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Guardians of the Galaxy owner's thread


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#3401 57 days ago
Quoted from jsm172:

I may be in the minority but the art blades make this game look really good. I also really like the lighted speaker grills and the lighted orb plastic

Are the lighted speaker grills interactive w the game or independent?

Quoted from Scribbles:

I think I will order one of these Subs from Monoprice and give it a try. Has anyone else used these?
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I like that price! The one I’ve heard a lot about is the Polk psw 110

#3402 57 days ago
Quoted from jsm172:

I may be in the minority but the art blades make this game look really good. I also really like the lighted speaker grills and the lighted orb plastic

I have some art blades from pinball life ready to install on mine. Once they're on, I assume they're permanent huh? I was expecting metal blades. Like mirrors, but with artwork. What I recieved was a very thick durable "sticker" for lack of a better term. So, I assume, once they're on, you can never go back to plain black sides?

#3403 57 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Are the lighted speaker grills interactive w the game or independent?

I like that price! The one I’ve heard a lot about is the Polk psw 110

Same here. Looks like the Polk from Amazon is about $20 more once I factor in tax/shipping from each seller. Hmmmm... the Polk is a 10" and more powerful... decisions...

#3404 57 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I have some art blades from pinball life ready to install on mine. Once they're on, I assume they're permanent huh? I was expecting metal blades. Like mirrors, but with artwork. What I recieved was a very thick durable "sticker" for lack of a better term. So, I assume, once they're on, you can never go back to plain black sides?

Someone may correct me since I’m a newb but I think they are removable. Use the wet method to install them. Look it up on YouTube

#3405 57 days ago

They are removable

#3406 57 days ago
Quoted from jim_:

Seconded, these screws are from all the orb plastics. My GoTG Pro came with them not tight and they were rolling all over the playfield before long. When you are in there make sure you tighten them all up.

You guys nailed it. This was the issue. I guess I was hitting that Orb too much.

#3407 57 days ago

I got my replacement part from stern for my orb drop target issue and it fixed the problem. All is working well now! Huge thanks to Zach at Flip N Out for contacting stern on my behalf and stern for getting me a part 2 days later!

#3408 57 days ago

These will be ready to ship next week. Only 10 left.

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#3409 57 days ago
Quoted from UrethraFranklin:

These will be ready to ship next week. Only 10 left.
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Those are really nice- price? And can you powder coat?

#3410 57 days ago

indeed, pm sent!

#3411 57 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Those are really nice- price? And can you powder coat?

So far I think 8 are left, I wrote all the people who first contacted me about these I need to wait to see what they say.

check my thread and I will put names on a list. There are only 20.

I do not powdercoat, I am going to paint mine, they will come in raw aluminum, you may do whateve you like with them. These will be $140 + shipping. Think that the Stern factory grill is $190 powdered black.

#3412 57 days ago

Just throwing it out there. If anyone is looking to get rid of their Pro I have a Flintstones I would be willing to trade towards it.

#3413 57 days ago
Quoted from bowtech:

Just throwing it out there. If anyone is looking to get rid of their Pro I have a Flintstones I would be willing to trade towards it.

Send me a PM if you feel like traveling

#3414 57 days ago

Ok I have a new strange behavior and haven't been able to find a way to adjust it. My orb drop target now has the opposite problem - it won't stay up lol. It's sporadic though. But when it happens it keeps firing over and over until the drop target finally stays up. Looking at it while I have it out of the machine it seems to work ok when I use my fingers to push the target up. The spring behind it pushes the tabs to catch on the mechanism and keep the target up. But if I do manual driver tests it fails to stay up every other time. I feel like I'm missing something I could adjust here.

#3415 56 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ordered the psw10 from amazon. I’ll look up shakers next.

Forgive my ignorance, but when you are adding a sub, does this install within the cabinet, or just sit on the floor externally?
If internal, how and where do you mount it?

#3416 56 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

Ok I have a new strange behavior and haven't been able to find a way to adjust it. My orb drop target now has the opposite problem - it won't stay up lol. It's sporadic though. But when it happens it keeps firing over and over until the drop target finally stays up. Looking at it while I have it out of the machine it seems to work ok when I use my fingers to push the target up. The spring behind it pushes the tabs to catch on the mechanism and keep the target up. But if I do manual driver tests it fails to stay up every other time. I feel like I'm missing something I could adjust here.

I think if you read through the link that waxx provided most of the common orb traget issues and fixes are in there. Off the top of my head I would see if the trigger plate nub is protruding too far out keeping the target from catching on the retaining ledge,,if this is good putting a credit card shim or similar behind the retaining ledge might be needed

#3417 56 days ago
Quoted from Bilbo1161:

Forgive my ignorance, but when you are adding a sub, does this install within the cabinet, or just sit on the floor externally?
If internal, how and where do you mount it?

It just sits on the floor under the pin. Easy install.

#3418 56 days ago
Quoted from pinballjj:

I think if you read through the link that waxx provided most of the common orb traget issues and fixes are in there. Off the top of my head I would see if the trigger plate nub is protruding too far out keeping the target from catching on the retaining ledge,,if this is good putting a credit card shim or similar behind the retaining ledge might be needed

Yep I need to shim behind the retaining ledge, but unfortunately the screws used for that retaining piece are super short so I need to find slightly longer screws and then I can shim it. Thanks for the tip!
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#3419 56 days ago

So I was installing a protector on the scoop, and dropped a screw under the small metal ramp in the shooter lane.
So I took off the screws and lifted the ramp, look what I found underneath!

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#3420 56 days ago
Quoted from DNO:

So I was installing a protector on the scoop, and dropped a screw under the small metal ramp in the shooter lane.
So I took off the screws and lifted the ramp, look what I found underneath!
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A known easter egg but I would find it really fun to have discover it as you did. I wish they made a clear plate option for that section of the shooter ramp for"adult only" machines

#3421 56 days ago

That’s a cool Easter egg!

#3422 56 days ago

Love this machine and am going to pick one up. Who has the best price and takes credit card?

#3423 56 days ago
Quoted from stevebighead:

Love this machine and am going to pick one up. Who has the best price and takes credit card?

I can’t say anything about price but Zach at Flip N Out takes credit card.

#3424 56 days ago
Quoted from stevebighead:

Love this machine and am going to pick one up. Who has the best price and takes credit card?

Automated/Pinballs.com is excellent.

#3425 55 days ago

Nitro pinball, Tommy is really good to deal with

#3426 53 days ago

I am about 90% set on picking up a Pro this weekend or changing my mind and going with a Hobbit. The seller is offering to put in titan rubbers for cheap. Assuming I went with the Guardians, what color would you pick?

#3427 53 days ago

I did purple everywhere except the slings which I did clear.

#3428 53 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I am about 90% set on picking up a Pro this weekend or changing my mind and going with a Hobbit. The seller is offering to put in titan rubbers for cheap. Assuming I went with the Guardians, what color would you pick?

Clear on everything except dark purple or dark blue on posts

#3429 53 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I am about 90% set on picking up a Pro this weekend or changing my mind and going with a Hobbit. The seller is offering to put in titan rubbers for cheap. Assuming I went with the Guardians, what color would you pick?

For me there would be no comparison. I think GotG is a better game than hobbit.

#3430 53 days ago

Anybody have photos of their Titan rubber conversions? I'm torn on colors.

#3431 53 days ago

I have clear and I really like them. I could post a photo later

#3432 53 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Anybody have photos of their Titan rubber conversions? I'm torn on colors.

I did light blue and it looks perfect to me. I'll take a photo tonight. GOTG is actually pretty easy to get to all the rubbers. I did my party zone and there were 30 year old screws that wouldn't budge. So I had to go to the store and get a whole baggie of new screws, eck.

#3433 53 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Anybody have photos of their Titan rubber conversions? I'm torn on colors.

post# 3067, post#3319

#3434 53 days ago

Anybody here upgrade from a pro to premium?
I'm considering it. Love how the pro shoots and plays. Is it worth it? Do the extra 2 magnets and RGB inserts add much? Do you like or dislike the groot hands?

Thanks
Nick "junky"

#3435 53 days ago

We like the extras on the premium. The RGB light show is well worth it. We like the groot arms too. They don’t get in the way of seeing shots on ours, not sure if that varies or something. The extra magnets make orb multiball pretty crazy, and the spinners are nice. I played a pro extensively on location, but bought a premium. Definitely glad I did.

#3436 53 days ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

Anybody here upgrade from a pro to premium?
I'm considering it. Love how the pro shoots and plays. Is it worth it? Do the extra 2 magnets and RGB inserts add much? Do you like or dislike the groot hands?
Thanks
Nick "junky"

Don't forget the spinner!

#3437 53 days ago

Sorry if this has been asked but I didn't see it. I've had a Pro for a couple weeks now and notice sometimes the ball hits the slings and they don't fire. Other times they come off normal. I don't think it's mechanical, i.e. switch related because the ball hits fairly hard when I notice it.

Is this normal for this machine?

#3438 53 days ago
Quoted from bbaker2824:

Sorry if this has been asked but I didn't see it. I've had a Pro for a couple weeks now and notice sometimes the ball hits the slings and they don't fire. Other times they come off normal. I don't think it's mechanical, i.e. switch related because the ball hits fairly hard when I notice it.
Is this normal for this machine?

I would check all four leaf switches in test mode with your finger and verify that they are all four working. Maybe one is not working and so when the ball hits that one it doesn't fire the coil.

Also, all pins with standard leaf switches in the slings can be adjusted so they are more sensitive or less sensitive. You can buy a leaf switch adjustment tool from pinball life and then bend the switch so that it's more sensitive to a lighter strike with the ball.

#3439 53 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I am about 90% set on picking up a Pro this weekend or changing my mind and going with a Hobbit. The seller is offering to put in titan rubbers for cheap. Assuming I went with the Guardians, what color would you pick?

I just ordered a complete set in dark blue. The titan purple is very light purple so I ruled that one out

#3440 53 days ago

Also, I posted a few days ago about this 8" sub from Monoprice. Looks like they're offering 20% off today only. I buckled and bought one. $67 shipped to my doorstep. I'll let everyone know how it performs.

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#3441 53 days ago
Quoted from imagamejunky:

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I would check all four leaf switches in test mode with your finger and verify that they are all four working. Maybe one is not working and so when the ball hits that one it doesn't fire the coil.

Thanks junky. I should have checked that first but it didn't seem like a switch issue. Sometimes it will bounce off 1 sling and hit the other and not fire either.

#3442 52 days ago

Anyone put a shaker on their guardians? Any feedback? Is it generic shakes with the hits or does it actually have some good game interaction?

#3443 52 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Anyone put a shaker on their guardians? Any feedback? Is it generic shakes with the hits or does it actually have some good game interaction?

I just installed one a few days ago. I have yet to get some real time in with it. There are settings in the game adjustments for how often the shaker activates. There is a setting for minimal, normal, and maximum. The max setting was too much for me. I put it on normal and it still seems to activate with every major shot. I have yet to try minimal because I have parts shipped out for powder coat and the game is non operational at the moment. Its wel worth the $99 in my opinion. Hope that helps

#3444 52 days ago

Is it just me or is this game a bit on the "moody" side. Of all my games, this game seems to have on and off days where you can't make any high scores, and other days where it lets me have crazy games.

#3445 52 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Anyone put a shaker on their guardians? Any feedback? Is it generic shakes with the hits or does it actually have some good game interaction?

Yes, I put a shaker in my Pro almost right away. First thing I had to do was set it to minimal. On the other settings the machine never stops moving.

It interacts with the game nicely. The first thing it does is it gives you a little rumble every time you hit a shot that counts toward the mode you're working for, it's good feedback. It does other cool interactions with light features, groot multiball, etc.

I recommend the shaker, I'd install it again.

#3446 52 days ago
Quoted from Pinj135:

Anyone put a shaker on their guardians? Any feedback? Is it generic shakes with the hits or does it actually have some good game interaction?

Since you are asking for opinions... I put a shaker, a 12" sub, and an exterior volume control on all of my games. I think those 3 things are a huge addition to pinball. A shaker adds a ton to this game. And a big subwoofer is just fantastic too

Edit.. AND even though it's expensive, the stern topper is great on GOTG. Color matching the modes, flashing, etc.

#3447 50 days ago

Hey guys, just joined the club got a NIB set up, running into a few issues going to see if they are easy fixes.

Orb drop target, it drops, shoot again hit the release orb, it pops back up and traps the ball, then it tries to drop to release, you can hear it fire, but it doesn’t drop. I’ve adjusted similar issues on older machines but this looks a little different under the play field.

Shooter rod, seems too low for the play field, it’s hitting the bottom of the ball and the ball jumps off the table and hits where the level hangs over. Play field is snug when you try to lay it back down.

And already fixed, guide rail was bent too far into orbit and was catching the ball between the rail and the wall. All good now though

Thanks I’m advance and super excited to play this thing

Chad

#3448 50 days ago
Quoted from crussell:

Hey guys, just joined the club got a NIB set up, running into a few issues going to see if they are easy fixes.
Orb drop target, it drops, shoot again hit the release orb, it pops back up and traps the ball, then it tries to drop to release, you can hear it fire, but it doesn’t drop. I’ve adjusted similar issues on older machines but this looks a little different under the play field.
Shooter rod, seems too low for the play field, it’s hitting the bottom of the ball and the ball jumps off the table and hits where the level hangs over. Play field is snug when you try to lay it back down.
And already fixed, guide rail was bent too far into orbit and was catching the ball between the rail and the wall. All good now though
Thanks I’m advance and super excited to play this thing
Chad

In my case I needed a new part for the orb. But there are multiple possible fixes shown here.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/guardians-of-the-galaxy-drop-target-problem#post-4625433

#3449 50 days ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

In my case I needed a new part for the orb. But there are multiple possible fixes shown here.
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/guardians-of-the-galaxy-drop-target-problem#post-4625433

Thanks, I guess I shouldn’t underestimate the amount of common errors in games and searched that one.
Orb shot feels like a ghetto fix, but it’s currently working. Will let my distributor know tomorrow either way.

Now just to figure out the plunge, hoping it will just kinda settle in.

#3450 49 days ago
Quoted from crussell:

Orb shot feels like a ghetto fix, but it’s currently working.

Looks like several of us had that problem. Mine did that out of the box. I didn't do anything to it yet but last time I played it worked perfect.

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