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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 (2 years ago)

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


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#6003 10 months ago
Quoted from MoPinball:

Has anybody tried to reposition the frame around the small screen on the Hobbit?
Mine is too low and too far left for me to see the whole screen from a players position. It appears to be held in place with double sided tape. Any ideas on how to remove the frame and secure it back in place?

I just recently did this as well. The frame wasn't centered properly. I just carefully pulled it off - removed all of the old tape and re-applied new double sided tape and stuck it back on again.

2 weeks later
#6098 9 months ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

I really want to like this game and am thinking about trading my AFM SE for one this summer. However, after finally getting some time on the game I am completely lost. Does anybody have a particular walkthrough or video they would recommend above the others that does a good job of explaining the pin? It seems like a really deep pin that would hold up well in a small lineup... but I gotta understand the rules.

I just did this trade, except it was my AFMLE for a Smaug plus cash - NO REGRETS! None.
I got bored of AFM fairly quickly. It’s just much of the same over and over again. I’ve had Hobbit for about a month and it’s a keeper. My wife, my kids - we all love it. I felt the same way you do now with regards to the rules but once you put some serious time on it you will realize it’s not nearly as complicated as it seems initially. I obviously wouldn’t hesitate to pull the trigger on that deal.

#6112 9 months ago

Just got to Barrel Escape for the first time - Amazing! Such a rush, I love it.

#6128 9 months ago

I haven’t had the issue at all yet. I wouldn’t worry about it.

1 week later
#6180 9 months ago

I love DI and plan to buy one someday. I wouldn’t trade my Hobbit for one though.

#6225 9 months ago
Quoted from netman63129:

I think that if I had all levelers flat on the floor that would probably be true but almost everyone raises the back. This is even recommended by JJP support for a faster game.

I have the back legs raised quite a fair bit on my game and consistently hit the 'F' target on a full plunge.

#6260 9 months ago
Quoted from f3honda4me:

My wife is twisting my arm and wants me to sell Hobbit to buy AFMrLE lol. But - I love my preciousssss.

Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

That is seriously insane. You will be selling AFM in weeks after owning a game like Hobbit

I traded my AFMLE for Hobbit + cash and it's the best pinball related decision I have ever made. AFM got boring fast - Hobbit is a keeper. Zero regrets.

#6277 9 months ago
Quoted from KLR2014:

Version 3.10 is up on the JJP site

Awesome! Thanks for the heads up.

#6332 9 months ago

Loving the subtle changes in the new code. Had a great (long) game last night - put up 4.2mil and got to Into the Fire a second time...no issues. I really like the lighting effects at the base of Smaug and how it changes depending on if you have mode or lock lit (I believe that's how it works) - Very cool. Glad the fire effects are back again too.

#6348 8 months ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

So I'm still on 2.99 code.... is there a huge difference between that and 3.10

I’m sure JJP wouldn’t bother spending the time to create these updates if they didn't feel it would be worthwhile. The difference isn’t ‘huge’ but 3.10 is better than 2.99. It’s a no-brainer.

6 months later
#7321 68 days ago

My mini LCD on the playfield is a bit dark, how can I adjust the brightness?

1 week later
#7366 60 days ago
Quoted from PinballCharlie:

No $hit?! This changes everything. I guess it's time I stop beating "The One Ring", LOL!

Haha, I was thinking the exact same thing!

#7370 59 days ago

Question. If you complete two modes before Into the Fire, which one gets counted towards the scoring on the wizard mode?

#7376 59 days ago
Quoted from psexton:

Take my money!

I showed a pic to a buddy of mine and he wants one too. Put me down for two.

#7435 54 days ago
Quoted from CLEllison:

Lift playfield, push beast mech up all the way and insert a rag, wadded up paper, dead animal..... what ever keeps the mech fully extended. Drop playfield. Remove clips, remove springs, remove mech lid. Lift playfield again, remove rag/wadded paper/dead animal, disconnect wiring harness, unscrew and remove mech.

Curious if we can just replace the beast entirely with the dead animal?

2 weeks later
#7510 39 days ago

Mine just arrived today - Looks great! Hopefully I have a chance to install it before Friday. I'll post my feedback.

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