Ill ask this (again) here since the other Hobbit update thread is not a real one apparently.
"Would like to know how long those back glasses set back delivery time frames."
Has there been any machines assembled besides the few prototypes?
Quoted from jgentry:
They could have everything built with fully playing games in lines waiting for the back glass replacements to arrive if that was the case.
Wonder what kind of parts they are waiting on that are unobtainable? I assume the play field layout and whatever populates it is all finalized.
When was Hobbit announced and pre order money started to be accepted, anyone remember?
It is slightly alarming, as in they didn't learn much from the first go around.....just saying....
I really thought there would be a few Hobbits trickling out since this past New Years.
Who knows, maybe they redeem themselves and can knock out 50+ a week once they start production.
Quoted from fatality83:
I will give you guys credit for having that much patience.
For the record Im not in anymore personally, I was nearly all paid up on Hobbit about a year ago, I set a deadline that if JJP wasn't showing any progress on producing Hobbit by end of June 2015 I would be out. After a few weeks of that thought process, I asked for a refund in ~mid-september~ 2014.
Glad I didn't go with my first instinct.
C'mon Jack! Get those Hobbits rolling out the door and nobody will care about any of this anymore!.... At least I won't.
Quoted from PinballRulez:
You guys are really king in magnifying text quotes and abandon the context. And that is exactly what I am going to do with this thread, abandon it. Thanks for that!
Way to post on the need to drain/abandon a thread, almost as bad as deciding to ignore a Pinsider.
Drain a thread or ignore another Pinballer, Just F'ing do it, don't post about it like a crying child.
Quoted from dgpinball:
I read Jack's comments about Jpop when they were first posted in the JJP forum, didn't agree with everything he said, but certainly didn't cause me any concern about The Hobbit or the future of JJP.
One thing I've learned since first sending getting on board with WOZ is that Jack can be his own worst enemy. especially when it comes to expressing himself in print, he just doesn't seem to know how to phrase things to avoid trouble. He would be a horrible politician, wouldn't last a second in that viper pit, and unfortunately, Pinside is not far removed from that, the slightest misstep is pounced on.
If what Jack said really bothers you so much that you won't buy a JJP product now or in the future, that is certainly your prerogative, but seems like a bit of an over-reaction to me.
I agree he can say whatever he wants, doesn't bother me. Just get those games rolling out!
In all seriousness, at this point do you pre-payers want small updates on minor changes to the Hobbit or do you just want it manufactured and shipped to your door?
I think you all know what I would want, get the game to me now. Assemble that badboy and let me play the crap out of it.
Quoted from PanzerFreak:
Calling people a "bitch" and now a "crying child"...wow. Seriously you come off at times as a bully in JJP threads and a nice guy in non JJP threads. You and several others come across as disliking anything JJP related. There are others that are far more rude and critical. These individuals will make a post acting like they are interested in a JJP game or news only to throw in a snarky comment at the end of it or in their next post. I don't understand it.
Take it to PM ya big P***y
I finally got to watch the last Hobbit movie last night, pretty decent...was hoping for a lot more Smaug though.
Love it when Oakenshield gets all crazy, reminded me of the JJP fanboys.
Quoted from jlm33:
Believe me, the fascination does not last.
I think this is the weakest of the 3.
We just grabbed it from RedBox, probably never watch it again. LOTR on the other hand, Ive watched all 3 of those multiple times. Probably the best Trilogy of all times. My apologies to StarWars and Doug Manley.
Quoted from Skyemont:
Late August to September for production. DAMN. I guess i won't get mine til 2016. HOLY SHIT....
So they are going to stop running WoZ and run some Hobbits, then switch back to WoZ again?
Some of you have been to their facility, can they run 2 titles on their production line at the same time?
Quoted from hillbilly:
They currently are not set up to do both in my opinion. I believe that JJP will need to increase production. Being in manufacturing for over 25 years, I would say this means adding shifts of production to meet demand. I don't believe they can support production of 800 WOZ games, 1600 TH pre-orders, and JJP 3rd game without doing so. Additionally, it is evident that JJP is out of the pre-order business with the launch of their 3rd pin. To me this means they either have enough capital or equity to manufacture games without using the pre-order cashflow. A good sign for JJP and all who believe the competition will be great for all us pinheads.
Yes, hire up some workers and get those lines cranking!!! Thats a lot of Hobbits to make!
1500 Hobbits (was that the LE run?) so 52 weeks of 2016 would be ~29~games a week, it would seem quite doable.
As a business owner myself, if I had that much work waiting and all those dollars to collect, I'd be hiring every able body I could.
How many line workers work currently? Anyone have an idea of a ballpark number?
So instead of folding like a house of cards, I punched you in the mouth (metaphorically, of course). And I’ll continue to swing for the fences [at you] whenever I see fit. You picked the wrong Pinsider to strong-arm because I have No Fear of poking around in the hornet’s nest at a “Pinside Immortal.”
LOL! This is the most pathetic shit Ive ever read on Pinside.
Edit-----I mean, it honestly made me laugh that there are actually people out there that think like this!
Quoted from RobT:
I agree, but at least I'm not stalking the Cap'n all over Pinside like he's doing to me:
Pretend captains like to stalk, they don't know any better.
Quoted from Pimp77:
If JJP releases anything on Lawlor's games the sharks will pounce and pronounce Hobbit dead as they have with the announcement of GoT. It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. I wouldn't release a single tidbit on Lawlor's game until it's ready to ship (like Stern does). Pre-orders are dead, so why reveal anything until then?
Why not show Lawlor stuff? Show that JJP is looking towards the future and will be around for awhile.
Who in their right mind would dump their Hobbit order to get on a wait list for JJP3 that might be another 2-3 years down the road.
Edit----Just go the Jpop route and show some art sketches That had people mesmerized for quite awhile, get the taste buds salivating.
Quoted from Pimp77:
Because it would be old news by the time it's released...kind of like Hobbit is.
Really, doesn't it feel like it's been out for a while already?
I don't know, if I were employed as a sales rep/spokesperson for JJP Id be trying to pump up as much enthusiasm for anything.
If JJP has nothing to show at Expo time, it would be a very dull showing for them......Would be sweet if they showed up with a truckload of Hobbits for some of the pre-order guys that are at Expo, now that would be fucking awesome!
Quoted from DaveH:
It would be even more awesome if Stern showed up at expo with Daenerys Targaryen and had a dragon from the show blow her clothes off with fire (it's ok, she's fireproof, but her clothes are not). If we are going to dream, really dream awesome!
Stern would just cut corners and ruin it hiring a cruddy body over.
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