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Hobbit Update

By B9

6 years ago

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#84 6 years ago

Looks great!

#107 6 years ago

THIS looks awesome!

#109 6 years ago

You can tell from the drawings that just like WOZ, there is a TON going on at the top left and right of the playfield.

1 week later
#181 6 years ago

I was told by someone in the know that the have a completely different engineer who is doing the lighting on this pin vs who they used on WOZ. They now realize the "daisy chain" system was the wrong way and will be doing something better moving forward.

3 weeks later
#255 6 years ago

Can't wait for he next update. You just know the dragon is going to be wickedly awesome!

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#284 6 years ago

Great news indeed! When is TPF?

#375 6 years ago
Quoted from Part_3:

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I so wish I could see the top of this playfield!!

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#630 5 years ago

Ask him about the topper too! Smaug for the win !!!

3 months later
#1422 5 years ago
Quoted from Jamaster10:

Heres my update on Hobbit. I shot the whitewood last week. Bad Ass Game
And Don't even Ask, the answer is no on info!!! LOL
Chicago land JJP DIst

Greatest pin in the history of the universe? please say yes, please say yes....

#1439 5 years ago

Nice looking topper

1 month later
#1613 5 years ago

I actually think 3 of the 4 look good, and even though the last one doesn't look very good, still very excited about the pin!

#1627 5 years ago

great to hear your take on Smaug! Thanks for sharing!

1 week later
#1987 5 years ago

This thread is truly and embarrassment to this community. And I'm talking more about Craz4pin than the camel toe picture I missed.

1 month later
#2313 5 years ago

Jack is doing great things here. He's getting feedback, he's trying to improve the final product, I don't know how anyone can complain about the effort we are seeing with THLE.

#2542 5 years ago

Matt your changes look amazing! Thanks for what you are doing to improve the pin! Looks like this is going to be a KILLER game! Thanks Jack for listening to your customers!

3 weeks later
#3296 5 years ago

new pics from today, looking fantastic!!


#3455 5 years ago

Just watched a video of the most current showing and I think it looks great!

#3547 5 years ago
Quoted from pindome:

They sent me samples of the SE & LE

I don't suppose a picture of those posted on here would help that much for us on the fence or would it? Your thoughts between the 2 colors?

#3607 5 years ago

I absolutely love the trim on the SE. Those pictures and video sealed it for me, SE all the way. This is probably the most excited I've been with a pinball release since Wolverine LE (and I collected comics as I kid and was crazy stoked for X-Men)

#3650 5 years ago
Quoted from lllvjr:

Heres a little new years fun...This is some hobbit audio playing in the video..The game volume is set and the track just gets progressively louder.. enjoy...crank your speakers

My video from the link is WOZ?? Is it Hobbit audio loaded on the WOZ I take it?

#3653 5 years ago

Thank you, very cool!

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#4030 5 years ago

That really does look absolutely gorgeous. I'm talking TOM, TOTAN, CV gorgeous!

#4061 5 years ago

Jack if you are around could you fill us in on any details or new developments? Your fans are eager to know more

#4116 5 years ago

So Jack do you think the final version of the pin will look different, even significantly different than the latest photos just posted? And I'm glad you have the factory and the people in place

#4182 5 years ago

I was lucky to see a short video of Smaug talking at the end of a ball and it was awesome. I can't wait to see the final version

#4187 5 years ago


#4206 5 years ago

Matt if its not too late, I also agree maybe a tad more red, tad less gold for the Smaug addition. But i think we are all very impressed with your work!!

#4210 5 years ago
Quoted from mummite:

I think you can swap out what you want on your game if you request it. I think the red one looks better now

You sure about that? That would be great if it were the case but I've heard otherwise

#4228 5 years ago

I don't like it either, but i do understand it. They don't want to slow down the production lines. But its a shame it has to be this way. I'd literally wait to have my machine done towards the very end to get my choice and not have to spend an extra $200 which I could put somewhere else

#4263 5 years ago

For those that are worried about the game, ask yourself this. After the problems/issues/negativity Jack got from WOZ (some if not most of which we now know was due to suppliers and not directly his fault) do you think he's going to ship a game out the factory door that isn't very good? Doing so would seem to be murder for his company. He has all the incentive in the world to make this a killer game. He's been quoted tons of times saying WOZ will be the worst game they ever make. So I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt here and have a feeling this is going to be a KILLER game. I've vested in it so of course this is going to be my stance, but logically it does make sense that he wouldn't just say F it and put out a turd.

#4268 5 years ago

well I used to talk a little junk about WOZ because I thought the theme was so lame...and then I played a friend's Ruby Red WOZ and WOW. That game was gorgeous, and fun. Seemed like it has tons to do. But yes, Hobbit is about 100x better a theme IMO.

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#4557 5 years ago

Is this a new photo? on FB today...looks beautiful 11034283_636607153108102_988050575780289617_n.jpg

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#4669 5 years ago

Did you get to play the pin? How was it?

1 week later
#4870 5 years ago

worst thread ever...thanks to all the BS from a few posters.

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#5293 4 years ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

I just spotted this Hobbit video on YouTube from the MGC show Thanks to whomever posted it. Few things I noticed...
1) Popups are lit with white light from under the playfield. Nice touch!
2) Smaug's eyes appear to light up briefly during the multiball mode
3) Ring button graphic on the main LCD screen. Options said to light Thorin or Attempt backstab.
4) There's a new jackpot animation. Can't wait to hear the Gandalf callout for it later on.
5) Windlance ready insert is lit
6) New colored yellow bats with red rubber
Just keeps improving I really think Keith is swinging for the fences on this one, trying to top what he did on LOTR. I cannot wait for the full implementation of all the modes. You're going to really feel like you're Playing as Bilbo on a great adventure. And if there's a hidden wizard mode like Valinor Multiball, that's the icing on the cake for me.
ยป YouTube video

That did NOT look like a slow or boring pin to me! Probably most exciting video I've seen to date. Definitely encouraged!

#5516 4 years ago

I just want everyone to know I'm looking forward to getting my Smaug LE and my cat's breath smells like cat food.

1 month later
#6187 4 years ago

Jack if you are reading the forums, this would be a GREAT time to give people an update. Whether you think we will like the news (rolls out next month!) or hate the news (next year) I think you will make a lot of people happy by posting what we can expect. Thanks!

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#6363 4 years ago

Just saw this on FB

The Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show has begun!

Hobbit Code updates from 0.17-0.18
-More mode start fanfares
-Skill shot display effect
-Added Modes: The Bait, Thief in the Night, More Gollum speech, Beast up/down behavior fixed, Added lamps to beast Multiball, Spider and Orc forced down during kickback/autolaunch
-Social media page in attract QR codes for tweeting game scores in attract mode
-Many more sound effects added and volume tweaks

1 week later
#6531 4 years ago

SE for me. I don't like looking at any nutsack other than my own.

1 week later
#6655 4 years ago

Looks great!

#6724 4 years ago

unless Hobbits are suddenly driving cars I don't give a fudge!!!

2 months later
#8077 4 years ago

I lost my job last week and am giving serious thoughts to giving up my Smaug LE. Anyone interested in buying for $8k? Yes that's $500 more than what I got in at but I've also had this money tied up for so long and would like to get something back for it, plus in a real bind. I believe my number is #493.

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#8541 4 years ago

Lost my job a few weeks ago and thought I was going to cancel. Then made a really tough choice but decided to sell my wolverine LE so I could stay in for Smaug LE. Feel so happy that I think I have made the right choice!

#8705 4 years ago

JJP pins are better than HEPs, and a lot cheaper too.

#8708 4 years ago
Quoted from beelzeboob:

...says the guy who never got one.

Sorry but I had a HEP MM in my collection for many years.

#8720 4 years ago

So your work wasn't that relevant in 2006 yet you still charged THOUSANDS for your work back then. Interesting.

4 months later
#9247 4 years ago

JJP posted some Smaug cabinets on their FB page


3 months later
#9736 3 years ago

That is BY FAR the best video yet. And a lot of the sounds I'm hearing remind me of TOTAN (which is a good thing) I'm starting to actually get encouraged after weeks of being down from all the negativity on these boards...

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#9939 3 years ago

Just played a few quick games, definitely heard new call outs which was nice. Didn't get to 5 armies though

2 weeks later
#10022 3 years ago

Just finished a marathon best game to date. 7,943,000! Killed Smaug once, played every multiball and got to Into the Fire and Barell Escape a second time! This is such a fun game!!

#10025 3 years ago
Quoted from Vyzer2:

Great game! Sounds like you need to update to 1.90 so you can play botfa

I'm on 1.90, played Battle of 5 Armies too, then started all over and got to Into the Fire and Barrel Escape a 2nd time.

I didn't really look at my watch, but guessing a good hour.

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