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Guardians of the Galaxy is here!


By pin2d

2 years ago



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#21 2 years ago

The playfield looks so barren

#154 2 years ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

That's gotta be Steve Ritchie!!!

Maybe his watch, definitely not his left hand.

#874 2 years ago

My wife is a huge fan of the Guardians of the Galaxy films. So much so that she wanted to get the LE before the reveal and she is not one to get excited about pins. Not so much after the reveal:

1. Groot is a supporting character that dies at the end of the first movie - yet he is featured huge on the playfield, LE/Prem back glass/cabinet, giant arms even on the prem/LE playfield. It seems like making a SW game focused around Chewbacca. Groot gets more attention on this game than Gene Simmons got on Kiss.

2. My wife is a huge Chris Pratt fan, and he plays the main character (Star lord / Peter Quinn). His likeness doesn't appear at all on the LE backglass (he is small and behind his Starlord mask). I thought at first maybe the license didn't allow his likeness but he is small on the playfield and on the cabinet art. His face appears on the prem and he is much more prominently on the pro trans light and cabinet art which she actually likes the best.

My wife doesn't care much about game play so now she is wanting the pro for the art while I make the argument for prem with swapping out the trans light with the pro version.

#1384 2 years ago
Quoted from packards34:

Why can't Stern reveal machines like JJP, day one you can watch hours of ball play. Seriously, who knows what the machine plays like, call out music etc. It's like buying a car and not knowing if theres a 4cyl or v8 engine in it. interested but not putting money down until I know 100% what is in the game... Seriously stern! No one knows anything about the game except groot spits out balls.

Yes, but in a few weeks GotG will be in buyer's homes... how long do you have to wait to actually receive your JJP game?

#1441 2 years ago
Quoted from pcprogrammer:

Looks similar for sure. In this photo the WWE looks more "shiny" and the GOTG looks a little more dull. We haven't got any really high res pics yet of GOTG so the armor could be identical.

gexchange posted some links to high res pics on dropbox earlier in the thread. The armor maybe the same color powder coat but that is where the similarity with WWE LE ends. Based on what is released so far I it appears to be a gold colored powder coat (like MMR LE) rather than gold plating.

#1519 2 years ago

I well known pinball podcaster just sent me evidence that these side rails were left over from an early prototype WWE LE machine:

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#1704 2 years ago

As an LE buyer on this title (I really didn't have a choice as my wife is really excited about this theme and wanted the LE because it is the only model that has baby Groot on the cabinet), I'm a bit disappointed the laser cut side rails aren't included. I know many complained that SW LE didn't include a shaker but it did include laser cut side rails. My feeling is LEs should include both but if Stern is only willing to include one I would prefer to be the laser cut side rails. If GotG LE buyers want the laser cut ones we basically have to buy side rails twice - once with the inflated cost of the LE and again with the after market laser cut rails. At least with the shaker motor we only had to buy it once and aftermarket versions were available at a discount.

#1708 2 years ago

That is only the the half of it. She prefers the Chris Pratt rendering on the pro trans light (he is small and wearing a mask on the LE version) so we are buying a pro trans light to put in it. I'm sure Stern loves us.

#1711 2 years ago
Quoted from PW79:

I'm just gonna buy a $0.50 baby Groot sticker @ a gumball machine & stick it somewhere on the Pro cabinet.

Are you married? If I could get away with that I would.

#1715 2 years ago
Quoted from Frax:

I'm married to quiddity ...and if she ever asks me to spend a few grand extra on a game just because of one tiny art difference....um.....it wouldn't be pretty. Thankfully, she wouldn't do that. 10 years and going strong.

13 years for us. We own 14 games and most of them my wife couldn't care one way or the other about. She is really excited about this one, so I want it to be just the way she wants it. If the cost was a big issue for us, I'm sure she wouldn't be asking for this.

#1741 2 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Just make sure that the LE doesn't ship with all three translites, like they did with Star Wars LE (probably a different deal since you're getting a real backglass with the LE, but probably worth asking so you don't end up with two Pro translites).

Yes SW LE came with all 3 trans lights. I actually asked my distributor and they aren't doing this with GotG LE. I was also appears it is a real back glass, so to display the pro trans light I will also need to get sheet of glass and the channels to hold the trans light.

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#2349 2 years ago
Quoted from jar155:

It makes a big difference. You can only see the Joker laughing in the same clip so many times...

That was a pretty annoying clip in BM66, fortunately it was fixed in the May code update.

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#3965 1 year ago
Quoted from frankmac:

Does anyone know when LEs will start to ship?

My distributor asked for payment in full on Friday Dec 8th and said in that email that he expected it to ship in 10 days which would take us to early next week.

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#4175 1 year ago
Quoted from Bitbuster:

The ball on my LE got stuck 3 times in the first 50 games beneath Rocket on my LE. Does anybody here have this problem as well?

Never gotten it stuck there on mine. Looked and my bar seems to be much higher than yours. I would contact your distributor and see what they suggest.

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