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Wonka is Coming !!! Who’s in?

By Beez

1 year ago

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#790 1 year ago
Quoted from RichieWrench:

Joe says that he is still taking bids up to 6 pm on Friday for CE #12...or he might cut off the bids at 3AM tonight.
Have to text Joe and ask him --

What is the provenance with number 12?


#871 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Aside from the fact that he is a typical Hollywood liberal DOPE?

Can we leave political attacks out of our pinball fun?

#1082 1 year ago
Quoted from jfesler:

Not in love with the CE. We’re looking at switching down to LE.

What don’t you like about the CE?

(I’m in on CE)

#1090 1 year ago
Quoted from jfesler:

The cabinet art is not special at all between LE and CE.
The red armor clashes with the game and cabinet.
The topper is nothing special.
I hate custom shooter rods and I’d actually replace the gobstopper handle.
That leaves me with a $3000 delta for pinblades and radcals

Gotcha. You should consider adding radcals to your LE order though. They are truly a huge improvement.

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#1253 1 year ago

I really think the art issue is overblown, bigtime.

You're all missing the point that you can now get into a full-fledged JJP experience for $7500 which is a lot cheaper than it used to be. Something has to give to differentiate it from the LE.

If you hate the art so much, go upscale to LE or CE, or just don't buy it at all! Whining about it is getting old.

#1270 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Well you and Zaph haven't been around very long.


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#1456 1 year ago
Quoted from drained:

Double all estimates at the least.. there might be one SE in someones home by mid June.

As a paragon of fiscal irresponsibility...I am considering getting an SE so I can get a first-run game, then selling it when the CEs finally ship.

Anyone else impatient and want their Oompa Loompa NOW, daddy?

#1531 1 year ago
Quoted from musketd:

Playing wonka just assured for me pirates is the much better game

I do love me some pirates.

#1589 1 year ago

It’s amazing how the game isn’t even out yet and Mod Couple comes out of the gate with these amazing upgrades!

By the time they are done with it, the game is going to match the Kaneda hype

#1596 1 year ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Easy there we don’t make miracles! Lol. But thanks we hope a few of our creations appeal to others.

Well you're definitely filling in some of the pictures I had in my head from his hype...chocolate river, Agustus in the tube, the edible mushrooms etc.

#1648 1 year ago

Does anyone know if Wonka will be at California Extreme?

I'm considering going and a chance to play it would bump the odds that I do.

#1684 1 year ago
Quoted from branlon8:

Spike games do not have fuses and there are sensitive electronics under the playfield. For me, these are significant quality deficits.

I dunno man, I have a Spike game I've never had to fix once in two years.

#1787 1 year ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

How can I hide the chat on my iphone? Its blocking my view.

Tap the screen and it's one of the overlay buttons - IIRC it looks kinda like a speech bubble with a line in it.

#1821 1 year ago

troz Your stream was the best I've ever seen.

I'm curious about the hardware you use for the various direct captures? Also, it sounded like you had direct feed audio without your mic catching any echo. Top notch.

#1824 1 year ago
Quoted from arcadem:

Sorry but things sound like the "sos" on pinside. I can't begin to count the number of posts that threatened or stated they cancelled their POTC order because of the chest lock and/or spinning disc changes. To be honest, I said the same thing until lucidity set in and I kept my order in place. So glad that I did because the game is amazing.

I actually -did- pull my POTC order over discgate - friend did also - and both of us are now very happy POTC owners. So yeah, that was a mistake.

I am not going to lie, I'm a little concerned about Wonka. I am already a little bored of the repetition I'm seeing on the streams and hope the game has enough depth and variety to interest me long term. Keeping my CE order though, because what else is worth buying right now NIB?

#1879 1 year ago
Quoted from wesman:

Oh I'm sure I am as well. I like a good mix of sound design/music and effects, complimented with dashes of animation. This is why I enjoy JJPOTC the way I do. I was watching IE Pinball's awesome stream last night, and I'm fine never seeing Gene have that hand against head smirk/smile, or the Gobstopper footage ever again. After three or four times, it ruins the imagery for me. Hence why I enjoy POTC so much. Just neat little vignette images sans actors and repetitious dialogue.
I also feel that boat song feels really intensely out of place, not so in the movie, but when there are so many layers of sound going on. I feel like the entire game has a schizophrenic sound package so far. It's too intense and jarring for me.
The two ramp shots look so amazing though....

Agreed on all of this. I’m concerned about the repetition on Wonka’s clips, music and modes.

I’m still in but I’m increasingly concerned that it’s going to disappoint compared to POTC.

#1900 1 year ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

I'm fairly confident we will NOT ever get Candyman in this game. The rights to that song are owned by M&M Mars, and no way Jack's gonna pay up for it.

I just wish it had more songs, unique ones NOT from the movie to mix things up. I feel like I've already heard that golden ticket song more than I ever want to hear in my life, and I've only watched a few Wonka streams.

Get David Thiel in there to produce some more theme-appropriate but unique songs!

#1902 1 year ago
Quoted from Pinballomatic:

David is working for Deeproot

Doh. His work on Pirates was so exceptional. It's absolute robbery he didn't get the TWIPY in my view.

#1908 1 year ago
Quoted from iceman44:

David, Keith and the layout Eric put together is why i'm patiently waiting for a POTCCE and "the parts to arrive", despite the QC issues.

You'll be glad you did, it really is an amazing game. Are CEs still available to be had? I still have CE envy...

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#2088 1 year ago

I will admit my enthusiasm has dropped quite a bit for this game. But I'm still in.

#2156 1 year ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Don't care how....I WANT IT NOW
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That looks really that a radcal?

#2164 1 year ago
Quoted from branlon8:

Great pic - it looks like the side rails are stainless steel and not black. Or is this just a protective foil ? - it looks like the tips are black.

Isn’t it painters tape on top of the black rails?

#2192 1 year ago
Quoted from CreepyTom:

The Oompa loompah multiball lightshow and music are phenomenal, those little leds add incredible effects. By far the best light show ever, they’ve topped WOZ.

Do you have streaming gear by chance?

#2199 1 year ago
Quoted from CreepyTom:

The music is fantastic, they didn’t get the rights to have the kids or the Oompa Loompas singing

Huh? I thought they sang when the pops hit?

#2209 1 year ago
Quoted from smalltownguy2:

Thank goodness there's people out there like you who actually like the POTC theme so I don't have to.

Theme has little to do with it.

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#2255 1 year ago
Quoted from ZMeny:

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Oh man I am so sorry for the damage! I feel sick watching this and hope the video has a happy ending.

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