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

By RobertWinter

3 years ago


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  • This is my frst Elvira machine 329 votes
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  • Also own Scared Stiff 98 votes
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#12052 14 days ago

Is anyone in need of a NIB topper or Art Blades for Elvira?

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#12053 14 days ago
Quoted from VisitorQ:

Is anyone in need of a NIB topper or Art Blades for Elvira?
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Shipping costs to Belgium will be too much I guess?

#12054 14 days ago

Looking for some advice on setup. Right now I don’t really like my Elvira because everything seems to drain too easy (bounces off slings, gargoyles, etc. all seem to get pulled like magnets to the outlanes or sdtm. Is this normal? I’m not a great pinball player, but this seems worse than any game I own and I hadn’t really seen anyone mentioning this so I thought maybe the setup on this one is really sensitive to pitch or something else...

#12055 14 days ago
Quoted from mstang01:

Looking for some advice on setup. Right now I don’t really like my Elvira because everything seems to drain too easy (bounces off slings, gargoyles, etc. all seem to get pulled like magnets to the outlanes or sdtm. Is this normal? I’m not a great pinball player, but this seems worse than any game I own and I hadn’t really seen anyone mentioning this so I thought maybe the setup on this one is really sensitive to pitch or something else...

You own Mando, it's 100x worse than ehoh for drains. I don't find ehoh to be a drain monster. The shots are far away and the ball can be controlled. Maybe adjust the sensitivity of your slings or lower the power.

#12056 14 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

You own Mando, it's 100x worse than ehoh for drains. I don't find ehoh to be a drain monster. The shots are far away and the ball can be controlled. Maybe adjust the sensitivity of your slings or lower the power.

I think that’s why it feels worse, with Mando the shots are so close it’s no surprise when they rocket back and drain. This feels like you are super unlucky with any bounce. I was guessing this wasn’t the common experience on here. I need to check my pitch, but I thought I was up around 6.8-7.0 which I thought would help with the outlanes a bit. Maybe I just need to learn how to nudge, it’s something I haven’t worked on yet…

#12057 14 days ago
Quoted from mstang01:

Looking for some advice on setup. Right now I don’t really like my Elvira because everything seems to drain too easy (bounces off slings, gargoyles, etc. all seem to get pulled like magnets to the outlanes or sdtm. Is this normal? I’m not a great pinball player, but this seems worse than any game I own and I hadn’t really seen anyone mentioning this so I thought maybe the setup on this one is really sensitive to pitch or something else...

It is your machine and you should set it to your liking.
You might consider lowering the slingshot coil power setting and/or moving the outline posts to their lowest position.
I find that making backhand shots whenever possible results in fewer balls bouncing back sdtm.
I love my EHOH and plan to keep it for a long time to come.

#12058 14 days ago
Quoted from mstang01:

I think that’s why it feels worse, with Mando the shots are so close it’s no surprise when they rocket back and drain. This feels like you are super unlucky with any bounce. I was guessing this wasn’t the common experience on here. I need to check my pitch, but I thought I was up around 6.8-7.0 which I thought would help with the outlanes a bit. Maybe I just need to learn how to nudge, it’s something I haven’t worked on yet…

I'm at 6.8

#12059 14 days ago

Same. With slings turned down just a bit. I get way more sdtm than side drains

#12060 14 days ago

That’s pretty challenging.
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#12061 14 days ago

Yeah, not sure how I had it set so high ( I was at 7.3). Brought it down to 6.8 and had my best game yet, and then a bunch of bad games, lol. It did seem to fix a lot of the outlane drains.

#12062 13 days ago
Quoted from mstang01:

Yeah, not sure how I had it set so high ( I was at 7.3). Brought it down to 6.8 and had my best game yet, and then a bunch of bad games, lol. It did seem to fix a lot of the outlane drains.

Familiarizing yourself with the rules can help too.

If you complete a dead head. You get a ball save from the right outlane. If you complete the hand of fate bank, you can get a ball save from left outlane.

There are plenty of options to make the game easier to if you would prefer. Such as decreasing the outlane size. Increase ball save time. Set it to 5 ball. Increase tilt warnings and debounce. Etc.

A lot of Elvira's come with the orbit a little off. If you do a full plunge, does the ball come to your left flipper or does it hit the left sling. If it hits the sling, you can adjust the rail so that it feeds better.

#12063 13 days ago
Quoted from zwartepanter:

Shipping costs to Belgium will be too much I guess?

I'm guessing you are going to be in that boat no matter where you get it but yeah, I'm sure it would be costly. The box is fairly big and heavy.

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#12064 13 days ago
Quoted from explosiveegg:

Familiarizing yourself with the rules can help too.
If you complete a dead head. You get a ball save from the right outlane. If you complete the hand of fate bank, you can get a ball save from left outlane.
There are plenty of options to make the game easier to if you would prefer. Such as decreasing the outlane size. Increase ball save time. Set it to 5 ball. Increase tilt warnings and debounce. Etc.
A lot of Elvira's come with the orbit a little off. If you do a full plunge, does the ball come to your left flipper or does it hit the left sling. If it hits the sling, you can adjust the rail so that it feeds better.

I do need to learn the rules, I had picked this one up at the same time I got IMDN and right before Beatles and I think they got all the love. I’m sure the rails etc. are adjusted, the guy I bought it from put over a billion GC on this and IMDN before he shipped them so the problem is more me . I haven’t tweaked the settings on any of my games yet but maybe I will. Rush is the only one I’ve even come close to a billion on though it’s also the one I play the most…

#12065 13 days ago
Quoted from docquest:

Does it look like this?
Some machines have this protective cap on there to keep out dust/dirt and wandering wires.
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Yes! thanks guys, all good

#12066 13 days ago

I wonder if we will hear a whisper about this game before the end of the year.......

I kinda doubt it.

Then again, I wonder if we'll hear anything about it until after the 1st runs of all Bond models are finished in March (probably not).
By then it should be time for the next Stern release.

I'm going to guess and say EHOH is now Q4 2023
It'll be part of next year's "last calls" when they get rid of IM, SW and DP.

#12067 13 days ago

My ball keeps getting stuck right behind the gate here. Thing is, it's not actually touching the gate itself. I thought it might be lean or pitch, but that's not it. What do I need to adjust?

Edit: there's a round hole in the playfield there like it's supposed to have an up post, but I don't see the back for one under the playfield....

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#12068 13 days ago

There seems to be some stiff wires hanging down in there...

#12069 12 days ago

I’m looking to get out of the owner’s club. Don’t get me wrong, it’s an excellent machine, but I only have enough money to own one or two pinball machines at a time. Here’s my add. https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/146493

#12070 12 days ago

Glad you changed your ad to trade for a Toy Story CE instead of LE. Toy Story is selling well below msrp right now and Ehoh well over msrp. And baywatch is a fun game.

#12071 12 days ago
Quoted from mbrave77:

Glad you changed your ad to trade for a Toy Story CE instead of LE. Toy Story is selling well below msrp right now and Ehoh well over msrp. And baywatch is a fun game.

Yeah I should have done my research. I feel kind of stupid now. A Baywatch machine with a nice color screen and Comet LEDs usually goes for $4000, plus my machine looks and plays like new. My Elvira machine I bought brand new, took it out of the box, put a shaker motor in it & new art blades, my family and I have played it (a little over 300 total game plays), and it has never been moved. It is in mint condition. I keep it covered when not playing it. I see that they’re going for $12,000 on the market right now. It’s a fun game. I got it March of last year and have been playing it ever since. I believe it was made in March of last year as well.

#12072 11 days ago

I went ahead and just put my Elvira machine for sale instead of trying to trade it for a Toy Story 4 CE. Someone said they will buy my Baywatch machine from me already. This is the way.
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/classifieds/ad/146599

#12073 10 days ago

Purchased this car off Amazon:

Department 56 Elvira Mistress of The Dark Village Accessories Macabre Mobile Figurine, 2.1 Inch, Multicolor:
amazon.com link »

Added it to the shooter lane. Fits perfectly and looks great in my opinion.

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#12074 9 days ago

Any talks on the next run of games?

#12075 9 days ago
Quoted from Pizza-Bob:

Any talks on the next run of games?

Feb 2023, according to Zach at FlipnOut from The Pinball Show #117:

Nov 2022 - Bond Pro (for locations only)
Nov 2022 - Star Wars Home Edition (original & comic art)
Nov 2022 - Jurassic Park Home Edition
Dec 2022 - Bond LE
Dec 2022 - TMNT Pros & Premium (finish earlier run)
Dec 2022 - LZ Premium (finish earlier run)

Jan 2023 - Bond Premium
Jan 2023 - Bond 60th
Jan 2023 - Bond Pro (home buyers)
Feb 2023 - Bond Premium
Feb 2023 - Elvira Premium
Feb 2023 - Godzilla Premium
Mar 2023 - New Cornerstone Reveal?????

#12076 9 days ago

Really love this game - I put the full Wizmods kit on it, and I think it really finishes off the artwork nicely - just makes it all continuous.

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#12077 9 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Feb 2023, according to Zach at FlipnOut from The Pinball Show #117:
Nov 2022 - Bond Pro (for locations only)
Nov 2022 - Star Wars Home Edition (original & comic art)
Nov 2022 - Jurassic Park Home Edition
Dec 2022 - Bond LE
Dec 2022 - TMNT Pros & Premium (finish earlier run)
Dec 2022 - LZ Premium (finish earlier run)
Jan 2023 - Bond Premium
Jan 2023 - Bond 60th
Jan 2023 - Bond Pro (home buyers)
Feb 2023 - Bond Premium
Feb 2023 - Elvira Premium
Feb 2023 - Godzilla Premium
Mar 2023 - New Cornerstone Reveal?????

Thanks

#12078 8 days ago
Quoted from PinMonk:

Feb 2023, according to Zach at FlipnOut from The Pinball Show #117:
Nov 2022 - Bond Pro (for locations only)
Nov 2022 - Star Wars Home Edition (original & comic art)
Nov 2022 - Jurassic Park Home Edition
Dec 2022 - Bond LE
Dec 2022 - TMNT Pros & Premium (finish earlier run)
Dec 2022 - LZ Premium (finish earlier run)
Jan 2023 - Bond Premium
Jan 2023 - Bond 60th
Jan 2023 - Bond Pro (home buyers)
Feb 2023 - Bond Premium
Feb 2023 - Elvira Premium
Feb 2023 - Godzilla Premium
Mar 2023 - New Cornerstone Reveal?????

Would love it if this ends up being accurate.

#12079 8 days ago
Quoted from Ceemunkey:

Really love this game - I put the full Wizmods kit on it, and I think it really finishes off the artwork nicely - just makes it all continuous. [quoted image]

Damn. It. I’ve been trying to pretend those don’t exist. That looks spectacular

#12080 8 days ago
Quoted from Ruenin:Would love it if this ends up being accurate.

Zac also mentioned it could be bumped easily too.......

#12081 8 days ago
Quoted from PinStalker:

Zac also mentioned it could be bumped easily too.......

He sounds like a weatherman.

Honestly... I don't think anyone really know except for the people at Stern and even that comes into question a bit. I'm sure they will let you know when it's on the line but until then, it's a guessing game surrounded by a lot of hype IMO.

#12082 8 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving.

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#12084 4 days ago

Just a heads up to Elvira fans that I've added a promo to the pinmonk.com store where I'm giving away one of the retail NECA Elvira Pinball swag boxes every week at random from the orders received starting 11/27/22. Four drawings, one every week from now until XMAS. Gives everyone another shot at laying hands on one of these hard-to-find swag boxes. And, international customers are not excluded.

#12085 3 days ago

has anyone had this happen to their screen? Kinda weird looking since the red is coming thru the black.

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#12086 3 days ago
Quoted from DVDA:

has anyone had this happen to their screen? Kinda weird looking since the red is coming thru the black.
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Whoa. I guess that's like a special effect to pull you into the theme more?!

#12088 3 days ago
Quoted from DVDA:

has anyone had this happen to their screen? Kinda weird looking since the red is coming thru the black.
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Looks the same as what I've been experiencing on my Godzilla recently. On mine I found it's the cable connecting the LCD to the board in the back box. When I wiggle and push on the connection in the back box the artifacting on the LCD clears up. I'd suggest taking the translite panel off, lifting up the LCD into viewing position, and wiggling/pushing on that connection to see if the LCD image clears up. It works to clear it on mine. Here's a picture of the connection I'm talking about.
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#12089 3 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Looks the same as what I've been experiencing on my Godzilla recently. On mine I found it's the cable connecting the LCD to the board in the back box. When I wiggle and push on the connection in the back box the artifacting on the LCD clears up. I'd suggest taking the translite panel off, lifting up the LCD into viewing position, and wiggling/pushing on that connection to see if the LCD image clears up. It works to clear it on mine. Here's a picture of the connection I'm talking about.
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nice, I will check on this when I get home from work and report back. Thank you

#12090 3 days ago

I have a deposit down on a game and wanted to get some mods while I was waiting. Where can I get the gonk house from and bone flipper topper ? Thanks

#12091 3 days ago
Quoted from Pizza-Bob:

I have a deposit down on a game and wanted to get some mods while I was waiting. Where can I get the gonk house from and bone flipper topper ? Thanks

I got a set of art blades that are still looking for a new home.

#12092 3 days ago

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#12093 3 days ago
Quoted from EaglePin:

Looks the same as what I've been experiencing on my Godzilla recently. On mine I found it's the cable connecting the LCD to the board in the back box. When I wiggle and push on the connection in the back box the artifacting on the LCD clears up. I'd suggest taking the translite panel off, lifting up the LCD into viewing position, and wiggling/pushing on that connection to see if the LCD image clears up. It works to clear it on mine. Here's a picture of the connection I'm talking about.
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That's definitely electrial distortion caused by a poor connection. This should fix it ^^^ Just be careful!

#12094 3 days ago
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#12095 2 days ago

Anybody ever sell the house? What’s your strategy? I pulled my left outlane post tonight trying to get the wheel figured out, it’s kind of fun without it there in a brutal way…….it’s the one objective for selling the house I’ve never achieved in a game naturally so trying a few things different in my last few days with this game.

#12096 2 days ago
Quoted from PinballHaven:

Anybody ever sell the house? What’s your strategy? I pulled my left outlane post tonight trying to get the wheel figured out, it’s kind of fun without it there in a brutal way…….it’s the one objective for selling the house I’ve never achieved

Huh? The wheel has nothing to do with selling the house.

Here are the objectives to light Wild Market Value (Sell the house):
a) Start DIRECTOR'S CUT.
b) Banish CLOWN deadhead (SUPER HEAD SHOT).
c) Start PHONE-A-FIEND multiball. (Just lighting it seems to work.)
d) Start GAPPA ANGRY.
e) Start GAR-GOILS GONE WILD.
f) Start ATTIC ATTACK multiball.
g) Start THEY CAME FROM SPACE.

What is it you're trying to figure out on the wheel?

I am happy to answer any questions you may have.

Cheap shameless plugs:

#12097 2 days ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

Huh? The wheel has nothing to do with selling the house.
Here are the objectives to light Wild Market Value (Sell the house):
a) Start DIRECTOR'S CUT.
b) Banish CLOWN deadhead (SUPER HEAD SHOT).
c) Start PHONE-A-FIEND multiball. (Just lighting it seems to work.)
d) Start GAPPA ANGRY.
e) Start GAR-GOILS GONE WILD.
f) Start ATTIC ATTACK multiball.
g) Start THEY CAME FROM SPACE.
What is it you're trying to figure out on the wheel?
I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
Cheap shameless plugs:

Thanks for the links, I will check them out. I was looking for a clearer path through the game as far as sequence of events / stacking goes and using the wheel awards to your best advantage. I’ve started with getting the crypt MB collected before starting a mode, and trying to be deliberate about which modes I get into early before any multi balls are ready.

#12098 2 days ago

I heard selling the house is the less impressive mode in the game, haven't got to it yet.

#12099 2 days ago
Quoted from PinballHaven:

Thanks for the links, I will check them out. I was looking for a clearer path through the game as far as sequence of events / stacking goes and using the wheel awards to your best advantage. I’ve started with getting the crypt MB collected before starting a mode, and trying to be deliberate about which modes I get into early before any multi balls are ready.

As far as collecting wheel awards, go for the multiball extensions first. Keep Ball Save for your last ball or if you drain in a particularly high-point mode.

As far as Garage Mulitballs, I shoot the garage whenever it is lit for a mode shot. If I'm near the end of a mode, I will hold off on starting the multiball. Unfortunately, the multiballs aren't high-scorers, so use them to complete longer haunts like Manos and The Manster.

I also try to start and complete high-scoring haunts early (with trailer bits & trash collects) as you collect the points again during Director's Cut in the same order you completed the haunts. That way if I screw up during DC, the most points are earlier in the mode.

Don't forget to collect junk. It can be helpful/valuable.

Just a few tips...

#12100 2 days ago
Quoted from VisitorQ:

I heard selling the house is the less impressive mode in the game, haven't got to it yet.

Unfortunately, there is not as much fanfare to go along with selling the house as there should be, but it can be worth a decent amount of points.

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