basic soldiering,now I can see that arrow is lit when I need to shoot it!
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The way Robert did it, if you mess up soldering on the insert LED board, you could damage the board.

When I thought about doing this to my game, I decided to make a harness. The only soldering that needs to be done is the RGB board that replaces the flasher on the playfield.D53D76D9-7068-4D62-AC97-504B87A03B24 (resized).jpeg
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