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Hobbit Update


By B9

6 years ago



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#5801 4 years ago
Quoted from JaredSP:

Now i know nobody knows when these will start shipping but lets just say it starts shipping next month. If i were to place an order today how long would you guys guess it would be before i received mine?

I purchased an LE from a distributor a couple weeks ago and was told "mid to late summer". Not sure how buying from distributors works, if when you buy you get put at the end of the line or if they sell you an early spot.

#5802 4 years ago

Well the Dutch threw in a rug when they sold each TBL pinball. Maybe JJP should give a towel with each Hobbit they sell, so they can wipe down the drool on the playfield glass. Looks like a couple of folks have their mouths wide open in the picture above, when they were watching the game play.

#5803 4 years ago

A few others in the picture, have their arms crossed. Looks like their brains are in overdrive, trying to figure out how they can get one of the Hobbits, into the house without the better half knowing.

#5804 4 years ago
Quoted from Rferullo:

Did Jack say that? I know it was supposed to be close to complete. If true then we should start seeing the first ship VERY VERY soon.

late June

#5805 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballSTAR:

Hobbit code updated ! New code, brand new built non-prototype game... I think we are going to swamped by the looks of things.

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That's me taking the video with the eagles hat!

#5806 4 years ago

When smaugs head is turned its all flat behind his head in the latest video. will this be sculpted out more?

#5807 4 years ago

Awesome Hobbit showing at Allentown. My wife lost it waiting for 30 minutes to play TBL behind someone who was playing for some ungodly amount of time, which caused me to get pissed off. Never did get to see it and that (The Hobbit) was the main reason I was even going. When did they finally get it working?

i did enjoy the scenery at the back of the show near the arcade games area in the booth right next to the brass and chromed up LOTR though. One small silver lining out of the show. Can anyone get a pic of them and post it so I can remember my one small happy moment? The one in the black skirt was a doll. Thanks ahead of time.

#5808 4 years ago

I couldn't get to play as Jack was doing something to it with the play field out, but I like it way better without the playfield overlay and the regular side art.

Hopefully I can play it tomorrow.

#5809 4 years ago

Looks like the ramps are still harder to make then they should be. How did those shots feel like when playing?

#5810 4 years ago

Jack looks a lot more relaxed in the video than I have seen him looking in a long time...good sign.

#5811 4 years ago

Those videos show a much faster looking game than I remember

#5812 4 years ago

The START button looks incredible!!!

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#5813 4 years ago

Is the dragon going to say anything else?

Teeth…

Claws…

Wings…

WIll get very repetitive really fast.

Quoted from TaTa:

The Hobbit: » YouTube video
Latest code

#5814 4 years ago

Thanks for a great video TaTa. Man this game is looking great!!!

#5815 4 years ago
Quoted from PACMAN:

Is the dragon going to say anything else?
Teeth…
Claws…
Wings…
WIll get very repetitive really fast.

Nope just those

#5816 4 years ago

So September then?

Seriously though. This is very disappointing. Even late June puts this at half a year late from the "contractual requirement".

#5817 4 years ago

Dammit, that bronze does look nice! I'm wavering on my gold pick, but that left side is horrendous IMO. The right side is just ok and the front is good. Eh, gold still wins out but the gap is closer. I wish I could see them in person.

#5818 4 years ago
Quoted from PinballRulez:

Google groups. If you have a JJP pin on order you can get access to the group.

Do you have a link for that? I found a WOZ owners' one with some Google searches, but no Hobbit one.

#5819 4 years ago
Quoted from B9:

Those videos show a much faster looking game than I remember

Game is setup at a "proper" playfield angle. More like you'd expect to see it setup than how it has been shown in the past. Rear leg levelers are up about an inch and a half.

#5820 4 years ago
Quoted from brocksbricks:

Do you have a link for that? I found a WOZ owners' one with some Google searches, but no Hobbit one.

The WOZ and TH are one in the same. It is a JJP owner group.

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#5821 4 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

So September then?
Seriously though. This is very disappointing. Even late June puts this at half a year late from the "contractual requirement".

Agreed. The game looks so awesome (apart from that big ass apron that I Will just have to learn to live with) but enough is enough. The movies will be as old as the damn book by the time it gets out the door.

Anyone with half a brain can see there has to be without a doubt some real serious issues happening Behind the scenes at JJ.

#5822 4 years ago
Quoted from txstargazer3:

The WOZ and TH are one in the same. It is a JJP owner group.

Thanks for the quick reply. I've submitted a request to join the group now. Pretty excited for my first pin ever. I've been lurking ever since I pre-ordered in December.

#5823 4 years ago
Quoted from brocksbricks:

Thanks for the quick reply. I've submitted a request to join the group now. Pretty excited for my first pin ever. I've been lurking ever since I pre-ordered in December.

Sweet! Welcome to the sickness

#5824 4 years ago
Quoted from RobT:

So September then?
Seriously though. This is very disappointing. Even late June puts this at half a year late from the "contractual requirement".

September 2015?

Be more specific

#5825 4 years ago
Quoted from Pimp77:

Dammit, that bronze does look nice! I'm wavering on my gold pick, but that left side is horrendous IMO. The right side is just ok and the front is good. Eh, gold still wins out but the gap is closer. I wish I could see them in person.

I've seen them both in person now. The gold looks like ass. Sell the gold. Get a bronze. Pocket the $500. Thank me later.

#5826 4 years ago

Put me down for an Ilvjr topper, too if they ever get made!

#5827 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I've seen them both in person now. The gold looks like ass. Sell the gold. Get a bronze. Pocket the $500. Thank me later.

I know you have been partial to the LE version...and me Smaug SE. BUT - I haven't seen either in person. Does gold really look that bad? (you know ... like ass)

#5828 4 years ago

Today was the first time I saw the bronze. I liked it better. My wife liked it better. It just has a wonderful dark feel to it that matches the rest of the game. The gold really looks like more of a mustard-y color. Not as bad as the MMR gold trim, but close.

Of course, the game was down today, so I'll have to see it in action.

Quick note about the decals: They had what appear to be rock-bottom decals on this machine. Hardly any sheen to them at all - a complete opposite from the overly shiny RadCals. There should be a happy medium or at least SOME shine to them since when I ordered the machine it was supposed to be (at that point) direct print with clearcoating.

#5829 4 years ago

I have seen both several times and the gold looks incredible

#5830 4 years ago
Quoted from TaTa:

Pinfest 2015
» YouTube video
Here's the first of many Hobbit videos.

This was me. Can't wait for mine!

#5831 4 years ago

Played it for the first time today at Pinfest. All I have to say is WOW. I love it. Beautiful game. Plays great. I CANT WAIT TO GET IT IN MY HOUSE.

#5832 4 years ago

Game looks stunning.

#5833 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

I've seen them both in person now. The gold looks like ass. Sell the gold. Get a bronze. Pocket the $500. Thank me later.

I'd rather have ass than scrotum on my pin, so gold it is! They're the same price for me anyways so no "pocketing of $500" either way. Can't go wrong either way in all honesty.

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#5834 4 years ago

Shot this 5 minute video Friday at Allentown. I had my video set to Ultra Hi-def, so kinda disappointed that the vid seems to only have 360p as the highest setting. Advice would be cool if I can fix that.

First time seeing the game in person. Wow. Pretty incredible.

#5835 4 years ago

New code definitely livened up the game looks amazing and when the code is finished its gonna be a top pin

#5836 4 years ago
Quoted from Pimp77:

I'd rather have ass than scrotum on my pin, so gold it is!

Nope. I'm definitely more of a scrotum-type guy.

Oh, wait...

#5837 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

Nope. I'm definitely more of a scrotum-type guy.
Oh, wait...

You a Bills fan...

#5838 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Shot this 5 minute video Friday at Allentown. I had my video set to Ultra Hi-def, so kinda disappointed that the vid seems to only have 360p as the highest setting. Advice would be cool if I can fix that.
First time seeing the game in person. Wow. Pretty incredible.
» YouTube video

For what it's worth, your video is not 360p - it would be pixelated as heck on full screen. Your video is 1080p, and very clear.

#5839 4 years ago

Game looks great -thanks for the video.
Anyone know if the slingshot plastic axe and sword are being replaced? I hate them and hope they are either improved, or can be removed.

#5840 4 years ago
Quoted from Eryeal:

For what it's worth, your video is not 360p - it would be pixelated as heck on full screen. Your video is 1080p, and very clear.

I was able to put it on 2160p and wow does the video look good

Thanks for posting Pinstym

#5841 4 years ago

Awesome video Pinstym. Thanks for posting. The game really looks great. I'm sure a lot more code to come as well. Great times for pinball, for sure.

#5842 4 years ago

Wow- what a difference from that first released video (last year ?)!

LCD looks AMAZING.
PF looks great.

I'm not in love with the sling toys- but -meh- not a deal breaker.
Smaug is still...disappointing... I WANT to love this game so anxious to play one once they start shipping.

This is going to make shelling out ~$8K for GOT very painful if Stern hasn't figured out how to elevate their backglass out of the 90's by then....

I doubt I could absorb much of whats happening on that display while playing (I usually can hardly even glance up to see my score ) but MAN is it gorgeous to look at!

ON location, I cant imagine anything else capturing as much attention!

#5843 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Shot this 5 minute video Friday at Allentown. I had my video set to Ultra Hi-def, so kinda disappointed that the vid seems to only have 360p as the highest setting. Advice would be cool if I can fix that.
First time seeing the game in person. Wow. Pretty incredible.

Video at 2160 (4k) looks incredible. Many thanks.

#5844 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Shot this 5 minute video Friday at Allentown. I had my video set to Ultra Hi-def, so kinda disappointed that the vid seems to only have 360p as the highest setting. Advice would be cool if I can fix that.
First time seeing the game in person. Wow. Pretty incredible.
» YouTube video

Epic vid quality, it can be set to 4k so don't be disappointed, cos we're not!!!

#5845 4 years ago

I'm starting to think I may need this game even though the theme is not my thing. It looks really good thusfar. I wonder if that bonus countdown of Cool stuff, some more, even more is just a pre-code fill in thing or will be permanent. It made me laugh.

#5846 4 years ago

The game in the recent video looks even better then the prototype I played a couple weeks ago at the Michigan Pinball Expo. Completed code, additional music / sound work, and the Gandalf sound-a-like call outs are going to make this game a hit. The game shown at Allentown looks like a complete 180 from what we saw at Expo last October.

#5847 4 years ago

I just played it again for the 5th time. It's FANTASTIC.

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#5850 4 years ago
Quoted from Pinstym:

Shot this 5 minute video Friday at Allentown. I had my video set to Ultra Hi-def

Thanks, best looking vid taken to date. Looked best on 720p on my laptop, very clean and crisp. Higher settings resulted in frequent tears and focusing on a constantly blinking insert looked like lots of tiny leds.

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