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?
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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 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?
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.
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!
I will admit my enthusiasm has dropped quite a bit for this game. But I'm still in.
Quoted from ZMeny:
What to do when you receive your pinball machine and the packaging has damage
PLUS, installation of The Mod Couple Pinball’s Willy Wonka Mod Collection
More content for our valued pinball friends and customers. Enjoy!
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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