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

By RobertWinter

2 years ago


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“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 314 votes
    65%
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 28 votes
    6%
  • Also own Scared Stiff 93 votes
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  • I own all three now! 47 votes
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#10551 4 months ago
Quoted from orangestorm87:

So what are the ways to get more than a 3 ball multiball going?

Gappa is 6 if you don't choke.

#10552 4 months ago

I re-watched the Elvira premiere on Dead Flip. In it they mention the game has video assets from 26 movies. I don't have pinball browser, but are most of the video assets in the code actually used in the game? I assume that many of these assets are for other things like 'Drive Me Crazy', house multiballs etc... That must have been a tonne of work for Lyman to do, especially how he split up the scenes during the haunts.

Rob

#10553 4 months ago
Quoted from orangestorm87:

So what are the ways to get more than a 3 ball multiball going?

House Party, Gappa, and They Came from Space are more than 3 (Gappa if you get enough locks before draining).

#10554 4 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

I re-watched the Elvira premiere on Dead Flip. In it they mention the game has video assets from 26 movies. I don't have pinball browser, but are most of the video assets in the code actually used in the game? I assume that many of these assets are for other things like 'Drive Me Crazy', house multiballs etc... That must have been a tonne of work for Lyman to do, especially how he split up the scenes during the haunts.

Rob

The Gappa Angry modes probably use a bunch of clips. I could see Scream Test and Pool Party using clips from a dozen or so movies themselves.

Definitely a time consumering effort for sure, that is lot of movies to trim down into the best clips.

#10555 4 months ago

There is a quick callout in the game, kind of hillbilly sounding and I don't know what it says. Does anyone know what I am talking about?

Rob

#10556 4 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

There is a quick callout in the game, kind of hillbilly sounding and I don't know what it says. Does anyone know what I am talking about?
Rob

Yep I think I know the one you’re talking about and I haven’t been able to figure out what it’s saying either. I think it sometimes happens at the end of Unhappy Hour or Drive Me Crazy.

#10557 4 months ago

Good afternoon, all, can anyone tell me what the height of the Elvira topper is. Thank You

#10558 4 months ago

Just snagged an EHOH topper from Marco! Showing out of stock now but might be worth checking other spots if they got some in. Already shipped as well within 15 minutes of my order.

#10559 4 months ago
Quoted from ShaffeTrain:

Just snagged an EHOH topper from Marco! Showing out of stock now but might be worth checking other spots if they got some in. Already shipped as well within 15 minutes of my order.

Same here. I was on a couple lists to be notified when they arrive, but happy to have finally snagged one from Marcos. I can let the obsession die now…

#10560 4 months ago

No worries, just saw a NIB for $2500 or best offer...dammit ( was going to order some stuff from Marco last night)...the wait continues

#10561 4 months ago
Quoted from paulbaptise:

I was on a couple lists to be notified when they arrive.....

Missed it as well. Any recommendations for additional lists to register on for future production? I'm on Marco - anywhere else? Thanks in advance.

#10562 4 months ago
Quoted from Goyomex:

Missed it as well. Any recommendations for additional lists to register on for future production? I'm on Marco - anywhere else? Thanks in advance.

I’m on a few distributor lists: Flippin out, kingpin games, classic game rooms etc. Just reach out and see if they are keeping a list and ask to be added.

#10563 4 months ago

Hopping you guys can find a topper. It's actually IMO one of the few toppers out there worth having.

#10564 4 months ago

Wow, I thought I paid a lot for my Elvira topper a year ago. Crazy how expensive they've become. It is an awesome topper and worth the $!

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#10565 4 months ago

Allegedly more of these are being made (per multiple distros)

#10566 4 months ago
Quoted from darkryder:

Wow, I thought I paid a lot for my Elvira topper a year ago. Crazy how expensive they've become. It is an awesome topper and worth the $![quoted image]

Some distributors have/had them today for normal price of $999.00.

#10567 4 months ago
Quoted from RebelGuitars:

Some distributors have/had them today for normal price of $999.00

Here is one:
https://littleshopofgames.com/shop/toppers/stern-toppers/elvira-house-of-horrors-topper-officially-licensed-stern-pinball-machine-product-502-7105-00/

Marshall should be getting more. Great shop to buy from.

#10569 4 months ago

I was able to get a topper from cointaker at normal price. Dunno if they have any more. Now for me to actually find the damn game....

#10570 4 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

I was able to get a topper from cointaker at normal price. Dunno if they have any more. Now for me to actually find the damn game....

Thanks for the tip, they got a few more in today and I was able to secure one.

#10571 4 months 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.

Can anyone share what was in this video in regard to having the right orbit shot return to the left flipper and not get hung up on the sling?

Having this issue now and seems the OG video has been removed

#10572 4 months ago
Quoted from ShaffeTrain:

Can anyone share what was in this video in regard to having the right orbit shot return to the left flipper and not get hung up on the sling?
Having this issue now and seems the OG video has been removed

Not sure if this is the video you’re referring to:

Probably gonna have to do the VUK fix next on mine since that has started acting up after only about 30 plays.

#10573 4 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

...Now for me to actually find the damn game....

Yessir, wouldn't that be great?

#10574 4 months ago

If anyone else is looking for a topper, you might want to call Cointaker and talk to Melissa. Like right now.

#10575 4 months ago

+1 -- called and was able to secure one. (Couldn't find it on their website--but maybe I missed it.)

#10576 4 months ago

Just talked with Melissa...they are all spoken for and gone She said she got torched with calls..lol.

#10577 4 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

I was able to get a topper from cointaker at normal price. Dunno if they have any more. Now for me to actually find the damn game....

Thanks for the tip….really appreciate it. Was able to secure one.

#10578 4 months ago
Quoted from ulmpharmd:

Just talked with Melissa...they are all spoken for and gone She said she got torched with calls..lol.

I hope the buyers are actually going to use them as opposed to flipping them. The only way to counteract that is don't buy from flippers.

Rob

#10579 4 months ago
Quoted from Rob_G:

The only way to counteract that is don't buy from flippers.

It's all about supply and demand. If demand is higher than supply, there will always be flippers and there will always be people willing to pay more to get one.

The better way to reduce the amount of flipping is for Stern to just make more to meet the obvious demand.

#10580 4 months ago
Quoted from Jj557:

Thanks for the tip….really appreciate it. Was able to secure one.

I also just ordered the Elvira Topper from Melissa at Cointaker. Very excited.

#10581 4 months ago

Does stern ever make more side armor? Been trying to pick that up as well.

#10582 4 months ago
Quoted from Jj557:

Does stern ever make more side armor? Been trying to pick that up as well.

Supposed to be a new wave of the side armor sometime between now and March.

#10583 4 months ago
Quoted from docquest:

Gappa is 6 if you don't choke.

I feel attacked by this.

#10584 4 months ago

I am having issues with the crypt. It seems to be out of phase and is always “searching” for the correct position.

Then it often gets stuck between positions (see the photos). I don’t think it has anything to do with the optics, and I don’t see anything that is obviously loose.

Any ideas?

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#10585 4 months ago
Quoted from BlueRiverLore:

I also just ordered the Elvira Topper from Melissa at Cointaker. Very excited.

Well im glad I was able to help some folks! No someone find me a reasonably priced premium to go with my new topper!

#10586 4 months ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

Well im glad I was able to help some folks! No someone find me a reasonably priced premium to go with my new topper!

I bought and sold my topper before I finally got my game!

#10587 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

I am having issues with the crypt. It seems to be out of phase and is always “searching” for the correct position.
Then it often gets stuck between positions (see the photos). I don’t think it has anything to do with the optics, and I don’t see anything that is obviously loose.
Any ideas?[quoted image][quoted image]

If optos are fine, you can try to change the position of the moving crypt part up or a little bit down by this nut.

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#10588 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

I am having issues with the crypt. It seems to be out of phase and is always “searching” for the correct position.
Then it often gets stuck between positions (see the photos). I don’t think it has anything to do with the optics, and I don’t see anything that is obviously loose.
Any ideas?[quoted image][quoted image]

I have had this happen on occasion. If you'll go into the crypt test and cycle through all three stops, it will probably sort itself out. Since this has worked for me, I've never looked for a cause.

#10589 4 months ago

Thanks everyone - was able to pick up the topper, shooter rod and game blades.

#10590 4 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

I have had this happen on occasion. If you'll go into the crypt test and cycle through all three stops, it will probably sort itself out. Since this has worked for me, I've never looked for a cause.

Yeah, I'll try that. Was your doing it over a period of time? Mine hasn't worked correctly in like a month.

Thanks!

#10591 4 months ago
Quoted from Gnassel:

If optos are fine, you can try to change the position of the moving crypt part up or a little bit down by this nut. [quoted image]

Thanks! I'll chck that next

#10592 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

I am having issues with the crypt. It seems to be out of phase and is always “searching” for the correct position.
Then it often gets stuck between positions (see the photos). I don’t think it has anything to do with the optics, and I don’t see anything that is obviously loose.
Any ideas?[quoted image][quoted image]

Hi, had the same problem just last week. Had the game for about 9 months or so. I figured I had to start taking the crypt apart. I just took the top roof off looked down and by hand moved the skull back and forth. I then picked up the playfield and reviewed the bottom of the mechanism. I then went into diagnostic mode and went through the 3 positions. Closed it up and it ran fine. I think it might have been just dirt or something in the way of the optos and by working the mechanism, running through the diagnostics (which by the way moved the mechanism to the correct positions) it corrected itself. I would work the skull and then do the diagnostic and see if it helps you. Hope this helps, JJG

#10593 4 months ago
Quoted from JJG8591:

Hi, had the same problem just last week. Had the game for about 9 months or so. I figured I had to start taking the crypt apart. I just took the top roof off looked down and by hand moved the skull back and forth. I then picked up the playfield and reviewed the bottom of the mechanism. I then went into diagnostic mode and went through the 3 positions. Closed it up and it ran fine. I think it might have been just dirt or something in the way of the optos and by working the mechanism, running through the diagnostics (which by the way moved the mechanism to the correct positions) it corrected itself. I would work the skull and then do the diagnostic and see if it helps you. Hope this helps, JJG

LOL... that is the exact same thing I did - except I wasn't smart enough to run the diagnotic!

I ran the diagnostic and now it runs perfect! Thanks everyone for the help!

#10594 4 months ago

Not only did I snag a topper from Cointaker this morning, I just got the text and FedEx already has the bastard and will deliver it this weekend. That's some service, buddy.

#10595 4 months ago

What was the Cointaker price for the topper? Just curious, as I bought one from a retailer last year for well over $999 or whatever the recommended price tag. It was during the early run when they seemed to be going up and up, with some listed for $2k+.

#10596 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

What was the Cointaker price for the topper? Just curious, as I bought one from a retailer last year for well over $999 or whatever the recommended price tag. It was during the early run when they seemed to be going up and up, with some listed for $2k+.

999.00 plus 29.95 for shipping

#10597 4 months ago
Quoted from TonyVrd:

999.00 plus 29.95 for shipping

Nice, glad a few more people were able to add one. I’m sure they will make more. It’s a well-made topper.

#10598 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

Yeah, I'll try that. Was your doing it over a period of time? Mine hasn't worked correctly in like a month.
Thanks!

It has done it from time-to-time. If it happens during a game, I just lock a ball and cycle it and it goes back to working. It just happened again last night, but it had been a long while before that.

#10599 4 months ago
Quoted from NC_Pin:

I am having issues with the crypt. It seems to be out of phase and is always “searching” for the correct position.
Then it often gets stuck between positions (see the photos). I don’t think it has anything to do with the optics, and I don’t see anything that is obviously loose.
Any ideas?[quoted image][quoted image]

Mine did the exact same thing. Replaced the opto board and good to go

Tried everything else first but just saw you got it fixed

#10600 4 months ago

Trying to join the club. Just put in a deposit for December 2022 (crossing fingers).

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