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Hobbit Owners Thread


By Eryeal

3 years ago



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16 key posts have been marked in this topic

Post #14 First impressions by new owner. Posted by Eryeal (3 years ago)

Post #45 The source of the voice call-outs Posted by Troz (3 years ago)

Post #71 Detailed game review Posted by Vyzer2 (3 years ago)

Post #128 Cosmetic issues from factory and customer service response. Posted by RichieWrench (3 years ago)

Post #214 review with detail and good set of pictures. Posted by Pimp77 (3 years ago)

Post #402 Backglass LED diffuser (tones cold white to a more neutral amber color) Posted by PanzerFreak (3 years ago)

Post #714 Another BackBox light filter Posted by Damonator (3 years ago)

Post #769 Rulesheet Posted by tiesmasc (3 years ago)

Post #1064 Owner fixes and tweaks after 150 games. Posted by pinballinreno (3 years ago)

Post #1113 Noteworthy new owner issues and photos Posted by VolunteerPin (3 years ago)

Post #1358 JJP video on fix kit. Posted by tatapolus (3 years ago)

Post #1706 example of time marks order through delivery Posted by meSz (3 years ago)

Post #2007 Here's the code download link Posted by LTG (3 years ago)

Post #2220 How to install Hobbit Cliffy protectors Posted by mbelofsky (3 years ago)

Post #3613 Nice tip on locktite product for wood or metal screws. Posted by pinballinreno (2 years ago)


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#1687 3 years ago

Just got the call that mine is ready to ship. Hope to have it delivered sometime next week. Woot!

2 weeks later
#1852 3 years ago

My LE is scheduled to be delivered today. Hopefully it arrives safe and sound and I can start playing it tonight. Much excite.

#1867 3 years ago

My Hobbit as delivered today. Yay!!! I did notice that the box was caved in a little near the bottom on one side. The delivery guy from R&L was very helpful in helping me lay the machine down so I could open the bottom and check for any damage. The caved in part was the empty space below the head, so no damage. The glass was intact and the playfield looked like it was in proper position. Next step is getting it set up.

#1879 3 years ago

I managed to get it all set up with the help of my wife and four friends. I learned that if you are going to use the $30 handtruck that you bought at Menard's a year ago, you should make sure that the tires are filled before putting 350lbs on it. We managed to get it up onto my porch with the flat tires, but figured that we should fill the tires before trying to make it over the big step into my front door. Of course, one of the tires had the valve stem pushed in at a weird angle so I could not attach it to end of the pump hose. But we had five guys, so we figured that we could just carry it in the rest of the way, since it was going into my office 10 feet from the front door. Damn that thing is heavy. Ended up setting it on a rug and sliding it across the floor to my office. Set up was pretty painless after that, though my back hates me now. Maybe those pinball lifts are actually worth it.

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#1999 3 years ago
Quoted from WackyBrakke:

The Hobbit is awesome! Sadly mine has been down for 10 days The motherboard power supply stopped working, but happily the replacement shipped yesterday! I should be up and running this weekend

Yeah I've been in the same boat with a bad power supply. The replacement arrives today so I should be able to get it installed this evening. Hopefully that was the issue and I can start playing again. Fingers crossed.

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#3487 2 years ago

Last night I was going to finally fix an issue that I have had with my Hobbit since day one, which was that the Warg and Orc do not register hits from behind. I spoke with Victor at JJP a few weeks ago and he said that I need to pull the beast head forward while it is up and gently adjust the rear switch. I saw what I think is the switch, but I cannot see how to adjust it. Does anyone here know how to do this and could give me more detail on what exactly I need to do? A picture would be great. Thanks.

#3489 2 years ago

Awesome. Thanks a lot, LTG!

1 week later
#3499 2 years ago

New code is up!

1 year later
#6214 11 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

It’s here!![quoted image]

Sweet! Great to see more Hobbit's in WI.

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